• Want to stand out in cap and gown? Decorate the mortarboard

    By BETH J. HARPAZ The Associated Press -
    Published: Mon, May 4, 2015

    It's hard to stand out at graduation when dozens, hundreds or even thousands of your classmates are dressed in identical caps and gowns. But some students individualize their appearance by decorating their mortarboards. Designs range from a simple lettered message such as "Thanks, Mom...

  • 5 things to know if you're attending a college graduation

    The Associated Press -
    Published: Mon, May 4, 2015

    Is someone in your family graduating from college this year? If so, here are a few things to keep in mind that might preserve your sanity on commencement day. Where's my kid? You never took your eye off them at the playground when they were little, but you might not be able to find...

  • Colorado Springs area To Do Today calendar for May 4, 2015

    By CARLOTTA oLSON -
    Published: Mon, May 4, 2015

    Events Homeschool Science Colorado Open House - 11 a.m., East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd; homeschoolscience colorado.com. The Art of Food and Wine Pairing Cooking Class - 6-8 p.m., Chefs retail store, 4697 Centennial Blvd., $50. Registration: 72-2700; chefscatalog.com. On TV...

  • Colorado Springs area events for seniors starting May 4, 2015

    Published: Mon, May 4, 2015

    SENIOR CALENDAR Unless noted, events take place at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave., and registration is required: 387-6000, csseniorcenter.com. If cost not listed, call Senior Center for information. MONDAY-THURSDAY Pikes Peak "N"gineer Trains - 10...

  • AAA Michigan: Gas prices go up 7 cents in past week to $2.56

    Yesterday

    DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — AAA Michigan reports gas prices statewide have gone up by about 7 cents in the past week, increasing for the third week in a row. The Dearborn-based auto club says the average price per gallon of self-serve regular unleaded gasoline was $2.56 on Sunday. That's...

  • Spanish Queen wins $200,000 Honeymoon Stakes at Santa Anita

    Updated: Sun, May 3, 2015

    ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Spanish Queen won the $200,000 Honeymoon Stakes for 3-year-old fillies by 1 1/2 lengths Sunday at Santa Anita. Ridden by Brice Blanc, Spanish Queen ran 1 1/8 miles on turf in 1:47.24 and paid $8, $4.60 and $3.80. Sharla Rae returned $31 and $16 as the longest...

  • 3 new miniature golf courses in works for Harrison County

    Updated: Sun, May 3, 2015

    BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Three miniature golf courses are in the works in Harrison County. If all three open, they'll bring competition the pastime hasn't seen on the Mississippi Coast since Hurricane Katrina. The Sun Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1GS0X21 ) that one's being built in...

  • US Court hearing continues in Elko County forest road fight

    Updated: Sun, May 3, 2015

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — Elko County's lawyers head back to federal court Monday with century-old newspaper clippings and mining claim maps from the 1890s that they say prove they're in charge of a road on a national forest near the Idaho border. The county, U.S. government and...

  • Football great Jim Kelly's faith sustains a family tested by trials

    By Kim Lawton, Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly -
    Updated: Sun, May 3, 2015

    Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly is considered one of the NFL's better quarterbacks. He led the Buffalo Bills to a record four consecutive Super Bowls in the 1990s - and they famously lost all four. Nonetheless, he earned a reputation for a gridiron grit that became...

  • Kennywood ends opening day early after disturbances

    Updated: Sun, May 3, 2015

    WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say disturbances involving several large groups of teenagers prompted a western Pennsylvania amusement park to end its opening day early. Police in West Mifflin near Pittsburgh said the incidents at Kennywood Park were reported at about 8:30 p.m....

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