CHICAGO - Behind their down-home names, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are so vital to the economy that the government scrambled to offer them a lifeline. But what exactly are they, and what do they do?
Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Tuesday July 22, 2008
Winston Churchill said, "Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened."
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Rising prices at the gas pump appear to be having at least one positive effect: Traffic deaths around the country are plummeting, just as they did during the Arab oil embargo three decades ago.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a 49-year-old male. For the last six to nine months, I have not been sleeping well. I have found a way to sleep soundly, but I want to ensure it will not harm me.
DEAR ABBY: My significant other helped me find a wonderful job with intelligent people. I'm an inveterate punster - "If I put a leafy green vegetable on the barbecue, will it be chard?"
(Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.)
CHICAGO - Viagra's effect in women has been disappointing, but a new small study finds those on antidepressants may benefit from taking the little blue pills.
Although people you've helped in the past will be looking for ways to repay your kindness in the year ahead, your greatest opportunities are likely to come through new associates whom you've never aided or supported.
JERUSALEM - A Palestinian attacker turned a construction vehicle into a fearsome weapon in downtown Jerusalem just hours before Barack Obama's visit Tuesday, ramming a bus, overturning a car and injuring five people before he was shot dead.
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba - A former driver for Osama bin Laden knew the target of the fourth hijacked plane on Sept. 11, a prosecutor said Tuesday as he sought to undercut defense arguments that the Guantanamo prisoner was a low-level employee of the terrorist leader.
ROME - Italy's Parliament gave final approval Tuesday to a contentious law that grants immunity from prosecution to Premier Silvio Berlusconi and other top Italian officials.
NEW YORK - Federal prosecutors have disbanded their criminal investigation into the financial dealings of the Rev. Al Sharpton and his Harlem civil rights group, the minister and his lawyers said Tuesday.
Believers Church is hosting a "Back to School Bash" Saturday, July 26, from 9-11 a.m., where the first 500 students in grades K-8 will receive a free book bag filled with school supplies. There will be hot dogs and drinks available, face painting, temporary tattoos and games as well as a drawing for gift cards. Believers Church is located at 7059 Harville Road. For more information call 681-1446.
HONOLULU - The Air Force continued to hold out hope of finding survivors Tuesday in the crash of a B-52 bomber off Guam, but a brigadier general said there was no evidence that any of the airmen were alive.
Note: The following is one of a series of columns looking at the first road systems in Georgia and Bulloch County.
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Georgia Southern ended a losing skid Saturday night in the high desert of New Mexico.
Is it the best of times, or is it the worst of times for Georgia Southern?
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons are the NFL's top-scoring team, because of quarterback Matt Ryan's recharged passing attack.
CHICAGO - Cursed by a Billy Goat, bedeviled by Bartman and crushed by decades of disappointment, the Chicago Cubs are at long last headed back to ...
TALLADEGA, Ala. - Martin Truex Jr. showed up at Talladega Superspeedway determined to be at the front of the field and in control of his chances ...
AUSTIN, Texas - With their red, white and blue tutus and Taylor Swift T-shirts, Rachel Emling and Mikala Crews were everything Formula One wanted at the ...
CHICAGO - Chicago Cubs fans waited 71 years to celebrate a return to the World Series.
NEW YORK - Charles Barkley calls it friendly fire.
The new school year is still fresh and "it" has already begun, "it" being the ongoing effort on the part of schools to persuade parents ...
My son, keep my words and treasure up my commandments with you; keep my commandments and live; keep my teaching as the apple of your ...
People who are old and also poor are often noted in these columns. Well, that's proper. A lot of older people do live in ...
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