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US ranks among worst modernized nations for infant mortality despite recent improvements

The rate at which infants die in the United States has dropped substantially over the past half-century, but broad disparities remain among racial groups, and the country stacks up poorly next to other industrialized nations.

November 25, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Authorities say police officer is a suspect in wife’s disappearance

JOLIET, Ill. - Kathleen Savio tried to get someone to believe that her life was in danger.

November 25, 2007 | By DON BABWIN Associated Press Writer | Nation


What makes a hero? Loyalty counts along with bravery

ALBANY, N.Y. - An infantryman charges a pillbox in the face of enemy fire. A firefighter rushes up the stairwell of a burning skyscraper as office workers flee. A teacher shields her student from a schoolyard gunman with her body.

November 25, 2007 | By MICHAEL HILL Associated Press Writer | Nation


Missing 9-year-old southwest Mo. girl found dead in sinkhole, law enforcement official says

NEOSHO, Mo. - A 9-year-old girl who had been missing for a week was found dead Friday in a sinkhole, authorities said.

November 24, 2007 | By MARCUS KABEL Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bridge 11/09

English golfer Harry Vardon, he of the Vardon grip, said, "More matches are lost through carelessness at the beginning than any other cause."

November 24, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Army says new disaster-relief helicopter overheats, isn’t safe to fly on hot days

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Army is spending $2.6 billion on hundreds of European-designed helicopters for homeland security and disaster relief that turn out to have a crucial flaw: They aren't safe to fly on hot days, according to an internal report obtained by The Associated Press.

November 24, 2007 | By AARON C. DAVIS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Consumer confidence plunges to lowest reading since Gulf Coast hurricanes of 2005

WASHINGTON - Consumer confidence plunged in early November to the lowest level since Hurricane Katrina battered the Gulf Coast and sent oil prices soaring in 2005.

November 24, 2007 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Nation


Merck agrees to $4.85 billion settlement over pain medication Vioxx

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Merck & Co. said Friday it will pay $4.85 billion to end thousands of state and federal lawsuits over its painkiller Vioxx in one of the largest drug settlements ever.

November 24, 2007 | By LINDA A. JOHNSON AP Business Writer | Nation


Dear Abby 11/10

DEAR ABBY: I have a 30-year-old daughter who was happily married to a man she loved. My daughter and son-in-law worked in information technology for many years and did well at it. Because of their intensive work schedules they decided to start a family only last year. When my daughter conceived, our families were overjoyed.

November 24, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 11/09

DEAR ABBY: Eight years ago, while visiting my son, "Jack," and his wife, "Mary," in a nearby state, I saw a few dishes in the sink waiting to be washed -- so I washed them. When Mary saw what I had done, she became upset. She said, "I don't keep house the way you do." My reply at the time was that I was only trying to be helpful. That was all the cleaning I did -- I swear.

November 24, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 11/10

DEAR DR. GOTT: In 1947, after being given Atabrine for a fever of undetermined origin, I experienced a reaction to the drug that prompted a Veterans Administration hospital stay, where I received electroshock treatment.

November 24, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Navy doctor convicted of secretly taping midshipmen in sex acts at his home in Annapolis, Md.

WASHINGTON - A Navy doctor was found guilty Friday of using a hidden camera to videotape Naval Academy midshipmen engaged in sex acts.

November 24, 2007 | By STEPHEN MANNING Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bridge 11/10

Aristotle Onassis said, "After a certain point, money is meaningless. It ceases to be the goal. The game is what counts."

November 24, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 11/09

DEAR DR. GOTT: This is the third time I'm writing to you about my problem. I know the mail is going through because I ordered a $2 pamphlet for another problem, and that came back promptly. I'm sure there is a logical reason for you not answering my problem, nevertheless, I'm trying once more, for the last time.

November 24, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Astrograph 11/10

Channels that were blocked off in the past could finally open up in the year ahead, making it possible to fulfill what you've been desirous of achieving for some time. It could happen both socially and professionally.

November 24, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | 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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