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Embattled State IG announces his resignation

WASHINGTON - The State Department's embattled inspector general, accused of impeding a Justice Department investigation of Blackwater Worldwide, announced his resignation Friday, saying a poisonous political atmosphere in Washington deters people from careers in public service.

December 23, 2007 | By ANNE GEARAN AP Diplomatic Writer | Nation


Astrograph 12/08

Nothing will be handed to you on a silver platter in the year ahead, but strong efforts on your behalf directed toward achieving your aims and goals will pay off. Growth in all areas is likely when managed properly.

December 23, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


New York City Council to consider banning horse-drawn carriages at urging of animal advocates

NEW YORK - The horse-drawn carriages that clip clop around Central Park could be banned under City Council legislation to be introduced at the urging of animal advocates who say the horses are treated inhumanely.

December 23, 2007 | By SARA KUGLER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Gardening with Rick Weatherford

"A weed is just a wildflower out of place," botanists often say. What they mean, of course, is that all plants have a certain beauty, they just need to be in the right place. Anyone who has tried native gardening knows that what they once considered weeds may now have a place of prominence in their garden.

December 23, 2007 | By RICK WEATHERFORD | Lifestyles Columnists


Window washer dead, brother injured in 47-story fall from apartment building in Manhattan

NEW YORK - Their job was one of routine peril - washing windows on Manhattan skyscrapers.

December 23, 2007 | By ULA ILNYTZKY Associated Press Writer | Nation


Worldwide protests call for urgent action to fight global warming

LONDON (AP) - Skiers, fire-eaters and an ice sculptor joined in worldwide demonstrations Saturday to draw attention to climate change and push their governments to take stronger action to fight global warming.

December 23, 2007 | By RAPHAEL G. SATTER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bridge 12/08

New Zealand Bridge, edited by Richard Solomon, arrives bimonthly with 80 pages packed with material for everyone.

December 23, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 12/08

DEAR ABBY: I am a 13-year-old girl in junior high. I'm being harassed at school by three boys. I'm not popular, attractive or fashionable. I am athletic, quiet and a straight-A student.

December 23, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Pakistani general says army has Islamic militants on the run in Swat area

MINGORA, Pakistan - The Pakistani army has driven Islamic militants from all the towns in a scenic northern valley and killed 290 of the followers of a pro-Taliban cleric who has called for a holy war against the government, a general said Saturday.

December 23, 2007 | By STEPHEN GRAHAM Associated Press Writer | Nation


Laid-off trucker leads campaign to ship Christmas trees to troops in Iraq and Afghanistan

WESTMINSTER, Md. - Sprawled in his recliner, tired and achy after three days of nearly nonstop work, James Ward hardly looks like Santa Claus.

December 23, 2007 | By DAVID DISHNEAU Associated Press Writer | Nation


Samford-Tatum

Ms. Katherine Koehnemann Samford and Mr. and Mrs. John Singleton Pitts Samford of Birmingham, Ala., announce the engagement of their daughter, Karen Suzanne, to Bryant Lane Tatum, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Wayne Tatum of Glennville, Ga.

December 23, 2007 | | Wedding Planner


Recent Births 12/09

Carmen-Cydney Camille

December 23, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Births


Ask Dr. Gott 12/08

DEAR DR. GOTT: Several years ago, my husband had psoriasis in his hair, eyebrows and across his forehead. I heard somewhere that T-Gel Shampoo by Neutrogena would get rid of it, so I got him some. Well, it worked! He has been completely free of the problem for years.

December 23, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Wells-Tremble

Barnell Wells and Julius Tremble announce their marriage that took place at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21st, 2007, at the Original First African Baptist Church in Statesboro. The Rev. Frankie Owens officiated.

December 23, 2007 | | Wedding Planner


For the Public Health by Stuart Tedders Ph.D.

Excluding the skin cancers, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women in the United States. Breast cancer is the second most deadly form of cancer among women, accounting for approximately 15 percent of all cancer deaths. An estimated 178,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be detected in the United States in 2007 and an estimated 40,460 deaths will occur. In Georgia, 4,520 new cases of breast cancer and 1,120 deaths are expected. All women are at risk, and many factors are thought to contribute to the increased likelihood of developing breast ...

