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Red Cross: Up to 128,000 may have died in Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar - The Red Cross on Wednesday boosted its estimate of the cyclone death toll in Myanmar to as many as 128,000 - a much higher figure than the government tally. The U.N. warned a second wave of deaths will follow unless the military regime lets in more aid quickly.

May 29, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


China quake shows flaws in building boom

DUJIANGYAN, China - Modern apartment buildings and schools crumbled, smoothly paved highways buckled and bridges collapsed - their flimsy construction no match for the awesome forces of nature.

May 29, 2008 | By ELAINE KURTENBACH and WILLIAM FOREMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Texas man accused of trying to sell cyanide

MUSKOGEE, Okla. - A Texas man claimed he had a 25-gallon drum of cyanide and tried to sell it to an FBI informant, touting the poison's usefulness in mass killings, according to a court affidavit.

May 29, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Studio Statesboro Vodcast

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Wednesday May 14, 2008

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


Canadian polygamist sect under pressure

LISTER, British Columbia - Fluorescent lights cast a yellow-green pall on the posted student artwork. Children's voices recite lessons behind closed doors. A group of seventh-grade girls giggle and whisper as they wander back to class.

May 29, 2008 | By MARTHA MENDOZA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Chinese grapple with homelessness after quake

DUJIANGYAN, China - Li Ande ran a convenience shop, a solidly middle-class citizen in this quiet tourist town, until the earthquake pulverized his store and his home. Two days on, he's squatting under a tarp with seven members of his extended family.

May 29, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


U. of Okla. freshman, 19, elected mayor of Muskogee

MUSKOGEE, Okla. - A 19-year-old freshman at the University of Oklahoma was elected mayor Tuesday of Muskogee, a city of 38,000 in the northeastern part of the state.

May 29, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Obituaries in the news

Larry Levine

May 29, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Coin dealers examining gold find off La. coast

NEW ORLEANS - A steamship that sank off the Louisiana coast during an 1846 storm has produced a trove of rare gold coins, including some produced at two largely forgotten U.S. Mints in the South, coin experts say.

May 29, 2008 | By ALAN SAYRE Associated Press Writer | National


Bridge 5/15

French author Jules Renard said, "The only man who is really free is the one who can turn down an invitation to dinner without giving an excuse." Was Oscar Wilde a free man? He said, "I must decline your invitation owing to a subsequent engagement." One could argue that that was not giving an excuse.

May 29, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Associated Press


Astrograph 5/15

Conditions will develop in the year ahead that could enable you to take advantage of several big opportunities that are not apparent to others. The important thing is to keep the discoveries a secret until the launch date.

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


Vacation photos doom W.Va. top judge in primary

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - West Virginia's top judge will be out a job after a conflict-of-interest scandal involving an exotic vacation with a coal company boss derailed his bid for another term.

May 29, 2008 | By LAWRENCE MESSINA Associated Press Writer | National


US foreclosure filings surge 65 percent in April

LOS ANGELES - More U.S. homeowners fell behind on mortgage payments last month, driving the number of homes facing foreclosure up 65 percent versus the same month last year and contributing to a deepening slide in home values, a research company said Tuesday.

May 29, 2008 | By ALEX VEIGA AP Business Writer | National


Woman pleads guilty in Spitzer prostitution probe

NEW YORK - A woman accused of booking johns for a high-priced call girl ring pleaded guilty Wednesday in the federal probe that brought down ''Client No. 9,'' former Gov. Eliot Spitzer.

May 29, 2008 | By TOM HAYS and DAVID B. CARUSO Associated Press Writers | National


WVU faculty plan rare meeting in degree scandal

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Faculty members at West Virginia University were set to convene a rare meeting Wednesday to consider demanding for a second time that embattled President Mike Garrison resign over a master's degree scandal involving the governor's daughter.

May 29, 2008 | By VICKI SMITH Associated Press Writer | National


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Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

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