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Robot digger set to land Sunday at Martian pole

LOS ANGELES - Like a miner prospecting for gold, NASA hopes its latest robot to Mars hits pay dirt when it lands Sunday near the red planet's north pole to conduct a 90-day digging mission.

June 03, 2008 | By ALICIA CHANG AP Science Writer | National


Philly police to fire 4 over videotaped beating

PHILADELPHIA - Philadelphia's police commissioner said Monday that four officers will be fired and four others disciplined for their roles in the beatings of three shooting suspects, an encounter that was captured on videotape and drew widespread outrage.

June 03, 2008 | By MARYCLAIRE DALE Associated Press Writer | National


Imada picks up his first PGA Tour win

DULUTH - Ryuji Imada watched someone else go in the water this time.

June 02, 2008 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


China holding 3 days of mourning for quake victims

BEICHUAN, China - China will spend three days marking the moment when tens of thousands died in a devastating earthquake, while hope of finding more trapped survivors dwindled Sunday and preventing hunger and disease became more pressing.

June 02, 2008 | By AUDRA ANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Fists a-flurry: Nigeria’s distinctive boxing style

SOKOTO, Nigeria - Lawali Danjega is 6 feet of shirtless sinew, tense muscle and jangled nerves as he readies himself for a bout of traditional Nigerian boxing, frantically wrapping and rewrapping a length of rope around his tightly balled right fist.

June 02, 2008 | By EDWARD HARRIS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Microsoft: New talks for alternative Yahoo deal

SAN FRANCISCO - Microsoft Corp. is once again trying to team up with Yahoo Inc. to challenge Internet search and advertising leader Google Inc., although at this point the renewed talks haven't escalated to another attempt to take over Yahoo.

June 02, 2008 | By MICHAEL LIEDTKE and JESSICA MINTZ AP Business Writers | National


Two Colo. men exchange Taser shots over parked van

BOULDER, Colo. - It wasn't exactly pistols at 30 paces, but police say a security company supervisor and a restaurateur shot each other with Tasers in a ''bonehead'' confrontation over parking.

June 02, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Museum offers interactive exhibits on crime and punishment

WASHINGTON - Room by room, you search the house. Then, in a bedroom, a brunette wearing a tank top points a gun at you. You fire - and a green dot flashes on her body. She falls to the ground.

June 02, 2008 | By NAFEESA SYEED Associated Press Writer | Washington


Polygamist sect cases begin individual hearings

SAN ANTONIO - The more than 400 children, from newborns to teens, forced from a polygamist sect's sprawling ranch during a raid six weeks ago and into foster care have been treated as a single group of abused and at-risk kids.

June 02, 2008 | By MICHELLE ROBERTS Associated Press Writer | National


Bus overturns in Calif. desert, 1 dead, 22 hurt

LUDLOW, Calif. - A casino trip turned deadly when a charter bus overturned on a Mojave Desert freeway, killing a woman and injuring 22 others.

June 02, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Bush lectures Arab world on political reform, women’s rights

SHARM EL-SHEIK, Egypt - President Bush lectured the Arab world Sunday about everything from political repression to the denial of women's rights but ran into Palestinian complaints he is favoring Israel in stalled Mideast peace talks. ''Freedom and peace are within your grasp,'' Bush said despite scant signs of progress.

June 02, 2008 | By TERENCE HUNT AP White House Correspondent | Associated Press


Bin Laden lashes out at Arab leaders

CAIRO, Egypt - Osama bin Laden released a new message on Sunday denouncing Arab leaders for sacrificing the Palestinians and saying the head of the Shiite militant group Hezbollah did not really have the strength to take on Israel.

June 02, 2008 | By OMAR SINAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


All-Star race isn’t so ‘meaningless’ to some

CONCORD, N.C. - Aside from the $1 million payout to the winner, the All-Star race supposedly doesn't count for anything.

June 02, 2008 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


US soldier removed from Iraq for shooting at Quran

BAGHDAD - An American sniper was removed from Iraq after he used a copy of the Quran for target practice, the military said Sunday, a day after a U.S. commander held a formal ceremony apologizing to Sunni tribal leaders.

June 02, 2008 | By KIM GAMEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Kennedy awaiting test results at Boston hospital

BOSTON - Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy remained in the hospital Sunday, awaiting test results that could explain why the 76-year-old Democrat suffered a seizure a day earlier.

June 02, 2008 | By MELISSA TRUJILLO Associated Press Writer | National


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Grace Gardens creates a happy new home for seniors

Renee Kalloniatis became the owner of Grace Gardens in June 2014.

January 13, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Locally Owned


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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