Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Thursday April 24, 2008
WASHINGTON - Lost in the hoopla of ads promising that laser vision surgery lets you toss your glasses is a stark reality: Not everyone's a good candidate and an unlucky few do suffer life-changing side effects - lost vision, dry eye, night-vision problems.
WASHINGTON - Defying President Bush's threatened veto, the House on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a bill making the Coast Guard enforce security zones around eight liquefied natural gas terminals and any arriving tankers -all potential terrorism targets.
NEW YORK - It's nothing to LOL about: Despite best efforts to keep school writing assignments formal, two-thirds of teens admit in a survey that emoticons and other informal styles have crept in.
INDIANAPOLIS - Police were still searching Thursday for a gunman who shot a pregnant bank teller during a robbery, but they arrested four men in connection with the crime.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - An independent panel has chastised West Virginia University for retroactively awarding the governor's daughter a master's degree she did not earn.
KABUL, Afghanistan - Insurgent violence in Afghanistan could reach record levels this year as militants increasingly target police and development projects, a top U.S. general said Thursday.
BALTIMORE - An off-duty officer was shot and killed by another officer early Thursday after he drew a handgun when police tried to quell a brawl at a strip club, police said.
Tour de Georgia comes through Statesboro to start Stage 2.
FRESNO, Calif. - The Census Bureau has scaled back its dress rehearsal for the once-a-decade national head count, raising fears that thousands of soldiers, immigrants and other hard-to-reach people will go uncounted when the population survey is conducted in 2010.
MINNEAPOLIS - A federal lawsuit from last year's immigration raid in Willmar was whittled down Wednesday when a judge dismissed counts against the U.S. government and other authorities.
DEARBORN, Mich. - Ford Motor Co. surprised Wall Street on Thursday with a $100 million profit in the first quarter as strong results from Europe and South America helped offset the impact of a slumping U.S. economy that cut car and truck sales in its main market. Its shares rose almost 6 percent in morning trading.
WASHINGTON - Rates on 30-year mortgages topped 6 percent for the first time in six weeks as financial markets grew more worried about rising inflation pressures.
WASHINGTON - People learning through genetic testing that they might be susceptible to devastating diseases wouldn't also have to worry about losing their jobs or their health insurance under anti-discrimination legislation the Senate passed Thursday.
SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres have pulled off another blockbuster trade, acquiring closer Craig Kimbrel and outfielder Melvin Upton from the Atlanta Braves for outfielders Carlos Quentin and Cameron Maybin, plus two minor leaguers and a draft pick.
Cirilo "Jun" Aseron, Jr., M.D.
INDIANAPOLIS - The latest Duke team to reach the national championship game got there behind a couple of freshmen and some of the trademark defense coach Mike Krzyzewski's teams have long been known for.
YoKISSIMMEE, Fla. - The Atlanta Braves acquired pitcher Trevor Cahill from Arizona on Thursday night, hoping to boost a staff that's been hurt by injuries.
ATLANTA - The divide within the Georgia Republican Party on a religious free measure came into clear focus at a March rally opposing the bill.
EDITOR'S NOTE: When Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered to Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant in a farmhouse parlor in Appomattox Court House, Virginia, on April 9, 1865, standing with other war correspondents in the front yard was William Downs MacGregor of The Associated Press.
On Time Fashion, located at 19 North Main Street across from the Bulloch County Courthouse, is known for quality mens and boys wear for every style and budget.
Even though 180 Fitness offers nearly 50 group fitness classes per week, you may not realize that they also offer a program that specifically targets senior adults! It's called the Healthways SilverSneakers Fitness Program. Through SilverSneakers, several individual health plans and group retirement plans may provide a free gym membership to their insured.
Forest Heights Pharmacy is a service driven pharmacy. Everything they offer, be it free in town delivery, convenient drive thru window service, prescriptions that are ready in minutes not hours, Medicare part D help, Medication Therapy Management (MTM) or compounding services - the goal is to benefit their customers.
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."
Sherry Lynn's Farm Girl Miscellany and Sherry Lynn's Salon is located at 8 East Vine Street behind the Sea Island Bank's downtown drive thru.
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.
Renee Kalloniatis became the owner of Grace Gardens in June 2014.
Forest Heights Pharmacy, located at 4439 Country Club Road, was founded by the late Joel Sikes in 2006. He was a long time Brooklet resident. Joel sold the business to Ben Ross in 2008 after he became ill. Ben is a second generation pharmacist/pharmacy owner who grew up working in his dad's pharmacy, Ross Drug, in Sylvania. Ben, his wife, Lauren and their two girls, Lanie and Lucy Kate, are active Bulloch County residents.
Man of the Decade