News for Monday, December 5, 2011

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BBB warns of publishing sweepstakes scam

Consumers beware. The local Better Business Bureau has issued an alert involving the use of the names of the “BBB,” and “Publishers Clearing House,” a company that provides an array of ways to participant in –– and win –– its annual sweepstakes prizes. The company also uses the sweepstakes promotions to advertise its consumer products, magazine deals and promotional offers, according to a spokeswoman for the BBB.

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Nothing tricky about Lovejoy-Tucker showdown

So, what do you call on 14th down and the longest yard?

Fire officials urge safety during holidays

Holiday lights, and other decorative lighting, are part of an average of 150 home fires per year. They cause an average of eight civilian deaths, 14 injuries, and $8.5 million in damages, according to national fire officials.

Crude oil price jumps, but gas prices mostly lower

The price of crude oil settled at $100.96 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange on Friday — an increase of $4.19 from the previous week, said Jessica Brady, spokeswoman for AAA’s The Auto Club Group.

Anderson, Mary Ann

Mary Ann Anderson, 63, of Locust Grove, passed away Saturday, Dec 3, 2011.

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Four I’ll miss — Peter Funt

Four top-notch news guys died this fall. Their individual styles of journalism could not have been more different, and yet they were alike in their dedication to keeping audiences informed and entertained. They touched us all, but for me, each had a special connection.

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How to make the Republican debates less boring — Joe Gandelman

The Republican Party's stream of debates is coming under fire for being "increasingly intolerable," hurting the Republicans' brand — and becoming boring.

BBB warns of publishing sweepstakes scam

Consumers beware.

How to make the Republican debates less boring - Joe Gandelman

The Republican Party's stream of debates is coming under fire for being "increasingly intolerable," hurting the Republicans' brand — and becoming boring.

Four I'll miss - Peter Funt

Four top-notch news guys died this fall. Their individual styles of journalism could not have been more different, and yet they were alike in their dedication to keeping audiences informed and entertained.

Crude oil price jumps, but gas prices mostly lower

The price of crude oil settled at $100.96 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange on Friday — an increase of $4.19 from the previous week, said Jessica Brady, spokeswoman for AAA's The Auto Club Group.

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