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In some families, employment of a partner requires traveling or taking a position away from the primary family residents. When there are children, it is important that parents explain what is going to happen before they leave the household for any extended time. Such arrangements can be difficult for a child to understand.

October 14, 2007 | By DIANE MILLER | Lifestyles Columnists


Lighthearted stop signs try to slow drivers with humor in Chicago suburb

OAK LAWN, Ill. - A big red sign that says ''Stop'' sometimes isn't enough to get everyone to stop. Maybe a laugh will get their attention.

October 14, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


New Jersey-based company expands ground beef recall amid E. coli worries

TRENTON, N.J. - The Topps Meat Co. on Saturday expanded its recall of frozen hamburger patties that may be contaminated with the E. coli bacteria and sickened more than a dozen people in eight states.

October 14, 2007 | By TOM HESTER Jr. Associated Press Writer | Nation


Girl seen being sexually assaulted on tape is found safe; Nev. authorities search for suspect

PAHRUMP, Nev. - When a homemade videotape showing a young girl being sexually assaulted surfaced, authorities took the unusual step of releasing information about the child in hopes that someone would recognize her.

October 14, 2007 | By KEN RITTER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Gators get three TDs from transfer Carter

Bulloch Academy's Darion Carter was a triple threat Friday night against Briarwood Academy.

October 14, 2007 | By RAHN HUTCHESON | Sports


Hope wanes among Myanmar protesters, even after U.N. sends envoy to negotiate with government

BANGKOK, Thailand - Watching soldiers firing their guns and beating die-hard protesters with clubs in the streets of Myanmar, a distraught man shouted, ''Bloodbath again! Bloodbath again! Why don't the Americans come and help us?''

October 14, 2007 | By DENIS D. GRAY Associated Press Writer | Nation


Afghan president offers to meet Taliban leader Omar; 30 killed in suicide bomb attack

KABUL, Afghanistan - President Hamid Karzai on Saturday offered to meet with the Taliban leader and give militants a government position only hours after a suicide bomber in army disguise attacked a military bus, killing 30 people - nearly all of them Afghan soldiers.

October 14, 2007 | By JASON STRAZIUSO Associated Press Writer | Nation


Analysis: Democrats running Congress no more successful than GOP in getting budget in on time

WASHINGTON - The most basic job of Congress is to pass the bills that pay the costs of running the government. After criticizing Republicans for falling down on the job last year, Democrats now are the ones stumbling.

October 14, 2007 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | Nation


Alleged captive killings in Iraq fight could be hard to prove as prosecutors target Marines

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Nearly three years after the battle of Fallujah earned Marines more Navy Cross medals for heroism than any other action in Iraq, prosecutors are investigating whether members of one squad killed a group of captured insurgents there.

October 14, 2007 | By THOMAS WATKINS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Aging inmates clogging nation’s prisons

HARDWICK, Ga. - It's about noon in middle Georgia and the sun is beating down on the yard at Men's State Prison.

October 14, 2007 | By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press Writer | Nation


Gingrich decides against 2008 run for president, spokesman says

WASHINGTON - Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich will not run for president in 2008 after determining he could not legally explore a bid and remain as head of his tax-exempt political organization, a spokesman said Saturday.

October 14, 2007 | By LIBBY QUAID Associated Press Writer | Nation


Wedding Planning with Marcy E. Thornton

Weddings across the globe are pretty darn varied. Consider the differences between religious ceremonies, for instance: Protestant Christians stroll up and down the aisle to upbeat marches; blushing Islamic brides propose to their grooms; Mormons take their vows for life as well as the rest of eternity; and Buddhist couples don't actually marry, but instead pledge to pursue the greater Truth. Non-religious ceremonies can get even more diverse, with Medieval-themed dress or even an Elvis officiant.

October 13, 2007 | By MARCY E. THORNTON | Lifestyles Columnists


For the Public Health by Charles Hardy

For many of us, the word "health" is an individual concept: How do I feel today? If I don't feel well, I take my temperature and call my doctor, and he sees me or calls in a prescription.

October 13, 2007 | By CHARLES HARDY | Lifestyles Columnists


Henry Clay, horticulturist

Cooler temperatures and reduced humidity make gardening activities more pleasurable as summer fades and fall arrives. Linked with this period are a number of important horticultural activities that will enhance patios, yards, and gardens for the coming year. Some of these activities include:

October 13, 2007 | By HENRY CLAY | Lifestyles Columnists


Bulloch History by Roger Allen

Cotton is the lifeblood of many Bulloch Countians today, as it has been for more than a hundred years. The word "Cotton" translates to "coton" in French, and evens sounds the same in Arabic: "Qutun". This very versatile fabric revolutionized the way the world's population dressed, not to mention how they ran most of their daily affairs. The cotton plant is actually a member of the Mallow family, which also includes milkweed and hollyhock.

October 13, 2007 | By ROGER ALLEN | Lifestyles Columnists


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