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Articles from the April 27, 2013 edition

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 By Jeff Parsons    Sports    April 27, 2013

Mythbusters ...

Passion – There isn’t another other word that best describes my feelings for the game of baseball. Over the years, I can tell you, never a day goes by that I don’t think about, prepare for or study the game. On occasion, we officials get... Full story

 By Associated Press    Sports    April 27, 2013

Thunder's Westbrook out, needs knee surgery

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — All-Star point guard Russell Westbrook will have surgery to repair cartilage in his right knee and be out indefinitely, dealing a harsh blow to the Oklahoma City Thunder’s championship chances. General manager Sam Presti...

 By Associated Press    Sports    April 27, 2013

Bring on beef in draft, starting with OT Fisher

NEW YORK (AP) — Short on glam, slim on glitter and no sign of Manti Te’o, the NFL draft was still a solid B-plus. As in Big, as in Brawn, as in Bulk, as in Beefy. We’re talking a scale-busting 600 pounds at the outset Thursday night with offens...

 By Associated Press    Sports    April 27, 2013

Marathon deaths prompt review of security policy

Left unattended, no accessory looks as menacing these days as a backpack. At the airport. On the subway. At a sports event. And, as a result of the two backpack-encased bombs that exploded near the fi...

 By Associated Press    Elsewhere    April 27, 2013

Obama backs Planned Parenthood in political fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama vowed Friday to join Planned Parenthood in fighting against what he said are efforts by states to turn women’s health back to the 1950s, before the Supreme Court legalized abortion nationwide, and singled...

 By Associated Press    Elsewhere    April 27, 2013

Boston suspect is moved; FBI searches landfill

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhohkar Tsarnaev was moved from a hospital to a federal prison medical center, while FBI agents searched for evidence Friday in a landfill near the college he was attending. U.S. officials, meanwhile,...

 By Associated Press    Elsewhere    April 27, 2013

Elsewhere Briefs

Death toll in Bangladesh collapse passes 300 SAVAR, Bangladesh (AP) — With time running out to save workers still trapped in a collapsed garment factory building, rescuers dug through mangled metal and concrete Friday and found more survivors —...

 By Art Faesser    Community    April 27, 2013

Easter season

For many, Easter 2013 is a faded memory. However on the liturgical calendar of the Catholic Church, we are smack dab in the middle of the 50 day “Easter Season”. The significance of the resurrection of Jesus from the tomb is just so profound, so...

 By Associated Press    Opinion    April 27, 2013

Elsewhere Editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States and abroad: April 24 Boston Herald on politics: President Barack Obama and his team don’t have to worry about commercial flight delays. Maybe that helped secure the decision to begi...

 Opinion    April 27, 2013

Hiding Behind The Bible?

Editor, On April 12 a writer submitted an article for the Sidney Sun-Telegraph on the opinion page concerning the topic of whether or not homosexuals should be allowed to get married. My purpose is not to address all of the different subjects and... Full story

 By Lisana Eckenrode    Opinion    April 27, 2013

Lisana's Lines

After going to the Sunol Community Center this week and seeing feeling the history within the walls of that building, I started thinking about how history should be preserved. As I described last week, Boston does a pretty good job of preserving... Full story

 Community    April 27, 2013

Looking Back

100 YEARS AGO ‘A Unique Sight’ April 26, 1913 A unique sight in town last Saturday was when Mr. McDonald of the South divide came to town with four loads of potatoes which he pulled with his tractor engine. Whatever that may have cost he saved...

 Community    April 27, 2013

Junior Ranger Activities at the monument

GERING – Celebrate National Park Week and earn a badge or two on Saturday, April 27. How do you earn a Junior Ranger badge? Each unit in the National Park Service has put together an activity booklet for children. After completing the required...

 Community    April 27, 2013

SPNRD offers youth camp scholarships

The South Platte Natural Resources District has two scholarship opportunities for students wishing to attend one of two camps focusing on natural resources education this summer. The scholarships are...

 By M Timothy Nolting    News    April 27, 2013

Across the fence: Boston: April 18, 1775

It’s been nearly 10 years since I was last in Boston, Mass. For more than a year I flew from Denver to Boston every-other weekend and spent each two-week stretch working as an independent consultant for Philips Medical Systems. On my off weekends,...

 By Associated Press    News    April 27, 2013

Death toll in Bangladesh collapse passes 300

SAVAR, Bangladesh — With time running out to save workers still trapped in a collapsed garment factory building, rescuers dug through mangled metal and concrete Friday and found more survivors — but also more corpses that pushed the death toll...

 News    April 27, 2013

Annual Pheasants Forever banquet a success

Cheyenne County High Plains Chapter Pheasants Forever held its 23rd annual fund raising banquet on March 1 at the Cheyenne County Fairground in Sidney. Chapter President Brad Lines, termed the banquet a “monumental success.” “We’re extremely...

 By Hannah Van Ree    News    April 27, 2013

Bond deal denied in Gurley meth case

At the preliminary hearing in the State of Nebraska’s case against Gurley resident Justin Warren, representatives from both sides questioned investigator Zachary Goodrich and deputy Adam... Full story

 By Lisana Eckenrode    News    April 27, 2013

The past is present at Boot Hill

An historic part of Sidney’s past is being resurrected. The Boot Hill Restoration Committee is a group of volunteers dedicated to the restoration, recognition and preservation of the Boot Hill...

 By Hannah Van Ree    News    April 27, 2013

It's all about the moves

Not only will Dance Steps Studio students be performing their annual big recital next month, but also the studio will be moving to a new location, according to owner Margaret Meier. The recital is tit...