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Shanahan ventures again into Area 51

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Mike Shanahan is very familiar with the No. 51 pick in the NFL draft. Three times in a row, he was in that position with the Denver Broncos. The 2001 and 2003 selections were utterly forgettable, but no one has as problem...

 
 By Stephen McKay    Sports    April 25, 2013

My amazing introduction to sports

It all started on a cold, snowy February morning on Long Island, NY. No, that’s no good. True, but silly. “I was born in the house that my father built.” Nope. No good. Not true. Besides, didn’t that come from Dick Nixon? “My family is...

 

Locals compete at ATA Taekwondo Region 109B Tournament

Twelve local Taekwondo students participated in the recent ATA Region 109 Class B Taekwondo Tournament in Aurora, Colo., on April 13, 2013. The regional competition included several categories for all...

 

This year's draft heavy on size, light on glamour

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — This year’s NFL draft is heavy on size and light on glamour. There’s no high-profile quarterback destined to go No. 1 and instantly become the face of a downtrodden franchise. There’s not even a running back or wide...

 

Police: Boston suspects planned to attack New York

NEW YORK (AP) — The Boston Marathon bombing suspects had planned to blow up their remaining explosives in New York’s Times Square, officials said Thursday. New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said Dzhokhar Tsarnaev told interrogators...

 

Israeli military shoots down drone

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel shot down a drone Thursday as it approached the country’s northern coast, the military said. Suspicion immediately fell on the Hezbollah militant group in Lebanon which denied it sent the craft. Hezbollah’s Al Manar TV...

 

Autism Awareness should be every month

April is Autism Awareness Month. But Autism is something that parents of children who have been diagnosed as autistic deal with each month of the year. The prevalence of children diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has risen drastically...

 

Denver's annual Starfest a great success

Thousands of people enjoyed the weekend at Starfest in Denver. Photos with celebrities were offered along with autographs. The afternoon was filled with on-stage appearances by the celebrity guests who answered questions by the audience and told...

 

Stepping out: breakfast burritos and more

It’s difficult to pin down the origins of any dish. Was the fajita, for instance, invented by kitchen staff at Ninfa’s in Houston or derived from chuck wagon meals served to cowboys roaming the...

 

New Amsterdam vodka

New Amsterdam’s gin made quite a splash when introduced six years ago. Now the California distillery hopes to capture the more lucrative vodka market with a spirit turned to the casual, 20-something crowd. Their gin cranked down the potent juniper...

 

Britain dodges recession as economy grew in first quarter

LONDON (AP) — Britain has given the slip to the Triple Dip. The U.K. dodged a third recession after official figures showed the economy grew 0.3 percent in the first quarter compared with the previous three months — a better-than-expected result...

 

Nourish the 'roots' of your investment strategy

On Arbor Day, which we celebrate this week, people across the country plant trees. Of course, trees provide us with many benefits, including beauty, fruit and oxygen, as well as protection against land erosion. But the act of planting and nurturing t...

 

Garbage in

Editor, Horrible, unthinkable, unfathomable events are taking place all across our nation. Our hearts are breaking for the families affected. How can these things happen? What could trigger such evil? Some are jumping to the conclusion that we need...

 

Our view

Today’s opening of the George W. Bush library – a beautiful facility in Dallas – is one of those rare occasions that brings all living presidents together. The two-term president bore the brunt of some difficult decisions during his time in...

 

Mars: The red planet

Mars One announced startling news last week that they would receive applications from those willing to travel to Mars and establish a permanent colony on the Red Planet. A Dutch entrepreneur named Bas Landsdorp heads Mars One, and he hopes to send...

 

Cabela's shares up on big 1Q earnings beat

NEW YORK (AP) — Cabela’s says strong sales of guns and ammunition helped drive its profit up 73 percent in the first quarter, surpassing expectations and briefly driving its shares to all-time highs on Thursday. The retailer operates stores that...

 
 By Hannah Van Ree    News    April 25, 2013

Council accepts bid on roads project

City of Sidney City Council members chose Paul Reed Construction & Supply for the Illinois and 14th Avenue Street Improvement Project this Tuesday night. Donald Dye with M.C. Schaff & Associates, Inc. told council members that two bids had been...

 
 By Hannah Van Ree    News    April 25, 2013

Budget concerns delay decision on pool site

Although City of Sidney council members were scheduled to make a decision on the location site for the new swimming pool at their meeting Tuesday night, it was apparent that there are many additional steps before a site can be confirmed. Mayor...

 

City hands stray cat issue to public

With indications that the current cat ordinance debate was in fact leading to too broad a list of requirements, Sidney City Council members handed the problem solving over to community members. Mayor...

 

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