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Cruel irony in Alaska: State is awash in oil but rural residents struggle to heat homes

JUNEAU, Alaska - One of the cruelest ironies of living in Alaska is this: The state is awash in oil money, but many residents of remote villages are struggling to heat their homes because of fuel bills that are two or three times the national average.

March 15, 2008 | By ANNE SUTTON Associated Press Writer | National


Defense chief says Prince Harry being withdrawn from Afghanistan for security reasons

LONDON - Britain's defense chief decided Friday to immediately pull Prince Harry out of Afghanistan after news of his deployment was leaked, citing concerns that media coverage could put him and his comrades at increased risk.

March 15, 2008 | By D’ARCY DORAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Suicide bomb at funeral kills 35, wounds 62 in Pakistan’s Swat Valley

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - A suicide bomber attacked the funeral for a slain police officer in Pakistan's volatile Swat Valley, killing at least 35 people and wounding 62 others, police said.

March 15, 2008 | By RIAZ KHAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Lady Eagles hope to halt streak in finale

Georgia Southern will conclude regular season action at Appalachian State, Saturday afternoon (Mar. 1) with a 1 p.m. tip-off at the Holmes Center in Boone, N.C. The Lady Eagles are looking to stop a three-game skid and complete the season-sweep over the Mountaineers before heading into the Southern Conference Tournament next weekend.

March 15, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


GSU softball wins two

BIRMINGHAM - Georgia Southern pitchers combined for two shutouts as the Eagles softball team won twice Friday at the Magic City Classic hosted by Samford.

March 15, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Obama says Clinton ad scares voters, asks wrong question about national security

HOUSTON - Democrat Barack Obama accused rival Hillary Rodham Clinton on Friday of trying to ''play on people's fears to scare up votes'' with a television ad showing sleeping children and asking who would be more qualified to answer a national security emergency call at 3 a.m.

March 15, 2008 | By TOM RAUM Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Fatal shark bite off Bahamas draws attention to dangerous practices of some shark divers

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Ask any shark diver why they do it and the answer is quick and simple - the thrill.

March 15, 2008 | By BRIAN SKOLOFF Associated Press Writer | National


Clinton campaign concerns on caucus rules prompts warning from state party about legal action

LAREDO, Texas - Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign has raised the possibility of a challenge to Texas' primary and caucus rules just days before the contest, drawing a warning against legal action from the state's Democratic Party.

March 15, 2008 | By BETH FOUHY Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


McCain: Desire to renegotiate NAFTA would jeopardize Canadian military support

ROUND ROCK, Texas - Republican John McCain said the desire by Democratic presidential rivals Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement would jeopardize crucial military support from Canada.

March 15, 2008 | By LIBBY QUAID Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Chaldean archbishop kidnapped in northern Iraq, provincial police say

BAGHDAD - Gunmen kidnapped a Chaldean Catholic archbishop Friday in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, police and the church said, in another attack targeting Iraq's small Christian community.

March 15, 2008 | By SAMEER N. YACOUB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


EPA says it denied Calif. greenhouse gas waiver because problem isn’t unique to the state

WASHINGTON - The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday justified blocking California from cracking down on auto emissions by saying the problems of global warming aren't unique to one state.

March 15, 2008 | By ERICA WERNER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Congressional Democrats strike populist notes on housing, oil, with less talk about Iraq

WASHINGTON - Congressional Democrats are turning to more populist, economic themes like mortgage foreclosures and big oil companies' profits now that military progress in Iraq is generating mixed political reviews.

March 15, 2008 | By CHARLES BABINGTON Associated Press Writer | Washington


Body of Katoucha Niane, former top model, found in the River Seine

PARIS - The body of Katoucha Niane, one of the first African women to attain international stardom as a model and a vocal opponent of female genital mutilation, was found in the Seine River, police said Friday.

March 15, 2008 | By JOHN LEICESTER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Dear Abby 3/1

DEAR ABBY: I'm 16 and in high school. I would say I have a lot of friends, but very few do I consider real friends. You see, my "friends" like to tease me and call me fat.

March 15, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Chris Hatcher to chair Bulloch's Great American Cleanup

Georgia Southern University football coach Chris Hatcher will serve as Bulloch County Chairman for the Great American Cleanup in April. Brooke Carney, Keep Bulloch Beautiful's director, announced on Friday Hatcher's role in the annual community improvement event.

March 15, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


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