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Roach earns ticket to Olympics Weightlifting grabs spot with top marks at trials

Melanie Roach’s long and painful journey is over. She finally is going to the Olympics.

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CAROLINE CRAFT

Auburn man among 16 arrested in ‘Operation Pink Tiger’

Law enforcement officers made 16 arrests, seized 18 kilos of cocaine and more than $240,000 in cash after completing a 10-month investigation of a drug distribution ring.

Fear No Evil has heavenly day in the Auburn ’Cap

Fear No Evil took the early lead and fended off Gallon and Margo’s Gift down the stretch for a head victory Sunday in the $50,000 Auburn Stakes for 3-year-olds at Emerald Downs.

For Democratic leaders, it’s time to pick a side and stand by it

Eighteen months after the campaign for their nomination started, Democrats around the country and the state are starting to get antsy.

Ball selected city’s top employee for ’07

Human resource coordinator Linda Ball was selected as the City of Auburn’s 2007 Employee of the Year, Mayor Pete Lewis announced recently.

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OSCAR DIAZ

Brown K’s 17, Trojans take the No. 3 seed

It was nothing personal against the fine folks from down south.

Neumann’s story honored in contest

Adrianna Neumann, a third-grader from Auburn, took second-place honors in the 14th annual Reading Rainbow Young Writers and Illustrators contest, KCTS Channel 9 recently announced.

Serious condition: Our health isn’t just a personal choice

A recent study underscores the fact that good health isn’t just a matter of personal choice for Americans.

Can’t bear baristas

Thank you, Mrs. (Sara) Byers and other concerned parents for speaking out against scantily-clad coffee stands (Auburn Reporter, April 26). Please continue to make your voices heard to the mayor and City Council.

In response to your article titled, “Scantily clad b

In response to your article titled, “Scantily clad baristas? Not in her neighborhood,” I completely agree. Not in my neighborhood, either.

It’s real: AR has at least share of softball top spot

They were merely trying to be realistic: After graduating seven key players – all of whom could swing a potent bat – the Auburn Riverside Ravens weren’t making any bold predictions about this spring’s softball season.

Just wanted to say “job well done” on the article

Just wanted to say “job well done” on the article regarding Don Stevenson’s 13,000-mile walk for Huntington’s disease (Auburn Reporter, April 26).

PACIN’ PARSON UPDATE

Auburn’s Don Stevenson is walking 13,000 miles to raise awareness and funds for Huntington’s disease. He left Seattle last week to complete the final 3,000-mile leg to New York City.

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COLTON BROWN

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I really do not know how the Bush administration think

I really do not know how the Bush administration thinks that pumping $600 to $1,200 into every household is going to help the economy.