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Rep. Waxman: US officials certified new Baghdad embassy as complete, despite major problems

WASHINGTON - Federal officials last year certified as complete the new $736 million U.S. embassy in Iraq, even though the mammoth complex was still plagued by construction defects, a senior House Democrat charged Friday.

March 15, 2008 | By ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press Writer | Washington


Rep. Waxman: US officials certified new Baghdad embassy as complete, despite major problems

WASHINGTON - Federal officials last year certified as complete the new $736 million U.S. embassy in Iraq, even though the mammoth complex was still plagued by construction defects, a senior House Democrat charged Friday.

March 15, 2008 | By ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press Writer | Washington


Fair-Mincey

Mrs. Vonnie Fair announces the engagement of her daughter, Yolanda Latrice Fair, to Anthony Eugene Mincey, son of Bessie and Robert Mincey of Statesboro.

March 15, 2008 | | Wedding Planner


Herrmann-Anderson

Mrs. Teresa Ellison of Sylvania and Mr. Gary Herrmann of Millen are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Haley Celeste Herrmann, to William Garrett Anderson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Danny Anderson of Sylvania.

March 15, 2008 | | Wedding Planner


China agrees to share military records with US on servicemen missing since Korean War

SHANGHAI, China - A window has opened for families of the 8,100 American servicemen missing since the Korean War, with China agreeing on Friday to allow access to sensitive military records - but only to Chinese researchers at first.

March 15, 2008 | By CARA ANNA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Kathy Bradley - A bird perched offers a lesson

I have a new friend. A mockingbird has taken to arriving at Sandhill early every morning to perch on the empty shepherd's crook standing at the edge of the deck. Balanced carefully on the cold curve of iron, beak tilted into the crisp morning air, he looks for all the world like a well-fed vassal surveying his fiefdom. Or better, with his pale gray feathers that end in a long square tail, like a British bridegroom in cutaway and ascot.

March 15, 2008 | By KATHY BRADLEY | Life


Police Report - March 1

(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.)

March 15, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Investigative reporter banned from Russia spends third day in Moscow airport

MOSCOW - A Moldovan investigative reporter who has been banned from Russia since December spent a third day stuck inside a Moscow airport terminal Friday after flying in with her new Russian husband.

March 15, 2008 | By PETER LEONARD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


White House says it is disappointed in presidential aide accused of plagiarism

WASHINGTON - A White House aide accused of plagiarism was chastised Friday and his actions were criticized as unacceptable.

March 15, 2008 | By TERENCE HUNT AP White House Correspondent | Washington


Japan drops charges against US Marine who was accused of raping 14-year-old girl

TOKYO - A U.S. Marine who was accused of raping a 14-year-old girl in southern Japan has been released after prosecutors dropped the charges at the teenager's request, the Foreign Ministry said Friday.

March 15, 2008 | By MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Two South African students involved in video apologize; black journalist assaulted

BLOEMFONTEIN, South Africa - Two white students behind a video in which five black university workers appear to be duped into eating food tainted with urine apologized and said they had been ''crucified as racists.''

March 15, 2008 | By CELEAN JACOBSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Kenya’s opposition leader confident power-sharing deal will succeed

NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenya's opposition leader said Friday he expects a new power-sharing agreement to succeed, two months after a disputed presidential election set off violence that tarnished the country's reputation for stability.

March 15, 2008 | By MALKHADIR M. MUHUMED Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Childs-Dove

Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Childs of Statesboro are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Kathryn Brook Childs, to Andrew Michael Dove, son of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Dove of Ocilla, Ga.

March 15, 2008 | | Wedding Planner


Ask Dr. Gott 3/1

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a relatively healthy 48-year-old nurse with no history, no meds and no allergies. I developed severe abdominal pain and was diagnosed with diverticulitis. I knew immediately, as I have been preaching to my patients, that nuts, seeds, corn and popcorn were out of my diet, which my gastroenterologist confirmed. Although I am not a big nut and seed fan, I do like corn and popcorn.

March 15, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


For the Public Health by Renee Hotchkiss, Ph.D.

Throughout the last ten years of her life, my grandmother knitted hats for the newborn babies at her local hospital. What she didn't realize was that this small act of kindness, her form of volunteering, not only benefited those babies and their families but was likely to have improved her own health. That's right, volunteering not only benefits the community but it can benefit the mental, physical, and social well-being of volunteers.

March 15, 2008 | By RENEE HOTCHKISS, Ph.D. | Lifestyles Columnists


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