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Obama tries to halt damage from pastor’s comments, encourages US to break ‘‘racial stalemate’’

PHILADELPHIA - Barack Obama confronted the nation's racial divide head-on Tuesday, tackling both black grievance and white resentment in a bold effort to quiet a campaign uproar over race and his former pastor's incendiary statements.

April 03, 2008 | By NEDRA PICKLER and MATT APUZZO Associated Press Writers | Campaign 2008


Georgian president gets boost from Bush toward NATO membership

WASHINGTON - President Bush assured Georgia's president Mikhail Saakashvili on Wednesday that he will press at the NATO summit next month to put Georgia on track for membership in the alliance.

April 03, 2008 | By DESMOND BUTLER Associated Press Writer | Washington


President Bush urges patience with Iraq as war enters 6th year

WASHINGTON - Five years after launching the invasion of Iraq, President Bush strongly signaled Wednesday that he won't order troop withdrawals beyond those already planned because he refuses to ''jeopardize the hard-fought gains'' of the past year.

April 03, 2008 | By JENNIFER LOVEN Associated Press Writer | Washington


France’s Sarkozy drops legal complaint over article about his love life

PARIS - French President Nicolas Sarkozy has dropped his legal case against a magazine that claimed he tried to win back his ex-wife while planning for his February wedding, the leader's new bride said.

April 03, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Lawmakers back Benazir Bhutto loyalist as Pakistan’s first female parliament speaker

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Legislators elected Pakistan's first female speaker of parliament Wednesday, seating a follower - and lookalike - of assassinated former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.

April 03, 2008 | By STEPHEN GRAHAM Associated Press Writer | Washington


Bad day for British tabloids as parents of missing Madeleine accept apology, libel damages

LONDON - For British tabloid editors, sorry always seems to be the hardest word.

April 03, 2008 | By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bridge 3/20

We have been looking at declarer's finding the best way to gain the extra tricks that he needs to make his contract. Yesterday, he had to find two honors onside. Today, he isn't so desperate, but he requires some courage to make the best play.

April 03, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 3/20

In the year ahead, you'll finally feel that it is time to disassociate yourself from persons or conditions that have stood in the way of realizing your hopes and desires. Once you make this commitment, new people and better ways can materialize.

April 03, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 3/20

DEAR DR. GOTT: Would you please comment on the supposed supervitamins manufactured by a company named USANA Corp. that is listed on the stock exchange? Are they efficacious and worth the exorbitant prices that they charge for their products?

April 03, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 3/20

DEAR ABBY: My ex-husband and I have remained friends and lovers for the past 37 years. We maintained a relationship that included shared vacations and socializing together. We even talked of living in a retirement home together one day.

April 03, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Police Report - March 20

(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.)

April 03, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


5th year of Iraq war marked by protests in Atlanta, nation

ATLANTA - Anti-war demonstrators carried five black coffins during a half-mile march to an Army recruiting office Wednesday as protests around the nation marked the fifth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq.

April 03, 2008 | By DORIE TURNER Associated Press Writer | National


Floods block highways and force hundreds to flee in central US; 13 deaths linked to storm

PIEDMONT, Mo. - Residents of low-lying towns stacked sandbags or grabbed belongings and evacuated Wednesday after a foot of rain pushed rivers and creeks out of their banks in the nation's midsection. At least 13 deaths had been linked to the weather, and three people were missing.

April 03, 2008 | By BETSY TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | National


Dash-cam videos show South Carolina troopers using cruisers to ram fleeing suspects

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Videos have surfaced showing two members of the South Carolina Highway Patrol using their cruisers to ram fleeing suspects, just weeks after two leaders of the agency resigned because of a furor over a trooper's use of a racial slur.

April 03, 2008 | By MEG KINNARD Associated Press Writer | National


Fear, misconceptions raise concerns about transitional housing for vets with PTSD

GUERNEVILLE, Calif. - Merry Lane, a cul-de-sac shaded by redwoods in Sonoma County wine country, would seem a pleasant place to recover from the psychic wounds of war. Nadia McCaffrey's dream is to set up a group home there for veterans plagued by post-traumatic stress disorder.

April 03, 2008 | By SCOTT LINDLAW Associated Press Writer | National


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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


Statesboro PD investigating infant death

Statesboro Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of an infant inside a home on South College Street in Statesboro.

March 26, 2015 | From Staff Reports | Local




Hawks rally in 4th

ORLANDO, Fla. - Paul Millsap had 25 points and 11 rebounds, and the Atlanta Hawks snapped a three-game losing streak with a 95-83 victory over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night.

March 25, 2015 | By KYLE HIGHTOWER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Comedic ballet coming to Emma Kelly

The ballet "Coppélia" tells the charming story of an eccentric toymaker, his life-like creation, and a young couple in love. Full of delightful characters and beautiful choreography, the ballet is a light-hearted comedy that will charm audiences both young and old.

March 25, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local




Blue Devils remain undefeated in region play

In a tightly contested pitcher's duel Tuesday night at Mill Creek Park, the Statesboro High School Blue Devils came out on top 5-2 against Effingham County to extend the team's winning streak to eight games and a perfect 4-0 region record.

March 24, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Falcons' plan may include Julio Jones

The Falcons' financially conservative approach to this year's free-agent signings may have been influenced by hopes of keeping star wide receiver Julio Jones from leaving next year.

March 24, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


'Swing into Spring' set for Friday

The Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department will host the 14th annual "Swing into Spring" celebration from 5–9 p.m. Friday at Mill Creek Regional Park.

March 24, 2015 | | Local


House backs high school credit for some college-level study

ATLANTA - The Georgia House has approved a bill letting Georgia high school students earn credit toward a diploma while taking some college-level courses.

March 24, 2015 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


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