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Police: Ga. man held family captive in squalor

LAVONIA, Ga. - When police finally searched the squat white mobile home where they say a man held his family captive for three years, the place was so filthy and bug-infested that one officer had to wear a gas mask and another refused to continue.

August 28, 2008 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | National


Ex-inmates accuse former sheriff of demanding sex

ARAPAHO, Okla. - Former female inmates of the Custer County jail testified Wednesday that ex-Sheriff Mike Burgess demanded sex from them in exchange for his help in getting them into a drug court rehabilitation program.

August 28, 2008 | By TIM TALLEY Associated Press Writer | National


Wildlife officials seek to raise Wash. hunting age

SEATTLE - When Pamela Almli set out for a hike on a popular trail north of Seattle, she may not have been aware that bear hunting season had begun the day before.

August 28, 2008 | By DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP Associated Press Writer | National


Venomous lionfish prowls fragile Caribbean waters

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - A maroon-striped marauder with venomous spikes is rapidly multiplying in the Caribbean's warm waters, swallowing native species, stinging divers and generally wreaking havoc on an ecologically delicate region.

August 28, 2008 | By DAVID McFADDEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Astrograph 8/14

Although your financial prospects look particularly good in the year ahead, a new ripple could affect your holdings. You may have to guard against becoming too extravagant or wasteful, which could dilute your earnings. Watch your spending habits.

August 28, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 8/14

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a 24-year-old woman who has suffered from recurring impetigo my entire life. As for my medical history, I am 5 feet 9 inches tall and weigh 138 pounds. Twice a year, without fail, I get this horrible sore on my lower lip that spreads to part of my chin. I can always get it to go away in about two weeks. Meanwhile, it is very unsightly and painful. I cannot disguise it with makeup because it spreads if touched.

August 28, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 8/14

DEAR ABBY: I wrote you about a year ago regarding my difficulty in finding a single, educated, relationship-minded man. You advised me to lower my high standards and date outside my preconceived notions of who Mr. Right was - someone younger or without a college degree.

August 28, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Police Report - August 14

(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.)

August 28, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Border Patrol agent wounds man near Mexican border

SAN DIEGO - A U.S. Border Patrol agent shot and wounded a man throwing rocks at agents near the U.S.-Mexico border in the San Diego area, authorities said Wednesday.

August 28, 2008 | | National


What a ride: Woman, 82, inducted into Hall of Fame

THE VILLAGES, Fla. - Betty Skelton Erde is 82 and lives in a retirement community where many are content to putter about in golf carts. Not Erde: She drives a blazing red Corvette to match her red hair and really means it when she says, ''I like fast cars.''

August 28, 2008 | By TAMARA LUSH Associated Press Writer | National


Britain drops plan to bar size zero fashion models

LONDON - London Fashion Week organizers have dropped plans that likely would have barred many size zero models from the catwalk, saying industry executives around the world felt they were not needed.

August 28, 2008 | By MEERA SELVA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Grube signals new GSU academic year at fall 2008 Convocation

With Georgia Southern set to welcome more than 17,000 students on the first day of fall classes Monday, university President Bruce Grube called the past 10 years one of the most active decades in the college's more than 100-year history.

August 28, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Taliban ambush kills 3 more Western aid workers

PUL-E-ALAM, Afghanistan (AP) - Taliban fighters with assault rifles shredded a U.S. aid group's SUV with dozens of bullets Wednesday, killing three Western women and their Afghan driver amid an escalating militant onslaught against humanitarian workers in Afghanistan.

August 28, 2008 | By AMIR SHAH and FISNIK ABRASHI Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


Officials: Missiles kill 9 in Pakistan

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan - A missile strike in a Pakistani tribal region killed at least nine suspected insurgents including foreigners, officials said Wednesday, raising suspicion that the U.S. was again targeting militants in Pakistan.

August 28, 2008 | By ISHTIAQ MAHSUD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Gunman wounds Arkansas Democratic Party chairman

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - A gunman barged into the Arkansas Democratic Party headquarters Wednesday and shot the state party chairman three times, critically wounding him, authorities and party officials said.

August 28, 2008 | By ANDREW DeMILLO Associated Press Writer | National


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