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Bear gave off no reasons for concern before trainer’s death

BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. - The grizzly bear that wrestled Will Ferrell's character in the recent film ''Semi-Pro'' seemed to obediently follow cues - which made its killing of its trainer with a bite to the neck all the more stunning.

May 08, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Mom’s diet may play role in whether baby is boy or girl

CHICAGO - Snips and snails and puppydog tails ... and cereal and bananas?

May 08, 2008 | By LINDSEY TANNER Associated Press Writer | National


NYC buildings commissioner quits after mayor’s criticism

NEW YORK - The city's buildings commissioner resigned Tuesday, a day after the mayor said he was unhappy with the agency and the rising number of fatal construction accidents this year.

May 07, 2008 | By AMY WESTFELDT Associated Press Writer | National


DNA testing moves to west Texas polygamous ranch

ELDORADO, Texas - State authorities began a second day of court-ordered DNA testing Tuesday on members of a polygamist sect, an effort they hope will begin to untangle the group's complicated family relationships.

May 07, 2008 | By MICHELLE ROBERTS Associated Press Writer | National


Astrograph 4/23

You're likely to handle yourself quite admirably in the year ahead in situations where you play a leadership role. However, when it comes to arrangements that require you to be a follower, it could be a different story.

May 07, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 4/23

DEAR DR. GOTT: I have lower-back pain and would like your opinion about what I should do. I had an epidural injection in April 2006 but still have pain. I also saw a chiropractor but couldn't afford to keep going. I have enclosed the results of an MRI of my lower back I had done in September 2006. I am a 57-year-old female.

May 07, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Bush: Now is not the time to renegotiate or cancel NAFTA

NEW ORLEANS - President Bush, replying to criticism from Democratic presidential candidates, said Tuesday that ''now is not the time to renegotiate ... or walk away from'' the North American Free Trade Agreement. He also denied the U.S. was in a recession, calling it a slowdown instead.

May 07, 2008 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Auditors: FDA has long way to go on foreign inspections

WASHINGTON - House members chastised the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday for not stepping up inspections of foreign drug manufacturers in the wake of a litany of problems with the blood thinner heparin and other products.

May 07, 2008 | By KEVIN FREKING Associated Press Writer | Washington


Writers stump for Web freedom

WASHINGTON - Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin said Tuesday there's no need for new regulation of the Internet, saying his agency has all the authority it needs to prevent discrimination by Internet service providers.

May 07, 2008 | By JOHN DUNBAR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Aviation heads to act on climate change, but set no targets

GENEVA - Aviation chiefs pledged Tuesday to address the industry's impact on climate change but shied away from setting concrete targets to reduce global-warming gases.

May 07, 2008 | By FRANK JORDANS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Studio Statesboro Vodcast

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Tuesday April 22, 2008

May 07, 2008 | | Local


China: Ship carrying weapons to Zimbabwe may head home

HARARE, Zimbabwe - A shipment of weapons to Zimbabwe may be returned to China, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said Tuesday, after the troubled southern African nation's neighbors prevented the cargo from being unloaded.

May 07, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW | Associated Press


Gas prices rise further above $3.50, while oil nears $120

NEW YORK - Gas and oil prices moved further into record high territory Tuesday, with retail gas reaching a national average of $3.51 for the first time and crude nearing $120 as the dollar fell to a new low against the euro.

May 07, 2008 | By JOHN WILEN AP Business Writer | National


Supreme Court reviews ’millionaire’s amendment’

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court's conservative justices appeared divided Tuesday over a campaign finance law allowing candidates to receives larger contributions when their wealthy opponents spend heavily from their personal fortunes.

May 07, 2008 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Panel finds smog-mortality link

WASHINGTON - Short-term exposure to smog, or ozone, is clearly linked to premature deaths that should be taken into account when measuring the health benefits of reducing air pollution, a National Academy of Sciences report concluded Tuesday.

May 07, 2008 | By H. JOSEF HEBERT Associated Press Writer | Washington


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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

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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