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Police Report - August 4

(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.)

August 18, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Grass-roots effort in Egypt fights ’cutting’ girls

SULTAN ZAWYIT, Egypt - In this small Nile River farming village, Maha Mohammed has started to doubt whether she should circumcise her two daughters.

August 18, 2008 | By ANNA JOHNSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Afghan mothers keep their kids with them in prison

KABUL, Afghanistan - Three-year-old Wahid nervously clutched a dirty blue stuffed bunny, as the other children in the prison huddled around.

August 18, 2008 | By ALISA TANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Abbas denies asylum to supporters from Gaza

RAMALLAH, West Bank - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday refused to grant West Bank asylum to forces who fled weekend faction fighting in Hamas-ruled Gaza, despite fears for their safety.

August 18, 2008 | By KARIN LAUB and IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Some see red over proposed ’green’ resort in Maine

WINTER HARBOR, Maine - On paper, the development here in eastern Maine sounds like a dream for people looking to get away from it all.

August 18, 2008 | By CLARKE CANFIELD Associated Press Writer | National


School bully problem? Send in the clown

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Marvin Nash - a.k.a. Starvin' Marvin - has been a professional rodeo clown for some 30 years, entertaining fans and protecting bull riders at great risk to himself. He routinely taunts bulls that outweigh him by more than 1,000 pounds.

August 18, 2008 | By BOB MOEN Associated Press Writer | National


Burned before, fans weigh whether to believe

So you hear about a 41-year-old swimmer making the Olympics eight years after retiring and two years after giving birth. You immediately think:

August 18, 2008 | By RACHEL COHEN Associated Press Writer | National


Chinese grumble about the Olympics, but quietly

SHIJIAZHUANG, China - From the desktop computer at the foot of his bed, Zhang Heng dares to complain about the Beijing Olympics.

August 18, 2008 | By ANITA CHANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Tug repeatedly warned before Miss. River collision

NEW ORLEANS - The pilot of a huge tanker urged a tug boat pushing a barge to get out of the way of the tanker just before a collision on the Mississippi River, which caused thousands of gallons of fuel oil to spill from the barge into a busy stretch of the inland waterway, Coast Guard radio transmissions showed.

August 18, 2008 | By ALAN SAYRE Associated Press Writer | National


Bush trip to Asia balances fun, diplomacy

President Bush's visit to Beijing almost looks like a vacation - right down to a family reunion. But his three-nation Asian trip also takes him to the doorsteps of two troublesome regimes while forcing him to balance the Olympic spirit with the delicacies of diplomacy.

August 18, 2008 | By PAUL ALEXANDER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Anglican leader urges ban on gay bishops

NEW YORK - The spiritual leader of the world's Anglicans urged church leaders Sunday not to consecrate any other gay bishops for now, as he ended a once-a-decade Anglican assembly that was dedicated to preventing schism in the troubled fellowship.

August 18, 2008 | By RACHEL ZOLL Associated Press Writer | National


Stampede kills 145 at remote Hindu temple in India

NEW DELHI - Thousands of panicked pilgrims stampeded Sunday at a remote mountaintop temple in northern India during celebrations to honor a Hindu goddess, sending dozens of people plummeting to their deaths and trampling scores more. Police said 145 people were killed.

August 18, 2008 | By GAVIN RABINOWITZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bomb hidden in trash pile kills 20 Somalis

MOGADISHU, Somalia - A bomb hidden under a pile of garbage killed at least 20 people, half of them women who were sweeping the street in Somalia's capital, witnesses and doctors said Sunday.

August 18, 2008 | By MOHAMED OLAD HASSAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Kleen-Franklin

Kimberly Elyse Kleen and Cason A. Franklin were united in marriage on Saturday, July 19th, 2008, in Vancouver, Wash.

August 17, 2008 | | Wedding Planner


Berry-Mallard

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Berry of Metter announce the engagement of their daughter, Erin Berry of Metter, to Eric Mallard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert and Donna Mallard.

August 17, 2008 | | Wedding Planner


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