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‘Lunatic Asylum’ renaming in West Virginia sparks fury among mental health advocates

WESTON, W.Va. - It's an intriguing and provocative name that translates to Web hits, phone calls and tour tickets: the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum.

April 05, 2008 | By VICKI SMITH Associated Press Writer | National


AP answers your questions on the news, from flag patches on uniforms to becoming a delegate

Some voters walk away from presidential primaries and caucuses wanting more.

April 05, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Registered sex offender caught in Internet sting runs for mayor of Dallas suburb

WILMER, Texas - A registered sex offender collared in an Internet sting four years ago is running for mayor of a small Dallas suburb.

April 05, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


After a shooting rampage in Missouri, a racially tense campaign for mayor unfolds

KIRKWOOD, Mo. - Six weeks after a deadly shooting rampage rife with racial overtones in Kirkwood's City Council chambers, the issue of race has spilled over into the contest for mayor of this St. Louis suburb and produced a uniquely tense campaign.

April 05, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER LEONARD Associated Press Writer | National


Police Report - March 22

(Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.)

April 05, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Bridge 3/22

Yogi Berra said, "You can observe a lot just by watching."

April 05, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 3/22

You might feel like tossing in the towel in the year ahead, but don't be too quick to do so without good reason. You could be lucky in unusual ways and at the most unpredictable times if you just hold on a bit longer.

April 05, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 3/22

DEAR DR. GOTT: Like most of your fans, I would like to start with a compliment. You always seem to have the answer to the questions that many of us have but believe are too insignificant or unimportant to ask our doctor. You never respond in a manner that belittles the person asking, and for that I say thanks.

April 05, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 3/22

DEAR ABBY: You printed a letter from a woman who told you her pet peeve was that when she and her friends went to restaurants, they were addressed as "you guys" by the servers.

April 05, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Federal appeals court dismisses Florida primary challenge

ATLANTA - A federal appeals court dismissed a lawsuit against the Democratic National Committee over the party's decision to strip Florida of its delegates to its national convention.

April 05, 2008 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


State Department says passport files of 3 candidates breached

WASHINGTON - The passport files of the three presidential candidates - Sens. Barack Obama, Hillary Rodham Clinton and John McCain - have been breached, the State Department said Friday.

April 05, 2008 | BY DESMOND BUTLER and ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


AT&T, Verizon Wireless dominate in record airwaves auction

WASHINGTON - The two largest cell phone companies dominated bidding in a record-setting government airwaves auction, according to results released Thursday.

April 05, 2008 | By JOHN DUNBAR Associated Press Writer | Washington


House investigators want Bush administration documents about overseas contracting loophole

WASHINGTON - House Democrats demanded documents Thursday about a multibillion-dollar overseas contracting loophole to track down how - and why - the Bush administration slipped it into plans to protect taxpayer money.

April 05, 2008 | By LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Gates discusses US troop proposals for Iraq, including expected summer pause in drawdown

WASHINGTON - Top U.S. military leaders presented Defense Secretary Robert Gates with their strategy for future force levels in Iraq Thursday, including expected recommendations for a pause in troop cuts for as much as six weeks later this summer.

April 05, 2008 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


State Department warns American spectators at Olympics not to expect privacy

WASHINGTON - The State Department is advising Americans planning to attend the Olympic Games in Beijing to take care and be mindful that they could be under surveillance.

April 05, 2008 | By BARRY SCHWEID AP Diplomatic Writer | Washington


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Congress sends Homeland bill to Obama without conditions

WASHINGTON - Bitterly admitting defeat, House Republicans on Tuesday abandoned their attempts to use the Homeland Security Department's spending bill to force concessions from President Barack Obama on immigration, and sent him legislation to fund the agency through the end of the budget year with no strings attached.

March 03, 2015 | By ERICA WERNER and DAVID ESPO Associated Press | Associated Press


Netanyahu assails Iran-nuclear talks; Obama disagrees

WASHINGTON - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Congress on Tuesday that an emerging agreement between Iran and the United States would all but guarantee that Tehran gets nuclear weapons and would be a very bad deal, drawing an extraordinarily blunt rebuttal from President Barack Obama.

March 03, 2015 | By ARON HELLER and DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press | Associated Press


Civil rights landmark bridge is named for reputed KKK leader

SELMA, Ala. - When the nation's first black president steps onto the Edmund Pettus Bridge to honor the marchers beaten there 50 years ago, he'll be standing on a structure that's at once synonymous with the civil rights struggle and a tribute to a reputed Ku Klux Klan leader.

March 03, 2015 | By JAY REEVES and ALLEN G. BREED Associated Press | Associated Press


Documents: Georgia officials indecisive about execution

ATLANTA - Georgia prison officials were indecisive about whether to proceed with a cloudy lethal injection drug, at one point saying they weren't sure whether they checked "this week's or last week's" batch, according to court documents.

March 03, 2015 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Associated Press


Georgia Southern University to host Healthcare Symposium

Georgia Southern University's Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health welcomes retired Army Maj. Gen. David Rubenstein, FACHE, to campus as the featured speaker for the Healthcare Symposium on Wednesday from 2-3:15 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center.

March 03, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro’s First Friday to feature grits and all else that’s green

First Friday will feature green foods, green drinks and green treats.

March 03, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro Farmers Market’s volunteer leader receives rare DAR award

Debra Chester was recently recognized by the Archibald Bulloch Chapter of the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution for her extensive volunteer work with the Statesboro Main Street Farmers Market.

March 03, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Georgia Southern hosts Sexual Assault and Spring Break Awareness Week

Georgia Southern University's Sexual Assault Response Team is hosting Sexual Assault & Spring Break Awareness Week on campus this week through Thursday. The week aims to unify individuals against sexual violence with two major events scheduled throughout the week as part of the campaign.

March 03, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Georgia Southern announces ticket distribution for Archie Manning

Georgia Southern University will welcome Archie Manning, a former NFL player and member of the National Football Foundation's College Hall of Fame, to Hanner Fieldhouse on Tuesday, March 24, at 7 p.m. as part of the university's Leadership Lecture Series.

March 03, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Concerns over drug prompt delay of Georgia woman's execution

JACKSON, Ga. - Citing concerns about the drug to be used in a lethal injection, corrections officials in Georgia postponed the execution of the state's only female death row inmate for the second time in a week.

March 03, 2015 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Associated Press




Peterson just 1 of the players left in limbo by ruling

BOSTON - There is a defensive end heading for free agency who had 15 sacks in his last full season. The kind of player a team can build a pass rush around, if he were spending more time on the football field and less in the courts fighting domestic abuse charges.

March 02, 2015 | By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


'Franchise tag' time for NFL

NFL games have begun for 2015.

March 02, 2015 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Follow-up to Daytona falls flat

NASCAR did not have its finest weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway, where the follow-up to the Daytona 500 began with the theft of a race car and a parked SUV rolling into Denny Hamlin's motorhome.

March 02, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Harrington wins in playoff

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - Whether he was piling up majors or playing so poorly that he lost his PGA Tour card, Padraig Harrington never wavered from one goal in golf. Just get him anywhere near the lead with nine holes to play, and he would happily take his chances.

March 02, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


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