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Vatican defends its right to spread its message, says it does not limit other people’s freedom

VATICAN CITY - The Vatican, which has been accused of aggressively seeking souls in Russia and some other countries, said Friday it has every right to spread its message and accept converts but that non-Catholics must never be forced to embrace the faith.

December 29, 2007 | By VICTOR L. SIMPSON Associated Press Writer | World


Toyota recalling 15,600 Tundra pickups

WASHINGTON - Toyota Motor Corp. said Friday it is recalling 15,600 four-by-four versions of the 2007 Tundra pickup truck in the United States because of problems with a propeller shaft connected to the rear axle.

December 29, 2007 | By KEN THOMAS Associated Press Writer | National


Calif. authorities arrest 5 in last month’s wildfire that destroyed dozens of homes in Malibu

LOS ANGELES - Authorities arrested five men Thursday on allegations they caused a fire that destroyed more than 50 homes and caused over $100 million in losses in Malibu.

December 29, 2007 | By THOMAS WATKINS Associated Press Writer | National


EU says Serb membership hinges on handing over war criminals, respecting Kosovo independence

BRUSSELS, Belgium - French President Nicolas Sarkozy said Friday that Serbia could only join the European Union if it lived up to international demands to hand over war crime suspects and respected the independence of Kosovo.

December 29, 2007 | By CONSTANT BRAND Associated Press Writer | World


Dear Abby 12/14

DEAR ABBY: I live 3,000 miles away from my immediate family. I am happily married and six months' pregnant. In the past, I had many issues with my family. I have a long history of anorexia, and my pregnancy has forced me to give up my self-destructive behaviors. I would never jeopardize my baby.

December 29, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


As the busiest days draw near, FedEx driver takes holiday rush in stride

NEW YORK - FedEx driver Vito Randazzo works long hours this time of year, but the smile never seems to stop.

December 29, 2007 | By SAMANTHA BOMKAMP AP Business Writer | National


Surge in gasoline prices pushes consumer inflation higher while industrial production rebounds

WASHINGTON - Consumer inflation surged by the largest amount in more than two years in November, led by gasoline prices. The cost of clothing, airline tickets and prescription drugs also jumped.

December 29, 2007 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | National


Al-Qaida’s No. 2 blasts Annapolis peace conference as betrayal of Palestinians in new message

CAIRO, Egypt - Al-Qaida's deputy leader denounced last month's Mideast peace conference in Annapolis, Md., as a ''betrayal'' of Palestinians in a new audio message posted Friday on an Islamic militant Web site,

December 29, 2007 | By MAGGIE MICHAEL Associated Press Writer | World


Police detain wife, children of Argentine Dirty War defendant who died in jail

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Police have detained the wife and two children of a former coast guard officer who died in custody while facing a dictatorship-era human rights trial, hours after an autopsy found cyanide in the man's blood, a judge said Friday.

December 29, 2007 | By BILL CORMIER Associated Press Writer | World


Approaching storm could complicate power restoration in Okla., Kan.; Northwest cleans up

OKLAHOMA CITY - Another wintry blast was forecast Friday for the nation's midsection, where hundreds of thousands are still in the dark after a deadly ice storm brought down power lines, snapped trees and coated roads.

December 29, 2007 | By ROCHELLE HINES Associated Press Writer | National


Bali climate talks head toward compromise between US, EU on final day

BALI, Indonesia - U.S., European and other envoys talked far into the night Friday as they forged a compromise at the U.N. climate conference, breaking a deadlock over how ambitious the goal should be in negotiating future cutbacks in global-warming gases.

December 29, 2007 | Bali climate talks head toward compromise between US, EU on final day AP Special Correspondent | World


Clemens hit hard in Mitchell Report; Tejada, Bonds and Pettitte also named

NEW YORK - Page after page, Roger Clemens' name was all over the Mitchell Report.

December 29, 2007 | By RONALD BLUM and BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writers | National


BA deals Westminster first loss

The Bulloch Academy boys' basketball team must have been wearing rubber track spikes as hard and as fast as the Gators zipped up and down the court Friday night.

