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US investigating how TB traveler was let across border — a hole in disease-protection system

WASHINGTON - The government is investigating how the globe-trotting tuberculosis patient drove into the country after his name was put on a watch list - and given to U.S. border guards.

June 14, 2007 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD and DEVLIN BARRETT Associated Press Writers | Nation


Astrograph 5/31

You could get many more opportunities than usual to involve yourself in projects where you'll have a chance to use your creative talents. This will bring you much pleasure, as well as greater productivity.

June 14, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 5/31

DEAR DR. GOTT: What are the symptoms of septicemia, and why are people dying from it within two or three weeks? I was told it is blood poisoning, but what is the cause, and why is it not treatable to save a person's life?

June 14, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 5/31

DEAR ABBY: This is for "Jack's Grandpa" (April 2), whose wife is afraid wearing pink will cause their baby grandson to turn into a cross-dresser. Relax! My aunt desperately wanted a baby girl, but to her disappointment, she had a baby boy. She kept that kid in frilly dresses with ruffles and his hair long and in curls until he was 4!

June 14, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Traveler with rare strain of tuberculosis placed under first federal quarantine in decades

ATLANTA - A man with a form of tuberculosis so dangerous he is under the first U.S. government-ordered quarantine since 1963 told a newspaper he took one trans-Atlantic flight for his wedding and honeymoon and another because he feared for his life.

June 14, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


U.S. soldiers with missing limbs are being allowed to return to active duty

SAN ANTONIO - In the blur of smoke and blood after a bomb blew up under his Humvee in Iraq, Sgt. Tawan Williamson looked down at his shredded leg and knew it couldn't be saved. His military career, though, pulled through.

June 14, 2007 | By MICHELLE ROBERTS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Fired transsexual city manager is turned down for top post in another Florida city

SARASOTA, Fla. - Steve Stanton was fired as city manager in Largo two months ago after announcing his plans to become Susan Stanton. On Wednesday, Stanton, wearing a white skirt, pumps and makeup, applied for the top job in this cosmopolitan tourist town, and was turned down.

June 14, 2007 | By PHIL DAVIS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bridge 5/31

Charles M. Schulz, who put bridge into a number of his Peanuts cartoons, said, "Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia."

June 14, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


From extra-large toilet seats to extra-strong lawn chairs, new catalog caters to living large

BOSTON - At first glance, the catalog's pitch for lawn chairs appears ordinary: A seated man and woman relax near a tree-lined lake shore, enjoying drinks.

June 14, 2007 | By MARK JEWELL AP Business Writer | Nation


Braves come back with seven runs in the eighth

MILWAUKEE - Brian McCann quickly made up for his lapse.

June 14, 2007 | Associated Press | Sports


Police Report - May 30

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.

June 13, 2007 | From staff reports | Crime Report


Castro says Bush is waiting for him to die, but cannot kill his ideas

HAVANA - Fidel Castro said in a statement published Tuesday that U.S. President George W. Bush is waiting for him to die but that the American leader cannot kill his ideas.

June 13, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Bridge 5/30

Bertrand Russell wrote, "The point of philosophy is to start with something so simple as not to seem worth stating, and to end with something so paradoxical that no one will believe it."

June 13, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 5/30

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am hoping you can help my 64-year-old brother. For the past three months, he has experienced what he describes as "bubbles" in his urine stream. He sees a physician's assistant at his local VA hospital in Oklahoma. He has had repeated blood tests and urine tests; all were said to be normal. My brother asked to see a urologist but was told not to worry about it, it's normal. He is quite concerned and doesn't know what to do. Is this a common?

June 13, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Astrograph 5/30

Several things you've wanted for some time but couldn't afford in the past aren't likely to be denied you again. Your financial picture looks especially bright right now, so make the most of what transpires.

June 13, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


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Willingway, Georgia Southern conference will update addiction treatment methods

For Dr. Al Mooney, Director of Addiction Medicine and Recovery at Willingway, one of the key factors that distinguishes this week's Addiction Update Conference is its "focus on the solutions rather than the problems."

June 22, 2014 | Special to the Herald | News 4U


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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