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    Firefighters Battle Numerous Blazes Across Texas

    REESE CENTER -- From Reese Technology Center to Lubbock and Deaf Smith County to Andrews County, firefighters were in constant motion battling various fires Tuesday afternoon. Massive plumes of smoke could be seen -- in the midst of the blowing dirt -- billowing from the runways of the former Reese Air Force Base between County Road 1100 and County Road 1300 ...
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    Wildfire-Prevention Measure Creates Wildfire

    Wildfire-Prevention Measure Creates Wildfire
    A wood chipping operation, to grind up trees that had been previously cut to mitigate the potential of a wildland fire triggered last Thursday's Rifle Fire east of Fort Stanton. The wildland fire went on to scorch 600 acres of land. Some sort of "equipment" had initially been listed as the cause of the Rifle Fire by New Mexico's State Forestry ...
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    Fire Crew on 9/11 Trip Reaches New York

    Fire Crew on 9/11 Trip Reaches New York
    Four Gig Harbor firefighters plan to pick up a piece of steel from the destroyed World Trade Center today in New York, marking the turn-around point of their cross-country excursion. The crew had to adjust its route because of storms in the Midwest, but other than that, the trip went relatively smoothly, according to updates posted on Gig Harbor Fire & ...
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    County Urged to Tighten Fire Rules

    SILVER CITY, N.M. -- Even as the Miller Fire topped 83,000 scorched acres in the Gila Wilderness, the Grant County Commission received an update Tuesday from the U.S. Forest regarding the situation and was urged to strengthen the current fire ban ordinance. The Miller Fire, which is burning about 25 miles north of Silver City, is at about 48 percent containment ...
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    Fire Breaks Out After Lightning Strikes House

    Residents of duplex on Monongahela's Main Street were driven from their home Monday night after lightning struck the roof and started a fire. Firefighters responded 11:52 p.m. to 402 E. Main St. after property owner Dina Annesi, 81, reported a corner of the roof was burning. Annesi, who lives on the bottom floor, made it out safely, fire Chief Frank Hnatik ...
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    Man Detained After Stolen Plane Crashes by Runway

    FREDERICK, Md. - Frederick city police say a plane stolen from a hangar at Frederick Airport crashed into grass by a runway when the pilot lost control. Officers called to the airport around 2:15 a.m. Monday were told that after the plane crashed, a man who was operating the Piper Super Cub airplane ran from the area. A man who matched ...
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    The ABCs of Managing Money

    Budgeting isn't always easy - but it doesn't have to be impossible. And it's worth it. You'll live with less worry now, and endure less headache later on. Luckily, the Geezeo blog has come up with some basic money management strategies that are as simple as ABC. Follow their guidelines to squash your debt, start saving, and stop wasting money. ...
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    Faceoff: Which Sex Has It Better?

    Faceoff: Which Sex Has It Better?
    Gender stereotypes abound. But there’s no doubt about it – men and women are different. And we’ve all wondered, at one point or another, what life was like for the opposite sex. With so much misunderstanding between the sexes, we set out to dispel the myths and separate fact from fiction. Except, we’re shaking things up a little. Instead of the ...
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    10 Reasons Why It's Better To Be a Woman

    1. In this recession, you are more likely to keep your job. A lot of people are losing their jobs right now, but it is disproportionately affecting us men. In February 2008 the unemployment rate for men and women who had gone to college but did not graduate was the same: 4.1 percent. Today it's 8.9 percent for men but only ...
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    10 Reasons Why It's Better To Be a Man

    1. Men are bigger and stronger I know, because I’ve lost arm-wrestling matches to even the puniest ones. The reason for the variance in size? Natural selection. You see, men had to compete with one another for female mates, which weeded out the weaker ones. The result? A man will rarely have to struggle with opening a jar, lifting furniture or ...
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    5 Ways to Vet Your Next Employer

    5 Ways to Vet Your Next Employer
    We all know that before bringing you on board, a potential employer will do some vetting. They'll scour the internet searching for digital dirt, or any discrepancies from your resume. They'll try to get a glimpse into your personality. They want to know as much as they can about you. After all, they’re about to let you – an unknown quantity ...
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    How Would You Spend a Raise or Bonus?

    How Would You Spend a Raise or Bonus?
    When we asked Monster readers what they’d be most likely to splurge on if they got a big salary bump -- a new car, wardrobe or home entertainment technology -- the car topped the list with 51 percent of the votes, followed by the wardrobe with 30 percent and the home entertainment center at 18 percent. But quite a few readers ...
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    Rising Food Costs in a Recession

    Rising Food Costs in a Recession
    Everything from the price of gasoline to the midwestern floods will affect your grocery bill in coming months. The cost of celery is up 106%. Not surprisingly: the cost of meat is kept artificially low thanks to massive lobbyist subsidies. Lesson: eat fewer lentils and more tangerines. Do you need solutions to food cost increases? Get a grip on your budget. ...
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    Make Your Taxes Less Taxing: Tips and Tricks

    Make Your Taxes Less Taxing: Tips and Tricks
    Taxes are overwhelming and complicated. There is form after form and it gets tough to keep them all straight. The most painful part, however, is seeing the toll it takes on you wallet. TurboTax, Military.com and FireLink have brought you expert financial advice to make your taxes as painless as possible and hopefully save a lot of money in the process. ...
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    Your Job Search Expenses May Be Tax-Deductible

    Your Job Search Expenses May Be Tax-Deductible
    Did you spend substantial amounts of money looking for a new position last year? You may be able to succeed where Nelson Rockefeller failed and take a tax deduction for many of your job search-related costs. When New York Governor Rockefeller was appointed vice president in the '70s, he deducted expenses incurred in connection with his congressional confirmation hearings. Years later, ...
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    Bailout Bill Extends Tax Breaks for Individuals

    Bailout Bill Extends Tax Breaks for Individuals
    In 2008, legislation was passed to help rescue US markets and the economy. But did you know that these bailout bills also included a bundle of income tax breaks? The biggest ones are known as "extenders" - popular tax breaks that might seem permanent to most taxpayers, but actually must be renewed every year or two. Stuffed inside the *Emergency Economic ...
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    10 Things You May Not Know About Your Finances

    10 Things You May Not Know About Your Finances
    1: Medicare doesn't cover nursing home care. Nearly 60% of Americans think Medicare pays for nursing care, and 52% assume that it covers assisted living, according to a 2006 survey by AARP. Not so. Medicare's coverage of long-term care is extremely limited. It'll cover part of the cost of a skilled nursing facility while you recover from an injury or illness. ...
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    10 Things You Should Know About Credit Cards

    10 Things You Should Know About Credit Cards
    h4. 1. Interest Backdating Most card issuers charge interest from the day a charge is posted to your account if you don't pay in full monthly. But, some charge interest from the date of purchase, days before they have even paid the store on your behalf! Remedy: Find another card issuer, or always pay your bill in full by the due ...
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    7 Ways to Lower Your Utility Bill

    7 Ways to Lower Your Utility Bill
    The average American home will spend $990 on heating this year, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA). Add that to the rising costs of food, clothing, and travel, and almost every individual and family will feel the pinch. Fortunately, you can make your utility bills more manageable. Many steps to reducing your bills apply to everyone, even those living in ...
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    5 Insurance Myths Busted

    5 Insurance Myths Busted
    Misinformation and myths plague the insurance industry. Many times consumers aren't sure how much insurance to purchase or if they have purchased the right kind to begin with. If you're one of the thousands of Americans that don't understand insurance and what it offers read this list of the top 5 insurance myths and the facts behind them." h4. 1.) Auto ...

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