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Articles from the February 28, 2013 edition

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 By Associated Press    Elsewhere    February 28, 2013

Senate Democrats, GOP to stage votes on rival cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Across-the-board spending cuts all but certain, Republicans and Democrats in the Senate are staging a politically charged showdown designed to avoid public blame for any resulting inconvenience or disruption in government...

 By Associated Press    Elsewhere    February 28, 2013

Colorado task force ponders how to tax legal marijuana

DENVER (AP) — Pot smokers in Colorado were the biggest winners in the vote that legalized the drug. Now state regulators are working out the details of exactly how to tax it, so the benefits are shared statewide in the form of increased revenue. A...

 By Associated Press    Elsewhere    February 28, 2013

It’s reality vs. fantasy at N.Y. cannibalism trial

NEW YORK (AP) — A defense lawyer resumed his attack Thursday on the government’s claims that a city police officer conspired with Internet friends to kidnap, kill and eat women, asking an FBI...

 Sports    February 28, 2013

Cheyenne County Community Center Youth Classic deemed a success

The last weekend of February saw 58 teams embark upon Sidney for the 15th annual Cheyenne County Community Center Youth Classic. Teams from Colorado, Wyoming and the panhandle of Nebraska provided 3... Full story

 By Associated Press    Community    February 28, 2013

Lew set to start as Treasury secretary as budget cuts loom

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jacob Lew is scheduled to be sworn in Thursday as Treasury secretary and will have to hit the ground running. He is taking over the job just a day before huge automatic government spending cuts are set to take effect. He’s...

 Community    February 28, 2013

Take advantage of higher IRA contribution limits

For the first time since 2008, contribution limits have risen for one of the most popular retirement savings vehicles available: the IRA. This means you’ve got a greater opportunity to put more money away for your “golden years.” Effective...

 By Connie Schultz    Opinion    February 28, 2013

Judge Marissa Mayer by her job, not her gender

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is abolishing the company’s work-at-home policy and ordering everyone to show up at the office. Her decision has sparked intense and often nasty debate, with Mayer usually landing on the losing end. Many women, in...

 By William H Benson    Opinion    February 28, 2013

David Koresh

Bill Clinton, when campaigning for President in the autumn of 1992, visited workers at an electric utility plant outside Waco, Texas. He may or may not have know that he drove past a religious compound called Mount Carmel, originally built by the...

 Community    February 28, 2013

Alliance Arts Council presents ‘Crazy Fingers’ concert at high School

The Alliance Arts Council will sponsor a concert by Gordy “Crazyfingers” Lindquist on Friday, March 8 at 7 p.m. at the Alliance High School Performing Arts Center. A North Dakota native and music instructor at Minot State University for 34...

 By Associated Press    Obituaries    February 28, 2013

Actor Dale Robertson dies in California hospital

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Dale Robertson, an Oklahoma native who became a star of television and movie Westerns during the genre’s heyday, died Tuesday. He was 89. Robertson’s niece, Nancy Robertson,...

 Obituaries    February 28, 2013

Maynard L. Wieser

Maynard L. Wieser 1937 to 2013 Maynard L. Wieser, 75, of Sidney, passed away at his home, Monday, Feb. 25, 2013. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 2, in the St. Patrick’s...

 By Shelby Friesz    News    February 28, 2013

Prisoner labor bill withdrawn in Legislature

LINCOLN – Sen. Mark Christensen of Imperial withdrew his bill (LB52) Wednesday that would allow certain organizations to hire prisoners for labor without pay. Christensen said he received phone calls and emails throughout Tuesday after an...

 By Associated Press    News    February 28, 2013

How government budget cuts could affect you

WASHINGTON — Government agencies are already taking steps to comply with automatic spending cuts scheduled to take effect Friday. Defense Department One of the Navy’s premiere warships, the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman, sits pier-side in...

 By John Roark    News    February 28, 2013

Gipfert trial is set for mid-June

Though realizing both sides need a bit more time to finish their respective depositions, Cheyenne County District Judge Derek Weimer this morning set June 17 as the start of what looks to be a...

 By Hannah Van Ree    News    February 28, 2013

Tim Miller has found his professional happy ground

Tim Miller, owner and operator of Miller Office Supply in Sidney, has seen the business side of multiple professions. But in 1987 he finally found a business he plans to hang his hat on until retireme...

 By Hannah Van Ree    News    February 28, 2013

McMillen wins first rodeo title

After suffering from knee and back injuries over the past 2 years, steer wrestler Casey McMillen, grandson of Cheyenne County Commissioner, Ken McMillen, won his first title in a Professional Rodeo... Full story