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Obama comments divide Rust Belt voters in Pa., many say it was no big deal

SHENANDOAH, Pa. - Yes, some Democrats in Pennsylvania's Rust Belt communities were upset by Barack Obama's suggestion that voters there ''cling to guns or religion'' because of bitterness about their economic lot. But many more seem to think it was no big deal - and if there's a problem it's with the political slapfest that has followed.

April 30, 2008 | By MARK SCOLFORO Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Police Report - April 16

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.

April 30, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Sen. Jack Hill to speak at coalition's summit April 26

State Sen. Jack Hill and Georgia Southern alumnus Fred Stokes will be the guest speakers for the African American Business Owners Coalition's Economic Empowerment Summit on Saturday, April 26. The summit starts at 8 a.m. and runs to 3:30 p.m. It will be held at the Nessmith Lane Continuing Education Building on the campus of Georgia Southern University.

April 30, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Woman convicted of running Washington prostitution service

WASHINGTON - A federal jury convicted a woman Tuesday of running a prostitution service that catered to members of Washington's political elite.

April 30, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Congo plane crashes at end of runway and bursts into flames

GOMA, Congo - A Congolese jetliner with about 85 people on board failed to take off Tuesday from an airport in this eastern town, slamming into a busy market neighborhood at the end of the runway and bursting into flames, officials said.

April 30, 2008 | By CHARLES NTIRYCHA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Ex-leader recalls Warsaw Ghetto uprising

LODZ, Poland - Marek Edelman, the last surviving commander of the 1943 uprising in the Warsaw ghetto by a handful of scrappy, poorly armed Jews against the Nazi army, becomes emotional when he speaks of the fighters he led.

April 30, 2008 | By MONIKA SCISLOWSKA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bridge 4/15

Mark Twain said, "Be careful when reading health books; you may die of a misprint."

April 30, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Jurors deliberate in case of elderly women accused of hit-and-run killings for insurance

LOS ANGELES - Jurors began deliberating the fate of two elderly women accused of killing homeless men to collect insurance money, after a prosecutor said the women had gone ''out of their way to target men who had nothing.''

April 30, 2008 | By LINDA DEUTSCH Associated Press Writer | National


Bridge 4/16

H.G. Wells wrote, "His studies were pursued but never effectually overtaken."

April 30, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 4/16

There's a strong possibility you will end up having jurisdiction in some manner over the affairs of others. Handle it as best you can, because it'll prove to be significant to your future.

April 30, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 4/16

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a 17-year-old female, 5 feet 9 inches, 130 pounds, athletic and in relatively good health.

April 30, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 4/16

DEAR ABBY: For most of my life, I have parted my hair on the right. I am now being told that men should part their hair on the left. Is there a correct side for men?

April 30, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Regents approve tuition hike for 2008 freshmen

COLUMBUS - Incoming freshmen at Georgia Southern University will pay $119 more in tuition per semester in 2008 than their predecessors under tuition increases approved by the state Board of Regents.

April 30, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Schools prepare for the CRCT tests

Next week, students all across the state will begin taking mandatory tests - even those in first grade.

April 30, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Delta, Northwest face challenge of merging fleets, employees

Delta and Northwest executives want to smoothly complete their deal to create the world's largest airline by the end of the year. But investors reacted negatively Tuesday, amid word there are no plans for further domestic flight cuts as well as the challenges of integrating companies with contrasting cultures, planes and labor relations.

April 30, 2008 | By HARRY R. WEBER and JOSHUA FREED Associated Press Writers | National


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Willingway, Georgia Southern conference will update addiction treatment methods

For Dr. Al Mooney, Director of Addiction Medicine and Recovery at Willingway, one of the key factors that distinguishes this week's Addiction Update Conference is its "focus on the solutions rather than the problems."

June 22, 2014 | Special to the Herald | News 4U


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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