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End of an era - Tommy David ends term as OTC Board Chair

After many years of involvement on the Ogeechee Technical College Board of Directors, F. Tommy David presided over his final Board meeting at the College June 18. In honor of David's departure from the Board, David's long-time friend, and freelance writer, Ric Mandes, spent some time as David reminisced about his passion for technical education and Ogeechee Tech. The story follows…

July 09, 2008 | By RIC MANDES Special to the Herald | Life


Pandas evacuated from earthquake area

BEIJING - Pandas living in earthquake-hit southwest China are facing a food shortage and some have been evacuated to temporary shelters because of the threat of landslides and other hazards, an official said Tuesday.

July 09, 2008 | By AUDRA ANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Officials: 15 militants killed in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan - Coalition warplanes swooped down on militants withdrawing from a firefight with police into the mountains of eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing 15 of them, officials said.

July 09, 2008 | By AMIR SHAH Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pakistan: Sharif’s supporters protest court ruling

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Supporters of former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif burned effigies Tuesday as they protested a court ruling that bars him from running in this week's parliamentary by-elections.

July 09, 2008 | By SADAQAT JAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Beijing gets ground-to-air defense

BEIJING - China has stationed a battery of ground-to-air missiles just 300 yards from a Beijing Olympic venue, the latest sign of tightening security with the games just 6 1/2 weeks away.

July 09, 2008 | By STEPHEN WADE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bush administration to leave Iraq oil deals alone

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration indicated Tuesday that it had no plans to interfere with negotiations between Iraq and several Western oil giants to boost crude production in that country, despite concerns by some Democrats that the deal could inflame anti-U.S. sentiments.

July 09, 2008 | By ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press Writer | Washington


Housing rescue passes key test

WASHINGTON - A massive foreclosure rescue bill overwhelmingly cleared a key Senate test Tuesday, drawing broad support from Democrats and Republicans alike.

July 09, 2008 | By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Audit: Dems, liberals passed over for Justice jobs

WASHINGTON - A new audit concludes that rookie attorneys with Republican roots got interviewed for plum Justice Department jobs while their liberal-leaning counterparts got passed over.

July 09, 2008 | By LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


White House: Bush may skip South Korea visit

WASHINGTON - President Bush is traveling to Japan early next month for a summit of leading industrialized nations, but is skipping for now a widely expected stop in South Korea, the White House said Tuesday.

July 09, 2008 | The Associated Press | Washington


Myanmar: 84,500 died in cyclone

YANGON, Myanmar - Myanmar said Tuesday that 84,500 people perished in last month's cyclone, up from the last official announcement that 77,700 had died in the devastating storm.

July 09, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Case against fake police officer upends Mo. town

GERALD, Mo. - Bill Jakob arrived in this small town with an offer to help police curb the community's methamphetamine problem.

July 09, 2008 | By ALAN SCHER ZAGIER Associated Press Writer | National


States turn down US abstinence education grants

WASHINGTON - Skeptical states are shoving aside millions of federal dollars for abstinence education, walking away from the program the Bush administration touts for slowing teen sexual activity.

July 09, 2008 | By KEVIN FREKING Associated Press Writer | National


Bridge 6/25

Malcolm Forbes said, "If you don't know what to do with many of the papers piled on your desk, stick a dozen colleagues' initials on 'em, and pass them along. When in doubt, route."

July 09, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 6/25

You're apt to feel strong, powerful desires to scale new heights as fresh ambitions are awakened in the year ahead. These inclinations can be satisfied if you are prepared to meet the competition with much more to offer.

July 09, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 6/25

DEAR DR. GOTT: I'm at my wits' end. My problems are all musculoskeletal in nature.

July 09, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


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