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Fed auctions $75 billion to banks to ease credit stresses

WASHINGTON - Battling to relieve stressed credit markets, the Federal Reserve said Tuesday it has provided a total of $435 billion in short-term loans to squeezed banks since December to help them overcome credit problems.

May 21, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


Church leader arrested on sex charges in northeast N.M.

SANTA FE, N.M. - The leader of an apocalyptic sect was arrested Tuesday on sex charges and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, police said.

May 21, 2008 | By DEBORAH BAKER Associated Press Writer | National


Ga. court denies death stay; Lynd appeals to US high court

ATLANTA - The Georgia Supreme Court on Tuesday denied William Earl Lynd's request for a stay of execution, paving the way for him to become the first inmate in the nation to face execution since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that lethal injection is constitutional.

May 21, 2008 | By SHANNON MCCAFFREY Associated Press Writer | National


US increases cyclone aid for Myanmar

WASHINGTON - The White House said Tuesday the U.S. will send more than $3 million to help victims of the devastating cyclone in Myanmar, up from an initial emergency contribution of $250,000.

May 21, 2008 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Committee chairman accuses VA of criminal negligence

WASHINGTON - The Department of Veterans Affairs' top mental health official said Tuesday he made a poor choice of words when he sent his colleagues an e-mail about suicide data that started out with ''Shh!''

May 21, 2008 | By KIMBERLY HEFLING Associated Press Writer | Washington


75 students arrested in San Diego Universtiy drug bust

SAN DIEGO - Dozens of San Diego State University students were arrested after a sweeping drug investigation found that some fraternity members openly dealt drugs and one even sent a mass text message advertising cocaine, authorities said Tuesday.

May 21, 2008 | By ALLISON HOFFMAN Associated Press Writer | National


Trainer: Eight Belles was not on steroids

STANTON, Del. - The trainer of Kentucky Derby runner-up Eight Belles on Tuesday ordered drug testing as part of an the autopsy, intent on dispelling any suggestion the fallen filly may have been on steroids.

May 21, 2008 | By BOB LENTZ Associated Press Writer | National


Chinese president in Japan hoping to further ease frictions

TOKYO - President Hu Jintao, on the first visit to Japan by a Chinese leader in 10 years, called Tuesday for the Asian giants to improve their often strained relations and - as a show of goodwill - reportedly offered to lend Tokyo a pair of pandas.

May 21, 2008 | By ERIC TALMADGE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


3,500 US troops set to leave Iraq in the coming weeks

BAGHDAD - About 3,500 American soldiers are scheduled to leave Iraq in the coming weeks, the U.S. military announced, as part of the Pentagon's overall reduction in troop strength following last year's ''surge.''

May 21, 2008 | By BRADLEY BROOKS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Oil hits record above $121 on supply woes

VIENNA, Austria - Oil futures surpassed $121 a barrel for the first time Tuesday, the spike fueled by worries about threats to supply and a weakening of the U.S. dollar.

May 21, 2008 | By GEORGE JAHN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Marines ignore Taliban cash crop to not upset Afghan locals

GARMSER, Afghanistan - The Marines of Bravo Company's 1st Platoon sleep beside a grove of poppies. Troops in the 2nd Platoon playfully swat at the heavy opium bulbs while walking through the fields. Afghan laborers scraping the plant's gooey resin smile and wave.

May 21, 2008 | By JASON STRAZIUSO Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Dear Abby 5/7

DEAR ABBY: My mother-in-law - I'll call her "Irene" - refers to our 3-year-old daughter, "Amber," as "sexy." When she buys clothing for Amber, she will say, "This is sexy." When Amber was younger and would pull up her dress in play, Irene would say, "Are you trying to be sexy?" Luckily, when it has happened, Amber either didn't hear or remember her comments.

May 21, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Myanmar cyclone death toll soars past 22,000: state radio

YANGON, Myanmar - The cyclone death toll soared above 22,000 on Tuesday and more than 41,000 others were missing as foreign countries mobilized to rush in aid after the country's deadliest storm on record, state radio reported.

May 21, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Calling all carbs: Dietitian hired to arrest officer obesity

LOS ANGELES - Rana Parker tells pudgy police they have the right to remain chubby, but it can and will be used against them on the streets of Los Angeles.

May 21, 2008 | By SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER Associated Press Writer | National


Ask Dr. Gott 5/7

DEAR DR. GOTT: My husband is 71 years old. He eats few sweets and fats, very little red meat and doesn't consume salt. He also takes vitamin supplements. He has coronary artery disease that bothers him very little, so he assumes he is OK. He gets minimal exercise and sleeps a lot. He smokes a half pack of low-nicotine cigarettes and drinks 3 ounces of tea mixed with 14 ounces of gin daily. He insists that his smoking and drinking won't hurt him and refuses to quit either.

May 21, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


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Grace Gardens creates a happy new home for seniors

Renee Kalloniatis became the owner of Grace Gardens in June 2014.

January 13, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Locally Owned


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

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