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Cornel West speaks at Georgia Southern

Cornel West, a provocative public intellectual and a champion for racial justice, spoke to an overflow crowd of nearly 1,500 at Georgia Southern University's Performing Arts Center Tuesday evening. West explored the words and actions of Martin Luther King, Jr., quoting Socrates, the Bible, Dr. King and even current hip hop lyrics to convey the importance of King's dream in the world today. "Brother Martin's greatness was in his depth of love for people," West told the crowd. "His dream is a dream of hope, and don't confuse hope with optimism. There is work to ...

February 07, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Stocks down 200 in first half-hour

NEW YORK - Stocks pulled back again Wednesday, with investors uneasy about the health of the economy after reports from big names like Apple Inc. and Motorola Inc. dashed any notion that the Federal Reserve's emergency rate cut could in short order patch up the economy. Bond prices rose but came off their highs after stocks pared their losses.

February 07, 2008 | By TIM PARADIS AP Business Writer | National


House leaders, treasury boss handle the dealmaking on stimulus package

WASHINGTON - The key players on Capitol Hill and in the Bush administration hashing out an economic stimulus package bring differing challenges and agendas to the table as they address an issue that's become the public's top concern.

February 07, 2008 | By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Heath Ledger autopsy inconclusive; more tests are needed

NEW YORK - A makeshift memorial of flowers and candles grew Wednesday outside the apartment building of Heath Ledger, whose Oscar-winning director in "Brokeback Mountain" called his death a "heartbreaking" ending to a superb acting career and life.

February 07, 2008 | By TOM HAYES Associated Press Writer | National


Astronaut survey finds no launch day drinking, 1 case of mixing medicine and alcohol

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - NASA said Wednesday that a survey of astronauts and flight surgeons found no evidence of launch day drinking by crew members, despite a report last year of two cases of drunkenness.

February 07, 2008 | By MARCIA DUNN Associated Press Writer | National


Mexican authorities arrest man in border agent’s death

MEXICO CITY - Mexican authorities said Wednesday they have arrested a man for the weekend killing of a U.S. Border Patrol agent who was run over by a suspected smuggler's vehicle.

February 07, 2008 | By E. EDUARDO CASTILLO Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Military reverses itself, says F-16s were in Texas area where residents reported seeing UFO

FORT WORTH, Texas - Fighter jets were training nearby the night dozens of Stephenville-area residents reported seeing a UFO this month, Air Force Reserve officials said Wednesday, backtracking on earlier statements.

February 07, 2008 | By ANGELA K. BROWN Associated Press Writer | National


AP IMPACT: Southern drought could dry up coolant water and force nuclear plants to shut down

LAKE NORMAN, N.C. - Nuclear reactors across the Southeast could be forced to throttle back or temporarily shut down later this year because drought is drying up the rivers and lakes that supply power plants with the awesome amounts of cooling water they need to operate.

February 07, 2008 | By MITCH WEISS Associated Press Writer | National


Vice President Cheney prods Congress to act soon on surveillance law due to expire Feb. 1

WASHINGTON - Vice President Dick Cheney prodded Congress on Wednesday to extend and broaden an expiring surveillance law, saying ''fighting the war on terror is a long-term enterprise'' that should not come with an expiration date.

February 07, 2008 | By TOM RAUM Associated Press Writer | Washington


Bridge 1/24

George S. Patton said, "I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs, but how high he bounces when he hits bottom."

February 07, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Police investigate 7th apparent suicide in Welsh town in a year

BRIDGEND, Wales - There is a deepening sense of foreboding and hopelessness in this South Wales market town as the number of young people who have killed themselves keeps rising. The death toll now is seven.

February 07, 2008 | By GREGORY KATZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Military plane crashes in Poland, killing at least 7

WARSAW, Poland - A military plane carrying 18 officers and crew crashed Wednesday in northwestern Poland, killing at least seven people, officials said. The officers had been attending a flight safety conference in Warsaw.

February 07, 2008 | By RYAN LUCAS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Astrograph 1/24

Owing to the many helpful relationships you develop with people who bring joy and contentment into your life, conditions will be changing for the better in the year ahead. It makes everything all right with the world.

February 07, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ohio high court debates family’s rights to body parts after son’s brain removed in autopsy

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The state Supreme Court on Wednesday heard arguments over whether the brain, heart and other body parts removed during an autopsy should be returned to the relatives of the deceased instead of being destroyed as medical waste.

February 07, 2008 | By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press Writer | National


FMB AOTW: Carter nears milestone for Screven County

Versatile.

February 07, 2008 | From staff reports | Sports


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Grace Gardens creates a happy new home for seniors

Renee Kalloniatis became the owner of Grace Gardens in June 2014.

January 13, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Locally Owned


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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