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Gut feeling: North Dakota farmer forecasts the winter by examining pig spleens

STEELE, N.D. - Paul Smokov doesn't need radar or other high-tech equipment to forecast a major snowstorm on the prairie. He consults pig spleens.

January 08, 2008 | By JAMES MacPHERSON Associated Press Writer | National


Bridge 12/24

Johnny Carson said, "Mail your packages early so the post office can lose them in time for Christmas."

January 08, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Both Dems and Republicans set records as they raise money for 11 governors' races in 2008

The major parties are raising record amounts of cash as they prepare for gubernatorial campaign showdowns in 11 states next year.

January 08, 2008 | By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press Writer | National


Astrograph 12/24

In the year ahead, your social scope of interests could be expanded considerably. New activities, sports, hobbies and people are likely to occupy your leisure hours, but they will also influence your choices in life. Make good ones.

January 08, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 12/24

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a 69-year-old female, 5 feet 7 inches tall and 160 pounds. I exercise regularly, take vitamins, am on Femara as a follow-up for breast cancer, and clonidine and Arthrotec. At my last check up, about a month ago, my blood pressure was 117/73, cholesterol was 202 and thyroid was OK.

January 08, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 12/24

DEAR ABBY: My husband had a stroke the morning of New Year's Eve last year. He died on New Year's Day. This year has been hard for me. With the help of my strong faith and my family, I have been coping.

January 08, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Just in time for Christmas, weather eases in upper Midwest as death toll climbs to 22

MILWAUKEE - Sunny conditions on Monday helped road crews deal with the remnants of a blustery snowstorm that blacked out thousands of homes and businesses and was blamed for at least 22 traffic deaths in the upper Midwest.

January 08, 2008 | By CARRIE ANTLFINGER Associated Press Writer | National


Airlines, service providers say they've learned from Boeing's in-flight Net failure

NEW YORK -Airlines and service providers seeking to deliver high-speed Internet services to passengers say they've learned from Boeing Co.'s 2006 decision to pull the plug on its ambitions to outfit its planes with a similar service.

January 08, 2008 | By ANICK JESDANUN AP Internet Writer | National


Nearly 5 months after Utah mine collapse, the fate of the mine and the men is unclear

HUNTINGTON, Utah - A lone watchman guards Utah's Crandall Canyon mine, protecting what is more a tomb than a coal operation.

January 08, 2008 | By PAUL FOY Associated Press Writer | National


12-story building collapses in Egypt's Alexandria, at least 3 killed

CAIRO, Egypt - A 12-story building collapsed Monday in Egypt's Mediterranean port city of Alexandria, killing at least three people, according to rescuers and the state-run news agency MENA.

January 08, 2008 | By MAAMOUN YOUSSEF Associated Press Writer | World


Analysis: White House, Congress, Fed are scrambling to deal with mortgage crisis

WASHINGTON - After a slow and stumbling start, official Washington is scrambling to try to prevent the unfolding mortgage crisis from pushing the country into recession during an election year. There is a strong feeling, though, that the government will need to do more to avert a financial disaster.

January 08, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | National


Pianist, jazz great Oscar Peterson dies at 82

TORONTO (AP) _ Oscar Peterson, whose speedy fingers, propulsive swing and melodic inventiveness made him one of the world's best known and influential jazz pianists, has died. He was 82.

January 08, 2008 | By ROB GILLIES Associated Press Writer | World


Israeli military prosecutors uphold use of cluster bombs during last year's war in Lebanon

JERUSALEM - The Israeli army on Monday said it will not press charges against officers who ordered the use of cluster bombs during last year's war in Lebanon, brushing off international criticism that the weapons unnecessarily put Lebanese civilians at risk.

January 08, 2008 | By JOSEF FEDERMAN Associated Press Writer | World


Iraqi officials say that Iran wants to hold ambassadorial-level talks with U.S. over Iraq

BAGHDAD -Iran wants to renew high-level talks with U.S. officials on security in Iraq, insisting that discussions take place between ambassadors and not lower-level functionaries, Iraqi officials said Monday.

January 08, 2008 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA and BRADLEY BROOKS Associated Press Writers | World


FCC chief defends changes in media ownership rules while others warn of wave of mergers

WASHINGTON -The Republican chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is disputing Democratic assertions that a new rule loosening restrictions on media ownership is full of loopholes and will lead to a wave of mergers and fewer choices for consumers.

