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Army might be shortchanging injured soldiers on payments, commission finds

WASHINGTON - The Army might be shortchanging injured soldiers by rating their disabilities with a system that is both unwieldy and inconsistent, the head of a special commission said Thursday.

April 27, 2007 | By HOPE YEN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bridge 4/12

In "The Music Man," Meredith Willson wrote, "Never let the demands of tomorrow interfere with the pleasures and excitement of today."

April 26, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


MSNBC drops Imus simulcast amid furor over comments about Rutgers’ women’s basketball team

NEW YORK - MSNBC said Wednesday it will drop its simulcast of the ''Imus in the Morning'' radio program, responding to growing outrage over the radio host's racial slur against the Rutgers women's basketball team.

April 26, 2007 | By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer | Nation


Zoo hoping primate picassos can charm crowds

ATLANTA - At 4, Bernas isn't the computer wizard his mom is, but he's learning. Just the other day he used his lips and feet to play a game on the touch-screen monitor as his mom, Madu, swung from vines and climbed trees.

April 26, 2007 | By DORIE TURNER Associated Press Writer | Local


Prosecutors drop charges in Duke case, say athletes were victims of ’tragic rush to accuse’

RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina's top prosecutor dropped all charges Wednesday against the three former Duke lacrosse players accused of sexually assaulting a stripper at a party, saying the athletes were innocent victims of a ''tragic rush to accuse'' by an overreaching district attorney.

April 26, 2007 | By AARON BEARD Associated Press Writer | Nation


Laser etcher seeks to challenge traditional stickers to label produce

WASHINGTON - The days of peeling pesky stickers off apples and tomatoes may soon be over. A Georgia company is seeking federal approval for a laser that etches indelible but edible labels onto the skins of fruits and vegetables.

April 26, 2007 | By ANDREW BRIDGES Associated Press Writer | Nation


SCHS's coach Acree leaving for Randolph-Clay

It was the news nobody involved with the Screven County girls basketball program wanted to hear. Coach Jennifer Acree - who four years ago took a losing program and turned it into 2005 state runner up for region 3-AA- has decided to pack up and take over the storied program at Randolph-Clay High School in Cuthbert, GA.

April 26, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.net | Sports


Police Report - April 12

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.

April 26, 2007 | From staff reports | Crime Report


Authorities make gambling arrests in Clayton County

JONESBORO - A magistrate judge was among the dozens of people arrested at an illegal casino, the second gambling bust in suburban Atlanta this week, authorities said Wednesday.

April 26, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


Astrograph 4/12

There is a strong probability you will go through some kind of weeding-out process when it comes to your long-term goals. Because you'll select fewer objectives, you'll be able to accomplish much more.

April 26, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 4/12

DEAR DR. GOTT: I have been diligently following your no-flour, no-sugar diet for several months and have not lost the weight you promised.

April 26, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 4/12

DEAR ABBY: I have a friend I'll call Jessica who has a major drinking problem. She is aware of it and asked me to help her because she's too embarrassed to get help from strangers. I am trying hard to help her without acting like a parent, but it's not easy.

April 26, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Strained Army extends Iraq tours to 15 months for active-duty soldiers

WASHINGTON - Stretched thin by four years of war, the Army is adding three months to the standard yearlong tour for all active-duty soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan, an unpopular step aimed at maintaining the troop buildup in Baghdad.

April 26, 2007 | By ROBERT BURNS AP Military Writer | Nation


Dear Abby 4/11

DEAR ABBY: My son, "Caleb," has a serious bullying problem. He is 14 and in ninth grade. His teacher has had to meet privately with me three times this week. Caleb will hit, bite, chew, spit on or slap the other students in the classroom. He has even hit his teacher.

April 25, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Girls Gone Wild videos founder surrenders

PENSACOLA, Fla. - The founder of the Girls Gone Wild video empire surrendered to federal marshals early Tuesday on contempt of court charges.

April 25, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


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