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Rainer Ptacek, guitarist, singer, songwriter: born East Berlin 7 June 1951; married Patti Keating (two sons, one daughter); died Tucson, Arizona 12 November 1997.

Yesterday was a ...

Good Day for large cars, as two suspected burglars in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, were caught when police noticed a stolen safe sticking out of the back of their Honda Prelude. The safe, together with darts, pool cues and other games equipment, had been stolen from a local business, but could not all be crammed into the car's boot.

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Faldo ends on a high

Nick Faldo left here on a positive note, shooting his best round of the week, a four-under-par 68, to finish the Tucson Open at nine under par, though nine strokes off the lead as it stood when he signed his scorecard, and probably just out of th e top 25 finishers.

Faldo flirts with danger : GOLF

Nick Faldo spent most of yesterday here riding the cut line, despite a good day for scoring and a fairly forgiving golf course. In the end, he just made it.

Golf: Faldo confronts his American challenge

A new era in Nick Faldo's career began yesterday with his first round in the Tucson Open, his first tournament as a member of the US PGA Tour since he resigned in 1989. Faldo, unafraid of bold experimentation, decided last year that what his game needed most to be worthy of a world No 1, and a major champion, was a strong dose of sustained play in America.

Faldo's sights fixed on two remaining majors

After a five-year absence from the US PGA Tour, Nick Faldo makes his reappearance in today's first round of the Tucson Open, writes Robinson Holloway from Tucson, Arizona.

Hubble sparks cosmic crisis

The Universe is in crisis - official. Astronomers have come to the conclusion that it appears be younger than some of the stars it contains, a contradiction that may prove fatal to the theory that everything began in a cosmic explosion.

Lightning over Tucson, Arizona

Lightning from an evening thunderstorm breaks up the skyline over Tucson, Arizona.
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