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Archive for January, 2012

Perry drops out of presidential race, endorses Gingrich

Thursday, January 19th, 2012


NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (AP) — Republican Rick Perry says he’s dropping out of the GOP presidential race and endorsing Newt Gingrich.

The Texas governor announced his decision this morning at a news conference in South Carolina, two days before the state’s primary.

Perry said he concluded there was no “viable path forward” for him in the race. He praised Gingrich as a “conservative visionary.”

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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CDC: Many teens moms didn’t think it could happen

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

AP Medical Writer

ATLANTA (AP) — A new government study suggests a lot of teenage girls are clueless about their chances of getting pregnant.

In a survey of thousands of teenage mothers who had unintended pregnancies, about a third said they didn’t use birth control because they didn’t believe they could get pregnant.

Other studies have asked teens about their contraception use and beliefs about pregnancy. But the new report is the first to focus on teens who didn’t intend to get pregnant but did.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the study on Thursday.

Online: CDC report: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Area health notes – Wilmington Health adds OB/GYN

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

News from the health front.

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Jobless claims fewest since April 2008

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

The number of people seeking unemployment benefits plummeted last week.

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Raleigh diocese takes up Wilmington-born priest’s sainthood cause

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Raleigh will work to get the first North Carolina native ordained to the priesthood officially declared a saint.

The diocese said this week it will formally begin the process on March 9 on behalf of the Rev. Thomas Price.

Price was born in Wilmington in 1860 and worked as a missionary priest in North Carolina before founding the Congregation of Maryknoll with the Rev. James Walsh.

Price died in 1919 while accompanying the first group of Maryknoll missionaries, who were sent to China.

The first step for the diocese is the appointment of a tribunal to investigate Price’s life and reputation for holiness.

The sainthood process can take years, and requires advancement through a number of preliminary steps.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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