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Feb 29,2008
WASHINGTON - U.S. governors are divided on whether the rapid-fire 2008 presidential primary schedule should be repeated in 2012, said a report posted online.Stateline.org reported that some of the governors told the Web site they were happy with the prominence their states gained by moving up their presidential nominating contest. Others said the process moved too quickly. Democratic Govs. Kathleen Sebelius of Kansas and Eliot Spitzer of New York said their earlier-than-usual primary allowed voters in ... [full story]
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Feb 29,2008
Q: Several years ago my family designated me as the family historian. I enjoy being so, and at our annual family picnic I disperse the latest information. A cousin recently called and reported she had heard the government was releasing a lot of new census data. If this is so, can you direct me to how I can find it? A: Your cousin is correct. Census information is released through the Census Bureau and the ... [full story]
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Feb 29,2008
If ham is a must-have dish for your Easter brunch, but you are weary of the same old spiral cut, consider the homey ham ball. Judy Goodpasture of Lake Township, Ohio, makes tender meatballs from ground ham and pork and serves them in a rich brown-sugar sauce.   PRETTY IN PINK - Judy Goodpasture¹s grandchildren cheer when she bakes mini loaves of strawberry bread. CNS Photo by Stan Myers.    SWEET AND SALTY - Judy Goodpasture of Lake ... [full story]
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Feb 29,2008
NEW YORK - Conservative talk-radio icon Rush Limbaugh is urging Republicans in Ohio and Texas to vote for Hillary Clinton in their states' March 4 primary. Newsmax reported Thursday that Limbaugh has urged his listeners to "pimp themselves" by voting for the New York senator. "I understand I've got a big challenge here to try to get Republicans to change their minds on this and vote for Hillary to keep her in the race, to ... [full story]
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Feb 29,2008
This year, for the first time in the 100-year history of the Westminster Dog Show, a beagle was selected best in show, the only one of his breed ever to win the country's most prestigious canine competition. Definitely the fan favorite, there was a standing ovation when the lively (and noisy), tri-colored, 3-year-old Uno won over some of the more refined poodles, terriers, Weimaraners, Australian shepherds and Akitas in the running. This led many people ... [full story]
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Feb 29,2008
The average American male stands just a bit over 5 feet 9 inches. And, for every inch a man is taller than that, he can expect to earn $789 more per year. That means that someone who is 6-foot-2 typically earns $3,945 more per year than someone 5-foot-9, or $157,000 more over the course of a 40-year career. It is also true that exceptionally good-looking people are more likely to get hired for just about ... [full story]
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Feb 29,2008
Not all jobs will be affected by the weakening economy. Education, energy, health care and security are some industries that are expected to survive, or even prosper, according to Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc., an outplacement agency. "Certain industries are particularly vulnerable during recessions, including retail, manufacturing, the financial sector and technology," says John A. Challenger, chief executive officer. "However, there are always some areas that seems to be recession-resistant. These often change from recession ... [full story]
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Feb 29,2008
Some days it just feels right to heel-toe downshift and slide into work with the engine fan blowing and the brake discs tink-clinking as they cool. At least it felt that way while I was driving the new Subaru WRX STI.   SUBARU IMPREZA WRX STI - Subaru found its design muse for the 2008 Impreza WRX STI. The high-performance hatchback has bulging fenders and rear quarter panels, a rear gate-mounted spoiler and aerodynamic ground effects. ... [full story]
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Feb 29,2008
WASHINGTON - Republican National Committee Chairman Mike Duncan Thursday condemned the Tennessee Republican Party's use of Barack Obama's full name in a recent release. CNN reported that the party's press release, issued Monday, called into question the Democratic presidential hopeful's patriotism, and referred to the Illinois senator by his full name: Barack Hussein Obama. The press release also contained a photograph of Obama in traditional Somali clothing, taken during a 2006 visit he made to ... [full story]
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Feb 29,2008
Q: I am 57 years old and the pig cookie jar in this photo has been in my family as long as I can remember. She is wearing a white dress with a blue collar, a blue flower above brown buttons, and there are blue flowers on her hat. She stands more than 11 inches tall and is in perfect condition. I couldn't find a manufacturer's mark.   COOKIE JAR - This Winnie cookie jar was ... [full story]
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