MUMBAI, India -- Teams of gunmen stormed luxury hotels, a popular restaurant, hospitals and a crowded train station in coordinated attacks across India's financial capital Wednesday night, killing at least 82 people and taking Westerners hostage, police said. A group of suspected Muslim militants claimed responsibility.
Parts of the city remained under siege as dawn approached Thursday, with police and gunmen exchanging occasional gunfire at two hotels and an unknown number of people still held hostage, said A.N. Roy, a top police official. Soldiers also took up positions across the city.
December 07, 2008|
By RAMOLA TALWAR BADAM
Associated Press Writer
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Dear Editor: Covering the South as a newspaper reporter for eight years and more, I never saw a city or town without a readily identifiable police station. Yet, that will be so of Oxford if its police force is scattered among other city functions on two floors in a new city hall.
My mother had a saying that most of you will recognize, "...there but for the grace of God go I." I heard it most often after we had encountered someone with an "afflicted" child or that was suffering from some sort of physical disability.
The power of stories to transcend time, culture and language is unequaled. Think of the Iliad, written over 3,000 years ago by Homer. Current movie versions have Brad Pitt as Achilles and Diane Kruger as Helen of Troy. You can download the movie to your iPod and watch it during your lunch break at work.
December 07, 2008|
By Kirven Weekley
Mr. Robert P. Burgess, 73, of Mineral Bluff, formerly of Covington, died Nov. 21. The son of the late Thomas and Katherine Bass Burgess, he was born in Rocky Mount, N.C. in 1934. He attended the University of North Carolina and was a graduate of the University of Georgia Law School. After practicing law for 10 years, Mr. Burgess moved his career into the convenience store business. He most recently owned the Youth Community Store before retiring to the mountain home he built in Mineral Bluff.
Mrs. Helena Walker Cooper, 85, of Sparta, Tenn., died Nov. 23 at Erianger Hospital, Chattanooga, Tenn. The daughter of the late Wesley M. and Ova Greer Walker, Mrs. Cooper was born in Sparta in 1922. Mrs. Cooper was preceded in death by her husband Mr. Stone Cooper and brother Ralph Walker.
After the Thanksgiving goodies are gobbled down and the shopping is done, come relax and celebrate Christmas with Newborn's second annual Ole' Tyme Christmas Tree Lighting on Saturday, Nov. 29, from 3 pm. To 6 p.m at the Old School House and Town Hall on Ga. Highway 142 in Newborn.
First Thanksgiving: Brandy Davis tends the replica of the first Thanksgiving supper, created by Joseph Hurt, by the gift shop at the Blue Willow Inn in Social Circle. Hurt is the creator of the Joseph Hurt Creationist and Natural History Museum at the newly opened Blue Willow Village.
"Twilight," the best selling young adult novel, made its big screen debut this weekend. The movie was highly anticipated not only by teenage girls but also adult women. The movie is hard to categorize, but it's something of a cross between romance, sci-fi, and action.
December 06, 2008|