Commerce ISD
10:19 am
Fri April 13, 2012

CISD opens Hall of Honor nominations

COMMERCE - Commerce Independent School District is seeking nominations to its Hall of Honor.  Established in 2010, the Hall of Honor recognizes former CHS or Norris School students who have had a distinguished career and staff members who have made a significant impact on the students of CISD or Norris School.

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Shots - Health Blog
10:19 am
Fri April 13, 2012

Port-Au-Prince: A City Of Millions, With No Sewer System

A makeshift latrine hangs over the water at the edge of Cite de Dieu, a slum in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
John W. Poole / NPR

Originally published on Tue January 29, 2013 4:55 pm

Port-au-Prince is about the size of Chicago. But it doesn't have a sewer system. It's one of the largest cities in the world without one.

That's a big problem, but never more so than during a time of cholera.

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Paris Junior College
10:08 am
Fri April 13, 2012

PJC Radiology Student Named International Scholar

PARIS - Rafael Gonzales, a Paris Junior College radiology technology student from Wolfe City, has been accepted to the 2012 International Scholar Laureate Program (ISLP) Delegation on Medicine.

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The Two-Way
9:58 am
Fri April 13, 2012

Obamas And Bidens Release 2011 Tax Returns

The White House just posted word that President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama filed 2011 tax returns showing an "adjusted gross income of $789,674" and that they paid "$162,074 in total [federal] tax." That works out to about 20.5 percent of the AGI.

About half of the first family's income was from the president's salary. The rest came from royalties generated by his books. According to the White House:

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The Two-Way
9:40 am
Fri April 13, 2012

Slain New Hampshire Police Chief Was One Week From Retirement

Greenland Police Chief Michael Maloney, who was killed Thursday.
Greenland N.H. Police Department AP

Originally published on Fri April 13, 2012 9:41 am

One week from today, Chief Michael Maloney was due to retire from the Greenland, N.H., police department.

Thursday night, he was killed during a drug bust in which four officers were also wounded. The man authorities were trying to arrest, and a female acquaintance, were later found dead inside the home where the raid took place. Authorities believe they may have died in a murder-suicide.

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Monkey See
9:21 am
Fri April 13, 2012

I Died On The Titanic

The cast and crew of Titanic, as pictured in my 2001-2002 yearbook. I'm standing in the third row back on the right side, in front of the "captain."
Courtesy of Dana Farrington

I died on the Titanic — in the musical, that is. Titanic opened on Broadway in 1997 and won five Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

My small California middle school performed the show in grand fashion. Goodness knows why it hadn't been done before at the school, but the curtains rose on our stage in February 2002.

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The Two-Way
8:45 am
Fri April 13, 2012

Today's Hero: Newark Mayor Cory Booker, For Going Into A Burning Building

Newark Mayor Cory Booker.
Mel Evans AP

Originally published on Fri April 13, 2012 11:11 am

  • Mayor Cory Booker on 'Tell Me More'

"When Chuck Norris has nightmares, Cory Booker turns on the light & sits with him until he falls back asleep."

That's just one of many funny tweets showing up this morning attached to the hashtag #corybookerstories.

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New Wastewater Center
8:18 am
Fri April 13, 2012

$20M Wastewater Project Nears Completion

GREENVILLE - City officials plan to gather later this month to officially open the new Waste Water Reclamation Center for business, signaling the end of the most significant portion of the $20 million project.

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Police & Courts
8:17 am
Fri April 13, 2012

Two mistrials so far in drug case

Prosecutors may decide late this month whether or not they will attempt to try a local man for a third time on a meth possession charge, after two mistrials on the same case in the same number of months.

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