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Josef Fritzl: a shrewd liar and an obsessive tyrant

AMSTETTEN, Austria - Casual acquaintances knew Josef Fritzl as a jovial fellow who liked to drink beer and enjoyed a bawdy joke.

May 17, 2008 | By BRADLEY S. KLAPPER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bridge 5/3

Mark Twain said, "Civilization is a limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities."

May 17, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


$38M deal reached for Minn. bridge collapse victims

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota lawmakers reached agreement on a $38 million compensation package for victims of a deadly bridge collapse, culminating months of work to provide relief beyond the state's legal liability.

May 17, 2008 | By MARTIGA LOHN Associated Press Writer | National


Judge throws out videos as evidence in Fla. explosives trial

TAMPA, Fla. - An Egyptian college student facing federal explosives charges won a victory Friday when a judge threw out some videos considered by prosecutors to be key evidence in his trial next week.

May 17, 2008 | By MITCH STACY Associated Press Writer | National


Microsoft ups Yahoo offer above $31 in bid for friendly deal

SAN FRANCISCO - Microsoft Corp. finally dangled a higher takeover bid in front of Yahoo Inc. Friday, hoping to reach a friendly deal after weeks of saber rattling.

May 17, 2008 | By MICHAEL LIEDTKE Associated Press Writer | National


Ask Dr. Gott 5/3

DEAR DR. GOTT: You recently wrote a column about a gentleman who was taking 16 medications. My husband, who is 82, is taking 19.

May 17, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Retailers offer specials to entice shoppers to spend rebates

NEW YORK - Retailers from Safeway to RadioShack Corp. are offering special discounts to lure consumers in and persuade them to spend some or all of their economic stimulus checks, the first wave of which were deposited into bank accounts this past week.

May 17, 2008 | By LAUREN SHEPHERD AP Business Writer | National


Twisters tear up parts of 4 states; 7 die in Arkansas

DAMASCUS, Ark. - Violent storms rolling across the nation's midsection unleashed tornadoes, high winds and hail in four states and killed seven people in Arkansas on Friday, including a teenager who died when a tree fell into her bedroom as she slept.

May 17, 2008 | By JON GAMBRELL Associated Press Writer | National


Police Report - May 3

(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.)

May 17, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Dear Abby 5/3

DEAR ABBY: I fell in love with "Wade" the night I met him. We almost got married, but he couldn't get past my fear of driving. As a child, I witnessed an accident. It was horrific and left me emotionally scarred. If I try to drive in traffic I freeze up and get flashbacks. I have tried for years to put this behind me.

May 17, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Astrograph 5/3

In the year ahead, make the most of all your opportunities of which you will have many, because, if you handle things well, it should be a fun time socially and a successful period materially.

May 17, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Police Report - May 2

(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.)

May 17, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Local woman dies in single-vehicle crash

A woman died Tuesday after a single-vehicle crash Monday during which her car overturned into a pond on Burkhalter Road near Eagle Tours, according to Georgia State Patrol reports.

May 16, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Local


Zimbabwe government tally shows presidential runoff needed

HARARE, Zimbabwe - A runoff will be necessary to decide Zimbabwe's presidential election, a Cabinet minister said Thursday, citing the government's own election results.

May 16, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Gates calls bad barracks conditions at Fort Bragg appalling

FORT BLISS, Texas - Defense Secretary Robert Gates, after watching a YouTube video showing poor barracks conditions at the Army's Fort Bragg in North Carolina, said Thursday that what he saw was ''appalling'' and that all commanders must ensure that their troops have decent living quarters.

May 16, 2008 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


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Bernard's Jewelers has what you need for Valentine's Day

Bernard's Jewelers owners Pamela Anderson, Polly Reed Schuman and Pamela Reed have just returned from market and packed every inch of their beautiful little ...

February 12, 2015 | | Locally Owned


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

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