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Government cites its own programs for 12 percent decline in chronic homelessness

WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of people who are chronically homeless dropped by nearly 12 percent from 2005 to 2006, according to government estimates being released Wednesday.

November 22, 2007 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press Writer | Nation


No bond for Nebraska teacher who drove to Mexico with teenage boy

EL CENTRO, Calif. - A judge denied bail Wednesday for a 25-year-old teacher accused of fleeing to Mexico with a 13-year-old student, and the woman agreed to be transferred from California to Nebraska to face the charges.

November 22, 2007 | By ELLIOT SPAGAT Associated Press Writer | Nation


Report: Abstinence-only programs fail to affect teenage sexual behavior

WASHINGTON - Programs that focus exclusively on abstinence have not been shown to affect teenager sexual behavior, although they are eligible for tens of millions of dollars in federal grants, according to a study released by a nonpartisan group that seeks to reduce teen pregnancies.

November 22, 2007 | By H. JOSEF HEBERT Associated Press Writer | Nation


Notorious Boston jail is transformed into a luxury hotel; the restaurant is called Clink

BOSTON - The elegant iron-railing balconies were once catwalks where guards stood watch over the inmates to make sure they didn't try to break out. If you look closely, you can still see the outline of the holes from the iron bars on the windows.

November 22, 2007 | By DENISE LAVOIE Associated Press Writer | Nation


Smaller stakes, bigger outcry as regulators consider new media rules

WASHINGTON - For the second time in four years, the government is rewriting media ownership rules, a process that probably will allow big companies to get even bigger.

November 22, 2007 | By JOHN DUNBAR Associated Press Writer | Nation


Consumer credit rises in September rises at slowest pace since April

WASHINGTON - Consumers borrowing increased in September at the smallest pace in five months as the growth in credit card debt and car loans slowed.

November 22, 2007 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Nation


Police Report - November 8

(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.)

November 22, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Man killed in single vehicle crash in Candler County

A St. Paul, Minnesota man was killed early Wednesday in a single vehicle crash in Candler County. A passenger from Twin City was seriously injured in the accident, according to reports.

November 22, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Local


Yvette Smith: Bulloch County Teacher of the Year

Southeast Bulloch High School teacher Yvette Smith was named Bulloch County's Teacher of the Year Tuesday.

November 22, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Ask Dr. Gott 11/08

DEAR DR. GOTT: My husband went to the doctor's office after experiencing a puddle of blood in his underwear. He did not get to see his regular physician but did get to see an APRN (nurse practitioner). He had a stomach X-ray and a rectal exam. The only thing she told him was that his body wasn't getting rid of all the waste. She prescribed a stool softener and a repeat visit in a couple of weeks. He never has a problem with using the restroom. When this happened, he had a normal bowel movement and then later ...

November 22, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Lethal-injection foe in Oklahoma commits suicide just when her cause was gaining momentum

NORMAN, Okla. - Defense attorney Lisa McCalmont was well-known nationally as an outspoken critic of lethal injection and amassed a trove of information about problems with the three-drug cocktail that is at the very center of a case the U.S. Supreme Court will hear early next year.

November 22, 2007 | By SEAN MURPHY Associated Press Writer | Nation


Virginia deputy is the nation’s tallest man at 7-foot-8; says he’s used to ’small man’s world’

NORFOLK, Va. - To all those people who blurt out ''Wow, you're tall!'' as they stare up at George Bell: He knows.

November 22, 2007 | By SONJA BARISIC Associated Press Writer | Nation


Ill. college students accused of kidnapping, battery with freshly baked cookies

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. - Two students at Southern Illinois University in this St. Louis suburb kidnapped, paddled and burned a young man with freshly baked cookies after a drug deal went bad, prosecutors said.

November 21, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Hundreds of full-time RVers are blocked from voting; some states demand real addresses

CLEVELAND, Tenn. (AP) - When your home is the open road, where do you register to vote?

November 21, 2007 | By BILL POOVEY Associated Press Writer | Nation


Chicago police investigating use of Taser on 82-year-old woman

CHICAGO - Chicago's Police Department is investigating an officer's use of a Taser last month on an 82-year-old woman who police say was swinging a hammer when they arrived.

November 21, 2007 | By DON BABWIN Associated Press Writer | Nation


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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


5 tips to help your teen become a better driver

When it comes to teen driving, parents play a key role in improving safety. That's the idea behind the "5 to Drive" initiative - a campaign from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that encourages parents to start conversations about safe driving by:

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


Five factors you must consider when buying auto insurance

There are a number of key factors most insurance companies use to calculate how much you'll pay for auto insurance. What's important to remember is that you can control many of these factors.

June 05, 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 05, 2014 | By PALMER STEVERSON and ANDREW PLEASANT, Ph.D. Canyon Ranch Institute | News 4U


Summer favorites with a healthy twist

(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 04, 2014 | By KIM FLOYD, M.Ed., R.D., L.D.; JOYCELYN CORNTHWAITE, M.S., R.D., L.D., CDE and KELLY SHANNON Special to the Herald | News 4U


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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