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Bush responds to Medicare funding warning by proposing higher premiums for those better off

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration will ask Congress to increase the monthly premiums that wealthier Medicare beneficiaries pay for prescription drug coverage, officials said Friday.

March 02, 2008 | By KEVIN FREKING Associated Press Writer | Washington


McCain works to bury hatchet with those on receiving end of his temper

WASHINGTON - Temper, temper.

March 02, 2008 | By LIBBY QUAID Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Bill Clinton says Obama tries to ignore the Clintons’ accomplishments in the ’90s

NACOGDOCHES, Texas - Former President Clinton on Friday accused Sen. Barack Obama, his wife's rival for the Democratic nomination, of trying to ignore any accomplishments they achieved during their years in the White House.

March 02, 2008 | By MICHAEL GRACZYK Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Clinton will have to get around DNC to seat Michigan and Florida delegates

MILWAUKEE - Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton desperately wants meaningless wins in Florida and Michigan to turn into votes she can count on. It won't be easy with the Democratic National Committee rules standing in her way.

March 02, 2008 | By NEDRA PICKLER Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Founder of ’70s rock band tells Huckabee to quit playing his song

CONCORD, N.H. - The chief songwriter and founder of the band Boston has more than a feeling that he's being ripped off by Mike Huckabee.

March 02, 2008 | By HOLLY RAMER Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Obama garners sought-after SEIU endorsement

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Barack Obama won the support Friday of the 1.9-million member Service Employees International Union, his second endorsement in as many days from large labor organizations and a fresh sign of momentum in the Democratic presidential race with Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton.

March 02, 2008 | By JESSE J. HOLLAND Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Fear of vote-rigging, violence, hang over crucial Pakistan elections

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Eight weeks after Benazir Bhutto was slain, Pakistan is holding elections that could shepherd a troubled nation into a new era of civilian rule and gird it against the Islamic extremists suspected of her killing.

March 02, 2008 | By MATTHEW PENNINGTON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bird flu kills 3-year-old Indonesian boy in country’s second case reported in one day

JAKARTA, Indonesia - A 3-year-old Indonesian boy has died of bird flu, a health official said Saturday, announcing the country's second death from the illness in one day.

March 02, 2008 | By ALI KOTARUMALOS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Seven dead, four hurt when car plows into street racing crowd along Maryland highway

ACCOKEEK, Md. - A car plowed into a crowd that had gathered to watch a drag race on a suburban road early Saturday, killing seven people and injuring at least four, police said.

March 02, 2008 | By STEPHEN MANNING Associated Press Writer | National


Gunman’s friendly exterior masked troubles in his past, but rampage baffles many who knew him

DEKALB, Ill. - Steven Kazmierczak checked into a hotel near Northern Illinois University three days before his deadly shooting spree at the campus, paying cash and signing in under only his first name, the hotel manager said Saturday.

March 02, 2008 | By ASHLEY M. HEHER and CARYN ROUSSEAU Associated Press Writer | National


Space station commander says she doesn’t fear plans to shoot down spy satellite

HOUSTON - Military plans to shoot down a damaged U.S. spy satellite carrying toxic fuel will not concern the crew aboard the international space station, commander Peggy Whitson said Saturday.

March 02, 2008 | By LIZ AUSTIN PETERSON Associated Press Writer | National


Tennessee judge won’t allow exhuming district attorney’s body in widow’s murder case

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - A judge refused to allow investigators to dig up the body of a former Knox County district attorney general to look for evidence against his widow, who is charged with murdering her second husband.

March 02, 2008 | By BETH RUCKER Associated Press Writer | National


Scientists scrutinize materials used in making FEMA trailers amid formaldehyde concerns

NEW ORLEANS - While the Federal Emergency Management Agency rushes to move thousands of Gulf Coast storm victims out of government-issued trailers, scientists are tearing the units apart to learn why many have exposed occupants to dangerous levels of formaldehyde fumes.

March 02, 2008 | By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN Associated Press Writer | National


Suicide car bombing at Pakistan election office in volatile northwest kills 37

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - A suicide bomber rammed a car packed with explosives into an independent parliament candidate's election office in northwest Pakistan Saturday, killing 37 people and wounding more than 90 days before a crucial vote, government officials said.

March 02, 2008 | By MUNIR AHMAD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bush talks to Congress from Africa, urges continuation of his treasured aid programs

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania - President Bush is betting Congress will hear him better from the heart of Africa than it does from down the street in Washington.

March 02, 2008 | By JENNIFER LOVEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Grace Gardens creates a happy new home for seniors

Renee Kalloniatis became the owner of Grace Gardens in June 2014.

January 13, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Locally Owned


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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