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Castro on ballot as Cuba votes for new parliament

HAVANA - Cubans ratified a slate of parliamentary candidates on Sunday including Fidel Castro, the ailing 81-year-old leader who has not been seen in public for nearly 18 months.

February 04, 2008 | By WILL WEISSERT Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy

King Solomon, the wisest man who ever lived, wrote, "My son, keep my words and store up my commands within you. Keep my commands and you will live; guard my teachings as the apple of your eye. Bind them on your fingers; write them on the tablet of your heart." (Proverbs 7:1-3) This is similar to the spirit of Psalm 119, the longest chapter in the Bible.

February 04, 2008 | By LARRY SHEEHY | Lifestyles Columnists


Gaza City plunged into darkness by power cut after Israel blocks fuel supplies

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Gaza City was plunged into darkness Sunday after Israel blocked the shipment of fuel that powers its only electrical plant in retaliation for persistent rocket attacks by Gaza militants.

February 04, 2008 | By IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Ultranationalist leads Serbian presidential vote but runoff expected

BELGRADE, Serbia - An ally of late autocrat Slobodan Milosevic edged ahead of the pro-Western incumbent in Serbia's presidential election Sunday, but failed to win an outright majority, according to independent monitors and partial official results.

February 04, 2008 | By DUSAN STOJANOVIC Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pakistan pounds militant positions in extremist stronghold near Afghan border

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - The Pakistani military pounded an extremist stronghold Sunday near the Afghan border where a rebel leader blamed for the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto is believed to be hiding, officials and witnesses said.

February 04, 2008 | By CHRIS BRUMMITT Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US says attacks from Iranian armor-piercing bombs down in Iraq; suicide bomb kills 6

BAGHDAD - The U.S. military worried Sunday about "mixed messages" from Iran, listing a dramatic drop in Iranian-made weapons reaching Iraq but no reduction in the training and financing of Shiite militants.

February 04, 2008 | By KIM GAMEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


11 Afghans killed in roadside bomb, attack on convoy, officials say

KABUL, Afghanistan - A roadside bomb probably intended for Afghan or NATO forces killed five civilians in southern Afghanistan, while militants killed six Afghans driving a convoy of trucks to a NATO base, officials said Sunday.

February 04, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Bulloch History by Roger Allen

In September of 1526, Spanish forces commanded by Liciendo Lucas Vazquez de Ayllon landed on the Georgia coast near Sapelo Sound. De Ayllón's group sailed from Hispaniola to the South Carolina and Georgia coastline one two ships. His group of settlers even brought along some African slaves. They established the colony San Miguel de Guadalupe. Their slaves soon escaped to live among the Indians, leaving de Ayllón and the other colonists to die in a fever epidemic.

February 04, 2008 | By ROGER ALLEN | Lifestyles Columnists


Joyon beats MacArthur's around-the-world sailing record, finishing in 57 days

BREST, France - Francis Joyon had no heat, no companions and little sleep for nearly two months as he sailed around the globe. Now he has a stunning world record.

February 04, 2008 | By FRANCK JOURDAIN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US troops fought 3 days on foot in takeover of Taliban-held town

MUSA QALA, Afghanistan - Chinook helicopters dropped Capt. Don Canterna's company of soldiers on the dusty outskirts of Musa Qala as evening fell. Loaded down with weapons, food, and water, his men walked through the night.

February 04, 2008 | By JASON STRAZIUSO Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


For the Public Health by Anthony Parrillo, Ph.D., CHES

Asthma is a chronic lung condition, which means it lasts a long time – usually three months or more. Once someone has asthma, it won't just disappear. A person with asthma has difficulty breathing, due to narrowing of the air passages, mucous secretions, and inflammation of the airways. This results in reduced air flow that causes wheezing, coughing, and chest tightness. Asthma during childhood has a great impact on the growth and development of children and their families, and is a leading cause of chronic illness in children. In 2004, nearly nine million children nationwide under the age of 18 ...

February 04, 2008 | By ANTHONY PARRILLO, Ph.D., CHES | Lifestyles Columnists


Saudi couple divorced in absentia remain apart despite 2-year struggle

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Two years ago, a knock on Fatima and Mansour al-Timani's door shattered the life they had built together.

February 04, 2008 | By DONNA ABU-NASR Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Schumer says limiting stimulus to those who pay income tax is unfair

WASHINGTON - Any rebate included in an economic stimulus plan should include people who pay Social Security taxes, not just those who pay income taxes, a leading Democratic lawmaker said Sunday.

February 04, 2008 | By WILL LESTER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Health secretary sees continued divide on health care in 2008

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration's health agenda this year will consist largely of fending off Democratic lawmakers until a new president and Congress take charge.

February 04, 2008 | By KEVIN FREKING Associated Press Writer | Washington


Finch-Mallard

David Finch and Patricia Finch of Portal announce the engagement of their daughter, Autumn Starr Finch of Portal, to Matthew Jerrod Mallard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Math Mallard of Portal.

February 04, 2008 | | Wedding Planner


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