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Archive for September 1st, 2011

  • See Killgo’s for expert brake work, ‘alinements’ and now, parts

    September 1, 2011 • Business, Local Business Review • • Comments Off

    Harold “Hugo” Killgo installs new disk brake pads on a vehicle. He can also turn brake drums. If it has anything to do with brakes or front-end work (shocks, struts, ball joints or wheel bearings,) he is THE ONE to call. Hugo does expert work at...

  • Performance to honor DC African dance pioneers

    September 1, 2011 • EntertainmentComments Off

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Assane Konte, artistic director of KanKouran West African Dance Company, stomps in naked feet. He stretches his arms as if he were a bird with long, lovely and powerful wings. The drums beat faster and faster. Konte’s body moves as...

  • Greek police recover stolen Rubens painting

    September 1, 2011 • EntertainmentComments Off

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek police recovered a 17th century painting by Flemish master Pieter Paul Rubens stolen from a museum in Belgium a decade ago, authorities said Thursday. Two people, both Greeks, were arrested in the operation, he said. Neither the...

  • AMC on track with 'Hell on Wheels,' 'Walking Dead'

    September 1, 2011 • EntertainmentComments Off

    NEW YORK (AP) — As every fan of “The Walking Dead” is well aware, this zombie-apocalypse drama will return for its much-awaited second season on Oct. 16. But AMC is announcing news that should bring delighted chills to any “Dead”...

  • Andrea Riseborough, Madonna, Abbie Cornish

    September 1, 2011 • EntertainmentComments Off

    British actress Andrea Riseborough, US singer and director Madonna and Australian actress Abbie Cornish pose at the photo call for the film W.E. during the 68th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011. (AP Photo/Jonathan...

  • Gasoline close to record high before Labor Day

    September 1, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

    NEW YORK (AP) — Gasoline is near the highest it’s ever been for this time of year, just ahead of the Labor Day weekend. The run-up in oil prices this year, combined with a rash of refining problems throughout the U.S., has boosted pump prices. The...

  • Retailers report solid gains for August

    September 1, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

    NEW YORK (AP) — Americans showed their resilience in August as the down economy, the stock market and even a natural disaster were not enough to keep them from shopping. Besides old worries about job losses, stagnant wages and falling housing values,...

  • Economy shows signs of moving past August shocks

    September 1, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumers and businesses are not so worried that the economy is about to tumble into a recession after all. Manufacturing grew a little slower in August than the previous month, but it didn’t contract as some had feared....

  • Eric Blome

    September 1, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

    In this photo taken Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011 in Crystal Lake, Ill., artist Eric Blome puts the finishing touches on his Sept. 11 tribute sculpture. Blome’s 22-foot-tall 2 ton sculpture incorporates four, twisted, 8 foot beams from the World Trade Center...

  • Hugh Jackman

    September 1, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

    Australian actor Hugh Jackman, center, is seen during the shooting of a commercial in Budapest, Hungary, Friday, Sept. 1, 2011. (AP Photo/MTI, Bea Kallos) [/auth...