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AP IMPACT: US oilfield deaths rise sharply

SNYDER, Texas - Less than two months into the job in the oilfields of West Texas, Brandon Garrett was sliced in half by a motorized spool of steel cable as he and other roughnecks struggled to get a drilling rig up and running.

September 25, 2008 | By BETSY BLANEY Associated Press Writer | National


Facebook unveils new look with a new approach

SAN FRANCISCO - Since he started Facebook in college 4 1/2 years ago, Mark Zuckerberg has learned - sometimes painfully - that he can't make significant changes to the popular online hangout without triggering an uproar among indignant users who preferred the status quo.

September 25, 2008 | By MICHAEL LIEDTKE Associated Press Writer | National


Teen arrested for 4 slayings in burned SoCal home

LANCASTER, Calif. - A teenager was arrested for investigation of four counts of murder Wednesday in the killings of a woman and three girls whose bodies were found in a burning house, authorities said.

September 25, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Police charge man in Philly subway hammer attack

PHILADELPHIA - Police have arrested a man suspected of brutally attacking a dozing subway passenger with a hammer while other riders did nothing to stop the assault, the city's police commissioner said Wednesday.

September 25, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


ECI: The Season - Episode 3

ECI: The Season - Episode 3

September 25, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | ECI: The Season


Jury selection resumes in O.J. Simpson trial

LAS VEGAS - The judge in the O.J. Simpson armed robbery trial allowed jury selection to proceed Wednesday after looking into a report by two prospective jurors that they were contacted by somebody identifying himself as a member of the media.

September 25, 2008 | By KEN RITTER Associated Press Writer | National


Wisconsin man has eaten 23,000 Big Macs since 1972

FOND DU LAC, Wis. - Talk about a Big Mac attack! Don Gorske says he has eaten 23,000 of the burgers in 36 years.

September 25, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


New papers show secret concerns about Chile in ’70

WASHINGTON - Senior officials in the Nixon administration discussed a desire to stop the newly elected government of leftist Chilean President Salvador Allende from taking power in 1970, according to recently declassified transcripts of those conversations made public Wednesday.

September 25, 2008 | By PETE YOST Associated Press Writer | Washington


OPEC decides to curb overall output through quotas

VIENNA, Austria - OPEC said Wednesday it would trim overall output by more than 500,000 barrels of oil a day by adhering closer to production quotas - a compromise meant to avoid a backlash from the biggest petroleum consuming nations and stop the rapid decline in oil prices.

September 25, 2008 | By GEORGE JAHN Associated Press Writer | National


Study sees longterm benefit of blood-sugar control

Diabetics who tightly control their blood sugar - even if only for the first decade after they are diagnosed - have lower risks of heart attack, death and other complications 10 or more years later, a large follow-up study has found.

September 25, 2008 | By ALICIA CHANG Associated Press Writer | National


Michael Guido in hospital after fall

Dr. Michael Guido, famed evangelist known for his "Seeds from the Sower" ministry, was hospitalized Wednesday after a fall at his home in Metter. According to Guido Ministries staff members, Guido, in his 90's, broke no bones, but a CAT scan revealed he "bumped his head when he fell and was bleeding on the brain."

September 25, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Local


'The Capitol Steps' to kick off PAC's 6th season Tuesday

Georgia Southern University's Performing Arts Center opens its sixth season Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. with a performance by a group of humorous political commentators called "The Capitol Steps."

September 25, 2008 | Sepcial to the Herald | Local


States lobbying Congress for Medicaid relief

WASHINGTON - It's a one-two punch for many states. First, comes the expense of adding thousands of unemployed to its Medicaid rolls. Then comes the decline in revenue that stems from a struggling economy. Together, the combination has dozens of states looking for some relief, preferably from the federal government.

September 25, 2008 | By KEVIN FREKING Associated Press Writer | Washington


China landslide kills 128, hopes fade for missing

BEIJING - At least 128 people were killed and many more were feared dead in north China after a huge reservoir of iron ore waste, illegally maintained and turned to sludge by heavy rain, buried a bustling marketplace in tons of suffocating mud.

September 25, 2008 | By GILLIAN WONG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bridge 9/11

Robert Benchley, who died in 1945, said, "If you think that you have caught a cold, call in a good doctor. Call in three good doctors and play bridge."

September 25, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


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The Lodge at Bethany scheduled to open to the community

Nestled among the oak trees of what was once the Gesmon Neville Family Farm, The Lodge at Bethany, an extension of the long-standing history of ...

December 22, 2015 | | Locally Owned


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

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