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Jump in measles outbreaks worries health officials

Posted: 08/21/2008 - Government health officials reported today that the number of measles cases in the U.S. is at its highest level since 1997, and nearly half of those involve children whose parents rejected vaccination.

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Episcopal head to visit Georgia

Posted: 08/21/2008 - The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, presiding bishop and primate of the Episcopal Church, will visit parishes in Augusta, Savannah and Statesboro from Sept. 12-14.

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FTC to ban prerecorded sales messages

Posted: 08/21/2008 - The government is banning phone calls of prerecorded sales messages unless consumers agree to receive the calls.

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Georgia Slashes Social Service Money

Posted: 08/21/2008 - A state panel is recommending cuts in funding for social service programs like mental health and child welfare

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Georgia board cuts social service spending

Posted: 08/20/2008 - Among the programs cut on Wednesday are waivers for mentally disabled adults which allow them to move from institutional settings into home care.

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Richmond County Schools Empowers Parents

Posted: 08/19/2008 - Parents plus teachers equals higher math and science scores in Richmond County. That's the lesson that organizers of the Parent Empowerment Forum are hoping to drive home.

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Armed 85-year-old woman makes intruder call cops

Updated: 08/19/2008 - A teenage burglary suspect is in custody after an elderly Pennsylvania woman boldly went for her gun, then forced him to call police while she kept him in her sights.

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Woman pleads guilty to stealing SC woman's ID

Updated: 08/19/2008 - A woman accused of stealing a missing South Carolina woman's identity to get into an Ivy League school has pleaded guilty to fraud and identity theft charges.

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Tropical Storm Fay Kills 14

Posted: 08/19/2008 - Key West didn't suffer major damage, and now the storm is heading for Florida's southwest coast.

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Gun-Toting Teachers In Texas?

Posted: 08/19/2008 - The Texas Governor speaks out about a school board's decision to allow teachers and staff to carry guns in the classroom.

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New Tool Helps 911 Calls

Posted: 08/19/2008 - Dispatchers in Charleston are using a system that brings up pictures of the location where a 911 call came from.

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