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Ask Dr. Gott 7/3

DEAR DR. GOTT: I feel sorry for you. Doesn't your wife (if you even have one) make homemade banana bread? The ingredients include flour, and it is delicious. Does your wife know how to bake? I bet you won't print this letter.

July 18, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 7/4

DEAR ABBY: My 12-year-old identical twin daughters, "Alicia" and "Amanda," have always dressed alike and enjoyed being completely identical. However, Alicia has recently decided that she wants to be an individual and dress differently.

July 18, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Bridge 7/3

Yesterday's column described the play of this deal at the first table in a team match in England. There, five clubs was allowed to make, East immediately trying to take two spade tricks. At trick one, the defender with the West hand should have played his jack under partner's ace-lead, which would have called for a heart shift.

July 18, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Judge remains critical a week after beating at law office

SAVANNAH, Ga. - A 74-year-old judge remained hospitalized in critical condition Monday, a week after he was found severely beaten inside his law office in Jesup.

July 18, 2007 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press Writer | Local


British terror investigation focuses on doctors, including 5 with roots outside U.K.

GLASGOW, Scotland - The fast-moving investigation into failed car bombings in Glasgow and London has swept up at least six physicians and a medical student, officials said Tuesday, including a doctor seized at an Australian airport with a one-way ticket.

July 18, 2007 | By BEN McCONVILLE Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bridge 7/4

Regular readers will know that on July 4, 1776, four of the declaration signatories repaired to a quiet room to play a game remarkably similar to present-day bridge. After two rubbers, Thomas Jefferson was well ahead, with Benjamin Franklin being the biggest loser. On the first board of the third rubber, John Adams made seven hearts with 150 honors. On the second, Adams went down in a four-spade contract he could have made with the aid of a scissors coup. This was the third deal.

July 18, 2007 | BY PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Bush won’t rule out eventual pardon for I. Lewis Libby

WASHINGTON - President Bush on Tuesday refused to rule out an eventual pardon for former White House aide I. Lewis ''Scooter'' Libby.

July 18, 2007 | By MATT APUZZO Associated Press Writer | Nation


American pilot to be honored for saving British town from crippled plane during World War II

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - Stanley Jones recalls standing outside his home in England, watching open-mouthed as an American warplane arced toward the ground behind a plume of smoke, its engine alternately sputtering and roaring.

July 18, 2007 | By WAYNE PARRY Associated Press Writer | Nation


Police arrest 2 more in failed U.K. terror attacks

GLASGOW, Scotland - Britain announced two new arrests Monday in the failed car bombings in London and at Glasgow's airport, and a witness said police were closing in on the terror network just before attackers rammed the Scottish terminal building.

Home Secretary Jacqui Smith said police had searched at least 19 locations as part of a "fast-moving investigation" into what British officials have called an al-Qaida-linked network. Media reports have said two of the seven suspects arrested so far may be doctors working in Britain, including an Iraqi.

July 17, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


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Do not allow yourself to get discouraged if an endeavor in which you're involved does not get off to an auspicious start. Tenacity will reap the rewards you are seeking.

July 17, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL Newspaper Enterprise Association | Coffee Break


British police identify 2 suspects in terror plot as Iraqi and Palestinian physicians

LONDON - The picture emerging of suspects in the failed car bomb attacks in Glasgow and London is very different from that of the suicide bombers who staged the deadly assault on the British capital's transit system nearly two years ago.

July 17, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Poor sense of smell may signal Alzheimer’s

CHICAGO - Difficulty identifying common smells such as lemon, banana and cinnamon may be the first sign of Alzheimer's disease, according to a study that could lead to scratch-and-sniff tests to determine a person's risk for the progressive brain disorder.

July 17, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Benoit's doctor charged with improperly prescribing drugs in federal probe

ATLANTA - Pro wrestler Chris Benoit excessively bought injectable steroids before he strangled his wife and son and committed suicide last month, a federal agent said in court papers released Monday as Benoit's doctor was charged with improperly prescribing drugs to two other people.

A Drug Enforcement Administration agent's affidavit said Dr. Phil Astin prescribed a 10-month supply of anabolic steroids to Benoit every three to four weeks between May 2006 and May 2007. It says that during a probe of "RX Weight Loss," Benoit was identified as an excessive purchaser of injectable steroids. Prosecutors would not say what ...

July 17, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


AP Centerpiece: Beer makers say more kegs disappearing as metal prices rise

MILWAUKEE - Tap it, don't scrap it.

July 17, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


U.S. alleges Iran was behind sophisticated January attack that killed 5 U.S. troops in Iraq

BAGHDAD - The U.S. military accused Iran on Monday of a direct role in a sophisticated militant attack that killed five American troops in Iraq, portraying Tehran as waging a proxy war through Shiite extremists.

The claims over the January attack marked a sharp escalation in U.S. accusations that Iran has been arming and financing Iraqi militants, and for the first time linked the Iranian effort to its ally, Lebanon's Shiite Hezbollah militia. The allegations could endanger Iraqi efforts to hold a new round of talks between the U.S. and Iran.

July 17, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


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China finds no terror link to its nationals on jet

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Checks into the background of the Chinese citizens on board the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner have uncovered no links to terrorism, the Chinese ambassador in Kuala Lumpur said Tuesday.

March 17, 2014 | By CHRIS BRUMMITT Associated Press | Local


Putin: Crimea now part of Russia

MOSCOW - With a historic sweep of his pen, President Vladimir Putin signed a treaty Tuesday to annex Crimea, describing the move as correcting past injustice and a necessary response to what he called Western encroachment upon Russia's vital interests.

March 17, 2014 | By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated Press | Local


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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