AMMAN, Jordan - The father of a Jordanian pilot captured by the Islamic State group in Syria pleaded...negotiate a prisoner swap or other concessions from Jordan.The pilot's father, Safi Yousef al-Kaseasbeh, made his plea while speaking to journalists...


...sit in our rooms twiddling our thumbs. We have a reason to be here.But he has done far more. Listen to his words: "In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I...

The Bookworm Sez: 'The Silent Sister' has plenty to say

...wouldn't be a pleasant one.After her father died unexpectedly, it fell to her to...Riley was the one going through their father's belongings. Each item she found in...opened his checkbook register. Why had her father been writing out $500 checks to Tom Kyle...

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Local congregation celebrates Hanukkah

...they were offered space at Kenai's Our Lady of the Angels Roman Catholic Church. "All of a sudden, we got a call from Father Wells from the catholic church, whom we had not approached," she said. "He contacted us and said 'I hear you're looking...


...docile. Williams learned to love reptiles as a child, sharing a household with a Columbian redtail boa constrictor owned by her father.Children often approach the reptiles with smiles, open minds and open hearts - only to be admonished by parents or other...

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Pigskin Pick'em: Some NFL teams not feeling the holiday cheer

...a spot in the AFC playoffs. Ravens win 27-9DETROIT LIONS @ Chicago Bears +7Lions and Bears oh my! These aren't your fathers Bears. Chicago has been in hibernation since the hiring of Captain Canada Marc Trestman as Head Coach. Trestman must be yearning...

Ernest Allan Stirman

...rheumatic fever, which he contracted as a child.Al was born May 6, 1935, in Portales, New Mexico, in a jail cell where his father was the sheriff. He had a long career as a communications technician, working for Pacific Bell in California and Mountain...

Richard Gerould

...E. in spring for exact date.His predeceased include his maternal and paternal grandparents; father Manley Gerould; stepfather Bill Kaye; father and mother-in-law Richard "Dick" and Ann Baldwin; cousin Jeff Mitchell; and his treasured...

Kevin Bagley

...Gottschalks before becoming Asset protection manager at Wal-mart Kevin was a quiet and private person who did his job as a single father raising his daughter Kari. No Matter the circumstances Kevin always had the best sense of humor. But if you didn't get his...

Everett Christopher Blatchford

...Amanda, and their son, Jade; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.He was preceded in death by his father, Everett Blatchford, brother, Michael and maternal grandmother Etta Hill.In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to...



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