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Stimulus to fund $5.9M runway fix in Stillwater, OK

May 23, 2009 8:53 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — The Stillwater Regional Airport plans to use $5.9 million in economic stimulus funding to fix a deteriorating runway.The grant from the Federal Aviation Administration will be used to rehabilitate nearly a milelong stretch of one of the state's longest runways. The main...

May 23, 2009, CBS

May 23, 2009 8:43 pm | by Jeff GlorAssociated Press | News | Comments

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Mongolian opposition candidate claims presidency, 4th Ld-Writethru, AS

May 23, 2009 8:37 pm | by GANBAT NAMJILSANGARAV - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

ULAN BATOR, Mongolia (AP) — Mongolia's opposition Democrats claimed victory Monday in presidential elections after pledging to crack down on graft and better distribute the country's mining wealth.The ruling People's Revolutionary Party had already conceded Sunday's election and said it considered...


Malaysia police raid opposition headquarters, AS

May 23, 2009 8:22 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Police raided a Malaysian opposition party's headquarters to search for seditious material, sparking accusations Sunday of a crackdown on political dissent.The hourlong search late Saturday marked the first time police had raided the Democratic Action Party's main...

Stress Index high for Warren, Ohio, US

May 23, 2009 8:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Associated Press Economic Stress Index shows how hard times around Warren, Ohio, have become harder over the past year.The index for Trumbull County, where Warren is located, increased from 9.73 in March 2008 to 16.89 a year later. The index is compiled from unemployment, foreclosure and...

Neb. pastor recovering at home from transplant, ADV23-24, NE

May 23, 2009 8:06 pm | by TAMMY REAL-MCKEIGHANAssociated Press | News | Comments

FREMONT, Neb. (AP) — The Rev. Charlie Axness sat throughout one sermon he preached at First Lutheran Church.After that, the Fremont man was taken by car to an Omaha hospital.It happened the first week in January and was yet another chapter in an ongoing battle of health problems for the church's...

Ailing Nebraskan gets his wish: a helicopter ride, ADV23-24, NE

May 23, 2009 8:06 pm | by ERIC FREEMANAssociated Press | News | Comments

COLUMBUS, Neb. (AP) — Dean Teply, 77, of Clarkson took the ride of his life recently in an American Eurocopter EC 120 helicopter piloted by Kim Wolfe, owner of Midwest Medical Transport Co."It's like a 'Make A Wish' for me," said Teply, who was joined by Alice, his wife of 55 years. "This is so...

(Advance for Sunday, May 24, 2009, and thereafter; Web posting any time after 12:01 a.m. on the release date)

May 23, 2009 8:06 pm | by WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLD REVIEW SERVICEAssociated Press | News | Comments

THE LITTLE STRANGERBy Sarah Waters. Riverhead. 466 pp. $26.95. ISBN 978-1594488801Reviewed by Ron CharlesSarah Waters ain't afraid of no ghost. Her new novel, a deliciously creepy tale called "The Little Stranger," is haunted by the spirits of Henry James and Edgar Allan Poe. Waters is just one...


Washington residents conquering Everest, 2nd Ld-Writethru, WA

May 23, 2009 7:35 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Climbers from Washington state are making a mark on Mount Everest this month.The Spokesman-Review reports that Kay LeClaire, a 60-year-old from Spokane, reached the summit of the 29,035-foot peak Friday night.Meanwhile, Rainier Mountaineering Inc., a guide service for climbs...

Businessman, 9 relatives die in Brazil plane crash, 4th Ld-Writethru, LT

May 23, 2009 7:10 pm | by STAN LEHMAN - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

SAO PAULO (AP) — A British-born Brazilian businessman and nine family members were among the 14 people killed when their twin-engine plane crashed and exploded near a coastal resort in northeastern Brazil, a spokesman for his company said Saturday.Roger Ian Wright, a founding partner at Sao Paulo...

Some Wis. car dealers could be in expensive bind, WI

May 23, 2009 6:25 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) — State officials say they're scrambling to help Chrysler and General Motors franchises who could be stuck in a costly bind.Under Wisconsin law, car dealers can't sell new vehicles if they don't have franchise agreements. Chrysler has said it's canceling the franchises of 18...

Salem man hopes to make fuel from cow waste, OR

May 23, 2009 6:04 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A Salem business is hoping to turn dairy waste into automobile fuel.Diesel Brewing would burn dairy waste to create butanol as a renewable fuel. The company plans to open a pilot plant in Salem by the end of the year that would burn a combination of wood and dairy waste."We are...

Researchers study human impact on nature, HI

May 23, 2009 5:34 pm | by KARIN STANTONAssociated Press | News | Comments

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — A Big Island think tank is leading a 20-year study focused on the intersection of human and natural systems.The Kohala Center, an independent academic institution, is partnering with Yale University to research the development of a long-range industrial ecosystem model...

Gender issues worsen Iraq's medical woes, ML

May 23, 2009 5:08 pm | by KATARINA KRATOVAC - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

SAQLAWIYAH, Iraq (AP) — This part of Iraq, says Dr. Ayad al-Hadithy, is so conservative that a man would rather have his pregnant wife die in labor than be touched by a male nurse or doctor.It's just one of the difficulties faced by U.S. and Iraqi officials as they struggle to nurse the war-ravaged...


Springfield mayor explains campaign fund issues, OR

May 23, 2009 4:53 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) — Springfield Mayor Sid Leiken is fixing problems with some of his campaign finance reporting after inquiries by a Eugene newspaper.The Register-Guard reports that his mayoral campaign fund, Friends of Sid Leiken, paid his private consulting firm $2,300 in the past year.But...


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