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U.S. airpower dropping bombs on Iraq at twice last year’s rate

BAGHDAD - Four years into the war that opened with ''shock and awe,'' U.S. warplanes have again stepped up attacks in Iraq, dropping bombs at more than twice the rate of a year ago.

June 20, 2007 | By CHARLES J. HANLEY Associated Press Writer | Nation


AP IMPACT: U.S. cutting back efforts to monitor global warming from space

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration is drastically scaling back efforts to measure global warming from space, just as the president tries to convince the world the U.S. is ready to take the lead in reducing greenhouse gases.

June 19, 2007 | By JOHN HEILPRIN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Airport pipeline plot demonstrates dangers of mundane targets

NEW YORK - Until a suspected terrorist plot was revealed, few people even knew there was a pipeline of highly combustible jet fuel snaking beneath the nation's largest city.

June 19, 2007 | By TOM HAYS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Grand jury indicts Louisiana Rep. Jefferson in bribery investigation

WASHINGTON - Rep. William Jefferson, D-La., was indicted Monday on federal charges of racketeering, money-laundering and soliciting more than $400,000 in bribes in connection with years of trying to broker business deals in Africa.

June 19, 2007 | By LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Fifth inning hurts Hudson, Braves

ATLANTA - The Florida Marlins scored four runs off Tim Hudson during a strange fifth inning and went on to beat the Atlanta Braves 6-4 Monday night behind Wes Obermueller, starting on three day's rest for the first time in his career.

June 19, 2007 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Police Report - June 5

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.

June 19, 2007 | From staff and wire reports | Crime Report


Georgia farmers fear for crops after drought

OMEGA - The sky above Randy Scarbor's cantaloupe fields was overcast last week, but the clouds were from the massive wildfires to the east. No rain was forecast on the last day of May, a month that set records for dry conditions across Georgia.

June 19, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


Militant Islamic Web site to release video of U.S. soldiers captured in ambush in Iraq

CAIRO, Egypt (AP) - An Islamic militant Web site said Monday it would soon release video clips showing the capture of three American soldiers who disappeared following an ambush in Iraq in mid-May. The body of one soldier was later found, but the other two remain missing.

June 19, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Bridge 6/5

In yesterday's deal, East made a Lightner slam double of six spades, asking for a diamond lead, the first suit bid by the dummy. When West did as requested, the slam was defeated. But South should have taken heed of East's warning and run to six no-trump, which would have been unbeatable.

June 19, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 6/5

You could finally reap benefits from seeds you planted a long time ago. A number of situations that looked as if they had failed could take root now and suddenly sprout beautiful blossoms.

June 19, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 6/5

DEAR DR. GOTT: Our 14-year-old grandson has Asperger's Syndrome. Is there a future for him? Please explain all we need to know about the syndrome. What can we do for him and where can we get help?

June 19, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 6/5

DEAR ABBY: Wow! I can't believe that "Terri in Johnstown, Pa." (April 7) has the nerve to complain about how her husband washes the dishes or vacuums. She should be grateful her husband isn't like so many other husbands, who sit on the couch while their wives do the dishes themselves.

June 19, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Al-Qaida front group claims to have killed U.S. soldiers captured in Iraq ambush last month

BAGHDAD - Insurgents linked to al-Qaida issued a video Monday claiming they killed all three U.S. soldiers captured in an ambush last month. ''They were alive and then dead,'' a voice said during a sequence of images that included the military IDs of two Americans still missing.

June 19, 2007 | By KIM GAMEL Associated Press Writer | Nation


Willingway hosts national event

Willingway Hospital recently played host to the 2007 Association of Intervention Specialists' semi-annual conference. The Association chose Willingway because of the hospital's international reputation as providing excellent recovery treatment for alcoholics and drug addicts.

June 18, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Business


Long wait pays off for Temple Baptist Church

In 2005, members of Statesboro's Temple Baptist Church voted unanimously to sell their property to Walgreen's Pharmacy. Little did they know construction delays on their new church would force them to spend about 30 months in the steel building that was originally their gym.

June 18, 2007 | By NAOMI BRYANT Herald Intern | Local


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