December 2008

All posts published in December 2008

20 posts

College apologizes for past policies


COLUMBIA, S.C. — The president of Bob Jones University has apologized for past school policies that excluded black students and banned interracial dating.A statement posted Thursday on the school's Web site said those policies were based on societal beliefs... More »

Bush Stops in Greensboro


GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) -- President George W. Bush, trying to emphasize the softer side of his policy record before leaving office, on Tuesday thanked volunteers who have served as mentors to children of prisoners."These youngsters have ambitions and goals,"... More »

Aggies win over break


The Aggie women's basketball team took home their second consecutive Thanksgiving tournament championship this Saturday in the Lady Pirate Invitational at East Carolina University.In a dominating fashion, the Lady Aggies (3-2) swept away Buffalo and host EC... More »



In a decade that has seemingly been marred by an overwhelming amount of catastrophic events, 2008 welcomed one of the brightest news stories in modern history with the election of Barack Obama as the first African-American president of the United States of ... More »

Terrorism attack by 2013


WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States can expect a terrorist attack using nuclear or more likely biological weapons before 2013, reports a bipartisan commission in a study being briefed Tuesday to Vice President-elect Joe Biden.It suggests the Obama administr... More »

AIDS education is still needed


World AIDS Day always falls on the 1st of December. It is a day when people all around the world join together and bring attention to the global AIDS epidemic. This year marked the 20th anniversary of World AIDS Day. AIDS stands for Acquired Immune Deficien... More »

Ford CEO will work for $1 government loans


DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co. will tell Congress that it plans to return to a pretax profit or break even in 2011 when its CEO appears before two legislative committees this week.Also, CEO Alan Mulally said he'll work for $1 per year if the automaker has to... More »

Getting over your exam anxiety


Do you cringe at the thought of sitting down, missing the best episode of the Hills to read Chemistry? Do you have the attention span of a goldfish when it comes to test taking? Well today all of these problems will be taken care of with tips on handling Fi... More »