Mom’s dream becomes reality NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Nearly three decades after the murder that tore them apart, the mother and son talk easily now. They laugh over little things. She stands on tiptoes to hug him and whispers: “I l...
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By Travis Loller Associated PressAssociated Press
98-year-old man stays busy crafting wood baskets BURLINGTON, N.C. — Work has not kept Raymond Garrison, 98, young, but it keeps him going. “I find if you don’t figure out how to do something, your mind will start going too,” Garrison said. “My he...
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By Isaac Groves Associated PressAssociated Press
Contact with ex causes friction Dear Annie: I have been in a relationship with “John” for more than 12 years. We have separate homes. He has never been married and has no children. I have been married twice and have five grown ki...
Moving forward, looking back Although newly formed and with only one meeting under its belt, the Columbia Task Force is already hard at work on the initial stages of the long road to the renovation of the Columbia Theater. The...
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By Rachel Monet Lundberg Special to the SunThe Paducah Sun
Restored F-111 lands at Kentucky aviation park BOWLING GREEN — The scene on Scottsville Road on a recent night resembled a parade for a returning hero, with a police escort accompanying the center of attention and curious onlookers waving and c...
Oct 06, 2013 | 0 | 13 |
By Justin Story Associated PressSNbSAssociated Press
Illinois photographer loves nature PRINCETON, Ill. — Lying face down in a prairie is how Dick Todd makes a living. Todd puts the bug into shutterbug. The nature photographer from Princeton will photograph most any subject but prefer...
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By Jeff Dankert Associated PressSNbSAssociated Press
Siblings perfect circus routines SOUTH ELGIN, Ill. — It’s practically a circus on Prairie Street in South Elgin. And two teenagers are making it so. Nearly every day, siblings Katie and Nick Balk are juggling, pedalling unicycles ...
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by JOHN STARKS Associated PressAssociated Press
Amish turn out different ‘bicycle built for two’ TUSCOLA, Ill. — In the old song about a financially challenged beau lusting after a sweetheart called Daisy, he tells her: “It won’t be a stylish marriage/I can’t afford a carriage/but you’ll look...
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By Tony Reid Associated PressSNbSAssociated Press
Harlan man defies doctors and death HARLAN, Ky. — Heroes come in many shapes and sizes. Standing 6 feet 11 inches tall, Tony “T.J.” Brewer Jr. fits that bill and is an inspiration to all who come in contact with him. Diagnosed at the...
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By Nola Sizemore Associated PressAssociated Press