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Kenya’s rival politicians signed a power-sharing agreement after weeks of bitter negotiations

NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenya's president and the opposition leader signed a power-sharing deal Thursday to bring the country back from the depths of violence and ethnic hatred that followed the disputed presidential election two months ago.

March 14, 2008 | By TOM MALITI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Denmark to oppose debt relief for Sudan over Prophet Muhammad cartoon dispute

COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Denmark said Thursday it will oppose any debt relief deal for Sudan in response to the Sudanese president's comments urging the Muslim world to boycott Danish goods over the publication of a Prophet Muhammad cartoon.

March 14, 2008 | By JAN M. OLSEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Al-Maliki calls on Iraqis to boost political process in speech marking religious holiday

BAGHDAD - Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki appealed to millions of Shiite Muslims Thursday to reconcile their differences and boost the country's fragile political process in a speech marking a major religious holiday.

March 14, 2008 | By SAMEER N.YACOUB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Detroit’s mayor is shedding tears, but says he won’t resign because of text-messaging scandal

DETROIT - Embattled Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick said Thursday he won't resign because of a text-messaging scandal that has engulfed his administration, but acknowledged the uproar has reduced him to tears.

March 14, 2008 | By COREY WILLIAMS Associated Press Writer | National


Diamond Eagles host Towson for three-game series

Georgia Southern returns to J.I. Clements Stadium this weekend for a three-game series against Towson. Tonight's game is scheduled for a 7 p.m. first pitch. Saturday is set for 2:30 p.m. with a 1:30 p.m. start on Sunday.

March 14, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Local Roundup: Bennett named Player of the Year

Earlier this week Region 3-AAAA met and choose the All-Region girls basketball team. Statesboro's Monnette Bennett was chosen as the Player of the Year and coach Jeff Seier was awarded the Coach of the Year. Also representing Statesboro were seniors Gwen Jones and Victoria Mikell who were selected as first team members.

March 14, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Bridge 2/29

As you are all aware, this is traditionally the day on which a woman may propose marriage to a man. It is also a popular day for employers because they get an extra day of work for no extra pay.

March 14, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 2/29

A number of changes could be in the offing for you in the year ahead. The benefits and advantages you generate from them will determine the number of successes you have. Don't hesitate to go with the flow.

March 14, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Judge sentences Wisconsin man to life in prison without parole for ’monstrous’ poisoning

KENOSHA, Wis. - Mark Jensen trembled slightly as he was told he will never leave prison for suffocating his wife after poisoning her with antifreeze.

March 14, 2008 | By CARRIE ANTLFINGER Associated Press Writer | National


New Black Box Theatre opens this weekend

As Georgia Southern University prepares to unveil the new Center for Art and Theatre at three events this weekend, bolts were tightened Thursday afternoon on the sculpture to permanently adorn the front of the new building. Funded by former Governor Carl Sanders to celebrate the wedding anniversary to his wife, Betty Foy Sanders, the work will stand as a monument to Mrs. Sanders' commitment to the fine arts in southeastern Georgia.

March 14, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Eagles falter on road again

CHARLESTON, S.C. - The College of Charleston converted 12 3-pointers and held off a late Georgia Southern rally to defeat the Eagles 91-86 in Southern Conference men's basketball action Thursday night at Kresse Arena.

March 14, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Diamond Eagles let one slip away

ATLANTA - Justin Davis (Pulaski/Metter) pitched brilliantly in his first collegiate start, but a two-out base hit in the bottom of the 10th inning was the game winner as Georgia Southern dropped a 1-0 decision at 22nd-ranked Georgia Tech Wednesday. The Eagles fell to 1-4 overall while Tech improved to 5-0.

March 13, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


US exchange student starved while staying with host family in Egypt; parents consider lawsuit

HALLOWELL, Maine - Jonathan McCullum was in perfect health at 155 pounds when he left last summer to spend the school year as an exchange student in Egypt.

March 13, 2008 | By JERRY HARKAVY Associated Press Writer | National


Bulloch Academy STAR student named top STAR in Bulloch Co.

Rob Mallard is not only a STAR at his own school – Bulloch Academy. Tuesday night, he was named the top STAR, student that is, in Bulloch County.

