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Today in history for Friday, Aug. 28, 2015
amarillo.com / Fri, 28 Aug 2015 01:23:08 +0000

■ In 1609, English sea explorer Henry Hudson and his ship, the Half Moon, reached present-day Delaware Bay.

■ In 1862, the Second Battle of Bull Run (also known as Second Manassas) began in Prince William County, Va., during the Civil War; the result was a Confederate victory.

■ In 1922, the first radio commercial aired on station WEAF in New York City; the 10-minute advertisement was for the Queensboro Realty Co., which had paid a fee of $100.

■ In 1944, during World War II, German forces in Toulon and Marseille, France, surrendered to Allied troops.

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Abilene company second on workplace list
ReporterNews.com / Fri, 28 Aug 2015 01:35:37 GMT
Funeral Directors Life Insurance Co. was ranked second on the 10 Best Workplaces in Insurance list for 2015.

A look at Serena Williams’ possible path to true Grand Slam
wacotrib.com / Fri, 28 Aug 2015 01:43:27 -0500
Shortly after the draw for the U.S. Open set up Serena Williams' path to completing a Grand Slam, she offered her own analysis.

Niland, Robinson did not complete city manager’s evaluation
elpasotimes.com / Thu, 27 Aug 2015 22:37:22 MDT

El Paso city Rep. Cortney Niland, one of the most outspoken supporters of City Manager Tommy Gonzalez's recent $61,000 raise, did not fill out a performance evaluation for him this spring, records show.


Goodyear retiring blimps, rolling out new cigar-shaped craft
wacotrib.com / Fri, 28 Aug 2015 01:11:03 -0500
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The fabled Goodyear Blimp is retiring.

Calendar for Friday, Aug. 28, 2015
amarillo.com / Fri, 28 Aug 2015 01:23:40 +0000

Sports

American Quarter Horse Association Adequan Select: 8 a.m. Amarillo National Center on Amarillo Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave. Free. 806-376-4811 or www.aqha.com.

Amarillo ThunderHeads vs. Laredo Lemurs: 7:05 p.m. ThunderHeads Stadium, 3303 E. Third Ave. Tickets $5, $7 and $10. 806-242-1776 or www.gothunderheads.com.

Entertainment

Mike Fuller: Noon. Furrbie’s, 210 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover. 806-220-0841.

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Waco ISD insurance cost hikes presented to board with errors
wacotrib.com / Thu, 27 Aug 2015 21:01:00 -0500
Waco school officials expressed confusion Thursday after learning the employee insurance costs presented last week to the board of trustees — who unanimously voted to approve them — were incorrect.

From chaos to hope: Ten years later, many remember Hurricane Katrina as a sudden and life-changing e
heralddemocrat.com / Fri, 28 Aug 2015 05:01:12 +0000
For more than a week, Essie Hennie and her family were tuned into the news, watching as tropical storm Katrina swirled its way toward their home in New Orleans. As the storm’s wind speeds increased to more than 100 miles per hour, Hennie and her family realized they were no longer safe in their own home. By now, this storm had become the infamous Hurricane Katrina.

Alibates to mark 50th anniversary
amarillo.com / Fri, 28 Aug 2015 02:15:58 +0000

While the Alibates Flint Quarries supplied the raw material for stone weapons for centuries, it is celebrating 50 years as a national monument on Saturday with a day filled with events and guided hikes.

“For 12,000 years, people quarried flint for toolmaking. Indians of the Ice Age Clovis Culture used Alibates flint for spear points to hunt the imperial mammoth before the Great Lakes were even formed,” according to geology notes on a National Park Service website.

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Correctional officers being sought
ReporterNews.com / Fri, 28 Aug 2015 00:39:34 GMT
The Texas Department of Criminal Justice will conduct a hiring seminar Sept. 8

China finally gets gold when Liu Hong wins worlds 20K walk
wacotrib.com / Thu, 27 Aug 2015 22:03:48 -0500
BEIJING (AP) — China finally earned its first gold medal of the world championships on Friday with Liu Hong leading a 1-2 finish ahead of teammate Lu Xiuzhi in the 20-kilometer walk.

Winning numbers drawn in ‘Pick 3 Night’ game
wacotrib.com / Thu, 27 Aug 2015 22:28:12 -0500
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the Texas Lottery's "Pick 3 Night" game were:

Japan requires companies to set goals in hiring female execs
wacotrib.com / Fri, 28 Aug 2015 03:03:26 -0500
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese lawmakers have approved a law requiring large companies to set and publicize targets for hiring or promoting women as managers.

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