• Veteran character actor dies

    NEW YORK (AP) — As a masterful character actor and early product of postwar, Method-style theater, Eli Wallach wore countless faces, disappearing into them all. But he was always propelled — in acting and in life — by a mischievousness and an abiding playfulness that …

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  • World Elder Abuse Awareness Day observed

    World Elder Abuse Awareness Day was June 15. The following tips for preventing the disturbing trend of elder financial abuse have been offered by the Independent Community Bankers of America, the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation and Merchants and Planters Bank: • Secure all your …

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  • Janet’s Notebook

    Put a Twist on Traditional Pasta Salad During the summer, on any given weekend, I have a backyard full of people. It seems like everyone congregates at my house and “suddenly” we’re having a cookout. I love it and wouldn’t have it any other way. …

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  • Last baby boomers turning 50; so-called senior discounts begin

    FORT COLLINS, Colo. — The last of the baby boomers turn 50 this year, and if they want to cry into their beer about getting older, at least they can now buy it at a discount. That’s because the first of the so-called senior discounts …

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  • Anime Blues Con nears

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Anime Blues Con, a convention dedicated to bringing art and culture of all things Asian and anime, will be Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Memphis Convention Center at 255 N. Main St., according to a news release. Events will include a …

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  • Website helps fight exploitation

    WASHINGTON — The Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation, under the direction of Morality in Media, now has a central website, www.EndExploitationMovement.com, to help the public find help and resources in the fight against sexual exploitation and to serve as the hub for leaders in the …

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  • Casey Kasem was island of calm in swirl of pop music

    LOS ANGELES — In pop culture, Casey Kasem was as sweet and dependable as a glass of warm milk and a plate of chocolate chip cookies, which only made the ugliness of his last few years of life seem more bizarre and tragic. The radio …

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  • Parents sue Walmart, police over shoplifting suspicion

    LIVONIA, Mich. (AP) — The parents of a mentally disabled woman are suing Walmart and police after she was stopped for suspected shoplifting at a Detroit-area store. Wendy Kozma of Novi said her 25-year-old daughter, Jodi, who has the mental capacity of an 8-year-old, now …

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  • Actress Ruby Dee dies at 91

    NEW YORK (AP) — Ruby Dee, an acclaimed actress and civil rights activist whose versatile career spanned stage, radio television and film, has died at age 91, according to her daughter. Nora Davis Day told The Associated Press on Thursday that her mother died at …

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  • Janet’s Notebook

    Fire up the grill in honor of dad Not sure about you, but some of my fondest memories of my dad are around the grill. Looking back, I thought all my “problems” could be solved by talking to him while he flipped burgers. And he …

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  • Spice up your barbecue with Bold Tastin’ Grilled Steak

    Want to liven up an ordinary steak at your next summer barbecue? Home cook Ashley Muller’s Bold Tastin’ Grilled Steak should be on the menu! The seasonings on this steak are great and the taste of this amazing marinade will have your guests asking for …

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  • World honors D-Day’s fallen, 70 years on

    COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France (AP) — Gone are the screaming shells, seasick soldiers and bloodied waters of 1944. Today, a sun-splattered Normandy celebrated peace, with silent salutes, tears and international friendship marking 70 years since the D-Day invasion helped change the course of World War II and …

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