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Orders for big-ticket manufactured goods jump by largest amount in 5 months

WASHINGTON - Orders to factories for big-ticket manufactured goods soared in December by the largest amount in five months, welcome news for an economy buffeted by talk of recession.

February 13, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


Hundreds protest Pakistan’s support for U.S.; Missile kills suspected militants

MIRAN SHAH, Pakistan - Hundreds of students chanting ''Death to America'' protested Pakistan's support for the U.S.-led fight against terrorism, as the government said Tuesday that security forces would show ''no leniency'' in the conflict with Islamic militants.

February 13, 2008 | By BASHIRULLAH KHAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Democrats may heed call for stimulus package, but won’t give Bush much more

WASHINGTON - A Democratic Congress is poised to heed President Bush's call to help save the economy, but may not give him much else after a State of the Union speech that recycled many of the administration's past initiatives.

February 13, 2008 | By LARRY MARGASAK Associated Press Writer | Washington


Hearing on reinstating bond set for indicted businessman who raised cash for Obama, others

CHICAGO - Lawyers for an indicted businessman who poured thousands of dollars into the campaigns of Barack Obama and others planned to try to persuade a judge at a hearing Tuesday to reinstate his bond.

February 13, 2008 | By MIKE ROBINSON Associated Press Writer | National


Ga. House votes again to limit where sex offenders can live, work

ATLANTA (AP) - The House took another stab Tuesday at limiting where sex offenders can live and work, passing a proposal to fix a part of the law the Georgia Supreme Court struck down as unconstitutional.

February 13, 2008 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | National


Police Report - January 29

(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.)

February 13, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Ex-congressional hopeful in NH faces trial on falsifying evidence charge

DOVER, N.H. - Then-congressional candidate Gary Dodds soaked his feet in cold water as part of a ploy to drum up attention for his campaign by faking a story about getting lost after a car crash, a prosecutor charged Tuesday.

February 13, 2008 | By HOLLY RAMER Associated Press Writer | National


Official acknowledges flawed drug test in Jonesboro, Ark., school shooter weapons trial

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - A state crime lab chemist returned to the witness stand for a second day Tuesday as a trial resumed for a man who served time for a deadly 1998 school yard ambush and now faces federal charges that could return him to prison for a decade.

February 13, 2008 | By JON GAMBRELL Associated Press Writer | National


McCain beats Romney in tight Florida Republican primary; Giuliani, Huckabee trail

MIAMI - Sen. John McCain won a breakthrough triumph in the Florida Republican primary Tuesday night, edging past former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and seizing precious campaign momentum for next week's string of contests across 21 states.

February 13, 2008 | By DAVID ESPO and LIZ SIDOTI Associated Press Writers | Campaign 2008


Detroit mayor names replacement after chief of staff’s resignation over steamy text messages

DETROIT - Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick named a new chief of staff Tuesday, a day after the woman who previously held the post resigned amid allegations that she and the mayor lied under oath about an affair.

February 13, 2008 | By COREY WILLIAMS Associated Press Writer | National


A Who’s Who of the Federal Reserve policymakers who hold power over your pocketbook

WASHINGTON - The men and women who hold considerable sway over your money sit on the Federal Open Market Committee, whose interest-rate decisions ripple through the economy. A look at this year's voting members, now immersed in a two-day policy meeting:

February 13, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA Associated Press Writer | Washington


Justice Dept. blocking probe of US attorneys’ firing, federal agency says

WASHINGTON - The head of a federal inquiry into the firings of eight U.S. attorneys claims the Justice Department has impeded his investigation.

February 13, 2008 | By FREDERIC J. FROMMER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Winter storm causes more chaos in China, with bus crashes, blackouts, train delays

GUANGZHOU, China - Hundreds of thousands of migrant workers desperate to get home for the Chinese New Year shivered in the cold under a sea of umbrellas outside train stations Tuesday, as the worst winter storms in half a century paralyzed China.

February 13, 2008 | By WILLIAM FOREMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Snowstorm smothers West, closing schools, closing roads and leaving thousands without power

BOISE, Idaho - Heavy snow pummeled Western states from Washington to Arizona, closing schools and government offices, causing widespread havoc on roads and even shutting down one ski resort.

February 13, 2008 | By SIMON SHIFRIN Associated Press Writer | National


Consumer confidence registers sharp drop in January on concerns about job market

NEW YORK - Consumer confidence fell sharply in January on worries over deteriorating business conditions and a weakening job market, a business research group said Tuesday.

February 13, 2008 | By EILEEN ALT POWELL AP Business Writer | Washington


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Willingway, Georgia Southern conference will update addiction treatment methods

For Dr. Al Mooney, Director of Addiction Medicine and Recovery at Willingway, one of the key factors that distinguishes this week's Addiction Update Conference is its "focus on the solutions rather than the problems."

June 22, 2014 | Special to the Herald | News 4U


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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