Thursday, May 23 2013 6:50 PM EDT2013-05-23 22:50:06 GMT
The story of Zach Sobiech, an 18-year-old who succumbed to osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer, on Monday, is touching hearts and changing the way people look at their time on Earth. Sobiech wasMore >>
The story of Zach Sobiech, a cancer patient who made it his mission to spread the joy of living to anyone he came in contact with, is continuing to inspire others after his death. More >>
Amid lingering concerns about his national security policies, President Barack Obama is outlining measures to clarify the deadly use of drones against terror suspects.More >>
President Barack Obama sought Thursday to advance the U.S. beyond the unrelenting war effort of the past dozen years, defining a narrowing terror threat that still imperils the nation but now is defined by smaller networks...More >>
The Boy Scouts of America's national leadership will vote Thursday whether to allow openly gay Scouts in its ranks, a critical and emotionally charged moment for one of the nation's oldest youth organizations...More >>
In one of their most dramatic choices in a century, local leaders of the Boy Scouts of America voted Thursday to ease a divisive ban and allow openly gay boys to be accepted into the nation's leading youth organization.More >>
Three days of congressional hearings about the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative political groups have lawmakers looking for ways to widen an investigation that has so far been largely...More >>
A day after she refused to answer questions at a congressional hearing, Lois Lerner was replaced Thursday as director of the Internal Revenue Service division that oversaw agents who targeted tea party groups.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 6:36 PM EDT2013-05-23 22:36:06 GMT
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria can be difficult to detect, and survival depends on a quick diagnosis and treatment. However, an Auburn University research team has created a test using a biosensor thatMore >>
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria can be difficult to detect, and survival depends on a quick diagnosis and treatment.
However, an Auburn University research team has created a test using a biosensor that will help doctors go from hours to minutes in identifying super bacteria like MRSA, a type of staph bacteria that can cause deadly skin infections.More >>
Help and Hope
Guest Editorial: Bob Ramsey
It's incredibly sad to hear stories of violence, especially violence against children such as the recent triple murder/suicide involving three children and their father.
As officials continue to sort through information related to this case, and professionals explore ways to prevent future tragedies of this magnitude, one thing we can do for certain is raise awareness of the crisis line that will connect victims to the local domestic violence shelter and related services.
If anyone needs help with a domestic violence situation, call the Family Sunshine Center now at 1-800-650-6522 or 334-263-0218. Help and hope are available. The sound of violence should not be silence.
I'm Bob Ramsey...2007 River Region United Way Campaign Chairman. My job is not to raise money and meet our six million dollar goal, but to make sure that the Family Sunshine Center and the other 47 United Way agency partners are there to offer help every day to anyone who needs them in the River Region. These agencies touch lives over a million times each year in Autauga, Elmore, Lowndes, Macon and Montgomery counties.