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Stocks plunge after Fed cuts rates as expected; policymakers signal further cuts are possible

NEW YORK - Wall Street plunged Tuesday after the Federal Reserve lowered its benchmark interest rate by 0.25 percent, disappointing some investors who hoped the central bank would take more aggressive measures. The Dow Jones industrial average, which had been up about 40 points before the decision, fell 300 points.

December 26, 2007 | By JOE BEL BRUNO AP Business Writer | National


Despite warming ties, North Korean propaganda still lambastes Americans

SEOUL, South Korea - President Bush wrote a personal letter to North Korean leader Kim Jong Il. The North even thanked the U.S. Navy last month for helping it end a high-seas standoff with Somali pirates.

December 26, 2007 | By BURT HERMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Authorities: Mexico’s alleged cannibal killer commits suicide in jail

MEXICO CITY - A murder suspect dubbed ''the cannibal'' was found dead in his prison cell of an apparent suicide Tuesday, two months after police found cooked and seasoned bits of his girlfriend's corpse on a fork and plate in his apartment.

December 26, 2007 | By MARK STEVENSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Hayden faces questions on CIA tapes destruction as ex-agent says waterboarding OK’d at the top

WASHINGTON - The CIA's waterboarding of a top al-Qaida figure was approved at the top levels of the U.S. government, a former CIA agent said Tuesday as Congress grilled agency director Gen. Michael Hayden about the destruction of videotapes of terror suspect interrogations.

December 26, 2007 | By PAMELA HESS Associated Press Writer | National


Our Views: Bad incident shouldn't affect mission at Joseph's Home for Boys

Sometimes bad things happen in good places. That was the case last week at Joseph's Home for Boys in Bulloch County.

December 26, 2007 | | Letters To The Editor


Ice storm glazes Midwest, cuts power to nearly a million homes and businesses

DES MOI - A thick glaze of ice brought down power lines and cut electricity to close to a million homes and businesses, closed schools and canceled flights Tuesday as a major storm blasted the nation's midsection.

December 26, 2007 | By JAMES BELTRAN Associated Press Writer | National


US signs agreements to improve safety of Chinese food, drug imports

BEIJING - China and the United States signed agreements Tuesday to increase safeguards over Chinese products and to open up mid-sized Chinese cities to American imports, a move aimed at assuaging critics of Beijing's massive trade surplus.

December 26, 2007 | By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bomber targets compounds of ex-Iraqi leader Allawi and Sunni lawmaker, 2 guards killed

BAGHDAD - A suicide car bomber struck a checkpoint protecting the compounds of Iraq's former prime minister and a Sunni lawmaker Tuesday, killing two guards in a neighborhood bordering the fortified Green Zone.

December 26, 2007 | By LORI HINNANT Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Guatemala approves law allowing pending adoptions, mostly to U.S. couples, to be finalized

GUATEMALA CITY - Guatemalan legislators approved a new law Tuesday to tighten adoptions, while allowing pending adoptions - mostly to U.S. couples - to go through without meeting the stricter requirements.

December 26, 2007 | By JUAN CARLOS LLORCA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


So-called human life amendment in Colorado revives strategy toward banning abortions

DENVER (AP) - A 20-year-old law student has become a cause celebre in the anti-abortion movement for her efforts to have the state Constitution define fertilized eggs as people - a tactic spreading nationwide in bids to neutralize the Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion.

December 26, 2007 | By P. SOLOMON BANDA Associated Press Writer | National


Bush ally Boehner endorses ’emergency’ spending above Bush budget cap

WASHINGTON - In a break with President Bush, the top Republican in the House endorsed $7.4 billion in new emergency spending, even as he vowed to stick with the White House's demands to hew to the president's budget limits for domestic programs.

December 26, 2007 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | National


Fed cuts key interest rate for third time in 3 months

WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve cut a key interest rate by one-quarter of a percentage point Tuesday, but Wall Street took a tumble. Investors were disappointed that the central bank did not act more boldly to keep the country out of a recession.

December 26, 2007 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | National


Astrograph 12/12

The astrological aspects indicate that your financial well-being could be meaningfully improved in the year ahead. It will not be through sheer chance but through your preparation and hard work that puts you in the position to receive the benefits.

December 26, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Southern farmers seek drought relief from Congress with a disaster relief deadline extension

WASHINGTON - Congress plans to extend a disaster relief deadline so farmers hit by drought this year can get cash assistance to offset losses, Democratic lawmakers said.

December 26, 2007 | By BEN EVANS Associated Press Writer | National


Holiday mail addressed to ‘Any Wounded Soldier’ will be returned or thrown out, Pentagon says

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Hundreds of thousands of holiday cards and letters thanking wounded American troops for their sacrifice and wishing them well never reach their destination. They are returned to sender or thrown away unopened.

December 26, 2007 | By JAY REEVES 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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