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FBI asked to investigate whether White House destroyed e-mail in Valerie Plame controversy

WASHINGTON - An ethics advocacy group asked the FBI on Wednesday to investigate the White House e-mail controversy, saying electronic messages about the Valerie Plame affair may have been destroyed.

March 27, 2008 | By PETE YOST Associated Press Writer | Washington


Capitol Hill threat level raised because of airspace violation

WASHINGTON - An aircraft violated the restricted airspace around federal Washington Wednesday, prompting security officials to raise the threat level from yellow to orange and order personnel in the U.S. Capitol to prepare to evacuate.

March 27, 2008 | By LAURIE KELLMAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


EPA considers tougher requirements for cutting smog

WASHINGTON - The Environmental Protection Agency is tightening the air quality health standard for smog, but not by as much as many medical experts believe is needed to protect the elderly and young children.

March 27, 2008 | By H. JOSEF HEBERT Associated Press Writer | Washington


Bush: Congress should pass free trade pact with Colombia, then Panama and South Korea

WASHINGTON - President Bush said Wednesday that if Congress fails to approve a free trade agreement with Colombia, it will embolden U.S. adversaries like Venezuela's Hugo Chavez and send a signal to Latin America that the U.S. cannot be trusted to stand by its allies.

March 27, 2008 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Slaughterhouse president acknowledges illegal slaughter of ill cows

WASHINGTON - The head of the Southern California slaughterhouse at the center of the largest beef recall in U.S. history acknowledged Wednesday that cattle were illegally slaughtered at his plant and that cows too sick to stand were forced into the food supply.

March 27, 2008 | By ERICA WERNER Associated Press Writer | Washington


White House seeks to quash talk of a rift with departing Navy Adm. Fallon

WASHINGTON - The White House on Wednesday rejected charges that it quashes dissenting views in the military, an accusation brought to light by the resignation of Navy Adm. William J. Fallon as commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East.

March 27, 2008 | By ROBERT BURNS AP Military Writer | Washington


Federal budget deficit swells in first 5 months of fiscal year as spending outpaces revenues

WASHINGTON - The Treasury Department says the federal deficit swelled to $263.3 billion in the first five months of this budget year as record spending during the period outpaced record revenues.

March 27, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


The Eagles Nest: Who's the next Eagle quarterback?

The Eagles Nest for Wednesday, March 12.

March 27, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON & ALEX PELLEGRINO vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | The Eagles Nest - 07-08


N.Y. governor resigning after prostitution scandal

NEW YORK - Gov. Eliot Spitzer resigned in disgrace Wednesday after getting caught in a call-girl scandal that shattered his corruption-fighting, straight-arrow image, saying: "I cannot allow my private failings to disrupt the people's work."

March 27, 2008 | By VARENA DOBNIK and MICHAEL GORMLEY Associated Press Writers | National


Police Report - March 12

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.

March 27, 2008 | | Crime Report


Local Roundup: SHS track and field finishes second at Greenbrier meet

The Statesboro track and field team competed at four-team meet at Greenbier on Tuesday, both finishing in second place behind GHS.

March 27, 2008 | From staff reports | Sports


Diamond Eagles slaughter Spartans

Brian Pierce (Roswell/Roswell) record a career-high four hits for the second straight game as Georgia Southern defeated USC Upstate 17-8 Wednesday (March 12) at J.I. Clements Stadium. The Eagles (8-6 overall) won for the seventh time in the last nine games.

March 27, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


FMB AOTW: McCarthy leads SEB staff

David McCarthy's dad often reminds him who's the better pitcher in the family. The younger thinks it may be time to reevaluate.

March 27, 2008 | From staff reports | Sports


Dear Abby 3/13

DEAR ABBY: From time to time you print letters about finding "pennies from heaven." Are you ready for another one?

March 27, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 3/13

DEAR DR. GOTT: I read your column every day and can relate to the side effects of Actonel, which one of your readers had.

March 27, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


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Work begins to raise Confederate warship from Savannah River

SAVANNAH - Divers and military salvage crews will spend the next nine months raising what's left of an armored Confederate warship that's been rotting at the bottom of the Savannah River for 150 years.

January 29, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Associated Press


Harper Lee's classic to take Averitt stage

More than 50 years after Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, our nation still is wrestling with the repercussions of decisions our forefathers made multiple generations ago.

January 29, 2015 | By MELINDA ROELL Special to the Herald | Local


Singing songs of the good news

About four years ago, comedian Steve Martin, who is also one great banjo player, wrote an interesting piece of music, "Atheists don't have no songs." Yes, I know that's a double negative. According to Martin, their hymnbook is only one page and if the name of God is there, it's spelled with a lower case "g." Go figure.

January 29, 2015 | Dr. John Bressler | Columnists/Editorials




Surprise players could be key

PHOENIX - Almost all football fans know Tom Brady, Russell Wilson, Richard Sherman, Marshawn Lynch and Rob Gronkowski.

January 28, 2015 | By ROB MAADDI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Semifinals now set

MELBOURNE - It was difficult to tell who was more pleased with reaching the Australian Open semifinals: No. 1-ranked Novak Djokovic, advancing to his 25th at a Grand Slam tournament, or 19-year-old Madison Keys, who beat Venus Williams to get into her first.

January 28, 2015 | By DENNIS PASSA AP Sports Writer | Sports


US fades in 3-2 loss to Chile

Mark Gonzalez scored in the 66th and 75 minutes, rallying Chile to a 3-2 exhibition win over the United States on Wednesday night that sent the Americans to their first five-game winless streak since 2007.

January 28, 2015 | The Associated Press | Sports


Slain Georgia couple known for charity work across the South

McRAE, Ga. - Elrey "Bud" Runion and his wife, June, took their charitable efforts all over the South: from storm-damaged Alabama towns and impoverished pockets of West Virginia to their hometown in suburban Atlanta.

January 28, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM and RAY HENRY Associated Press | Associated Press


Attorney General nominee defends Obama immigration changes

WASHINGTON - Confronting skeptical Republicans, attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch pledged a new start with Congress and independence from President Barack Obama Wednesday, even as she defended the president's unilateral protections for millions of immigrants in the country illegally.

January 28, 2015 | By ERICA WERNER and ERIC TUCKER Associated Press | Associated Press


'Never felt guilty': Civil rights convictions tossed in SC

ROCK HILL, S.C. - For a moment, Clarence Graham's heart raced. Fifty-four years after he and eight fellow black men served a month of hard labor for sitting at a whites-only lunch counter, a judge declared that they had been wrongly convicted of trespassing and their records would be tossed.

January 28, 2015 | By MITCH WEISS Associated Press | Associated Press


Bulloch County school bus hits car; no injuries reported

A Bulloch County school bus driver faces mandatory safety training after a collision Wednesday that resulted in no injuries.

January 28, 2015 | From staff reports | Local




SHS takes two over Tigers

Statesboro's boys basketball squad avenged an early-season loss, taking a quick lead and never looking back in a commanding 57-37 win over Swainsboro Tuesday evening at the Devil's Den.

January 27, 2015 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Gators get a pair

Second-half surges lifted both Bulloch Academy basketball teams to region victories over Frederica Academy Tuesday night.

January 27, 2015 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


Contrast in styles makes QB matchup more intriguing

PHOENIX - Tom Brady began winning Super Bowls when Russell Wilson was still a teenager, tuning in to see the big game on TV.

January 27, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


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