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  • 'I never thought about dying that day'

    'I never thought about dying that day'

    Sunday, April 20 2014 12:13 AM EDT2014-04-20 04:13:03 GMT
    It's still not easy for Katie Lentz to look at the car she was driving Aug. 4, 2013. Twisted metal and broken glass are all that remain of the car -- affectionately known as the "green bean" -- that was hit head-on by a drunk driver near Center, Mo. "It's still amazing every time I stop and think I was trapped in there, to look and see where I was seated in the driver's seat, and I can't believe there was enough room for me in the car," Le...
    It's still not easy for Katie Lentz to look at the car she was driving Aug. 4, 2013. Twisted metal and broken glass are all that remain of the car -- affectionately known as the "green bean" -- that was hit head-on by a drunk driver near Center, Mo. "It's still amazing every time I stop and think I was trapped in there, to look and see where I was seated in the driver's seat, and I can't believe there was enough room for me in the car," Le...
  • Local marathon runner eager to return to Boston

    Local marathon runner eager to return to Boston

    Saturday, April 19 2014 11:59 PM EDT2014-04-20 03:59:14 GMT
    Jeri Conboy doesn't expect too much to be different when she takes her place near the starting line at the Boston Marathon. "I don't anticipate what happened last year will dampen the mood," Conboy said. "Boston has hung tough through this whole experience." The 118th running of one of America's most famous marathons will be held Monday morning. Last year, tragedy struck when two pressure-cooker bombs exploded, killing three people and wounding...
    Jeri Conboy doesn't expect too much to be different when she takes her place near the starting line at the Boston Marathon. "I don't anticipate what happened last year will dampen the mood," Conboy said. "Boston has hung tough through this whole experience." The 118th running of one of America's most famous marathons will be held Monday morning. Last year, tragedy struck when two pressure-cooker bombs exploded, killing three people and wounding...
  • YWCA to honor 'Women of Achievement' at gala

    YWCA to honor 'Women of Achievement' at gala

    Saturday, April 19 2014 8:35 PM EDT2014-04-20 00:35:06 GMT
    A group of four women will be recognized Saturday as part of the YWCA of Quincy's 23rd annual Women of Achievement Gala at the Oakley-Lindsay Center. Lynn Niewohner, Debbie Reed, Denise Conkright and Gabrielle Green...
    A group of four women will be recognized Saturday as part of the YWCA of Quincy's 23rd annual Women of Achievement Gala at the Oakley-Lindsay Center. Lynn Niewohner, Debbie Reed, Denise Conkright and Gabrielle Green...
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