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Man Focuses On ’57 Chevy Project, Not Illness

By Cliff Radel RICE, Minn. (AP) – You can tell the anecdotes have been passed from parent to child, told and retold again. They have the ring of family stories that have become folktales. Al Medeck, his wife, Patty, and daughter Enid Archer look to each other for details and dates. They’re discussing the `57 […]

Lost WWII Medals Returned To Ohio Soldier’s Family

By Cliff Radel CINCINNATI, Ohio (AP) – Nobody knows exactly how the soldier’s medals landed in a dumpster way on the other side of town. But everyone agrees Shawn Harvey did the right thing by dumpster-diving for them in Amelia. Completing his good deed, he recently reunited the medals, still carefully preserved in their original […]

WWI Aviation Still Alive At Aerodrome In New York

By Michael Hill RHINEBECK, N.Y. (AP) – There’s still a place where buzzing biplanes swoop in pursuit of German triplanes, where pilots in open cockpits let their scarves flutter in the wind. The sights and sounds of World War I flight are re-created regularly at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome in New York’s Hudson Valley, where […]

Photographer Chronicling Old-Time Musicians

By Morgan Simmons CLINTON, Tenn. (AP) – Curtis Byrge has spent his entire life singing and playing on the streets. His eyesight is so poor, he has never driven a car. Walking is his primary form of transportation, and at 71 years old, he still can cover 15 miles a day with his fiddle and […]

Little Free Libraries Popping Up In Illinois

By Theresa Churchill and Ryan Voyles DECATUR, Ill. (AP) – Daniel Askew and his family have good access to the Barclay Public Library, but that could change after he graduates from high school and they have fewer reasons to drive to Warrensburg from their home in Latham. So Askew, a senior and volunteer firefighter, is […]