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Mine explosion kills 1, injures 36 in Ecuador

PONCE ENRIQUEZ, Ecuador - Rescue workers on Tuesday disproved rumors that dozens of miners were trapped in a powerful explosion at a gold mine that killed one worker and injured 36 more, Ecuadorean officials said.

December 12, 2007 | By JEANNETH VALDIVIESO | Nation


Oh, rats: Scientists want to wipe out rats on Alaskan island and bring the birds back

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - More than 200 years ago, rats jumped ship for Rat Island.

December 12, 2007 | By MARY PEMBERTON Associated Press Writer | Nation


Hundreds of Iraqis head home on buses in first Baghdad-funded refugee return

DAMASCUS, Syria - Hundreds of Iraqi refugees boarded buses for home on Tuesday in the first convoy from an Iraqi-funded effort to speed the return of families that fled the country's violence and insecurity.

December 12, 2007 | By ALBERT AJI Associated Press Writer | Nation


Sudanese official says the teacher held for naming a teddy bear ’Muhammad’ could be freed soon

KHARTOUM, Sudan - A British teacher arrested for allowing her students to name a teddy bear Muhammad will probably be cleared and released soon, a spokesman for the Sudanese embassy in London said Tuesday.

December 12, 2007 | By MOHAMED OSMAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Toys for Tots benefit trail ride December 15

A trail ride to benefit the local effort to help less fortunate families have a merry Christmas will cost riders only an unwrapped toy - unless they would like to donate more.

December 12, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bush, Mideast leaders voice measured optimism about peace prospects

WASHINGTON - President Bush stepped cautiously into the most direct Mideast peacemaking of his administration on Monday, meeting separately with the leaders of Israel and the Palestinian Authority to explore whether peace is possible. ''Difficult compromises'' will be required but the Israeli and Palestinian leaders are committed to making them, he said.

December 12, 2007 | By ANNE GEARAN AP Diplomatic Writer | Nation


New Orleans bouncers get change of venue in GSU student’s death

NEW ORLEANS - The trial of four bouncers charged in the 2004 death of Georgia Southern University student Levon Jones will be held outside of New Orleans because some believe a New Orleans jury would be tainted by excessive media coverage.

December 12, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


Lawsuit filed in bus wreck that killed 5 Bluffton U. baseball team members targets insurers

TOLEDO, Ohio - Attorneys want a federal court to determine whether members of a university baseball team involved in a deadly bus crash earlier this year are entitled to insurance money.

December 12, 2007 | By JOHN SEEWER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Dear Abby 11/28

DEAR ABBY: I have a great job, get along with everyone I work with and go home at night happy, even when things get a little hectic. I love my job - except for one thing.

December 12, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Funeral scheduled for Buford teenager killed in hunting accident

BUFORD - The funeral is scheduled Wednesday for a Buford teenager who was killed in a weekend hunting accident near Pine Mountain.

December 12, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Georgia Prep Football Playoff Results - Second Round

CLASS AAAAA

N. Gwinnett 17, Brookwood 3

December 11, 2007 | From the Associated Press | Sports


Counseling hot lines help farmers cope with drought

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - American farmers no longer have to stoically face all that nature and the economy can dish out.

December 11, 2007 | By KRISTIN M. HALL Associated Press Writer | Nation


2 suicide bombers strike in Pakistan, killing up to 35; exiled ex-premier may return Sunday

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Militants struck at the heart of Pakistan's security establishment Saturday, killing up to 35 people in suicide attacks on a checkpoint outside army headquarters and a bus carrying intelligence agency employees, officials said.

December 11, 2007 | By MUNIR AHMAD Associated Press Writer | Nation


Michigan eases regulations to make it easier for farmers to compost animal carcasses

ST. JOHNS, Mich. - Dairy farmer Ken Nobis reaches into a tall mound of what looks like topsoil and grabs a clump, which he looks over and quickly sniffs before crumbling it.

December 11, 2007 | By JAMES PRICHARD Associated Press Writer | Nation


Cost of mailing a letter to be limited to rate of inflation

WASHINGTON - Starting now, the price of a stamp won't go up faster than the rate of inflation, the Postal Service said Thursday.

December 11, 2007 | | Nation


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Five factors you must consider when buying auto insurance

There are a number of key factors most insurance companies use to calculate how much you'll pay for auto insurance. What's important to remember is that you can control many of these factors.

June 05, 2014 | Special to the Herald | News 4U


Let’s start talking about health and weight

Note: The following is one of a series of articles from the Canyon Ranch Institute dedicated to showing people how to live healthier and encouraging folks to take small steps to adjust their lifestyle.

June 05, 2014 | By PALMER STEVERSON and ANDREW PLEASANT, Ph.D. Canyon Ranch Institute | News 4U


Summer favorites with a healthy twist

(Note: The following is one of a series of articles from the Canyon Ranch Institute dedicated to showing people how to live healthier and encouraging folks to take small steps to adjust their lifestyle.)

June 04, 2014 | By KIM FLOYD, M.Ed., R.D., L.D.; JOYCELYN CORNTHWAITE, M.S., R.D., L.D., CDE and KELLY SHANNON Special to the Herald | News 4U


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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