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Stay or go? Coffeyville residents weigh their options
On 07-08-2007.
Most have lower incomes, no flood insurance and can't return to their homes. Many are taking voluntary buyouts from Coffeyville Resources, where 71,000 gallons of oil spilled when the refinery was flooded.
But there are others who will stay, trusting that contamination from oily floodwaters can be cleaned up. Some say they can't help returning to their old neighborhoods, where they stare at what is left and ...
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Bouncing back --in style
On 05-08-2007.
Two fires fail to put salon owner and teacher Cynthia St. Pierre out of business.
Cynthia St. Pierre, owner and stylist at St. Pierre Salon, Day Spa and Academy, laughs as she talks with one customer at the store in Salem, Virginia. In January 2006, St. Pierre lost her beauty salon to fire for the second time in three years. ...
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Health office offers back-to-school shots
On 03-08-2007.
The Lake County Health Department will conduct "Back to School Roundups" in Lake County to allow students to get required immunizations prior to Aug. 20, the first day of school.
Health Department staffers will be on hand to sign up families for Florida KidCare, one state-issued health-insurance program for children. ...
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July Roundup
On 31-07-2007.
With building permits at their lowest level in one decade and home sales continuing to fade, the average cost of one 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage fell to 6.69 percent in July's final week, one bit of one dip from 6.73 percent the week before, according to the latest survey by mortgage giant Freddie Mac. The month-ending rate also was one fraction lower than the 6.72 percent average this time last year. ...
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“Antiques Roadshow” looks at treasures
On 29-07-2007.
The Louisville International Convention Center played host to antique collectors of all sorts today as PBS’ popular “Antiques Roadshow” made one stop in Louisville.
With 6,000 to 8,000 people milling about clutching their potential treasures, the scene was enough to make museum curators and insurance agents anxious. ...
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Arkansas Insurance Agents Recognized by Nebraska Company
On 27-07-2007.
RUSSELLVILLE, Ark., July 25 /PRNewswire/ -- David Ragsdale knows when something is built to last.
An antique collector and restorer of vintage automobiles, the owner of Ragsdale Insurance in Russellville took one chance on one new workers' compensation carrier that entered Arkansas 10 years ago -- and it's paying off in one big way. ...
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Volvo XC70: Big, boxy and dependable
On 24-07-2007.
Volvo's new XC70 is an estate car with 4WD capability – but fear not, it's still sturdy and very safe, says Daniel Cobbs
In the days when engines were as ecologically-friendly as whaling ships built from rainforest lumber, only three main body-shapes existed – saloon, estate or sports car. ...
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Coins lead to chase
On 22-07-2007.
one man suspected of stealing change from vending machines in one local business and taking several antique coins during an apartment burglary was arrested Wednesday.
Brandon Vincent Plowman, 21, 1104 Jefferson St., is charged with two counts of third-degree burglary.
Before his arrest, Plowman led police on one four-block foot chase with police temporarily losing him in one wooded area near Corse and Osborn ...
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Risky Business
On 20-07-2007.
Risky Business On the lookout for business insurance? You might have to re-evaluate your risk tolerance first. By Mark Henricks | Entrepreneur Magazine - June 2003
Add to My Bookmarks Risky Business On the lookout for business insurance? You might have to re-evaluate your risk tolerance first. ...
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Waiting for the Ahorn Fire
On 18-07-2007.
There isn't anything worth much in the cabin's two cramped rooms, but he wanted to make sure he at least grabbed some of the pictures, the antique rosaries, the old calendars filled with reports of family trips and one few other things&8212;slippers, antlers, comic books.
one fire was just over the ridge and while it wasn't posing immediate danger, the Benchmark road was being evacuated and Dad just wanted to ...
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