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Supreme Court examines disparity in crack and powder cocaine sentences

WASHINGTON - Less than 2 ounces of crack cocaine was enough to get Derrick Kimbrough a 15-year prison term.

October 17, 2007 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


More than 100 incidents reported at labs handling deadly germs

WASHINGTON - American laboratories handling the world's deadliest germs and toxins have experienced more than 100 accidents and missing shipments since 2003, and the number is increasing as more labs do the work.

October 17, 2007 | By LARRY MARGASAK Associated Press Writer | Nation


Princess Diana inquest focuses on a summer romance and a car crash

LONDON - The British inquest into the deaths of Princess Diana and her companion focused quickly on a summer romance that ended in a horrific car crash.

October 17, 2007 | By ROBERT BARR Associated Press Writer | Nation


Dear Abby 10/3

DEAR READERS: Yesterday I printed some of the letters responding to "'Grace' in Eau Claire, Wis." (Aug. 2), which emphasized the importance of recognizing when it is time to move to an assisted-living facility before the need becomes critical. Still, there is definitely no "one size fits all" solution to this problem. Read on for some input from readers who advocate carrying on as usual for as long as possible:

October 17, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 10/3

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am writing to ask you a question about aging. My wife and I are both 50 years old. We have been married for 30 years. We have lived in the same house for 20 years. We both enjoy painting, fixing up, remodeling, buying furniture and carpet, etc., for our house. We also exercise daily, with weight lifting, aerobics and stretching. We go to theme parks and walk all day about one to three days every three months. When we were 30, one of us could paint an entire room in one afternoon. Now, at age 50 ...

October 17, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Astrograph 10/03

The very things you've had the most trouble with in the past could become your greatest successes. So it behooves you not to give up on anything. If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.

October 17, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Bridge 10/3

October 17, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Police Report - October 3

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.

October 17, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


U.N. envoy meets with Myanmar junta chief, democracy leader, no word on progress

YANGON, Myanmar - A U.N. envoy completed his mission to Myanmar on Tuesday with no word of progress on the military junta's refusal to address the people's insistent demands for democracy.

October 17, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


For a soldier, gear now costs 100 times more than in WWII

WASHINGTON - As official Washington argues over the spiraling price of the war in Iraq, consider this: Outfitting a soldier for battle costs a hundred times more now than it did in World War II. It was $170 then, is about $17,500 now and could be an estimated $28,000 to $60,000 by the middle of the next decade.

October 17, 2007 | By PAULINE JELINEK Associated Press Writer | Nation


Cleveland police charge battered mother in bathtub deaths of 2 girls, ages 4 and 2

CLEVELAND (AP) - A battered woman whose two daughters were drowned in a bathtub was charged in the deaths Tuesday, a day after she called the girls' father and told him they were ''at peace.''

October 17, 2007 | By JOE MILICIA Associated Press Writer | Nation


New details in missing boaters case; 1 man had blow gun darts, knives when found in life raft

MIAMI - Investigators found bullet casings on a charter boat whose four crew members are missing and one of the two men being held in the case had blow gun darts and knives when he was plucked from a life raft near Cuba, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.

October 17, 2007 | By RASHA MADKOUR Associated Press Writer | Nation


Democrats propose income tax surcharge to pay for Iraq war

WASHINGTON - Three senior House Democrats proposed an income tax surcharge Tuesday to finance the approximately $150 billion annual cost of operations in Iraq, saying it is unfair to pass the cost of the war on to future generations.

October 17, 2007 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | Nation


BLM inspectors noted problems at Utah mine well before it collapsed

WASHINGTON - At least three years before the deadly August accident at Utah's Crandall Canyon Mine, Bureau of Land Management inspectors noted serious structural problems that they feared could cause the mine's roof to collapse, Congress was told Tuesday.

