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Abbas urges Israel to end aggression, seeks support for Palestinians at Islamic summit

DAKAR, Senegal - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called on Israel to end its aggression in Gaza and the West Bank and appealed for support from Muslim nations during a ''difficult junction'' in the Mideast peace process.

March 28, 2008 | By HEIDI VOGT Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Gaza rocket squads barrage Israel after Israeli troops kill 4 West Bank militants

JERUSALEM - Islamic Jihad militants in Gaza fired more than a dozen rockets at southern Israel early Thursday after Israeli undercover forces killed one of its West Bank leaders, shattering a recent lull in Gaza fighting.

March 28, 2008 | By AMY TEIBEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Body of Christian clergyman found in Iraq; parked car bomb kills 18in central Baghdad

BAGHDAD - The body of a Christian archbishop kidnapped last month was found in northern Iraq Thursday while in Baghdad, a car bomb exploded and killed 18 people.

March 28, 2008 | By RYAN LENZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Cross-border fire from US-led coalition in Afghanistan kills 4 Pakistani civilians

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - U.S.-led forces in Afghanistan fired across the border into Pakistan, targeting what they said were militants associated with the Taliban's most dangerous commander. The Pakistani army said four civilians were inadvertently killed in the incident.

March 28, 2008 | By SADAQAT JAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Prep Sports Blitz: Top 10 basketball players - Presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank

Prep Sports Blitz: Top 10 basketball players in Bulloch County

March 28, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports Blitz


800 Chihuahuas, terriers and other dogs seized from filthy home in rural Arizona

TUCSON, Ariz. - About 800 small dogs, including Chihuahuas, terriers and Pomeranians, were seized from a triple-wide mobile home whose occupants were overwhelmed trying to care for the animals, authorities said Wednesday.

March 28, 2008 | By ARTHUR H. ROTSTEIN Associated Press Writer | National


Study: Brain monitors no better than old method for keeping surgical patients from waking

Patients say it feels like being trapped in a corpse: They wake up during surgery, unable to move or scream. Some remember hearing their surgeons talk, and a few recall feeling intense pain.

March 28, 2008 | By LINDA A. JOHNSON Associated Press Writer | National


Sheriff: Man named in S.C. disappearance apparently killed self by slashing thigh

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - A business executive questioned by investigators in a couple's disappearance apparently committed suicide by slashing his inner thigh with a knife, authorities said Thursday.

March 28, 2008 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press Writer | National


Tibetan exiles arrested for marching in protest begin hunger strike

DEHRA, India - More than 100 Tibetan exiles began a hunger strike Thursday after police in northern India dragged them away from a six-month march to their homeland to protest China's hosting of the Olympic Games.

March 28, 2008 | By ASHWINI BHATIA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Scientist: Hong Kong flu virus not deadlier than past viruses

HONG KONG - A top Hong Kong scientist said Thursday a flu outbreak that prompted authorities to keep more than 500,000 primary and kindergarten students home wasn't deadlier than past viruses.

March 28, 2008 | By DIKKY SINN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Lawyers for Canadian terror suspect say US military commander altered evidence

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba - A U.S. military commander altered a report on a firefight in Afghanistan to cast blame for the death of a Delta Force commando on a Canadian youth who was captured after the shooting stopped, a defense attorney said Thursday.

March 28, 2008 | By MICHAEL MELIA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Audit finds more FBI privacy abuses, withholds judgment on whether corrective steps will work

WASHINGTON - The Justice Department's inspector general reported Thursday that FBI abuses in obtaining personal information about Americans during terrorism investigations continued to rise in 2006. He reserved judgment on whether corrective actions under way will work.

March 28, 2008 | By MICHAEL J. SNIFFEN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Presidential candidates return for budget votes that offer preview of fall campaign

WASHINGTON - The Senate on Thursday gave a sweeping endorsement to some of President Bush's tax cuts but rejected renewing others as all three major presidential candidates interrupted their campaigns to cast key votes on the budget.

March 28, 2008 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Retail sales post worse-than-expected showing in February, raising more recession worries

WASHINGTON - Consumers, battered by plunging home prices and a credit crunch, stayed away from the malls in February, pushing retail sales down by a larger-than-expected amount. It was another worrisome sign that the country could be falling into a recession.

March 28, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


Mortgage rates increase for fourth time in past 5 weeks

WASHINGTON - Rates on 30-year mortgages increased this week for the fourth time in the past five weeks.

March 28, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


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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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