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Democratic House, defying veto threat, passes bill on government bargaining for Medicare drug pri

WASHINGTON - Defying a presidential veto threat, the House approved legislation Friday directing the government to negotiate with drug companies in an effort to lower prices for Medicare recipients.

January 27, 2007 | By JIM KUHNHENN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bulloch History with Roger Allen

Troops from Bulloch County arrived at Auckland, New Zealand on October 7, 1943 and after a stay of one month, they shipped out again, this time on the Dutch Island Steamer the Bosch Fontaine. They arrived at the island of New Caledonia, where they received orders to set up defensive positions around the island's air bases. They boarded a truck and headed up the mountain roads for their camps up in the foothills surrounding the capital, Noumea.

January 27, 2007 | BY ROGER ALLEN | Life


Thinking of God

American physicist and educator Charles Townes (1915 - ), co-winner of the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize for the development of the "maser" - acronym for "Microwave Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation," from which was developed the more commonly known "laser" - was asked if he had a sense of achievement in what he had accomplished. "Not really," he said, and told a story about a beaver and chipmunk viewing the enormous Hoover Dam for the first time. Caught off guard, they were overwhelmed. When the beaver recovered, he said boldly, "I didn't build it, but it is based on an idea of ...

January 27, 2007 | By LARRY SHEEHY | Life


Police Report - January 13

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.

January 27, 2007 | From staff reports | Crime Report


Bridge 1/13

The Senior Life Master was ready to start his next lesson. With snowflakes blowing in a strong, biting wind, outdoor activities had lost their appeal, so the room was packed.

January 27, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 1/13

DEAR DR. GOTT: In a recent column, you indicated claudication relief could be effected by either medication or surgery. I suffer from claudication and kidney disease. I am 85 years old.

January 27, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Astrograph 1/13

You'll meet a progressive and innovative individual who could be instrumental in bringing about some important changes. Without making these alterations, little will be changed for the better.

January 27, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Diane Miller

Having a healthy baby means gaining weight. If you are presently on a weight loss diet, stop. The recommended total weight gain during pregnancy is approximately 25 pounds for the average weight woman.

January 27, 2007 | By DIANE MILLER | Life


Ask Dr. Gott 1/12

DEAR DR. GOTT: When I recently went to my ENT doctor, he found two polyps, one on each vocal cord. I have a rather raspy voice. The doctor said he will have to see me every six months to keep a watch on their growth. He also said that if they eventually have to be removed, it could make my voice more raspy. Could you give me your opinion on this?

January 26, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Odds & Ends 1/12

Man shoots friend during argument over James Brown's height

January 26, 2007 | The Associated Press | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 1/12

DEAR ABBY: My husband, "Noah," and I are being divorced. He moved out nine months ago. We have a 7-year-old son and a 3-year-old daughter.

January 26, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Put off reading this until tax time: Study shows many Americans say they procrastinate

WASHINGTON - Procrastination in society is getting worse and scientists are finally getting around to figuring out how and why. Too many tempting diversions are to blame, but more on that later.

January 26, 2007 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | Nation


Astrograph 1/12

A number of important changes are developing for you that will prove to be very important in furthering your interests. Although you may not see advances early on, by midyear you'll be in lockstep with the happenings.

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


Police Report - January 12

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.

January 26, 2007 | From staff reports | Crime Report


Signs of conflict over new plan, predictions of disaster if it fails

BAGHDAD, Iraq - Even the most enthusiastic supporters of President Bush's new plan to pacify Baghdad were using phrases such as: ''If it succeeds'' and ''If the Iraqi government lives up to promises.''

January 26, 2007 | By STEVEN R. HURST Associated Press Writer | Nation


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