State Sen. Jack Hill and Georgia Southern alumnus Fred Stokes will be the guest speakers for the African American Business Owners Coalition's Economic Empowerment Summit on Saturday, April 26. The summit starts at 8 a.m. and runs to 3:30 p.m. It will be held at the Nessmith Lane Continuing Education Building on the campus of Georgia Southern University.
WASHINGTON - A federal jury convicted a woman Tuesday of running a prostitution service that catered to members of Washington's political elite.
GOMA, Congo - A Congolese jetliner with about 85 people on board failed to take off Tuesday from an airport in this eastern town, slamming into a busy market neighborhood at the end of the runway and bursting into flames, officials said.
LODZ, Poland - Marek Edelman, the last surviving commander of the 1943 uprising in the Warsaw ghetto by a handful of scrappy, poorly armed Jews against the Nazi army, becomes emotional when he speaks of the fighters he led.
Mark Twain said, "Be careful when reading health books; you may die of a misprint."
LOS ANGELES - Jurors began deliberating the fate of two elderly women accused of killing homeless men to collect insurance money, after a prosecutor said the women had gone ''out of their way to target men who had nothing.''
H.G. Wells wrote, "His studies were pursued but never effectually overtaken."
There's a strong possibility you will end up having jurisdiction in some manner over the affairs of others. Handle it as best you can, because it'll prove to be significant to your future.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a 17-year-old female, 5 feet 9 inches, 130 pounds, athletic and in relatively good health.
DEAR ABBY: For most of my life, I have parted my hair on the right. I am now being told that men should part their hair on the left. Is there a correct side for men?
COLUMBUS - Incoming freshmen at Georgia Southern University will pay $119 more in tuition per semester in 2008 than their predecessors under tuition increases approved by the state Board of Regents.
Next week, students all across the state will begin taking mandatory tests - even those in first grade.
Delta and Northwest executives want to smoothly complete their deal to create the world's largest airline by the end of the year. But investors reacted negatively Tuesday, amid word there are no plans for further domestic flight cuts as well as the challenges of integrating companies with contrasting cultures, planes and labor relations.
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE - Traveling on his first papal journey to the United States, Pope Benedict XVI confronted the clergy sex abuse scandal, saying Tuesday that he was ''deeply ashamed'' of the problem and vowing to keep pedophiles out of the priesthood.
JERUSALEM - Former President Carter angered Israel's government Tuesday by embracing a Hamas politician during a visit to the West Bank, ignoring Israeli and U.S. designation of the Islamic militants as a terror group.
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