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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 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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    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 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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    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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    401(k)s: Employer Contributions Get the Ax

    401(k)s: Employer Contributions Get the Ax
    When times are tough, companies find cost savings wherever they can. Now some employers are doing away with the 401(k) match, a benefit once considered almost sacred. The list of companies that have suspended or cut back corporate matching in their defined-contribution retirement plans this year is not trivial. It includes General Motors (GM), Frontier Airlines (FRNTQ), car-rental company Dollar Thrifty ...
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    Meltdown 101: How Layoffs Affect Retirement Plans

    Meltdown 101: How Layoffs Affect Retirement Plans
    It's one of a heap of financial worries that come with a layoff: What happens to your company-sponsored retirement plan? The answer depends on how long you worked for the company, the amount you saved up and whether the money's in a 401(k) or a pension plan. For the most part, federal regulations protect retirement savings, even if a company goes ...
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    Safeguard Your Retirement in Hard Times

    Safeguard Your Retirement in Hard Times
    Investment losses, job loss or downsizing, an upward adjustment on your adjustable rate mortgage, and higher prices on everything from gas for your car to rice for the table are only some of the current factors that could derail your financial planning for your golden years. When your income is not covering all your expenses, it can be tempting to simply ...
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    How Much Money Should You Save for Retirement?

    How Much Money Should You Save for Retirement?
    Have questions about planning for retirement? Our Money Mentors have some answers. They aren't financial pros. They're ordinary folks who, as retirees, manage their own finances. Their nest eggs, excluding their homes, vary from a couple hundred thousand dollars to $2 million. The one thing they have in common is experience as retirees — and the desire to share the lessons ...

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