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Stuck on the Sudoku slide, puzzles burn up my time

The Virginian-Pilot
Hey, there. What's up?Oh, right. You were expecting a column.Forgive me. I haven't had time. You see, I started this Sudoku puzzle the other day. I finished it and began another. Next thing I knew I was up against a deadline and the only thing I could think of was: If there's a 7 in the right column, a 7 in the left column, then a 7 must go here. No, wait, over here. No, not there, here...Time flies when you're filling in an 81-spot grid with single digits that never duplicate.And that's all these . . .

Free samples: Is employer over the top with request?

Q: I’m a happily employed, award-winning marketing manager. A recruiter convinced me to apply for a comparable position at a local nonprofit institution. The institution employs an outside consultant for the work but says it now wants to bring the marketing function in-house with a full-time manager. After extensive interviews with the institution’s director that seemed to go well, I was asked to leave my huge and impressive portfolio. I did. After two months with no word, the recruiter says I’m . . .

Obituary: Peter C. Flitton

The Virginian-Pilot
VIRGINIA BEACH - Peter Carl Flitton, 27, died May 30, 2006, after a 3 1/2-year battle with cancer.Peter was born Sept. 7, 1978, in Jamestown, N.D., the son of Pastor Herbert and Joan (Strutz) Flitton III. He attended Wheaton College, Wheaton, Ill., majoring in bible and communications. He was involved in two mission trips taking him to Honduras and one mission trip to Mongolia. He also spent a summer in Israel and the Middle East in a college study program. Peter married Bethany Greydanus June 7, . . .

In NASCAR's driver's market, the trends are all long-term

By DUSTIN LONGThe Virginian-Pilot
CONCORD, N.C. - Car owner Robert Yates has a driver's seat to fill for next season and, it would seem, few options.Dale Jarrett leaves after this year, and most NASCAR Nextel Cup drivers in the top 20 in points are signed through at least 2008 . As the competition for top drivers grows , owners are choosing to tie drivers to longer contracts. That leaves fewer drivers available when rides come open - and with Toyota's entrance next season, there are at least five driver spots available, including . . .

Want to live longer? Move to Britain

By CARYN ROUSSEAUAssociated Press (ASAP)
Americans are used to being told we're not healthy. We're obese. We have diabetes. We smoke and drink too much. Then word came from British researchers who spent money and time to figure out that on the whole they're healthier than we are. Well, big surprise. But there is a big surprise -- the reason. The British researchers don't point to the obvious -- the diabetes, the smoking, the drinking, the overeating. Dr. Michael Marmot, a study co-author and an epidemiologist at University College London . . .

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