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Buffett and Munger fill arena for annual Berkshire meeting

OMAHA, Neb. - Billionaire Warren Buffett's shareholders always look forward to the time he spends answering questions at Berkshire Hathaway's annual meeting, a chance to learn from one of the world's most successful investors.

May 18, 2008 | By JOSH FUNK AP Business Writer | National

Woman from Mali who underwent circumcision fights for asylum

SILVER SPRING, Md. - Alima Traore doesn't remember when part of her genitals was removed as a young child in her native Mali. But even at 29, she still lives with the consequences.

May 18, 2008 | By STEPHEN MANNING Associated Press Writer | National

Bills seek punishment for use, display of fake weapons

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Concerns that realistic-looking toy weapons are confusing police and threatening safety have led 15 states to try going beyond gun control and cracking down on fake firearms.

May 18, 2008 | By LUCAS L. JOHNSON II Associated Press Writer | National

On Japan’s secretive death row, inmate becomes cause celebre

TOKYO - Iwao Hakamada, Japan's longest serving death row inmate, has insisted for 40 years that he is innocent of the four murders he was convicted of. The evidence was suspect, he says, and his confession was coerced.

May 18, 2008 | By CHISAKI WATANABE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

China orders heightened efforts to stop deadly virus

BEIJING - China's Health Ministry ordered heightened efforts to stem the spread of infectious diseases Saturday following an outbreak of a virus that has caused the deaths of 22 children in one city and is spreading.

May 18, 2008 | By CHARLES HUTZLER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Local Roundup: Screven relay team wins state

ALBANY - Area teams competed at the GHSA track and field state championships this weekend. Here are the results.

May 18, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports

7 die in severe storms in Ark., raising year’s toll to 26

SILOAM SPRINGS, Ark. - Residents of communities across Arkansas on Saturday faced the wreckage of homes torn apart by violent weather that has pushed this year's storm death toll in the state up to at least 26.

May 18, 2008 | By KELLY P. KISSEL Associated Press Writer | National

Fun with the family by Julie Lavender

Can you believe another school year is coming to a close and summer is creeping our way? I hope you made memories to treasure throughout the school year, ones that will be recalled fondly for years to come. Celebrate the end of school with great festivities, and start planning summer merriment. Make use of every available minute in the month of May to create special times for your family. Try out a few of these holidays, or create your own!

May 18, 2008 | By JULIE LAVENDER | Lifestyles Columnists

Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy

The Austin Graduate School of Theology in Texas published a relatively small, well-written booklet in 1991 entitled "Things That Matter" for use in Russian evangelism. Since then it has been distributed over much of Eastern Europe, the United States, and perhaps in other localities as well. It has eight brief chapters dealing with some of the essentials of Christian faith and practice.

May 18, 2008 | By LARRY SHEEHY | Lifestyles Columnists

Film details Hispanic Marine’s acts in WWII

MIAMI - Armed but alone, Marine Pfc. Guy Gabaldon roamed Saipan's caves and pillboxes, persuading enemy soldiers and civilians to surrender during the hellish World War II battle on the island.

May 18, 2008 | By ADRIAN SAINZ Associated Press Writer | National


Mr. and Mrs. James Richard Felder Sr. of Augusta announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Felder of Statesboro, to Todd Mullis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Eli Mullis.

May 18, 2008 | | Wedding Planner


Mr. and Mrs. Terry Murphey of Dearing, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Hillary Michelle Murphey of Statesboro, to Austin Greene Zeigler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Perry Zeigler.

May 18, 2008 | | Wedding Planner

Mercers celebrate 15th

May 18, 2008 | | Anniversaries

Bulloch History by Roger Allen

How the Catholic Church came to Statesboro and Bulloch County is a little known story. It all began with the arrival in Georgia in 1930 of two sets of brothers (who also just happened to be first cousins) and their families from Italy. They were Roman Catholics.

May 18, 2008 | By ROGER ALLEN | Lifestyles Columnists

Hundreds of Palestinian troops take up positions in Jenin

JENIN, West Bank - Hundreds of flag-waving Palestinian troops took up positions in the former militant stronghold of Jenin on Saturday, part of President Mahmoud Abbas' attempt to assert control over once lawless West Bank towns and encourage an Israeli withdrawal.

May 18, 2008 | By ALI DARAGHMEH Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

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