Hector Salazar toiled as a handyman for 17 years to buy a comfortable mobile home for his wife an... Homelessness, economic los

Hector Salazar toiled as a handyman for 17 years to buy a comfortable mobile home for his wife and two children, and a life-altering hurricane named Wilma smashed it to pieces.

Now he spends sleepless nights wondering and praying over the future of his family, sleeping on a rock-hard cot next to hundreds of strangers in a shelter - the homeless remnants of one mean hurricane season.

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Evangelical Faithful Band Together to Pay Each Others' Medical Expenses When his wife spen... Seeking Divine Protection...

Evangelical Faithful Band Together to Pay Each Others' Medical Expenses

When his wife spent a week in Georgetown University Hospital's intensive care unit last year recovering from life-saving brain surgery, Joe Huff never worried about who would pay her $120,000 hospital bill, even though his family has no health insurance.

Huff, a 52-year-old Laytonsville, Md. real estate agent,...

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State Sen. Charles Poochigian says California isn't tough enough on car thieves. From 1999... Senator: Make car theft a 'st

State Sen. Charles Poochigian says California isn't tough enough on car thieves.

From 1999 to 2004, the number of vehicle thefts in California increased by 49.4 percent, according to state Department of Justice statistics released last week. Between 2003 and 2004, vehicle thefts increased 4.5 percent, contributing to an overall rise in property crime.

Poochigian, a Fresno Republica...

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A third straight statewide defeat in 2006 will send McCollum to the political scrap heap. In Flor... With 2 strikes, McCollum t

A third straight statewide defeat in 2006 will send McCollum to the political scrap heap. In Florida politics, three strikes and you're out.

Say this for the Brooksville native with the earnestness of a Boy Scout: He doesn't quit easily.

After two decades in Congress marked by high-profile assignments on crime, intelligence and President Bill Clinton's impeachment, McCollum was t...

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Hospice nurse helps terminally ill patients face death on their own terms THE VILLAGES &#82... Hospice nurse helps terminally i

Hospice nurse helps terminally ill patients face death on their own terms

THE VILLAGES — Joann Szuhay feels she was put on Earth for a reason — to be a hospice nurse. Her patients and their families seem to agree.

"Thank God for her. She calls me all the time and says, ‘What do you need?' " said Henry Pollack, who is under hospice care as he copes with prostate ca...

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Pipe dreams: Waverly music man creates arrangements for organ By GLORIA ALEFF, Courier Corr... Pipe dreams: Waverly music man c

Pipe dreams: Waverly music man creates arrangements for organ

By GLORIA ALEFF, Courier Correspondent WAVERLY --- By day, Jonathan Reuss writes programs as an information technology analyst/designer at CUNA Mutual Life Insurance. At night, his soul sings.

He met his wife, Audrey, when both were students at Wartburg College. He pursued a major in computer science and minors in music a...

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Clutching a bag of nails in one hand and wielding a hammer in the other, Marshbaum broke out of s... The FEMA Scheme-a;...

Clutching a bag of nails in one hand and wielding a hammer in the other, Marshbaum broke out of semi-retirement and into my office. It could mean only one thing.

In the three decades I have known my faux friend, he always had a scheme for how to live the affluent life of a no-talent pop celebrity. He did extremely well on the first part of it. Now and then, he came up with a scheme that b...

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Dr. Zehra Attari's husband asked her many times to give up her pediatric medicine practice in a ... Oakland pediatrician still

Dr. Zehra Attari's husband asked her many times to give up her pediatric medicine practice in a tough section of Oakland, but she always refused. She said her work was too important.

Now, Tasadduq Attari wonders if his wife's decision to stay has something to do with her disappearance. Attari was reported missing on Nov 7. Thought to have been carrying only petty cash and a cell phone, ...

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A state project to find elderly veterans on public assistance and get them the benefits they're ... State tracks down vets due

A state project to find elderly veterans on public assistance and get them the benefits they're due is moving into Pierce County.

The two-year-old pilot program has scoured southwest Washington to find hundreds whose care was being paid for by the state, but should have been covered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

So far the effort has shifted more than $4 million in s...

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SUSSEX COUNTY, Del. -- The popular Southeastern Delaware Artists Studio Tour will launch its 11th... Artists studio tour on tap

SUSSEX COUNTY, Del. -- The popular Southeastern Delaware Artists Studio Tour will launch its 11th annual event on Friday and Saturday. Nov. 25 and 26, the weekend after Thanksgiving. As in the past, the event will be free and open to the public from 10 a.m to 4 p.m.

It is a self-guided tour of the studios of 16 of Delaware's most talented artists and artisans -- all in southeastern Susse...

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