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Soaking Consumers In Style

For an area with such a narrow function, it’s remarkable how many new products continue to be created for bathrooms. This year’s star: a whirlpool shower. Kohler Co. has created the Body Spa, an ordinary shower on one side with a powerful massager on the other.

The Body Spa soothes owners for a price of $9,000 plus installation for the 10-jet model; $3,500 for a six-jet version.

Jacuzzi Inc. responded with a whirlpool bath and shower combination, which it calls the J-Shower Tower. It costs $5,000.



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Police: Man killed deputy, stole his car and robbed store

new  NORRIDGEWOCK, Maine – A gunman in Maine killed a sheriff’s deputy, stole his cruiser and robbed a convenience store early Wednesday, triggering an intensive manhunt in a heavily wooded rural town, officials said. Somerset County Cpl. Eugene Cole was killed around 1:45 a.m. on U.S. Route 2 in Norridgewock, about 60 miles (96 kilometers) west of Bangor, state police said. His cruiser was driven to a Cumberland Farms store, which was robbed.