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  • Class seeks suspected Nazi who aided Jewish family

    JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN, Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Apr 5, 2014

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Students at a Connecticut university are working on a daunting assignment: Who was the suspected Nazi who protected a Jewish family 75 years ago from violence and warned them to flee Austria just before World War II broke out? The University of New Haven...

  • Court: NYC can ban church service in public school

    TOM HAYS, Associated Press
    Published: Sat, Apr 5, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — In the latest chapter of a long-running legal fight over separation of church and state, a federal appeals court again ruled on Thursday that New York City school officials can ban a small Christian congregation from holding weekend services in a grade school. The...

  • 5-year-old finds flaw in Xbox Live security

    The Associated Press
    Published: Fri, Apr 4, 2014

    SAN DIEGO — A 5-year-old San Diego boy has outwitted the sharpest minds at Microsoft — he's found a backdoor to the Xbox. Kristoffer Von Hassel managed to log in to his father's Xbox Live account. When the password log-in screen appeared, Kristoffer simply hit the space button a...

  • Tutor Holly Tracy has been helping Colorado Springs adults learn to read for 25 years

    by Debbie Kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, Apr 4, 2014

    It's not that adults who can't read and write are unintelligent or unwilling. They're bright enough and motivated enough to figure out how to get by in today's high-tech society without those particular skills - in itself a big accomplishment. "They're very smart. They know how to...

  • Dear Donna: Right partner will accept, love qualities

    By Donna Shugrue Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Thu, Apr 3, 2014

    Dear Donna, If I get told one more time that I am "too nice," I think I will scream. What am I supposed to do? And what does "too nice" mean? Guys seem interested in the beginning and the next thing I know I am "too nice." Dear Too Nice, When women say a man is "too nice," that...

  • Whispers, secrets and lies? Anonymity apps rise

    By BARBARA ORTUTAY The Associated Press -
    Published: Thu, Apr 3, 2014

    At a time when Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn have people putting forward their most polished, put-together selves, a new class of mobile applications aims for a bit more honesty. Among the latest is Secret, created by two ex-Googlers who were looking for a way to let people deliver...

  • Drive-thru review: Dunkin' Donuts brings fancy brunch

    By Ken Hoffman King Features Syndicate -
    Published: Thu, Apr 3, 2014

    Eggs Benedict? Look at us, getting all fancy for sit-down Sunday brunch at the Four Seasons. Except we're at Dunkin' Donuts, standing in line behind a lawyer grabbing coffee and a bagel with a schmear, three cops on break, a soccer mom picking up a dozen glazed doughnuts for Junior's...

  • Beyond Lego, some new building toys

    The Associated Press -
    Published: Thu, Apr 3, 2014

    Building and construction toys have been a fixture in playrooms since, well, forever, and there are several reasons for their enduring appeal. "Directions aren't necessary, no rules or instructions are needed. Children are just provided space to grow," says Judith Ellis, founder and...

  • Colorado Springs job fair targets the young and inexperienced

    by ned b. hunter ned.hunter@gazette.com -
    Published: Thu, Apr 3, 2014

    No job experience? No problem. Employers who showed up Thursday at a Youth Job Fair in Colorado Springs know they're dealing with an inexperienced pool of job candidates, and that's OK by them. 'That's actually one of the things we look for in a lot of them," said Carla Howell of...

  • Pine Creek Theater musical features senior who knows how to overcome

    Pine Creek press release -
    Updated: Thu, Apr 3, 2014

    Chris Cameron, a senior at Pine Creek High School, is a member  of the chorus for Pine Creek’s upcoming musical "How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying," which opens Thursday.  Cameron has not allowed his disability to slow him down and his perseverance, drive...

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