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St. Clair police planning Thin Blue Line benefit

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EAST LIVERPOOL —St. Clair Police Department will be hosting its third annual Red, White and a Thin Blue Line event on Labor Day weekend. According to Chief Brian McKenzie, the event, which is held from 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1 behind Calcutta Giant Eagle benefits the department’s many ...

Poker run will benefit Liverpool’s Cops and Kids

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EAST LIVERPOOL — For David Albaneso, August can be a tough month as he remembers his daughter Shelby, but for the past six years, he has coped with her death by pouring himself into organizing the annual Cops and Kids Poker Run in her honor. This is the seventh year that motorcycle riders ...

Back-to-school bridge

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“Is There Still Sex in the City?” (Grove Press), by Candace Bushnell Carrie’s back! Or at least her real-life alter ego, Candace Bushnell, whose loosely autobiographical newspaper columns and book about the dating adventures of single women in their 30s became the basis of the hit HBO ...

Digital dating proves complicated in ‘Love at First Like’

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“Love at First Like” (Atria Books), by Hannah Orenstein Dating in the digital age can be tricky business, especially when you project an image on social media that is in no way a truthful depiction of your relationship status. In “Love at First Like,” Eliza Roth accidentally leads her ...

Novel reimagines US-Soviet space race

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“First Cosmic Velocity” (G.P. Putnam’s Sons), by Zach Powers “First Cosmic Velocity” is a cleverly conceived and beautifully delivered novel that looks at the struggle for space supremacy from the Soviet side of the Cold War. As the U.S.-USSR battle unfolds in the book, a tug of ...

‘Lost You’ is psychological thriller

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“Lost You: a Novel” (Crown), by Haylen Beck Surrogacy — in which a woman agrees to carry a baby for another person or couple — is a legal swamp in America, and in this, veteran crime novelist Stuart Neville, writing under the pen name Haylen Beck, has found the makings of an ...

T. Jefferson Parker tells latest tale in tight, vivid prose

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“The Last Good Guy: a Novel” (G.P. Putnam’s Sons) by T. Jefferson Parker Twenty-eight-year-old Penelope Rideout takes a seat in Roland Ford’s office, says that her 14-year-old sister, Daley, is missing and asks, “Can you find her?” Ford replies, “I’m good at what I ...

Suspense builds to crescendo in Sandra Brown’s ‘Outfox’

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“The Russian: a Novel” (St. Martin’s Press), by Ben Coes When two American politicians are assassinated by the Russian mafia, the sitting U.S. president whips out a supersecret codicil to the U.S Constitution authorizing him to ignore federal law in an emergency. His plan: create a ...

Library of spider silk could hold secrets for new materials

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NEW YORK (AP) — With two pairs of fine-tipped tweezers and the hands of a surgeon, Cheryl Hayashi began dissecting the body of a silver garden spider under her microscope. In just a few minutes she found what she was seeking: hundreds of silk glands, the organs spiders use to make their ...