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For Young Readers by Lindsey & Paige Oliver

It is rare these days to find a picture book that is accessible to all ages. Even rarer is a book with unique art and unique story that engages readers. "Mirrormask," the brain child of author Neil Gaiman and illustrator Dave McKean, does all this and more. "Mirrormask" is a unique fantasy book that does not feel like fantasy. Despite the fact that much of the story takes place in an alternate world, the perspective of the main character, Helena, gives the story a surprisingly normal feeling that even people who dislike fantasy can identify with.

July 22, 2007 | By LINDSEY and PAIGE OLIVER | Lifestyles Columnists


Henry Clay, horticulturist

If you want a tropical look in your garden, whether in containers or beds, cannas (Canna x generalis) are a perfect choice. Cannas are dramatic, with large leaves and upright growth, and flower regularly throughout our summer period.

July 22, 2007 | By HENRY CLAY | Lifestyles Columnists


Bulloch History by Roger Allen

With a name like that, I'm not sure if I'd like to live there. Where exactly would that be, and how did it get its name? The truth, in this case, is quite simple. At Great Lott's Creek, along the Bulloch and Candler County line, a gentleman named William Wright had bought some land. He announced on April 14, 1860, that he intended to set up a "fish trap" on the Great Ogeechee River near the junction of Great Lott's Creek.

July 22, 2007 | By ROGER ALLEN | Lifestyles Columnists


Tobacco taxes viewed as a likely source of children’s health funding

WASHINGTON - The nation's 45 million smokers will probably help pay for the spending increase that Democrats want for children's health insurance, say analysts familiar with deliberations on Capitol Hill.

July 22, 2007 | By KEVIN FREKING Associated Press Writer | Nation


President Bush accuses Congress of failing to meet its duties

WASHINGTON - President Bush accused Democratic lawmakers on Saturday of being unable to live up to their duties, citing Congress' inability to pass legislation to fund the federal government.

July 22, 2007 | By JENNIFER LOVEN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Farm bill again will be battle over crop subsidies

WASHINGTON - Momentum is building in Congress for overhauling farm subsidies because of tight budgets and increasing enthusiasm for renewable fuels and conservation programs.

July 22, 2007 | By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press Writer | Nation


A few laws exist, but most states keep prep steroids a local issue

They were thinking big in New Mexico. Encouraged by the Drug Enforcement Administration, state officials staged a national summit to discuss solutions for the growing problem of steroids in high school sports.

July 22, 2007 | By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer | Nation


Miniature robots play in world’s first nano-scale soccer game

ATLANTA - Exploding from the other end of the soccer field, the silver robot glinted under the light of the cameras and burst toward the lone defender standing between it and the goal.

July 22, 2007 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | Local


Crosby-Ostean

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Mitch Crosby of Metter announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather Ann Crosby of Metter, to Barry Lee Ostean, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Dewayne Ostean of Sparta, Ga.

July 22, 2007 | | Wedding Planner


8 out of 10 Ga. schools make adequate progress under federal law

ATLANTA - About 81 percent of Georgia public schools passed muster under federal No Child Left Behind requirements this year - a slight increase over 2006.

July 21, 2007 | By DOUG GROSS Associated Press Writer | Local


Mailing it in: What’s the future of the U.S. post office — and your mail?

WASHINGTON - Could mail one day go the way of many pizza chains, where customers can pick it up or pay extra for home delivery?

July 21, 2007 | By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID Associated Press Writer | Nation


New reports show 2.5 million HIV cases in India, less than half of previous estimates

NEW DELHI - The experts' consensus was that India had the most HIV cases in the world - 5.7 million - and that number could rise if aggressive measures weren't adopted.

July 21, 2007 | By SAM DOLNICK Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bridge 7/7

On 07/07/07, I wanted to feature a deal in which a seven plays a key role. But I am away from home and forgot to bring along a copy of "Right Through the Pack," which contains 52 stories, each featuring one card from the deck. I searched the Internet without success. But at http://my.execpc.com/E7Efkommrus/Bridge/index.htm I did see this: Two university students were playing at the local YMCA. They heard that six diamonds was cold (unbeatable) on board five. So, when they got to that deal, the bidding went six diamonds - double ...

July 21, 2007 | BY PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Two suspects in U.K. terror attacks made U.S. inquiries

LONDON - Two suspects in the failed car bombings in Britain made inquiries about working in the United States, the FBI said Friday, and British prosecutors said an Iraqi arrested after the attack on Glasgow airport should face terrorism charges.

An FBI spokeswoman said Mohammed Asha and another suspect had contacted the Philadelphia-based Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, as first reported in The Philadelphia Inquirer. Asha, a Jordanian physician of Palestinian heritage, contacted the agency within the last year, but apparently did not take the test for foreign medical school graduates, said the spokeswoman, Nancy O'Dowd.

July 21, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


West sizzles, forecasters say little relief ahead from heat wave

HELENA, Mont. - If a record-breaking heat wave doesn't lift soon, cattle rancher Sharon McDonald may see her hay crop turn to dust.

July 21, 2007 | By MATT GOURAS Associated Press Writer | Nation


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Willingway to host food addiction workshop

Willingway, the addiction treatment experts, will host a new workshop titled "Food Addiction - A Relationship With Food" on Friday.

March 18, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Despite opposition, many landowners await pipeline

LINCOLN, Neb. - If the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline ever gains approval, Ronald Weber will watch from his farmhouse as workers lay the line beneath a half-mile of his cropland in northeast Nebraska.

March 18, 2014 | By GRANT SCHULTE Associated Press | Local


Malaysia: Files were deleted from flight simulator

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Investigators are trying to restore files deleted last month from the home flight simulator of the pilot aboard the missing Malaysian plane to see if they shed any light on the disappearance, Malaysia's defense minister said Wednesday.

March 18, 2014 | By IAN MADER Associated Press | Local


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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