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Many people’s trash becomes treasure as Web-based swap program flourishes across US

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - When Laura Gernell heard about a place where people gave away perfectly good things to strangers - no money changing hands, no questions asked - she figured it was too good to be true.

January 13, 2008 | By VICKI SMITH Associated Press Writer | National


President Bush seeks to ease economic worries of American families

CRAWFORD, Texas - President Bush tried Saturday to assure many families that he knows they are struggling to pay bills, even as he again defended the economy's strength.

January 13, 2008 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | National


Police: Woman who disappeared Christmas Eve back in Chicago area from Calif. and doing fine

CHICAGO - Family members arranged a meeting at an undisclosed location between investigators and a married woman from Illinois whose disappearance on Christmas Eve prompted a costly search.

January 13, 2008 | By MICHAEL TARM Associated Press Writer | National


Dad says girl at center of custody fight soon heading to China with biological family

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - An 8-year-old girl who was taken from an American couple and returned to her Chinese parents after a seven-year custody fight faces another big adjustment - moving to China.

January 13, 2008 | By WOODY BAIRD Associated Press Writer | National


Kirkland-Henderson

Ms. Sandra Mosley Kirkland of Statesboro announces the engagement of her daughter, Rashanna Monique Kirkland to Kevin Earl Henderson, both residents of Charlotte, N.C. Kevin is the son of Bobby E. and Lavonia (Bonnie) Henderson of Welcome, N.C.

January 13, 2008 | | Wedding Planner


Bridge 12/29

Novelist and poet Judith Viorst claimed: "Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands, and then to eat just one of the pieces."

January 13, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Corrupt construction cited in Egypt building collapse that killed over 3 dozen

ALEXANDRIA, Egypt - Shoddy materials, illegal construction and a culture of corruption were blamed Saturday for the deaths of more than three dozen people buried when a 12-story apartment building crumbled to the ground.

January 13, 2008 | By TARIQ EL-FARAMAWY Associated Press Writer | World


Pakistanis seek stability, blame Musharraf for deepening turmoil after Bhutto slaying

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - The assassination of opposition leader Benazir Bhutto has pitched Pakistan into a political freefall and raised fears that increasingly bitter divisions in the society are turning the country into another Iraq.

January 13, 2008 | By MATTHEW PENNINGTON Associated Press Writer | World


50 years of marriage

January 13, 2008 | | Anniversaries


US should redeploy troops from Iraq to fight in Pakistan and Afghanistan, congresswoman says

WASHINGTON - The United States should redeploy troops from Iraq, allowing the military to focus on terrorist threats in Pakistan and Afghanistan, New York Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand said Saturday.

January 13, 2008 | By NATASHA T. METZLER Associated Press Writer | National


Landslides, pollution, migration: China’s Three Gorges Dam stirs concerns anew

HUANGTUPO VILLAGE, China - Wang Zhushu rarely sleeps at night. Instead, the 61-year-old retiree paces, listening to the drone of passing ships that shake the walls of her house on the banks of the Yangtze River.

January 13, 2008 | By AUDRA ANG Associated Press Writer | World


Pakistan militants, Bhutto aides allege government cover-up in assassination

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - An Islamic militant group said Saturday it had no link to Benazir Bhutto's killing and the opposition leader's aides accused the government of a cover-up, disputing the official account of her death.

January 13, 2008 | By RAVI NESSMAN Associated Press Writer | World


Bin Laden issues warning on Iraq, Israel in new audiotape to unify al-Qaida

CAIRO, Egypt - Osama bin Laden warned Iraq's Sunni Arabs against fighting al-Qaida and promised to expand the terror group's holy war to Israel in a new audiotape Saturday, threatening ''blood for blood, destruction for destruction.''

January 13, 2008 | By SALAH NASRAWI Associated Press Writer | World


Ask Dr. Gott 12/29

DEAR DR. GOTT: As a retired pharmacist, I would like to pass along a remedy for those who faithfully read your column.

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


Dear Abby 12/29

DEAR ABBY: I was having lunch in a restaurant recently. Seated next to us was a family who had an assistance dog for their teenage son. I was appalled when someone from another table approached the dog, began talking baby talk to it (while ignoring the people!) and dropped a scrap of meat on the floor in front of the dog's nose.

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


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Willingway, Georgia Southern conference will update addiction treatment methods

For Dr. Al Mooney, Director of Addiction Medicine and Recovery at Willingway, one of the key factors that distinguishes this week's Addiction Update Conference is its "focus on the solutions rather than the problems."

June 22, 2014 | Special to the Herald | News 4U


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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