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Tweetsie Railroad stays on track: Theme park to be open through 2010

April 13th, 2007 11:30 pm by Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A landmark Wild West theme park nestled in the mountains of western North Carolina will remain open through 2010, despite skyrocketing land prices that threatened to shutter its doors.

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Catering company signs lease in Knoxville Sunsphere

April 13th, 2007 11:30 pm by Associated Press

KNOXVILLE - The reopening of the Knoxville Sunsphere got closer Friday when a catering business agreed to lease two floors in the giant gold globe left from the 1982 World's Fair.

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Civilian deaths down in Baghdad - but up elsewhere - since start of security operation

April 13th, 2007 10:12 pm by Associated Press

BAGHDAD - Iraqi civilian deaths have fallen in Baghdad in the two months since the Feb. 14 start of the U.S.-led offensive, according to an Associated Press tally.

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Agriculture chief says U.S. ignores WTO at its own peril when writing farm policy

April 13th, 2007 9:18 pm by Associated Press

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Ignoring the World Trade Organization when writing a farm bill amounts to letting the WTO set U.S. agriculture policies and could shut the country out of foreign markets, Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns said.

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In first book as pope, Benedict XVI criticizes 'cruelty' of capitalism

April 13th, 2007 9:03 pm by Associated Press

VATICAN CITY - Benedict XVI criticizes the "cruelty" of capitalism and colonialism and the power of the wealthy over the poor in his first book as pope released on Friday.

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Names in the News - April 13, 2007

April 13th, 2007 12:06 am by Staff Report

NASHVILLE - Guitarist Joe Walsh brought some hard rock swagger to the Eagles 30 years ago, and he'll do the same for country singer Kenny Chesney this summer.

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Kurt Vonnegut, key 20th-century author, dies at 84

April 12th, 2007 11:51 pm by Associated Press

NEW YORK - In books such as "Slaughterhouse-Five," "Cat's Cradle," and "Hocus Pocus," Kurt Vonnegut mixed the bitter and funny with a touch of the profound.

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Gonorrhea joins list of 'superbugs'; old drug therapy ineffective

April 12th, 2007 10:57 pm by Associated Press

ATLANTA - The sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea is now among the "superbugs" resistant to common antibiotics, leading U.S. health officials to recommend wider use of a different class of drugs to avert a public health crisis.

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World Bank head admits 'mistake' in helping friend

April 12th, 2007 10:57 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON - World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz acknowledged Thursday that he erred in helping a close female friend get transferred to a high-paying job, and said he was sorry.

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Dow Chemical fires two over acquisition talks

April 12th, 2007 10:57 pm by Associated Press

Only days after announcing that it's not in talks involving a leveraged buyout, Dow Chemical Co. has shown the door to a senior adviser and a company officer, accusing them of trying to negotiate a deal behind the company's back.

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