March 13, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Tennessee mayor delivers truckload of water to parched Georgia

ATLANTA - As Georgia politicians sought to solve their drought problems by making a grab for the mighty Tennessee River, the mayor of Chattanooga fired back Wednesday with a truckload of bottled water delivered to the Georgia Capitol.

March 13, 2008 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | National


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Innovative mental health program short on funds

Mental health experts in Georgia say federal spending cuts will weaken a program that trains ordinary people to provide "first aid" for a person experiencing a mental health crisis.

January 05, 2015 | By LEE ADCOCK Georgia Health News | Associated Press






Are you guilty of giving junk to the poor?

When Kristen Welch, blogger at We Are That Family, posted in October an essay called "Dear World: Let's Stop Giving Our Crap to the Poor" an avalanche of commentary followed. Ms. Welch's asserts that those blessed to live in rich countries should give their very best to support those less fortunate. Instead, we often use charity as an excuse to clean out all the broken, stained and unusable items in our house. While many applauded her honesty, others questioned who decides what's crap versus treasure. Should we really fill up landfills instead of donating items to charity ...

January 05, 2015 | By HEATHER HALE Deseret News National | Hot topics


Jury selection to get underway in marathon attacks

BOSTON - People who lost loved ones or were injured in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings are clamoring for justice as jury selection gets underway in one of the nation's most closely watched federal death penalty cases in two decades.

January 05, 2015 | By DENISE LAVOIE Associated Press | Associated Press


Longtime ESPN sportscaster Scott dies at 49

Stuart Scott was in his element, working a "Monday Night Football" game, when he was forced to leave for an appendix operation.

January 04, 2015 | By RICK FREEMAN Associated Press | Sports


Teens with strong religious worldviews more likely to avoid drugs, alcohol

It's a fact that surfaces in drug prevention programs, pop culture references and academic studies - one that makes church-going parents breathe sighs of relief and youth group leaders pat themselves on the back.

January 04, 2015 | By KELSEY DALLAS Deseret News National | Hot topics


10 exhilarating rites of passage for every parent

However imperceptibly, rites of passage change us, preparing us for new opportunities in life. Here are just a few rites of passage, both painful and joyous, that are requisite in parenthood. Which of these events have you gone through, and which do you have to look forward to?

January 04, 2015 | By DEBORAH GOODMAN Deseret News National | Hot topics


Wallenda aims to cross gorge with great-grandfather's image

ATLANTA - The image of Karl Wallenda crossing the Tallulah Gorge is still vivid for those who witnessed it on July 18, 1970.

January 04, 2015 | By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press | Associated Press


A response to Dr. John Waters

Editor:

January 04, 2015 | | Letters To The Editor


Johnson-Smith

Mr. and Mrs. Abb Dan Johnson Jr. of Twin City are proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Ansley Leigh Johnson, to Carson Hugh Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Edwin Smith Jr. of Vidalia.

January 04, 2015 | | Weddings


7-year-old plane crash survivor may help probe

EDDYVILLE, Ky. - Sailor Gutzler, the 7-year-old girl who survived a plane crash, walked a mile through the cold, dark woods to safety and then helped authorities locate the wreckage and remains of her family, may not be done helping investigators.

January 04, 2015 | By TIMOTHY D. EASLEY Associated Press | Associated Press


Living with Children with John Rosemond - Lavish parties, gifts and trips are 'just plain nuts'

A reader writes that her friends "recently spent around $300 on their daughter's birthday party - her first. They bought lots of stuff to entertain their young guests and extended family. The child, a baby, obviously had no clue what was going on. I should mention that the parents are struggling to make ends meet." She asks for my take on this.

January 03, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy - Thank God for a fresh start

One of the more popular shows currently on the small screen is "American Pickers," starring business partners Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz. They travel the country in their large van, searching through barns, back yards - literally anywhere they can find old pieces of what most would call junk but that they think they can sell in their two Antique Archaeology stores. I could be wrong, but it seems a safe bet that neither Mike nor Frank got very excited as kids about Christmas or birthday parties, as both normally include gifts that are new rather than old.

January 03, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender - Make the most of 2015

Fireworks and sparkling grape juice, off-key "Auld Lang Syne" tunes, a large falling ball, horns and hugs and kisses ushered in a new year. Do you have dreams and hopes for 2015? Whatever your plans for the new year, make family and loved ones a priority with lots of special time and celebrations to treasure for much longer than 365 days.

January 03, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


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