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Dear Abby 5/15

DEAR ABBY: I disagree with your reply to "Nicki in Maryland" (March 23), the retail saleswoman who is tired of being not only touched, but physically pulled about by customers.

May 29, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Scientists are building database of bite marks

MILWAUKEE - It has sent innocent men to death row, given defense attorneys fits and splintered the scientific community.

May 29, 2008 | By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press Writer | National


Ants swarm over Houston area, fouling electronics

DALLAS - In what sounds like a really low-budget horror film, voracious swarming ants that apparently arrived in Texas aboard a cargo ship are invading homes and yards across the Houston area, shorting out electrical boxes and messing up computers.

May 29, 2008 | By LINDA STEWART BALL Associated Press Writer | National


No. 1 Justine Henin retires from tennis immediately

LIMELETTE, Belgium - The determination that helped Justine Henin beat bigger, stronger opponents time and again was fading.

May 29, 2008 | By RAF CASERT AP Sports Writer | Associated Press


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


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