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After a shooting rampage in Missouri, a racially tense campaign for mayor unfolds

KIRKWOOD, Mo. - Six weeks after a deadly shooting rampage rife with racial overtones in Kirkwood's City Council chambers, the issue of race has spilled over into the contest for mayor of this St. Louis suburb and produced a uniquely tense campaign.

April 05, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER LEONARD Associated Press Writer | National


Police Report - March 22

(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 05, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Bridge 3/22

Yogi Berra said, "You can observe a lot just by watching."

April 05, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 3/22

You might feel like tossing in the towel in the year ahead, but don't be too quick to do so without good reason. You could be lucky in unusual ways and at the most unpredictable times if you just hold on a bit longer.

April 05, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 3/22

DEAR DR. GOTT: Like most of your fans, I would like to start with a compliment. You always seem to have the answer to the questions that many of us have but believe are too insignificant or unimportant to ask our doctor. You never respond in a manner that belittles the person asking, and for that I say thanks.

April 05, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 3/22

DEAR ABBY: You printed a letter from a woman who told you her pet peeve was that when she and her friends went to restaurants, they were addressed as "you guys" by the servers.

April 05, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Federal appeals court dismisses Florida primary challenge

ATLANTA - A federal appeals court dismissed a lawsuit against the Democratic National Committee over the party's decision to strip Florida of its delegates to its national convention.

April 05, 2008 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


State Department says passport files of 3 candidates breached

WASHINGTON - The passport files of the three presidential candidates - Sens. Barack Obama, Hillary Rodham Clinton and John McCain - have been breached, the State Department said Friday.

April 05, 2008 | BY DESMOND BUTLER and ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


AT&T, Verizon Wireless dominate in record airwaves auction

WASHINGTON - The two largest cell phone companies dominated bidding in a record-setting government airwaves auction, according to results released Thursday.

April 05, 2008 | By JOHN DUNBAR Associated Press Writer | Washington


House investigators want Bush administration documents about overseas contracting loophole

WASHINGTON - House Democrats demanded documents Thursday about a multibillion-dollar overseas contracting loophole to track down how - and why - the Bush administration slipped it into plans to protect taxpayer money.

April 05, 2008 | By LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Gates discusses US troop proposals for Iraq, including expected summer pause in drawdown

WASHINGTON - Top U.S. military leaders presented Defense Secretary Robert Gates with their strategy for future force levels in Iraq Thursday, including expected recommendations for a pause in troop cuts for as much as six weeks later this summer.

April 05, 2008 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


State Department warns American spectators at Olympics not to expect privacy

WASHINGTON - The State Department is advising Americans planning to attend the Olympic Games in Beijing to take care and be mindful that they could be under surveillance.

April 05, 2008 | By BARRY SCHWEID AP Diplomatic Writer | Washington


Science and Bible agree: Its better to give than to receive

WASHINGTON - The Bible counsels misers that it's better to give than to receive.

April 05, 2008 | By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID AP Science Writer | National


Investment houses borrow billions from Fed’s emergency lending program

WASHINGTON - Big Wall Street investment companies are taking advantage of the Federal Reserve's unprecedented offer to secure emergency loans, the central bank reported Thursday.

April 05, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


House speaker meets with Dalai Lama, urges world to denounce China’s crackdown

DHARMSALA, India - Walking arm-in-arm with the Dalai Lama, the U.S. House speaker lent her support Friday to the Tibetan cause, calling China's crackdown in Tibet ''a challenge to the conscience of the world.''

April 05, 2008 | By GAVIN RABINOWITZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Soccer elite converges on 'Boro for GA State Cup

For two days, Statesboro and the campus of Georgia Southern University will be playing host to some of the best soccer talent in all of Georgia.

May 28, 2015 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


‘Friday Night Live’ announces 2015 schedule

With the kickoff to high school football season only a hard-to-believe three months away, it's time to begin making plans for some football. So, let's start with announcing the schedule for the eighth season of "Friday Night Live," which streams a Bulloch County high school football game live each week on statesboroherald.com.

May 28, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Morris signs with Brewton Parker

There were a lot of 'firsts' for Wyatt Morris as he signed his national letter of intent to play tennis at Brewton Parker College Thursday afternoon in Southeast Bulloch High School's media center.

May 28, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Dredging of Savannah harbor won't start until December

SAVANNAH - A dredging company awarded a $134.5 million contract nearly three months ago won't start deepening the shipping channel to the Port of Savannah until December, Army Corps of Engineers officials said Thursday during a visit by the agency's top general.

May 28, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


US schools ramp up use of safety drills, security

WASHINGTON - Safety drills, parent notification systems and other safety measures in U.S. public schools grew in popularity in the years surrounding the massacre at Connecticut's Sandy Hook Elementary School.

May 28, 2015 | By KIMBERLY HEFLING AP Education Writer | Associated Press


Hawks looking for continuity

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks cleaned out their lockers, met with the coaches, and headed off for summer vacation Thursday.

May 28, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Roll out the red carpet

The stars will be out when the Averitt Center for the Arts hosts its fourth annual Emma Awards to honor the best local actors, directors and visual artists in the community.

May 28, 2015 | By LUCAS BAGGETT Herald Intern | Local


Top seeds battle issues to advance at Roland Garros

PARIS - For Serena Williams, it was a bad right elbow that led to some shaky serving and a dropped set.

May 28, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Claxton man killed in single vehicle crash

A Claxton man was killed in a single vehicle crash Tuesday morning on Highway 301 South near Ephesus Church Road.

May 28, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Defiant FIFA head won't step down

ZURICH - As defiant as ever, Sepp Blatter resisted calls to resign as FIFA president Thursday and deflected blame for the massive bribery and corruption scandal engulfing soccer's world governing body.

May 28, 2015 | By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer | Sports




Portal finishes second in state

It appears as though the tides have turned for female athletics at Portal Middle-High School. First the girls track team shocked Class A public schools by finishing second in the state competition. Just a few days later, the Lady Panthers' golf team narrowly missed earning a state title at the GHSA Class A golf championships.

May 27, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


FIFA in hot water

ZURICH - The U.S. government launched an attack on what it called deep-seated and brazen corruption in soccer's global governing body Wednesday, pulling FIFA executives out of a luxury Swiss hotel to face racketeering charges and raiding regional offices in Miami.

May 27, 2015 | By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer | Sports


SEC to 'substantially' increase fines for rushing fields

DESTIN, Fla. - The Southeastern Conference has been fining its schools for rushing fields and storming courts since 2004.

May 27, 2015 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | Sports


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