December 29, 2007 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


Putin and Lukashenko downplay talk of merging their two nations, Russia and Belarus

MINSK, Belarus - The leaders of Russia and Belarus pledged closer cooperation on military, economic and foreign policy but gave no indication Friday that the ex-Soviet neighbors were moving closer to a long-discussed full merger.

December 29, 2007 | By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated Press Writer | World


CDC: Suicides rose dramatically in middle-aged

ATLANTA (AP) - The suicide rate among middle-aged Americans has reached its highest point in at least 25 years, according to a new government report released Thursday.

December 29, 2007 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | National


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Column: Impacts of childhood obesity

Many people are uncomfortable talking about childhood obesity, especially when it comes to their own children. However, ignoring it, or thinking a child will slim down as he or she grows taller, can make things worse.

September 20, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Column: It's time for action

There's been a lot of talk lately about what the Statesboro City Council is going to do about the terrible tragedy that happened at Rude Rudy's a couple of weeks ago. And we've heard a lot of opinions on what the city "should do" and rampant speculation as to why the council won't do it.

September 20, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Local Roundup: Lady Gators trounce Trinity

DUBLIN - Seniors Kristin Kingery and Powell Fennell had three hits each to lead Bulloch Academy to a 5-2 victory over Trinity Christian School Thursday in GISA Region 2-AAA action.

September 20, 2014 | From staff reports | Prep Sports 360


Georgia Prep Football Scores. 9/19

Alpharetta 35, Lambert 17

September 20, 2014 | The Associated Press | Prep Sports 360


Braves lose again behind sputtering offense

ATLANTA - Shortstop Andrelton Simmons and the Atlanta Braves are running out of time and patience.

September 20, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Memorial Day blows out Bulloch Academy at home

A big running back and an even bigger offensive line usually mean a win every time.

September 20, 2014 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


Mustangs shut out Statesboro

GUYTON - The Statesboro Blue Devils continued their early season struggles Friday, dropping a 17-0 decision at South Effingham in being shut out for the second time in three games.

September 20, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360




Dodge rolls Jackets

BROOKLET - Dodge County jumped out to a quick 14-0 lead midway through the first quarter and didn't look back as the Indians ran past the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets 24-6 Friday night in a game delayed 15 minutes due to lightning in the area.

September 19, 2014 | By LUKE MARTIN Herald Correspondent | Prep Sports 360


Does your better-half get on your nerves?

It's common for couples to fight and complain about certain topics. Finances, work stress and other important decision-making issues can be sources of contention and disagreement. But, what about less-important issues? You know, the pet peeves or small annoyances that every couple battles? You could try to change your spouse. Check out "How to change your spouse with 4 simple techniques." Or, you could try to change yourself.

September 19, 2014 | By WENDY JESSEN Deseret News National | Hot topics


Hester now stands alone as NFL greatest returner

ATLANTA - Devin Hester gets a text every morning from Deion Sanders, usually with some sort of inspirational message.

September 19, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Goodell: 'Same mistakes can never be repeated'

NEW YORK - More defiant than contrite, Roger Goodell announced no sweeping changes in his first public statements in more than a week of turmoil surrounding the NFL's handling of players accused of crimes.

September 19, 2014 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


3 guilty in Ga. salmonella-tainted peanut trial

ALBANY, Ga. - More than five years after hundreds of Americans got sick from eating salmonella-tainted peanut butter, the top executive at the Georgia plant where it was made was convicted Friday and faces prison time in a rare food-poisoning trial that advocates said sends a stern warning to others who may be tempted to place profits over safety.

September 19, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM and KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Savannah officials pledge transparency in shooting

SAVANNAH, Ga. - A day after authorities said a man kicked out a patrol car window while handcuffed and then was fatally shot by Savannah police, community leaders pleaded for calm and pledged transparency while state officials investigate.

September 19, 2014 | The Associated Press | Local


Unemployment rates rise in 24 states

WASHINGTON - Unemployment rates rose in nearly half of U.S. states in August, even as employers in two-thirds of the states added jobs.

September 19, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer | Local


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