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Dear Abby 4/24

DEAR ABBY: I'm in my early 40s. I studied marketing and merchandising in college, but after graduation I chose to work in the family business. I married young, and my father hired my first husband so he could one day take over because I wasn't considered "man" enough to carry on this third-generation business.

May 08, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Astrograph 4/24

In the year ahead, you're likely to be most fortunate when working on matters or projects that you think of as labors of love. Doing so will put you on the right track when it comes to making some big bucks as well.

May 08, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Clinton wins most delegates in Pennsylvania primary

WASHINGTON - Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton won the most delegates in Pennsylvania's Democratic primary.

May 08, 2008 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Study finds driving under the influence trends North

WASHINGTON - The upper Midwest has the worst drunken driving rates in the country, according to a government report that says 15 percent of adult drivers nationally report driving under the influence of alcohol in the previous year.

May 08, 2008 | By KEVIN FREKING Associated Press Writer | Washington


House challenges administration on Medicaid rules

WASHINGTON - The House moved Wednesday to impose a one-year moratorium on new Medicaid rules, with lawmakers arguing that the administration-backed cost-saving measures would add to the burdens of states and health care providers.

May 08, 2008 | By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Court allows search and seizure in Virginia case

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court affirmed Wednesday that police have the power to conduct searches and seize evidence, even when done during an arrest that turns out to have violated state law.

May 08, 2008 | By PETE YOST Associated Press Writer | Washington


Petraeus picked to lead Mideast command

WASHINGTON - Army Gen. David Petraeus, the four-star general who led troops in Iraq for the past year, will be nominated by President Bush to be the next commander of U.S. Central Command, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Wednesday.

May 08, 2008 | By ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press Writer | Washington


Experts fear nation’s waterways need rescuing — from us

ALONG THE SANTA FE RIVER, N.M. - Rosemary Lowe scoops up a shovel of dirt and dumps it into a hole around the base of a slender cottonwood tree.

May 08, 2008 | By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN Associated Press Writer | National


China’s Everest torch plan draw journalists’ concerns

BEIJING - China's new plan for press coverage of the Olympic torch's ascent of Mount Everest has touched off a new controversy.

May 08, 2008 | By CHARLES HUTZLER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Protesters confront American outside French store in China

BEIJING - European business officials warned Wednesday that anti-French protests in China could spark a backlash against Chinese exports, while reports surfaced that protesters had confronted an American outside an outlet of French retailer Carrefour.

May 08, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Virginia Russell passes away at age 97

After making a significant impact on Statesboro and Bulloch county since moving here in 1932, Virginia Boyce Wilson Russell died Tuesday. She was 97.

May 08, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Bear gave off no reasons for concern before trainer’s death

BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. - The grizzly bear that wrestled Will Ferrell's character in the recent film ''Semi-Pro'' seemed to obediently follow cues - which made its killing of its trainer with a bite to the neck all the more stunning.

May 08, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Mom’s diet may play role in whether baby is boy or girl

CHICAGO - Snips and snails and puppydog tails ... and cereal and bananas?

May 08, 2008 | By LINDSEY TANNER Associated Press Writer | National


NYC buildings commissioner quits after mayor’s criticism

NEW YORK - The city's buildings commissioner resigned Tuesday, a day after the mayor said he was unhappy with the agency and the rising number of fatal construction accidents this year.

May 07, 2008 | By AMY WESTFELDT Associated Press Writer | National


DNA testing moves to west Texas polygamous ranch

ELDORADO, Texas - State authorities began a second day of court-ordered DNA testing Tuesday on members of a polygamist sect, an effort they hope will begin to untangle the group's complicated family relationships.

May 07, 2008 | By MICHELLE ROBERTS Associated Press Writer | National


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Djokovic avoids Federer, Murray, Nadal in Wimbledon draw

LONDON - Defending champion Novak Djokovic avoided his three biggest traditional rivals in the Wimbledon draw on Friday as the other members of tennis' "Big Four" were all placed on the opposite side.

June 26, 2015 | By MATTIAS KAREN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston: 'I'm just moving forward'

BEREA, Ohio - Jameis Winston knows there are always eyes on him - watching, dissecting and waiting for him to make a mistake.

June 26, 2015 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


4 injured after train hits truck

A train struck a truck Friday afternoon on Old River Road at Maria Sorrell Road, and the driver had to be cut from the wreckage.

June 26, 2015 | From staff reports | Local




Nationals complete sweep of Braves

WASHINGTON - Doug Fister said he really hadn't heard about the scoreless innings streak being crafted by his fellow Washington Nationals starters.

June 25, 2015 | By HARVEY VALENTINE AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


U.S. faces offensive challenge in defense-minded China

OTTAWA, Ontario - The last time the United States played China in the Women's World Cup was in the 1999 final at the Rose Bowl, when the Americans won on penalty kicks for their second title and Brandi Chastain famously ripped off her jersey.

June 25, 2015 | By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Timberwolves select Towns with No. 1 pick in NBA draft

NEW YORK - The Minnesota Timberwolves got their man in the middle. The Lakers got a playmaking partner for Kobe Bryant.

June 25, 2015 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Hard times toughened Virginia players for their run to title

OMAHA, Neb. - Winning, and winning big, has been the standard for theVirginia baseball program since coach Brian O'Connor took over in 2004, and no excuses were allowed when the most trying circumstances cropped up.

June 25, 2015 | By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


NCAA, DoD chip in big money for extensive concussion study

More than 35,000 college athletes and cadets at U.S. service academies are helping researchers write a new, extensive and groundbreaking chapter in the study and tracking ofconcussions.

June 25, 2015 | By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer | Sports


Police report - 6-26-15; A man and a woman reported a forced-entry burglary.

Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.

June 25, 2015 | | Police Report


US Capitol's Confederate statues prompt renewed debate

WASHINGTON - Alexander H. Stephens, onetime vice president of the Confederacy, sits memorialized in stone, right leg crossed over left, staring sternly into the distance as summer-clad tourists mill about him in the U.S. Capitol's Statuary Hall. Solemn and cold, he looks like he could sit there for eternity.

June 25, 2015 | By ERICA WERNER Associated Press | Local


Court upholds insurance subsidies for thousands of Georgians

ATLANTA - More than 412,000 Georgians can receive tax subsidies designed to make health insurance affordable after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the nationwide assistance in a ruling Thursday.

June 25, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Obamacare clears another hurdle

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court sent a clear message Thursday that President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is here to stay, rejecting a major challenge that would have imperiled the landmark law and health insurance for millions of Americans.

June 25, 2015 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | Local




Braves sac'd in 11th

WASHINGTON - Ian Desmond hit a sacrifice fly with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 11th inning to lift Washington to a 2-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday night for the Nationals' fifth straight victory.

June 24, 2015 | By JEFF SEIDEL Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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