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Cold stretches across the East; Sunshine State reports flurries, though citrus growers seem OK

TAMPA, Fla. - A blast of cold air brought flurries to the Sunshine State on Thursday but seemed to have spared citrus crops from the major damage that growers had feared.

January 18, 2008 | By ANTHONY MCCARTNEY Associated Press Writer | National


Oil prices rise above $100 after government reports drop in crude supplies

NEW YORK - Oil futures rose to a new record over $100 a barrel Thursday after the government reported a larger-than-expected decline in crude oil inventories and an unexpected rise in heating oil supplies.

January 18, 2008 | By JOHN WILEN AP Business Writer | National


Ford picks Tata as top bidder for Jaguar, Land Rover

DETROIT (AP) - Ford Motor Co. picked India's Tata Motors Ltd. as the top bidder for its Jaguar and Land Rover units, the Detroit automaker said Thursday.

January 18, 2008 | By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer | National


Astrograph 1/3

Get involved in as many group involvements as you can in the year ahead, because a great number of unique benefits will come from rubbing shoulders with the right crowd. The more people you know, the more options you'll have.

January 18, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Factory orders rise by largest amount in 4 months

WASHINGTON - Orders to U.S. factories jumped in November by the largest amount in four months. The increase was driven by higher petroleum prices and was not viewed as a sign of any newfound strength in manufacturing.

January 18, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | National


IRS updates rules protecting info taxpayers give preparers

WASHINGTON (AP) - Tax preparers will have to make the fine print a little less fine and obtain customer consent for offshore work under new Internal Revenue Service rules aimed at giving taxpayers greater control over private information.

January 18, 2008 | By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press Writer | National


Northcentral Pennsylvania congressman announces retirement

WASHINGTON (AP) - Rep. John Peterson, a vocal opponent of interstate tolling and leading congressional advocate for rural America, announced his retirement on Thursday.

January 18, 2008 | By KIMBERLY HEFLING Associated Press Writer | National


Veteran prosecutor tapped by Justice Department to oversee CIA tapes investigation

WASHINGTON - For the high-profile, politically charged investigation into the destruction of CIA interrogation videos, the Justice Department is turning to a low-profile, politically independent prosecutor.

January 18, 2008 | By MATT APUZZO Associated Press Writer | National


Today in History - January 2

Today is Wednesday, Jan. 2, the second day of 2008. There are 364 days left in the year.

January 17, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Bridge 1/2

On this deal Italian Giorgio Duboin won the prize for the best defense of 2007 from the International Bridge Press Association. Take his East hand in a point-a-board event, where overtricks are very important. (On every board, if your team scores more points than your opponents, you get one point. A tie gains half a point; a loss, zero.)

January 17, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Rep. Lantos announces retirement due to cancer of esophagus

WASHINGTON - Rep. Tom Lantos, a California Democrat and chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, announced on Wednesday that he will not seek re-election this year because he has cancer of the esophagus.

January 17, 2008 | By ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press Writer | National


Astrograph 1/2

Both success and advancement can be realized in the year ahead, but you must be prepared to pay the price. Conditions that are beyond your control could create much more hard work than you anticipate.

January 17, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


For third year in a row, Atlanta airport is nation’s busiest

ATLANTA - For the third year in a row, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport has retained its title as the nation's busiest airport in terms of flights, according to preliminary government data released Wednesday.

January 17, 2008 | By DANIEL YEE Associated Press Writer | National


Crude oil hits record $100 a barrel

NEW YORK - Crude oil prices soared to $100 a barrel Wednesday for the first time, reaching that milestone amid an unshakeable view that global demand for oil and petroleum products will outstrip supplies.

January 17, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


California sues EPA over greenhouse gas regulations; 15 other states expected to join its suit

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Wednesday for denying its first-in-the-nation greenhouse gas limits on cars, trucks and SUVs, challenging the Bush administration's conclusion that states have no business setting emission standards.

January 17, 2008 | By SAMANTHA YOUNG Associated Press Writer | National


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The Lodge at Bethany scheduled to open to the community

Nestled among the oak trees of what was once the Gesmon Neville Family Farm, The Lodge at Bethany, an extension of the long-standing history of ...

December 22, 2015 | | Locally Owned


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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