October 17, 2007 | By JENNIFER TALHELM Associated Press Writer | Nation


Blackwater chairman says company acted appropriately

WASHINGTON - Blackwater chairman Erik Prince vigorously defended his private security company on Tuesday, rejecting charges that his staff acted like a bunch of cowboys immune to legal prosecution while protecting State Department personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan.

October 17, 2007 | By RICHARD LARDNER Associated Press Writer | Nation


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New drive-thru Parker's opens

Parker's new convenience store and gas station, at 1588 Brampton Ave., opened Wednesday. It is the chain's 36th store in Georgia and South Carolina and the first with a drive-thru window.

June 25, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Facing friends and foes

RECIFE, Brazil - When Jermaine Jones stands for the national anthems of his countries Thursday night, he will soak in the moment.

June 25, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Messi, Neymar lead all scorers

RIO DE JANEIRO - The race for the World Cup golden boot turned into a Barcelona battle Wednesday as Lionel Messi scored twice to lead Argentina to an entertaining 3-2 win over Nigeria and match Neymar's tournament-leading four goals in three games for Brazil.

June 25, 2014 | By MIKE CORDER Associated Press | Sports


Djokovic needs four sets to advance

LONDON - Novak Djokovic held his breath. Radek Stepanek knelt on the Wimbledon turf and folded his hands in mock prayer.

June 25, 2014 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


League removes cap on damages for concussions

The NFL agreed Wednesday to remove a $675 million cap on damages from thousands of concussion-related claims after a federal judge questioned whether there would be enough money to cover as many as 20,000 retired players.

June 25, 2014 | By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press | Sports


Giants' Lincecum tosses no-hitter

SAN FRANCISCO - Tim Lincecum pitched his second no-hitter against the San Diego Padres in less than a year, allowing only one runner Wednesday and leading the San Francisco Giants to a 4-0 win.

June 25, 2014 | By RICK EYMER Associated Press | Sports


Bulloch CRCT results mixed, but eighth grade soars

In their final encounter with the Criterion Referenced Competency Tests, Bulloch County students passed at a rate higher than or equal to the state's in half of the grade-level subject areas.

June 25, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Boomerang kids: why grads are still moving back home

The economy may be picking back up, but college graduates are still moving back to mom and dad's house.

June 25, 2014 | By EMILY HALES Deseret News National | Hot topics


Why some companies see their workforce as an investment instead of a cost

Being a barista isn't glamorous but it can pay more than similar jobs. Last week, Starbucks announced that it will offer a tuition-assistance program to all of its 135,000 U.S. employees that work at least 20 hours a week.

June 25, 2014 | By LANE ANDERSON Deseret News National | Hot topics


Wage theft: How employers steal millions from American workers every week

There are thieves stealing billions of dollars in America who are not robbers targeting convenience stores or banks. They are not thugs pointing guns and grabbing cash at gas stations. The billions stolen are part of "wage theft," and the culprits in the workplace are employers, not employees.

June 25, 2014 | By MICHAEL De GROOTE Deseret News National | Hot topics


Bad statistics that stop people from having kids

Why are fewer people getting married and having children today? Why do those who have children have fewer of them? Why are more and more choosing to have no children at all?

June 25, 2014 | By LINDA and RICHARD EYRE Deseret News National | Hot topics


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


Let's start talking about health and weight

Note: The following is one of a series of articles from the Canyon Ranch Institute dedicated to showing people how to live healthier and encouraging folks to take small steps to adjust their lifestyle.

June 08, 2014 | By PALMER STEVERSON and ANDREW PLEASANT, Ph.D. Canyon Ranch Institute | Columnists/Editorials


Why you must have life insurance

Life insurance isn't just for married couples with children. The need for life insurance is much broader.

June 06, 2014 | Special to the Herald | News 4U


Willingway Family Workshop can begin the healing process

"Today we leave with a clear understanding of what is and isn't our role in our loved one's recovery. There is peace in knowing we have begun the healing process."

June 05, 2014 | Special to the Herald | News 4U


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