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Democratic House, defying veto threat, passes bill on government bargaining for Medicare drug pri

WASHINGTON - Defying a presidential veto threat, the House approved legislation Friday directing the government to negotiate with drug companies in an effort to lower prices for Medicare recipients.

January 27, 2007 | By JIM KUHNHENN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bulloch History with Roger Allen

Troops from Bulloch County arrived at Auckland, New Zealand on October 7, 1943 and after a stay of one month, they shipped out again, this time on the Dutch Island Steamer the Bosch Fontaine. They arrived at the island of New Caledonia, where they received orders to set up defensive positions around the island's air bases. They boarded a truck and headed up the mountain roads for their camps up in the foothills surrounding the capital, Noumea.

January 27, 2007 | BY ROGER ALLEN | Life


Thinking of God

American physicist and educator Charles Townes (1915 - ), co-winner of the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize for the development of the "maser" - acronym for "Microwave Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation," from which was developed the more commonly known "laser" - was asked if he had a sense of achievement in what he had accomplished. "Not really," he said, and told a story about a beaver and chipmunk viewing the enormous Hoover Dam for the first time. Caught off guard, they were overwhelmed. When the beaver recovered, he said boldly, "I didn't build it, but it is based on an idea of ...

January 27, 2007 | By LARRY SHEEHY | Life


Police Report - January 13

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.

January 27, 2007 | From staff reports | Crime Report


Bridge 1/13

The Senior Life Master was ready to start his next lesson. With snowflakes blowing in a strong, biting wind, outdoor activities had lost their appeal, so the room was packed.

January 27, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 1/13

DEAR DR. GOTT: In a recent column, you indicated claudication relief could be effected by either medication or surgery. I suffer from claudication and kidney disease. I am 85 years old.

January 27, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Astrograph 1/13

You'll meet a progressive and innovative individual who could be instrumental in bringing about some important changes. Without making these alterations, little will be changed for the better.

January 27, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Diane Miller

Having a healthy baby means gaining weight. If you are presently on a weight loss diet, stop. The recommended total weight gain during pregnancy is approximately 25 pounds for the average weight woman.

January 27, 2007 | By DIANE MILLER | Life


Ask Dr. Gott 1/12

DEAR DR. GOTT: When I recently went to my ENT doctor, he found two polyps, one on each vocal cord. I have a rather raspy voice. The doctor said he will have to see me every six months to keep a watch on their growth. He also said that if they eventually have to be removed, it could make my voice more raspy. Could you give me your opinion on this?

January 26, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Odds & Ends 1/12

Man shoots friend during argument over James Brown's height

January 26, 2007 | The Associated Press | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 1/12

DEAR ABBY: My husband, "Noah," and I are being divorced. He moved out nine months ago. We have a 7-year-old son and a 3-year-old daughter.

January 26, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Put off reading this until tax time: Study shows many Americans say they procrastinate

WASHINGTON - Procrastination in society is getting worse and scientists are finally getting around to figuring out how and why. Too many tempting diversions are to blame, but more on that later.

January 26, 2007 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | Nation


Astrograph 1/12

A number of important changes are developing for you that will prove to be very important in furthering your interests. Although you may not see advances early on, by midyear you'll be in lockstep with the happenings.

January 26, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Police Report - January 12

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.

January 26, 2007 | From staff reports | Crime Report


Signs of conflict over new plan, predictions of disaster if it fails

BAGHDAD, Iraq - Even the most enthusiastic supporters of President Bush's new plan to pacify Baghdad were using phrases such as: ''If it succeeds'' and ''If the Iraqi government lives up to promises.''

January 26, 2007 | By STEVEN R. HURST Associated Press Writer | Nation


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Germany asks top US spy to leave the country

BERLIN - Germany took the dramatic step Thursday of asking the top U.S. intelligence official in Berlin to leave the country, following two suspected cases of American spying and the yearlong spat over eavesdropping by the National Security Agency.

