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H1N1 vaccine for asthmatics studied

CLEVELAND -– The federal government has begun a study of how much swine flu vaccine to give to people with asthma. Asthma sufferers are considered a group at higher risk of complications from H1N1, but medication taken by many asthmatics may interfere with the vaccine. Dr. Serpil Erzurum, the...

01/08/10 - 1:21pm

Tainted baby food is recalled

WASHINGTON -– Plum Organics of Emeryville, Calif., is recalling some of its apple and carrot portable pouch baby food because of concerns over possible botulism contamination. The product was sold individually throughout the country at Toys-R-Us and Babies-R-Us stores. The recalled product is...

10/20/09 - 8:15am

Small school buses recalled

WASHINGTON -– A school bus manufacturer has agreed to recall nearly 6,000 small school buses after the government alleged that the company tried to shift responsibility for the recalls by changing its name. Rae Tyson, a spokesman for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, said Tra...

10/20/09 - 8:03am

SC teachers attend seminars

South Carolina's top teachers are meeting over the next month in leadership seminars, including one today in Aiken. The state Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention and Advancement is sponsoring regional forums for school districts' teachers of the year. The first of the five, daylong ...

10/20/09 - 7:32am

Another Augusta, another story

If you were living in Augusta, Maine, instead of Augusta, Ga., here are the news headlines you would be reading over your coffee today: — The first doses of vaccine against the H1N1 flu are starting to arrive in Maine. Augusta Fire Chief Roger Audette says some of the city's emergency medi...

01/08/10 - 1:21pm

Ga. county to aid home-buying officers

Who says all the news has to be bad? In DeKalb County, Ga., the CEO has announced a program to help the county's emergency responders buy foreclosed homes. Burrell Ellis announced a program Monday that will use federal stimulus funds to help those designated as first responders buy homes in the...

10/20/09 - 7:05am

Teach day care, get stimulus money

ATLANTA — The state Department of Early Care and Learning is using federal stimulus money to urge day care and preschool workers to get more training in early childhood education. The state will pay for 3,400 workers to earn their child development association credential or higher between now ...

10/20/09 - 6:53am

Beetles spread redbay tree disease

COLUMBIA — South Carolina forestry officials say a disease that kills redbay trees has now spread northward and near North Carolina. Beetles that cause the disease called laurel wilt were introduced to the Southeast from Asia this decade and have since spread from Georgia south into Florida an...

10/20/09 - 6:47am

Ga. driver charged after sinking in hole

DULUTH, Ga. (AP) — Police say a 32-year-old man whose car plunged into a sinkhole after a Gwinnett County road was washed out by heavy rains last month has been arrested. Officers in Duluth say Ira Strong drove his 1995 Chevrolet Caprice along a road that authorities had closed off with barrel...

10/20/09 - 6:37am

Advocates cry over spilled milk

ROYSTON, Ga. - About two dozen local food advocates gathered at a Royston farm Monday afternoon to rally around 110 gallons of spilled milk. State Department of Agriculture officials watched as Athens Locally Grown coordinator Eric Wagoner and his volunteers poured out gallon after gallon of unpast...

10/20/09 - 6:35am
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