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Democrats say company sent team unprepared into insurgent stronghold, provoked Fallujah battle

WASHINGTON - Blackwater USA triggered a major battle in the Iraq war in 2004 by sending an unprepared team of guards into an insurgent stronghold, a move that led to their horrific deaths and a violent response by U.S. forces, says a congressional investigation released Thursday.

October 13, 2007 | By RICHARD LARDNER and MIKE BAKER Associated Press Writers | Nation

Rice orders team to Iraq next week in Blackwater probe of shootings that left civilians dead

WASHINGTON - The United States and Iraq are focusing on five incidents where Blackwater USA guards killed civilians in Iraq this year as Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice ordered a high-level review board to Baghdad, U.S. officials said.

October 13, 2007 | By ANNE GEARAN and MATTHEW LEE Associated Press Writers | Nation

Dear Abby 9/29

DEAR ABBY: I am 15 years old. I have a friend I'll call "Betsy" whose father has hit her or tried to hit her twice. She is depressed and unhappy - clearly suffering. Aside from this abuse, I know her family is having other issues.

October 13, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break

Kathy Bradley

The Escape is going to be six years old next month. Together we've traveled over 90,000 miles. Last week I took her in for a check-up. I'd called ahead and reserved a rental car so that I wouldn't have to sit in the customer service lounge reading out-of-date magazines and listening to other customers either talk loudly on their cell phones or snore for the several hours I'd been told the check-up would take.

October 13, 2007 | By KATHY BRADLEY | Lifestyles Columnists

Police Report - September 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

October 13, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Mr. and Mrs. Tim Tyree of Glennville announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kristen Leigh Ann Tyree, to Kenton Mel Mock, son of Willette Mock and the late Mel Mock of Rocky Ford.

October 13, 2007 | | Wedding Planner

Wis. man pleads guilty to stealing more than 1,500 pairs of girls’ shoes

WAUKESHA, Wis. - A man pleaded guilty Thursday to stealing more than 1,500 pairs of girls' shoes from area schools in a deal that calls for prosecutors to recommend probation.

October 13, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Jamie Lynette Childs became the bride of Isaac Benjamin Purdy during a 4 p.m. ceremony held on March 24, 2007, at the First United Methodist Church in Elberton, Ga. Pastor Mike Franklin officiated.

October 13, 2007 | | Wedding Planner

Celebrating 59 years

October 13, 2007 | | Anniversaries

Ask Dr. Gott 9/29

DEAR DR. GOTT: In your past columns, I have read where some of your readers have treated severe leg cramps with quinine sulfate. I used a quinine product by the trade name Q-Vel until it was taken off the market. Since then, I have used 250-milligram tablets of quinine sulfate by prescription from my family doctor to relive severe leg cramps. These leg cramps occur in my upper-thigh area after strenuous exercise or climbing on a ladder. I use the quinine tablets only prior to or immediately after exercising or climbing. I have been using quinine for over 30 years ...

October 13, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Wiggins of Statesboro announce the engagement of their son, Matthew Wiggins of Longmont, Colo., to Kimberly T. Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Smith.

October 13, 2007 | | Wedding Planner

Woman left in CT scanner for hours after clinic closes

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - A cancer patient says she was left alone in a CT scanner for hours after a technician apparently forget about her, and she finally crawled out of the device, only to find herself locked in the closed clinic.

October 13, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation

Police identify body of missing Chicago woman

CHICAGO - A badly decomposed body found behind several vacant businesses in Calumet City this week is that of a Chicago woman reported missing nine days ago, authorities said Friday.

October 13, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation

Veterinary official: bluetongue viral outbreak in British livestock

LONDON - Bluetongue, an animal disease previously unknown to British shores, is now officially a full-fledged outbreak, government officials said Friday.

October 13, 2007 | By RAPHAEL G. SATTER Associated Press Writer | Nation

Soldiers in Myanmar club and drag away activists, occupy Buddhist monasteries, cut Internet

YANGON, Myanmar - Soldiers clubbed and dragged away activists while firing tear gas and warning shots to break up demonstrations Friday before they could grow, and the government cut Internet access, raising fears that a deadly crackdown was set to intensify.

October 13, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation

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Even though 180 Fitness offers nearly 50 group fitness classes per week, you may not realize that they also offer a program that specifically targets ...

March 11, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Locally Owned

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