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Medical examiner speaks of pressure around boot camp teen’s death

PANAMA CITY, Fla. - Intense pressure from then-Gov. Jeb Bush, civil rights activists and attorneys for a dead teen's parents did not influence the conclusions of the second autopsy on the boy, the doctor who performed it testified Friday.

October 20, 2007 | By MELISSA NELSON Associated Press Writer | Nation


Federal project helps schoolchildren bike to school

DECATUR, Ga. - When Amy Lovell dropped off her son at school, she had to make sure the fifth-grader didn't leave without his french horn.

October 20, 2007 | By DANIEL YEE Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bush defends treatment of terrorism suspects, says US ’does not torture’

WASHINGTON - President Bush defended his administration's methods of detaining and questioning terrorism suspects on Friday, saying they are both successful and lawful.

October 20, 2007 | By JENNIFER LOVEN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Rice orders overhauls of security practices for U.S. diplomatic convoys in Iraq

WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has ordered an overhaul of U.S. Embassy security practices in Iraq, tightening government oversight of diplomatic convoys escorted by private security contractors following the Blackwater USA shooting incident in which 13 Iraqis were killed in Baghdad.

October 20, 2007 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press Writer | Nation


Astrograph 10/6

The year ahead could hold many wonderful opportunities for you. But in order to be totally successful with them, only the highest standards must be used. Do things in accordance with your lofty ideals at all times.

October 20, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Franklin, Waters honored with parties

Virginia Anne Franklin and Bill Waters were entertained both prior to and after their wedding, which took place at the bride's home on August 18, 2007.

October 20, 2007 | | Wedding Planner


Bridge 10/6

Muriel Fox said, "Women and men have to fight together to change society - and both will benefit.... Partnership, not dependence, is the real romance in marriage."

October 20, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Library Literacy Program helps adults learn to read

At 55 years of age, many people dream of the day they will retire. Some make plans to travel and see the world. Still others in their golden years want to continue working in their careers.

October 20, 2007 | By JENNY LYNN ANDERSON Special to the Herald | Local


Dear Abby 10/5

DEAR ABBY: It has recently come to my attention that my doctor was married for almost 20 years and divorced his wife to marry a much younger woman. I am upset over this because I feel he just threw her away after she had four children with him.

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


Myanmar junta chief willing to meet with opposition leader Suu Kyi — but with conditions

YANGON, Myanmar - Hoping to deflect outrage over images of soldiers gunning down protesters, Myanmar's hard-line leader announced Thursday he is willing to talk with detained democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi - but only if she stops calling for international sanctions.

October 19, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Bridge 10/5

George Herbert, a Welsh poet who died in 1633, said, "You must lose a fly to catch a trout."

October 19, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


BA hopes to avoid upset

According to the most recent Georgia Independent School Association (GISA) Coaches Poll, Bulloch Academy is the king of the mountain in Class AA football and the Brentwood Eagles come to Statesboro tonight to try and knock them off.

October 19, 2007 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


Aging Japan eyes cutting-edge robot technology to help senior citizens with routine tasks

TOKYO - If you grow old in Japan, expect to be served food by a robot, ride a voice-recognition wheelchair or even possibly hire a nurse in a robotic suit - all examples of cutting-edge technology to care for the country's rapidly graying population.

October 19, 2007 | By HIROKO TABUCHI Associated Press Writer | Nation


House passes legislation making all contractors in Iraq subject to prosecution by U.S. courts

WASHINGTON - The House passed a bill Thursday that would make all private contractors working in Iraq and other combat zones subject to prosecution by U.S. courts. It was the first major legislation of its kind to pass since a deadly shootout last month involving Blackwater employees.

October 19, 2007 | By ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press Writer | Nation


All trapped miners safely rescued in South Africa after elevator accident

CARLETONVILLE, South Africa - The last of 3,200 gold miners trapped for more than 24 hours in a deep shaft were brought safely to the surface Thursday night, ending one of South Africa's biggest rescue operations, mining officials said.

October 19, 2007 | By MICHELLE FAUL Associated Press Writer | Nation


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