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Brother of former Philadelphia mayor goes on trial in tax, airport contract case

PHILADELPHIA - He's been a street vendor and a state senator, a duck-boat operator and a peripatetic public gadfly.

February 24, 2008 | By MARYCLAIRE DALE Associated Press Writer | National


Israeli boy and older brother seriously injured in rocket attack from Gaza

JERUSALEM - An 8-year-old boy and his older brother were seriously wounded Saturday when a rocket from Gaza slammed into the Israeli border town of Sderot, police and medics said.

February 24, 2008 | By LAURIE COPANS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Suicide bomber kills at least 25 at election rally in northwest Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - A suicide bomber blasted a political gathering Saturday in northwestern Pakistan, killing at least 25 people, wounding dozens and stoking fears about security surrounding this month's parliamentary election.

February 24, 2008 | By ROBERT H. REID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Electricity, fuel become key weapon in Hamas-Israel standoff

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Mahmoud Qassem, a fishmonger, stores his wares on ice overnight in case the fridge shuts down. Suheil Shaban, 62, a diabetic with a bad knee, rarely leaves his ninth-floor apartment - he can't trust the elevator to function. A pediatric hospital director says the generator he relies on is almost out of fuel.

February 24, 2008 | By KARIN LAUB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bush pushes Senate to vote on more than 180 of his nominees, including some to federal bench

WASHINGTON - President Bush vented frustration anew Saturday over the Senate's failure to vote on more than 180 of his nominations, including more than two dozen to the federal bench.

February 24, 2008 | By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Gators score 42 in first quarter

After Friday night's disappointing performances in a nip-and-tuck, four-point win, Bulloch Academy head coach Chandler Dennard didn't know what to expect from his Gators in Saturday night's final regular-season home contest.

February 24, 2008 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


Lady Eagles whip Wofford

The Georgia Southern women's basketball team outrebounded Wofford 47-33, Saturday afternoon and held on for a 62-56 Southern Conference victory at Benjamin Johnson Arena.

February 24, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Doctors use Wii games for rehab therapy after strokes, surgery, even combat injuries

CHICAGO - Some call it ''Wiihabilitation.''

February 24, 2008 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | National


Local Roundup: GSU softball splits with Mercer

MACON - A two-run rally in the bottom of the seventh inning of game one by Mercer prevented a Georgia Southern sweep in softball action Saturday afternoon at Sikes Field.

February 24, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Just a little off the bottom: Georgians eyeing scarce water want a slice of Tennessee

COLE CITY HOLLOW, Tenn. - Nearly two centuries after a flawed survey placed Georgia's northern line just short of the Tennessee River, some legislators are suddenly thirsting to set the record straight.

February 24, 2008 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | National


Study finds recently discharged veterans have harder time finding jobs, earn less

WASHINGTON - Strained by war, recently discharged veterans are having a harder time finding civilian jobs and are more likely to earn lower wages for years due partly to employer concerns about their mental health and overall skills, a government study says.

February 23, 2008 | By HOPE YEN Associated Press Writer | Washington


At NYC child-murder trial, dad’s defense seeks to shift blame to emaciated 7-year-old victim

NEW YORK - After police discovered the frail, battered body of 7-year-old Nixzmary Brown in her home in 2006, authorities say her stepfather was quick to admit he had bound her to a chair with duct tape and beat her on a daily basis.

February 23, 2008 | By TOM HAYS Associated Press Writer | National


Funerals begin for victims of Southern tornadoes; Bush tours devastated towns

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. - A family killed when a cluster of tornadoes swept through the South this week is in heaven together, a pastor said during a funeral Friday attended by so many mourners that the church had to televise the service in a gymnasium.

February 23, 2008 | By JON GAMBRELL Associated Press Writer | National


Woman kills 2 fellow students in their seats in La. college classroom, takes her own life

BATON ROUGE, La. - A 23-year-old woman killed two fellow students in a classroom at a vocational college Friday, then killed herself, police said. In South Carolina, a person was shot at Greenville Technical College, but was expected to survive.

February 23, 2008 | By DOUG SIMPSON Associated Press Writer | National


FDA warns of deaths in children treated with Botox

WASHINGTON - The popular anti-wrinkle drug Botox and a competitor Myobloc have been linked to some deaths and other severe side effects suggestive of botulism, the government warned doctors Friday.

