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More teens can do basics when it comes to writing; top performers hold steady in numbers

WASHINGTON - More and more middle- and high-school students understand the basics of writing, but there's been no increase in the ranks of top-performing teenage writers.

April 18, 2008 | By NANCY ZUCKERBROD AP Education Writer | Washington


Technology problems force Census Bureau to scrap plans to use computers in 2010 count

WASHINGTON - Technology problems will force the government to count all of the nation's 300 million residents the old-fashioned way in the 2010 census - with paper and pencil.

April 18, 2008 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Justice Department role in big-money settlement contracts a worry before Ashcroft agreement

WASHINGTON - Justice Department officials were concerned about having no oversight of lucrative monitoring contracts in white-collar crime settlements long before a no-bid agreement given to a former attorney general was made public, the nation's top lawyer said Thursday.

April 18, 2008 | By LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Prep Sports Blitz: SHS, BA baseball; Plankenhorn preview - Presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank

Prep Sports Blitz for Thursday, March 4 - Presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank.

April 18, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports Blitz


Bernanke, other government officials defend Bear Stearns rescue to protect US financial system

WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve moved to assist a Wall Street investment bank on the brink of bankruptcy to prevent a failure that could have dealt serious consequences to the U.S. economy, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Thursday.

April 18, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Washington


Police Report - April 4

(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 18, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Ukrainian leaders push for membership in NATO, but citizens are divided over joining alliance

KIEV, Ukraine - At dinner, Leonid and Yelena Adrov don't just talk about their daughter's grades or summer vacation plans. The couple has another issue to discuss - Ukraine's bid for membership in NATO.

April 17, 2008 | By MARIA DANILOVA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Questions linger over Justice Department’s approval of satellite radio merger

WASHINGTON - When antitrust regulators decided last week to allow the nation's only two satellite radio companies to become one, they put forth an unexpected argument - that the two companies largely do not compete with one another.

April 17, 2008 | By JOHN DUNBAR Associated Press Writer | Washington


HEALTHBEAT: Esophagus damage, cancer rising with longterm heartburn

WASHINGTON - Chronic heartburn is a daily acid bath for the esophagus, and complications from it are on the rise.

April 17, 2008 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | National


AP IMPACT: Military feels the gouge of fuel costs as Iraq, allies watch oil profits soar

WASHINGTON - Think you're being gouged by Big Oil? U.S. troops in Iraq are paying almost as much as Americans back home, despite burning fuel at staggering rates in a war to stabilize a country known for its oil reserves.

April 17, 2008 | By ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press Writer | Washington


Feds say vague law makes ban on Internet gambling tough to enforce

WASHINGTON - Congress' ban on Internet gambling is so vague that implementing it is a struggle, say federal officials charged with the task.

April 17, 2008 | By ERICA WERNER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Dean: Dems committed to seating Florida delegates if Obama and Clinton campaigns can agree

WASHINGTON - Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean said Wednesday the party is committed to seating Florida's delegates at this summer's convention as long as any agreement is supported by the party's two presidential contenders.

April 17, 2008 | By KEN THOMAS Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Obama says Gore would be considered for Cabinet-level post or higher

WALLINGFORD, Pa. - Democrat Barack Obama said Wednesday he talks regularly with former vice president Al Gore and would consider putting him in a Cabinet-level position or higher.

April 17, 2008 | By DEVLIN BARRETT Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


McCain working to announce his choice of running mate before GOP convention

PENSACOLA, Fla. - Sen. John McCain is in the ''embryonic stages'' of selecting a vice presidential running mate and he hopes to unveil his choice before the Republican National Convention to avoid the type of problems that plagued Dan Quayle's debut two decades ago.

April 17, 2008 | By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent | Campaign 2008


Astrograph 4/3

Conditions and developments that occur in the year ahead are likely to arouse your better leadership qualities. Once you accept command, you'll commit yourself to being the best and prove to be an outstanding chieftain others want to follow.

April 17, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


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'Ladies and gentlemen, the Rolling Stones'

For Jim Hilliard's full, unedited account of the Rolling Stones concert at Georgia Southern, see the full article here.

May 03, 2015 | Jim Hilliard Special to the Herald | Local


Unabridged - The Rolling Stones, live at Georgia Southern--in 1965

The following is the unabridged version of Jim Hilliad's story about the Rolling STones

May 03, 2015 | Jim Hilliard Special to the Herald | Local




Derby goes to Pharoah

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Three times in seven years, Bob Baffert left the Kentucky Derby empty-handed. Two seconds and a sixth-place finish by the wagering favorite.

May 02, 2015 | By BETH HARRIS AP Racing Writer | Sports


Lady Gators finish third in state competition

ALBANY – Work hard, be humble and good things will happen.

May 02, 2015 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


Bruce's 2 triples help Reds beat Braves

ATLANTA - Jay Bruce powered two long triples, Marlon Byrd broke out of his slump and Zack Cozart had three hits to lead the Reds to an 8-4 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night.

May 02, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Eighth grader wins Market game

Fourteen-year-old Michael Vescio, an eighth grader at William James Middle School, made more than $15,000 in investments recently over a 10-week period.

May 02, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


SEB advances in playoffs

May 02, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Eagles drop series opener

The South Alabama Jaguars scored four runs in the sixth inning and got another gem on the mound from reigning Sun Belt Conference Player of the Week Kevin Hill to take the series opener 7-1 over the Georgia Southern Eagles at J.I. Clements Stadium.

May 02, 2015 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


Foltynewicz wins debut

ATLANTA - Mike Foltynewicz knew the Atlanta Braves were counting on him to pitch at least five innings and keep the score close.

May 02, 2015 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


What kind of fight will it be?

LAS VEGAS - Five years in the making, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao meet Saturday night in the richest - and arguably most overhyped - fight in the history of the sport.

May 01, 2015 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Boxing Writer | Sports




Falcons stay focused on defense

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Atlanta Falcons second-round pick Jalen Collins said Friday night his positive drug tests are "all behind me."

May 01, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Hawks clinch first round victory

NEW YORK - Being tied after four games of the first round brought out the best in theAtlanta Hawks.

May 01, 2015 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Kinder Morgan gas leak tops 250,000 gallons

Kinder Morgan, the Texas-based energy company that wants to run a 360-mile petroleum pipeline through Upstate South Carolina and Coastal Georgia, is dealing with a leak of more than 250,000 gallons from one of its existing pipelines in South Carolina, officials said.

May 01, 2015 | From the Bryan County News | Local


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