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Articles from the March 28, 2013 edition

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 By Associated Press    Sports    March 28, 2013

Smart's 'Shot' still a hot topic, 26 years later

WASHINGTON — No list of great NCAA championship game moments is complete unless Keith Smart’s jumper for Indiana in 1987 is on it. Known by Hoosiers fans to this day as “The Shot,” and known in much less complimentary terms by Syracuse...

 By Associated Press    Elsewhere    March 28, 2013

U.S. launches new batch of graphic anti-smoking ads

NEW YORK (AP) — Government health officials launched the second round of a graphic ad campaign Thursday that is designed to get smokers off tobacco, saying they believe the last effort convinced tens of thousands to quit. The ads feature sad,...

 By Associated Press    Elsewhere    March 28, 2013

Gun control backers struggle to win some Dems

WASHINGTON (AP) — It would seem a lobbyist’s dream: rounding up votes for a proposal backed by more than 8 in 10 people in polls. Yet gun control supporters are struggling to win over moderate Democrats in their drive to push expanded background...

 By Associated Press    Elsewhere    March 28, 2013

Cache of weapons found in Newtown gunman's home

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — An arsenal of weapons including guns, more than a thousand rounds of ammunition, a bayonet and several swords was found in the home of the gunman who carried out the Newtown...

 By Associated Press    Elsewhere    March 28, 2013

However court rules, gay marriage debate won't end

NEW YORK (AP) — However the Supreme Court rules after its landmark hearings on same-sex marriage, the issue seems certain to divide Americans and states for many years to come. In oral arguments Tuesday and Wednesday on two cases involving gay coup...

 By Associated Press    Sports    March 28, 2013

Heat's win streak finished at 27 games

CHICAGO (AP) — The streak is over. The big prize is still out there. That’s what mattered most to LeBron James and the Miami Heat. The Heat’s bid for NBA history ended Wednesday night when...

 By John Roark    Sports    March 28, 2013

Bulldogs fall apart late in lop-sided loss

PEETZ, Colo. — For four innings Wednesday afternoon, the Peetz High School baseball Bulldogs were locked in a tight scrum with visiting Caliche. Then along came a fifth-inning meltdown that repeated... Full story

 Community    March 28, 2013

Retirement, succession plans: 'Must haves' for business owners

If you own a business, you may well follow a “do it now” philosophy – which is, of course, necessary to keep things running smoothly. Still, you also need to think about tomorrow – which means you’ll want to take action on your own...

 By Connie Schultz    Opinion    March 28, 2013

Celebrate the converts to marriage equality

My friendship with Jackie Cassara began over lunch in 1992, after she announced that she was gay as if it were a warning. We had spoken over the phone a few times for a story about one of her colleagues. Jackie and I were both working mothers with...

 By William H Benson    Opinion    March 28, 2013

Ten years ago the United States invaded Iraq

On March 19, 2003, President George W. Bush ordered General Tommy Franks to invade Iraq. That day jets rained down bombs on military targets in Baghdad, and the next day the land troops marched into Iraq. Last week marked the invasion’s 10-year...

 Community    March 28, 2013

Work to begin on I-80, Potter to Brownson

Weather permitting, construction work is scheduled to begin the week of April 1 on I-80 from the Kimball/Cheyenne County line, Reference Post 35+19, to the Brownson Interchange, Reference Post 48,according to the Nebraska Department of Roads. The...

 Community    March 28, 2013

Church services

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Worship Services for the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church for Holy Week and Easter: At the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church located at 2305 San Marino Rd there will be a Maundy Thursday Worship Service on March 28 at 6:30 p.m. Go...

 By Lisana Eckenrode    News    March 28, 2013

Sidney High School compiling an alumni and email list

The Sidney High School (SHS) Alumni and Email List is “a work in progress,” according to Donna Wiedeburg, Webmaster for Sidney Public Schools. For the alumni list, Wiedeburg and others at SHS are working to get as many names as possible. Currentl...

 By John Roark    News    March 28, 2013

Search warrant for stolen coins results in drug arrest

Execution of a search warrant for stolen coins led to the Tuesday arrest of two Sidney individuals on drug-related charges. Estevan Campos, 18, Sidney, faces one count of Class IV felony possession of...

 By Hannah Van Ree    News    March 28, 2013

WOW Community Theater sweeps competition awards

The Way Out West (WOW) Community Theater brought home many first place awards aside from taking the whole show at the Nebraska Association of Community Theater Competition in Minden, Neb. at the...

 By Lisana Eckenrode    News    March 28, 2013

Bikers share Christian message with local children

The Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA) made a presentation to the children of Awana at Evangelical Free Church, Wedneday. The CMA members rode motorcycles into the sanctuary of the church, and... Full story

 By Hannah Van Ree    News    March 28, 2013

Challenge winners to be announced April 20

The Get Fit Stay Fit Challenge hosted by Sidney Regional Medical Center representatives and Cheyenne County Community Center employees has almost run its course, and the winners will be announced at t...