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Democrats trying again to boost taxes on oil companies by $18 billion

WASHINGTON - House Democrats cited record oil prices and a surge in gasoline costs Wednesday as they pushed to impose $18 billion in new taxes on the largest oil companies. Republicans argued the industry is being unfairly singled out for higher taxes.

March 13, 2008 | By H. JOSEF HEBERT Associated Press Writer | Washington


New Orleans Katrina activist sentenced to probation for loan fraud scheme

NEW ORLEANS - An activist who has been a leader in efforts to rebuild a New Orleans neighborhood destroyed by Hurricane Katrina was sentenced Wednesday to five years of probation for his role in a loan fraud scheme.

March 13, 2008 | By STACEY PLAISANCE Associated Press Writer | National


Celebrated by James Dean and Bruce Springsteen, street racing thrives, despite the dangers

ACCOKEEK, Md. - In a matter of seconds, a lonely stretch of rural road in the middle of the night can become a raceway.

March 13, 2008 | By STEPHEN MANNING Associated Press Writer | National


The Eagles Nest: Louis Graham and Co. prepare for Davidson

The Eagles Nest - February 27, 2008

March 13, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON & ALEX PELLEGRINO vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | The Eagles Nest - 07-08


Attorney general gets first look at terror detainees, legal process at Guantanamo Bay

WASHINGTON - Attorney General Michael Mukasey met briefly Wednesday with government prosecutors at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as the U.S. prepares its case against six al-Qaida suspects accused of being responsible for the 9/11 attacks.

March 13, 2008 | By LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Bush says the US and Czech Republic are close to a deal about missile defense radar

WASHINGTON - President Bush said Wednesday the United States has not yet reached agreement with the Czech Republic to allow installation of a U.S. missile-defense radar there, but that the two sides are close.

March 13, 2008 | By DESMOND BUTLER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Iraq: Shiite pilgrims targeted on holy day as 1 dies in roadside bombing

BAGHDAD - Shiite pilgrims headed to a major religious gathering were again targeted by extremists Wednesday when a roadside bomb detonated near a bus in Baghdad, killing one traveler, police said.

March 13, 2008 | By JOHN AFFLECK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bridge 2/28

Yesterday's deal occurred during the 1978 Spingold Knockout Teams at the Summer Nationals in Toronto. This was the very next board of the match.

March 13, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 2/28

More than your share of opportunities will present themselves in the year ahead, but unless you see them as good possibilities, you won't capitalize on them. Don't be afraid to be who you are and to live life to the fullest.

March 13, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 2/28

DEAR DR. GOTT: Please enlighten me about "dry eye." I have worn glasses for more than 60 years without any problems. I am 87 years old, and about two months ago, I had cataract surgery on both eyes. The left eye has developed "dry eye." My doctor told me to use eye drops and warm compresses. The pharmacies have umpteen brands and prices to choose from. What kind of drops should I use? How many times a day should they be used? Can this condition lead to anything more serious, such as detached retina? In addition to the eye being ...

March 13, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 2/28

DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have been married for 35 years. The first 30 were pretty much devoted to raising children.

March 13, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Police search home on British island at center of child abuse investigation

St. MARTIN, Jersey - Police on Wednesday broke into a bricked-up room in the cellar of a children's home that is the focus of a child abuse investigation on this British island.

March 13, 2008 | By GREGORY KATZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


CDC panel: Vaccinate all kids against flu

ATLANTA (AP) - All children - not just those under 5 - should get vaccinated against the flu, a federal advisory panel said Wednesday.

March 13, 2008 | By MIKE STOBBE Associated Press Writer | National


Police Report - February 28

(Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.)

March 13, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


70 percent of Afghanistan outside of central government’s control

WASHINGTON -The Afghan government under President Hamid Karzai controls just 30 percent of the country, the top U.S. intelligence official said Wednesday.

March 13, 2008 | By PAMELA HESS Associated Press Writer | Washington


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Vegas expects big weekend

LAS VEGAS - College football fans and ESPN executives aren't the only ones applauding the new championship playoffs.

January 05, 2015 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Writer | Sports


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Recent sale makes Statesboro bank larger

Mississippi-based regional bank Renasant Corp. announced that it will acquire Georgia-based Heritage Financial Group, the parent of HeritageBank of the South for $258 million in stock. The acquisition will include the two Statesboro branches of Heritage, one on South Main and the second on Northside Drive East.

January 05, 2015 | | Local


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


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