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Forests besieged: With Africa ahead, world fells trees at ’alarming’ rate, imperiling climate

EDITOR'S NOTE - A generation back, conservationists warned of a ''well-hidden time bomb'' in the destruction of rain forests. Today even more trees fall. This is the first in a three-part global series on deforestation, its threat to climate, and what may be done about it.

February 17, 2008 | By EDWARD HARRIS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


A brand new island: The Maldives built it, but no one came

HULHUMALE, Maldives - Running out of space in its crowded capital, this republic of 1,200 islands thought it had a can't-miss solution: build another island.

February 17, 2008 | By MATTHEW ROSENBERG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Police officer suspended after gunfight with another officer in Atlanta suburb

BUFORD, Ga. - Two off-duty officers from different police departments wounded each other in a gun fight in the middle of a road in an Atlanta suburb, authorities said.

February 17, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Decades-old photograph helps solve mystery of New York man’s drowning 15 years later

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - A treasured old photograph, a police investigator's long-shot appeal to the public and a retiree's sharp memory have combined to solve a 15-year-old drowning mystery.

February 17, 2008 | By STEPHANIE REITZ Associated Press Writer | National


Punxsutawney Phil sees shadow, predicts more winter ahead

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. - Brace yourself for more wintry weather.

February 17, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


NYC sends undercover inspectors into taxis to enforce rules on credit cards, cell phones

NEW YORK - When a cabdriver tried to get Matthew Daus to pay a fare with cash instead of a credit card, Daus knew that wasn't right. As the head of the commission that regulates city taxis, he would know.

February 17, 2008 | By DEEPTI HAJELA Associated Press Writer | National


Kathy Bradley - Regret is the most painful emotion

Already the days are getting longer. The darkest days of winter are past and the sun is lingering on the horizon like a lover saying a reluctant good-bye.

February 17, 2008 | By KATHY BRADLEY | Lifestyles Columnists


Dutch student denies involvement in Holloway disappearance in Aruba

THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The mother of missing American teenager Natalee Holloway said that she's now convinced her daughter is dead after watching hidden camera footage of a Dutch student allegedly acknowledging involvement, according to an interview published Saturday.

February 17, 2008 | By MIKE CORDER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


For the Public Health by James H. Stephens, Ph.D.

All families should have a primary care physician, whether family members have a current specific medical condition or not. In my professional experience as a university professor and as a health system senior executive, I've been asked many times how to find a physician. Whether you are searching for a physician for yourself, your children, or a family member, it is most important to choose a physician whom you can trust.

February 17, 2008 | By JAMES H. STEPHENS, Ph.D. | Lifestyles Columnists


Bulloch Genealogy by Roger Allen

Everyone in Bulloch County knows a Deal or two and almost everyone knows what an important part the Deal family has played in the founding and development of Statesboro and Bulloch County. Well, their family lines extend all the way back to a little village in Bavaria, Germany. Johann Adam Diehl was born in Einod, Rhineland Pfalz, in Bavaria and married Anna. They had (at least) five children.

February 17, 2008 | By ROGER ALLEN | Lifestyles Columnists


Bulloch History by Roger Allen

The name Deal may be a big deal in Bulloch County. What most people don't know is that to Albert Mitchell Deal, the most important person in his life was his father John Deal. The most impressive thing to young Albert was his father's service in the Confederate Army. John, the child of James and Martha Deal, was anxious to serve his country and his homeland. As such, he signed up to serve in 1861.

February 17, 2008 | By ROGER ALLEN | Lifestyles Columnists


Obama races to trim Clinton’s lead among Latinos as multistate primary day approaches

WASHINGTON - Barack Obama's campaign ditched its familiar Motown tunes this week, warming up California crowds with Ricky Martin's bilingual soccer anthem, ''The Cup of Life.''

February 16, 2008 | By CHARLES BABINGTON Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Obama raises at least $32 million in January; Romney lends campaign $35 million for 2007

WASHINGTON - One tapped his bounty of fans; the other his bounty of fortune.

February 16, 2008 | By JIM KUHNHENN Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Police Report - February 2

(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.)

February 16, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Romney accuses McCain of adopting a Nixon-style campaign tactic

LONG BEACH, Calif. - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Thursday accused his rival John McCain of adopting underhanded tactics from Richard Nixon, the GOP president who resigned in disgrace.

February 16, 2008 | By GLEN JOHNSON Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


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