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China’s Olympic ceremony features sacrifices

BEIJING - Martial arts student Cheng Jianghua only saw the army barracks he stayed in and the stadium where he performed at the spectacular Olympics opening ceremony. But his sacrifices were minor - other performers were injured, fainted from heatstroke or forced to wear adult diapers so the show could go on.

September 03, 2008 | By GILLIAN WONG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Suicide attack at Algerian police academy kills 43

ALGIERS, Algeria - A suicide bomber rammed an explosives-rigged car into a police academy as recruits lined up to register for classes, killing at least 43 people. It was the deadliest attack in the North African country since the 1990s.

September 03, 2008 | By ALFRED de MONTESQUIOU Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


NATO pulls its punches on penalty against Russia

BRUSSELS, Belgium - NATO pulled its punches against Russia on Tuesday, suspending formal contacts as punishment for the Georgia invasion but bucking U.S. pressure for more severe penalties.

September 03, 2008 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Fay hits Florida, but doesn’t become hurricane

NAPLES, Fla. - Tropical Storm Fay moved inland Tuesday after making landfall in southwest Florida, never growing into the hurricane that forecasters had cautioned it could become.

September 03, 2008 | By MATT SEDENSKY Associated Press Writer | National


Girl from polygamist group ordered into state care

SAN ANGELO, Texas - A 14-year-old girl allegedly married to jailed polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs with her parents' blessing at age 12 was ordered back into foster care Tuesday by a Texas judge.

September 03, 2008 | By MICHELLE ROBERTS Associated Press Writer | National


More women are having fewer children, if at all

WASHINGTON - More women in their early 40s are childless, and those who are having children are having fewer than ever before, the Census Bureau said Monday.

September 03, 2008 | The Associated Press | Washington


Iraqi Sunnis outraged over Diyala raids, arrests

BAGHDAD - Iraq's largest Sunni party accused government security forces of sectarian bias Tuesday after soldiers arrested a Sunni university president and a Sunni provincial council member northeast of Baghdad.

September 03, 2008 | By ROBERT H. REID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Turkey’s Gul urges Sudan leader to end suffering

ISTANBUL, Turkey - Turkey's president urged Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir during talks Tuesday to act responsibly and to end the suffering in the devastated Darfur region.

September 03, 2008 | By C. ONUR ANT Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Flooding recedes in South Texas after foot of rain

ESCOBARES, Texas - The Rio Grande Valley's main highway was open to traffic again Tuesday as flooding receded following a deluge of up to 13 inches of rain across southern Texas.

September 03, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN Associated Press Writer | National


Astrograph 8/20

Many of your enviable qualities will be accentuated in the year ahead, making it far more possible to achieve many of your fondest desires. The revitalization of your better attributes enhances the possibilities for success.

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


Ask Dr. Gott 8/20

DEAR DR. GOTT: My doctor is treating me with Prevacid for acid reflux, but I feel no heartburn at all. I just cough up phlegm. Do you have a better idea?

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


Dear Abby 8/20

DEAR ABBY: How do you deal with a hypochondriac? My brothers and I lost our dear mother to cancer when we were in our teens. Daddy has recently been diagnosed with a pernicious form of melanoma, which has a low survival rate.

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


Back to school: Shaky economy hits kids

WASHINGTON - Hard times and higher fuel prices will follow kids back to school this fall.

September 03, 2008 | By LIBBY QUAID Associated Press Writer | National


Local Roundup: Portal gets monumental win

PORTAL - The Portal softball team won its first ever game against Calvary Day on Tuesday by a score of 6-2 at the Portal Athletic Complex.

September 03, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Bridge 8/20

When you must decide between two lines of play, usually you will take the mathematically superior one. For example, suppose you need either a finesse to work or a suit to divide 3-3. You should go for the finesse because it is a 50 percent chance and a 3-3 break is only 35.53 percent.

September 03, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


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Statesboro High finds stride, but loses late

Despite getting the best game of Tupac Lanier's high school career, Statesboro couldn't hold yet another fourth quarter lead in a 31-24 loss ...

October 01, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Gators blow-out Edmund Burke in first region contest

The Bulloch Academy Gators traveled to Waynesboro Friday night to take on the Spartans of Edmund Burke Academy in the Gators' first region contest of ...

October 01, 2016 | By RICHARD STUBBS Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


American sweep and European rally at Ryder Cup

CHASKA, Minn. - Even with the first opening-session sweep in four decades, the Americans were reminded anew Friday that no lead is safe in the Ryder ...

October 01, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


No. 14 Miami visits Georgia Tech in Richt's ACC debut

ATLANTA - Mark Richt will be looking for offensive balance in his first Atlantic Coast Conference game as Miami's coach.

October 01, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tennessee faces Georgia looking to take control of SEC East

ATHENS, Ga. - Tennessee has a chance to take control of the SEC East on the first Saturday of October.

October 01, 2016 | By PAUL NEWBERRY Associated Press | Sports




14-year-old boy charged in father's killing, school shooting

ANDERSON, S.C. - A 14-year-old South Carolina boy was charged as a juvenile Friday with murder and three counts of attempted murder after authorities say ...

September 30, 2016 | By KATE BRUMBACK and JAY REEVES Associated Press | Associated Press


Clinton in a landslide - in endorsements

NEW YORK - "A clear and present danger to our country." ''Xenophobia, racism and misogyny." ''Beneath our national dignity."

September 30, 2016 | BY DAVID BAUDER AND HILLEL ITALI Associated Press | Associated Press




Latest anthem controversy centered on Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. - If Nebraska's Michael Rose-Ivey and teammates want to kneel during the national anthem again, their next opportunity will be the Nov. 5 ...

September 29, 2016 | By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


ACC moving football title game to Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. - The ACC is moving its 2016 football championship to Orlando'sCamping World Stadium.

September 29, 2016 | By TERRANCE HARRIS Associated Press | Sports


SEB wipes floor with Windsor Forest

Windsor Forest fumbled the ball away on its first play of the game and Southeast Bulloch never looked back.

September 29, 2016 | From staff and wire reports | Prep Sports 360


Portal takes trip to Country Day

After a week where the offense looked to have new life, Portal heads on the road to get off the schnide against Savannah Country Day ...

September 29, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Gators open up region schedule

The Bulloch Academy Gators travel to Waynesboro this Friday night in their first region contest of the year against the Spartans of Edmund Burke Academy ...

September 29, 2016 | By RICHARD STUBBS Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


Determined Devils prepare for visit from Tattnall County

Statesboro head coach Steve Pennington said today's game with Tattnall County will hit closer to home than usual, thanks to Tattnall head coach Jeff ...

September 29, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


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