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Jury convicts 911 operator of mishandling Michigan boy’s call about collapsed mom, who died

DETROIT - A jury convicted a 911 operator Friday of willful neglect of duty after authorities said she didn't take seriously a boy's calls to report his mother had collapsed. The mother was found dead three hours after the first call.

February 02, 2008 | | National


N.J. inmates who made Hollywood-style escape appear in court; not-guilty plea entered for 1

ELIZABETH, N.J. - Two inmates returned Friday to the scene of their daring Hollywood-style escape last month, which also led to the suicide of one of their guards.

February 02, 2008 | By JEFFREY GOLD Associated Press Writer | National


Campaigns scramble for support in Nevada’s unfamiliar territory

LAS VEGAS - The fight for top-billing in Saturday's Nevada Democratic presidential caucus has become much like its model in Iowa: an hour-by-hour test of who has the best organization.

February 02, 2008 | By KATHLEEN HENNESSEY Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Obama debuts new Vegas act — mocking Clinton with a political standup routine

LAS VEGAS - The White House campaign has brought a new act to Vegas.

February 02, 2008 | By NEDRA PICKLER Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Democratic presidential race shows generation split in black vote

ATLANTA - When civil rights elders signed on to support Hillary Rodham Clinton's run for president, it was seen as a coup in the competition for the black vote, especially in the Deep South.

February 02, 2008 | By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Defense Ministry says Tamil Tiger rebels kill 10 civilians in southern Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Suspected Tamil Tiger rebels fatally shot 10 ethnic Sinhalese civilians in southern Sri Lanka, the Defense Ministry said Friday, amid escalating violence following the government's withdrawal from a cease-fire.

February 02, 2008 | By BHARATHA MALLAWARACHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bush administration distances itself from envoy’s criticism of North Korea policy

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration on Friday distanced itself from one of its own officials who criticized U.S. efforts to deal with North Korea's nuclear programs.

February 02, 2008 | By FOSTER KLUG Associated Press Writer | Washington


Bush calls for economic package worth about $145 billion

WASHINGTON - President Bush embraced as much as $150 billion in tax relief on Friday to jump start the lackluster economy. If Congress passes an economic stimulus package, the country will be ''just fine,'' he said.

February 02, 2008 | By ANDREW TAYLOR and DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writers | Washington


High court will review $6.8 million verdict against drug maker

WASHINGTON - A drug manufacturer won Supreme Court review Friday of a $6.8 million verdict in the case of a woman whose arm had to be amputated after she was injected with one of its medications.

February 02, 2008 | The Associated Press | Washington


House panel chairman: White House chart shows 473 days of no e-mail for some White House units

WASHINGTON - A White House chart indicates no e-mail was archived on 473 days for various units of the Executive Office of the President, a House committee chairman says.

February 02, 2008 | By PETE YOST Associated Press Writer | Washington


Supreme Court steps into cigarette suit over ‘‘light’’ cigarettes

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court agreed Friday to a cigarette maker's request to decide whether tobacco companies can be sued under state law for allegedly deceptive advertising of ''light'' cigarettes.

February 02, 2008 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Official says CIA believes Pakistani tribal leader behind Bhutto assassination

WASHINGTON - The CIA has concluded that a Pakistani tribal leader's network was behind the assassination of former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, according to a U.S. intelligence official.

February 02, 2008 | By PAMELA HESS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Bridge 1/18

Oscar Wilde claimed: "A pessimist is one who, when he has a choice of two evils, chooses both."

February 02, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Iraqi troops clash with members of messianic Shiite cult in southern Iraq

BAGHDAD - Gunmen from a messianic Shiite cult attacked police and worshippers preparing Friday for a major Shiite holiday, prompting fierce clashes that left nearly 50 people dead in a major test for Iraqi security forces in oil-rich southern Iraq.

February 02, 2008 | By KIM GAMEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Man in hospital scrubs throws toddler from Hawaii overpass onto busy highway; boy killed

HONOLULU - The man in hospital scrubs threw the toddler like a doll from a pedestrian overpass to the freeway humming with traffic. The 2 1/2-year-old boy fell 30 feet to the asphalt and was pronounced dead at the scene.

February 02, 2008 | By AUDREY McAVOY Associated Press Writer | 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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