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Beilue: Ascent from depression unlocked through treatment
amarillo.com / Fri, 09 Oct 2015 03:16:13 +0000

The bottom — and there’s always a bottom — for Becky Irvine was in an Amarillo motel room in 2003. She checked in alone, naturally, with no intention of leaving.

It was about four years into her battle with depression. It began with the divorce and escalated quickly. She lost her job as a registered nurse, lost her three children and lost her will to live.

Irvine was living what seemed to be a normal life until around age 35. Then came the divorce, and in her words, “I just fell apart.”

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Winfield, long-serving Marlboro Man, dies in Wyoming at 85
mysanantonio.com / Wed, 14 Jan 2015 23:26:26 UT
The Marlboro Man was a macho cowboy whose image in advertising from the 1950s to the late 1990s made filtered cigarettes more appealing to men. Winfield's rugged good looks made him the face of Marlboro cigarettes in magazine and television ads from the late 1960s to the late 1980s.

Merkel, Zerai, Pope Francis all in Nobel Peace Prize buzz
wacotrib.com / Thu, 08 Oct 2015 17:49:36 -0500
OSLO, Norway (AP) — Europe's record-breaking refugee crisis was a hot topic ahead of the Nobel Peace Prize announcement on Friday, but a Saudi blogger, a pope who reveres the Earth and its poorest peo

Massive LA fire shuts down parts of 2 freeways
mysanantonio.com / Mon, 8 Dec 2014 12:24:39 UT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Officials say a massive fire in downtown Los Angeles closed down portions of two major freeways. Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman David Ortiz says more than 250 firefighters were battling the blaze early Monday morning.

Obama touts immigration reform in speech to Hispanic leaders
wacotrib.com / Thu, 08 Oct 2015 20:06:30 -0500
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is promising Hispanic leaders he'll continue to push for changes in the nation's immigration laws, saying America's greatness does not come from building walls

Johnson has 2 TD receptions, leads Colts over Texans 27-20
wacotrib.com / Fri, 09 Oct 2015 00:14:38 -0500
HOUSTON (AP) — The uncertainty at quarterback for the Houston Texans continues after yet another loss.

Glencore cutting back zinc metal production
wacotrib.com / Fri, 09 Oct 2015 01:24:15 -0500
BERLIN (AP) — Commodities group Glencore says it is reducing zinc metal production in Australia, South America and Kazakhstan in a move prompted by low zinc and lead prices.

Gene editing: Research spurs debate over promise vs. ethics
oaoa.com / Fri, 09 Oct 2015 02:33:49 -0500
WASHINGTON (AP) — The hottest tool in biology has scientists using words like revolutionary as they describe the long-term potential: wiping out certain mosquitoes that carry malaria, treating genetic

1D, Katy Perry win big at American Music Awards
mysanantonio.com / Mon, 24 Nov 2014 04:18:43 UT

Perry won three honors as well, including single of the year for No. 1 hit "Dark Horse," favorite female artist — pop/rock and favorite artist — adult contemporary. Breakthrough newcomer Iggy Azalea, who was the top nominee with six, won favorite album — rap/hip-hop for "The New Classic" and favorite artist — rap/hip-hop, taking down rap heavyweights Eminem and Drake. Taylor Swift kicked off the AMAs as a mad woman and man eater by feeding a boy a poisonous apple, holding burning roses and giving crazy eyes during a performance of her song about her dating life. "To the fans who went out and bought over a million copies of my last three albums, what you did by going out and investing in music and albums is you're saying you believe in the same thing I believe in — that music is valuable and that music should be consumed in albums and albums should be consumed as art and appreciated," said Swift, who recently removed her music from streaming service Spotify. Beyonce, who didn't attend, won favorite female artist — soul/R&B and favorite album — soul/R&B for her self-titled effort. Carrie Underwood was named favorite female artist — country and the soundtrack for "Frozen," the year's top-selling album, won top soundtrack.

Chef Paul Prudhomme, who popularized Cajun fare, dies at 75
oaoa.com / Fri, 09 Oct 2015 02:56:32 -0500
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — At his New Orleans restaurant, legendary chef Paul Prudhomme proudly showed off dishes and ingredients from his upbringing in Louisiana's rural Cajun country: blackened redfish, jam

  Isaac may cost energy industry $1 billion
houstonchronicle.com / Fri, 31 Aug 2012 16:31:49 UT
Hurricane Isaac cost the energy industry up to $1 billion in lost production and damage to equipment, a risk modeling firm estimates.

Fabbri gets tiebreaker in 3rd as Blues beat Oilers, McDavid
wacotrib.com / Thu, 08 Oct 2015 23:18:32 -0500
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Robby Fabbri came through in his first NHL game and helped the St. Louis Blues spoil Edmonton rookie Connor McDavid's debut.

Lawsuit in Iowa challenges so-called ‘roadside zoos’
wacotrib.com / Thu, 08 Oct 2015 17:45:49 -0500
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Pamela and Tom Sellner describe the small zoo they opened in northeastern Iowa nearly 15 years ago as a labor of love that evolved from their respect for animals.

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