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Dear Abby 4/17

DEAR ABBY: Please allow me to respond to "No Thanks! Sacramento, Calif." (Feb. 7). Having also grown up with a disabled sibling, I empathize with her distress and feeling "saddled" with an obligation of caring for her younger mentally retarded sister.

May 01, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


FMB AOTW: Claxton riding its Harley to first place

Before the 2008 baseball season started, Claxton coach Donny Sikes had his seniors make a list of goals

May 01, 2008 | From staff reports | Sports


Local Roundup: BA tennis ends season at state

TIFTON - Bulloch Academy singles and doubles players won their first-round matches in the GISA Class AA tennis tournament at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Tuesday but fell in the second round to end the Gators' 2008 tennis season.

May 01, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Ag Secretary: ’We have never been less secure’ about wheat

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The world has ''never been less secure'' about the near-term future of wheat as crop failures and disease combine to threaten food supplies, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Edward Schafer told food aid groups Wednesday.

May 01, 2008 | By ROXANA HEGEMAN Associated Press Writer | National


White House vows to block add-ons to war funding bill

WASHINGTON - The White House promised again Wednesday it will block attempts by Democrats controlling Congress to add billions of dollars for domestic programs to a must-pass war funding bill.

May 01, 2008 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Supreme Court upholds use of lethal injections

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court upheld the most common method of lethal injections executions Wednesday, clearing the way for states to resume executions that have been on hold for nearly 7 months.

May 01, 2008 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


DOT doubles compensation available for bumped fliers

WASHINGTON - Passengers who get bumped off overbooked flights will soon be eligible to receive twice as much compensation from U.S. airlines.

May 01, 2008 | By DAN CATERINICCHIA AP Business Writer | National


Man at center of Las Vegas ricin case arrested, charged

LAS VEGAS - A man who authorities believe was sickened by the deadly toxin ricin was arrested Wednesday on federal charges after he was released from a hospital.

May 01, 2008 | By KEN RITTER Associated Press Writer | National


NYC’s calories-on-menus law upheld

NEW YORK - A federal judge on Wednesday upheld a city regulation requiring calories to be posted on the menu boards of some chain restaurants, calling the rule a reasonable approach to health officials' goal of reducing obesity.

May 01, 2008 | By COLLEEN LONG Associated Press Writer | National


Deadlocked jury forces 2nd mistrial in Miami terrorism case

MIAMI - A federal judge declared another mistrial Wednesday against six men accused of plotting to spark an anti-government war by toppling Chicago's Sears Tower and bombing FBI offices.

May 01, 2008 | By CURT ANDERSON Associated Press Writer | National


Bridge 4/17

French physiologist Claude Bernard said, "A fact in itself is nothing. It is valuable only for the idea attached to it, or for the proof that it furnishes."

May 01, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Ex-Newark mayor and mistress convicted in corruption trial

NEWARK, N.J. - A federal jury convicted ex-Mayor Sharpe James and his former mistress Wednesday of corruption stemming from the cut-rate sale of city land.

May 01, 2008 | By JEFFREY GOLD Associated Press Writer | National


Immigration agents raid Pilgrim’s Pride plants

MOUNT PLEASANT, Texas - Federal immigration agents raided Pilgrim's Pride poultry plants in five states Wednesday in a crackdown on an alleged scam to provide fake identification for illegal immigrant workers, authorities said.

May 01, 2008 | By ANABELLE GARAY Associated Press Writer | National


Police arrest 36 people in troubled Zimbabwe

HARARE, Zimbabwe - Police arrested 36 people and accused them of attempting to violently enforce a nationwide strike called by Zimbabwe's opposition to press for the release of presidential election results, authorities said Wednesday.

May 01, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Survivors of Congo plane crash describe frantic escape

GOMA, Congo - The pilot of a jetliner that rammed into a bustling market killing at least 40 people had tried to stop the plane but couldn't because the runway was too short, survivors said Wednesday.

May 01, 2008 | By ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY Associated Press Writer | National


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

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Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

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