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Marriott to urge guests to leave tips for housekeepers - Pharos-Tribune
WASHINGTON — Marriott International wants to give its housekeepers a raise — and it is hoping customers will chip in. Beginning this week, a number of the company's hotels will begin providing envelopes in guest rooms to encourage visitors to tip workers.
Area surgeon accused of plotting murder faces new charges - Pharos-Tribune
PERU — A Peru surgeon accused of plotting to murder his ex-wife now faces additional felony charges of stalking and ordering a fraudulent prescription. Gregory Konrath, 48, was arrested in July on a warrant for attempted murder after deputies say he took ...
Keselowski wins NASCAR Chase opener - Pharos-Tribune
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — With a daring drive through the middle, Brad Keselowski showed how badly he wants to win another championship. Keselowski used a three-wide pass of Kyle Larson and Kevin Harvick at Chicagoland Speedway on Sunday to win the opening ...
Woods says strength is back, but not swing - Pharos-Tribune
WINDEMERE, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods is too busy in the gym to find a new swing coach, or even swing a golf club. Woods said Monday his strength has returned from "busting my butt in the gym pretty hard" and he is on schedule to resume competition in December.
Miami Co. sued over road closure - Pharos-Tribune
PERU – Miami County commissioners are being sued over their decision to permanently close an 800-foot section of road to accommodate the expansion of a safety-flare company. Commissioners voted last month to permanently vacate the road that intersects ...
THEIR VIEW: Don’t lose sight of real issue - Pharos-Tribune
The video of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice knocking out his then-fiancee Janay Palmer in a February incident in a casino elevator was simply horrifying. The punch was brutal and shocking, the coldness with which Rice handled the unconscious Palmer ...
Let families decide homework amount - Pharos-Tribune
My grandsons don't get much screen time. By that I mean they are almost never exposed to television, laptops, tablets, smartphones and whatever is the latest thing keeping our youth awash in entertainment. I thought my son and daughter-in-law might be too ...
VILLAGE IDIOT: Invasion of the privacy snatchers - Pharos-Tribune
I have made it devilishly hard for hackers to steal nude pictures of me off my computer — by not taking any. It's so much simpler than trying to remember a big, long password and trying to keep the photos private. "Even if you had nude pictures, no one ...
Study: Leaky wells, not fracking, taint water - Pharos-Tribune
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study says that the drilling procedure called fracking didn't cause much-publicized cases of tainted water, blaming contamination on leaky natural gas wells instead. The study finds that eight hydraulically fractured wells in ...
MARCUS: For whom the roads toll - Pharos-Tribune
Evan Bayh has made it official: he will not run for governor in 2016. His reason: he could not have the impact he would like to have since the General Assembly will be firmly in the hands of the Republicans. This is consistent with his long-term position ...
Kokomo man arrested for damage caused by towing truck without wheels - Pharos-Tribune
A Kokomo man was arrested Friday for mischief and leaving the scene of a property damage accident after he got frustrated with a vehicle left in his garage and towed it down the road without any wheels. Kokomo police arrested Andre M. Missig, 33, 1200 ...
Chinese city creates cellphone sidewalk lane - Pharos-Tribune
BEIJING (AP) — Taking a cue from an American TV program, the Chinese city of Chongqing has created a smartphone sidewalk lane, offering a path for those too engrossed in messaging and tweeting to watch where they're going. But the property manager says ...
Migrant group: 500 feared dead after boat rammed - Pharos-Tribune
GENEVA (AP) — About 500 Syrians, Palestinians, Egyptians and Sudanese are feared to have died after their boat was rammed and sank off the Malta coast last week, the International Organization for Migration said Monday. The group of migrant workers was ...
Miss America: More to worry about than red cup - Pharos-Tribune
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The new Miss America says there are more important things for people to worry about than her little red cup. That was the message Monday from Kira Kazantsev of New York as many social media users continued to pan her use of a ...
Family sues city of Anderson over teen's death in police car - Pharos-Tribune
ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — The family of a teenager who died of an apparent suicide in the back of a police car two years ago is suing the city of Anderson for wrongful death and negligence. Authorities say 17-year-old Jace Zook strangled himself using a seat ...