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Many Latinos who went to Gulf Coast for Katrina work stayed and thrived

Many Latinos who went to Gulf Coast for Katrina work stayed and thrived

BY KAREN NELSON BILOXI SUN HERALD/TNS PASCAGOULA, Miss. — Many hard-working Hispanics with skills in construction and roofing poured into the Gulf Coast for jobs after Katrina, joining other Hispanic nationalities. They would sleep in parking lots, in tents and on the bare ground because there were no rooms to rent. They helped tremendously in […]

Ready for recovery

Ready for recovery

Tools to prepare for emergency response From Family Features Organizations often send out an all-staff email if bad weather is predicted, but would you know what to do in a serious emergency if you or family members were at school, a house of wor­ship or work? Where would you take cover? What is the safest […]

Brisket over briquets: Easy ideas with grilled leftovers

Brisket over briquets: Easy ideas with grilled leftovers

From Family Features Although brisket is generally regarded as a cool weather dish, you may be surprised how this ultimate comfort food works in delicious recipes that help you hang on to the fading days of summer. A traditional Barbecued Beef Brisket prepared low and slow over a charcoal grill is sure to be a […]

Amelia Boynton Robinson, civil rights icon, dies  at 104

Amelia Boynton Robinson, civil rights icon, dies at 104

BY ANN M. SIMMONS LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS She never became a household name, but the grainy photos of Amelia Boynton Robinson crumpled on the side of the road in Selma, Ala., after being tear-gassed and beaten by state troopers came to be one of the most searing images of America’s civil rights struggle. Repulsed by […]

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