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Feds: No risk to children from synthetic fields

TRENTON, N.J. - Children aren't at risk for lead exposure from synthetic athletic fields, according to a report Wednesday from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

August 14, 2008 | By TOM HESTER Jr. Associated Press Writer | National


ER docs: Don’t text and walk, skate — or cook

CHICAGO - The warning came too late for Barack Obama's adviser: Don't walk and text at the same time.

August 14, 2008 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | National


Moderate Calif. quake a drill for the ‘Big One’

CHINO HILLS, Calif. - Despite shaking a large swath of Southern California, a magnitude-5.4 earthquake was not the ''Big One'' that scientists have long feared. Still, it rattled nerves, causing people to vow to step up their emergency preparations.

August 14, 2008 | By GILLIAN FLACCUS Associated Press Writer | National


Georgia colleges brace for state budget cuts

ATLANTA - Fewer police officers. More part-time faculty in the classroom. No computer upgrades. Not as many books and magazines in the library.

August 14, 2008 | By DORIE TURNER Associated Press Writer | National


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - BUILD Program; East Georgia Regional Marks 100 Years

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Wednesday July 30, 2008

August 14, 2008 | mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


AP IMPACT: Little progress since bridge collapse

MINNEAPOLIS - A year after the worst U.S. bridge collapse in a generation brought calls for immediate repairs to other spans, two of every three of the busiest problem bridges in each state - carrying nearly 40 million vehicles a day - have had no work beyond regular maintenance.

August 14, 2008 | By ROBERT TANNER, STEVE KARNOWSKI and FRANK BASS Associated Press Writers | National


House moves to ban lead from toys and kids’ goods

WASHINGTON - Dismayed by reports of millions of tainted toys, the House neared a vote Wednesday to ban lead and other dangerous chemicals from toys and other products that could wind up in kids' mouths.

August 14, 2008 | By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Dear Abby 7/31

DEAR ABBY: The letter from "Paw-Paw and Maw-Maw in Alabama" (May 13), whose son has cut off contact with their 5-year-old grandson to "protect" the boy from Grandpa's eventual death, left me feeling intense sorrow for all concerned.

August 14, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


30 killed as fighting escalates in Pakistan valley

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - Pakistani troops battled Islamic militants in a valley near the Afghan border Wednesday, killing 25 insurgents and losing five soldiers as escalating combat threatened the new government's policy of offering peace to pro-Taliban groups.

August 14, 2008 | By RIAZ KHAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraqi parliament calls session on Kirkuk

BAGHDAD - Iraq's parliament went into summer recess Wednesday without resolving key disputes holding up this year's provincial elections, forcing the speaker to announce a special session to discuss a power-sharing formula for the oil-rich city of Kirkuk.

August 14, 2008 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Police: Body found in Ala. freezer was mother of 8

MOBILE, Ala. - Police believe a body found in a small-time evangelist's home freezer is his wife and a mother of eight, and arrested him on a murder charge as he preached at a south Alabama church.

August 14, 2008 | By GARRY MITCHELL Associated Press Writer | National


Fire near Yosemite park hurts tourist business

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. - Vendors along one of the main roads leading to Yosemite National Park this summer were finally seeing business turn around following a rock slide that kept tour buses away for the previous two years.

August 14, 2008 | By GARANCE BURKE Associated Press Writer | National


Specter seeks meeting with Raul Castro

WASHINGTON - Sen. Arlen Specter said Wednesday he hopes to meet with Cuban President Raul Castro and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez during a trip to Latin America in August.

August 14, 2008 | By KIMBERLY HEFLING Associated Press Writer | Washington


Indictment of Stevens adds to bleak GOP prospects

WASHINGTON - Several GOP colleagues of indicted Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens distanced themselves politically on Wednesday by donating campaign contributions from him to charity.

August 14, 2008 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


House panel votes to cite Rove for contempt

WASHINGTON - A House panel Wednesday voted to cite former top White House aide Karl Rove for contempt of Congress as its Senate counterpart explored punishment for alleged Bush administration misdeeds.

August 14, 2008 | By LAURIE KELLMAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


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BA back in action

July 28, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Jimmy Walker opens with 65 at stifling PGA; Johnson stumbles

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - A drab year for Jimmy Walker took a turn for the worse two weeks ago at the British Open, when he stayed ...

July 28, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Jones pulled from Falcons' first practice with minor injury

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons were cautious on the opening day of training camp Thursday, pulling star wide receiver Julio Jones out of practice ...

July 28, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Tormenta's Ericson named to All-Eastern Conference team

Members of the inaugural South Georgia Tormenta FC squad have made their way back to their respective collegiate and club teams, but Thursday brought one ...

July 28, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Altherr makes big return in first game back for Phillies

ATLANTA - Aaron Altherr and Maikel Franco homered, Aaron Nola won for the first time in eight starts and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves ...

July 28, 2016 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Clinton promises 'steady hand'

PHILADELPHIA - Confronting a "moment of reckoning," Hillary Clinton is casting herself as a unifier for divided times and a tested, steady hand to lead in ...

July 28, 2016 | By JULIE PACE and ROBERT FURLOW Associated Press | Associated Press


Answers sought for surge of killings

NEW YORK - The relentless series of mass killings across the globe poses a challenge for experts trying to analyze them without lapsing into faulty generalizations ...

July 28, 2016 | By DAVID CRARY Associated Press | Associated Press




BA tournament a huge success

On a sweltering Wednesday afternoon, Statesboro High School and Bulloch Academy squared off in the showcase game of the 5th Annual Mirian Burnette "Strike Out ...

July 27, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Falcons expecting camp battles at right guard, linebacker

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - There could be more last-minute additions to theAtlanta Falcons' roster, possibly before training camp opens Thursday.

July 27, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Garcia reminded that time still on his side to win a major

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Henrik Stenson took his silver claret jug and headed straight for Switzerland to play in a charity event organized by Sergio Garcia ...

July 27, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Bulloch schools hold open house Thursday

All 15 campuses of the Bulloch County Schools hold open house events for students to meet their new teachers Thursday evening.

July 27, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


American flag retirement drop box unveiled at courthouse

The Bulloch County Courthouse square has a new permanent fixture thanks to a local Eagle Scout project completed under the direction of 15-year-old Statesboro High ...

July 27, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald writer | Local




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