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At least 1 killed in blaze at hotel in Chicago suburb; residents flee in middle of the night

LOCKPORT, Ill. - A five-alarm fire tore through a suburban Chicago hotel early Tuesday, killing at least one person, authorities said.

April 16, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Record 24th straight drop in housing pushes overall construction down in February

WASHINGTON - Construction spending fell again in February as home building tumbled for a record 24th straight month.

April 16, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


Truckers pull rigs off road, others slow to crawl in loosely organized protest of fuel prices

TRENTON, N.J. - Independent truckers around the country pulled their rigs off the road and others slowed to a crawl on major highways in a loosely organized protest of high fuel prices.

April 16, 2008 | By TOM HESTER Jr. Associated Press Writer | National


Local Roundup: WJMS boys track wins third straight title

The William James boys track team won its third straight Coastal Empire title over the weekend, besting seven other teams.

April 16, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Video test

April 16, 2008 | | School Honor Rolls


Bridge 4/2

French field marshal Ferdinand Foch (try saying that quickly several times!) claimed: "It takes 15,000 casualties to train a major general."

April 16, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 4/2

Bonds between you and someone who means a lot to you can be strengthened considerably in the year ahead. Each will play a role in the other's affairs, and both of you will become closer in ways that otherwise wouldn't be possible.

April 16, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 4/2

DEAR DR. GOTT: For the past 2-1/2 years, I have had a fungus on one of my big toes. It appeared after a staph infection on the same toe. I have since been slathering it with Vicks VapoRub twice a day. I have not seen any improvement.

April 16, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Local Roundup: SoCon releases composite schedule

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - The 2008 Southern Conference football schedule was announced by Commissioner John Iamarino. Samford joins the league for the 2008 season, bringing league membership to nine for football. Each team will play eight conference contests over a 13-week span.

April 16, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Report: Low graduation rates in many city school districts

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration announced Tuesday it will require states to report high school graduation rates in a uniform way instead of using a variety of methods that critics say are often based on unreliable information.

April 16, 2008 | By KEN THOMAS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Feds: Administration will use waivers of regulations to build more of border fence

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration plans to use its authority to bypass more than 30 laws and regulations in an effort to finish building 670 miles of fence along the southwest U.S. border by the end of this year, federal officials said Tuesday.

April 16, 2008 | By EILEEN SULLIVAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


As gasoline nears $4 a gallon, Congress has questions about Big Oil’s big profits

WASHINGTON - Top executives of the five biggest U.S. oil companies said Tuesday they know high fuel prices are hurting consumers, but deflected any blame and argued their profits - $123 billion last year - were in line with other industries.

April 16, 2008 | By H. JOSEF HEBERT Associated Press Writer | Washington


Study finds transplants with older corneas as good as younger ones

WASHINGTON - Older corneas seem to transplant as well as younger ones, says a major new study that promises to expand the age of cornea donation to 75.

April 16, 2008 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Washington


Senate Democrats push foreclosure relief measures, but GOP may balk

WASHINGTON - A legislative effort to address the nation's home foreclosure crisis was likely to move ahead in the Senate Tuesday as Democratic and GOP leaders seemed poised to defuse a potential filibuster.

April 16, 2008 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Clinton likens herself to legendary film boxer Rocky, says she won’t quit

PHILADELPHIA - Perhaps the analogy was inevitable: Hillary Rodham Clinton as Rocky Balboa, the scrappy underdog boxer from Philadelphia memorably depicted in the 1976 Oscar-winning film. Even if Rocky did lose his first big fight.

April 16, 2008 | By BETH FOUHY Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


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August 04, 2015 | Special to the Herald | News 4U


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