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Study: Brain monitors no better than old method for keeping surgical patients from waking

Patients say it feels like being trapped in a corpse: They wake up during surgery, unable to move or scream. Some remember hearing their surgeons talk, and a few recall feeling intense pain.

March 28, 2008 | By LINDA A. JOHNSON Associated Press Writer | National


Sheriff: Man named in S.C. disappearance apparently killed self by slashing thigh

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - A business executive questioned by investigators in a couple's disappearance apparently committed suicide by slashing his inner thigh with a knife, authorities said Thursday.

March 28, 2008 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press Writer | National


Tibetan exiles arrested for marching in protest begin hunger strike

DEHRA, India - More than 100 Tibetan exiles began a hunger strike Thursday after police in northern India dragged them away from a six-month march to their homeland to protest China's hosting of the Olympic Games.

March 28, 2008 | By ASHWINI BHATIA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Scientist: Hong Kong flu virus not deadlier than past viruses

HONG KONG - A top Hong Kong scientist said Thursday a flu outbreak that prompted authorities to keep more than 500,000 primary and kindergarten students home wasn't deadlier than past viruses.

March 28, 2008 | By DIKKY SINN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Lawyers for Canadian terror suspect say US military commander altered evidence

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba - A U.S. military commander altered a report on a firefight in Afghanistan to cast blame for the death of a Delta Force commando on a Canadian youth who was captured after the shooting stopped, a defense attorney said Thursday.

March 28, 2008 | By MICHAEL MELIA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Audit finds more FBI privacy abuses, withholds judgment on whether corrective steps will work

WASHINGTON - The Justice Department's inspector general reported Thursday that FBI abuses in obtaining personal information about Americans during terrorism investigations continued to rise in 2006. He reserved judgment on whether corrective actions under way will work.

March 28, 2008 | By MICHAEL J. SNIFFEN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Presidential candidates return for budget votes that offer preview of fall campaign

WASHINGTON - The Senate on Thursday gave a sweeping endorsement to some of President Bush's tax cuts but rejected renewing others as all three major presidential candidates interrupted their campaigns to cast key votes on the budget.

March 28, 2008 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Retail sales post worse-than-expected showing in February, raising more recession worries

WASHINGTON - Consumers, battered by plunging home prices and a credit crunch, stayed away from the malls in February, pushing retail sales down by a larger-than-expected amount. It was another worrisome sign that the country could be falling into a recession.

March 28, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


Mortgage rates increase for fourth time in past 5 weeks

WASHINGTON - Rates on 30-year mortgages increased this week for the fourth time in the past five weeks.

March 28, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


Prosecutor: Charges will be dropped against Ill. mom who briefly left child in car

CHICAGO - Charges will be dropped against a woman who briefly left her 2-year-old daughter alone in the car to take her two older daughters to pour coins into a Salvation Army kettle, prosecutors said Thursday.

March 28, 2008 | By DON BABWIN Associated Press Writer | National


Suspect in UNC slaying student charged with killing Duke student

DURHAM, N.C. - Authorities have charged a suspect in the slaying of the University of North Carolina student president with the January killing of a Duke University graduate student.

March 28, 2008 | By MIKE BAKER Associated Press Writer | National


Study: Dementia diagnosis doesn’t result in more anxiety, depression; may relieve patients

ST. LOUIS - Doctors often hesitate to tell patients they likely suffer from Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia, fearing the news will overwhelm them.

March 28, 2008 | By CHERYL WITTENAUER Associated Press Writer | National


Severed fingers of Americans captured in Iraq reportedly sent to US officials

Severed fingers of five Western contractors were sent to the U.S. military in Iraq, giving the men's relatives hope that they are still alive, a brother of one of the missing men said.

March 28, 2008 | By RASHA MADKOUR Associated Press Writer | National


Rice toughens anti-Chavez talk, urges nations to keep terrorists out

BRASILIA, BRAZIL - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Thursday urged nations such as Venezuela to meet their U.N. obligations and keep terrorists out of their territories.

March 28, 2008 | By ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Florida Democrats to offer plan for vote-by-mail presidential primary

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida's Democratic Party chair urged Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, Sen. Barack Obama, the national party and her own state's congressional delegation to consider a combined vote-by-mail/in-person plan as a redo of the Jan. 29 presidential primary.

March 28, 2008 | By BRENDAN FARRINGTON Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


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Bernard's Jewelers has what you need for Valentine's Day

Bernard's Jewelers owners Pamela Anderson, Polly Reed Schuman and Pamela Reed have just returned from market and packed every inch of their beautiful little jewelry store "that service built."

February 12, 2015 | | Locally Owned


B&R Accounting & Taxes can help in tax season and all year

Marc and Danielle Nauts are the owners of B&R Accounting & Taxes at 45 East Main Street. They share office space with their other company, B&R Treasures & Treats.

January 19, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Locally Owned


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

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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