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Gearing up for general election, McCain swings through Midwest

COLUMBUS, Ohio - His nomination assured, John McCain got an early jump on the general election this week with a swing through Midwestern states likely to be pivotal in the fall and a fresh line of criticism against Barack Obama.

March 09, 2008 | By LIZ SIDOTI Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


No flag pin, no hand over his heart: Is Obama exposed?

WASHINGTON - Sen. Barack Obama's refusal to wear an American flag lapel pin along with a photo of him not putting his hand over his heart during the National Anthem led conservatives on Internet and in the media to question his patriotism.

March 09, 2008 | By NEDRA PICKLER Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


People working the polls make some strange decisions, but it’s often not their fault

When things go awry at the voting booth, as they have several times in this hectic primary season, much of the blame often falls on ill-trained poll workers who are paid a pittance.

March 09, 2008 | By DEBORAH HASTINGS Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Iraqi interpreter who immigrated to US enlists in Army, expects to return to homeland

LEWISTON, Maine - Safaa Wadi moved to this former mill city after his life was threatened in his native Iraq while serving as an interpreter for the U.S. Army. He expects to soon head back to Iraq - not as a civilian interpreter, but as a U.S. soldier.

March 09, 2008 | By CLARKE CANFIELD Associated Press Writer | National


Angry Clinton rips Obama over campaign mailings

CINCINNATI - Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton said Saturday that a pair of mailings sent to voters by rival Barack Obama's campaign criticizing her health care plan and trade views are false, misleading and a betrayal of his pledge to practice a new style of politics.

March 09, 2008 | By BETH FOUHY Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Farmworkers and environmental groups ask federal judge to undo EPA’s decision on pesticide

SEATTLE - Juan Angulo arrived for work at an eastern Washington apple orchard one day in 1995 and began vomiting. He developed a terrible headache, and his eyes and nose started to run.

March 09, 2008 | By GENE JOHNSON Associated Press Writer | National


Pilots eject safely as B-2 stealth bomber plunges to ground on Guam in aircraft’s first crash

HAGATNA, Guam - A B-2 stealth bomber plunged to the ground shortly after taking off from an air base in Guam on Saturday, the first time one crashed, but both pilots ejected safely, Air Force officials said.

March 09, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Governors: black coal must be part of green energy debate

WASHINGTON - Governors pushing alternative energy development are not shying from coal, a major culprit in global warming but also a homegrown energy source and an economic lifeline for many states.

March 09, 2008 | By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Comcast, Verizon to be on the hot seat at FCC forum in Boston

WASHINGTON - Internet users should be free to surf where they want and download what they please. But shouldn't the owners of the networks that make the Internet possible also have rights?

March 09, 2008 | By JOHN DUNBAR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Iraq inspector general, GOP senator concerned about fraud exemption for overseas contracts

WASHINGTON - A multibillion-dollar loophole slipped into a proposed crackdown on contract fraud has drawn the ire of a key Republican senator and the government's top watchdog of U.S. spending in Iraq.

March 09, 2008 | By LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Extinct American Indian languages saved by work of eccentric linguist who died decades ago

DAVIS, Calif. - The first time Jose Freeman heard his tribe's lost language through the crackle of a 70-year-old recording, he cried.

March 09, 2008 | By JULIANA BARBASSA Associated Press Writer | National


As Lincoln bicentennial looms, Jefferson Davis family looks to mark ancestor’s 200th, too

It hasn't been easy getting people excited about celebrating the 200th birthday of that tall, gaunt, bearded, Kentucky-bred president who was born in a log cabin and went on to lead his people through a bloody civil war.

March 09, 2008 | By ALLEN G. BREED AP National Writer | National


Bush, new South Korean president think alike on NKorea, but nuclear deal might prove difficult

WASHINGTON - For the first time in his seven years in office, President Bush will have a South Korean counterpart with similar views on North Korean nuclear disarmament when Lee Myung-bak is inaugurated Monday.

March 09, 2008 | By FOSTER KLUG Associated Press Writer | Washington


Bush forest official, facing jail, makes no apologies for cut-first timber policies

WASHINGTON - He overhauled federal forest policy to cut more trees - and became a lightning rod for environmentalists who say he is intent on logging every tree in his reach.

March 09, 2008 | By MATTHEW DALY Associated Press Writer | Washington


Rice says Serbs ducked duty to protect embassy, US orders diplomats to leave

WASHINGTON - Serbia's government failed to protect U.S. and other Western embassies from nationalist mobs angry over the international embrace of the former Serb province of Kosovo as an independent state, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Friday.

March 09, 2008 | By ANNE GEARAN Associated Press 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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