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Attractive holly foliage and colorful berries lend themselves well to spicing-up wreaths, garlands, and other Christmas season arrangements. This isn't anything new for this wonderful plant has been associated with yuletide decorations for hundreds of years.

January 13, 2008 | By HENRY CLAY | Lifestyles Columnists


Kenya opposition leader looks likely to unseat incumbent president, media tallies show

NAIROBI, Kenya - The opposition leader who has cast himself as an agent of change and champion of the poor looked likely to unseat incumbent President Mwai Kibaki in Kenyan elections, according to unofficial media tallies of the vote on Friday.

January 12, 2008 | By ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY Associated Press Writer | World


Astrograph 12/28

Both lighthearted interests and serious ones will be making some happy changes in your life in the year ahead, but perhaps the most significant alterations will be made in your social life. Several new acquaintances will become lifelong friends.

January 12, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Today in History - December 28

Today is Friday, Dec. 28, the 362nd day of 2007. There are three days left in the year.

January 12, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Newly elected leader of African National Congress ordered to face corruption trial

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Jacob Zuma, who won a bitterly contested election for leadership of the ruling African National Congress, was ordered to stand trial on corruption and other charges related to a French weapons contract, his lawyer said Friday.

January 12, 2008 | By CELEAN JACOBSON Associated Press Writer | World


Ask Dr. Gott 12/28

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a 42-year-old female. The only medication I take is Lexapro, which I have been on for two years. Within the last eight months, I have gained 35 pounds. Rather than taking the elevator at work, I am constantly running up and down flights of stairs. In addition to my day job, I have taken on a part-time position at night cleaning. This entails mopping floors, and reaching high and low to clean. I throw a football around with my boys and do a lot of walking, yet I cannot seem to take off any of ...

January 12, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 12/28

DEAR ABBY: We have a large collection of 18th- and 19th-century antiques, mostly inherited. It consists of furniture, silver, china, Oriental rugs and artwork. Our son professes an interest when asked, but recently threw out a very good (but not antique) rug we had given him. He replaced it with a rug from IKEA.

January 12, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Thousands throng Bhutto’s burial as Pakistan government blames Taliban, al-Qaida for death

GARHI KHUDA BAKHSH, Pakistan - Hundreds of thousands of mourners thronged the mausoleum of Pakistan's most famous political dynasty in an outpouring of emotion for Benazir Bhutto. The government said al-Qaida and the Taliban were responsible for her death, claiming it intercepted an al-Qaida leader's message of congratulation for the assassination.

January 12, 2008 | By ASHRAF KHAN Associated Press Writer | World


Classmates recall Bhutto’s intensity at Harvard; she cherished memories of college days

BOSTON - Even at age 16, Benazir Bhutto was unafraid to express herself, a lesson one college classmate learned when she invited Bhutto home for Thanksgiving during their freshman year.

January 12, 2008 | By JAY LINDSAY Associated Press Writer | National


Mothers of war wounded upend lives, sacrifice when feared call comes

SAN ANTONIO - Rose Lage swears it is true: Suddenly, in the midst of a fitful night of sleep last June, she knew that her son had been injured in Iraq.

January 12, 2008 | By MICHELLE ROBERTS Associated Press Writer | National


Feds shut down Texas bus company involved in deadly Ark. crash, calling it a safety hazard

DALLAS - A charter bus company involved in a deadly crash in Arkansas last month must immediately shut down because it is an ''imminent hazard to public safety,'' federal officials said Thursday.

January 12, 2008 | By JEFF CARLTON Associated Press Writer | National


Mass. health officials warn of milk from small dairy, say it was likely cause of 2 deaths

BOSTON - State health officials warned consumers not to drink milk produced by a Massachusetts dairy, saying it was the likely source of a bacterial illness that killed two men and sickened two others.

January 12, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Shredding the past: People invited to destroy papers from 2007 in industrial-size machine

NEW YORK - Think of your most troubling souvenirs of 2007: a photo of an ex-boyfriend, a bad medical report, stacks of unpaid bills.

January 12, 2008 | By VERENA DOBNIK Associated Press Writer | National


Bridge 12/28

Author and government official John W. Gardner said, "We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as unsolvable problems." And Lee Iacocca said, "We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems." I wonder who spoke first.

January 12, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Town in liberal Vermont considers measure to have Bush, Cheney arrested for war crimes

MONTPELIER, Vt. - President Bush may soon have a new reason to avoid left-leaning Vermont: In one town, activists want him subject to arrest for war crimes.

January 12, 2008 | By DAVE GRAM Associated Press Writer | National


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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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