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Super Bowl party set for Tampa

TAMPA, Florida - Way before Prince, Paul McCartney or the Rolling Stones ever stepped onto a Super Bowl stage, there was Shirlee Bertolini. In her donkey costume.

So much has changed since she paraded around the Los Angeles Coliseum field for that very first halftime show.

February 01, 2009 | BEN WALKER Associated Press Writer | Local


Jobless rate jumps 7.2 percent in Dec.

WASHINGTON - The nation's unemployment rate bolted to 7.2 percent in December, the highest level in 16 years, as nervous employers slashed 524,000 jobs, capping one of the worst years in modern history for American workers.

January 09, 2009 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | National


OTC law enforcement academy given full certification

Ogeechee Technical College's new law enforcement academy was recognized by the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council (POST), which gave the academy full POST certification.

December 26, 2008 | SPECIAL | Local


Saddam sentenced to death by hanging

BAGHDAD, Iraq - Saddam Hussein was convicted and sentenced Sunday to hang for crimes against humanity in the 1982 killings of 148 people in a single town, as the ousted leader, trembling and defiant, shouted "God is great!"

As he, his half brother and another senior official in his regime were convicted and sentenced to death, Saddam yelled out, "Long live the people and death to their enemies. Long live the glorious nation, and death to its enemies!"

November 12, 2006 | HAMZA HENDAWI Associated Press Writer | Nation


Perdue gets personal in second debate

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue took a personal swipe at Lt. Gov. Mark Taylor's in the candidates' second gubernatorial debate Sunday night questioning the Democrat's use of drugs and alcohol around his son.

November 06, 2006 | SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press Writer | Nation


Ledbetter: It was worse than a brawl

If you watch any sports programming on television, you've seen what happened during the Miami–Florida International game Saturday. (If you watch ESPN, you had no choice; they've shown it ad nauseum, along with all the smarmy, self-righteous commentary ESPN has become known for.)

October 24, 2006 | By EDDIE LEDBETTER Managing Editor | Sports


Quake rocks Hawaii

HONOLULU - A strong earthquake shook Hawaii early Sunday, jolting residents out of bed and causing a landslide that blocked a major highway. Ceilings crashed at a hospital, and aftershocks kept the state on edge.

October 23, 2006 | By GREG SMALL Associated Press Writer | Nation


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