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Bush celebrates 62nd birthday on the fly

TOYAKO, Japan - Wedged between America's Independence Day and a summit of world leaders, President Bush's 62nd birthday got shortchanged this year.

July 21, 2008 | By JOE COLEMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Sewage glut — another ugly result of Gaza’s wars

SHATI REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip - When a toilet is flushed in Gaza City, the waste sloshes straight into the Mediterranean.

July 21, 2008 | By DIAA HADID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


2 retired generals formally arrested in Turkish probe into alleged coup plot

ANKARA, Turkey - Two retired generals were jailed Sunday in connection with an alleged plot to topple Turkey's Islamic-rooted government, the highest-ranking ex-soldiers detained as part of the probe, a news report said.

July 21, 2008 | By SUZAN FRASER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


3 freed US hostages give thanks for their rescue

SAN ANTONIO - The three American hostages rescued by Colombia's military said in their first public statement that they are doing fine and are thrilled to ''return home to the country we love.''

July 21, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Ore. man completes flight of fancy — in lawn chair

CAMBRIDGE, Idaho - Using his trusty BB gun to help him return to Earth, a 48-year-old gas station owner flew a lawn chair rigged with helium-filled balloons more than 200 miles across the Oregon desert Saturday, landing in a field in Idaho.

July 21, 2008 | By KEITH RIDLER Associated Press Writer | National


‘Public’ online spaces don’t carry speech, rights

NEW YORK - Rant all you want in a public park. A police officer generally won't eject you for your remarks alone, however unpopular or provocative.

July 21, 2008 | By ANICK JESDANUN AP Internet Writer | National


Bridge 7/5

English author and lexicographer Samuel Johnson said, "A man seldom thinks with more earnestness of anything than he does of his dinner."

July 21, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 7/5

Advancement in your chosen field of endeavor is possible in the year ahead, but it will take a combination of ingenuity, resourcefulness and imagination to be all that you can be. Don't accept half measures from yourself.

July 21, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 7/5

DEAR DR. GOTT: My eye specialist recently told me that I need cataract surgery. My reaction was negative because I have always been allergic to anything and everything in or around my eyes. I have never even been able to wear any kind of makeup. I can't wear contact lenses because it was found I was allergic to the lenses themselves. I tried twice but not through this doctor.

July 21, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 7/5

DEAR ABBY: I have been wondering about the custom of shoe removal when someone is a guest at the home of the person who practices this custom before entering the house.

July 21, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Bush defends decisions on North Korea, Olympics

TOYAKO, Japan - President Bush on Sunday defended removing North Korea from the list of state sponsors of terrorism and attending the opening ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics as world leaders assembled to address soaring gas prices, climate change and African aid.

July 21, 2008 | By TOM RAUM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Special court for vets addresses more than crime

BUFFALO, N.Y. - The first clue that the Tuesday afternoon session in Part 4 of Buffalo City Court is not like other criminal proceedings comes just before it starts.

July 21, 2008 | By CAROLYN THOMPSON Associated Press Writer | National


Weather helps crews battling Calif’s biggest fire

LOS ANGELES - Cooler weather on Sunday gave a boost to crews battling the enormous wildfire that was threatening nearly 2,700 homes in Santa Barbara County.

July 21, 2008 | By CHRISTINA HOAG Associated Press Writer | National


Kathy Bradley - When a heart trumps instinct

The rabbit wasn't large - bigger than a bunny, but not full grown. It sat among the Palmetto scrubs and wiregrass along the edge of the road. Jake and I noticed it at the same time.

July 20, 2008 | By KATHY BRADLEY | Lifestyles Columnists


GSU to induct six into Hall of Fame

The Georgia Southern University Athletics Department will induct six former student-athletes into the Athletics Department Hall of Fame this September.

July 20, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Sports


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