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Fishing fleets worldwide agree to measures to try to prevent hooking albatross, other seabirds

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Albatross looking for a free meal on the high seas often pay the price of being killed or injured going after baited hooks.

February 17, 2008 | By MARY PEMBERTON Associated Press Writer | National


Endorsing governors must balance state, campaign responsibilities

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's endorsement of John McCain for president is a boon for McCain - as long as the state's budget crisis is resolved peacefully.

February 17, 2008 | By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


HEALTHBEAT: New stroke treatment can vacuum clots out of the brain

WASHINGTON - It's a tiny vacuum cleaner for the brain: A new treatment for stroke victims promises to suction out clogged arteries in hopes of stopping the brain attack before it does permanent harm.

February 17, 2008 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | National


Military’s dependence on contractors makes it hard to fire private-sector partners

WASHINGTON - ITT Federal Services International, a defense contractor hired to maintain battle gear for U.S. troops in Iraq, repeatedly failed to do the job right.

February 17, 2008 | By RICHARD LARDNER Associated Press Writer | Washington


W.Va. governor says stimulus only a short-term solution for troubled economy

WASHINGTON - Congress has taken the lead in bringing needed fiscal discipline to the economy, West Virginia's governor said Saturday.

February 17, 2008 | The Associated Press | Washington


Bush, Democratic Congress face obstacles in their plans to expand global AIDS program

WASHINGTON - A five-year, $15 billion effort to combat AIDS in Africa and other areas - arguably the most important and popular international program of the Bush presidency - may become a political battleground as it comes up for renewal.

February 17, 2008 | By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press Writer | Washington


All-Star game, State Capitol trip for Foster

Former Georgia Southern All-America quarterback Jayson Foster is in the midst of a busy two week period.

February 17, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


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Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hughes of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Tracey Shanese Hughes, to Terrence Ramon Head, son of Mr. and Mrs. Errol Moore of Mt. Pleasant, S.C.

February 17, 2008 | | Wedding Planner


Analysis: Mixed picture in Iraq sharpens differences among Pentagon brass on troop withdrawals

WASHINGTON - Discussions about a possible pause in troop cuts in Iraq underscore what is shaping up as a sharp debate between the U.S. commanders running the war and those who have to provide the forces for the fight.

February 17, 2008 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Employment falls for the first time in more than 4 years, a fresh sign of possible recession

WASHINGTON - In a shower of pink slips, U.S. employers cut jobs last month for the first time in more than four years, the starkest signal yet that the economy is grinding to a halt if it hasn't already toppled into recession.

February 17, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


Happy 100th, Mrs. Cooper!

February 17, 2008 | | Birthdays


Pentagon seeking $20 billion to increase size of Army, Marine Corps

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon is seeking more than $20 billion in its 2009 budget to increase the size of the Army and Marine Corps as the military struggles to fight wars on two fronts, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.

February 17, 2008 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Local Roundup: Bennett 3 at buzzer lifts Lady Devils, SHS sweeps Lakeside

AUGUSTA - Statesboro senior Monnette Bennett hit the game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer and scored 23 points to lift the Lady Blue Devils to a 43-40 victory at Lakeside Friday night.

February 17, 2008 | From Staff and Wire Reports | Sports


Investigators closer to understanding mystery slaughterhouse illnesses, give it a name

WASHINGTON - Investigators are preparing to test pig brains as they struggle to tell what is causing a mysterious nerve illness affecting pork plant workers in Minnesota and Indiana, but so far have found no signs of wider infection, federal health officials said Friday.

February 17, 2008 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | National


CDC: Flu outbreaks reported in 11 states as flu season goes into full swing

WASHINGTON - Flu season is in full swing, with wide outbreaks in 11 states - and a new strain is starting to emerge that this year's vaccine doesn't specifically target, the government's public health chief said Friday.

February 17, 2008 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Washington


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Willingway, Georgia Southern conference will update addiction treatment methods

For Dr. Al Mooney, Director of Addiction Medicine and Recovery at Willingway, one of the key factors that distinguishes this week's Addiction Update Conference is its "focus on the solutions rather than the problems."

June 22, 2014 | Special to the Herald | News 4U


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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