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Bill to end Islamic head scarf ban at Turkish universities raises secular fears

ANKARA, Turkey - A bill that would lift a decades-old ban on women wearing head scarves at universities was submitted to parliament on Tuesday, worrying secular Turks who fear the government is raising the profile of Islam.

February 13, 2008 | By SELCAN HACAOGLU Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Standard & Poor’s index shows home prices dropping at record pace in November

NEW YORK - U.S. home prices plunged by a record 8.4 percent in November, marking two years of slowing returns, according to a key index released Tuesday.

February 13, 2008 | By J.W. ELPHINSTONE AP Business Writer | National


Diplomat says US pushing Pakistan to fix ‘‘serious distortions’’ before elections

WASHINGTON - A senior Bush administration official said Tuesday that the United States is pushing Pakistan to fix ''serious distortions'' ahead of Feb. 18 parliamentary elections.

February 13, 2008 | By FOSTER KLUG Associated Press Writer | Washington


McCain, Romney vie for momentum in Florida Republican presidential primary

MIAMI - John McCain and Mitt Romney clashed in a hard-fought Florida primary on Tuesday, seeking campaign momentum before the race for the Republican presidential nomination turns into a nationwide delegate struggle on Feb. 5.

February 13, 2008 | By DAVID ESPO and LIZ SIDOTI Associated Press Writers | Campaign 2008


In Germany, 75th anniversary of Hitler’s elevation to chancellor overlooked but not forgotten

BERLIN - The 75th anniversary of Adolf Hitler's elevation to German chancellor on Wednesday is one the country would prefer to forget, but the ignominious event that ultimately led to the deaths of millions remains part of the nation's weighted history.

February 13, 2008 | By DAVID RISING and KIRSTEN GRIESHABER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Sharpshooters target deer within sight of homes in crowded N.J. county across from New York

MAPLEWOOD, N.J. - On a hilltop with breathtaking views of New York's skyscrapers, sharpshooters perched in trees took aim Tuesday at white-tailed deer, a species that is being crowded out of one of the country's most densely populated areas.

February 13, 2008 | By REBECCA SANTANA Associated Press Writer | National


Ex-Sony Pictures attorney and wife sentenced in forced labor of Filipino maid

LOS ANGELES - A former Hollywood studio attorney and his wife have been sentenced for abusive treatment of their Filipino maid in a case federal prosecutors said ''amounts to modern-day slavery.''

February 13, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Kansas governor endorsing Obama for president

TOPEKA, Kan. - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius on Tuesday endorsed Barack Obama for president, a Super Tuesday boost in a GOP-leaning state that Democrats hope to reclaim in the White House campaign.

February 13, 2008 | By JOHN MILBURN Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Police Report - January 29

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 12, 2008 | | Crime Report


Eagles steal tough road win

CULLOWHEE, N.C. - A 14-1 run to begin the second half helped the Georgia Southern men's basketball team overcome a sluggish first-half start and defeat Western Carolina 69-58 Monday night at the Ramsey Center.

February 12, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Bennett nominated for McDonald's All American

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - McDonald's Restaurants of Greater Savannah are proud to announce the 2008 All American Basketball nominees.

February 12, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Sports


Lady Mocs ends Eagles' six-game streak

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - J'Lisia Ogburn tallied a 12 point, 10-rebound outing to lead the Georgia Southern women's basketball team, but Chattanooga took advantage of its second half three-point and free-throw shooting to pull away from GSU, Monday evening, taking a 64-50 victory at McKenzie Arena in Chattanooga, Tenn.

February 12, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


GSU to purchase Campus Courtyard apartment complex

Georgia Southern University has announced plans to buy Campus Courtyard Apartments, a 149 two- and four-bedroom apartment and townhome community located at 1707 Chandler Avenue in Statesboro.

February 12, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro's Tyson gets All-American nod

NEW YORK - Deangelo Tyson, a 6-foot-2, 305-pound lineman from Statesboro High School, Omar Hunter, a 6-foot-1, 310-pound lineman from Buford High School in Buford and A.J. Harmon, a 6-foot-6, 335-pound lineman from Jefferson County High School in Louisville, have been named to PARADE's 45th annual All-America High School Football Team.

