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Merit pay linked to student scores viewed skeptically by many teachers

PHILADELPHIA - Merit pay tied to student test scores seems all the rage in some educational circles, but many teachers think it's an idea whose time hasn't come.

July 19, 2007 | By NANCY ZUCKERBROD AP Education Writer | Nation


AP Enterprise: Benoit had surfaced in steroids case, some question if deaths were preventable

ATLANTA - Chris Benoit's mother said she wonders whether her son would still be alive if federal agents had been more aggressive when they discovered the professional wrestler was buying large quantities of steroids.

July 19, 2007 | By HARRY R. WEBER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Nation celebrates independence with parades, music and fireworks as it welcomes new citizens

NEW YORK - Fireworks crews checked the wiring for their displays and hundreds of people took their citizenship oaths Wednesday on a Fourth of July marked by tight security.

July 19, 2007 | By DEEPTI HAJELA Associated Press Writer | Nation


Astrograph 7/3

Do not allow yourself to get discouraged if an endeavor in which you're involved does not get off to an auspicious start. Tenacity will reap the rewards you are seeking.

July 18, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 7/3

DEAR ABBY: I am a former junior high and high school teacher. I do not agree with your advice to "Deflowered in Pennsylvania" (May 2), the 28-year-old who made some "poor choices" as a teenager and is no longer a virgin. She is dating "Chris," a 26-year-old man who is saving himself for marriage and wants to marry a virgin. You told her that because Chris needs time to think about this discrepancy, she should move on.

July 18, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 7/4

DEAR DR. GOTT: My question concerns my 34-year-old son. He does not smoke or drink and is in excellent health. However, he recently had pains on his right side, and they got so bad he went to the emergency room. He was admitted to the hospital for three days. All kinds of tests were performed, and finally a CT scan detected multiple blood clots in his right lung. He is now on Coumadin, under the care of his family doctor and nearly back to normal.

July 18, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


5 die in Va. farming accident when methane gas from manure pit triggers tragic rescue effort

BRIDGEWATER, Va. - Deadly methane gas emanating from a dairy farm's manure pit killed five people, including four members of a Mennonite family, authorities said.

July 18, 2007 | By DIONNE WALKER Associated Press Writer | Nation


TSA sends security teams to protect transit and aviation facilities in 8 cities on July 4

WASHINGTON - Some of the armed officers with dogs that turned up this week around airports, subways and bus stops are part of special Transportation Security Administration teams sent to protect mass transit sites over the July Fourth holiday.

July 18, 2007 | By MICHAEL J. SNIFFEN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Astrograph 7/4

It behooves you to establish good relationships with persons both in your social and work world. The more persons you know, the greater your chances will be for furthering your aims in life.

July 18, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Tough start out West for Braves

July 18, 2007 | The Associated Press | Sports


Ask Dr. Gott 7/3

DEAR DR. GOTT: I feel sorry for you. Doesn't your wife (if you even have one) make homemade banana bread? The ingredients include flour, and it is delicious. Does your wife know how to bake? I bet you won't print this letter.

July 18, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 7/4

DEAR ABBY: My 12-year-old identical twin daughters, "Alicia" and "Amanda," have always dressed alike and enjoyed being completely identical. However, Alicia has recently decided that she wants to be an individual and dress differently.

July 18, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Bridge 7/3

Yesterday's column described the play of this deal at the first table in a team match in England. There, five clubs was allowed to make, East immediately trying to take two spade tricks. At trick one, the defender with the West hand should have played his jack under partner's ace-lead, which would have called for a heart shift.

July 18, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Judge remains critical a week after beating at law office

SAVANNAH, Ga. - A 74-year-old judge remained hospitalized in critical condition Monday, a week after he was found severely beaten inside his law office in Jesup.

July 18, 2007 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press Writer | Local


British terror investigation focuses on doctors, including 5 with roots outside U.K.

GLASGOW, Scotland - The fast-moving investigation into failed car bombings in Glasgow and London has swept up at least six physicians and a medical student, officials said Tuesday, including a doctor seized at an Australian airport with a one-way ticket.

July 18, 2007 | By BEN McCONVILLE Associated Press Writer | Nation


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Let’s start talking about health and weight

Note: The following is one of a series of articles from the Canyon Ranch Institute dedicated to showing people how to live healthier and encouraging folks to take small steps to adjust their lifestyle.

June 05, 2014 | By PALMER STEVERSON and ANDREW PLEASANT, Ph.D. Canyon Ranch Institute | News 4U


Summer favorites with a healthy twist

(Note: The following is one of a series of articles from the Canyon Ranch Institute dedicated to showing people how to live healthier and encouraging folks to take small steps to adjust their lifestyle.)

June 04, 2014 | By KIM FLOYD, M.Ed., R.D., L.D.; JOYCELYN CORNTHWAITE, M.S., R.D., L.D., CDE and KELLY SHANNON Special to the Herald | News 4U


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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