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As Olympics near, US sees China playing more positive role in global affairs

BEIJING - China is reaching out for a greater role in global affairs and opening up at home, too - at least a little - as the once-reclusive Communist giant gets ready for this summer's Olympic Games.

March 12, 2008 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Kenyan graffiti artist tries for peace with a paintbrush

NAIROBI, Kenya - Peace graffiti has taken over Nairobi's battered Kibera slum.

March 12, 2008 | By HEIDI VOGT Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Wildfires pop up across Texas and New Mexico, prompting temporary evacuations

ROBERT LEE, Texas - Fire officials kept watch Tuesday on a wildfire threatening this town of 1,500 people, but evacuated residents were allowed to return.

March 12, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Al-Qaida suspect arrested over October assassination attempt on Bhutto that killed 150

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan has arrested a suspected al-Qaida militant who slain opposition leader Benazir Bhutto named before her death as one of those involved in an attempt on her life in October, a senior government official said Tuesday.

March 12, 2008 | By SADAQAT JAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Authorities isolate killer’s voice on desperate 911 call from a Lane Bryant in Illinois

TINLEY PARK, Ill. - Police have released 37 seconds of a 911 call made from a suburban Chicago Lane Bryant store, hoping someone will recognize the voice of the man who shot to death five women during a botched robbery.

March 12, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Polygamist leader Warren Jeffs in custody of Arizona authorities to face new charges

PHOENIX - Polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs was handed over to Arizona authorities Tuesday to face charges alleging he arranged the marriages of two teenage girls to older men.

March 12, 2008 | By AMANDA LEE MYERS Associated Press Writer | National


Jury selection beginning for corruption trial of former mayor of N.J.’s biggest city

NEWARK, N.J. - Jury selection began Tuesday for the first of two federal corruption trials facing former Mayor Sharpe James.

March 12, 2008 | By JANET FRANKSTON LORIN Associated Press Writer | National


Needle exchange program struggles to reach IV drug users in NJ, last state to adopt practice

CAMDEN, N.J. - New Jersey has become the last state where intravenous drug users can legally get clean needles, but two of the state's three needle exchanges are struggling to get clients.

March 12, 2008 | By GEOFF MULVIHILL Associated Press Writer | National


Shootings exact a toll far beyond the dead and wounded; the burden on the taxpayer is heavy

PHILADELPHIA - Antoine Rosenbaum, shot in the back by a stranger and paralyzed from the chest down, carries a heavy load for someone just 25.

March 12, 2008 | By JOANN LOVIGLIO Associated Press Writer | National


Ethanol carries a little-recognized risk: Fires require special firefighting foam

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - The nation's drive toward alternative fuels carries a danger many communities have been to slow to recognize: Ethanol fires are harder to put out than gasoline ones and require a special type of firefighting foam.

March 12, 2008 | By CHRIS BLANK Associated Press Writer | National


McCain disavows radio talk show host who calls Obama ’hack, Chicago-style’ politician

CINCINNATI - Republican John McCain quickly denounced the comments of a radio talk show host who while warming up a campaign crowd referred repeatedly to Barack Hussein Obama and called the Democratic presidential candidate a ''hack, Chicago-style'' politician.

March 12, 2008 | By LIZ SIDOTI Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Nuke plant shutdown causes Florida power outages, affecting more than 3 million customers

MIAMI - Florida's largest utility shut down a nuclear reactor south of Miami Tuesday, causing sporadic power outages affecting more than 3 million people across the southern end of the state. Authorities did not specify the cause of the shutdown but say there were no safety concerns.

March 12, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


US Airways will permit only 1 free checked-in suitcase, plans to charge $25 for second

TEMPE, Ariz. - US Airways Group Inc. said Tuesday it will start charging fliers $25 to check in a second bag, the latest effort by the company to raise revenue and deal with rising costs.

March 12, 2008 | By CHRIS KAHN AP Business Writer | National


Army official says no reason to doubt Obama story of ill-equipped troops

WASHINGTON - Gen. George Casey, the Army's chief of staff, said Tuesday he has no reason to doubt Barack Obama's recent account by an Army captain that a rifle platoon in Afghanistan didn't have enough soldiers or weapons.

March 12, 2008 | By ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Bush predicts voters will replace him with GOP president who will ’keep up the fight’ in Iraq

WASHINGTON - President Bush predicted Monday that voters will replace him with a Republican president who will ''keep up the fight'' in Iraq.

March 12, 2008 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


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Willingway, Georgia Southern conference will update addiction treatment methods

For Dr. Al Mooney, Director of Addiction Medicine and Recovery at Willingway, one of the key factors that distinguishes this week's Addiction Update Conference is its "focus on the solutions rather than the problems."

June 22, 2014 | Special to the Herald | News 4U


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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