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Doomed Chernobyl reactor to be buried in giant steel coffin

KIEV, Ukraine - Twenty-two years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, work is under way on a colossal new shelter to cover the ruins and deadly radioactive contents of the exploded Soviet-era power plant.

May 12, 2008 | By MARIA DANILOVA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

New round of evacuations as Calif. wildfire creeps closer

SIERRA MADRE, Calif. - A wildfire that broke out in a popular hiking area blackened the steep slopes of the foothills near Pasadena and forced mandatory evacuations for 300 homes, authorities said Sunday.

May 12, 2008 | The Associated Press | National

Ballpark funeral on Sunday for long-missing Ohio soldier

CINCINNATI - Military personnel and supporters from across the country joined an Ohio family Sunday at a memorial service for an Army reservist whose remains were found in Iraq last month, nearly four years after his capture.

May 12, 2008 | By TERRY KINNEY Associated Press Writer | National

Caretakers get hints on caring for children seized in Texas

From Amarillo to Houston, children removed from a polygamist ranch in west Texas are settling into new surroundings, and caretakers are getting cultural pointers on how to deal with them - such as no television, no movies, no radio and nothing red.

May 12, 2008 | The Associated Press | National

French vintners flirt with heresy — screw tops

CHABLIS, France - Fine French wine with a screw top?

May 12, 2008 | By EMMA VANDORE AP Business Writer | Associated Press

Austrian woman says father held her in cellar for 24 years

VIENNA, Austria - Police have found a woman missing since 1984, who told authorities that her father had kept her in a cellar for almost 24 years and that she had given birth to at least six children after being repeatedly raped by him.

May 12, 2008 | BY VERONIKA OLEKSYN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Weekly Whatup, 4/28

What a load of malarkey, this so called NFL amateur player draft. Seven rounds, 252 picks, and not a single team had the least bit of sense to pick up a certain Georgia Southern Eagle.

May 12, 2008 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports

Hodges wins big at annual flower show

Mary Sue Hodges of the Spade 'n Trowel Garden Club walked away with most of the top awards at the 2008 Bulloch Council of Garden Clubs Flower Show "GSU: A Bouquet of Learning" on Saturday.

May 12, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local

Iraqi leaders discuss unity govt; 5 die in Baghdad violence

BAGHDAD - Iraq's prime minister met Sunday with the Sunni Arab vice president to discuss reintegrating Sunni political parties into the Shiite-dominated government as militants fired a salvo of rockets or motars at the heavily guarded Green Zone.

May 12, 2008 | By SINAN SALAHEDDIN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Semi’s deadly crash into Chicago station probed

CHICAGO - Police on Saturday were attempting to determine why a tractor-trailer rig barreled into a Chicago Transit Authority train station, killing two people and injuring 21.

May 11, 2008 | By SOPHIA TAREEN Associated Press Writer | National

Democrats focus on the economy in Indiana industrial towns

MARION, Ind. - Democrat Barack Obama argued that voters are yearning for ''straight talk and honesty'' on the economy as he sought distinctions with rival Hillary Rodham Clinton just nine days before the next round of primaries in the hotly contested race for the presidential nomination.

May 11, 2008 | By MIKE GLOVER and SARA KUGLER Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008

GSU, Willingway partner to create addiction center

The month of April was designated Alcohol Awareness Month by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration since 1987 in order to call awareness to alcohol abuse as a treatable disease. That designation takes on greater meaning at Georgia Southern University as the Task Force for the Center for Addiction Recovery continues to develop its focus.

May 11, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local

Democrats favored in electoral map

EDITOR'S NOTE: First in an occasional series that explores the electoral math needed to win the White House.

May 11, 2008 | By LIZ SIDOTI Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008

BA wins state

ALBANY - The Bulloch Academy boys' track team amassed 138 points to blow away 17 other teams to win the Georgia Independent School Association Class AA track and field championship Saturday.

May 11, 2008 | By RAHN HUTCHESON | Sports

Negotiators reach tentative farm bill deal

WASHINGTON - Congressional negotiators reached a tentative agreement Friday on a multibillion-dollar farm bill that includes a hefty increase for nutrition programs at a time of rising food prices.

May 11, 2008 | By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS Associated Press Writer | Washington

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