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House speaker meets with Dalai Lama, urges world to denounce China’s crackdown

DHARMSALA, India - Walking arm-in-arm with the Dalai Lama, the U.S. House speaker lent her support Friday to the Tibetan cause, calling China's crackdown in Tibet ''a challenge to the conscience of the world.''

April 05, 2008 | By GAVIN RABINOWITZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


New girls school in Afghanistan is part of NATO strategy

DEH HASSAN, Afghanistan - The girl flashed a shy smile from under her white head scarf and stepped to the front of the class when the headmaster asked who could find Afghanistan on the map of the world.

April 05, 2008 | By PAUL AMES Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


After repeated clashes with China, Taiwanese voters look for a quiet spell

TAIPEI, Taiwan - Ma Ying-jeou isn't a charismatic figure. He calms rather than inspires. He's a soft spoken administrator who promises to govern by consultation.

April 05, 2008 | By ANNIE HUANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Car bombing strikes Spain after warning call from Basque separatists

MADRID, Spain - A car bomb exploded Friday outside a police station in Spain's northern Rioja region after a warning call from the Basque separatist group ETA, police said. One officer was slightly injured.

April 05, 2008 | By HAROLD HECKLE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Christian pilgrims mark Good Friday in Jerusalem’s Old City

JERUSALEM - Thousands of Christians from all over the world crowded the stone alleyways of Jerusalem's Old City to mark Good Friday, retracing the route the Bible says Jesus took to his crucifixion.

April 05, 2008 | By SARAH EL DEEB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Sarkozy says French military will modestly reduce nuclear arsenal to less than 300 warheads

CHERBOURG, France - President Nicolas Sarkozy announced a modest cut Friday in France's nuclear arsenal, to fewer than 300 warheads, and urged China and the United States to commit to no more weapons tests.

April 05, 2008 | By ANGELA DOLAND Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraqi security forces reported in battle with Shiite militia fighters southeast of Baghdad

BAGHDAD - Iraqi security forces clashed with Shiite militia fighters southeast of Baghdad on Friday, the second day of fighting that killed at least two police officers and two gunmen, police said.

April 05, 2008 | By RYAN LENZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Abbas says Palestinian reconciliation talks in Yemen extended through Saturday

RAMALLAH, West Bank - Reconciliation talks between rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah have been extended through Saturday, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said.

April 05, 2008 | By DALIA NAMMARI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Economy forces some children to move home with parents — even in middle age

MILWAUKEE - After being laid off from her job as an events planner at an upscale resort, Jo Ann Bauer struggled financially. She worked at several lower-paying jobs, relocated to a new city and even declared bankruptcy.

April 05, 2008 | By EMILY FREDRIX AP Business Writer | National


16 dead as Midwesterners eye rising rivers; snow cancels hundreds of flights at O’Hare

FENTON, Mo. - Flood-weary Midwesterners fought Friday to save their homes and businesses from rivers spilling over their banks after rainstorms blamed for at least 16 deaths moved through the region.

April 05, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER LEONARD Associated Press Writer | National


Inspector arrested in deadly NYC crane collapse; city says he lied about checking it

NEW YORK - A city inspector has been charged with lying about checking on a construction crane that later collapsed, killing seven people in a dense Manhattan neighborhood, officials said Thursday.

April 04, 2008 | By KAREN MATTHEWS Associated Press Writer | National


75-pound stingray leaps from water, kills Michigan woman sunbathing on boat in Florida Keys

MARATHON, Fla. - A 75-pound stingray killed a Michigan woman Thursday when it flew out of the water and struck her in the face as she rode in a boat in the Florida Keys, officials said.

April 04, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Police Report - March 21

(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.)

April 04, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Astrograph 3/21

You will finally disengage yourself from some unproductive associations in the year ahead and see smooth sailing in your life. Constructive alliances will be formed in their place and bring happiness with them.

April 04, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Bridge 3/21

When you are the declarer, always count your tricks. If you never do this, you will effectively be flying blind, having no idea where the runway is situated. But if, when in no-trump, you check your top tricks first, you will know how many more tricks you must establish. And if you are in a suit contract, check your losers and winners, assuming you can do it in a timely fashion ... In under an hour!

April 04, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


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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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