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Commencement readers cram to prep for tongue-twister names

A week from Saturday, 453 new graduates will cross the commencement stage on the lawn of Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn. Among them: Nokuthula Sikhethiwe Kitikiti, Udochukwu Chinyere Obodo, and Baitnairamdal Otgonshar.

May 23, 2008 | By JUSTIN POPE AP Education Writer | National


Minn. gov signs bill to pay bridge collapse victims

ST. PAUL, Minn. - A close-knit coalition of Minneapolis bridge collapse victims - some in wheelchairs and others still wearing casts - looked on Thursday as Gov. Tim Pawlenty signed a $38 million package to compensate them for their injuries and losses.

May 23, 2008 | By BRIAN BAKST Associated Press Writer | National


Clashes erupt for second day in Lebanon

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Shiite Hezbollah supporters and the Lebanese government's Sunni backers clashed with machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades Thursday in battles that spread through Beirut's streets soon after Hezbollah's leader vowed to fight any attempt to disarm his men.

May 23, 2008 | By ZEINA KARAM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Interpol says suspected pedophile caught in New Jersey

PARIS - Police detained a suspected pedophile in New Jersey Thursday, just two days after Interpol made a rare appeal for public help in the international manhunt to catch him, the police agency said.

May 23, 2008 | By JOHN LEICESTER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Dear Abby 5/8

DEAR ABBY: I have been reading your column most of my adult life, but I don't ever remember seeing any letters from people who are just afraid of life.

May 22, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Israel’s Arab minority ambivalent about Independence Day

KUFR QASSEM, Israel - The highway leading to this Arab town in central Israel was lined with blue-and-white Israeli flags Wednesday to mark the country's 60th Independence Day. But no banners fluttered in Kufr Qassem itself.

May 22, 2008 | By DIAA HADID and IAN DEITCH Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


Bridge 5/8

John Ciardi, an American poet, critic and translator who died in 1986, said, "A boy is a hurry on its way to doing nothing."

May 22, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Too much, too little sleep tied to ill health in CDC study

ATLANTA - People who sleep fewer than six hours a night - or more than nine - are more likely to be obese, according to a new government study that is one of the largest to show a link between irregular sleep and big bellies.

May 22, 2008 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | National


Police Report - May 8

(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.)

May 22, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Saddle Up St. Jude trail ride this weekend

The Fourth Annual Saddle Up St. Jude Bulloch County trail ride will be held Saturday and Sunday at Clark Farms near Portal.

May 22, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Lawmakers debate animal virus research

WASHINGTON - Lawmakers are debating legislation to give national security officials full control over whether to move research of highly contagious foot-and-mouth disease from an isolated island laboratory to the U.S. mainland near herds of livestock.

May 22, 2008 | By LARRY MARGASAK Associated Press Writer | Washington


Studio Statesboro Vodcast

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Wednesday May 7, 2008

May 22, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Beyond the family ranch, Texas town makes Bush wedding plans

CRAWFORD, Texas - So you didn't get your invitation to Jenna Bush's wedding this weekend? No worries.

May 22, 2008 | By ANGELA K. BROWN Associated Press Writer | National


US pressing to deliver aid to Myanmar

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon readied people and equipment for an aid mission to cyclone-stricken Myanmar, but the top U.S. diplomat in the Asian nation said its military junta was ''paranoid'' about accepting American help.

May 22, 2008 | By PAULINE JELINEK Associated Press Writer | Washington


Consumer borrowing unexpectedly surges in March

WASHINGTON - Consumer borrowing rose in March at the fastest pace in four months, more than double the increase of the previous month.

May 22, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER Associated Press Writer | Washington


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Make a will – It helps protect your loved ones

You care about your spouse. You care about your children. You care about your family. You care that the hard work you have done no ...

August 04, 2015 | Special to the Herald | News 4U


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

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