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Chances are those who have attended a wedding have witnessed some popular traditions. The bride wears a veil, a court of wedding attendants accompanies the bride and groom and birdseed, rice or flower petals are tossed. But have you ever wondered why?
It's no secret: Every bride wants to look stunning. For some that means finding the gown that flatters their figure; for others, it also means a new fitness regimen to get into "wedding shape."
From the cocktail hour to the Champagne toast, drinks are a key component of most modern weddings. They can make good food great, and they warm strangers both to each other and the dance floor.
Wedding flowers are more than just petals to toss or a bouquet to throw - they're an accessory that can complement your dress, bring life to your venue and offer an important opportunity to express your overall style and personality. This year, the best way to be up-to-date is easy: be yourself.
Margaret "Peggy" Magnan entered into eternal rest on January 19, 2013 in Manteca.
Richard (Dick) Watson was a beloved husband, loving father and grandfather, and caring brother and uncle.
NIELSEN: 20.6 MILLION WATCHED INAUGURATION: NEW YORK (AP) - Nielsen says an estimated 20.6 million people watched President Barack Obama's second inauguration on TV, sharply down from his first.
NEW YORK (AP) - For Donnie Wahlberg it's not a matter of why now, rather "why not?"
STOCKTON –The Bob Hope Theatre will be a destination for the Spring 2013 U.S. tour of "Super WHY Live: You've Got the Power!" on April 5.
STOCKTON, – The Stockton Ports, class "A" affiliate of the 2012 American League West Division Champion Oakland Athletics have arranged celebrity appearances by Rollie Fingers on May 3, Gaylord Perry on July 13, and Orlando Cepeda on Aug. 9.
NEW YORK (AP) - Strong earnings from tech giants nudged the stock market to a five-year high Wednesday. Investors drew encouragement from a vote by the House of Representatives to let the government keep paying all of its bills for another four months.
NEW YORK (AP) - McDonald's used the Dollar Menu to help lift its profit in the latest quarter. Now the world's biggest hamburger chain is turning to a pipeline of new menu items to boost slumping sales, starting with "Fish McBites."
NEW YORK (AP) - The city defended its groundbreaking size limit on sugary drinks Wednesday as an imperfect but meaningful rein on obesity, while critics said it would hurt small and minority-owned businesses while doing little to help health.
University of California Regent Richard Blum confessed that he was "apoplectic" at the Board of Regents meeting Wednesday. The husband of Sen. Dianne Feinstein supports tuition increases as high as 28 percent over five years, which the board approved Thursday. Blum warned that private universities such as Yale and Stanford threaten to poach academic superstars. "In my investment business, if I underpaid my staff as much as the university is underpaid," said Blum, "I'd have nothing but empty desks." And: "You've got to get real about this stuff."
Editor, Manteca Bulletin,
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A worker fell screaming 11 stories from the roof of a bank building Friday morning onto a moving car, crushing its roof and sending shattered glass flying into the street, police and witnesses said.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The University of California is planning to offer legal services at six campuses to students who are living in the U.S. illegally or have parents who might be eligible for deportation relief under President Barack Obama's new immigration order, UC President Janet Napolitano announced Friday.
RIVERSIDE (AP) - A jury on Friday recommended the death penalty for a man who shot his ex-girlfriend and lit her on fire in front of her five children in her California home.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles Unified School District will pay more than $139 million to end remaining litigation involving an elementary school teacher convicted of committing numerous lewd acts on his students, according to the settlement announced Friday.
MAN FACES POSSIBLE JAIL TIME FOR NOT WATERING LAWN: UPLAND (AP) - Fernand Bogman says he's being a responsible citizen by not watering the grass at his San Bernardino County home during California's drought.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - A Marine who was left paralyzed by a sniper's bullet in Afghanistan fulfilled a promise to himself on Friday and walked using robotic leg braces in a ceremony at Camp Pendleton, where he was awarded a Bronze Star.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal investigators have told Congress that they have recovered data that may include lost emails from one of the pivotal figures in the controversy over the IRS's treatment of tea party groups, congressional aides said Friday.
CARSON CITY (AP) - The Glenbrook - perhaps the most viewed locomotive in Nevada history - roared to life for the first time in 88 years this week in Carson City.
MOUNTAIN BROOK, Ala. (AP) - Frances Moore was hired to help out for the holidays at an Alabama jewelry store in 1939, and she's still there.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Gov. Paul LePage's administration is facing a potential loss of federal funding to administer its food stamp program over concerns about the state's decision to put photos on cards used to access the benefits.
MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) - As Bill Cosby's standup tour crumbled with cancellations, the embattled entertainer joked about his usual subjects of family, wives and childhood Friday to a cheering audience that greeted him with a standing ovation as he took the stage and another when he finished.
ALAMEDA (AP) - Tony Sparano gathered the Oakland Raiders in a victorious locker room and praised them for sticking together through a 16-game losing streak.
MACAU (AP) - Boxing is a hurt business, as Manny Pacquiao found out when he ended up face down on the canvas after being knocked out just three fights ago by Juan Manuel Marquez.