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ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND AUG. 23-24  FILE - This May 19, 2010 picture shows Kelly Gneiting, right, a 420-pound sumo wrestler, who's been ranked among the top in the world, wrestling with Trent Sabo, a ranked sumo wrestler in the lightweight category in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Gneiting has competed in the World Sumo Championships 10 times, is a five-time U.S. sumo champion, and also holds the world record for being the heaviest man to complete a marathon, It was about two years ago when a friend set him off on his latest athletic passion, swimming, and Gneiting eventually plans to swim the English Channel.(AP Photo/The Idaho State Journal, Doug Lindley)

Sumo wrestler to swim across Idaho lake, twice

- Associated Press

Kelly Gneiting has competed in the World Sumo Championships 10 times, is a five-time U.S. sumo champion, and also holds the world record for being the heaviest man to complete a marathon, which he did in 2011 at 400 pounds.

ADVANCED FOR RELEASE SATURDAY, AUGUST 23, 2014 Jim Kazmierczak flies his crop duster plane over a field in the town of Arlington, Wis. Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Wisconsin State Journal, John Hart)

Wisconsin crop dusters deal with modern technology

- Associated Press

The only part of Jim Kazmierczak's crop dusting business that fits one of the many stereotypes linked to his misunderstood profession is the cramped, one-seater Piper airplane with its wide wings and roaring engine that he pilots just a few feet over Wisconsin farm fields throughout the summer months.

In this photo taken on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, a 1940s-era farm provides a backdrop for youngsters as they travel to another learning station during Farm Camp at Farmamerica near Waseca, Minn.  (AP Photo/The Mankato Free Press, John Cross_

Kids learn about urban agriculture at Waseca camp

- Associated Press

Extending first only the tips of their shoes, then their whole feet, the group of blue-clad children inched their way out onto the soybean field, weaving carefully around the nearly knee-high plants before crouching down to examine their leaves.

Mud runs _ big fun, big risk, big business

- Associated Press

Playing dirty has a whole new meaning; just ask anyone who has ever taken part in one of the latest sports crazes - obstacle mud running.

Quincy man's World War I memoir discovered

- Associated Press

Many decades ago a Scottish immigrant living in the Houghs Neck section of Quincy, who often pedaled his bike to a job at the Fore River shipyard, wrote down stories about an experience he never really wanted to talk about - his years as a soldier in the First World War.

Big industrial projects clog River Parish traffic

- Associated Press

Traffic has a tendency to drag along the Sunshine Bridge once the workday is over. The four-lane span over the Mississippi River between St. James and Ascension parishes is undergoing extensive repairs and has been reduced to one lane in each direction. Construction won't be complete for at least a year.

Greg and Clay Lyons, left, have a display from Pine Top in their accounting firm in Macclenny, Fla. on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Florida Times-Union, Bruce Lipsky)

Turpentine once flowed from north Florida

- Associated Press

In Florida's not-so-distant past, before strip malls and subdivisions, an industry thrived here in which rough men did even rougher work in the state's seemingly limitless and hazardous pine forests: Turpentine.

Owner needed for polluted border truck stop

- Associated Press

It was once a bustling truck stop, complete with rows of fuel stations, a popular diner, a convenience store and long-hauler accommodations.

ADVANCED FOR RELEASE SATURDAY, AUGUST 23, 2014 Pastor Margaret Kelly runs a food truck ministry she calls "Shobi's Table" where she serving free calzones she makes from scratch and reads some Bible verses to those assembled on the sidewalk on Payne Avenue in St. Paul, on Thursday, August 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Pioneer Press, Scott Takushi)

St. Paul pastor's pulpit? A food truck

- Associated Press

There are a couple of clues that the mobile kitchen parked every Thursday at lunchtime on Payne Avenue on St. Paul's East Side this summer isn't just another food truck.

Hunters' fight to bring polar bear trophies home

- Associated Press

When two Lancaster County hunters pulled the triggers on high-powered rifles on successive days in 2008 in the 40-below-zero air of the Arctic Circle, they thought their two polar bear trophies would soon be striking life-size mounts back home.

Fancying up the fare at retirement communities

- Associated Press

Many of us think of food aimed at the elderly as the bland, dated stuff that might show up on an early-bird-special menu: meat loaf and mashed potatoes. So, it may be a bit of a surprise to learn what dinner was like on a recent weeknight at Normandy Farms Estates, a Blue Bell retirement community that is home to more than 500 people. Average age at entry: 80.

Stardom alone not enough for crowdfunding

- Associated Press

With doors throughout Hollywood firmly slammed upon an actor and writer seeking to adapt his short stories for the silver screen, last year the artist turned to the masses to finance his life's work.

Pa. school district reserves rise despite aid cut

- Associated Press

Mechanicsburg Area School District was sitting on reserves equal to 33.4 percent of its annual operating budget in 2012-13, but convinced its teachers to agree to a pay freeze the next year anyway.

In this photo taken on Aug. 20, 2014, people, reflected in mirrors, walk out of the front entrance of the SLS Las Vegas in Las Vegas. The hotel and casino, formally known as the Sahara, has gone through extensive renovations is scheduled to open this weekend. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Vegas' storied Sahara casino reborn, transformed

- Associated Press

The Moroccan-themed Sahara casino that once hosted Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and the Beatles seemed a lost cause in 2011, when its owners declared the 59-year-old property unprofitable and shut it down with little more than a vague promise to return.

ADVANCE FOR USE SATURDAY, AUG. 23 AND THEREAFTER - In this July 31, 2014, 2014 photo, Norm Bates, 86, describes the secrets behind his pie-baking success in his kitchen at Country Side Villas outside of Clifton, Ill. The former heavy equipment operator now is a blue ribbon-winning pie maker, a legend at the Iroquois, Kankakee and Will county fairs. (AP Photo/The Daily Journal, Kristopher Dagen)

EXCHANGE: Pie maker enjoys the sweet life

- Associated Press

Norm Bates, an 86-year-old resident of the Countryside Villas outside of Clifton, has found a unique niche. The former heavy equipment operator now is a blue ribbon-winning pie maker, a legend at the Iroquois, Kankakee and Will county fairs.