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Retail sales jump by largest amount in 6 months

WASHINGTON - The stimulus checks are working. A big increase in retail sales signaled that people are spending their rebate payments, helping to ward off a serious economic slump, at least for now.

June 27, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


Lehman Brothers removes finance, operating chiefs

NEW YORK - Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. shook up its management Thursday, removing two top executives in a concession that attempts to quell Wall Street anger over recent losses have failed.

June 27, 2008 | By JOE BEL BRUNO AP Business Writer | National


Odds & Ends in the News

Pa. man walks 25 miles to court for DUI sentencing

June 27, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Judge in porn tempest has distinguished career

SAN FRANCISCO - Alex Kozinski is more accustomed to appearing on lists to fill U.S. Supreme Court vacancies than headlines involving pornographic scandals.

June 27, 2008 | By PAUL ELIAS Associated Press Writer | National


Bridge 6/13

An anonymous person said, "The most difficult part of attaining perfection is finding something to do for an encore."

June 27, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


NYC’s biggest produce market may relocate to NJ

NEW YORK - America's biggest wholesale produce market is looking to leave New York - if the city doesn't help rebuild its aging, outdated facility in the Bronx.

June 27, 2008 | By VERENA DOBNIK Associated Press Writer | National


Ga. aquarium announces rare sea dragon pregnancy

ATLANTA - A weedy sea dragon at the Georgia Aquarium has something to celebrate this Father's Day.

June 27, 2008 | By DORIE TURNER Associated Press Writer | National


Politics an obstacle for InBev’s Anheuser-Busch bid

ST. LOUIS - Belgian Brewer InBev is offering a big payday to shareholders of Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc., but its bid to create the world's largest beer company is already facing a major obstacle - U.S. election-year politics.

June 27, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER LEONARD AP Business Writer | National


N. Calif. wildfires force hundreds to flee homes

FELTON, Calif. - Wind-driven wildfires raked Northern California for a second day Wednesday, including a raging forest fire that forced hundreds to evacuate in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

June 27, 2008 | By JORDAN ROBERTSON Associated Press Writer | National


Ask Dr. Gott 6/13

DEAR DR. GOTT: I have two questions that many of your readers might like to have answered.

June 27, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Summer Sports Show: SHS QB Connell goes to Hatcher's Camp - Presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank

June 27, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Summer Sports Show


Teachers defend shock tactics in DWI program

OCEANSIDE, Calif. - On a Monday morning last month, highway patrol officers visited 20 classrooms at El Camino High School to announce some horrible news: Several students had been killed in car wrecks over the weekend.

June 27, 2008 | By ALLISON HOFFMAN Associated Press Writer | National


Parents of China quake victims express anger

BEICHUAN COUNTY, China - Hundreds of grieving parents blocked the road into a flattened town Thursday as police sought to quell a rising wave of public anger over schools that collapsed in an earthquake a month ago and killed thousands of children.

June 27, 2008 | By AUDRA ANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Summer Studios art sessions at GSU begin June 16

Starting June 16, the Averitt Center for the Arts and the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art will be teaming up to offer three young artist summer programs. Entitled Summer Studios, the classes will give students from the first through 12th grade an opportunity at hands-on artistic training at Georgia Southern University art facilities.

June 27, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Opposition No. 2 faces treason charge in Zimbabwe

HARARE, Zimbabwe - President Robert Mugabe's regime struck at the opposition leadership Thursday only two weeks before Zimbabwe's presidential runoff election, twice detaining his challenger and jailing the No. 2 opposition official to face treason charges.

June 27, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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