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Train derailment, acid leak forces La. evacuation

LAFAYETTE, La. - Six cars of a freight train derailed early Saturday, including one that began leaking hydrochloric acid, causing thousands of people to evacuate homes, businesses and two nursing homes within one mile of the wreck.

June 01, 2008 | By MELINDA DESLATTE Associated Press Writer | National


Carnival ride collapses in California; 24 injured

ANGELS CAMP, Calif. - State investigators were trying to determine what caused a spinning carnival ride at a county fair to collapse and injure all 24 people aboard.

June 01, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Official: Sen. Kennedy hospitalized with seizure

BOSTON - Sen. Edward M. Kennedy was airlifted to a hospital Saturday after suffering a seizure at his home, and did not appear to have had a stroke as initially suspected, his spokeswoman said.

June 01, 2008 | By GLEN JOHNSON Associated Press Writer | National


Police: Gunman wounds 3 outside SoCal church

LOS ANGELES - A man with a semiautomatic rifle opened fire at a church festival Saturday, wounding his ex-wife and two bystanders before festival-goers grabbed him and held him for police, authorities and a church official said.

June 01, 2008 | By ROBERT JABLON Associated Press Writer | National


Former news exec, 35, is picked to lead NAACP

BALTIMORE - The NAACP chose 35-year-old activist and former news executive Ben Jealous as its president Saturday, making him the youngest leader in the 99-year history of the nation's largest civil rights organization.

June 01, 2008 | By ERRIN HAINES and BEN NUCKOLS Associated Press Writer | National


Family of boy hit by baseball holds onto hope

WAYNE, N.J. - She wraps her arms around her son, gently raising the spindly 14-year-old boy off a couch to his feet. She hugs him and rubs his back, whispering ''I love you'' over and over.

June 01, 2008 | By WAYNE PARRY Associated Press Writer | National


Anderson-Achin

Jane and Bill Anderson of Statesboro announce, with great pleasure, the engagement of their daughter, Laurie Jane Anderson, to Nicholas R. Achin of Plymouth, Mass. Nick is the son of Lt. Col. and Mrs. Raymond R. Achin, USAF (Ret) of Marshfield, Mass.

June 01, 2008 | | Wedding Planner


High-level Lebanese talks in Qatar

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Lebanon's ruling coalition demanded Saturday that talks to end the country's 18-month-old political crisis tackle the issue of Hezbollah's weapons, a demand the militant group rejected.

June 01, 2008 | By HUSSEIN DAKROUB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Area Births 5/18

Hunter Brooks

June 01, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Births


Diamond Eagles lose series, finish in fourth

GREENVILLE, S.C. - A late inning rally fell short as Georgia Southern dropped a 6-5 decision at Furman Saturday afternoon in the regular season finale for both teams. The Eagles close out the regular season 32-23 overall and 16-11 in the Southern Conference.

June 01, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Iraq detains 1,000 in anti-al-Qaida crackdown

BAGHDAD - Nearly 1,000 people have been detained in a sweep to break al-Qaida in Iraq's sway in Iraq's third largest city, Mosul, but many of the fighters have fled to nearby areas, where troops are hunting for them, Iraqi officials said Saturday.

June 01, 2008 | By LEE KEATH Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Survivors pulled from rubble of China quake

BEICHUAN, China - Rescuers pulled survivors from the rubble Friday who had been buried for four days as a strong aftershock sparked landslides near the epicenter of this week's powerful earthquake.

May 31, 2008 | By AUDRA ANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Suicide attacker targets police bus in Sri Lankan capital; 10 killed, 85 wounded

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - A suicide bomber on a motorcycle rammed into a bus carrying riot police in Sri Lanka's capital Friday, killing 10 people, including eight policemen, and wounding 85 others.

May 31, 2008 | By BHARATHA MALLAWARACHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Texas officials sue US over border fence

WASHINGTON - Texas mayors and business leaders filed a class-action lawsuit Friday alleging Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff hoodwinked landowners into waiving their property rights for construction of a fence along the Mexican border.

May 31, 2008 | By SUZANNE GAMBOA Associated Press Writer | Washington


US oil shipments canceled

WASHINGTON - Responding to congressional pressure, the Bush administration on Friday said it is suspending oil deliveries into the government's Strategic Petroleum Reserve for the remainder of the year.

May 31, 2008 | By H. JOSEF HEBERT Associated Press Writer | Washington


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Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

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February 28, 2014 | | Life


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