BUFFALO, New York - The crew of the commuter plane that crashed into a suburban Buffalo, New York, house, killing all 49 people aboard and one person on the ground, noticed significant ice buildup on the wings and windshield just before the aircraft began pitching and rolling violently, investigators said Friday.
Officials stopped short of saying the ice buildup caused Thursday night's crash and stressed that nothing has been ruled out. But ice on the wings can interfere catastrophically with an aircraft's handling and has been blamed for a number of major air disasters over the years.
ATLANTA - Georgia is expected to get $5.9 billion for transportation, health care and other programs from the massive economic stimulus package headed for President Barack Obama's desk.
The $787 billion economic stimulus package passed by Congress Friday night includes a $1.7 billion infusion for Medicaid, $1.2 billion for education and another $1 billion to build and repair highways and bridges in Georgia, according to the Federal Funds Information for States.
WASHINGTON - In a major victory for President Barack Obama, Democrats muscled a huge, $787 billion stimulus bill through Congress late Friday night in hopes of combating the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. Republican opposition was nearly unanimous.
A special baseball preview edition of 'The Eagles Nest' will be available next Wednesday, and we will return to our regular Friday posting the following week.
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Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Thursday, February 12, 2008
WASHINGTON - Nearly 5 million Americans continued to draw jobless benefits late last month, and new requests again exceeded 600,000 as companies lay off scores of workers amid a deepening recession.
In slightly better economic news, retail sales rose unexpectedly in January, reversing six months of decline and following a dismal holiday season. But analysts said the jump was unlikely to last, partly because of the weak job market.
WASHINGTON - Don't just talk to your toddler - gesture, too. Pointing, waving bye-bye and other natural gestures seem to boost a budding vocabulary.
Scientists found those tots who could convey more meaning with gestures at age 14 months went on to have a richer vocabulary as they prepared to start kindergarten. And intriguingly, whether a family is poor or middle class plays a role, the researchers report Friday.
Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Wednesday, February 11, 2008
On Friday, area residents can "Eat Fresh" and support United Way's Subway Challenge at each of the six restaurant locations in Statesboro and Brooklet.
Teaching her 11th grade U.S. history class at Southeast Bulloch High School on Tuesday, Tiffany Todd doesn't stand in one place for very long. She's always moving around the classroom, navigating between rows of desks as she keeps her students focused on the lesson with sing alongs and constant interaction.
(Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.)
WASHINGTON - The owner of a peanut company refused to testify to Congress on Wednesday amid the disclosure that he urged his workers to ship bacteria-tainted products, pleading with employees to at least "turn the raw peanuts on the floor into money."
Stewart Parnell, owner of Peanut Corp. of America, repeatedly invoked his right not to incriminate himself after sitting before the House subcommittee holding a hearing on a national salmonella outbreak blamed on his company.
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