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There is this thing that I do that annoys the heck out of my family. Well, to be honest, there are a lot of things, but I am thinking of one thing in particular.Whenever someone is in the bathroom for what I determine to be an abnormally long period of time, I stand outside the bathroom door and yell,“EVERYTHING OK IN THERE?”I don’t know if it’s a woman thing or a mom thing or a Jewish thing, or maybe a combination of all three.

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Swiss prosecutors opened criminal proceedings into FIFA's awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, only hours after seven soccer officials were arrested Wednesday pending extradition to the U.S. in a separate probe of "rampant, systemic, and...

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Friday, 12:34 a.m. — A 19-year-old man was arrested on a charge of second-degree theft after he was suspected of stealing a cereal dispenser from the Southern Oregon University dining hall in the 400 block of Wightman Street.Friday,...

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The trains are back, and that's good news. It's also a good opportunity for a refresher course on giving rolling freight trains the respect they deserve, meaning stop, look, listen and do not try to beat an oncoming train.The trains seen...

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Panhandlers obnoxiousOn May 24, early evening, my grown son and his girlfriend left Martino's restaurant and took the walkway up to OSF. They were accosted by a group of aggressive homeless or panhandlers. They asked for...

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Dear Dave,I recently applied for life insurance for the first time with a child rider. The insurance company denied my request for the rider portion because my son has hemophilia. Do you have any suggestions or...

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The Swiss Federal Office of Justice says six soccer officials have been arrested and detained pending extradition at the request of U.S. authorities ahead of the FIFA congress in Zurich.

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Residents of Ashland near Lithia Park were surprised Saturday morning to discover three unexpected visitors during had arrived on Memorial Day weekend. A mama bear and her two cubs were caught off guard by the early morning human...

Updated May 26, 2015 at 7:18 PM

Ashland Kiwanis is pleased to honor Ryne Robitz and Kai Loewenstein as its April and May Students of the Month, respectively. Both are seniors at Ashland High School.Ryne has come before the Ashland Kiwanis Club in the recent past to tell...

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