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Technical college chief visits OTC

Carl Swearingen, chair of the State Board of Technical and Adult Education for Georgia, visited Ogeechee Technical College recently to address college employees, as well as local OTC Board members. Following a luncheon in Swearingen's honor, a tour of the campus was conducted to allow Swearingen to see the various programs available at Ogeechee Tech. The chairman met with a number of college administrators and faculty members one-on-one to discuss first-hand the needs of the college, and the chairman's vision for the college and the system in general.

April 22, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


After questions about patriotism, Obama seeks to reassure voters that he loves America

BUTTE, Mont. - Barack Obama wants to make something clear: He loves America.

April 22, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER WILLS Associated Press Writer | National


McCain says Democratic rivals’ call for troop withdrawal from Iraq a ’failure of leadership’

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Republican presidential candidate John McCain said Monday that calls from his Democratic rivals to withdraw U.S. forces from Iraq stand as a ''failure of leadership'' as they are making promises they cannot keep.

April 22, 2008 | By LIBBY QUAID Associated Press Writer | National


Philly school program stopped weight gain in 2-year experiment; candy banned

NEW YORK - Five Philadelphia elementary schools replaced sodas with fruit juice. They scaled back snacks and banished candy. They handed out raffle tickets for wise food choices. They spent hours teaching kids, their parents and teachers about good nutrition.

April 22, 2008 | By STEPHANIE NANO Associated Press Writer | National


Bush sends Colombia free trade pact to Congress, putting deal on track for vote in 90 days

WASHINGTON - President Bush on Monday sent Congress a controversial free trade agreement with Colombia - a move that will force lawmakers to vote within 90 legislative days on the pact, which is heavily opposed by Democrats.

April 22, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


Last run of Paris Olympic torch relay canceled following protests

PARIS - Organizers canceled the final leg of the Olympic run through Paris after chaotic protests Monday, snuffing out the torch and putting it aboard a bus in a humiliating concession to protesters decrying China's human rights record.

April 22, 2008 | By JEROME PUGMIRE and ELAINE GANLEY Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


Soldier’s widow says dispute over husband’s sperm resolved

ATLANTA - The widow of a Georgia-based soldier killed in Iraq said Monday her mother-in-law has agreed not to stand in the way of her efforts to be artificially inseminated with her husband's sperm so she can have his baby.

April 22, 2008 | By HARRY R. WEBER Associated Press Writer | National


Report: US no closer to goals in Iraq than it was a year ago

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - The United States is no closer to achieving its goals in Iraq than it was a year ago but a quick military withdrawal could lead to massive chaos and even genocide, according to a report released Sunday by a U.S. think tank.

April 21, 2008 | By BRADLEY BROOKS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Missouri exhibit proves today’s celebs can look to past idols for hints about fame

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Long before Andy Warhol predicted that everyone will be famous for 15 minutes, Sojourner Truth played a bit part in controlling her image and launching the current appetite for photos of celebrities.

April 21, 2008 | By MARIA SUDEKUM FISHER Associated Press Writer | National


For Richardson, tax cut loss is bitter after statewide campaign

ATLANTA - House Speaker Glenn Richardson aimed big when he began his one-man campaign to bring tax reform to Georgia: erase the state's property tax.

April 21, 2008 | By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press Writer | National


2 men shared heart, wife, manner of death

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) - Terry Cottle and Sonny Graham never met, but the two men shared two very important things - a heart and a wife.

April 21, 2008 | | National


Atlanta Ballet unveils production with Big Boi

ATLANTA - For the past few months, dancers in the Atlanta Ballet have been pimping out the pirouette, breaking down the battement and remixing the ronde de jambe.

April 21, 2008 | By ERRIN HAINES Associated Press Writer | National


Protesters scuffle with police during chaotic Olympic torch relay in London

LONDON - Police repeatedly scuffled with protesters as Olympians and dignitaries carried the Olympic torch during a chaotic relay through snowy London on Sunday.

April 21, 2008 | By BRYAN MITCHELL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Hollywood legend, conservative activist Charlton Heston dead at 84

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Charlton Heston, the Oscar winner who portrayed Moses and other heroic figures on film in the '50s and '60s and later championed conservative values as head of the National Rifle Association, has died. He was 84.

April 21, 2008 | By BOB THOMAS Associated Press Writer | National


House fire near Wisconsin campus kills 3 students

MENOMONIE, Wis. (AP) - The smoke detectors were so loud that neighbors on the other side of the duplex heard them and called police.

April 21, 2008 | By AMY FORLITI Associated Press Writer | National


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