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Ecuador’s challenge: dislodging Colombian rebels

PUERTO NUEVO, Ecuador - Puerto Nuevo, population 1,700, has no church, no police, no immigration post and no elected officials. Flanked by dense rainforest on the southern bank of the muddy San Miguel River, it's a town of transients. And of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.

September 14, 2008 | By FRANK BAJAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Jayson Foster released by Dolphins

Former Georgia Southern star and Walter Payton Award winner Jayson Foster was waived Saturday night by the Miami Dolphins. Foster signed with the Dolphins as a free agent in April and had hoped to make the team as a receiver and/or special teams player.

September 14, 2008 | From staff reports | Georgia Southern


Nigeria militants: 29 military personnel killed

LAGOS, Nigeria - Nigeria's main militant group claimed Saturday that it killed at least 29 military personnel in three separate attacks across the restive southern oil region.

September 14, 2008 | By EDWARD HARRIS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Israel tightens grip on West Bank’s Jordan Valley

MASKIYOT, West Bank - They live just a couple of miles from each other along a country road winding through parched fields, but they are worlds apart.

September 14, 2008 | By KARIN LAUB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


A farming ND county gets a boost from New York

BISMARCK, N.D. - The lone grocery store in the south-central North Dakota farming town of Zeeland has been selling disposable diapers, just for adults.

September 13, 2008 | By JAMES MacPHERSON Associated Press Writer | National


Bridge 8/30

English author Sir Henry Taylor, who died in 1886, wrote, "Shy and unready men are great betrayers of secrets; for there are fewer wants more urgent for the moment than the want of something to say."

September 13, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrorgraph 8/30

In the year ahead, you will enter into a promising side venture that is apt to start out small but could easily grow into something quite large. It might be a project of a lifetime, which will never happen again.

September 13, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Missing cleric roils Lebanon’s Shiites years later

BEIRUT, Lebanon - For the rest of the world, the disappearance of the imam Moussa al-Sadr is probably at most a footnote in the checkered history of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. In 1978, the Lebanese Shiite Muslim religious leader flew to Tripoli for a week of talks with Libyan officials. He was never seen or heard from again.

September 13, 2008 | By BASSEM MROUE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Drunken-driving deaths fall in 32 states

WASHINGTON - Drunken-driving deaths fell in 32 states in 2007, the government reported Thursday, but alcohol-related fatalities increased among motorcycle riders in half the states.

September 13, 2008 | By KEN THOMAS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Body parts scheme ringleader pleads guilty in Pa.

PHILADELPHIA - A man who made millions of dollars by plundering hundreds of bodies sent to funeral homes and selling their often-diseased parts and tissues to medical companies pleaded guilty Friday to a raft of charges that could send him to prison for life.

September 13, 2008 | By KATHY MATHESON Associated Press Writer | National


Media says Hezbollah hit helicopter by mistake

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Hezbollah handed over a man suspected of firing at a Lebanese army helicopter into military authorities, a judicial official said Friday, amid media reports that the fatal shooting was a mistake by the militant group.

September 13, 2008 | By BASSEM MROUE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Court: US can block mad cow testing

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration can prohibit meat packers from testing their animals for mad cow disease, a federal appeals court said Friday.

September 13, 2008 | By MATT APUZZO Associated Press Writer | Washington


McCain picks Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin for VP

DAYTON, Ohio - Republican John McCain introduced first-term Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his vice presidential running mate Friday, a stunning selection of a little-known conservative newcomer who relishes fighting the establishment.

September 13, 2008 | By LIZ SIDOTI and BETH FOUHY Associated Press Writers | Campaign 2008


Musharraf eyes comfy retirement home

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Predictions that Pervez Musharraf will have to flee Pakistan to escape treason charges have died along with the coalition that drove him from the presidency.

September 13, 2008 | By STEPHEN GRAHAM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


2 airliners nearly collide over Atlantic

WASHINGTON - Two airliners were one minute from colliding when at least one of the planes turned away from the other over the Atlantic Ocean this week, federal authorities said Friday.

September 13, 2008 | By JOAN LOWY Associated Press Writer | Washington


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Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

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February 28, 2014 | | Life


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