December 23, 2007 | By STUART TEDDERS, PhD. | Lifestyles Columnists


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Dempsey: We will act if Islamic group threatens US

ABOARD A US MILITARY AIRCRAFT - Gen. Martin Dempsey said Sunday that once he determines the Islamic State militants in Iraq have become a direct threat to the U.S. homeland, he will recommend the U.S. military move directly against the group in Syria.

August 25, 2014 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press | World


Bow down: Beyonce owns the MTV Video Music Awards

Bow down: Beyonce was the reigning queen of Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards.

August 25, 2014 | By MESFIN FEKADU AP Music Writer | Nation


A timely win for Mahan at The Barclays

PARAMUS, N.J. - Hunter Mahan knew he was on the verge of something special, even with a record that looked ordinary by his standards.

August 25, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Hwang, Choi lift S. Korea past Chicago to win LLWS

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - In the giddy moments after South Korea won the Little League World Series, outfielder Don Wan Sin realized how he wanted to celebrate.

August 25, 2014 | By RUSTY MILLER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Harang mental lapse costs Braves

CINCINNATI - Aaron Harang figures he's covered first base thousands of times in his career.

August 25, 2014 | By MARK SCHMETZER Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Perfect parenting expectation bad for mental health

Parenting takes on a new level of stress as "mommy bloggers" take over the Internet and Facebook becomes stocked with perfect pictures of parents with their children at the park.

August 24, 2014 | Deseret News | Life


Lee-Riner

Pam Lee Smith and Eddie Smith of Statesboro announce the engagement of her daughter, Lydia Lee, to Will Riner of Statesboro. Lydia is also the daughter of the late Gary "Buddy" Lee of Statesboro. Will is the son of Betsy Hendrix Riner and Ted and Denise Riner, all of Statesboro.

August 24, 2014 | | Weddings


Living with Children with John Rosemond: Five-year-old wants to touch his cousin

Q: Our 5-year-old grandson sees his 5-year-old female first cousin from time to time. After they play for a while, he tells her he wants to "touch" her. This has happened twice in recent months. Her parents are very upset, but our grandson's parents read lots of parenting books and seem to think it's no big deal. Your thoughts on this matter?

August 24, 2014 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Akins-Smith

We are pleased to announce the engagement of Christina Lynne Akins, daughter of Ms. Kim Coursey of Atlanta and the late Mr. Richard "Larry" Akins of Pembroke, to Jason Randall Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Randall and Cindy Smith of Twin City, Georgia.

August 24, 2014 | | Weddings


Cost of childrearing at a quarter of a million dollars

If parents over time amassed a quarter-million dollars, they could afford outright the cost of raising a child born in 2013 - with enough left over to throw in a fairly decent used car in which said child could drive into adulthood.

August 24, 2014 | Deseret News | Life


Consumer Q's: Safety tips for kids' bagged lunches

Question: What kind of walnut is sold in the grocery store? It does not taste the same as the black walnuts I grew up with.

August 24, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Life


Boiled, roasted and fried

How hot was it at the Brooklet Peanut Festival last weekend?

August 24, 2014 | From staff reports | Life


Farmers' Almanac predicts another nasty winter

LEWISTON, Maine - The folks at the Farmers' Almanac can be forgiven for feeling smug: The 198-year-old publication correctly predicted the past nasty winter while federal forecasters blew it.

August 24, 2014 | By DAVID SHARP Associated Press | World


American held in Syria freed after nearly 2 years

WASHINGTON - As the U.S. mourned an American journalist beheaded by Islamic militants, the nation found something of a reprieve with the release of another freelance reporter who had been held hostage for nearly two years by an al-Qaida-linked group in Syria.

August 24, 2014 | By JIM KUHNHENN and RYAN LUCAS Associated Press | World


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk - My moment with the queen of Southern cuisine

As many of you may know, Paula Deen recently held two live shows in Savannah as part of her "Paula Deen LIVE!" tour. I had made plans to attend long before her team reached out to me in late July, and I wouldn't in my wildest dreams have imagined the events that followed.

August 24, 2014 | Rebekah Faulk | Columnists/Editorials


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