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Articles from the March 7, 2013 edition

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 By Associated Press    Sports    March 7, 2013

Lance Mackey first to Iditarod halfway mark

IDITAROD, Alaska (AP) — Four-time champion Lance Mackey is the first musher to reach the halfway mark in the 1,000-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Mackey last won in 2010. He pulled into the...

 
 By Associated Press    Elsewhere    March 7, 2013

U.N. Security Council approves new sanctions against North Korea

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Thursday for tough new sanctions to punish North Korea for its latest nuclear test, a move that sparked a furious Pyongyang to threaten a nuclear strike against the United States....

 
 By Associated Press    Elsewhere    March 7, 2013

Crazy days in Rome with papal, political void

ROME (AP) — These are crazy days in Rome, where limbo reigns in parliament and papacy. Italy is usually a pretty anarchic place, with people bucking rules on everything from crossing the street to paying taxes. But the anarchy’s going a bit far:...

 
 By Associated Press    Elsewhere    March 7, 2013

General: Heart attack killed a suffering Chavez

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Hugo Chavez died of a massive heart attack after great suffering and inaudibly mouthed his desire to live, the head of Venezuela’s presidential guard said late...

 
 By Associated Press    Sports    March 7, 2013

South Africa: Former Pistorius detective quits force

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The former lead detective in South Africa’s investigation of the murder case against Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius has resigned from the police force, police said Thursday. The decision by detective Hilton Botha to quit...

 
 By Associated Press    Sports    March 7, 2013

Best team in NCAA tourney history? Best player?

(AP) – Indiana was the NCAA’s last undefeated men’s team in 1976. North Carolina had Michael Jordan and James Worthy while winning the national championship in 1982, a decade before Duke won the tournament on the back of Christian Laettner’s...

 
 By Associated Press    Sports    March 7, 2013

Von Miller guarantees Super Bowl title for Broncos

DENVER (AP) — Von Miller is pulling a Joe Namath and it’s only March. Denver’s star pass-rusher is already guaranteeing a Super Bowl title for the Broncos next season. Miller said he’s dedicating the season to his 6-year-old cousin who...

 
 By John Roark    Sports    March 7, 2013

Warriors survive cold shooting

LINCOLN – It was hardly a finish of beauty, but the Leyton High School boys basketball team will take Thursday morning’s 42-37 victory against Wauneta-Palisade into Friday’s Class D2...

 
 By Associated Press    Community    March 7, 2013

Clashes at Goodyear protest of factory closure

RUEIL-MALMAISON, France (AP) — Burning the very fruit of their labor, workers from Goodyear clashed with police outside the tire-maker’s French headquarters Thursday in a last-ditch attempt to save their jobs. Goodyear has been trying to...

 
 By Associated Press    Community    March 7, 2013

Bank of England opts against another stimulus

LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England has opted against injecting more money into the ailing British economy, which has one foot in recession but stubbornly-high inflation. The central bank said Thursday its main policymaking body, the Monetary Policy...

 
 Community    March 7, 2013

Be aware of risks of not investing

You’ve no doubt heard about the risks associated with investing. This investment carries this type of risk, while that investment carries another one. And it is certainly true that all investments do involve some form of risk. But what about not...

 
 Opinion    March 7, 2013

Gun control

Editor, Right now, the Colorado legislature is working on a GUN CONTROL LAW they say we the people want. They are demonizing all guns, both long guns and handguns and the way the guns are designed to look and function. They are giving guns...

 
 By Connie Schultz    Opinion    March 7, 2013

Oberlin: Acts of hate, meant to divide, unite

Ariana Abayomi was sound asleep in her dorm room at Oberlin College in Ohio, when a fellow resident adviser awakened her in the middle of the night. Groggy with sleep, Abayomi struggled at first to comprehend what she was hearing. Someone in a Ku...

 
 By Mike Johanns    Opinion    March 7, 2013

Priorities are key to spending reductions

Last week, automatic, across-the-board federal spending cuts known as sequestration took effect, which will trim $85 billion from federal accounts over the next seven months, and about $1.2 trillion over the next decade. These cuts, originally...

 
 By Associated Press    News    March 7, 2013

Kearney archway attraction files bankruptcy

KEARNEY (AP) — The Great Platte River Road Archway has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection so its finances can be reorganized. Wednesday’s filing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Omaha said the tourist attraction owes more than $20 million to b...

 
 Community    March 7, 2013

Club Notes

The Gurley Dalton Garden Club met on March 5th, 2013, with President Ann Rushman presiding. She reported that the NE State Garden Clubs annual meeting will be held in North Platte on Aril 19th through the 21st. and reminded members that the April...

 
 By Associated Press    News    March 7, 2013

Nebraska’s January unemployment is 3.8 percent

OMAHA (AP) — Nebraska’s unemployment rate remained unchanged in January, matching the 3.8 percent unemployment seen in December, the state Labor Department reported Thursday. The rate was less than half a percentage point lower than the 4.1...

 
 By John Roark    News    March 7, 2013

Local OHD client raises $2,000 for local Coyotes players

A.J. Cloud knows it isn’t cheap to keep the Sidney Coyotes’ UNIFYed Special Olympics basketball players up and going. So last week, the Coyotes hit the streets to raise money. The only difference...

 
 By Hannah Van Ree    News    March 7, 2013

Sidney to take part in can recycling challenge

The City of Sidney will join the nation this year in competing in the Cans for Cash City Recycling Challenge this April, according to a press release this Tuesday from Cheryl Jones, Director of Keep Sidney Beautiful. Jones said that the challenge...

 
 By Hannah Van Ree    News    March 7, 2013

Gaston calls meeting to discuss pool, planning

City of Sidney Mayor Wendall Gaston asked the city swimming pool committee to come together to discuss the results and options presented by the swimming pool consultant team of Doug Whiteaker from Wat...

 
 News    March 7, 2013

BEWARE:

There’s nothing like coming to the realitization that you have had someone con you. It’s even worse when you realize that it could have been potentially much worse. When a person representing...