DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - When the police got a tip that Bonner Elementary was being hit for the second time in a week, they rushed three squad cars to the school. As they were cordoning off the grounds, the burglars emerged - dashing out a front door and across a field.
Mr. and Mrs. Terry and Sheryl Jones of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Kathryn Elizabeth of Statesboro, to Dr. Christopher Ryan Thompson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert and Wendi Cooper and Mr. Steven Thompson, all of Macon.
WILLITS, Calif. - Voters here took the state's official permissiveness on marijuana to new heights in 2000, allowing residents to grow up to 25 pot plants for medical, recreational or personal use.
Dr. Claire Gibbons Smith and Stefan Christopher Reddick were united in marriage on October 20, 2007, in Dallas, Texas, at Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church. Dr. Blair R. Monie officiated.
Anna Brett Sparks became the bride of Christopher Blane Daniel during a 3 p.m. ceremony held on Saturday, May 24, 2008, at the St. John's United Methodist Church in Aiken, S.C. The Rev. George K. Howle officiated.
Comedian and actor Joe E. Lewis said, "I've been on such a losing streak that if I had been around, I would have taken General Custer and given points."
BOSTON - A fire destroyed a landmark seafood business on the waterfront early Friday, snarling rush hour traffic and raising fears the building would collapse into the harbor. There were no reports of injuries.
CHICAGO - The CEOs of United Airlines and US Airways formally shelved their effort to create the world's largest airline, backing away from a deal that could have shored up their finances but also would have resulted in fewer routes and higher ticket prices for consumers.
DARDENNE PRAIRIE, Mo. - When Tina Meier's 13-year-old daughter committed suicide after being bullied on the Internet, her grief was so encompassing she felt at times she couldn't breathe. She had trouble being around loved ones who reminded her of her child. Even today, recollections of those first holidays after Megan's death are foggy at best.
DEAR ABBY: Please answer a question that has me perplexed. Why do people collect autographs?
It can be a manufacturing plant, a spice grinder or a place where rumors get started. But did you know a ''mill'' can also be one-tenth of a cent - a unit of currency that showed up on state-issued tokens in the 1930s?
DEAR DR. GOTT: Are generic prescription drugs from India safe to use?
NEW YORK - A construction crane collapsed Friday on New York's Upper East Side, smashing into a 23-story apartment building as it fell to the ground, killing one construction worker and seriously injuring two others.
SAN ANGELO, Texas - Now, the waiting begins. A Texas Supreme Court ruling paves the way for members of a polygamist sect to get their children out of foster care, but it remains unclear when that might happen or what kind of restrictions might be imposed.
In the year ahead, there is an excellent possibility that you could form a dynamic friendship that will have a big influence in your life. This person will bring out the best in you and take you to places you've never been.
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