News for Tuesday, December 25, 2007

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As son orbits Earth, hundreds mourn astronaut's mother

LOMBARD, Ill. - As NASA astronaut Daniel Tani orbited Earth, hundreds of mourners filled a suburban Chicago church Sunday to remember his 90-year-old mother as someone who endured hardship to raise five children and worked until age 70.

Hard-fought loss Cardinals regroup, edge forlorn Falcons 30-27 in overtime

GLENDALE, Ariz. - A sore hip and a dislocated toe haven't stopped Anquan Boldin. The Atlanta Falcons didn't either.

Salem boys runner-up at tourney Lady Seminoles finish sixth at Savannah Holiday Classic

SAVANNAH - Salem's basketball squads wrapped up play Saturday in the Savannah Holiday Classic.

Woman reportedly assaulted Parking space sparks neighbors' altercation

COVINGTON - A woman was allegedly assaulted by her next-door neighbor last week after she asked him to have someone move a vehicle from her parking spot, according to the Covington Police Department.

Events Calendar 12-25-2007

Tuesday

Firefighters give for Christmas

Staff Photo: Robert Porter

Committee prepares for graduation requirements

CONYERS - While most teachers and students have been working hard, focused on just making it to the Christmas holiday break, one particular group in the Rockdale school system has been busily looking toward the future - to the day when next year's freshman class members will walk down the aisle at their graduation ceremony.

RMC agrees to Signature's proposal

CONYERS - The proposed sale of Rockdale Medical Center will continue to move forward, according to a letter sent to the Georgia Attorney General's Office that was submitted jointly Friday by hospital officials and Signature Hospital Corporation.

Giving a gift of music

Staff Photo: Lee Depkin

Thrashers gain 3-2 OT win over Blues

ST. LOUIS - Marian Hossa kept his eye on the bouncing puck, all the way to the winning goal.

Darrell Huckaby - 'God bless us, every one!'

The date at the top of the page is Dec. 25. It's Christmas Day, but you already knew that, didn't you?

Hokies next stop for Yates Salem standout wrestler signs letter of intent with Va. Tech

CONYERS - One of if not the most prestigious wrestling resumes in Rockdale County history belongs to Salem's Peter Yates.

World Briefs

Baghdad bombing kills two amid relative peace

Bush makes calls to U.S. troops

WASHINGTON - President Bush made Christmas Eve calls to 10 U.S. troops serving in Iraq, Afghanistan and other spots around the world, thanking them for their sacrifice and wishing them a happy holiday even though they'll be far away from their families and friends.

People Briefs

'Grey's' star Heigl marries boyfriend in Utah

Nation Briefs

Donor stuffs $1,000 bill into Salvation Army kettle in W. Va.