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Man arrested in river ambush on 3 Wis. swimmers

NIAGARA, Wis. - A gunman suspected of opening fire on a group of young swimmers gathered along a riverbank was arrested Friday after he emerged from woods near the scene where three teenagers were slain and a fourth person was wounded.

August 16, 2008 | By DINESH RAMDE Associated Press Writer | National


Lawmakers head home after impasse on gas prices

WASHINGTON - Lawmakers sped for the exits Friday as Congress was to begin a five-week recess after a summer session noteworthy for bitter partisanship and paralysis on the issue topmost in the minds of many voters: the cost of gasoline.

August 16, 2008 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Chinese cheered by eclipse a week before Olympics

XI'AN, China - Finally, China had an act of nature it could celebrate.

August 16, 2008 | By CARA ANNA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Bulloch Schools' Open House; Phil and Jake go to the Tattoo Parlor

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Friday, August 1, 2008

August 16, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Bridge 8/2

Most marquee bridge players write at least one book. This usually contains famous deals involving this player. But a new book, written over a span of 15 years by Bobby Wolff, "The Lone Wolff" (Master Point Press), bucks this trend. It contains only five deals in which Wolff participated. Instead, Wolff gives an insider look at bridge organizers and organizations. He also spends a lot of time denigrating cheating and wishing that the powers could do even more to stamp it out. The book is not without flaws, but makes interesting reading.

August 16, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 8/2

Owing to favorable outside influences, situations that you were unable to control in the past look to be more manageable in the year ahead. You'll now be able to put some of your aggressive plans into action.

August 16, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 8/2

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a 76-year-old man in relatively good health. Would you please clarify the value (or lack thereof) of tea? Because of a previous belief that all tea, especially green tea, was beneficial, I began drinking all types of it instead of coffee. I subsequently read that tea inhibits the absorption of iron. This was the case with me. When I went to donate blood, my iron count was too low to donate. I stopped drinking tea and took iron pills for a while. My blood count returned to normal.

August 16, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Graffiti vandals turn violent in LA

LOS ANGELES - One man got stabbed. Another got shot in the chest. A 6-year-old boy was temporarily blinded when he was spray-painted in the face.

August 16, 2008 | By THOMAS WATKINS Associated Press Writer | National


Suspect in 5 anthrax-letter deaths kills self

WASHINGTON - Anthrax-laced letters that killed five people and severely rattled the post-9/11 nation may have been part of an Army scientist's warped plan to test his cure for the deadly toxin, officials said Friday. The brilliant but troubled scientist committed suicide this week, knowing prosecutors were closing in.

August 16, 2008 | By MATT APUZZO and LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writers | Washington


Jobless rate climbs as 51,000 jobs vanish

WASHINGTON - Stores, factories and other businesses large and small showed workers the door last month, sending unemployment to its highest rate in four years and adding to the evidence an economic recovery remains far off.

August 16, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA Associated Press Writer | Washington


Yahoo board emerges unscathed from annual meeting

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Yahoo Inc.'s board emerged largely unscathed from the Internet company's annual meeting Friday as a subdued crowd of shareholders raised few questions about the directors' rejection of Microsoft Corp.'s $47.5 billion takeover bid.

August 16, 2008 | By MICHAEL LIEDTKE Associated Press Writer | National


Dear Abby 8/2

DEAR ABBY: I have been depressed for years, and at times I cut myself. My mother sent me to counseling, but it didn't help much.

August 16, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Netanyahu calls for early Israeli elections

JERUSALEM - Benjamin Netanyahu, a hard-liner on territorial concessions to the Arabs, called Thursday for early Israeli elections a day after Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said he will resign over a corruption scandal.

August 15, 2008 | By AMY TEIBEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Palestinian protests against barrier turn savvy

NAALIN, West Bank - A Palestinian teen tracks Israeli troops with a video camera to document abuse of demonstrators.

August 15, 2008 | By DIAA HADID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


AP IMPACT: Govt loves its cars, all 642,233 of ’em

WASHINGTON - Americans love their cars, and so apparently does Uncle Sam. He's got 642,233 of them.

August 15, 2008 | By JENNIFER C. KERR Associated Press Writer | Washington


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The Lodge at Bethany scheduled to open to the community

Nestled among the oak trees of what was once the Gesmon Neville Family Farm, The Lodge at Bethany, an extension of the long-standing history of ...

December 22, 2015 | | Locally Owned


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