Mobster offers inside look at Lufthansa 'Goodfellas' heist

...they discovered dozens of boxes containing packets holding $125,000 each, bags of gold chains and containers with precious gems that they threw into the van, he said. They then fled and rendezvoused with Asaro and Burke, who were in a car about a mile...
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Kershaw, Dodgers force Mets into decisive Game 5

...ERA in six major league starts this season, but the team saw enough to pitch him in the playoffs - in part because Matz threw gems to help clinch championships at Class A in 2013 and Double-A last year.One of Matz's best outings came at Dodger Stadium...
The legend of Hosea Sarber

I learned of Hosea Sarber as a teenager when I picked up the gem of a book "No Room For Bears" by Frank Dufresne. Sarber features in a number of the stories, the most harrowing of which is...
Cueto tosses gem as Royals beat Astros in clincher

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Volleyball seniors say goodbye

...a setter, has been recently sidelined due to injury and will miss the remainder of the season. Not only was she a defensive gem but also a top server.Defensive specialist and outside hitter Bourassa has always been a hustler on the court."This season...
Colonoscope helps Thai police recover stolen diamond

...after being told that the gemstone risked injuring her. The diamond's owner identified the stone after it was removed.Hiding gems in the digestive system is a rare but not unknown ploy. The method is more commonly used by drug smugglers, who swallow condoms...
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New gems arriving for our local setting

...embellishments is the goal of many gardeners, and this trend is perfectly suited to our Southeast Alaskan lifestyle. We can place these gems from the rest of the world into a setting few others can match. Flowering trees planted against deep green spruces glow in the...
Great bookends and neglected gems

...and possibly unfamiliar works, he said. "We usually have great pieces as bookends for the program and the rest are neglected gems," he said. "We have Mozart and Fauré, but the pieces in between are also great but far less well-known. I think they'll...
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What's in bloom?

Corydalis solida, commonly called "Beth Evens," is on of spring's early gems. This bulbous member of the Corydalis or Fumewort genus often starts growing before the snows have melted. They are one of the...
Cardinals first team to clinch playoff berth the series finale on Sunday. Martinez hasn't won since Aug. 27 and is 0-1 with two no-decisions in his last three starts. Lester is coming off his first complete game as a Cub, a 2-1, five-hit gem at Pittsburgh last Tuesday.
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