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22 killed in Sadr City clashes as gunmen release students seized near Mosul

BAGHDAD - Iraqi troops backed by U.S. forces battled Shiite fighters in Baghdad's Sadr City neighborhood in clashes that killed 22 people and wounded dozens despite a cease-fire between the government and the militia, officials said Sunday.

April 21, 2008 | By SLOBODAN LEKIC Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


With trips to warfront, Basij keep revolutionary fervor alive among Iran’s youth

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Zahra Saremi took a different sort of vacation this year to celebrate Iranian New Year - touring the bloody battlefields of Iran's long war with Iraq at a week-long camp dedicated to martyrdom and patriotism.

April 21, 2008 | By LEE KEATH Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraq’s growing legions of widows suffer loneliness, ostracism and poverty

BAGHDAD - The car exploded near a popular ice cream parlor, sending flames and shrapnel through the busy square and killing 17 people.

April 21, 2008 | By KIM GAMEL and BUSHRA JUHI Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


Why are gorillas in zoos dying from heart disease? Scientific sleuths now on the case

Mopie looked the picture of ape fitness: His shoulders were broad and imposing, his silver-haired back sculpted and muscular, his biceps bulging as wide as a wrestler's thighs when he scratched his head.

April 21, 2008 | By TODD LEWAN AP National Writer | National


US cyberwarfare preparations include offensive measures, not just defense of networks

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. military officials seeking to boost the nation's cyberwarfare capabilities are looking beyond defending the Internet: They are developing ways to launch virtual attacks on enemies.

April 21, 2008 | By ANICK JESDNUN AP Internet Writer | National


Suicide attack at start of Sri Lanka marathon kills government minister, 13 others

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) - A suicide bomber killed 14 people at an opening ceremony for a marathon Sunday, including a government minister who was nearing the starting line with a flag and a former Olympian. More than 90 others were wounded in the attack.

April 21, 2008 | By BHARATHA MALLAWARACHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


AP IMPACT: VA employees rack up $2.6 billion in credit card charges for veterans care

WASHINGTON - Veterans Affairs employees last year racked up hundreds of thousands of dollars in government credit-card bills at casino and luxury hotels, movie theaters and high-end retailers such as Sharper Image and Franklin Covey - and government auditors are investigating, citing past spending abuses.

April 21, 2008 | By HOPE YEN Associated Press Writer | Washington


A victim of Alaska fishing boat disaster fell from rescue basket into Bering Sea, rescuer says

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A crewman who died at the site of a sinking fishing boat in the Bering Sea fell from a rescue basket being pulled into a helicopter, a rescuer has testified.

April 21, 2008 | By JEANNETTE J. LEE Associated Press Writer | National


Ukraine’s Iron Lady: Glamour, hairstyle and a fierce political will

KIEV, Ukraine - On a typical day she may chair a cabinet meeting, visit coal miners or fly to Brussels for a summit. But before she steps out of her home, she sculpts her rich blond hair into a peasant-style braid. Only then does she become the prime minister every Ukrainian can instantly identify.

April 21, 2008 | By MARIA DANILOVA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Coleman earns GSU President’s Medal

Ten Georgia Southern University alumni were honored for their career achievements and support of the University at the annual Alumni Awards Banquet Saturday, April 5 in the Nessmith-Lane Center for Continuing Education Ballroom.

April 21, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Business


Police Report - April 7

(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.)

April 21, 2008 | | Crime Report


Elon sweeps Sunday’s doubleheader

ELON, N.C. - Georgia Southern could not hold onto early leads in both games Sunday at Elon, losing 11-10 and 12-8 in Southern Conference play. The Eagles (16-14 overall, 4-5 SoCon) lost for the sixth time in the last seven games, including five straight in league play.

April 21, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Cawthorn named professor of the year at 2008 Honors Day

Special Michelle Cawthorn received the Wells/Warren Professor of the Year Award at the Georgia Southern University Honors Day Convocation last week. Cawthorn is an assistant professor in the Department of Biology.

April 21, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Local Roundup: Plankenhorn meet moved to Tuesday

The fifth annual Derrick Plankenhorn Invitational track meet was rained out Saturday and is rescheduled for Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Southeast Bulloch High School.

April 20, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


'On Dragonfly Wings' opens Thursday in GSU's Black Box Theatre

Making its mainland U.S. debut, the musical "On Dragonfly Wings" opens Thursday in Georgia Southern University's new Black Box Theatre located in the Center for Art and Theatre. The show, presented by Georgia Southern University Theatre and Performance, runs April 10 -13 and 15 -19 with evening shows starting at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday's matinee at 2 p.m.

April 20, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Life


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