WASHINGTON - The United States has economic, political and security interests in Africa. More and more, President Bush has personal ones.
Because many of the conditions that impeded your progress in the past will now be dissipating, the year ahead can offer many fresh possibilities for growth. Take advantage of new vistas that open up where success is beckoning.
ATLANTA - Zoo Atlanta is hoping to hear the pitter patter of little panda paws again.
HELSINKI, Finland - Finnish Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen is suing the publisher of a book his former girlfriend wrote about their relationship, including steamy sauna scenes. He says he and his family have suffered and is seeking damages.
WASHINGTON - Three senior U.S. senators traveling to Pakistan to observe next week's elections said Friday that a fair vote is crucial to fighting extremism in South Asia.
WASHINGTON - The nation's industrial output posted a modest increase in January as strength at utilities offset weakness in manufacturing and mining.
HARARE, Zimbabwe - The official rate of annual inflation in Zimbabwe tripled in the space of one month to 66,212 percent in December, by far the highest in the world but less than half the rate calculated by independent analysts.
During the annual celebration of Black History Month, it is important to recognize and reflect on the major contributions of African Americans to the health, well-being and safety of Americans and the greater global community.
An unusually high number of flu victims have appeared recently in the emergency room of East Georgia Regional Medical Center, reflecting a nationwide trend that U.S. health officials say is partly because the flu vaccine doesn't protect against most of the spreading flu bugs.
The Statesboro Blue Devils led by three with 3.8 seconds remaining in the semifinals against Ware County and held on for a 47-44 win to advance to the region 3-AAAA championship game at Glynn Academy.
NEW YORK - Psychologist Kathryn Faughey didn't sound worried about her safety in the hours before she was butchered in her office, said a friend who exchanged e-mails with her that evening.
February is Heart Month. A recent article in the "Journal of the American College of Cardiology" gives some very specific recommendations about how we can reduce risk for diseases of the heart and blood vessels.
I was reading about water bears the other day. They are microscopic creatures that look like tiny little bears with eight legs; their scientific name, tardigrada, means "slow mover." They can live for up to 50 years and at temperatures as low as -400 degrees Fahrenheit. If the water in which they live dries up, they go into a state of hibernation called cryptobiosis, "hidden life."
Bridge badly needs more young players, and several cities and states are trying to persuade schools to run extracurricular classes. One of the most successful has been Atlanta. Information is at www.atlantajuniorbridge.org.
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