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Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015

Local News | August 1, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
No Timetable for Confirmation
Although officials and colleagues are eagerly anticipating Butler County Judge Marilyn Horan to be confirmed to a federal judgeship, there's no definitive timetable for that to occur.

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Local News | August 1, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
CRANBERRY CUP
2015 Inspirational Family named
CRANBERRY TWP — Life for the Popson family changed overnight when Stephen Popson discovered he suffered from congestive heart failure.

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Local News | August 1, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Steamin' along
Larry Shearer tinkers with an engine Friday at the Portersville Steam Show's summer event, which runs through Sunday. The Summer Show features tractors and other equipment, demonstrations, music and dancing at the steam show grounds, 1512 Perry Highway in Portersville. The group plans a Fall Fling for Oct. 3 and 4.

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Local News | August 1, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Escapee jailed now in Butler
RAYBURN TWP, Armstrong County — The man who escaped Armstrong County Jail and is accused of allegedly strangling and beating a woman to death was placed in the Butler County Prison on Friday.

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Local News | August 1, 2015
Corrections
James Butler, Bill Marciniak, David Stellfox, Bob Boice, Glen Gitzen, Mary Harmon, Pete Bryan and Sam Wagner are members of Prospect Borough Council. Judy Marzullo is borough secretary. Incorrect information appeared in the 2015 Answer Book.

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National | August 1, 2015
Hillary Clinton releases tax, medical records
WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton and her husband paid close to $44 million in federal taxes since 2007 and she is in “excellent physical condition,” two facts that emerged in a flood of disclosures from the campaign of the Democratic presidential candidate.

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Pennsylvania | August 1, 2015
Judge files names in independent run
HARRISBURG — Philadelphia judge Paul Panepinto says he’s submitted more than 28,000 signatures to the Pennsylvania Department of State in an effort to become the first independent or minor-party candidate to make the state Supreme Court ballot since Bob Surrick of the Patriot Party in 1993.

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International | August 1, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Hirohito’s original surrender released
TOKYO — The 4-minute speech that has reverberated throughout Japan’s modern history since it was delivered by Emperor Hirohito at the end of World War II has come back to life in digital form.

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Local News | August 1, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Minor injuries after crash
City firefighters, police and Butler Ambulance responded to a two-vehicle crash on West Brady Street, near its intersection with Wagner Avenue, at 10:20 p.m. Friday. Police said there were minor injuries in the crash. A police report was not available Saturday morning.

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International | August 1, 2015
Japanese girl’s WWII job was waving goodbye
CHIRAN, Japan — As young army pilots took off on suicide-attack missions in the closing days of World War II, the schoolgirls in this southwestern Japanese town waved handkerchiefs and branches of pink blossoms.

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National | August 1, 2015
Kerry off to Mideast with Iran on agenda
WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry headed to the Middle East on Friday for security talks in Egypt and discussions in Qatar with Arab foreign ministers whose countries are wary of the nuclear deal struck with Iran.

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National | August 1, 2015
Firefighter killed as Calif. blazes burn
LOWER LAKE, Calif. — Blazes raging in forests and woodlands across California have taken the life of a firefighter and forced hundreds of people to flee their homes as an army of firefighters continue to battle them from the air and the ground.

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Local News | August 1, 2015
POWER OF INTERNET
Family shares story on organ transplant
PINE TWP, Allegheny County — Nearly 100 representatives from nonprofit organizations Tuesday received a heart-warming lesson about using the Internet as a tool to unite people from around the world to do good.

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Local News | August 1, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Easy to hide
The former Culligan building at 300 W. New Castle St. hasn’t been cited by the city code enforcement office because its shrubbery does not block the walkway to the structure.

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Local News | August 1, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
READY FOR THE ROAD
Students learn, take test in Knoch driving class
JEFFERSON TWP — Zooming up and down roads from Pittsburgh to Butler, Knoch High School summer driving students get to experience real-world scenarios behind the wheel — like highway merging and parallel parking — to prepare them for the coming-of-age driving test they can for the first time take from their own instructors.

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Local News | August 1, 2015
County Boy Scouts leave United Way partnership
Butler County’s Boy Scouts of America chapter is withdrawing from a full partnership with the United Way of Butler County and intends to focus on more in-house fundraising.

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National | August 1, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
Lynn Anderson, singer of ‘Rose Garden,’ dies
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Lynn Anderson, whose strong, husky voice carried her to the top of the charts with “(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden,” has died. She was 67.

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National | August 1, 2015 Butler Eagle Online
WWE Hall of Famer Roddy Piper dies at 61
“Rowdy” Roddy Piper, the kilt wearing trash-talker who headlined the first WrestleMania and later found movie stardom, died Friday. He was 61.

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National | August 1, 2015
Making the most of campus visits
People always seem to apologize when they’re making plans for summer campus visits: “I’m sorry, I know we should have done all this sooner, during spring break, but we couldn’t work it out.”

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International | August 1, 2015
Probe shows comets can be cosmic labs
BERLIN — Scientists say the Philae space probe has gathered data supporting the theory that comets can serve as cosmic laboratories in which some of the essential elements for life are assembled.

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Local News | August 1, 2015
BHS, hospice agree to partner on care
JEFFERSON TWP — The Butler Health System and Good Samaritan Hospice have announced a partnership to provide hospice care.

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National | August 1, 2015
Study looks at drunk driving deaths
The introduction of low-cost on-demand transportation like UberX, Lyft and Sidecar could reduce the rate of drunk driving-related deaths by as much as 3.6 percent, according to new independent research at Temple University’s Fox School of Business.

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National | August 1, 2015
Verizon strike possible as deal deadline looms
WASHINGTON — Verizon workers in nine states could walk off the job as soon as early Sunday if union negotiators don’t reach an agreement over benefits with the wireless carrier.

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