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LDN - Top Stories
Action board member Verdeen Ingram reads to youngsters at
Head Start. The Head Start program is designed to provide a variety of
opportunities that help a child develop socially,
intellectually, physically and emotionally in an
age-appropriate manner. More in today's Top Stories.
Picture supplied by Community
Action (Click on
picture for larger image.)
aerial photo shows the threat of massive
flooding and a levee breach was lightened Tuesday after the Birds Point
Levee in Missouri was breached by the Army Corps of
Engineers. The demolition of the levee sent
water pouring onto thousands of acres of
farmland Tuesday, easing the Mississippi
River floodwaters threatening the tiny
Illinois town of Cairo. The demolition
project did nothing to ease the risk of more
trouble downstream, where the mighty river
is expected to rise to its highest levels
since the 1920s in some parts of Tennessee,
Mississippi and Louisiana.
Southern Illinoisan, Paul Newton
"Flood unease builds south along the
Mississippi" below in
Meet the Meat
Monster. This is Chris Graue's fantastic
outdoor cooking machine from last weekend's
barbecue training event. Chris is a competitive
barbecue specialist, and you can look for some great
outdoor cooking tips from him, as well as home
improvement articles, in our upcoming outdoor
living and home improvement special section,
Picture by Mike
Fak (Click on
picture for larger image.)
10 ways to prevent hearing loss; A valuable gift for mom; Social Security and public
service; April questions and answers from
Social Security; Take control and avoid diabetes
complications; When and how to tap tax-deferred
retirement plans; Survivors benefits explained;
News & information for
the seniors in our community
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LDN - Entertainment
Christian Bale poses backstage at the 83rd Academy
Awards with the Oscar for best
performance by an actor in a supporting role for "The Fighter."
Bale has earned lavish praise from Chinese director Zhang Yimou for
his professionalism and willingness to give up the comforts of
Hollywood stardom as the Oscar winner finished shooting for the war epic "Nanjing Heroes." Zhang's production company, Beijing New
Picture Film Co., praised the actor in a statement Wednesday.
Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Francisco Liriano,
left, celebrates his no-hitter with manager Ron Gardenhire after the
Twins' 1-0 win over the Chicago White Sox in a baseball game Tuesday in Chicago.