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Ladies in red

NEW YORK - It was diva time in the best possible way Thursday morning as Fashion Week kicked off with Heart Truth's Red Dress Collection 2008.

February 16, 2008 | By Anne Bratskeir Newsday | Life

Diversity a casualty at Fashion Week

MELVILLE, N.Y. - "There should be more than one spot for a black model," said Yordanos Teshager, 21, a reed-thin, nearly 6-foot-tall model from Ethiopia who is represented by the prestigious Elite agency. But despite going on 85 cast calls seeking work during Fashion Week last season, she said she often left feeling that "they were going to hire a white girl."

February 16, 2008 | By Anne Bratskeir Newsday | Life

Plans fall into place

GAINESVILLE - One hundred acres clinched the deal. Scott C. Smith, who heads Hebron Christian Academy in Dacula, said that about a year ago he felt a stirring in his heart, as if God was telling him "I have another call for you."

February 15, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Life

Church’s message lets you take the wheel — literally

Taking responsibility for your own life and shifting gears is what a five-week sermon series is focusing on at Lanier Hills Church.

With three weeks left to go, local residents still have the chance to see the Rev. Randall Popham's message - along with a sanctuary full of motorcycles.

February 13, 2008 | Ashley Bates | Life

Politically motivated

GAINESVILLE - Ashley Bell has always found it important to be involved in the community, whether it be politics, civic groups or nonprofit organizations.

February 13, 2008 | Ashley Bates | Life

Mormons remember ‘a great inspiration’

With the passing of Gordon B. Hinckley, the 15th president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, comes the end of one of the most influential times in Mormon history.

February 13, 2008 | Ashley Bates | Life

Pampered pets

Brittany Hall doesn't have any children, but she has been a proud parent for more than a year now.

February 12, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Life

Kids get cookin’ in East Hall

When the East Hall Community Center was set to open in September, Sora Childress saw it as an opportunity to teach children cooking. She began her cooking class because of her passion for food.

February 10, 2008 | Ashley Bates | Life

Sunday’s battle between Patriots and Giants has got nothing on the clash of the chowders

Boston and New York have always had their differences.

February 10, 2008 | Ashley Bates | Life

Volunteers in mission

For some, it's as simple as a monthly check to provide scholarships to school children. For others, it means packing your bags and heading out to Nicaragua or Zambia or Haiti.

February 09, 2008 | Kristen Morales | Life

Overtrained teens

ST. LOUIS - Elaine Gill, 16, wanted to run faster. So she started running more. A lot more.

Sometimes she'd run 50 miles a week.

February 08, 2008 | By Cynthia Billhartz Gregorian St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Life

TV stint pays off for Gainesville native

Chris Severn's friend, Taylor Altizer, was on the phone. It seemed she had a rather unusual invitation.

February 07, 2008 | Kristen Morales | Life

The mystery of the ugly bridesmaid dress

For some of us, wedding season brings up feelings of disdain for women we would normally call friends.

February 07, 2008 | Ashley Bates | Life

Founding pastor hands church over to new leadership

After enjoying 50 years in the ministry, the Rev. Gerald Jordan decided in September to hand over the church he founded to a new pastor.

February 06, 2008 | Ashley Bates | Life

Gospel riders

GAINESVILLE - At a cowboy church, wearing belt buckles with boots and preaching in a barn with horses is not uncommon.

February 06, 2008 | Ashley Bates | Life

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