Wednesday, June 19 2013 12:10 PM EDT2013-06-19 16:10:40 GMT
Ravi Mikel Givens was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He is being held in the Dougherty County jail. Givens, who played ball at Westover and StetsonMore >>
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Demetria Porter, charged with causing the death of Ja' Kavion Davis, appeared before a judge at the Dougherty County jail this morning to hear the charges against her. She is charged with cruelty to aMore >>
Demetria Porter, charged with causing the death of Ja' Kavion Davis, appeared before a judge at the Dougherty County jail this morning to hear the charges against her.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 9:45 AM EDT2013-06-19 13:45:09 GMT
COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) - About 100 soldiers are scheduled to return to Fort Benning in Georgia after a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan. The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports (http://bit.ly/17WfBX4) thatMore >>
About 100 soldiers are scheduled to return to Fort Benning in Georgia after a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan. The unit is made up of soldiers assigned at Fort Benning and medical personnel from throughout the Army.More >>
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By JIM KUHNHENN Associated Press BERLIN (AP) - Trying to tamp down concerns about government over-reach, President Barack Obama on Wednesday defended U.S. Internet and phone surveillance programs asMore >>
Trying to tamp down concerns about government over-reach, President Barack Obama on Wednesday defended U.S. Internet and phone surveillance programs as narrowly targeted efforts that have saved lives and thwarted at least 50 terror threats.More >>
July 29, 2003
Montevideo, Uruguay- Dr. Patrick Pike is looking over x-rays, preparing for surgery at Uruguay's largest hospital. It's a job he's always wanted. "My grandfather was a surgeon, and I have no doubt," said Pike.
But it's not a job that's always easy. "For today we have equipment, but we never know." They never know when aging medical equipment will stop working or when their limited number of machines will all be in use. "It's not always that way, but when it happens, it's very difficult," Pike said.
Sometimes the hospital runs so low on supplies or just gets so full, they simply can't treat any more patients, and occassionally they have to close the doors and turn people away. "Yesterday we had to close our doors because of equipment, of course," said Pike.
Uruguay has an abundance of well-trained doctors. The country's Surgeon General says the problem is the economy. Dr. Diego Estol said, "It's a country where a society that used to be in a good situation now has to go backwards. I would imagine the whole population is impoverished in a way."
Uruguay is in a severe recession. Many people are out of work and have no insurance, but they have a constitutional right to full health care paid for by the government. "Up to three years back covered only 40 percent of the population, now is covering 60 percent of the population," said Dr. Estol.
Add the fact that hospitals have less money and the cost of importing supplies skyrocketed as the value of the peso plummeted, and Uruguay is depending on relief shipments. "It can mean the difference in being treated and not being treated," said Estol.
The humanitarian shipment to Dr. Pike's hospital--remember it's the biggest in the country--includes two portable x-ray machines. And that's a big deal. Pike explained, "we have one x-ray machine . . . for the whole hospital."
The other supplies and equipment delivered here will make his job a little easier. "Everything we can get, it's vital." Vital to doctors working hard under hard circumstances to bring hope and good health to people in need.