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Car Review: 2014 Lexus GX 460
Monday, July 21, 2014
DETROIT – The Lexus GX 460 pulls double duty as a luxurious on-road sport utility with full off-road capability. Almost as big as a full-size sport utility, the test vehicle was equipped with three rows of seats. The third row would power fold away creating a flat-floored cargo space, while the second row seats were both heated and cooled. So were
 
How to end the violence in “Chiraq”
Monday, July 21, 2014
Between July 3-7, 82 people were wounded and 16 killed by gunfire. If you think I’m talking about violence in Iraq, you’re wrong. I’m talking about happenings in “Chiraq,” a new nickname for Chicago — my hometown. This violence is an unfortunate way of life for many Chicagoans. Victims ranged from as young as a
 
NC mayor marches to DC to urge Medicaid expansion
Sunday, July 20, 2014
The Republican mayor of the small town of Belhaven, North Carolina, began a 273-mile walk to Washington, D.C., last week to draw attention to the health care crisis threatening his rural coastal community following the closure of the area's only hospital. Vidant Pungo Hospital served over 20,000 people in Beaufort and Hyde counties -- an area of North
 
Dave Robbins honored with lifetime achievement award
Saturday, July 19, 2014
RICHMOND, Va. – On a night which saw six former NBA players in attendance, Virginia Union University bestowed former men's basketball coach Dave Robbins with the Lifetime Achievement Coaching Award. Proceeds from the event will establish a scholarship in the name of Robbins, who coached for 30 years at Virginia Union and who won three national
 
Marvel unveils black Captain America
Saturday, July 19, 2014
LOS ANGELES — The new Captain America will be an African-American. Marvel superhero Sam “The Falcon” Wilson will take over as the patriotic Avenger in an upcoming installment of the long-running comic book series, Marvel Comics chief creative officer Joe Quesada said during an appearance on Comedy Central’s “The Colbert
 
Keeping your health in check starts with lunch
Friday, July 18, 2014
Taking control of your midday meal can benefit both your health and your wallet. One of the easiest ways to reach your wellness goals is by taking charge of your lunch with simple, flavorful ingredients you can stock in your pantry or desk drawer. Packing your lunch doesn't have to be drab or time consuming when you plan ahead and use common ingredients
 
Connecticut’s AD sees need for student-athlete stipends
Friday, July 18, 2014
STORRS, Conn. – The University of Connecticut’s athletic director says he opposes the idea of unions for college athletes, yet sees the need to provide students on athletic scholarships with additional money. Warde Manuel, in a wide-ranging interview with The Associated Press, said he supports recent changes that will allow the school to
 
DPS inducts new superintendent
Thursday, July 17, 2014
DURHAM – Bert L’Homme, like his French last name translates, is the man – the new man for the job. L’Homme was sworn in Monday as the new Durham Public Schools superintendent on the steps of J.D. Clement Early College High School. He is filling the position left vacant by Eric Becoats, who resigned in December 2013 after allegations
 
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Car Review: 2014 Lexus GX 460

DETROIT – The Lexus GX 460 pulls double duty as a luxurious on-road sport utility with

How to end the violence in “Chiraq”

Between July 3-7, 82 people were wounded and 16 killed by gunfire. If you think I’m

NC mayor marches to DC to urge Medicaid expansion

The Republican mayor of the small town of Belhaven, North Carolina, began a 273-mile walk to