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Prosecutor who helped bug former Philadelphia mayor’s office now working for successor

PHILADELPHIA - A former federal prosecutor who got a secret court order to bug then-Mayor John Street's office now fights corruption just a few feet from where the listening device was planted.

February 09, 2008 | By MARYCLAIRE DALE Associated Press Writer | National


Prosecutor offers Mexican authorities and fugitive Marine a deal in killing of colleague

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. - If a Marine wanted in the killing of a 20-year-old pregnant colleague is arrested in Mexico, he will not face lethal injection in North Carolina under a deal offered by prosecutors to the Marine and Mexican authorities.

February 09, 2008 | By ESTES THOMPSON Associated Press Writer | National


Retired Missouri police chief, 69, nabs online predators by posing as 13-year-old girl

DIAMOND, Mo. - No one will ever confuse Jim Murray with a teenager. His tall frame, broad shoulders and clipped gray hair give him away for the grandfather he is.

February 09, 2008 | By MARCUS KABEL Associated Press Writer | National


AP NewsBreak: Florida Sen. Mel Martinez to endorse McCain

MIAMI - Florida Sen. Mel Martinez will endorse John McCain on Friday, The Associated Press has learned, a move likely to give the Republican presidential candidate a crucial boost with the state's Cuban-Americans just days before the primary.

February 09, 2008 | By LIZ SIDOTI and BRENDAN FARRINGTON Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Romney tells builders his business background better qualifies him to fix the economy

MIAMI - Former venture capitalist Mitt Romney asserted Friday he is better equipped than his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination - who all have more government experience - because ''the only way to get America on track economically is to have a president who actually understands how the economy works.''

February 09, 2008 | By GLEN JOHNSON Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Analysis: With rivals fading, McCain, Romney maneuver to be seen as general election candidate

BOCA RATON, Fla. - With their rivals fading, John McCain and Mitt Romney maneuvered to be seen as the strongest Republican general election candidate.

February 09, 2008 | By LIZ SIDOTI Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


In Bush’s final State of the Union address, the familiar will trump the bold

WASHINGTON - In a bow to political reality, President Bush's final State of the Union speech will skip bold proposals in favor of ones the country has heard before, a modest approach for a White House that prides itself on big ideas.

February 09, 2008 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Bridge 1/26

Comedian Steven Wright said, "I broke a mirror in my house and I'm supposed to get seven years' bad luck, but my lawyer thinks he can get me five."

February 09, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


No plans for special prosecutor to investigate destroyed CIA tapes, Mukasey says

WASHINGTON - Attorney General Michael Mukasey said Friday he doesn't plan for a special prosecutor to investigate whether the CIA broke the law when it destroyed videotapes of terror interrogations, defying some in Congress who want an independent look at the politically charged case.

February 09, 2008 | By LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Richard Darman, aide to Reagan and Bush, dies

WASHINGTON - Richard Darman, a former White House budget director who helped convince former President George H.W. Bush to renege on his no new taxes pledge, died Friday. He was 64.

February 09, 2008 | By WILL LESTER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Bush tells Congress it would be a mistake to delay or derail economic stimulus package

WASHINGTON - President Bush urged Congress on Friday to quickly pass an economic stimulus package void of extraneous spending, saying only quick action will kickstart the sputtering economy. ''I strongly believe it would be a mistake to delay or derail this bill,'' Bush said.

February 09, 2008 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Democrat Dennis Kucinich quits presidential race, faces tough fight to keep House seat

CLEVELAND - Democrat Dennis Kucinich abandoned his presidential bid Friday to focus on a tough race for re-election to Congress.

February 09, 2008 | By THOMAS J. SHEERAN Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Fire forces gamblers to flee Monte Carlo resort on Las Vegas Strip

LAS VEGAS - A fire on the roof of the Monte Carlo hotel-casino forced guests and gamblers to flee and sent a plume of smoke above the Las Vegas Strip before easing about an hour later, hotel officials said.

February 09, 2008 | By KATHLEEN HENNESSEY Associated Press Writer | National


Ask Dr. Gott 1/26

DEAR DR. GOTT: I just read the article from the person suffering from spastic colon/IBS. I am a 41-year-old woman who was diagnosed 23 years ago with spastic colon. I suffered miserably with the same symptoms. It was debilitating. Then I found this Web site about a year ago - www.HelpForIBS.com. It offers advice about trigger foods, which fiber to use to avoid bloating; fennel; ginger and peppermint teas; and suggests one avoid all dairy.

February 09, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Economy pact could mean tax rebate checks by May

WASHINGTON - With unprecedented speed and cooperation, Congress and the White House forged a deal Thursday to begin rushing tax rebates of $600 to $1,200 to most tax filers by spring, hoping they will spend the money just as quickly and jolt the ailing economy to life.

February 09, 2008 | By ANDREW TAYLOR and JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS Associated Press Writers | National


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Grace Gardens creates a happy new home for seniors

Renee Kalloniatis became the owner of Grace Gardens in June 2014.

January 13, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Locally Owned


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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