April 2013

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Affleck to get honorary doctorate from Brown

Academy Award-winning actor and director Ben Affleck is among six artists, writers, scientists and educators selected to receive honorary degrees from Brown University at next month’s graduation ceremonies. The Ivy League school in Rhode Island…



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Obituaries Wednesday April 24th

The visitation for Mrs. Linda Kramer, 67, of Philips, South Dakota and formerly Burlington, Iowa will be held this Saturday, April 27th from 10 to 11 a.m. at Elliott Chapel, New London with inurnment of…


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Calf. judge says combat school must name trainees

A federal judge in California has ordered the government to disclose the names of Latin American military leaders who attended a Defense Department facility where protesters say the U.S. has trained notorious human rights abusers….





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2 teens charged with murder in Mo. cabin deaths

Two teenagers are accused of escaping from a juvenile rehabilitation camp then fatally beating and stabbing an elderly couple at a vacation cabin in southwest Missouri. Seventeen-year-old Anthony Zarro of Spring, Texas, and 16-year-old Christopher…