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Annette R. Tiffany

She lived in St. Paul, MN for a short time, then moved to the Ballard District in Seattle for several years, and then back to Wenatchee. She worked as a secretary for several businesses in Wenatchee, including the Project Managers at Rocky Reach and Rock Island Dams and the Air Scrubbing Plant at Alcoa. She retired from the Washington State Apple Commission. Annette loved her church, her kids and grandkids, and her dog, Mutt. She enjoyed being active by singing with the Appleaires, ballroom dancing, ocean voyages and volunteering at the Humane Society. She was spirited and had a great sense ofhumor. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Donna Short. She is survived by her husband, George; three children, Paul, Mark and Greta; four grandchildren, Katie, Ruth, Christian and Grace; and two nephews, Joel and JayShort. Services will be held Wednesday, October 8, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at Telfords Chapel of the Valley in East Wenatchee. Reception to follow at Trinity United Methodist Church, 850 N. James Avenue in East Wenatchee.

Mexico army holds 8 soldiers in June killing of 22 - St. Joseph News-Press and FOX 26 KNPN: Ap

The AP is not distributing the photographs because it cannot determine their source. A plain yellow envelope containing the photos on a USB memory stick was sent anonymously on Wednesday to MVT, a local news agency in Mexico state, said the agency's director, Mario Vazquez. He checked the photos with those his agency took the day of the shooting and concluded it was the same scene. On Friday, Mexico's secretary of the interior defended the armed forces in a meeting in the lower house of Congress. "If there was something they have done wrong, it would be the exception," Miguel Angel Osorio Chong said of the eight detained. "It's an isolated incident and doesn't reflect the behavior of our great army and navy in Mexico." Until recently, officials have stood by the initial account of a fierce firefight. In July, the state of Mexico prosecutors' office released a statement saying there was "no evidence at all of possible executions." The office said it found ballistic evidence of "crossfire with a proportionate interchange of gunshots." The state government refused to release autopsy reports that the AP requested under Mexico's freedom of information law, declaring them state secrets to be guarded for nine years. The federal Attorney General's Office last week said that so far it had not found evidence corroborating the witness' account. But this week, President Enrique Pena Nieto said in New York that the Attorney General's Office was diving into the investigation and would answer all questions. Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos, the secretary of defense, said in a public speech on Thursday the same day of the eight detentions that soldiers must respect human rights despite whatever risks they may face in the line of duty.

Fed's Evans sees dangers from premature rate hike - St. Joseph News-Press and FOX 26 KNPN: Ap

The view that the "considerable time" language should be dropped received support Wednesday from Loretta Mester, who took over as president of the Fed's Cleveland regional bank in June. In a speech to a business group in Cleveland, Mester said she would prefer that the "considerable time" language be reformulated because it is now focused on calendar time rather than focusing "on changes in economic conditions." Evans has been a strong supporter of the majority Fed view that weak growth remains a bigger problem than inflation risk. In his speech Wednesday, Evans said while the unemployment rate fell in August to 6.1 percent, a number of other indicators showed that the job market is still not healthy. He said that history shows that central banks have often moved to tighten credit too quickly and made it more difficult to recover following a deep recession, such as the 2007-2009 downturn. "I believe that the biggest risk we face today is prematurely engineering restrictive monetary conditions," Evans said. He said the Federal Reserve in the 1930s, the Bank of Japan over the past two decades and more recently the European Central Bank have all made mistakes in raising rates prematurely, resulting in setbacks for fledgling recoveries. "I am very uncomfortable with calls to raise our policy rates sooner than later," Evans said. "I favor delaying liftoff until I am more certain that we have sufficient momentum in place toward our policy goals." The Fed's current target for maximum employment is 4.9 percent to 5.3 percent, and its goal for inflation is to have prices rise at an annual rate of 2 percent. Evans said he would be willing to see inflation rise slightly above the 2 percent target for a limited time given that prices have averaged well below 2 percent for more than six years. Rules of Conduct 1 Clean & On Topic. Comments must be on topic. Nothing obscene, vulgar or lewd. 2 Don't Threaten or Abuse. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. AND PLEASE TURN OFF CAPS LOCK. 3 Be Truthful. Don't lie about anyone or anything.

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