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Post office staff reports mailbox thefts
amarillo.com / Sun, 21 Dec 2014 22:05:42 +0000

Police are investigating multiple mailbox thefts in the Amarillo area on Saturday.

Mail from two mail collection boxes outside of the U.S. Postal Service at 2301 S. Ross St. was stolen and the boxes were damaged.

Police think mail dropped off between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. was stolen.

U.S. Postal Service mail collection boxes at 505 E. Ninth Ave., 5000 S. Western St. and 307 S. Western St. were damaged and mail might have been stolen from those locations as well.

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Spearman man killed, 2 hurt in accident
amarillo.com / Sun, 21 Dec 2014 22:40:52 +0000

One man was killed
and two people were seriously injured in a wreck near Perryton on
Saturday afternoon.

About 12:05 p.m. Saturday, a Mack truck towing a trailer was traveling southbound on State Highway 70 when it was struck from behind by a GMC Terrain as the Mack attempted to make a left turn on an oil lease road, a Texas Department of Public Safety news release said.

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Calendar for Monday, Dec. 22, 2014
amarillo.com / Sun, 21 Dec 2014 23:12:44 +0000

Entertainment

Music for Turkeys food drive and concert: 8 p.m. Featuring Angelica Hart, Mustard, Nova and South of the Sun. Friendz Cocktail Lounge & Grill, 711 S.W. 10th Ave. Cover $7 or $5 with canned good. 806-331-7305.

Community

Bishop Hills Christmas lights tour: 6:30 to 10 p.m. Free; donations accepted for Amarillo Downtown Lions Club. 806-418-4192.

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Today in History for Monday, Dec. 22
amarillo.com / Sun, 21 Dec 2014 23:13:04 +0000

■ On Dec. 22, 1944, during the World War II Battle of the Bulge, U.S. Brig. Gen. Anthony C. McAuliffe rejected a German demand for surrender, writing “Nuts!” in his official reply.

■ In 1775, Esek Hopkins was appointed the commander-in-chief of the Continental Navy.

■ In 1864, during the Civil War, Union Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman said in a message to President Abraham Lincoln: “I beg to present you as a Christmas-gift the city of Savannah.”

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Word of the day for Monday, Dec. 22, 2014
amarillo.com / Sun, 21 Dec 2014 23:13:58 +0000

WORD OF THE DAY

deity

■ de·i·ty

■ dē ə tē

Definition: (n) a god or goddess

Example: “Prosperity is only an instrument to be used, not a deity to be worshipped.”

— Calvin Coolidge


Jade McNew: 3 days until Christmas
news-journal.com / Mon, 22 Dec 2014 04:00:00 -0600
Name: Jade McNew

Longview transportation center takes step
news-journal.com / Mon, 22 Dec 2014 04:00:00 -0600
Duane Edwards was working until 1 a.m. this past Monday moving things out of the former A-1 Service Air Conditioning & Heating company building on East Pacific Avenue — property that eventually wi

Best of Beilue: Ben Britt was always a giver, never a taker
amarillo.com / Mon, 22 Dec 2014 01:08:49 +0000

Editor’s note: This column, taken from Jon Mark Beilue’s book, “This Might be a Good Story ...” first appeared in the Amarillo Globe-News on Jan. 1, 2006.

It didn’t take long to see that Ben Britt was cut from a different cloth, that he was not like most in a special way.

“No doubt about it,’’ said his high school football teammate, Kyle Masters.

“He was destined to make it big. He was brilliant.’’

Ben was impossible to stereotype, hard to fit into any one mold.

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Killings of 2 New York officers trigger backlash
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sun, 21 Dec 2014 23:33:00 -0600
NEW YORK— Civil rights leaders Sunday condemned the ambush killings of two New York police officers and expressed fear that the backlash over the bloodshed could derail the protest movement that has g

Congress acts to help ease vets on to Honor Flights
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sun, 21 Dec 2014 18:28:00 -0600
AUSTIN -- It shouldn’t take an act of Congress to help expedite the airport screening process for elderly World War II vets headed to Washington to see the monument this nation built for them. It shou

Empty Stocking Fund: Man with Parkinson’s, cancer needs tools to stay limber
amarillo.com / Mon, 22 Dec 2014 01:10:26 +0000

Disease threatens to take away one man’s passion.

Empty Stocking Fund Recipient No. 26 enjoys working with his hands, helping others with household projects. But the onset of Parkinson’s disease and arthritis restricts his abilities.

He also has been diagnosed with cancer of the mouth and stomach.

The man’s monthly income is minimal.

He receives $563 per month in Supplemental Security Income, $165 per month in Social Security and $18 per month in food stamps.

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As statewide smoking ban stalls, cities go it alone
Midland Reporter-Telegram / Sun, 21 Dec 2014 18:24:00 -0600
A decision by the Paris City Council in March to ban smoking in public places, including restaurants, angered Brent McKee.

Longview road report for the week of Dec. 21
news-journal.com / Mon, 22 Dec 2014 04:00:00 -0600
The city of Longview has scheduled the following projects that may affect traffic this week across the city:

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