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For the Public Health by Gerald Ledlow, Ph.D. MHA, CHE

I believe that primary healthcare ought to be considered a right of citizenship, a right that should be funded in a prudent fashion. We can easily demonstrate that primary healthcare contributes to the overall productivity, safety, and compassion of a nation and thus, should be considered a public good.

December 11, 2007 | By GERALD LEDLOW, Ph.D., MHA, CHE | Lifestyles Columnists


Missouri father charged in deaths of 2 children; already serving 38 years for kidnapping them

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - The father of two Kansas City-area children whose remains were found in a shallow grave more than three years after they disappeared confessed publicly and was charged Tuesday in their shootings.

December 11, 2007 | By HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH Associated Press Writer | Nation


Kathy Bradley - Enjoy nature of each creature

A few months ago Tamar has hit by a truck. Her hip was dislocated and it took the sweet and gifted folks at Saint Buddy's Hospital for Well-Beloved Animals two separate surgeries to get her pieced back together. Since then, she has been on restriction. She is not allowed to roam free and takes walks only while clipped to a long, but still confining leash. She spends the majority of her days lounging on the deck.

December 11, 2007 | By KATHY BRADLEY | Lifestyles Columnists


Ask Dr. Gott 11/17

DEAR DR. GOTT: I have been meaning to write to you for a long time concerning another "miraculous" home remedy.

December 11, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


8-year-old illegal immigrant separated from mom for 4 days at Texas family detention center

DALLAS - An 8-year-old girl was separated from her pregnant mother and left behind for four days at a detention center established to keep immigrant families together while their cases are processed.

December 11, 2007 | By ANABELLE GARAY Associated Press Writer | Nation


Detained Pakistani opposition leader urges unity government to supplant Musharraf

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Benazir Bhutto urged fellow opposition leaders Thursday to join her in an alliance that could govern until elections, but Pakistan's embattled military leader gave no sign he might hand over power and named his own interim prime minister.

December 11, 2007 | By PAUL HAVEN Associated Press Writer | Nation


When the conversation could be embarrassing, many teens turn to instant messages

WASHINGTON - Sure, instant messaging is fast and efficient. For many teenagers, it's also a great way to avoid those OMG moments - that's ''omigod'' - of mortifying face-to-face confrontations.

December 11, 2007 | By ALAN FRAM and TREVOR TOMPSON Associated Press Writer | Nation


Defense Department turning over unused military air space to relieve flight congestion

WASHINGTON - Ahead of the holiday travel crunch, President Bush ordered steps Thursday to reduce air traffic congestion and long delays that have left passengers stranded.

December 11, 2007 | By TERENCE HUNT AP White House Correspondent | Nation


AAA expects record 38.7 million Americans to travel this Thanksgiving despite high gas prices

WASHINGTON - Gas prices near record highs at a time of year when they typically decline will not deter drivers from hitting the road this Thanksgiving, AAA said Thursday.

December 11, 2007 | By DAN CATERINICCHIA AP Business Writer | Nation


Judge nominated for top Justice Dept. job as internal report finds low public confidence

WASHINGTON - The White House on Thursday tapped a Chicago federal judge to assist Attorney General Michael Mukasey in overhauling the Justice Department as a new report described lagging public confidence in the agency following months of upheaval.

December 11, 2007 | By LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


In experiment, robotic bugs successfully mix and mingle in cockroach society

WASHINGTON - Tiny robots programmed to act like roaches were able to blend into cockroach society, according to researchers studying the collective behavior of insects.

December 11, 2007 | By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID AP Science Writer | Nation


Statistic: Army desertion rates up 80 percent since invasion of Iraq in 2003

WASHINGTON (AP) - Soldiers strained by six years at war are deserting their posts at the highest rate since 1980, with the number of Army deserters this year showing an 80 percent increase since the United States invaded Iraq in 2003.

December 11, 2007 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press Writer | Nation


Cyclone kills 1,100 in Bangladesh, forces evacuation of many thousands, news agency says

DHAKA, Bangladesh - A cyclone that slammed into the coast with 150 mph winds killed at least 1,100 people, isolating remote towns and villages swamped by a storm surge or hemmed in by piles of debris, aid workers and a Bangladeshi news agency said Friday.

