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ATMs still play key role in banking

ATMs still play key role in banking

By Jerry Siebenmark, McClatchy Newspapers – WICHITA, Kan. — While ATMs are now decades old, bankers and industry officials say the machines remain a key part of how banks and credit…

Sikhs, even in troubled moments, avoid anger

By Annysa Johnson, Aisha Qidwae and Emily Eggleston, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – MILWAUKEE — There is a mantra, a meditation, that Sikhs recite again and again in times of trouble. “Bajeguru,…

Ask the Experts: Weighing pros, cons of paying off mortgage early

By Claudia Buck, McClatchy Newspapers – Paying off the mortgage early. Saving for college. Those are two major personal finance areas addressed this week by Walt Romatowski, a certified financial planner…

Loughner pleads guilty in Tucson shooting, faces life sentence

By Richard A. Serrano, Tribune Washington Bureau – TUCSON, Ariz. — Jared Lee Loughner pleaded guilty Tuesday to killing six people and injuring 13, including then-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, after a mental…

EDITORIAL: Robin Anderson stuck her hands in our pockets tonight and pulled out $40K

EDITORIAL: Robin Anderson stuck her hands in our pockets tonight and pulled out $40K

Editorial by Matt Marquardt – Our illustrious Chamber of Commerce Director, Robin Anderson, doesn’t like NIT cameras.  She hid from them every chance she could Tuesday night. Maybe she is…

Attack on Wisconsin’s Ball a major issue

By Michael Hunt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – Anytime a student gets attacked on campus, that’s a problem. It sets off all kind of alarm bells for parents everywhere. But when the…

VIDEO: Public forum from M.C. Council meeting

VIDEO: Public forum from M.C. Council meeting

MASON CITY -The public is allowed to speak on any subject they choose at the public forum at the end of Mason City Council meetings. Each person gets 5 minutes.…

Validity of Michael Jackson’s will in dispute, lawsuit says

By Harriet Ryan, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — The validity of Michael Jackson’s will could get a court airing next month if a business associate of the pop star’s…

Q&A: Handling resumes, references can be tricky

By Claudia Buck, McClatchy Newspapers – Posting a resume to an online job application can be trickier than it sounds. Career expert Terri Carpenter of the Sacramento (Calif.) Employment & Training…

In China, shipbuilders languish after bubble bursts

In China, shipbuilders languish after bubble bursts

By David Pierson, Los Angeles Times – YUEQING, China — A shipbuilding boom raised the fortunes of this hardscrabble industrial port. Five-star hotels sprouted along with machinery depots and metal shops.…

Teen arrested in laser incident at Busch Stadium

By Christine Byers, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – ST. LOUIS — St. Louis Cardinals’ Manager Mike Matheny personally identified a 17-year-old boy as the fan he saw aim a green laser pointer…

‘Toddlers & Tiaras’ spins off its most outrageous contestant

By David Hiltbrand, The Philadelphia Inquirer – If you haven’t yet put your affairs in order, this would be a propitious time to do so. The world as we know it…

Investigator defends his work in Drew Peterson murder case

By Steve Schmadeke, Matthew Walberg and Andy Grimm, Chicago Tribune – CHICAGO — Seeming nervous and his voice at times quaking slightly, the Illinois State Police investigator who prosecutors allege botched…

Hurricane Ernesto takes aim at Yucatan Peninsula

Sun Sentinel – FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Hurricane Ernesto increased speed slightly as residents of Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula raced to prepare for the storm’s arrival Tuesday night. The storm, which…

PlayStation’s ‘Sound Shapes’ takes traditional gameplay to another level

By Todd Martens, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — “Sound Shapes” is in many respects a traditional video game, some may even say old-fashioned. Users control a character, in this…

Romney accuses Obama of encouraging ‘culture of dependency’

Romney accuses Obama of encouraging ‘culture of dependency’

By Seema Mehta and Christi Parsons, Los Angeles Times – ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill. — Courting frustrated middle-class voters, Mitt Romney accused President Barack Obama on Tuesday of trying to weaken…

Man charged in stabbing death found not guilty

Mike LaBella, The Eagle-Tribune, North Andover, Mass. – HAVERHILL — A New Hampshire man who was charged in the fatal stabbing of a Haverhill man two years ago was found…

FBI says it had not monitored Sikh temple shooter

By Michael Doyle, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — Long before he pulled the trigger, private groups were quietly monitoring the man who killed six worshippers at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin.…

It’s United States vs. United States in women’s beach volleyball

By Rachel Blount, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – LONDON — Had they wished, Kerri Walsh and Misty May-Treanor could have opted to wear full bodysuits under their bikinis in Tuesday’s beach volleyball…

Meredith Who? (by Carl Grover)

Meredith Who? (by Carl Grover)

The East Park Band Shell sure has come a long way. She’s seen many grand improvements and is now listed on The National Register of Historic Places. One person who…

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