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Dear Abby 6/20

DEAR ABBY: I recently entertained a childhood friend as a houseguest. It was our first visit in many years. After she left, I noticed several treasured heirlooms were missing - a hand-blown glass horse sculpture and a bowl from a prominent glass company in Italy. I had hand-carried those pieces home from Italy as gifts for my parents, who have since died. They were the only things that I had from my parents, and they are irreplaceable.

July 05, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Police Report - June 21

(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.)

July 05, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Rain promotes ‘head scab’ outbreak in Kansas wheat

WICHITA, Kan. - Untimely rainfall has led to an epidemic of a toxic fungal disease in some fields of winter wheat, reducing yields and quality just as harvest gets under way in the nation's breadbasket, industry experts say.

July 04, 2008 | By ROXANA HEGEMAN Associated Press Writer | National


2 missing women rescued from Alaska national park

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Two women missing in Denali National Park were found Wednesday and reunited with worried family members, six days after heading off on what they thought would be an overnight hike.

July 04, 2008 | By DAN JOLING Associated Press Writer | National


Shell shuts down Nigerian oil field after attack

LAGOS, Nigeria - Royal Dutch Shell said it shut down production from an offshore oil field that produces about 200,000 barrels per day after the most powerful militant group in Nigeria launched an attack on an installation there Thursday.

July 04, 2008 | By EDWARD HARRIS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraq nears first major oil service deals

BAGHDAD - Iraq is close to signing oil service deals with several major Western oil companies in an effort to boost its output capacity, the country's oil ministry said Thursday - the first major Iraqi contracts with big Western companies since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion.

July 04, 2008 | By SINAN SALAHEDDIN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Zimbabwe opposition reports 4 activists killed

HARARE, Zimbabwe - Four opposition party activists were killed and three homes firebombed near the capital as militants linked to the ruling party and army continued a campaign of intimidation ahead of a runoff election, the opposition said Thursday.

July 04, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bridge 6/20

Dan Rather said, "Americans will put up with anything as long as it doesn't block traffic."

July 04, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 6/20

There is a strong possibility that you will form several new associations with people with whom you share much in common, both personally and professionally. These beneficial unions will produce unique rewards for all involved.

July 04, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 6/20

DEAR DR. GOTT: I never fail to read your column in my newspaper for your good advice, although your column about niacin being an excellent choice for a nonprescription treatment for cholesterol was rather confusing to me.

July 04, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Small towns suffer big losses as rivers rise

OAKVILLE, Iowa - Neighbors helped neighbors push back the floodwaters seething toward tiny towns along the Mississippi River Tuesday as President Bush began his first tour of the damage.

July 04, 2008 | By ALLEN G. BREED AP National Writer | National


Court limits employer access to worker messages

SAN FRANCISCO - A federal appeals court has made it more difficult for employers to snoop legally on e-mails and text messages their workers send from company accounts.

July 04, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Charges at Bear Stearns linked to subprime debacle

NEW YORK - Two former Bear Stearns managers were arrested Thursday on securities fraud and other charges linked to the collapse of a hedge fund that bet heavily on subprime mortgages before the market collapsed, federal authorities said.

July 04, 2008 | By TOM HAYS Associated Press Writer | National


Obama backs Barrow in congressional primary

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Barack Obama has recorded a radio ad supporting U.S. Rep. John Barrow in his Democratic primary race against a state lawmaker - a surprising endorsement aimed at helping the white incumbent win crucial black votes next month.

July 04, 2008 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press Writer | National


Dear Abby 6/20

DEAR ABBY: I work in the personnel office of a municipality. We will soon be hiring new staff for the school system, and each year I am amazed by some of the behavior I see. Allow me to offer a few tips for new hires in ANY business.

July 04, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


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