December 11, 2007 | By JULHAS ALAM Associated Press Writer | Nation


Democrats unable to pass legislation ordering troops home

WASHINGTON (AP) - Nearly a year after anti-war voters put them in power, congressional Democrats remain unable to pass legislation ordering troops home from Iraq.

December 11, 2007 | By ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press Writer | Nation


Plaintiffs see plenty of blame for 2003 R.I. nightclub fire; 90 businesses and people sued

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Al Prudhomme figures there's plenty of blame to go around for a fire that killed two of his band mates and about a dozen of his friends in the 2003 nightclub blaze that killed 100 people.

December 11, 2007 | By ERIC TUCKER Associated Press Writer | Nation


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North Carolina coast survives Hurricane Arthur

KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. - Proving far less damaging than feared, Hurricane Arthur left tens of thousands of people without power Friday in a swipe at North Carolina's dangerously exposed Outer Banks, then brought lousy Fourth of July beach weather to the Northeast as it veered out to sea.

July 04, 2014 | By EMERY P. DALESIO Associated Press | Nation


An early, encouraging glimpse of 2015 Georgia health insurance rates

At least three health insurers plan to offer insurance statewide in Georgia's exchange for 2015.

July 04, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local




Pilcher-Kent

Dr. and Mrs. Britt Pilcher of Kathleen, Ga., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Brenna Elizabeth Pilcher, to William Allen Kent, son of the Reverend Bill Kent of Pitts, Ga., and the late Mrs. Cindy Kent.

July 03, 2014 | | Weddings


On a roll — finally

ATLANTA - The Braves, finding new ways to create runs, have regained the lead in the NL East with their best two-week stretch of the season.

July 03, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Earnhardt still embarrassed over Talladega finish

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - It had been 31 years since a driver won both Daytona races in the same season when Jimmie Johnson pulled off the Sprint Cup Series sweep. A year later, his teammate wants to complete the feat.

July 03, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Kvitova faces Bouchard in Wimbledon finals

LONDON - Eugenie Bouchard could have lost her focus after the fourth game of her Wimbledon semifinal Thursday, when play was delayed for five minutes during Simona Halep's medical timeout for a left ankle injury.

July 03, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Police: Dad sent nude photos while boy sat in car

MARIETTA, Ga. - A Georgia man who police say intentionally killed his toddler son by leaving the boy inside a hot SUV was exchanging nude photos with women the day his son died and had looked at websites that advocated against having children, a detective testified Thursday.

July 03, 2014 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Arthur threatens July 4th plans along East Coast

KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. - A strengthening Hurricane Arthur forced thousands of vacationers on the North Carolina coast to abandon their Independence Day plans while cities farther up the East Coast rescheduled fireworks displays threatened by rain from the storm.

July 03, 2014 | By EMERY P. DALESIO Associated Press | Nation


Where is your treasure?

It must have been around 40 years ago when this incident happened. Julie told me that I could write about what had happened because her mom would have had a good laugh abut it.

July 03, 2014 | By REV. JOHN BRESSLER | Columnists/Editorials


Reader: Gas prices are not as high as you think they are

Editor:

July 03, 2014 | | Letters To The Editor


Statesboro police: Man uses air-conditioner wires to light cigarette

Police arrested a man Wednesday they said snatched wires out of an air conditioner, then plugged the bare wires into a wall socket in order to light a cigarette.

July 03, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch County sheriff: Statesboro man fired shots at several people in Brooklet

A Statesboro man was arrested Wednesday afternoon after deputies say he fired shots at his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend in her Brooklet yard, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

July 03, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


US employers add 288k jobs in June

WASHINGTON - U.S. employers accelerated their hiring last month, adding a robust 288,000 jobs and helping drive the unemployment rate to 6.1 percent, the lowest since September 2008.

July 03, 2014 | By JOSH BOAK Associated Press | World


Arthur approaches N.Carolina; vacationers head out

RODANTHE, N.C. - Arthur strengthened to a hurricane early Thursday and threatened to give North Carolina a glancing blow on Independence Day, prompting thousands of vacationers and residents to leave parts of the state's popular but flood-prone Outer Banks.

July 03, 2014 | By EMERY P. DALESIO Associated Press | Local


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