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AP IMPACT: Southern drought could dry up coolant water and force nuclear plants to shut down

LAKE NORMAN, N.C. - Nuclear reactors across the Southeast could be forced to throttle back or temporarily shut down later this year because drought is drying up the rivers and lakes that supply power plants with the awesome amounts of cooling water they need to operate.

February 07, 2008 | By MITCH WEISS Associated Press Writer | National


Vice President Cheney prods Congress to act soon on surveillance law due to expire Feb. 1

WASHINGTON - Vice President Dick Cheney prodded Congress on Wednesday to extend and broaden an expiring surveillance law, saying ''fighting the war on terror is a long-term enterprise'' that should not come with an expiration date.

February 07, 2008 | By TOM RAUM Associated Press Writer | Washington


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George S. Patton said, "I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs, but how high he bounces when he hits bottom."

February 07, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Police investigate 7th apparent suicide in Welsh town in a year

BRIDGEND, Wales - There is a deepening sense of foreboding and hopelessness in this South Wales market town as the number of young people who have killed themselves keeps rising. The death toll now is seven.

February 07, 2008 | By GREGORY KATZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Military plane crashes in Poland, killing at least 7

WARSAW, Poland - A military plane carrying 18 officers and crew crashed Wednesday in northwestern Poland, killing at least seven people, officials said. The officers had been attending a flight safety conference in Warsaw.

February 07, 2008 | By RYAN LUCAS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Owing to the many helpful relationships you develop with people who bring joy and contentment into your life, conditions will be changing for the better in the year ahead. It makes everything all right with the world.

February 07, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ohio high court debates family’s rights to body parts after son’s brain removed in autopsy

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The state Supreme Court on Wednesday heard arguments over whether the brain, heart and other body parts removed during an autopsy should be returned to the relatives of the deceased instead of being destroyed as medical waste.

February 07, 2008 | By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press Writer | National


FMB AOTW: Carter nears milestone for Screven County

Versatile.

February 07, 2008 | From staff reports | Sports


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You will be much more ambitious and enterprising in the year ahead than you have ever been before. This will serve you well, and you could simultaneously realize much success in not just one area but two.

February 06, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


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Be selective about whom you choose to associate in the year ahead to make sure that they are friends or associates who will help advance your personal objectives, not detract from your cause. Having productive friends makes you productive as well.

February 06, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 1/22

DEAR DR. GOTT: My husband and I are both in our mid-70s and have recently moved to Florida. We both just finished so-called complete physical examinations by two different doctors.

February 06, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Heath Ledger found dead in NYC building; authorities say drugs may be a factor

NEW YORK - Heath Ledger was found dead Tuesday at a downtown Manhattan residence, and police said drugs may have been a factor. He was 28.

February 06, 2008 | By TOM HAYS Associated Press Writer | National


Amid fears of recession, Fed cuts interest rate by .75

WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve, confronted with a global stock sell-off fanned by increased fears of a recession, slashed a key interest rate by three-quarters of a percentage point on Tuesday and indicated further rate cuts were likely.

February 06, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER Associated Press Writer | National


Ask Dr. Gott 1/23

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a 68-year-old female who has had back problems (spinal stenosis) for the past 10 years. Over this period, I have had eight cortisone shots and several physical-therapy sessions - anything to avoid surgery.

February 06, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 1/22

DEAR ABBY: To be honest with you, if I had a gun, I could shoot either myself or my ex-boyfriend. I was in love with him from the first day we met. We talked about everything in life and also about our relationship. Now he says he's "not ready" for a relationship!

February 06, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


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