January 08, 2008 | By JOHN DUNBAR Associated Press Writer | National


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Living with Children with John Rosemond: Five-year-old wants to touch his cousin

Q: Our 5-year-old grandson sees his 5-year-old female first cousin from time to time. After they play for a while, he tells her he wants to "touch" her. This has happened twice in recent months. Her parents are very upset, but our grandson's parents read lots of parenting books and seem to think it's no big deal. Your thoughts on this matter?

August 24, 2014 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Akins-Smith

We are pleased to announce the engagement of Christina Lynne Akins, daughter of Ms. Kim Coursey of Atlanta and the late Mr. Richard "Larry" Akins of Pembroke, to Jason Randall Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Randall and Cindy Smith of Twin City, Georgia.

August 24, 2014 | | Weddings


Cost of childrearing at a quarter of a million dollars

If parents over time amassed a quarter-million dollars, they could afford outright the cost of raising a child born in 2013 - with enough left over to throw in a fairly decent used car in which said child could drive into adulthood.

August 24, 2014 | Deseret News | Life


Consumer Q's: Safety tips for kids' bagged lunches

Question: What kind of walnut is sold in the grocery store? It does not taste the same as the black walnuts I grew up with.

August 24, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Life


Boiled, roasted and fried

How hot was it at the Brooklet Peanut Festival last weekend?

August 24, 2014 | From staff reports | Life


Farmers' Almanac predicts another nasty winter

LEWISTON, Maine - The folks at the Farmers' Almanac can be forgiven for feeling smug: The 198-year-old publication correctly predicted the past nasty winter while federal forecasters blew it.

August 24, 2014 | By DAVID SHARP Associated Press | World


American held in Syria freed after nearly 2 years

WASHINGTON - As the U.S. mourned an American journalist beheaded by Islamic militants, the nation found something of a reprieve with the release of another freelance reporter who had been held hostage for nearly two years by an al-Qaida-linked group in Syria.

August 24, 2014 | By JIM KUHNHENN and RYAN LUCAS Associated Press | World


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk - My moment with the queen of Southern cuisine

As many of you may know, Paula Deen recently held two live shows in Savannah as part of her "Paula Deen LIVE!" tour. I had made plans to attend long before her team reached out to me in late July, and I wouldn't in my wildest dreams have imagined the events that followed.

August 24, 2014 | Rebekah Faulk | Columnists/Editorials


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy - Our victories come from God

Somewhere in the neighborhood of 20 years or so ago (not long after Carole and I moved from Arkansas to Statesboro), I learned of an opportunity to tour a WWII vintage U.S. Army Air Force B-17 bomber on display at the Statesboro airport. The study of history has been a favorite pursuit of mine since college, so I jumped at the chance to actually see this famous aircraft, "up close and personal!"

August 24, 2014 | Larry Sheehy | Columnists/Editorials


Quake in California's wine country injures dozens

NAPA, Calif. - A powerful earthquake that struck the heart of California's wine country caught many people sound asleep, sending dressers, mirrors and pictures crashing down around them and toppling wine bottles in vineyards around the region. Scores were injured as the temblor knocked out power to thousands, caused gas and water lines to rupture, sparked fires and buckled roads.

August 24, 2014 | By ELLEN KNICKMEYER and SUDHIN THANAWALA Associated Press | World


Tropical Storm Cristobal to move away from Bahamas

MIAMI - Tropical Storm Cristobal is moving erratically north-northeastward away from the Bahamas but is forecast to stay away from the U.S. East Coast.

August 24, 2014 | The Associated Press | World


Logano earns first win at Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. - Joey Logano surged past Matt Kenseth with 44 laps to go and won for the first time in his career at Bristol Motor Speedway, foiling Kenseth's gambling attempt to secure a spot in NASCAR's playoffs.

August 23, 2014 | HANK KURZ Jr. AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Rattlers win 3rd straight ArenaBowl title

CLEVELAND - Nick Davila threw for 237 yards and eight touchdowns and the Arizona Rattlers won their third consecutive ArenaBowl title with a 72-32 victory over the Cleveland Gladiators on Saturday night.

August 23, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Eastern Washington outlasts Sam Houston St. 56-35

CHENEY, Wash. - Vernon Adams threw for 302 yards and four touchdowns to lead Eastern Washington to a 56-35 victory over Sam Houston State on Saturday in the first college football game of the season.

August 23, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Sankey's late TD lifts Titans past Falcons 24-17

ATLANTA - A healthy Julio Jones made a big difference for Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons' offense.

August 23, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


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