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    Dracut teacher is Red Sox 'MVE'

    BOSTON -- Dustin Pedroia and David Ortiz were two of three "most valuable" members of Red Sox Nation who received ovations as they stood at home plate of Fenway Park, and whose images were shown on the giant center-field video screen on Aug. Full Story
    SPORTS
    Welker suspended by the NFL

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) -- Wes Welker is facing a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drug policy, according to published reports. Full Story
    HEALTH
    (Charles Krupa)
    5 places you might start seeing calorie counts

    Diners could soon see calorie counts on the menus of chain restaurants. But will they be able to get that same clear information at grocery stores, convenience stores, movie theaters or airplanes? Full Story
    WEB EXTRAS
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    School to begin in Chicago with more safety guards

    CHICAGO (AP) — School opened in Chicago on Tuesday, with children and parents making their way past security guards whose bright neon vests served as a reminder of the city's efforts to protect students from the violence that plagues its streets. Full Story
    ENTERTAINMENT
    Welcome to fall

    It's not summertime anymore, and time to break out your darker, warm-colored clothes and accessories! I don't know about you, but it's my favorite time of year. Sweaters, scarves and boots are my favorite pieces to style together. Read More >>
    SPORTS
    Dracut girls in fine national showing

    The Visionary Basket Club's 8th Grade Premier Pinnacle Team came in third place at the United States Junior Nationals Basketball Tournament in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Full Story
    LIFESTYLES
    Summer's lesson: Grown-ups go to movies, too

    By Ann Hornaday The Washington Post With the kids back in school, it's a fitting time to look back on the past season in terms of lessons learned. Full Story
    COMMUNITY
    WHAT'S HAPPENING

    Items can be sent to What's Happening by e-mailing sdion@lowellsun.com. Photo attachments in JPEG format are also welcome; items can be sent to What's Happening by regular mail to: What's Happening, The Valley Dispatch, c/o Suzanne Dion, 491 Dutton St. Full Story
    New England's tallest lighthouse sells for $78,000

    YORK, Maine (AP) — New England's tallest lighthouse has been sold for $78,000. A federal government spokeswoman says the General Services Administration has accepted a bid for the Boon Island Light Station off York, Maine. Full Story
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    'Gone Girl,' 'Unbroken' lead drumbeat of fall

    NEW YORK (AP) — Unable to find her second directing project, Angelina Jolie took to sifting through "generals. Full Story
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    Cee Lo Green makes controversial comments about rape

    Former 'The Voice’ judge deleted Twitter account temporarily after causing stir by suggesting women must be conscious to be raped.