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Dear Abby 5/23

DEAR ABBY: Would you please invite all Americans to stand together, unified in spirit, for 60 seconds of respectful silence during the National Moment of Remembrance at 3 p.m. local time this Memorial Day?

June 06, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Petraeus says by fall he may seek Iraq troop cuts

WASHINGTON - Gen. David Petraeus said Thursday he is likely to recommend further troop reductions in Iraq but won't promise more details until fall - timing that plunges the four-star Army general into the heart of this year's presidential elections.

June 06, 2008 | By ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press Writer | Washington


Australian dilemma: too many kangaroos, too few devils

CANBERRA, Australia - Too many kangaroos, too few Tasmanian devils. Two of the country's beloved icons are challenging Australians' thinking on wildlife management.

June 05, 2008 | By ROD McGUIRK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


AP IMPACT: Leaky New Orleans levee alarms experts

NEW ORLEANS - Despite more than $22 million in repairs, a levee that broke with catastrophic effect during Hurricane Katrina is leaking again because of the mushy ground on which New Orleans was built, raising serious questions about the reliability of the city's flood defenses.

June 05, 2008 | By CAIN BURDEAU Associated Press Writer | National


Local Roundup: Titans send Screven home empty handed

The Screven County Gamecocks were knocked out of the GHSA Class AA playoffs in Game Two Wednesday by North Oconee in an 18-7 decision advancing the Titans to the Final Four.

June 05, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Unlikely pair to start side by side at Indy

INDIANAPOLIS - The personalities of Scott Dixon and Dan Wheldon are worlds apart.

June 05, 2008 | By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Scientists witness start of star’s explosive death

WASHINGTON - In a stroke of cosmic luck, astronomers for the first time witnessed the start of one of the universe's most fiery events: the end of a star's life as it exploded into a supernova.

June 05, 2008 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | Washington


Bush vetoes farm bill

WASHINGTON - President Bush vetoed the $300 billion farm bill on Wednesday, calling it a tax increase on regular Americans at a time of high food prices in the face of a near-certain override by Congress.

June 05, 2008 | By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Bush signs anti-discrimination bill

WASHINGTON - President Bush on Wednesday signed legislation to protect people from losing their jobs or health insurance when genetic testing reveals they are susceptible to costly diseases.

June 05, 2008 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Fed sees slower growth, higher unemployment in ‘08

WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve on Wednesday sharply lowered its projection for economic growth this year, citing blows from the housing and credit debacles along with zooming energy prices. It also expects higher unemployment and inflation.

June 05, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


Berlin Philharmonic hopes to perform at home next month after fire damaged landmark building

BERLIN - The Berlin Philharmonic should be able to resume playing concerts at its landmark home in downtown Berlin as soon as early June, orchestra officials said Wednesday, the day after a fire tore through the building's roof.

June 05, 2008 | By DAVID RISING Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Congress approves missing children program

WASHINGTON - Congress has renewed and approved a bigger budget for a joint private-public program that has helped rescue more than 100,000 missing children since it was created in 1984.

June 05, 2008 | By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Kennedy illness robs Senate of dealmaker

WASHINGTON - Sen. Edward Kennedy's diagnosis of a malignant brain tumor left Congress this week without its best dealmaker as well as its boldest liberal, a politician known simultaneously for his staunch left-wing positions and for his willingness to work with right-wing lawmakers to get legislation passed.

June 05, 2008 | By JESSE J. HOLLAND Associated Press Writer | Washington


Big Oil defends profits before Senate panel

WASHINGTON - Top executives of the five largest oil companies tried to shift anger over high prices to a debate over supplies Wednesday, leading a senator to accuse them of acting like ''hapless victims'' while racking up record profits.

June 05, 2008 | By H. JOSEF HEBERT Associated Press Writer | Washington


Israel holding peace talks with Syria

JERUSALEM - Israel and Syria unexpectedly announced Wednesday the resumption of peace talks after an eight-year break, saying they have been speaking indirectly through Turkish mediators ''in order to achieve the goal of comprehensive peace.''

June 05, 2008 | By JOSEF FEDERMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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More work, more pay?

COLUMBUS, Ohio - More than 4 million U.S. workers will become newly eligible for overtime pay under rules issued Wednesday by the Obama administration.

May 18, 2016 | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER and JULIE CARR SMYTH | Associated Press


5K to benefit Joseph Home, 7th Mile Farm

A cross-country 5K race to benefit Broken Shackle Ranch Joseph House and Fostering Bulloch's 7th Mile Farm is slated for Saturday, and organizers hope ...

May 18, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


4-H to host rabies vaccination clinic

The Bulloch County Extension Service and Bulloch County 4-H will host its annual rabies clinic Saturday. Vaccinations will cost $10 each.

May 18, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia's signing class gets late boost with RB Herrien

ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia's 2016 signing class received a late boost Wednesday with the addition of New Manchester High School running back Brian Herrien.

May 18, 2016 | The Associated Press | UGA


Southern Cruisers 25th anniversary show Saturday

Southern Cruisers will host its 25th anniversary edition car and truck show Saturday at the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fairgrounds, with vendors, door prizes, valve-cover races and ...

May 18, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Former Braves manager Gonzalez laughs off firing

VILLANOVA, Pa. - Fredi Gonzalez brought two bottles of wine and knocked on the hotel room door of Atlanta general manager John Coppolella for a late-night ...

May 18, 2016 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Braves bounce back

PITTSBURGH - Julio Teheran allowed five hits in 7 2/3 crisp innings and theAtlanta Braves gave Brian Snitker his first victory as interim manager with ...

May 18, 2016 | By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Study: Almost half of all heart attacks are 'silent'

CHICAGO - Almost half of all heart attacks cause no obvious symptoms, yet they can still be life-threatening, according to research on more than 9,000 ...

May 17, 2016 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Report: Genetically altered food is safe

WASHINGTON - Genetically manipulated food remains generally safe for humans and the environment, a high-powered science advisory board declared in a report Tuesday.

May 17, 2016 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | Associated Press


Spring Fling at New Hope Methodist to honor Emma Kelly

New Hope United Methodist Church will hold a Spring Fling benefit Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. The community is ...

May 17, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local




Bucs beat Braves

PITTSBURGH - Matt Joyce homered among his three hits and drove in three runs, Gregory Polanco had three hits and three runs scored, and Jon Niese ...

May 16, 2016 | By JOHN PERROTTO Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


In the Pits: Larson races clean at the expense of his 1st Cup win

It might be hard to believe that the ending of a low-level race three years ago had such a profound effect on Kyle Larson that ...

May 16, 2016 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Jason Day starting to draw comparisons with Tiger Woods

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Nothing is good enough for Jason Day.

May 16, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Lady Panthers win state golf title

May 16, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


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