Latest Tracy Young Stories

2008-06-14 09:15:00

By Joyzelle Davis Tracy Young has enlisted every last ounce of ingenuity in her ever-escalating battle with sticker shock in the grocery aisles. She's switched from half and half to powdered creamer for her coffee, started making her own sandwich bread and pancake syrup and only buys marked-down meat. "It's helped make a little bit of a dent," said Young, 41, a cafeteria manager at Denver Public Schools who says that over the past year, the cost to feed her family of three has risen by...

2006-08-20 11:26:03

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - Workers at the Kennedy Space Center on Sunday completed a delicate launch pad repair job on the shuttle Atlantis, which is being prepared for liftoff next week to restart International Space Station construction. Working mid-air on platforms to reach the top of Atlantis' 60-foot(18-metre)-long payload bay, technicians removed two short bolts that held the main communications antenna in place and installed longer fasteners. "The...

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