Relay for Life picks a Princess
by DIANNE MATTHEWS
Apr 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
As I watch twins Jayci and Graci Davis play, I am amazed at the vitality and energy of seven year old children. Running, jumping, squeals of laughter; touching everything on the playground! Life is...
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San Antonio Spurs' Manu Ginobili, of Argentina; Tony Parker, of France; Danny Green; and Marco Belinelli, of Italy, from left, take part in a team photo before an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers, Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)MIAMI (AP) — Before the season started, a poll suggested that the Miami Heat were the overwhelming favorite to win the NBA title, collecting a whopping 76 percent of ballots cast.


2014-04-18 11:17:03 -0500
By Alastair Macdonald and Pavel Polityuk KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's acting president and prime minister offered some of their strongest pledges yet on Friday to strengthen constitutional rights to use the Russian language in an effort to defuse separatist protests. In a joint televised address, acting President Oleksander Turchinov and Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk called for national unity, urged people to refrain from violence and said they would support constitutional change and decentralizing more power to local councils, including over their official language - a central demand of Russian-speaking protesters in the east. "The Ukrainian government is prepared to conduct comprehensive constitutional reform which will strengthen the powers of the regions," Yatseniuk said. "We will strengthen the special status of the Russian language and protect this language," the premier said.
2014-04-18 11:06:54 -0500
County distributes $1.1 million to schools
by PHILLIP WILLIAMS
Apr 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Upshur County Commissioners Court on Tuesday approved distributing $1.1 million of the county’s Permanent School Fund among the nine school districts lying partly or wholly in the county—possibly t...
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