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Gaza hospitals strain under pressure of strikes

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - A walkout of medical staff throughout Gaza has strained services at hospitals and clinics throughout the territory, the latest in a series of crippling strikes that are deepening bitter divisions between Gaza's militant Hamas rulers and loyalists of moderate Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

September 19, 2008 | By IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


2 US soldiers killed in Baghdad roadside bomb

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb killed two American soldiers patrolling eastern Baghdad on Thursday, the U.S. military said, announcing the first combat deaths in the capital in a week.

September 19, 2008 | By HAMID AHMED Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Boeing pact extended despite strike vote

SEATTLE - A last-minute move to avert a potentially bruising strike that could cost more than 27,000 workers weeks of pay would usually be met with unalloyed relief.

September 19, 2008 | By TIM KLASS Associated Press Writer | National


Terror claims against NJ Muslim leader rejected

NEWARK, N.J. - An influential New Jersey Muslim leader accused by some federal officials of having terrorist ties but praised by others as being an important ally won his fight to gain permanent U.S. residency Thursday.

September 19, 2008 | By SAMANTHA HENRY Associated Press Writer | National


Bridge 9/5

Marcus Terentius Varro, who died in 27 B.C., said, "The number of guests at dinner should not be less than the number of the Graces nor exceed that of the Muses. That is, it should begin with three and stop at nine." Do you agree?

September 19, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 9/5

Acts of kindness and compassion always pay large dividends to the person who enacts them, and, whenever you do so, there will be huge benefits in the year ahead. Make it your cause.

September 19, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Police Report - September 5

(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.)

September 19, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Detroit Mayor Kilpatrick pleads guilty, resigns

DETROIT - Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick pleaded guilty to felony charges Thursday in a sex scandal, forcing him out of office after months of defiantly holding onto his job leading the nation's 11th-largest city. He was ordered jailed for four months and fined $1 million.

September 19, 2008 | By COREY WILLIAMS and ED WHITE Associated Press Writer | National


Ask Dr. Gott 9/5

DEAR DR. GOTT: I have suffered from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (diarrhea) for 50 years. It began in my early teens. I have tried everything from the early treatment of eating bland foods to today's adding bulk to my diet through the use of roughage and fiber. It feels like I have tried virtually everything but still haven't found relief from what, for me, has been a life-altering condition. Everything I do revolves around IBS, from school in my teens, to jobs, family activities and even everyday routines.

September 19, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Back to school for Chicago public school students

CHICAGO - Public school students who skipped classes to protest unequal education funding were urged to return to their desks Thursday after the boycott was prematurely called off.

September 19, 2008 | By JENNY SONG Associated Press Writer | National


Montana loses disease-free status for cattle

BILLINGS, Mont. - Montana has lost its federal disease-free status for brucellosis, triggering mandatory testing of cattle being shipped out of state.

September 19, 2008 | By MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press Writer | National


Thai PM offers referendum to end political crisis

BANGKOK, Thailand - Thailand's prime minister refused again on Thursday to cede to protesters determined to oust him, but offered an unconventional compromise - a referendum on his fate aimed at ending the political crisis that has paralyzed the government and raised fears of economic chaos.

September 19, 2008 | By VIJAY JOSHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pakistani parliament condemns US-led attack

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Parliament condemned an American-led attack in Pakistani territory on Thurday after the government summoned the U.S. ambassador to protest the unusually bold raid in a troubled border region.

September 19, 2008 | By NAHAL TOOSI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


First Friday Downtown postponed to Sept. 12

Hurricane Hanna may blow by today with little effect on Bulloch County, but First Friday officials decided not to take any chances and postponed the monthly celebration from Friday, Sept. 5 to next Friday - Friday Sept. 12.

September 19, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


McCain tells convention, nation he’ll bring change

ST. PAUL, Minn. - John McCain, a POW turned political rebel, vowed Thursday night to vanquish the ''constant partisan rancor'' that grips Washington as he launched his fall campaign for the White House. ''Change is coming,'' he promised the roaring Republican National Convention and a prime-time television audience.

September 19, 2008 | By DAVID ESPO and ROBERT FURLOW Associated Press Writers | Campaign 2008


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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

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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