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West presses for end to Georgia conflict

TBILISI, Georgia - Western leaders engaged in intense diplomacy Friday to persuade Russia to pull troops out of Georgia, but tensions soared after a top Russian general warned that Poland had exposed itself to attack by striking a missile defense deal with the United States.

August 30, 2008 | By MATTI FRIEDMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


London’s fabled Walthamstow greyhound track closes

LONDON - The finish line is looming for the greyhounds of Walthamstow Stadium, a London landmark frequented by everyone from Winston Churchill to Brad Pitt and where David Beckham worked as a teenager.

August 30, 2008 | By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Ark. Democrat leader mourned; slay motive elusive

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Arkansas Democratic Party Chairman Bill Gwatney was remembered as blunt but loyal and charitable, a day after he was gunned down in his office.

August 30, 2008 | By ANDREW DeMILLO Associated Press Writer | National


Jerry Wexler, famed record producer, dies at 91

NEW YORK - Legendary record producer Jerry Wexler, who helped shape R&B music with influential recordings of Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles and other greats, and later made key recordings with the likes of Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson, has died, said his son, Paul. He was 91.

August 30, 2008 | By HILLEL ITALIE Associated Press Writer | National


Sex offenders shut out of student neighborhoods

SEATTLE - Lawmakers and college administrators are trying to shut paroled sex offenders out of one of the few places they can still live: Student neighborhoods near major U.S. universities.

August 30, 2008 | By WHITNEY MALKIN Associated Press Writer | National


Idaho killer tells mother he had evil in his heart

BOISE, Idaho - The man who admits kidnapping two northern Idaho children and killing one of them wrote a letter to his mother blaming society for feeding the evil in his heart, a prosecution witness testified Friday.

August 30, 2008 | By REBECCA BOONE Associated Press Writer | National


Ala. county faces biggest US municipal bankruptcy

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Alabama's largest county appears headed for the biggest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, a $3.2 billion mess created by the nation's credit crunch and a colossal, corruption-riddled sewer project.

August 30, 2008 | By JAY REEVES Associated Press Writer | National


Ask Dr. Gott 8/16

DEAR DR. GOTT: What are some of the side effects of prednisone or an overdose of it? My elderly dad (age 82) is in fairly healthy. He came down with a cold a few months ago. He saw his doctor, who prescribed prednisone, two pills by mouth four times a day for five days. After taking it for four days, he became delirious and nearly lost consciousness. He went back to the doctor who simply said, "Oh, yeah."

August 30, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Local Roundup: Devils get workout in scrimmage

HINESVILLE - The Statesboro Blue Devils missed a 32-yard field-goal attempt as time expired to tie Bradwell Institute 14-14 in a preseason scrimmage Friday.

August 30, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Judge: Detroit mayor to stand trial on assault

DETROIT - A judge ruled Friday that there's enough evidence for Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to stand trial on two felony assault charges stemming from a confrontation with two investigators.

August 30, 2008 | By ED WHITE Associated Press Writer | National


Zimbabwe opposition leaders stopped at airport

HARARE, Zimbabwe - Officials briefly confiscated the passports of Zimbabwe's top opposition leader and two aides as they tried to fly to South Africa Thursday to attend a regional summit.

August 29, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Statesboro Bypass opens to motorists; Jake's Entertainment

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Thursday August 14, 2008

August 29, 2008 | mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Astrograph 8/15

When you get a bright idea in the year ahead, put it to the test because your own resourcefulness and imagination will find ingenious ways to further your ambitions and add to your holdings.

August 29, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 8/15

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am 62 years old and in good health. I work 37 to 40 hours per week, and take lisinopril, levothyroxine and an 81 mg aspirin daily. I have two issues I would like your opinion on.

August 29, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 8/15

DEAR ABBY: I am 14 years old and the daughter of a successful businessman. Daddy recently announced that we have been invited to the bat mitzvah of the daughter of one of his co-workers. I don't want to go.

August 29, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


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