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Oregon Supreme Court rules 12-year-old boy should be consulted about circumcision

PORTLAND, Ore. - The wishes of a 12-year-old boy should be considered in a dispute between his divorced parents about whether he should be circumcised, the Oregon Supreme Court ruled Friday.

February 09, 2008 | By SARAH SKIDMORE Associated Press Writer | National


Rain and snow storms lash Southern California, snarling traffic during morning commute

LOS ANGELES - Streets flooded, hillsides slipped and commuters cursed Friday during powerful rain and snow storms that lashed Southern California.

February 09, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Gandhi grandson resigns from peace center after furor erupts over comments criticizing Jews

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - A relative of Mahatma Gandhi has resigned from a peace institute after drawing condemnation for comments he made in an online forum that Israel and Jews ''are the biggest players'' in a global culture of violence.

February 09, 2008 | By BEN DOBBIN Associated Press Writer | National


Diane Miller - Nutritional and physical activity sites on the Web

If you are looking for the most current information on nutrition and physical activity from the Centers for Disease Control, here are a list of their web sites containing statistics, research and education materials on various topics related to these issues. They also link you to other sites from other organizations with related information.

February 09, 2008 | By DIANE MILLER | Lifestyles Columnists


Authorities believe teen accused of plotting to hijack plane was suicidal; hearing scheduled

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Authorities believe a teen accused of plotting to hijack a plane was suicidal, and a judge was scheduled to decide Friday whether to keep him in custody.

February 09, 2008 | By KRISTIN M. HALL Associated Press Writer | National


Man who sold pit bull to Vick gets probation and $500 fine

RICHMOND, Va. - A man who sold a female pit bull to Michael Vick's dogfighting operation and attended some of the fights avoided prison time Friday because he cooperated with investigators and did not physically harm any of the dogs.

February 09, 2008 | By LARRY O’DELL Associated Press Writer | National


Prosecutor to investigate reports about steamy texts exchanged between Detroit mayor, aide

DETROIT - The county prosecutor said Friday she has opened an investigation into reports that Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and his top aide exchanged romantic text-messages.

February 09, 2008 | By COREY WILLIAMS Associated Press Writer | National


AP answers your questions on the news, from Jose Padilla to what constitutes a caucus winner

Does the name ''Frank Wills'' ring a bell?

February 09, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


$5M reward for Moussaoui tipster leaves others feeling left out

MINNEAPOLIS - An instructor at the flight school Zacarias Moussaoui attended before the Sept. 11 attacks is $5 million richer for his efforts to alert authorities - but colleagues say he wasn't the only one sounding an alarm.

February 09, 2008 | By DOUG GLASS Associated Press Writer | National


Police set up barricades outside Heath Ledger funeral home

NEW YORK - Police set up barricades outside a funeral home Friday as Heath Ledger's family made arrangements to claim the body of the 28-year-old ''Brokeback Mountain'' actor.

February 09, 2008 | By TOM HAYS Associated Press Writer | National


Huff-Watkins

Mr. and Mrs. Frederick L. Huff announce the engagement of their daughter, Evangeline Z.S. Huff of Statesboro, to Samuel C. Watkins Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel C. Watkins Sr.

February 09, 2008 | | Wedding Planner


South Africa mines shut as power shortages threaten nation’s economic engine

CAPE TOWN, South Africa - Leading South African gold, diamond and platinum mines stopped production Friday in the face of power outages that threaten to choke economic growth.

February 09, 2008 | By CLARE NULLIS Associated Press Writer | World


Europe’s right-wing leaders seek new party to counter Islam, other perceived threats

VIENNA, Austria - Right-wing leaders from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria and France announced plans Friday to form a pan-European party with a mission to ''rescue the Western world'' from Islam and other perceived threats.

February 09, 2008 | By WILLIAM J. KOLE Associated Press Writer | World


French bank trader was dealing in tens of billions of dollars

PARIS - The rogue futures trader who allegedly cost French bank Societe Generale $7.14 billion had been betting on an even larger scale - with tens of billions in fraudulent deals, the bank said Friday.

February 09, 2008 | By EMMA VANDORE Associated Press Writer | World


Dear Abby 1/25

DEAR ABBY: Our divorced daughter has been dating "Brian," a man she met online, for a little over a year. My husband and I are concerned about the behavior of our 13-year-old granddaughter, "Lolita," toward him. Lolita is naive in many ways and unaware of the pitfalls she may encounter. She's constantly sitting on Brian's lap, hugging him, or talking to him in very close proximity.

February 08, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


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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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