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Rhode Island Hospital fined for 3rd wrong-side brain surgery this year

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Rhode Island Hospital has been fined $50,000 and reprimanded by the state Department of Health after its third instance this year of a doctor performing brain surgery in the wrong side of a patient's head.

December 12, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Ask Dr. Gott 11/28

DEAR DR. GOTT: My friends and I are very confused about this matter. What is the difference between dementia and Alzheimer's disease? How does a doctor determine the results, and what tests are used for this diagnosis?

December 12, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Bridge 11/28

Radio personality Al Boliska said, "Do you realize if it weren't for Edison we'd be watching TV by candlelight?"

December 12, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Syria defends decision to attend Annapolis conference; Iran said to be caught by surprise

DAMASCUS, Syria - The U.S.-brokered Mideast peace conference Tuesday raised tensions between allies Syria and Iran. Damascus defended its participation, while Iran said it was surprised by Syria's decision and warned that Arab countries risk falling for an Israeli plot.

December 12, 2007 | By ALBERT AJI and NADIA ABOU EL-MAGD Associated Press Writer | Nation


Police Report - November 28

(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.)

December 12, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Mine explosion kills 1, injures 36 in Ecuador

PONCE ENRIQUEZ, Ecuador - Rescue workers on Tuesday disproved rumors that dozens of miners were trapped in a powerful explosion at a gold mine that killed one worker and injured 36 more, Ecuadorean officials said.

December 12, 2007 | By JEANNETH VALDIVIESO | Nation


Oh, rats: Scientists want to wipe out rats on Alaskan island and bring the birds back

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - More than 200 years ago, rats jumped ship for Rat Island.

December 12, 2007 | By MARY PEMBERTON Associated Press Writer | Nation


Hundreds of Iraqis head home on buses in first Baghdad-funded refugee return

DAMASCUS, Syria - Hundreds of Iraqi refugees boarded buses for home on Tuesday in the first convoy from an Iraqi-funded effort to speed the return of families that fled the country's violence and insecurity.

December 12, 2007 | By ALBERT AJI Associated Press Writer | Nation


Sudanese official says the teacher held for naming a teddy bear ’Muhammad’ could be freed soon

KHARTOUM, Sudan - A British teacher arrested for allowing her students to name a teddy bear Muhammad will probably be cleared and released soon, a spokesman for the Sudanese embassy in London said Tuesday.

December 12, 2007 | By MOHAMED OSMAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Toys for Tots benefit trail ride December 15

A trail ride to benefit the local effort to help less fortunate families have a merry Christmas will cost riders only an unwrapped toy - unless they would like to donate more.

December 12, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bush, Mideast leaders voice measured optimism about peace prospects

WASHINGTON - President Bush stepped cautiously into the most direct Mideast peacemaking of his administration on Monday, meeting separately with the leaders of Israel and the Palestinian Authority to explore whether peace is possible. ''Difficult compromises'' will be required but the Israeli and Palestinian leaders are committed to making them, he said.

December 12, 2007 | By ANNE GEARAN AP Diplomatic Writer | Nation


New Orleans bouncers get change of venue in GSU student’s death

NEW ORLEANS - The trial of four bouncers charged in the 2004 death of Georgia Southern University student Levon Jones will be held outside of New Orleans because some believe a New Orleans jury would be tainted by excessive media coverage.

December 12, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


Lawsuit filed in bus wreck that killed 5 Bluffton U. baseball team members targets insurers

TOLEDO, Ohio - Attorneys want a federal court to determine whether members of a university baseball team involved in a deadly bus crash earlier this year are entitled to insurance money.

December 12, 2007 | By JOHN SEEWER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Dear Abby 11/28

DEAR ABBY: I have a great job, get along with everyone I work with and go home at night happy, even when things get a little hectic. I love my job - except for one thing.

December 12, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Funeral scheduled for Buford teenager killed in hunting accident

BUFORD - The funeral is scheduled Wednesday for a Buford teenager who was killed in a weekend hunting accident near Pine Mountain.

December 12, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


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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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