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Japan to drop humpback whale hunt in seas off Antarctica

TOKYO - Japan is dropping its plan to kill humpback whales in the seas off Antarctica, the country's top government spokesman said Friday.

January 05, 2008 | By CARL FREIRE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Nuns in long-running Alzheimer’s study are leaving their brains to science

WILTON, Conn. - When Sister Kathleen Treanor's soul ascends to heaven, her brain will go to a less ethereal realm: a medical lab in Kentucky.

January 05, 2008 | By STEPHANIE REITZ Associated Press Writer | National


Family adopts slain son’s military dog, in first-time arrangement

ALBANY - A military working dog wounded in Iraq during a rocket attack that killed its Marine handler was adopted Friday by the slain Marine's family.

January 05, 2008 | The Associated Press | Local


In Europe’s east, a long frontier opens wide as EU sheds border checks

ZITTAU, Germany - European leaders celebrated Friday as the borders of nine countries along a Cold War frontier melted away, allowing a huge expansion to the EU's passport-free travel zone.

January 05, 2008 | By HOLGER MEHLIG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


‘The Daily Show’ and ‘The Colbert Report’ returning to the air without striking writers

NEW YORK - Politicians beware: Parody is returning.

January 05, 2008 | By JAKE COYLE Associated Press Writer | National


Fed has auctioned another $20B in funds to commercial banks to combat credit crunch

WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve, working to combat the effects of a severe credit crunch, announced Friday it had auctioned another $20 billion in funds to commercial banks at an interest rate of 4.67 percent. Fed officials pledged to continue with the auctions ''for as long as necessary.''

January 05, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | National


Consumer spending surges in November by largest amount in 3 1/2 years

WASHINGTON - Consumers put aside worries about slumping home sales and soaring gasoline prices and headed to the malls in November, pushing spending up by the largest amount in 3 1/2 years.

January 05, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | National


Iraqi Shiite leader says armed ’awakening’ groups should not replace government forces

BAGHDAD - The leader of the largest Shiite political party in Iraq told about 5,000 faithful who gathered Friday for Eid al-Adha prayers that U.S.-backed anti-al-Qaida armed groups - mostly comprised of Sunnis - should be on the side of government forces and not try to replace them.

January 05, 2008 | By HAMID AHMED Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bush administration faces court hearing Friday in CIA tapes dispute

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration has made its position clear in legal filings and now gets a chance to say it to a judge in open court: Hold off on inquiring about the destruction of CIA videotapes that showed suspected terrorists being interrogated.

January 05, 2008 | By MATT APUZZO Associated Press Writer | National


China inaugurates homegrown regional passenger jet; maiden flight set for March

SHANGHAI, China - China's first fully homegrown commercial aircraft rolled off the production line Friday, marking a potential milestone for the country's aviation program.

January 05, 2008 | By ELAINE KURTENBACH AP Business Writer | Associated Press


Breast cancer patients not told of reconstruction options when choosing mastectomy, lumpectomy

Most doctors don't talk about breast reconstruction with women before cancer surgery, depriving them of key information that can sway their decision about whether to have the whole breast or just a lump removed, new research suggests.

January 05, 2008 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Medical Writer | National


Hezbollah criticizes Bush comments, says Lebanon won’t obey his ’orders’

BEIRUT, Lebanon - The militant Hezbollah group denounced President Bush on Friday for urging Lebanon's anti-Syrian lawmakers to push through their own choice for president if necessary to resolve a long political deadlock.

January 05, 2008 | By BASSEM MROUE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bridge 12/21

Comedian and author Joey Adams said, "Of course, it's very easy to be witty tomorrow, after you get a chance to do some research and rehearse your ad-libs."

January 05, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 12/21

Anticipating success predicated on practical foundations is an excellent way to fulfill your ambitions in the year ahead. Patience needs to be another ingredient, however, to accomplish what you desire.

January 05, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 12/21

DEAR DR. GOTT: I hope you can help me. I'm 89 years old and in good health. Lately, I've been passing out without any warning at all.

January 05, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


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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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