July 10, 2014 | By FRANK JORDANS Associated Press | World


An argument for the existence of God

As demonstrated through popular media in the modern world, those who believe in religion are gaining a reputation as ignorant, irrational and superstitious. Popular belief would tell us it is much more reasonable to think that everything just came into existence by random chance, rather than being fastened together by a supreme being.

July 10, 2014 | By CAMERON FORD Deseret News National | Faith


11 inspiring American churches

The future of religion may look bleak in America. The Public Religion Research Institute found that 43 percent of Americans say they rarely or seldom attend church services, and a late 2012 study by Pew found that the number of Americans who affiliate with any religion are in steep decline.

July 10, 2014 | By HERB SCRIBNER Deseret News National | Faith


Smartphones may free Mom and Dad to do more parenting, not less

Parents who are busy with their smartphones speak more harshly to their kids, one study says. Another notes that a baby's development may be harmed by a parent's excessive texting. But that may not be the whole story.

July 10, 2014 | By LOIS M. COLLINS Deseret News National | Hot topics


3 simple steps for building financial independence

Every July 4, people celebrate our nation's independence by going camping, watching a fireworks display or grilling some burgers. Sounds like fun! Less fun, however, is living a life shackled to your debt. If you're interested in achieving financial independence, here are some tips to get you started.

July 10, 2014 | By GEORGE MILLER Deseret News National | Hot topics


4 children, parents killed in Houston-area shooting

SPRING, Texas - A gunman charged Thursday in the killing of four children and their parents was dressed as a delivery man when he arrived at the suburban Houston home where the family was shot to death, officials said.

July 10, 2014 | By MICHAEL GRACZYK Associated Press | World


Guyton man who was missing is found, arrested

SPRINGFIELD - What began as a search for a missing Effingham County man Sunday ended with the man found safe, and then criminally charged, Tuesday night.

July 09, 2014 | By PAUL FLOECKHER Effingham Herald | Local


Gee makes impressive return, Mets beat Braves

NEW YORK - David Wright ignited a tiebreaking rally in the seventh inning with a hustle double, Travis d'Arnaud gave Dillon Gee some cushion with a two-run drive later in the seventh and the New York Mets beat the Atlanta Braves 4-1 on Wednesday night for their first four-game winning streak in a year.

July 09, 2014 | By HOWIE RUMBERG AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Local Roundup: Around the Horn wins state title

Youth travel baseball team Around the Horn 13AAA, won the USSSA Southeast State Championship held at Mill Creek Regional Park last week.

July 09, 2014 | From staff reports | Sports


Argentina reaches final with PKs

SAO PAULO - Goalkeeper Sergio Romero saved two penalties Wednesday to send Argentina into the World Cup final with a 4-2 shootout win over the Netherlands after the game finished in a 0-0 stalemate.

July 09, 2014 | By MIKE CORDER Associated Press | Sports


'Scholarships for life'

WASHINGTON - NCAA President Mark Emmert told a Senate committee Wednesday he supports "scholarships for life" and other reforms in how athletes are treated, then did such a good job of casting himself as a powerless figurehead that one senator told him: "I can't tell whether you're in charge or whether you're a minion."

July 09, 2014 | By JOSEPH WHITE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Almirola: Congrats from Petty a special moment

RICHMOND, Va. - Aric Almirola waited two days to experience one of the highlights of his first victory in NASCAR's premier series.

July 09, 2014 | By HANK KURZ Jr. AP Sports Writer | NASCAR




10-year sentence for ex-New Orleans Mayor Nagin

NEW ORLEANS - Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for bribery, money laundering and other corruption that spanned his two terms as mayor - including the chaotic years after Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005.

July 09, 2014 | By KEVIN McGILL Associated Press | Nation


Combating workplace bullying: how your communication skills can help

Based on the responses I received to last week's column, it's clear that bullying is a real problem in our nation's offices.

July 09, 2014 | By GREG KRATZ Deseret News National | Hot topics


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