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Childhood Memories Drove Train Station Restoration

By Jaclyn Goldsborough FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) – Inside the decaying Baker Street station during the summer of 1996, the station was like the film set for a post-apocalyptic movie. In darkness, plaster fell from the ceiling and walls. Shattered lead glass was scattered about the floor. Benches remained empty, and turnstiles no longer welcomed [...]

Water Shortages Lead To ‘Tanker Mafia’ In India

By Patrick Reevell NEW DELHI (AP) – Every summer, when Minoo Phakey’s water runs out, she does what most people do in her middle-class neighborhood: She calls the mafia. Within an hour, a man in a tanker arrives, carrying a load of dubious water drawn illegally from the city’s groundwater. With India’s capital gripped by [...]

Civil War Soldiers Buried As ‘Unknowns’ Identified

By Hilary Butschek MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) – The names of 350 Confederate soldiers buried as “Unknowns” in the Confederate Cemetery here will now be forever emblazoned on memorial walls facing their graves as a result of the work of a local historian. A bronze statue of a Confederate soldier will be erected there soon as [...]

Living Roofs Take Root In Wine Country

By Michelle Locke NAPA, Calif. (AP) – It’s a warm day in the Napa Valley and the summer sun that turns the region’s plump grapes into prized cabernet sauvignon is beating down on the Odette Estate winery. But inside the winery’s production facility, temperatures are pleasant – with nary a whisper of air conditioning.

MCM Yankee Runners For The Semper Fi Fund

To benefit veterans and their families through the Semper Fi Fund, the Marine Corps Marathon Yankee Runners are hosting a fundraiser Friday, September 19 from 7pm to 11pm at Stonehouse Pub in Lemont. The Semper Fi Fund provides financial assistance to wounded or critically ill veterans and their families. Founded by Marine Corps spouses in [...]