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Parents fight new in-home care rules for disabled, TN

May 23, 2009 12:04 pm | by MARIANN MARTINAssociated Press | News | Comments

LEXINGTON, Tenn. (AP) — The words come out slowly and with great effort."School." ''Wash." ''Eat."Thirty-two-year-old Caleb Sorrels shows visitors around the house where he lives with a full-time staff member. He points at the dishwasher, which he has just finished loading, and the dryer he loves...

the Face of Appalling Silences, Celebrated Human Rights Lawyer Tells Santa Clara University School of Law 2009 Graduating Class Legal Writers/Education Editors

May 23, 2009 11:54 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SANTA CLARA, Calif.-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 23, 2009-- Use your diplomas as microphones to speak up in the face of "appalling silences," Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of Alabama-based Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) told the 280 graduating members of Santa Clara University School...

US Energy Sec: World wants stable oil prices

May 23, 2009 11:43 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ROME (AP) — U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu said Saturday that the world wants oil prices to remain stable, warning that a new spike could harm the economic recovery.Speaking in Rome where he is attending an energy meeting of the Group of Eight industrialized countries opening Sunday, Chu said...

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Idaho mortgage modification company closes, 1st Ld-Writethru, ID

May 23, 2009 11:33 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — A company that advertised help for distressed homeowners and became the target of an Idaho attorney general's office investigation has closed, leaving behind unpaid employees and up to $1 million in civil claims.Attorney General Lawrence Wasden filed a lawsuit against...

Century-old shooting unsolved, not forgotten, CT

May 23, 2009 11:28 am | by JONATHAN SHUGARTSAssociated Press | News | Comments

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — When Paul Mendelssohn, the first Jewish officer to join the Waterbury Police Department, stood up to confront four masked men who burst onto a trolley he was protecting, he would make another bit of history.While doing his job, the 26year-old was shot in the heart the victim...

Ceremony honors patients buried at state hospital, CT

May 23, 2009 11:23 am | by JENNIFER SPRAGUEAssociated Press | News | Comments

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — It would be 95 years before James Byrnie's family found him.After decades of searching, Byrnie, who disappeared in 1902, was located in a tranquil cemetery on Silvermine Road, where patients of Connecticut Valley Hospital were buried in numbered, anonymous graves between...

Troubled Lawrence ed chief faces new problems, 1st Ld-Writethru, MA

May 23, 2009 11:23 am | by RUSSELL CONTRERAS - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

BOSTON (AP) — In his nine years as Lawrence superintendent, Wilfredo Laboy has been a lightning rod for criticism in the poor, heavily Latino city.The 58-year-old educator failed a state literacy test three times, got into a physical altercation with a former school committee member and billed the...

Wind energy group urges Ohio to change tax setup, 1st Ld-Writethru, OH

May 23, 2009 11:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CLEVELAND (AP) — A national trade group is asking Ohio leaders to change the state's taxes to attract wind energy developers and compete with neighboring states, where such energy projects would pay lower taxes.The American Wind Energy Association says Ohio's existing tax method could be a hurdle...

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Textile company sets Aug. 21 closing date, AL

May 23, 2009 11:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MONROEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Fuit of the Loom Inc. says its Vanity Fair Brands dye plant in Monroeville and its knitting plant in Jackson will close Aug. 21.The company announced plans a year ago to close its last manufacturing operations in southwest Alabama sometime before the end of 2009 because of...

HL:The Canadian Press News Budget for Saturday, May 23, 2009@

May 23, 2009 11:17 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Here are coverage plans for top Canadian news as of 15:30 ET. Please note plans may change as circumstances warrant. An updated coverage advisory will move about 19:30 ET. If you have any questions, contact the National Desk at 416-507-2150.Copy moves by 18:00 ET unless otherwise noted; all times...

High school, college join to train welders, ND

May 23, 2009 11:12 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HALLIDAY, N.D. (AP) — When Duane Hart came to Halliday in 1999 to teach high school welding classes, he had no idea the program in the town of about 230 people would someday offer college degrees.Under a plan announced in May, Bismarck State College will be working with the Halliday Public Schools...

Macomb woman discusses work in Senegal, IL

May 23, 2009 11:12 am | by BILL FORDAssociated Press | News | Comments

MACOMB, Ill. (AP) — The best way Megan Williams could think to describe life in Dakar, Senegal is, "organized chaos."Williams, a Macomb native who graduated from Macomb High School in 2001, has been living in the West African country for the past six months along with her husband, Jonathan Dunnill....

Curry County has first rabies report for 2009, NM

May 23, 2009 11:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — Curry County has its first rabies case of the year, in a skunk.The state Department of Health confirms that a skunk that bit an unvaccinated dog in the Clovis area was rabid. The department said the dog must be destroyed to prevent it from developing the disease and potentially...

HL:The Canadian Press World News Budget - Saturday, May 23, 2009.@

May 23, 2009 11:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Here are the budgeted stories as of 15:00 EDT. The editor handling World news in Toronto can be reached at 416-507-2165.KANDAHAR, Afghanistan@ — Canadian soldiers on foot patrol through the streets of this restive southern city find a disconcerting lack of local awareness of Afghanistan's pending...

Nixed charges may be just bump in road for Corbett, 1st Ld-Writethru, PA

May 23, 2009 10:57 am | by MARC LEVY - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Veon 1, Corbett 0.Attorney General Tom Corbett's mounting corruption cases in Harrisburg — and, perhaps, his march to the governor's office in 2011 — stumbled this week when a judge threw out some charges against the highest-profile person his office has pursued.The dismissal...

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