February 23, 2008 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Washington


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Innovative mental health program short on funds

Mental health experts in Georgia say federal spending cuts will weaken a program that trains ordinary people to provide "first aid" for a person experiencing a mental health crisis.

January 05, 2015 | By LEE ADCOCK Georgia Health News | Associated Press






Are you guilty of giving junk to the poor?

When Kristen Welch, blogger at We Are That Family, posted in October an essay called "Dear World: Let's Stop Giving Our Crap to the Poor" an avalanche of commentary followed. Ms. Welch's asserts that those blessed to live in rich countries should give their very best to support those less fortunate. Instead, we often use charity as an excuse to clean out all the broken, stained and unusable items in our house. While many applauded her honesty, others questioned who decides what's crap versus treasure. Should we really fill up landfills instead of donating items to charity ...

January 05, 2015 | By HEATHER HALE Deseret News National | Hot topics


Jury selection to get underway in marathon attacks

BOSTON - People who lost loved ones or were injured in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings are clamoring for justice as jury selection gets underway in one of the nation's most closely watched federal death penalty cases in two decades.

January 05, 2015 | By DENISE LAVOIE Associated Press | Associated Press


Longtime ESPN sportscaster Scott dies at 49

Stuart Scott was in his element, working a "Monday Night Football" game, when he was forced to leave for an appendix operation.

January 04, 2015 | By RICK FREEMAN Associated Press | Sports


Teens with strong religious worldviews more likely to avoid drugs, alcohol

It's a fact that surfaces in drug prevention programs, pop culture references and academic studies - one that makes church-going parents breathe sighs of relief and youth group leaders pat themselves on the back.

January 04, 2015 | By KELSEY DALLAS Deseret News National | Hot topics


10 exhilarating rites of passage for every parent

However imperceptibly, rites of passage change us, preparing us for new opportunities in life. Here are just a few rites of passage, both painful and joyous, that are requisite in parenthood. Which of these events have you gone through, and which do you have to look forward to?

January 04, 2015 | By DEBORAH GOODMAN Deseret News National | Hot topics


Wallenda aims to cross gorge with great-grandfather's image

ATLANTA - The image of Karl Wallenda crossing the Tallulah Gorge is still vivid for those who witnessed it on July 18, 1970.

January 04, 2015 | By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press | Associated Press


A response to Dr. John Waters

Editor:

January 04, 2015 | | Letters To The Editor


Johnson-Smith

Mr. and Mrs. Abb Dan Johnson Jr. of Twin City are proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Ansley Leigh Johnson, to Carson Hugh Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Edwin Smith Jr. of Vidalia.

January 04, 2015 | | Weddings


7-year-old plane crash survivor may help probe

EDDYVILLE, Ky. - Sailor Gutzler, the 7-year-old girl who survived a plane crash, walked a mile through the cold, dark woods to safety and then helped authorities locate the wreckage and remains of her family, may not be done helping investigators.

January 04, 2015 | By TIMOTHY D. EASLEY Associated Press | Associated Press


Living with Children with John Rosemond - Lavish parties, gifts and trips are 'just plain nuts'

A reader writes that her friends "recently spent around $300 on their daughter's birthday party - her first. They bought lots of stuff to entertain their young guests and extended family. The child, a baby, obviously had no clue what was going on. I should mention that the parents are struggling to make ends meet." She asks for my take on this.

January 03, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy - Thank God for a fresh start

One of the more popular shows currently on the small screen is "American Pickers," starring business partners Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz. They travel the country in their large van, searching through barns, back yards - literally anywhere they can find old pieces of what most would call junk but that they think they can sell in their two Antique Archaeology stores. I could be wrong, but it seems a safe bet that neither Mike nor Frank got very excited as kids about Christmas or birthday parties, as both normally include gifts that are new rather than old.

January 03, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender - Make the most of 2015

Fireworks and sparkling grape juice, off-key "Auld Lang Syne" tunes, a large falling ball, horns and hugs and kisses ushered in a new year. Do you have dreams and hopes for 2015? Whatever your plans for the new year, make family and loved ones a priority with lots of special time and celebrations to treasure for much longer than 365 days.

January 03, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


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