It was "Read Across America Day" Friday at Nevils Elementary School. Students and staff packed the gymnasium for a rally to encourage everyone to read and celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss.
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Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Friday, March 6, 2008
Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Thursday, March 5, 2008
WASHINGTON - The nation can't afford to wait for the economy to recover before tackling out-of-control medical costs, President Barack Obama is telling some of the most powerful players in the health care reform debate.
"If we want to create jobs and rebuild our economy, then we must address the crushing cost of health care this year, in this administration," Obama says in remarks prepared for delivery to a White House forum on the issue Thursday. Excerpts were released by the White House.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba - A Canadian judge ruled Thursday that a man accused of beheading and cannibalizing a fellow Greyhound bus passenger is not criminally responsible due to mental illness.
NEW YORK - Investors are having another change of heart and are selling stocks again after a one-day burst of optimism.
The major market indicators extended their slide to levels not seen in more than a decade Thursday, as investors contended with more disheartening economic data, fresh concerns about the stability of General Motors Corp., and ongoing uncertainty about the financial system.
NEW YORK - A stunning 48 percent of the nation's homeowners who have a subprime, adjustable-rate mortgage are behind on their payments or in foreclosure, and the rate for homeowners with all mortgage types hit a new record, new data Thursday showed.
But that's not the worst of it.
Taste of the Town - March 4, 2009
WASHINGTON - The number of U.S. troops who have suffered wartime brain injuries may be as high as 360,000 and could cast more attention on such injuries among civilians, Defense Department doctors said Wednesday.
Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Wednesday, March 4, 2008
WASHINGTON - British Prime Minister Gordon Brown called on Americans Wednesday to look up from their own tumbling financial markets to see a world gripped by an "economic hurricane" that could be turned around with U.S. help.
In a formal address to a Joint Meeting of Congress, Brown asserted all is not bad. He predicted that the global economy could double in size over the next 20 years as billions of people move from being producers to consumers.
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration kicked off a new program Wednesday that's designed to help up to 9 million borrowers stay in their homes through refinanced mortgages or loans that are modified to lower monthly payments.
Borrowers, however, are being advised to be patient in their efforts to get help because mortgage companies are likely to be flooded with calls.
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