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Portal centennial plays nearly 'sellouts'

Where in the world is Portal? It's "on the map," citizens say.

March 26, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


State bar president urges judicial raises

ATLANTA – The ever-widening compensation gap between Georgia's judges and attorneys in private practice is threatening the tradition of the state's "best and brightest" lawyers serving as judges, State Bar of Georgia President Gerald M. Edenfield told a special State Senate Appropriations subcommittee Monday.

March 26, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


After play, cast joins friends, local dignitaries for reception

After a successful presentation Saturday, the cast of "Between Hopeulikit and Piddleville: Portal Celebrates 100" joined friends and state and local dignitaries for a reception in the Portal Elementary School cafeteria.

March 26, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bridge 3/12

Bob Hope said, "A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove you don't need it."

March 26, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 3/12

Greater responsibilities might be placed on your shoulders in the year ahead, but you'll be more than up to the task. The rewards and feelings of a job well done will provide you with a great deal of self-satisfaction and pride.

March 26, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Tax cuts uncertain as Georgia Legislature faces critical deadline

ATLANTA - It's ''crossover day'' in the Georgia Legislature, as bills face a critical deadline in the journey to become law.

March 26, 2008 | SHANNON McCAFFREY and GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writers | National


Mississippi Democrats head to polls, with Obama riding high

GREENVILLE, Miss. - Barack Obama made a final appeal to Mississippi voters as Democrats Tuesday decide the last in a series of presidential contests between Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton before the two rivals settle in for a six-week battle to win Pennsylvania.

March 26, 2008 | By CHARLES BABINGTON Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Bush says 2008 presidential race won’t affect his decisions on Iraq

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - President Bush on Tuesday sought to firmly plant Iraq back in the American consciousness and reassert his role as the one who will shape the war ahead.

March 26, 2008 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Republicans to push for NY governor’s impeachment if he doesn’t resign

ALBANY, N.Y. - Pressure mounted Tuesday on Gov. Eliot Spitzer to resign because of a prostitution scandal, with a top state Republican threatening to push for impeachment proceedings if the governor doesn't step down in 48 hours.

March 26, 2008 | By MICHAEL GORMLEY Associated Press Writer | National


Tibetan exiles press ahead with march, defying Indian ban

RANITAL, India - Hundreds of Tibetan exiles pressed ahead Tuesday with a march from northern India to their Himalayan homeland, defying a police ban on the demonstration against Beijing's hosting of the 2008 Olympics.

March 26, 2008 | By ASHWINI BHATIA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


At least 16 passengers killed after bomb hits bus in southern Iraq; 3 more US soldiers die

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb hit a bus traveling in southern Iraq on Tuesday, killing at least 16 civilians, while other violence killed at least 42 people around Iraq, police said.

March 26, 2008 | By BRADLEY BROOKS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Obama ridicules idea of second spot on a Clinton ticket

COLUMBUS, Miss. - Democrat Barack Obama ridiculed the idea of being Hillary Rodham Clinton's running mate Monday, saying voters must choose between the two for the top spot on the fall ticket.

March 26, 2008 | By CHARLES BABINGTON Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Former attorney general Ashcroft denies wrongdoing in monitoring contract worth millions

WASHINGTON - Former Attorney General John Ashcroft denied any conflict of interest Tuesday in connection with a multimillion dollar arrangement with the Justice Department to monitor a corporation accused of wrongdoing.

March 26, 2008 | By ANGELA DELLI SANTI Associated Press Writer | Washington


Trains, boats and planes all expected to be affected by climate change

WASHINGTON - Flooded roads and subways, deformed railroad tracks and weakened bridges may be the wave of the future with continuing global warming, a new study says.

March 26, 2008 | By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID AP Science Writer | Washington


UN says insurgent operations make 10 percent of Afghanistan unsafe for getting aid to needy

KABUL, Afghanistan - A tenth of Afghanistan is off limits to aid workers because attacks by Taliban insurgents make it too dangerous, hindering the delivery of humanitarian assistance to vulnerable Afghans, a United Nations report says.

March 26, 2008 | By JASON STRAZIUSO Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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