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Day: October 5, 2012

Unemployment drops to 7.8 percent

By Kevin G. Hall, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — Employers added 114,000 jobs in September and the unemployment rate tumbled sharply to 7.8 percent, the government said Friday in a closely watched

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Capsule reviews of feature films

The Philadelphia Inquirer – ARBITRAGE 3 stars. Slick and suspenseful financial-world thriller, with Richard Gere as a hedge fund king whose world is collapsing under the weight of a huge accounting scam

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Man Pleads Guilty to Child Abuse

PHOENIX—On October 2, 2012, Brice Little, 29, of Parker, Arizona, pleaded guilty to child abuse in federal district court in Phoenix. According to the plea agreement, Little, a member of the Colorado

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Heal old wounds to help relationships

By Judi Light Hopson, Emma H. Hopson and Ted Hagen, McClatchy-Tribune News Service – Are you still stinging from emotional pain somebody inflicted upon you a long time ago? Maybe a teacher slammed

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Liam Neeson gets ‘Taken’ again

By Colin Covert, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – “Taken 2” stars Liam Neeson as Jason Bourne’s grandfather, more or less. Fitting into the odd new “Expendables” genre of AARP-age action heroes, he returns to

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Living with Children

By John Rosemond – Q: When I attempt to put my 3½-year-old daughter in her room for punishment, she refuses to go. I have to pick her up and take her, during

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Winnebago announces new sales manager

FOREST CITY, IOWA, October 4, 2012 – Winnebago Industries, Inc. (NYSE:WGO), one of the leading United States (U.S.) recreation vehicle manufacturers, today announced Niles Whitehouse has joined the Company as western area

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Matchup for NL wild-card playoff game

By Phil Rogers, Chicago Tribune – National League wild-card playoff ——— Starters: Kris Medlen is the modern Greg Maddux, a modestly built right-hander with uncanny command. He’s on a roll. Kyle Lohse has

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Matchup for AL wild-card playoff game

By Phil Rogers, Chicago Tribune – American League wild-card playoff: Rangers vs. Orioles ——— Starters: Yu Darvish was imported from Japan to win big games, and this is the biggest they’ve played since

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