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Nov 30,2007
We've just had our kitchen faucet replaced. In the process, we asked the plumber what the difference was between a lever handle and two knobs. He hesitated then sheepishly mumbled, "I doubt if this fits you," he said, "but many people with arthritis find a lever much easier to operate." Without knowing it, that plumber was practicing what's called "universal design." The hottest trend in housing today is "universal design." Whether you are young or ... [full story]
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Nov 30,2007
As 2008 near its end, it is time put away your garden tools and start planning how to make it easier to work in next spring's garden and landscape. It also time to find the right gift for the gardener on your list.  Perhaps you are the gardener. If so, you might wish to leave this article in a place where someone will see it and get the hint. One of my favorite pruning tools ... [full story]
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Nov 30,2007
Bend Fire Department’s Santa Express food and clothing drive is heading into Bend neighborhoods December 3 through December 6, 2007. The Bend Firefighter’s Association and Bend Fire and Rescue are working with The Salvation Army to collect non-perishable food items, clothing, and toys for needy families in Bend and Central Oregon. Santa will be riding with the Bend Fire Department through a selection of neighborhoods in Bend collecting food and clothing for the Salvation Army ... [full story]
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Nov 30,2007
MOUNT AIRY, Md. -- World AIDS Day is a day of hope and a day of sadness, U.S. President George Bush said Friday during a faith-based, round-table discussion.Bush also called upon Congress to renew the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief and double the amount of funding from $15 billion over five years to $30 billion.Turning to recognize others who attended the discussion at Calvary United Methodist Church in Mount Airy, Md., Bush called them ... [full story]
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Nov 30,2007
TULSA, Okla. -- Dr. W. Dean Hidy, the Oklahoma surgeon responsible for exposing serial killer Nannie Doss, has died at the age of 79.Hidy was a 26-year-old intern at Tulsa's Hillcrest Hospital when, in 1954, he refused to sign the death certificate for Doss' fifth husband, Sam, until an autopsy had been performed, The Tulsa World reported Friday.When authorities learned Sam Doss died of arsenic poisoning, they launched an investigation into the deaths of Doss' ... [full story]
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Nov 30,2007
CHICAGO -- Amtrak's Pere Marquette traveling from Grand Rapids, Mich., slammed into the rear of a Norfolk Southern freight train on Chicago's South Side, Amtrak said.The four-car train -- three passenger cars and one locomotive -- remained upright. The five Amtrak crew members aboard were seriously injured, Amtrak said. Many of the 187 passengers suffered minor cuts and bruises, WLS-TV, Chicago, reported.The Amtrak's locomotive climbed up on the rear of the stopped freighter, partially crushing ... [full story]
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Nov 30,2007
JOLIET, Ill. -- Two months before she disappeared missing suburban Chicago mother Stacy Peterson told a clergy member she feared "bodily harm" from her husband, Drew.Pastor Rob Daniels of Westbrook Christian Church said Stacy Peterson, 27, made the comment when a church official contacted her to find out why she and her husband were no longing attending services, The Joliet (Ill.) Herald-News reported Friday.Daniels didn't identify the church official who contacted Stacy Peterson but he ... [full story]
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Nov 30,2007
WASHINGTON -- Internet credit card contributions may be eligible for matching funds under the presidential public funding program, the U.S. elections watchdog said.The Federal Election Commission unanimously approved an advisory opinion in response to a request by the Chris Dodd for President campaign committee, the commission said in a news release. Sen. Dodd is a Connecticut Democrat.The FEC said contributions made over the Internet that were subject to a specific verification procedure are eligible for ... [full story]
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Nov 30,2007
NEW YORK -- A New York lawyer surrendered Friday to face charges he took part in the alleged fleecing of the late heiress Brooke Astor by her own son.Francis Morrissey is charged with forgery for allegedly changing Astor's will illegally so that her son, 83-year-old Anthony Marshall, would receive $60 million she had earmarked for charity.Brooke Astor died earlier this year at the age of 105. She was stricken with Alzheimer's disease and left behind ... [full story]
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Nov 30,2007
SAN DIEGO -- A running battle over a desirable stretch of San Diego beach appeared to end this week with a court ruling that could oust a colony of seals from the sand.The California Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling that said the Children's Pool in La Jolla must be dredged and maintained as a spot for humans rather than leaving the stretch of sand to the seals that have taken up residence.The situation ... [full story]
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