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Oregon conducts special lottery to offer health insurance to cash-strapped residents

PORTLAND, Ore. - Oregon is conducting a one-of-a-kind lottery, and the prize is health insurance.

March 19, 2008 | By SARAH SKIDMORE Associated Press Writer | National


Passenger accused of threatening to blow up plane headed for Ireland

BANGOR, Maine - A man is in custody on federal charges alleging he threatened to blow up an airliner that was en route to Ireland.

March 19, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Jury selection begins for 3 in Ohio accused of plotting to recruit terrorists to attack troops

TOLEDO, Ohio - Jury selection began Tuesday in the trial of three men charged with plotting to recruit and train terrorists to attack U.S. and allied troops overseas.

March 19, 2008 | By JOHN SEEWER Associated Press Writer | National


Off-duty paramedic slain when a gunman wordlessly opens fire at a busy Florida Wendy’s

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Paramedic Rafael Vazquez left a training course on how to help when several people are hurt at one time, and went to lunch at a nearby Wendy's. He became exactly the kind of victim he was being trained to save.

March 19, 2008 | By BRIAN SKOLOFF Associated Press Writer | National


Police investigating Memphis slayings say they have no suspects

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Police were trying Tuesday to reconstruct what happened inside a small brick home were six people were found brutally killed. But answers were hard to find: They had no suspects, few clues and no apparent motive.

March 19, 2008 | By WOODY BAIRD Associated Press Writer | National


Pet dentists - few and far between - can be crucial to good health

VIENNA, Va. - Kip wore down his canine teeth playing Frisbee. Shipmate's abscess was making her face swell. Trigger's baby teeth had overstayed their welcome. Enter Dr. Barron Hall, pet dentist.

March 19, 2008 | By EILEEN PUTMAN Associated Press Writer | National


Heavy storms moving through Georgia

PEACHTREE CITY - The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for counties in extreme west Georgia as the state braces for showers and severe thunderstorms.

March 19, 2008 | The Associated Press | Local


Snow and germs: You might not want to eat the white snow, either

PITTSBURGH - To the list of simple childhood pleasures whose safety has been questioned, add this: eating snow.

March 19, 2008 | By MELISSA RAYWORTH The Associated Press | National


Bernanke: More needs to be done to prevent home foreclosures

WASHINGTON - Ben Bernanke is using his bully pulpit to try to keep more Americans from getting swept up in a wave of home foreclosures.

March 19, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


Two Fla. women convicted of keeping Haitian teen as a slave; victim told jurors of beatings

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A mother and her adult daughter were found guilty Tuesday of keeping a Haitian teen as their slave for six years in their South Florida home.

March 19, 2008 | By JENNIFER KAY Associated Press Writer | National


Harvard tests women-only gym hours to accommodate Muslims, but some on campus object

BOSTON - In a test of Harvard's famed open-mindedness, the university has banned men from one of its gyms for a few hours a week to accommodate Muslim women who say it offends their sense of modesty to exercise in front of the opposite sex.

March 19, 2008 | By MARK PRATT Associated Press Writer | National


Balmy winter breaks records in Europe’s north, confusing wildlife, plants and meteorologists

STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Icebreakers sit idle in ports. Insects crawl out of forest hideouts. Daffodils sprout up from green lawns.

March 19, 2008 | By SARA SUNDELIUS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Ian Paisley to quit as leader of Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party

DUBLIN, Ireland - Ian Paisley, the Protestant evangelist who leads Northern Ireland's power-sharing administration, said Tuesday he is quitting as the leader of his Democratic Unionist Party.

March 19, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Venezuela moves troops to Colombian border as tensions over rebel killing escalate

BOGOTA, Colombia - Hundreds of Venezuelan troops moved Tuesday toward the border with Colombia, where trade was slowing amid heightening tension over Colombia's cross-border strike on a rebel base in Ecuador.

March 19, 2008 | By FRANK BAJAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Diamond Eagles get cooked at BCU

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Georgia Southern fell behind early and could not recover in a 10-7 loss at Bethune-Cookman Tuesday night . The Eagles dropped to 4-5 overall while BCU improved to 4-3.

