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Stocks fall as dollar slides, gold jumps; S&P estimate of asset write-downs lends some support

NEW YORK - Wall Street fell but recovered from its worst levels Thursday after Standard & Poor's forecast that financial companies are nearing the end of the massive asset write-downs that have devasted the stock and credit markets for months.

March 28, 2008 | By TIM PARADIS AP Business Writer | National


Dear Abby 3/14

DEAR ABBY: I'm 26 and concerned about my parents' future. They are in their late 40s and have absolutely nothing saved for retirement. Dad has a physically demanding job and won't be able to do it forever, and they are currently in debt up to their ears.

March 28, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 3/14

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a 73-year-old male with heart and kidney failure. I am not on dialysis. I take Lasix. I was taking three 80-milligram pills every day for quite some time. One day, I suddenly could not urinate. The following day, the same thing, so I went to the emergency room at my local hospital, where I was catheterized. The doctor then told me I did not have a blockage and that he could find nothing wrong with my blood and urine tests. He told me upon release to reduce my Lasix to one and a half pills ...

March 28, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Astrograph 3/14

The year ahead will be an excellent time for careful planning and executing projects that take diligence and persistence. If you have the sustained effort to achieve what you carefully lay out, this will be a red-letter year.

March 28, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Bridge 3/14

Jean-Paul Sartre wrote, "All human actions are equivalent ... and all are on principle doomed to failure."

March 28, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Police Report - March 14

(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.)

March 28, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


China report attacks US human rights record as ‘‘tattered and shocking’’

BEIJING - China lashed out Thursday at a U.S. report critical of its human rights record, accusing Washington of causing the modern world's ''biggest human rights tragedy'' in Iraq and of hypocrisy for passing judgment on other nations.

March 28, 2008 | By TINI TRAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Panel calls for focus on fractions, other subjects to shore up nation’s math skills

WASHINGTON - Schools could improve students' sluggish math scores by hammering home the basics, such as addition and multiplication, and increasing the focus on fractions and some geometry, a presidential panel recommended Thursday.

March 28, 2008 | By NANCY ZUCKERBROD AP Education Writer | Washington


Two defendants in West Virginia torture case sentenced; victim’s mother criticizes prosecutor

LOGAN, W.Va. - Two people accused of taking part in the torture of a young black woman received the maximum sentence possible Thursday, but the victim's mother said it wasn't enough.

March 28, 2008 | By SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER Associated Press Writer | National


Incoming NY governor says transition is going well, government is stable

ALBANY, N.Y. - Lt. Gov. David Paterson, who will take over as New York's governor following Gov. Eliot Spitzer's dramatic fall from power in a prostitution scandal, rushed off to meet with lawmakers Thursday as he prepared for his transition.

March 28, 2008 | By VALERIE BAUMAN Associated Press Writer | National


In Belgium, refusing polio vaccine for children can mean parents serve jail time

LONDON - As doctors struggle to eradicate polio worldwide, one of their biggest problems is persuading parents to vaccinate their children. In Belgium, authorities are resorting to an extreme measure: prison sentences.

March 27, 2008 | By MARIA CHENG AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Hong Kong closes all kindergartens, primary schools for 500,000 youngsters amid flu outbreak

HONG KONG - Hong Kong's government ordered Wednesday that all kindergartens and primary schools be closed for two weeks amid a flu outbreak, shutting down classes for more than a half million students.

March 27, 2008 | By MIN LEE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Hamas sets terms for cease-fire with Israel but West Bank attack could cloud prospects

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - The Hamas prime minister called publicly Wednesday for a period of calm with Israel, laying out conditions that would end attacks on Palestinian militants, open Gaza's borders and lift economic sanctions.

March 27, 2008 | By IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Khomeini granddaughter says reformist ex-president Khatami only hope against Iran hard-liners

TEHRAN, Iran - She is a granddaughter of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, founder of the 1979 Islamic revolution, but Zahra Eshraghi has long been a leader of reformers seeking to liberalize Iran.

March 27, 2008 | By LEE KEATH and ALI AKBAR DAREINI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Southwest Airlines grounds 41 jets after missing required inspections for structural cracks

DALLAS - Southwest Airlines grounded 41 planes overnight - about 8 percent of its fleet - in the wake of its recent admission that it had missed required inspections of some planes for structural cracks.

March 27, 2008 | By DAVID KOENIG AP Business Writer | National


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What if we were our own traffic cops?

We are all lawbreakers. We all stand condemned. Don't try and deny it. At least once in our lives, we have broken the speed limit. We are driving. The limit says 70, and we are cruising with the crowd at 80. I have seen you pass by me.

January 07, 2015 | By JOSEPH CRAMER, MD Deseret News National | Hot topics


A work-life balance resolution for the New Year

It's been a few years since I made any real New Year's resolutions.

January 07, 2015 | By GREG KRATZ Deseret News National | Hot topics


Astronomers to Earth: You've got some newly found near-twins

WASHINGTON - Earth has a few more near-twin planets outside our solar system, tantalizing possibilities in the search for extraterrestrial life.

January 07, 2015 | By SETH BORENSTEIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Hunt for 2 in French shooting that killed 12; 1 surrenders

PARIS - One man sought in the deadly shooting at a French satirical newspaper has turned himself in, and police hunted Thursday for two heavily armed men with possible links to al-Qaida in the military-style, methodical killing of 12 people at the office of the newspaper that caricatured the Prophet Muhammad.

January 07, 2015 | By ELAINE GANLEY and LORI HINNANT Associated Press | Associated Press




Local Roundup: Portal escapes Millen with win

MILLEN - The Portal Panthers improved to 4-0 in Region 3A-A play with a 68-67 win Tuesday on the road.

January 06, 2015 | From staff and wire reports | Prep Sports 360


Bulloch Gators all over RTCA

Seniors led the way Tuesday night as Bulloch Academy pounded cross-county rival Robert Toombs in both girls' and boys' basketball action.

January 06, 2015 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


SEB bumps Beach

BROOKLET - After a quick start, it seemed as though Southeast Bulloch might let one get away against Beach High.

January 06, 2015 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


College Football Playoff looking for branding

NEW YORK - The Super Bowl did not start as the Super Bowl. The NCAA men's basketball tournament eventually came to be known as March Madness, and its semifinals as the Final Four. Now, even the most casual sports fans know exactly what they are.

January 06, 2015 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Hawks keep shocking their doubters

ATLANTA - Paul Millsap knocked the ball away. Thabo Sefolosha scrambled into the corner to grab it and passed quickly to Dennis Schroder, who took off the other way.

January 06, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Smoltz in on first ballot

ATLANTA - John Smoltz completed a unique path to baseball's Hall of Fame.

January 06, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


New year, five events to keep an eagle eye on

KAPALUA, Hawaii - Predictions are a dangerous business, especially in golf.

January 06, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Medicaid physicians back in same spot after long-awaited pay raise expires

Dr. Michelle Zeanah is getting a big pay cut this month.

January 06, 2015 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


‘Elvis,’ ‘Marilyn,’ ‘Johnny Cash’ to take stage at East Georgia State College

East Georgia State College is hosting an evening of entertainment starring the 2014 Images of the King World Champion and top-10 Ultimate finalist, meaning they were among the top Elvis Presley impersonators last year.

January 06, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Georgia state school superintendent-elect seeks student advisers

State School Superintendent-elect Richard Woods is accepting applications for the 2015 Student Advisory Council.

January 06, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


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