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Sunni preachers denounce Quran shooting by sniper

BAGHDAD - Sunni preachers on Friday denounced the shooting of a Quran, Islam's holy book, by a U.S. sniper in Iraq following a series of apologies by American commanders and President Bush.

June 07, 2008 | By HAMID AHMED Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Tremble-Hamer

Mr. and Mrs. Danny Tremble of Brooklet are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Sherrel Tremble, to Orrin Michael Hamer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael and Veronica Hamer of Orlando, Fla., and Mr. and Mrs. Dennis and Sherry Aviles of Richmond, Va.

June 07, 2008 | | Wedding Planner


Gas roars higher, pressuring holiday travelers

NEW YORK - As consumers began hitting the road Friday for the Memorial Day weekend, they faced the sobering reality that it now costs $87 to fill a Ford Explorer SUV, up $14 from last year, and $72 to fill a mid-sized Honda Accord, up $12.

June 07, 2008 | By JOHN WILEN AP Business Writer | National


SEB performs Spring Concert

The Southeast Bulloch High School band performed their Spring Concert recently and for eight graduating seniors, it was the final formal performances of their high school careers. Near-capacity audiences were in attendance each night of the concert at the high school auditorium.

June 07, 2008 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Univ. of Arizona team to call shots for Mars robot

TUCSON, Ariz. - A robotic spacecraft scheduled to land Sunday on Mars will be operated by NASA. But it's scientists at a University of Arizona lab who will be calling the shots on what the robot does.

June 07, 2008 | By ARTHUR H. ROTSTEIN Associated Press Writer | National


What makes up the price of a gallon of gas?

Consider the game of chicken that plays out every day across Pennsylvania State Highway 441. In Marietta, where the road hugs the Susquehanna River, a Rutter's Farm Store gas station stands on one side, a Sheetz gas station on the other.

June 07, 2008 | By JOHN PORRETTO and JOHN WILEN AP Business Writer | National


UN chief: Myanmar will take relief aid

YANGON, Myanmar - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Myanmar's junta agreed Friday to allow all aid workers into the country but refused to let U.S., British and French warships dock with relief supplies.

June 07, 2008 | By JOHN HEILPRIN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Election commission: Governing party on track for massive majority in Georgian parliament

TBILISI, Georgia - President Mikhail Saakashvili's party is on track for a huge majority in Georgia's Parliament, election officials said Friday. Bitter opponents said they may protest alleged fraud by refusing to take the seats they win.

June 07, 2008 | By MISHA DZHINDZHIKHASHVILI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


1 NATO soldier killed in Quran protest

KABUL, Afghanistan - Gunfire broke out Thursday at a protest in western Afghanistan against a U.S. sniper in Iraq who used a Quran for target practice. Officials said a NATO soldier and two civilians were killed.

June 06, 2008 | By ALISA TANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Prep Sports Blitz: Who should be the MVP of the Year? - Presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank

Prep Sports Blitz for Thursday, May 22 - Presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank.

June 06, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports Blitz


Health officials get tool to monitor drug safety

WASHINGTON - Federal health officials are getting new authority to mine prescription drug usage by millions of participants in the Medicare drug program to look for safety problems with medicines and medical devices after they hit the market.

June 06, 2008 | By KEVIN FREKING Associated Press Writer | Washington


Sweden releases nuclear sabotage suspects

STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Two men arrested after an explosives scare at a Swedish nuclear plant were released Thursday and police said they were no longer considered a threat to the power station.

June 06, 2008 | By KARL RITTER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Astrograph 5/23

The year ahead will bring a number of professional concerns more into focus, but in ways that will help you analyze things in a productive manner. As a result, many of your hopes for advancement and success could become a reality.

June 06, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 5/23

DEAR DR. GOTT: I suffer from headaches associated with allergies and have tried numerous medications without much success. With spring here, the grass growing and flowers blooming, I'm really in a bind to find something I feel safe taking. Do you have any suggestions?

June 06, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Farm groups clash over moving foot-and-mouth research

WASHINGTON - One of the nation's oldest farm groups said Thursday a proposed foot-and-mouth disease research laboratory on the U.S. mainland, near livestock, could be an inviting target for terrorists. Commercial livestock representatives and the Bush administration insisted it would be safe to move an island lab to sites near animals.

June 06, 2008 | By LARRY MARGASAK Associated Press Writer | Washington


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