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9 dead, 10 missing after ferryboat sinks in Brazil

SAO PAULO, Brazil - A ferryboat carrying more than 100 passengers collided with a barge loaded with fuel tanks and sank to the bottom of the Amazon River on Thursday, officials said. At least nine people died, and another 10 were missing and feared dead.

March 07, 2008 | By STAN LEHMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


States redefine family health policies, seeking to cover young adults

WASHINGTON - Thomas Mahoney came out of a seizure last December surrounded by paramedics ready to take him to the hospital by ambulance. Mindful of the cost, he asked his mom and girlfriend to drive him instead, slipping in and out of consciousness along the way.

March 07, 2008 | By KEVIN FREKING Associated Press Writer | Washington


British foreign secretary says 2 rendition flights landed at Diego Garcia

LONDON - A British territory was used in the secret transfer of terrorism suspects in 2002, Foreign Secretary David Miliband said in an awkward admission Thursday that came after U.S. officials disclosed records of two cases involving detainees.

March 07, 2008 | By PAISLEY DODDS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Thousands challenge victory of Armenian PM in presidential vote in 2nd day of protests

YEREVAN, Armenia - Tens of thousands of opposition supporters returned to the streets of Armenia's capital on Thursday to galvanize support for their claim that the presidential election was rigged.

March 07, 2008 | By AVET DEMOURIAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Protesters break into US Embassy in Belgrade, set fire to office

BELGRADE, Serbia - Serb rioters set fire to an office inside the U.S. Embassy Thursday and police clashed with protesters outside other embassy buildings after a large demonstration against Kosovo's declaration of independence.

March 07, 2008 | By SLOBODAN LEKIC Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


German treasure hunter says he may have found storied Nazi plunder

BERLIN - A German lawmaker and part-time treasure hunter claimed Thursday he may have found where the Nazis stashed pieces of the storied Amber Room treasure plundered from the Soviet Union during World War II.

March 07, 2008 | By CAMERON ABADI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Detroit-area man gets 50 to 80 years in prison for killing, dismembering his wife

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. - A man who killed and dismembered his wife was sentenced Thursday to serve at least 50 years behind bars by a judge who called his actions ''demonic.''

March 07, 2008 | By COREY WILLIAMS Associated Press Writer | National


NYC man who gained notoriety in ’86 gunfight with police is stabbed to death in prison

NEW YORK - A man who gained notoriety after wounding six police officers in a 1986 gunfight that led to a nationwide manhunt was killed in prison, corrections officials said Thursday.

March 07, 2008 | By CRISTIAN SALAZAR Associated Press Writer | National


Business group says economic growth will weaken further in coming months

NEW YORK - A gauge of future economic activity dropped for the fourth consecutive month in January, a business group said Thursday, suggesting the U.S. economy could weaken further in the near future.

March 07, 2008 | By CANDICE CHOI AP Business Writer | National


6.0 earthquake strikes northeastern Nevada; some reports of damage

WELLS, Nev. - A strong earthquake shook rural northeastern Nevada Thursday, causing at least one building to collapse, authorities said.

March 07, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


1998 Ark. school shooter, now 23, faces theft charge while awaiting sentencing in federal case

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - One of the men who killed a teacher and four students in a school shooting a decade ago faces two new felony charges accusing him of stealing a debit card as he awaited sentencing in a separate case.

March 07, 2008 | By JON GAMBRELL Associated Press Writer | National


Columbia U professor accused of plagiarism will not lose job

NEW YORK - A Columbia University professor whose colleagues found a noose hanging from her office doorway will remain on staff despite being sanctioned for plagiarism, school officials said Thursday.

March 07, 2008 | By COLLEEN LONG Associated Press Writer | National


Cost of Miami’s federal courthouses climbs by millions as crews wrestle mold, delays

MIAMI - All is not well with the complex that one of the nation's busiest federal court districts calls home. In fact, one of the buildings itself may be sick.

March 07, 2008 | By CURT ANDERSON Associated Press Writer | National


BA advances, mangles Monroe

COCHRAN - Three Bulloch Academy players scored in double figures to lead the Gators to a 71-42 blowout of Monroe Academy in the opening round of the GISA Class AA boys' basketball tournament at Middle Georgia College Thursday.

March 07, 2008 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


Consumer prices post another big gain as food, energy and health care show increases

WASHINGTON - Consumers paid more to fill up their gas tanks, buy groceries and go to the hospital in January as prices on a wide range of items pushed higher.

March 06, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


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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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