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Archive for December 17th, 2013

  • Year-end agreement: Budget heads to final passage

    December 17, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., center, accompanied by, from left, Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., and Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn of Texas, talks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013,...

  • Obama selects gay athletes for Sochi delegation

    December 17, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this Feb. 12, 2006, file photo, the United States’ Caitlin Cahow (8) upends Germany’s Sara Seiler during the first period of a 2006 Winter Olympics ice hockey match in Turin, Italy. Cahow will join Deputy Secretary of State Bill...

  • Blind man, guide dog safe after subway track fall

    December 17, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    Cecil Williams smiles as he pets his guide dog Orlando in his hospital bed following a fall onto subway tracks from the platform at 145th Street, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, in New York. The blind 61-year-old Williams says he fainted while holding onto his black...

  • Dial-a-Carol a holiday tradition at U of Illinois

    December 17, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    In this Dec. 12, 2013 photo provided by the University of Illinois, student and Snyder Hall resident at the University of Illinois, Katherine Moss sings to callers as part of the hall’s annual Dial-A-Carol program in Champaign, Ill. The student-run...

  • Jury “at a standstill” in ex-BP engineer’s trial

    December 17, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    \ FILE – In this Dec. 3, 2013 file photo, former BP drilling engineer Kurt Mix arrives at the Hale Boggs Federal Building in New Orleans, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. Jurors are scheduled to hear closing arguments Monday in Mix’s trial on two counts of...

  • NASA orders urgent spacewalk repairs at station

    December 17, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – This May 23, 2010 image provided by NASA shows the International Space Station with the Earth in the background. The image was photographed by an STS-132 crew member on space shuttle Atlantis after the station and shuttle began their...

  • Muriel Davis

    December 17, 2013 • ObituariesComments Off

    Muriel H. Davis, 94 of Abilene, Texas, passed away on Dec. 14, 2013, in Abilene. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Dec. 18 at Royal Estates of Abilene, with Randy Reese of Beltway Park Baptist Church officiating. Her body will be cremated. The Hamil...

  • Barbara J. Chevett

    December 17, 2013 • ObituariesComments Off

    Graveside services for Barbara J. Chevett, 76, will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, with Fr. Charlie Martinez officiating at South Park Cemetery. Barbara passed away Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013. Barbara was born Feb. 23, 1937, at New Haven, Conn., to John...

  • B.O. Best Jr.

    December 17, 2013 • ObituariesComments Off

    A memorial service for B.O. Best Jr., 86, of Roswell, will be at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at Christ Church. Jr. passed away Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, surrounded by the love of his family. Jr. was born Aug. 5, 1927, to B.O. Best Sr. and Annie Brown...

  • Kenneth Walter Bridge

    December 17, 2013 • ObituariesComments Off

    Kenneth Walter Bridge, 80, of Roswell, passed away Dec. 11, 2013. He was born to John and Constance Bridge Oct. 28, 1933, in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England. Kenneth served in the United States Army at Ft. Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas. He was a registered...