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Police told searchers looking for missing woman to watch for blue plastic barrel

BOLINGBROOK, Ill. - Searchers looking for a former police officer's missing wife were told by police to watch for a blue plastic barrel that could fit the woman's body inside, one of the searchers said.

December 13, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Researchers discover ‘‘teenager galaxies’’ after 92-hour vigil

LONDON (AP) - Young galaxies, so faint that scientists struggled to prove they were there at all, have been discovered by aiming two of the world's most powerful telescopes at a single patch of sky for nearly 100 hours.

December 13, 2007 | By RAPHAEL G. SATTER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Ted Turner’s land grab generates suspicion in Nebraska; is he trying to drive ranchers out?

MULLEN, Neb. - Ted Turner's men didn't flinch. As the price climbed past $8 million, $9 million, $9.5 million, they continued bidding at a rapid-fire pace.

December 13, 2007 | By NATE JENKINS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bush promises Olmert and Abbas of U.S. involvement in search for peace agreement

WASHINGTON - President Bush, capping an intense flurry of diplomacy, said Wednesday the agreement by Israeli and Palestinian leaders to resume long-stalled peace talks was ''a hopeful beginning.''

December 13, 2007 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press Writer | Nation


Pakistan’s Musharraf finally relinquishes top army job to become solely civilian president

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan - A tearful Pervez Musharraf ended a four-decade military career Wednesday, giving up his army commander's ceremonial baton on the eve of taking an oath as the purely civilian president of Pakistan.

December 13, 2007 | By MUNIR AHMAD Associated Press Writer | Nation


Ask Dr. Gott 11/29

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am 45 years old and had a hysterectomy three weeks ago. No cancer was found in my ovaries, but they were removed because I am anemic and have low blood formation. The uterine test came back positive for cancer, and the organ was removed. I was told no follow-up was necessary. Do you feel I need a second opinion?

December 13, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


U.S. is virtually unscathed by hurricanes in 2007; emergency planners worry about apathy

MIAMI (AP) - Despite alarming predictions, the U.S. came through a second straight hurricane season virtually unscathed, raising fears among emergency planners that they will be fighting public apathy and overconfidence when they warn people to prepare for next year.

December 12, 2007 | By JESSICA GRESKO Associated Press Writer | Nation


Is Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez hurt by his incessant hurling of insults?

BOGOTA, Colombia - Has Hugo Chavez become his own worst enemy?

December 12, 2007 | By FRANK BAJAK Associated Press Writer | Nation


Somali immigrant gets 10 years for plotting with al-Qaida terrorist to bomb Ohio shopping mall

COLUMBUS, Ohio - A Somali immigrant was sentenced to 10 years in prison Tuesday for plotting to blow up an Ohio shopping mall with a man later convicted of being an al-Qaida terrorist.

December 12, 2007 | By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Astrograph 11/28

In the year ahead, you might establish a good relationship with several individuals whose philosophy and politics differ considerably from yours. Yet each will learn from the other, and strong friendships will develop.

December 12, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Farmers & Merchants Bank Prep Athletes of the Week

For Antrjuan Albright - it's all good.

December 12, 2007 | | Sports


Rhode Island Hospital fined for 3rd wrong-side brain surgery this year

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Rhode Island Hospital has been fined $50,000 and reprimanded by the state Department of Health after its third instance this year of a doctor performing brain surgery in the wrong side of a patient's head.

December 12, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Ask Dr. Gott 11/28

DEAR DR. GOTT: My friends and I are very confused about this matter. What is the difference between dementia and Alzheimer's disease? How does a doctor determine the results, and what tests are used for this diagnosis?

December 12, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Bridge 11/28

Radio personality Al Boliska said, "Do you realize if it weren't for Edison we'd be watching TV by candlelight?"

December 12, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Syria defends decision to attend Annapolis conference; Iran said to be caught by surprise

DAMASCUS, Syria - The U.S.-brokered Mideast peace conference Tuesday raised tensions between allies Syria and Iran. Damascus defended its participation, while Iran said it was surprised by Syria's decision and warned that Arab countries risk falling for an Israeli plot.

December 12, 2007 | By ALBERT AJI and NADIA ABOU EL-MAGD Associated Press Writer | Nation


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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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