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Dear Abby 7/25

DEAR ABBY: My half-brother, "Jace," and I had a complicated childhood. My father had an explosive temper and a disdain for children in general. He was abusive, and our mentally ill mother was absent during his rages.

August 08, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Police Report - July 25

(Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.)

August 08, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


South Texas begins cleanup after Hurricane Dolly

HARLINGEN, Texas - Residents across south Texas slogged through knee-deep muddy waters, tiptoed around downed power lines and dug through debris Thursday, but were thankful that Hurricane Dolly didn't pack the wallop they had feared.

August 08, 2008 | By ELIZABETH WHITE Associated Press Writer | National


Atlanta composer delivers ‘Dead Symphony’

BALTIMORE - When the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra warms up a week from Friday, the musicians will be clad in their usual summer attire: White dinner jackets and bow ties for the men, white tops and black skirts or slacks for the women.

August 08, 2008 | By BEN NUCKOLS Associated Press Writer | National


Ecuador’s draft charter favors leftist president

MONTECRISTI, Ecuador - A proposed new constitution grants Ecuador's leftist President Rafael Correa broad powers including the ability to dissolve Congress and set monetary policy, and would let him stay in office through 2017.

August 08, 2008 | By GONZALO SOLANO Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Concerns in Europe despite Obama’s warm welcome

BERLIN - The warm welcome that washed over Barack Obama during his Berlin appearance Thursday made it abundantly clear that Europeans have a strong desire to heal the trans-Atlantic rift and the Democratic president candidate is a good choice for the job.

August 08, 2008 | By MATT MOORE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Grizzly bear attacks woman in Alaska near lodge

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A 21-year-old woman working at an Alaskan lodge for the summer was attacked by a grizzly bear about 25 yards outside a building.

August 08, 2008 | By MARK THIESSEN Associated Press Writer | National


Ark. man accused in 4 boat deaths pleads guilty

MIAMI - One of two men accused of killing four people aboard a fishing charter last year pleaded guilty Thursday in exchange for an agreement that prosecutors will not seek the death penalty.

August 08, 2008 | By KELLI KENNEDY Associated Press Writer | National


Feds to release report on Utah mine disaster

PRICE, Utah - Federal regulators giving a report on what went wrong at a deadly Utah mine cave-in last summer said they expected a critique of their own performance by another agency.

August 08, 2008 | By JENNIFER DOBNER Associated Press Writer | National


White House reverses experts on Yellowstone policy

WASHINGTON - The National Park Service wanted to close a section of Yellowstone Park in the wintertime because of the risk of avalanche. No way, protested businesses in Cody, Wyo., that wanted to promote more tourism.

August 08, 2008 | By JIM DRINKARD Associated Press Writer | Washington


Former Argentine army chief sentenced to life in ’dirty war’ trial

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - A court sentenced one of Argentina's most feared former military leaders to life in prison on Thursday for the 1977 kidnapping, torture and killing of four leftist activists.

August 08, 2008 | By NICHOLAS KUSNETZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


All types of mortgages see rate increases

WASHINGTON - Mortgage rates shot up this week with 30-year mortgages climbing to the highest level in nearly a year, reflecting concerns in financial markets about the troubles at corporate giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

August 08, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


Bridge 7/25

Actress Candice Bergen said, "I used to believe that marriage would diminish me, reduce my options, that you had to be someone less to live with someone else. When, of course, you have to be someone more."

August 08, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 7/25

If you are bored or disenchanted with your lifestyle, the year ahead will be the perfect time to make productive changes. But unless you do, don't expect anything to change. Life will be what you make of it -- all by yourself.

August 08, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


House committee probes medically unfit truckers

WASHINGTON - It's so easy to fabricate the medical certificates required to operate commercial trucks on the nation's highways that there's almost no incentive for truckers to obtain a legitimate document, according to a congressional study.

August 08, 2008 | By JOAN LOWY Associated Press Writer | Washington


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