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Blames Reid, Democrats for shutdown

Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

October 01, 2013 | | Letters

Two deserve credit for Ripon housing effort

Editor, Manteca Bulletin

October 01, 2013 | | Letters

Baby farming: Not fair

In Sunday's San Francisco Chronicle, reporter Stephanie M. Lee delivered a down-the-middle story about a Bay Area couple, Jennifer Benito-Kowalski and Steve Kowalski, 40 and 41 - who paid an Indian woman to help them attain their goal of making a baby with their own DNA. To many moderns, this arrangement presents a win-win formula. The poor gestational carrier gets needed money, and the comfortable couple get a baby. What's not to like?

October 01, 2013 | By Debra Saunders National columnist | Other Views

Paving two weeks away on Louise

The widening of Louise Avenue east of Cottage Avenue is well underway. Forms were put in place Tuesday on the north side of the street for curb and gutters.

October 01, 2013 | | Around Town

Icahn wants Apple to spend $150B buying its stock

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Activist investor Carl Icahn is pressuring Apple to spend $150 billion buying back its own stock, a target that would more than double the amount that the company's board authorized in a previous attempt to placate frustrated shareholders.

October 01, 2013 | | Nationwide

Shutdown closes parks, monuments

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Visitors arrived to find "CLOSED" signs at the Statue of Liberty, the Smithsonian and other parks and historic sites across the country. Callers looking for help from the government reached only voicemail. And federal employees were left to wonder when they would return to work.

October 01, 2013 | | Nation

Motorcyclists pull over, beat SUV driver

NEW YORK (AP) - An unauthorized motorcycle rally featuring hundreds of bikers parading through the streets took a bloody turn when a large group of riders surrounded a man driving with his family, then chased his SUV for miles after he plowed through a blockade of bikes and beat him.

October 01, 2013 | | Nation

News from around the nation

REAL-LIFE CAPT. PHILLIPS SAYS HE NEVER EMPATHIZED: WILLISTON, Vt. (AP) - The real-life ship captain being played by Tom Hanks in a Hollywood movie says he never felt feel empathy for the pirates who hijacked his vessel and took him captive four years ago.

October 01, 2013 | | Nation

Town sued for denying gay bar permit

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A woman is suing the leaders of a north Mississippi town, accusing them of conspiring to prevent her from opening a gay bar by denying an application for a business license.

October 01, 2013 | | Nation

Dems, GOP trade blame for shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) - First slowed, then stalled by political gridlock, the vast machinery of government clanged into partial shutdown mode on Tuesday and President Barack Obama warned the longer it goes "the more families will be hurt." Republicans said it was his fault, not theirs.

October 01, 2013 | | Nation

Teen pleads guilty in killing of school girl

GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) - A Colorado teen charged with kidnapping and killing a 10-year-old girl pleaded guilty Tuesday to all 15 charges against him, against the advice of his attorneys.

October 01, 2013 | | Nation

Facebook subsidizing Menlo Park apartments

MENLO PARK (AP) - Facebook will subsidize 15 units in an upscale 400-unit apartment complex in Menlo Park so they can be rented at below-market rates.

October 01, 2013 | | State

Calif. health exchange drawing heavy interest

SACRAMENTO . (AP) - Thousands of Californians seeking to buy their own health insurance flooded call centers with questions and overloaded the state's online marketplace Tuesday on the first day of a new federal health care law that will dramatically change the way Americans buy health insurance.

October 01, 2013 | | State

2 charged in slaying of 8-year- girl

OAKLAND (AP) - Two people have been charged in connection with the slaying of an 8-year-old Oakland girl, who was fatally shot after answering the front door at her friend's apartment during a sleepover.

October 01, 2013 | | State

Power plant repaired, running after Rim Fire

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) - San Francisco is getting full hydroelectric power again from Yosemite National Park after the last of two power plants shuttered during the Rim Fire reopened.

October 01, 2013 | | State

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Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

October 05, 2015 | | Letters

You don’t want CEO for president

In 1992, independent candidate Ross Perot chose Admiral James Stockdale, a complete unknown, as his presidential running mate. In his first debate, the VP candidate ...

October 05, 2015 | | Other Views

EU Cemetery plans clean-up day Oct. 24

Home Depot employees have stepped up to help maintain East Union Cemetery.

October 05, 2015 | | NEWS

Lady Gaga felt alive on ‘Horror Story’

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Appearing in the new season of "American Horror Story" was a life boost for Lady Gaga.

October 05, 2015 | | Nation

Nurse learns patient dying from hit-and-run is her brother

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO (AP) - A Southern California nurse said she was working in the emergency room when she learned a patient dying from a hit-and-run ...

October 05, 2015 | | Nation

$43 million in California fire prevention money unspent

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A state fire prevention account has ended recent fiscal years with tens of millions of dollars unspent despite bone-dry conditions across much of ...

October 05, 2015 | | Nation

Teen driver charged with manslaughter for 5 death

IRVINE (AP) - An unlicensed teenage driver who was at the wheel during a fiery freeway crash in Irvine last year that killed five of his ...

October 05, 2015 | | Nation

Competition brings awareness about breastfeeding in public

COLD SPRING, Ky. (AP) - It is safe to say Cold Spring did not win a recent international competition to see which site could gather the ...

October 05, 2015 | | Nation

49ers come up way short

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Things are getting so bad, Colin Kaepernick is being booed in his own stadium. And he's not the only one.

October 04, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Road woes return for Oakland

CHICAGO (AP) - Derek Carr was just OK on Sunday. Amari Cooper was shut out in the second half, and Latavius Murray made two big mistakes.

October 04, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Harvick dominates in must-win race

DOVER, Del. (AP) - Kevin Harvick stood by his confetti-coated car and used it as a resting spot for a couple of crushed beer cans, when ...

October 04, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Falcons remain unbeaten

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Devonta Freeman scored three touchdowns and the Atlanta Falcons remained unbeaten, romping to a 48-21 victory over the hapless Houston Texans on ...

October 04, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Wondolowski helps quakes tie Whitecaps

SAN JOSE (AP) - Chris Wondolowski scored in the 62nd minute, and the San Jose Earthquakes held on for a 1-1 tie with the Vancouver Whitecaps ...

October 04, 2015 | | Pro Sports

San Francisco encouraged by Cain’s outing

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Matt Cain needed this kind of outing. The former Giants ace has struggled with injuries and ineffectiveness since throwing his perfect game ...

October 04, 2015 | | Pro Sports

Oakland closes season with loss to Seattle

SEATTLE (AP) - In an otherwise forgettable season, Mark Canha became one of the few bright spots of optimism for the Oakland Athletics.

October 04, 2015 | | Pro Sports

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