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  • Vodou: Myths and Facts

    Zombies, black magic, dolls impaled with stickpins, witch doctors muttering spells and curses: Vodou, or "voodoo" as many people spell it, is the eye of a storm of fears and stereotypes. Many of them are untruths or half-truths, according to experts....
  • Lord's Place program in West Palm helps homeless find hope

    When employees at The Lord's Place created a pilot program in October to help the homeless, they were hoping to help 100 people per month. Today, they serve about 100 people per day. "We had no idea what to expect," said Diana Stanley, the agency's...
  • Walking the Dunbar beat

    In Dunbar Village, it all comes down to trust. Without it, residents say, they won't talk to police, crimes go unsolved and victims don't get closure.Officer Randy Nash walks the beat, as he has for about a year. He asks residents and business owners...
  • George Sheldon is the right choice

    The gubernatorial appointment of a state agency chief typically turns few heads outside of Tallahassee, or inside the capital, for that matter. Gov. Charlie Crist, however, managed to make a noteworthy choice recently in replacing an inspiring...
  • Aligning a medical treatment plan with God's plan

    Aligning a medical treatment plan with God's plan
    After she was diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer that had spread to her left lung, Gloria Bailey's doctors recommended she have a mastectomy followed by hormone therapy to fight the tumors that remained. She followed their advice, but had a nagging...
  • Senior water officials flying at taxpayers' expense

    Senior water officials flying at taxpayers' expense
    Aircraft used to manage water supplies from Orlando to the Keys also give rides to high-ranking public officials, flying at taxpayer expense. Trips by the South Florida Water Management District's governing board include flights with only one passenger,...
  • Surprising marriage ends in bizarre Ohio killing

    James M. Mason knew his wife since she was born a boy. The janitor and former military man was a boarder in the child's home and was treated like family. Many were surprised when he married Chris nearly three years ago, not just because he knew she...
  • Newly poor: Where to turn

    • Referral phone line for economic and social services: Dial 211 • Healthy cities: Online guide to L.A. County services: www.healthycity.org • Food banks: California Association of Food Banks • Food stamps: California Food Stamp programs • ...
  • Nevada debates whether to tax its working girls

    Nevada debates whether to tax its working girls
    With its gleaming Vegas Strip and stucco sprawl, Nevada has portrayed itself as a model of the civilized West. But every so often, such as Tuesday, holdovers from its boisterous beginnings show up at the Capitol -- and they are named Chicken Ranch,...
  • Lives, careers start here in Newport News

    Community colleges, technical schools, graduate schools and more. No matter what type of education you're looking for, it's available here in Hampton Roads. Christopher Newport University. Newport News. Public. Offers 80 academic majors and programs...