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Disruptive pilot sues JetBlue Airways for $16M
amarillo.com / Sat, 28 Mar 2015 03:11:29 +0000

A former JetBlue Airways pilot who scared passengers by yelling about Jesus and al-Qaida in 2012 has sued the airline for $16 million, saying it jeopardized the flight by failing to recognize he was ill.

Clayton Osbon filed the lawsuit Friday in Manhattan federal court. The lawsuit said Osbon’s behavior resulted from seizures and accused JetBlue of ignoring warning signs Osbon was not well before the plane took off.

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Baby gazelle Mystique reunited with herd at El Paso Zoo
elpasotimes.com / Fri, 27 Mar 2015 23:17:53 MDT
A family of gazelles at the El Paso Zoo has been reunited as the newest baby has joined the herd, officials said.

Police searching for suspect involved in 6-hour SWAT situation in West El Paso
elpasotimes.com / Fri, 27 Mar 2015 22:31:15 MDT
Police, including SWAT, are outside at a home in West El Paso where they think a man has broken into a residence and they are attempting to reach him.

Officials object to pausing SPS rate case
amarillo.com / Sat, 28 Mar 2015 03:10:11 +0000

The staff of the Public Utility Commission has filed an objection to a request to take a break in the $64.7 million Southwestern Public Service rate case to try reaching a settlement through negotiations.

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January 1980 kept farm doctor busy
amarillo.com / Fri, 27 Mar 2015 23:49:32 +0000

January, 1980 is a month I’ll never forget. It all started out about Jan. 7. The previous spring I had a big hand in selecting the bulls we were gonna use on Albert and Louie’s heifers.

Albert had 400 head and we decided to artificially inseminate them one cycle, then use clean up bulls.

After much discussion with the local AI man I chose a Brangus bull; an easy calver, the book said. For Louie’s 125 heifers, I bought him six brown Swiss bulls.

That fateful morning I called Albert on the phone:

“Mornin’, Albert! How’s it going?”

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Parents, students to learn about new Purple Heart Elementary School in far East El Paso
elpasotimes.com / Sat, 28 Mar 2015 03:09:24 MDT
Parents and future students of the new Purple Heart Elementary School north of Montana Avenue in the far East Side will have opportunities to hear about the new campus Monday and Tuesday.

CBP caughts more than 100 pounds of illegal drugs at Southwest ports of entry
elpasotimes.com / Sat, 28 Mar 2015 03:13:35 MDT
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized more than 100 pounds of illegal drugs worth almost $500,000 in two separate cases on Thursday at two ports of entry in the area, officials said.

Horizon City to host first wine festival in April
elpasotimes.com / Fri, 27 Mar 2015 23:26:11 MDT
Horizon City will host its first wine festival this April, showcasing wine from across the world, officials said.

Community garden at the Chamizal area in El Paso planted
elpasotimes.com / Sat, 28 Mar 2015 02:59:02 MDT
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Sun City Roller Girls’ seventh season will kick off Sunday with a banked track
elpasotimes.com / Sat, 28 Mar 2015 03:03:43 MDT
The rumbling on wheels will be louder, and the competition tougher when the seventh season of the Sun City Roller Girls rolls out Sunday at the El Paso County Coliseum Judging Arena.

El Paso County unemployment rate of 5.3 percent remains below national rate
elpasotimes.com / Sat, 28 Mar 2015 03:06:48 MDT
El Paso County's unemployment rate was below the national rate in February for the second consecutive month — something that has not happened in years, data released Friday show.

Word of the Day for Saturday, March 28
amarillo.com / Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:18:23 +0000

WORD OF THE DAY

oakum

■ oa.kum

■ ō kəm

Definition: (n) loosely twisted hemp or jute fiber impregnated with tar or a tar derivative and used in caulking seams and packing joints

Example: The strands of old junk were teased apart in the process called picking oakum.


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