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Retirement for inspector who missed foam blamed in deadly R.I. nightclub fire

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The fire inspector who failed to detect flammable soundproofing foam blamed for a deadly nightclub fire in 2003 has retired, a fire official said Wednesday.

February 28, 2008 | By ERIC TUCKER Associated Press Writer | National


FMB AOTW: Kimbrell rises to state's second best

Michael Kimbrell transformed himself from a non-athlete to one of Bulloch Academy's best four-sport lettermen.

February 28, 2008 | From staff reports | Sports


Pakistan police say suspect in Bhutto slaying wanted to avenge friend who died in Red Mosque

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan - An Islamic militant who is accused of helping carry out the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto wanted to avenge the death of a friend in the military attack last year, a senior police officer said Wednesday.

February 28, 2008 | By ZARAR KHAN Associated Press Writer | World


Australian apology to Aborigines raises hopes for compensation

CANBERRA, Australia - Australia's apology to Aborigines for decades of racist policies drew an outpouring of emotion Wednesday. But attention quickly turned to what many consider the inevitable next step: paying compensation to victims of past injustices.

February 28, 2008 | By ROD McGUIRK Associated Press Writer | National


Bush calls on House to provide legal immunity for telecoms in eavesdropping legislation

WASHINGTON - President Bush pressured the House on Wednesday to pass new rules for monitoring terrorists' communications, saying ''terrorists are planning new attacks on our country ... that will make Sept. 11 pale by comparison.''

February 28, 2008 | By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Iraqi lawmakers pass laws setting date for provincial elections and allotting 2008 budget

BAGHDAD - Iraq's parliament on Wednesday passed three key pieces of legislation that set a date for provincial elections, allot $48 billion for 2008 spending, and provide limited amnesty to detainees in Iraqi custody.

February 28, 2008 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | World


Astrograph 2/14

Although you have to shoulder bigger responsibilities where your work or career is concerned in the year ahead, don't let it intimidate you. Keep in mind that the returns will be larger as well, and that is motivation enough.

February 28, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


AP Centerpiece: Toy makers tweak lines to offset rising costs, but say prices will still rise

NEW YORK - Next holiday, that toy that was supposed to talk for a minute will talk for 40 seconds, and that portable electronic quiz game will ask fewer questions.

February 28, 2008 | By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO AP Business Writer | National


British court quashes conviction of students jailed for downloading terrorist material

LONDON - A British court on Wednesday overturned the convictions of five students jailed for downloading information on bomb-making and terrorism from the Internet.

February 28, 2008 | By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press Writer | World


Rape being used as weapon in Kenya’s ethnic violence, hospitals and clinics report

NAIROBI, Kenya - Looting, arson and murder have become hallmarks of Kenya's conflict over a disputed presidential election. Another, less talked about tactic in the violence that has degenerated into ethnic clashes: rape.

February 28, 2008 | By KATY POWNALL Associated Press Writer | World


Billionaire prominent in Georgian opposition dies in Britain after alleging murder plot

LONDON - The richest man in the former Soviet state of Georgia was found dead in his mansion near London less than two months after claiming he was the target of an assassination plot for helping lead a protest movement against his homeland's government.

February 28, 2008 | By D’ARCY DORAN Associated Press Writer | World


Ga. lawmakers eye tobacco tax hike for first time in five years

ATLANTA - For the first time in five years, state lawmakers are looking at raising the tax on a pack of cigarettes by $1.

February 28, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Officials say 3 children killed in house fire in Sidney, Ohio, 5 others escape

SIDNEY, Ohio - A house fire killed three children and their bodies were buried inside when part of the structure collapsed into the basement, a fire official said Wednesday.

February 28, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Chertoff: Virtual fence on Southwest border will get government’s stamp of approval

WASHINGTON - The government plans to approve a 28-mile virtual fence along the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said Wednesday.

February 28, 2008 | By EILEEN SULLIVAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Bridge 2/14

Comedienne Jackie "Moms" Mabley said, "Love is like playing checkers. You have to know which man to move."

February 28, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


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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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