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Archive for September 2nd, 2013

  • labor-day-2

    Concert in the park delivers patriotic Labor Day

    September 2, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Jill McLaughlin Photo The children on the right: Luke Simmons, 2, and his sister Brooke, 3, are joined by two more kids while they try playing the drums at the “Instrument Petting Zoo” Monday before the Roswell Symphony Orchestra’s Labor Day...

  • Obama-Syria

    Obama tries persuading on Syria

    September 2, 2013 • National News, State NewsComments Off

    AP Photo President Barack Obama delivers remarks about the crisis in Syria at the White House, Saturday. WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama worked on Monday to persuade skeptical lawmakers to endorse a U.S. military intervention in civil war-wracked...

  • Pearce puts party over people

    September 2, 2013 • Dear EditorComments Off

    Dear Editor: Mr. Pearce: You have been in office for 10 years. What have you done for the people in your CD 2? I’ve been trying to find something helpful. Maybe I haven’t looked in the right place. I do know that you are a proud member of the Tea Party...

  • Evolution supported by evidence

    September 2, 2013 • Dear EditorComments Off

    Dear Editor: I see in various letters to the editor: • That humankind has only been around for 6,000 years. Ridiculous. Good scientific evidence shows that humans were already wearing animal skins as clothing well over 150,000 years ago. We have powerful...

  • Actor Michael Douglas says no crisis in marriage

    September 2, 2013 • EntertainmentComments Off

    US actor Michael Douglas lifts a bottle of champagne as he arrives for the German premiere of the movie ‘Behind The Candelabra’ in Berlin, Germany, Monday, Sept. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn) BERLIN (AP) — Actor Michael Douglas says he...

  • Despite the bombs, Hollywood posts a record summer

    September 2, 2013 • EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE – This undated file publicity photo from Disney/Bruckheimer Films, shows actors, Johnny Depp, left, as Tonto, a spirit warrior on a personal quest, who joins forces in a fight for justice with Armie Hammer, as John Reid, a lawman who has become a...

  • ‘Don’t be afraid’: Final words from Seamus Heaney

    September 2, 2013 • EntertainmentComments Off

    Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny attends the funeral of Irish poet Seamus Heaney during a funeral mass at the Church of the Sacred Heart in Donnybrook, Dublin, Ireland, Monday, Sept. 2, 2013. Ireland mourned the loss of its Nobel laureate poet, Seamus Heaney,...

  • ‘Fifty Shades’ movie casts Dakota Johnson, Hunnam

    September 2, 2013 • EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE – In a Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011 file photo, Charlie Hunnam, a cast member in “Sons of Anarchy,” arrives at a screening of the fourth season premiere of the television series, in Los Angeles. Focus Features and Universal Pictures announced...

  • NY college houses endangered Thomas Paine writings

    September 2, 2013 • EntertainmentComments Off

    In this Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013 photo, an early edition of Thomas Paine’s “Common Sense” is displayed at Iona College in New Rochelle, N.Y. A once-endangered collection of about 300 Paine-related pieces is the cornerstone of a new Institute...

  • Unlikely Salinger detective spent decade on trail

    September 2, 2013 • EntertainmentComments Off

    This undated image provided by The Story Factory shows a letter from J.D. Salinger to Jean Miller, a woman who as a teen in the 1950s formed an intense bond with J.D. Salinger and was a model for the title character in his story “For Esme _ With Love...