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Fed chairman tells Congress business prospects are deteriorating

WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress Thursday the economy is deteriorating and signaled a readiness to keep on lowering a key interest rate to shore things up.

February 29, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


Bush pledges long-term U.S. commitment toward Africa, sending Rice to bolster peace in Kenya

WASHINGTON - President Bush said Thursday he will dispatch Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to Kenya to demand a halt to the violence that has left more than 1,000 people dead.

February 29, 2008 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Astrograph 2/15

In the year ahead you will find it personally important to pay considerable attention to ways and means to achieve security and position in life. If your plans are imaginative and constructive, what you envision can be realized.

February 29, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


More than 500 people died in ATV accidents in 2006; the government expects the number to climb

WASHINGTON - At least 555 people - including more than 100 children - died in all-terrain vehicle accidents in 2006. Government safety officials expect the number to go much higher as they receive information from coroners and hospitals nationwide.

February 29, 2008 | By JENNIFER C. KERR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Ask Dr. Gott 2/15

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a 75-year-old male in reasonably good health. The reason I am writing is to relate a series of events that still puzzles me.

February 29, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 2/15

DEAR ABBY: You were right to tell "Just Saying No" (Jan. 16) that his pot-smoking classmates could be headed for addiction or other problems. I worry that marijuana poses more risks to teens than they - or their parents - recognize. More kids need professional help kicking marijuana than for all other drugs combined. It is not a "harmless" drug.

February 29, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Former GOP candidate Romney endorsing McCain

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Republican campaign dropout Mitt Romney agreed Thursday to endorse Sen. John McCain for the party's presidential nomination and ask his national convention delegates to swing behind the likely nominee, according to officials familiar with the decision.

February 29, 2008 | By LIZ SIDOTI Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Clinton outlines plan to crack down on corporations, attacks Obama

LORDSTOWN, Ohio - Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton, criticized for taking corporate special interest contributions, proposed restrictions on a wide array of industries Thursday and stepped up her assault on rival Barack Obama, casting him as the candidate more beholden to corporations.

February 29, 2008 | By JIM KUHNHENN Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Bridge 2/15

Mahatma Gandhi said, "Almost anything you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it."

February 29, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Portal High School

The following is a list of students named to the Honor Roll for the first nine weeks grading period at Portal High School:

February 29, 2008 | | School Honor Rolls


Trinity Christian School

The following students have been named to the Headmaster's List (95-100 average) or to the Honor Roll (90-94 average) for the first quarter at Trinity Christian School.

February 29, 2008 | | School Honor Rolls


Justice Department says illegality of waterboarding is not absolute

WASHINGTON - A senior Justice Department official told Congress on Thursday that laws and other limits enacted since three terrorism suspects were waterboarded have eliminated the technique from what is now allowed.

February 29, 2008 | By LAURIE KELLMAN Associated Press Writer | National


Stilson Elementary School

The following Stilson Elementary School students have been named to the first nine weeks Honor Roll.

February 29, 2008 | | School Honor Rolls


McCain rallies House GOP members behind him as he looks toward the general election

WASHINGTON - Republican nominee-in-waiting John McCain appealed to GOP House members for help rallying conservatives behind him, acknowledging the party must unite if it hopes to match the enthusiasm generated by Democrats Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton.

February 28, 2008 | By LIBBY QUAID Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


In Colombia, US ambassador calls hostage-holding rebels ’sick and weak’

BOGOTA, Colombia - The U.S. ambassador condemned Colombia's main rebel group as ''sick and weak'' on the fifth anniversary Wednesday of its seizure of three American military contractors on a surveillance flight.

February 28, 2008 | By FRANK BAJAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Bernard's Jewelers has what you need for Valentine's Day

Bernard's Jewelers owners Pamela Anderson, Polly Reed Schuman and Pamela Reed have just returned from market and packed every inch of their beautiful little ...

February 12, 2015 | | Locally Owned


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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