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CDC issues first-ever death count from ’choking game’; warns parents to watch for signs

ATLANTA - At least 82 youths have died from the so-called ''choking game,'' according to the first government count of fatalities from the tragic fad.

February 29, 2008 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | National


Nevils Elementary School

Students named to the Principal's Honor Roll, Honor Roll and Merit Roll lists at Nevils Elementary School for the first nine weeks grading period include:

February 29, 2008 | | School Honor Rolls


Portal Middle School

The following is a list of students named to the Honor Roll for the first nine weeks grading period at Portal Middle School:

February 29, 2008 | | School Honor Rolls


Langston Chapel Elementary School

The following students have been named to Langston Chapel Elementary School's Principal Honor Roll or the Honor Roll for the first nine weeks grading period.

February 29, 2008 | | School Honor Rolls


Gulf Coast hurricane victims urged to move after tests find toxic levels of formaldehyde fumes

NEW ORLEANS - U.S. health officials are urging that Gulf Coast hurricane victims be moved out of their government-issued trailers as quickly as possible after tests found toxic levels of formaldehyde fumes.

February 29, 2008 | By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN Associated Press Writer | National


NYPD questioning Pennsylvania man in meat-cleaver slashing death of therapist

NEW YORK - NYPD investigators on Thursday questioned a man in Pennsylvania in the slaying of a psychologist hacked to death in her office with a meat cleaver, law enforcement officials said.

February 29, 2008 | By COLLEEN LONG Associated Press Writer | National


Anti-Semitic flier attacks white congressman in black Tennessee district

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Steve Cohen, a white congressman representing a mostly black district, is no stranger to political attacks tinged with race. A new political flier circulating in the district is forcing him to confront anti-Semitism, too.

February 29, 2008 | By WOODY BAIRD Associated Press Writer | National


Lawmakers urge White House to move quickly to limit harmful ship pollution

The Bush administration is making headway with other nations in setting new global standards to reduce dangerous emissions from giant diesel-burning ships that pollute U.S. ports, a senior environmental official said Thursday. An emergency room physician described a ''diesel death zone'' around major U.S. seaports, with higher cancer rates and other health risks.

February 29, 2008 | By RITA BEAMISH Associated Press Writer | National


Dale, Jr. wins qualifier at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the first qualifier for Hendrick and will start on the second row of Sunday's race with Hamlin. Hendrick driver Jimmie Johnson is on the pole. Tony Stewart will start in the third row for Gibbs.

February 29, 2008 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


With their mission extended, astronauts work on setting up new European lab Columbus

HOUSTON - With two of their three spacewalks completed, the astronauts aboard the linked shuttle-station complex focused Thursday on getting the new Columbus lab up and running.

February 29, 2008 | By LIZ AUSTIN PETERSON Associated Press Writer | National


Russia’s Putin sees long-term role for himself, no serious flaws in his presidency

MOSCOW - In Vladimir Putin's valedictory presidential news conference, he claimed credit for Russia's rise from the ashes, accused the West of reviving Cold War fears and said he hopes for a long tenure as prime minister after he leaves the presidency in May.

February 29, 2008 | By DOUGLAS BIRCH Associated Press Writer | World


Lawyer predicts a presidential pardon for Clemens

One of Brian McNamee's lawyers predicted Roger Clemens will be pardoned by President Bush, saying some Republicans treated his client harshly because of the pitcher's friendship with the Bush family.

February 29, 2008 | By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer | Sports


AP Impact: Nile voyage is homecoming for Sudan refugees, but future is uncertain

ABOARD CAPTAIN 1 ON THE NILE RIVER, Sudan - Dozens of excited refugees leaned over the barge's railing as it glided up the Nile, marveling at the lush, green swamplands that had replaced the desert of northern Sudan. It was their first sign that they were nearing home.

February 29, 2008 | By ALFRED de MONTESQUIOU Associated Press Writer | World


Iran’s hard-line president to make landmark visit to Iraq on March 2, Iraqi official says

BAGHDAD - Iran's hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will make a landmark visit to Iraq on March 2, the first-ever trip by an Iranian leader, the Iraqi government said Thursday.

February 29, 2008 | By SINAN SALAHEDDIN Associated Press Writer | World


Hezbollah chief threatens to take battle with Israel anywhere in world

BEIRUT, Lebanon - The chief of Hezbollah told throngs of supporters at a funeral for slain commander Imad Mughniyeh his group would retaliate against Israeli targets anywhere in the world after accusing the Jewish state of killing the militant.

February 29, 2008 | By SAM F. GHATTAS Associated Press Writer | World


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Willingway, Georgia Southern conference will update addiction treatment methods

For Dr. Al Mooney, Director of Addiction Medicine and Recovery at Willingway, one of the key factors that distinguishes this week's Addiction Update Conference is its "focus on the solutions rather than the problems."

June 22, 2014 | Special to the Herald | News 4U


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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