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Kraft, Cadbury discuss possible $19 billion deal: sources
January 18, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Kraft, Cadbury discuss possible $19 billion deal: sources

U.S.-based Kraft Foods Inc and Britain’s Cadbury Plc are holding talks about a potential friendly deal to create the world’s largest confectionery group for up to 11.7 billion pounds ($19 billion), sources familiar with the matter said on Monday.

Ford and Mazda say not planning to break up China JV
January 18, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Ford and Mazda say not planning to break up China JV

Ford Motor Co and Mazda Motor Corp said on Monday they had no plans to dissolve their car making joint venture in China, which overtook the United States as the world’s largest auto market in 2009.

Cigarette tax increase could help influence positive teen behaviors
January 18, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Cigarette tax increase could help influence positive teen behaviors

There’s good news and bad news in the results of a recent survey about a variety of negative teen behaviors, with adolescents acting more responsibly in some important areas.
A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey revealed that in three important categories, South Carolina teens are doing better.

Derek Hodgin: A case for the firehouse
January 18, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Derek Hodgin: A case for the firehouse

As the Mayor of Westminster, I have read the banter by Oconee County Councilman Wayne McCall regarding what he chooses to call the Westminster Fire Station. In most instances, I read the editorial page and don’t bother responding. However, I felt it necessary to set the record straight.

Become educated about kidney disease
January 18, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Become educated about kidney disease

Editor:
I have been living with chronic kidney disease (CKD), a condition now affecting more than 27 million Americans nationwide, for eight years. Because it was not diagnosed early, I must rely on dialysis three times every week for my surviva

We’ve got books!
January 18, 2010 – 11:00 pm
We’ve got books!

Students return to Southern Wesleyan University for the start of spring semester classes at the university’s campus in Central. From left, Franchesca Renfro, Tamara Lowery, Amanda Williams and Stephanie Williams head back to Stuart Bennett Residence Hall after buying books for their spring classes.

Students donate “warm’ clothing
January 18, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Students donate “warm’ clothing

Walhalla Middle School students and Beta Club members, Caroline Stroud and Mackenzie Long, held a coat drive and mitten/glove drive prior to Christmas break for their community service project.

Tell Willie, 1-19
January 18, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Tell Willie, 1-19

A big ol’ Willie shout out to Seneca Light & Water!

Morning glories
January 18, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Morning glories

Rise and dine

For seriously good carbs, reach for Alfredo
January 18, 2010 – 11:00 pm
For seriously good carbs, reach for Alfredo

Whenever possible, keep things simple… and loaded with saturated fat.

Replenish protein, carbs and fluid with a smoothie
January 18, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Replenish protein, carbs and fluid with a smoothie

Sports drinks can be so much more — and so much healthier — than those brightly colored, sugar drinks sold alongside the sodas.

Hints from Heloise, 1-19
January 18, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Hints from Heloise, 1-19

Patient preference

Tasty Eating, 1-19
January 18, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Tasty Eating, 1-19

The Slow Cooker

Phil Kornblut: USC rolls out red carpet for Lattimore
January 18, 2010 – 5:00 pm
Phil Kornblut: USC rolls out red carpet for Lattimore

USC’s biggest recruiting weekend of the season did not produce any new commitments, but the Gamecocks did firm up commitments with their 15 pledges in attendance and perhaps strengthened their position with their top target, Byrnes running back Marcus Lattimore.