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Social Blogger on August 16th, 2012

Mark Geringer recommends novice collectors select a pen type they like and then slowly search for pens similar to that type. For instance, Mark Geringer likes ballpoint pens and so he only searches for pens that fit that criteria. Mark Geringer recommends novice beginners go to garage sales and antique fairs to find their special [...]

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11alive on August 11th, 2012

Federal health officials took steps Thursday to head off the emergence of a new gonorrhea “superbug” that’s resistant to standard antibiotics.

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11alive on August 11th, 2012

Officials say there’s been a five-fold increase of cases of a new strain of swine flu that spreads from pigs to people.

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Summer travel leaves many of us with memories of ocean sunsets or foreign street scenes or other only-on-vacation sights.

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11alive on August 10th, 2012

Federal health officials took steps Thursday to head off the emergence of a new gonorrhea “superbug” that’s resistant to standard antibiotics.

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Officials say there’s been a five-fold increase of cases of a new strain of swine flu that spreads from pigs to people.

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ajc on August 9th, 2012

Among us legions of nature lovers, Giff Beaton is a superstar. He has been called Georgia’s Dean of Birding because of his unsurpassed knowledge of the state’s birds and the several books he has authored or co-authored on the feathered creatures.

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ajc on August 9th, 2012

Q: I heard your radio discussion about pruning hydrangeas. Do I cut just the green new growth stem or can I cut the old wood too? — Judy Herak, Fulton County A: You can cut into the old wood if you need to.

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I used to think that purple and blue flowers were for timid people who were afraid to venture into the vibrant reds, oranges and yellows.

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Q: I just planted two pineapple guava trees. Do you think they will make it through our winter? – John Metcalf, Elberton A: During our current heat wave, it’s hard to remember the freezing nights that will surely test your plant in North Georgia.

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