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Hamilton Co. to arrest jury duty dodgers, TN

May 23, 2009 8:39 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Hamilton county officials say two local residents will be arrested for failing to show up for jury duty under the state's new tougher jury rules that took effect this year.The Chattanooga Times Free Press reported Saturday that the warrants are the first in the state to be...

Many of trail systems in Wash. may be lost, WA

May 23, 2009 8:34 am | by SCOTT SANDSBERRY - Yakima Herald-Republic - Associated Press | News | Comments

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — For want of a park, many of the state's trail systems may be lost -- to underbrush, overuse and, eventually, a chaos of downed trees.Lost, too, will be the majority of the seasonal trail-crew workers who keep this region's National Forest lands from falling into such...

Small Ohio town rallies to save baseball, US

May 23, 2009 8:24 am | by JAMES HANNAH - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

GREENFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Memorial Day weekend often signals the start of youth baseball, and it almost didn't happen this year in this town of 5,000, where the sputtering auto industry choked off money for recreation.But residents took a page from their famous son, "Take This Job and Shove It"...

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9 charged in wild turkey investigation in Ky., KY

May 23, 2009 8:24 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife have charged nine people and seized 15 wild turkeys after a multistate investigation into the illegal importing of wild turkeys.Conservation officers on Saturday served summonses in 11 counties spanning across the state after the...

One Ohio town's struggle to survive in hard times

May 23, 2009 8:18 am | by HELEN O'NEILL - AP Special Correspondent - Associated Press | News | Comments

The auto plants and steel mills, once the lifeblood of Warren, are ghosts of their former selves. Plants lie idle, shifts have been cut, and the huge parking lot outside the Lordstown General Motors factory is nearly empty. The Golden Gate restaurant and Mary M's, fixtures for years, are shuttered....

Memorial Day roll call honors 148,000 veterans

May 23, 2009 8:18 am | by GILLIAN FLACCUS - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Abts, Richard. Adamski, Walter. Ahlman, Enoch.The names are whisked away by the hot, gusting wind as soon as they are spoken, forgotten in the stream of the next name and the next name and the next name.Fuller, Addison. Fuller, Mary. Furlong, John.The story of America could...

Conn. lawmakers consider trust funds for pets, 1st Ld-Writethru, CT

May 23, 2009 8:18 am | by STEPHANIE REITZ - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

CANAAN, Conn. (AP) — Behind every cat lounging on a chair or snoozing in the sun at the Last Post Sanctuary, there's the story of an owner who loved the animal enough to plan for its life without them.But in Connecticut and many other states, that planning is much more complicated than it sounds....

Utility rates in NJ may climb for some this summer, 1st Ld-Writethru, NJ

May 23, 2009 8:18 am | by ELI SEGALL - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jerseyans who keep their TVs blaring and air conditioners blasting in the summer are used to paying high energy bills.But some may see their bills spike even higher this season.As part of a pilot program aimed at slashing consumption, Jersey Central Power & Light customers...

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Slayings dashed dreams of rural Iraqi family, 1st Ld-Writethru, US

May 23, 2009 8:08 am | by BRETT BARROUQUERE - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — The beautiful, dark-haired girl in the photograph stands near a wall in pre-invasion Iraq. What is unseen and now lost, her family says, is her dream of moving to the big city and getting married."Abeer was a strong woman," said her aunt, Ameena Hamza Rashid al-Janabi. "She was...

finalise la souscription du terrain de Bluff Springs situe dans le corridor de croissance Dallas-Fort Worth

May 23, 2009 8:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CALGARY, Alberta-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — 23 mai 2009--Walton International Group Inc. et Walton International Group (USA) Inc. ont annonce aujourd'hui l'achevement fructueux du placement des unites de partenariat limite dans Walton Bluff Springs Land, LP.Walton Bluff Springs Land, LP a cloture le 9...

Completes Bluff Springs Land Syndication in Dallas-Fort Worth Growth Corridor Business Editors/Real Estate Writers

May 23, 2009 8:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CALGARY, Alberta-- (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 23, 2009--Walton International Group Inc. and Walton International Group (USA) Inc. today announced the successful completion of placements of limited partnership units in Walton Bluff Springs Land, LP.Walton Bluff Springs Land, LP attained a final closing...

Maine-bound truck burns wood chips, ME

May 23, 2009 7:57 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — A pickup truck that was modified in Alabama to burn wood chips for fuel was headed to Maine with its new owners behind the wheel of the bright green vehicle they call "Termite."Auburn, Maine, businessman Ford Reiche and his son George left Birmingham, Ala., last Tuesday, in...

HL:McGuinty to take on auto talks, economic portfolio as key minister departs@

May 23, 2009 7:47 am | by Maria Babbage@Associated Press | News | Comments

TORONTO — Premier Dalton McGuinty will be more involved in the ongoing talks to save Ontario's ailing auto industry as one of his key ministers, Michael Bryant, departs for a plum job at a new corporation tasked with attracting investment to Toronto.Bryant, who will step down as economic...

Fighting in Mogadishu kills 3, wounds about 30, 5th Ld-Writethru, AF

May 23, 2009 7:42 am | by MOHAMED OLAD HASSANAssociated Press | News | Comments

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Heavy shelling and gunfire in Mogadishu killed three people and wounded about 30 in the battle between government and rebel forces for Somalia's capital, witnesses said.It was the second day of an offensive by the U.N.-backed government trying to regain neighborhoods won...

Board approves plan to protect children from abuse, OK

May 23, 2009 7:42 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A state board approved a new plan designed to protect Oklahoma children from abuse and neglect by identifying programs available for at-risk parents.Officials hope the plan approved Friday by the Oklahoma Commission on Children and Youth will get more communities involved in...

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