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Names in the News - May 11, 2007

May 10th, 2007 11:36 pm by Staff Report

NASHVILLE - Country singer Tanya Tucker has sold her home and several hundred acres near Nashville to an investor who says he plans to build an upscale subdivision and golf course.

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OxyContin maker and executives plead guilty

May 10th, 2007 11:21 pm by Associated Press

ROANOKE, Va. - The maker of the powerful painkiller OxyContin and three of its current and former executives pleaded guilty Thursday to misleading the public about the drug's risk of addiction, a federal prosecutor and the company said.

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Majority of Iraqi lawmakers call for timetable for U.S. withdrawal

May 10th, 2007 10:42 pm by Associated Press

BAGHDAD - Radical Shiite politicians pressed Thursday for legislation demanding a time- table for the withdrawal of U.S.-led troops and a freeze on the number of foreign forces already in the country - even as the U.S. Congress debates the fate of the tr

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Blair sets June 27 as final day as Britain's PM

May 10th, 2007 10:42 pm by Associated Press

LONDON - Tony Blair announced his resignation Thursday in a poignant - almost apologetic - speech to the nation, thanking his compatriots for his successes during more than a decade as prime minister, and seeking understanding for leading Britain into an

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House passes Iraq funding through July

May 10th, 2007 10:42 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON - The Democratic-controlled House voted Thursday night to pay for military operations in Iraq on an installment plan, defying President Bush's threat of a second straight veto in a fierce test of wills over the unpopular war.

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Thin people may be fat on the inside, doctors warn

May 10th, 2007 10:12 pm by Associated Press

LONDON - If it really is what's on the inside that counts, then a lot of thin people might be in trouble.

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Trucking industry, short of drivers, tries to recruit couples

May 10th, 2007 10:12 pm by Associated Press

HELENA, Mont. - Jim and Eva Sisler began traveling the country nearly 10 years ago, a couple of empty nesters in their 50s with a desire to see new places and build some assets before retirement.

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Governors worry about equipment-depleted National Guard

May 10th, 2007 9:57 pm by Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. - With repeated deployments to Iraq and Afghan- istan leaving state National Guards without nearly half of their required equipment, some governors are loudly questioning whether they will be able to handle the next hurricane, wildfire or ter

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Inmates, Guard join sandbagging efforts amid more flood warnings

May 10th, 2007 9:57 pm by Associated Press

BIG LAKE, Mo. - Inmates joined the National Guard in sandbagging efforts as floodwater crept toward homes and businesses across northwest and central Missouri.

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Retired state trooper surrenders in Alabama civil rights-era slaying

May 10th, 2007 9:57 pm by Associated Press

MARION, Ala. - A former state trooper surrendered Thursday on a murder charge in the 1965 shooting death of a black man during a civil rights protest, a killing that led to the "Bloody Sunday" march and the passage of the Voting Rights Act.

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