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Sometimes successful surgery is set back by poor postoperative care. It can be the same at the bridge table. It is no good if one defender produces the best opening lead, but his partner fails to find the correct follow-up procedure.

April 17, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Scandal-hit Irish prime minister Bertie Ahern announces he will resign May 6

DUBLIN, Ireland - Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern, who helped broker peace in Northern Ireland but couldn't survive a scandal over his collection of cash from businessmen, announced Wednesday he will resign.

April 17, 2008 | By SHAWN POGATCHNIK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bush confident NATO to back missile defense system, pledge more troops for Afghanistan

BUCHAREST, Romania - President Bush expressed confidence Wednesday that NATO will bolster its combat forces in Afghanistan and endorse a missile defense system for Europe that Russia has opposed.

April 17, 2008 | By TERENCE HUNT AP White House Correspondent | Associated Press


Blood drive for refinery blast victims to be held Saturday

Eastern Heights Baptist Church will host a community blood drive with Shepeard Community Blood Center Sat., April 5, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to supply blood for victims of the Imperial Sugar refinery explosion. For 25 years, the Shepeard Community Blood Center has been the only provider of all blood products to the Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta where the victims are being treated.

April 17, 2008 | Herald staff reports | Local


Police: Man arrested for hitting woman, child with metal pipe

A man investigators said struck a woman and her 12-year-old son with a pipe during an argument is behind bars, Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson said.

April 17, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Interactive ‘Expedition Georgia’ exhibit open at GSU Museum

A new interactive exhibit at the Georgia Southern Museum gives visitors the opportunity to negotiate a maze that celebrates the state's ecological diversity.

April 17, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bouncer’s lawyers seek mistrial in GSU student slaying case

LAKE CHARLES, La. - Defense attorneys for a Bourbon Street nightclub bouncer accused of manslaughter in the 2004 death of a Georgia college student sought a mistrial Wednesday after a witness cried on the stand, but the judge turned them down.

April 17, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Families of 6 dead miners sue owners of Utah mine

SALT LAKE CITY - The families of six men killed at Utah's Crandall Canyon mine are suing the mine's owners, claiming the deaths were caused by an unsafe plan to harvest coal.

April 17, 2008 | By JENNIFER DOBNER Associated Press Writer | National


Congress moving on bill to create silver dollar marking anniversary of Civil Rights Act

WASHINGTON - Congress is advancing legislation to mark the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act with a commemorative silver dollar.

April 17, 2008 | By BEN EVANS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Studio Statesboro Vodcast

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Wednesday, April 2, 2008

April 17, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer | Local


Bernanke warns of possible recession

WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Wednesday a recession is possible and policymakers are ''fighting against the wind'' in trying to steady a shaky economy. He would not say if further interest rate cuts are planned.

April 17, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


Roadside bomb strikes Iraqi military convoy during show of force in Basra

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb struck an armored vehicle carrying an Iraqi commander and a senior defense official Wednesday as they entered a Shiite militia stronghold that has seen some of the fiercest fighting in the southern city of Basra.

April 17, 2008 | By BUSHRA JUHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


3 scientific teams find ’double whammy’ gene tied to smoking dependency, inability to quit

WASHINGTON - Scientists say they have pinpointed a genetic link that makes people more likely to get hooked on tobacco, causing them to smoke more cigarettes, making it harder to quit, and leading more often to deadly lung cancer.

April 17, 2008 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | National


18 states going to court to force EPA to respond to Supreme Court ruling on global warming

BOSTON - Officials of 18 states are taking the EPA back to court to try to force it to comply with a Supreme Court ruling that rebuked the Bush administration for inaction on global warming.

April 17, 2008 | By JAY LINDSAY Associated Press Writer | National


Sleepy Alaska town’s first slayings since 1996 awaken residents’ fears, confusion

SITKA, Alaska - Not much new happens in this sleepy little southeast Alaska fishing community, and the locals seem to like it that way.

April 17, 2008 | By STEVE QUINN Associated Press Writer | National


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Penske warns NASCAR team not to manipulate tires

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Roger Penske has warned his NASCAR team to stay out of any controversy regarding the possible manipulation of tires used during races.

March 28, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Braves defeat Blue Jays in split-squad series

DUNEDIN, Fla. - Jose Bautista hit a two-run double for the split-squad Toronto Blue Jays in a 5-3 loss to the Atlanta Braves on Saturday.

March 28, 2015 | By JEFF ODOM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Gators come away with top awards in meet

Bulloch Academy claimed the top trophies in both the girls' and boys' meets of the 16th annual Gator Relays Saturday at the Georgia Southern University track and field complex.

March 28, 2015 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


New Zaxby’s opens Monday

Zaxby's is opening its second location in Statesboro, the town where the brand started 25 years ago.

March 28, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Giving back to the Boro

Former Joseph's Home for Boys resident and current Baltimore Raven NFL player DeAngelo Tyson returned to his hometown this week to tackle an issue very close to his heart.

March 28, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local




Bulloch Academy host Gator Relays

Student-athletes from 16 independent schools will converge at the Georgia Southern University track and field complex this morning for the 16th annual Gator Relays.

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


Long a contender, Braves turn to rebuilding after 2014 flop

The Atlanta Braves usually start the season touted as playoff contenders.

March 27, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Gonzaga headed to Elite Eight

Przemek Karnowski had 18 points and nine rebounds and second-seeded Gonzaga used a big run early in the second half to pull away for a 74-62 win over No. 11 UCLA on Friday night in the Houston Regional semifinals of the NCAA Tournament.

March 27, 2015 | By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Co-pilot may have hidden illness

MONTABAUR, Germany - Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz appeared happy and healthy to acquaintances, but a picture emerged Friday of a man who hid evidence of an illness from his employers - including a torn-up doctor's note that would have kept him off work the day authorities say he crashed Flight 9525 into an Alpine mountainside.

March 27, 2015 | By GEIR MOULSON and DAVID McHUGH Associated Press | Associated Press


With 2 session days left, Ga. lawmakers churn through bills

ATLANTA - With three days left in the year's session, Georgia lawmakers plowed through a packed calendar on Friday sending bills to Gov. Nathan Deal for his signature or across the hall to the other chamber for review.

March 27, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Associated Press




Notre Dame races by Wichita State 81-70

By WILL GRAVES

March 26, 2015 | By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer | Sports


Johnson has 3 hits to help Braves beat Pirates

BRADENTON, Fla. - Josh Harrison led off the game with a home run that ended Wandy Rodriguez's scoreless streak at 12 innings, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-5 Thursday.

March 26, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Co-pilot was 'very happy' with Germanwings job

MONTABAUR, Germany - Andreas Lubitz never appeared anything but thrilled to have landed a pilot's job with Germanwings, according to those who helped him learn to fly as a teenager in this town in the forested hills of western Germany.

March 26, 2015 | By DAVID McHUGH | Associated Press


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