March 19, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


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Vegas expects big weekend

LAS VEGAS - College football fans and ESPN executives aren't the only ones applauding the new championship playoffs.

January 05, 2015 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Writer | Sports


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Recent sale makes Statesboro bank larger

Mississippi-based regional bank Renasant Corp. announced that it will acquire Georgia-based Heritage Financial Group, the parent of HeritageBank of the South for $258 million in stock. The acquisition will include the two Statesboro branches of Heritage, one on South Main and the second on Northside Drive East.

January 05, 2015 | | Local


Innovative mental health program short on funds

Mental health experts in Georgia say federal spending cuts will weaken a program that trains ordinary people to provide "first aid" for a person experiencing a mental health crisis.

January 05, 2015 | By LEE ADCOCK Georgia Health News | Associated Press






Are you guilty of giving junk to the poor?

When Kristen Welch, blogger at We Are That Family, posted in October an essay called "Dear World: Let's Stop Giving Our Crap to the Poor" an avalanche of commentary followed. Ms. Welch's asserts that those blessed to live in rich countries should give their very best to support those less fortunate. Instead, we often use charity as an excuse to clean out all the broken, stained and unusable items in our house. While many applauded her honesty, others questioned who decides what's crap versus treasure. Should we really fill up landfills instead of donating items to charity ...

January 05, 2015 | By HEATHER HALE Deseret News National | Hot topics


Jury selection to get underway in marathon attacks

BOSTON - People who lost loved ones or were injured in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings are clamoring for justice as jury selection gets underway in one of the nation's most closely watched federal death penalty cases in two decades.

January 05, 2015 | By DENISE LAVOIE Associated Press | Associated Press


Longtime ESPN sportscaster Scott dies at 49

Stuart Scott was in his element, working a "Monday Night Football" game, when he was forced to leave for an appendix operation.

January 04, 2015 | By RICK FREEMAN Associated Press | Sports


Teens with strong religious worldviews more likely to avoid drugs, alcohol

It's a fact that surfaces in drug prevention programs, pop culture references and academic studies - one that makes church-going parents breathe sighs of relief and youth group leaders pat themselves on the back.

January 04, 2015 | By KELSEY DALLAS Deseret News National | Hot topics


10 exhilarating rites of passage for every parent

However imperceptibly, rites of passage change us, preparing us for new opportunities in life. Here are just a few rites of passage, both painful and joyous, that are requisite in parenthood. Which of these events have you gone through, and which do you have to look forward to?

January 04, 2015 | By DEBORAH GOODMAN Deseret News National | Hot topics


Wallenda aims to cross gorge with great-grandfather's image

ATLANTA - The image of Karl Wallenda crossing the Tallulah Gorge is still vivid for those who witnessed it on July 18, 1970.

January 04, 2015 | By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press | Associated Press


A response to Dr. John Waters

Editor:

January 04, 2015 | | Letters To The Editor


Johnson-Smith

Mr. and Mrs. Abb Dan Johnson Jr. of Twin City are proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Ansley Leigh Johnson, to Carson Hugh Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Edwin Smith Jr. of Vidalia.

January 04, 2015 | | Weddings


7-year-old plane crash survivor may help probe

EDDYVILLE, Ky. - Sailor Gutzler, the 7-year-old girl who survived a plane crash, walked a mile through the cold, dark woods to safety and then helped authorities locate the wreckage and remains of her family, may not be done helping investigators.

January 04, 2015 | By TIMOTHY D. EASLEY Associated Press | Associated Press


Living with Children with John Rosemond - Lavish parties, gifts and trips are 'just plain nuts'

A reader writes that her friends "recently spent around $300 on their daughter's birthday party - her first. They bought lots of stuff to entertain their young guests and extended family. The child, a baby, obviously had no clue what was going on. I should mention that the parents are struggling to make ends meet." She asks for my take on this.

January 03, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


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