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Administration wants changes in workplace rules

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration is proposing that workplace hazard standards be subject to more public and expert scrutiny before being adopted. Critics say the proposals could make it harder to limit worker exposure to carcinogens and other toxic materials.

September 12, 2008 | By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Private contractors hold lots of US intel jobs

WASHINGTON - More than a quarter of the U.S. intelligence agencies' employees are outside contractors, hired to fill in gaps in the military and civilian work force, according to a survey of the 16 intelligence agencies.

September 12, 2008 | By PAMELA HESS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Dear Abby 8/29

DEAR ABBY: I'm hosting what's called a Naked Ladies Party. It's where all the women come over with all the clothing, accessories, jewelry, etc. they no longer want. We strip down to our skivvies, try on each other's stuff, then vote on who should get to keep it. (Basically, we just swap items to get new ones.)

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


As Gustav nears, Gulf Coast puts faith in planning

NEW ORLEANS - With Gustav approaching hurricane strength and showing no signs of veering off a track to slam into the Gulf Coast, authorities across the region began laying the groundwork Thursday to get the sick, elderly and poor away from the shoreline.

September 12, 2008 | By BECKY BOHRER Associated Press Writer | National


Police Report - August 29

(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.)

September 12, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Detroit mayor’s lawyer says she’s losing witnesses

DETROIT - Three lawyers are refusing to testify next week at a removal hearing for Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, possibly harming his ability to defend himself.

September 12, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Man accused of Obama threat to appear in fed court

DENVER - A Colorado man suspected of making racist threats against Barack Obama is scheduled to appear in federal court Thursday on a charge of methamphetamine possession.

September 12, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Ask Dr. Gott 8/29

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am 78 years old. When I was 76, I developed a cough and mucus in my throat. I have never smoked, so my doctor told me it was from allergies. I have never had allergies before. He prescribed Allegra-D, to be taken twice a day on an empty stomach. I take it diligently, but most times I find the pills still whole in the toilet after having a bowel movement. My husband cleans the septic tank every year and asked me who was throwing away pills. I am too embarrassed to tell my doctor about it ...

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


Small GPS devices help prosecutors win convictions

Like millions of motorists, Eric Hanson used a GPS unit in his Chevrolet TrailBlazer to find his way around. He probably didn't expect that prosecutors would eventually use it too - to help convict him of killing four family members.

September 12, 2008 | By MITCH STACY Associated Press Writer | National


Tracking Alzheimer’s-linked protein in live brains

WASHINGTON - Scientists for the first time have peered into people's brains to directly measure the ebb and flow of a substance notorious for its role in Alzheimer's disease.

September 12, 2008 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD Associated Press Writer | Washington


Obama tells huge Dem crowd he’ll fix Washington

DENVER - Surrounded by an enormous, adoring crowd, Barack Obama promised a clean break from the ''broken politics in Washington and the failed policies of George W. Bush'' Thursday night as he embarked on the final lap of his audacious bid to become the nation's first black president.

September 12, 2008 | By DAVID ESPO and ROBERT FURLOW Associated Press Writers | Campaign 2008


Pentagon brass meet secretly with Pakistanis

WASHINGTON - With violence worsening in Afghanistan and Pakistan, top U.S. military officers conducted a secret strategy session with commanders from Islamabad on an aircraft carrier in the Indian Ocean.

September 12, 2008 | By PAULINE JELINEK Associated Press Writer | Washington


McCain makes decision on running mate

DENVER - Republican presidential candidate John McCain decided on a running mate early Thursday, and one top prospect, Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, abruptly canceled numerous public appearances.

September 12, 2008 | By LIZ SIDOTI Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Mill Creek exercise stations, Jake's Entertainment

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Thursday August 28, 2008

September 12, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Ga. town’s scarecrows h(a)unting for world record

HOSCHTON, Ga. - This small northeastern Georgia town's population boom is frightening. In a bid to break a world record for scarecrows and scare up some fun for the fall season, thousands of straw-stuffed newcomers are creeping across town.

September 12, 2008 | By JUANITA COUSINS Associated Press Writer | National


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