February 11, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Sports


Statesboro High grad Griffis earns honor

The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) announced the 2008 recipients of its prestigious SCTE Emerging Technologies Awards at its Conference on Emerging Technologies in Los Angeles on January 15, 2008. Greg Griffis of Cox Communications received the IP Innovator Award, sponsored by Juniper Networks.The IP Innovator Award recognizes an SCTE member who, as an engineer or a manager, has displayed innovative achievement and creativity in the advancement and development of IP networking.Griffis, a senior network design engineer who focuses on designs for the backbone with Cox Business Services and Cox Digital Telephone, is an expert in IP ...

February 11, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Business


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Innovative mental health program short on funds

Mental health experts in Georgia say federal spending cuts will weaken a program that trains ordinary people to provide "first aid" for a person experiencing a mental health crisis.

January 05, 2015 | By LEE ADCOCK Georgia Health News | Associated Press






Are you guilty of giving junk to the poor?

When Kristen Welch, blogger at We Are That Family, posted in October an essay called "Dear World: Let's Stop Giving Our Crap to the Poor" an avalanche of commentary followed. Ms. Welch's asserts that those blessed to live in rich countries should give their very best to support those less fortunate. Instead, we often use charity as an excuse to clean out all the broken, stained and unusable items in our house. While many applauded her honesty, others questioned who decides what's crap versus treasure. Should we really fill up landfills instead of donating items to charity ...

January 05, 2015 | By HEATHER HALE Deseret News National | Hot topics


Jury selection to get underway in marathon attacks

BOSTON - People who lost loved ones or were injured in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings are clamoring for justice as jury selection gets underway in one of the nation's most closely watched federal death penalty cases in two decades.

January 05, 2015 | By DENISE LAVOIE Associated Press | Associated Press


Longtime ESPN sportscaster Scott dies at 49

Stuart Scott was in his element, working a "Monday Night Football" game, when he was forced to leave for an appendix operation.

January 04, 2015 | By RICK FREEMAN Associated Press | Sports


Teens with strong religious worldviews more likely to avoid drugs, alcohol

It's a fact that surfaces in drug prevention programs, pop culture references and academic studies - one that makes church-going parents breathe sighs of relief and youth group leaders pat themselves on the back.

January 04, 2015 | By KELSEY DALLAS Deseret News National | Hot topics


10 exhilarating rites of passage for every parent

However imperceptibly, rites of passage change us, preparing us for new opportunities in life. Here are just a few rites of passage, both painful and joyous, that are requisite in parenthood. Which of these events have you gone through, and which do you have to look forward to?

January 04, 2015 | By DEBORAH GOODMAN Deseret News National | Hot topics


Wallenda aims to cross gorge with great-grandfather's image

ATLANTA - The image of Karl Wallenda crossing the Tallulah Gorge is still vivid for those who witnessed it on July 18, 1970.

January 04, 2015 | By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press | Associated Press


A response to Dr. John Waters

Editor:

January 04, 2015 | | Letters To The Editor


Johnson-Smith

Mr. and Mrs. Abb Dan Johnson Jr. of Twin City are proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Ansley Leigh Johnson, to Carson Hugh Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Edwin Smith Jr. of Vidalia.

January 04, 2015 | | Weddings


7-year-old plane crash survivor may help probe

EDDYVILLE, Ky. - Sailor Gutzler, the 7-year-old girl who survived a plane crash, walked a mile through the cold, dark woods to safety and then helped authorities locate the wreckage and remains of her family, may not be done helping investigators.

January 04, 2015 | By TIMOTHY D. EASLEY Associated Press | Associated Press


Living with Children with John Rosemond - Lavish parties, gifts and trips are 'just plain nuts'

A reader writes that her friends "recently spent around $300 on their daughter's birthday party - her first. They bought lots of stuff to entertain their young guests and extended family. The child, a baby, obviously had no clue what was going on. I should mention that the parents are struggling to make ends meet." She asks for my take on this.

January 03, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy - Thank God for a fresh start

One of the more popular shows currently on the small screen is "American Pickers," starring business partners Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz. They travel the country in their large van, searching through barns, back yards - literally anywhere they can find old pieces of what most would call junk but that they think they can sell in their two Antique Archaeology stores. I could be wrong, but it seems a safe bet that neither Mike nor Frank got very excited as kids about Christmas or birthday parties, as both normally include gifts that are new rather than old.

January 03, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender - Make the most of 2015

Fireworks and sparkling grape juice, off-key "Auld Lang Syne" tunes, a large falling ball, horns and hugs and kisses ushered in a new year. Do you have dreams and hopes for 2015? Whatever your plans for the new year, make family and loved ones a priority with lots of special time and celebrations to treasure for much longer than 365 days.

January 03, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


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