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Gunmen in Venezuelan bank standoff flee in ambulance with hostages

ALTAGRACIA DE ORITUCO, Venezuela - Gunmen who held more than 30 hostages inside a Venezuelan bank for over 24 hours negotiated their getaway in an ambulance Tuesday and sped off with five captives, leaving the others inside.

February 13, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER TOOTHAKER Associated Press Writer | World


Kennedy says Obama endorsement wasn’t intended as repudiation of Clintons

WASHINGTON - Sen. Edward Kennedy says his endorsement of Barack Obama for president wasn't intended as a repudiation of Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign or of her husband, the former president.

February 13, 2008 | The Associated Press | Campaign 2008


Bush says reliance on faith helped him beat ‘‘addiction’’ to alcohol

BALTIMORE, Md. - President Bush on Tuesday referred to his former struggles with alcohol as an ''addiction,'' a blunt characterization of his less disciplined adult days before a reliance on faith help him turn his life around.

February 13, 2008 | By JENNIFER LOVEN Associated Press Writer | National


Sons of Confederate Veterans holds 7th annual Lee-Jackson Banquet

The Ogeechee Rifles Camp #941 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans held its 7th annual Lee-Jackson Banquet at First Baptist Church in Statesboro Monday.

February 13, 2008 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local


Hidden victims of mortgage crisis: Pets abandoned by their owners after foreclosure

STOCKTON, Calif. - The house was ravaged - its floors ripped, walls busted and lights smashed by owners who trashed their home before a bank foreclosed on it. Hidden in the wreckage was an abandoned member of the family: a starving pit bull.

February 13, 2008 | By EVELYN NIEVES Associated Press Writer | National


Astrograph 1/28

A number of situations will develop in the year ahead that will enable you to earn and acquire several things you have always wanted. You will have the wherewithal, as well as the outside help, to achieve these special desires.

February 13, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 1/28

DEAR DR. GOTT: I lost my father 25 years ago due to heart blockages. At that time, I became determined not to let that happen to me. I went on a vegetarian diet, avoided fat and ate a lot of carbohydrates. I cut out trans-fats, read labels and tried to always eat well. A few years ago, I started adding some meat back into my diet, but still being very careful of what I ate.

February 13, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Bridge 1/28

In "English Bards and Scotch Reviewers," Lord Byron wrote, "Oh, Amos Cottle! -- Phoebus! what a name / To fill the speaking trump of future fame!"

February 13, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Bridge 1/30

George Eliot wrote, "Sympathetic people often don't communicate well, they back reflected images which hide their own depths."

February 13, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 1/28

DEAR ABBY: My husband believes an apology is required only if the action requiring one is intentional. For example, if my husband opens the windows and then turns on the sprinklers, allowing water into the living room, he thinks he doesn't need to apologize for causing the ensuing mess because he didn't do it intentionally.

February 13, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Astrograph 1/30

Just when things look as if they are grinding down and coming to a halt, those situations could turn around and allow you to make your greatest gains. Stay the course and never give up - regardless of outward appearances.

February 13, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 1/30

DEAR DR. GOTT: Since I had my nonfunctioning gallbladder removed six months ago, I continue to have occasional discomfort where it used to be. It can be random sharp pains to a dull ache and does not seem to be affected by food. It is always in the same spot (right upper quadrant, beneath the rib cage), and sometimes the pain will radiate to my back. Some of my co-workers also have similar symptoms that have continued since their gallbladder removals. I am a nurse, and we often talk about our various symptoms. Can you give me any insight into ...

February 13, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Police Report - January 30

(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.)

February 13, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


House nears action on stimulus proposal as Senate plans add-ons for senior citizens

WASHINGTON - The $146 billion economic aid package on a fast track to passage in the House faces an uncertain future in the Senate, where lawmakers in both parties are trying to tack on billions for senior citizens and the unemployed.

February 13, 2008 | By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Dear Abby 1/30

DEAR ABBY: I'm a middle-aged man who has been married for 20 years. I own a duplex in a nice neighborhood. Last week, I put an ad in the paper and a 21-year-old woman came to look at the upstairs apartment. The problem is, I found her attractive and had sex with her downstairs while my wife was not home.

February 13, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


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