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Saudis on hunger strike to demand judiciary reform

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - A group of Saudi activists began a rare public hunger strike Thursday to demand judiciary reform and draw attention to the detention without trial of 11 political reformists.

November 21, 2008 | By DONNA ABU-NASR Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Ask Dr. Gott 11/7

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am 64 years old and in good health but take five medications. About two months ago, I got a cold and was given a Z-pack. It didn't help, so I was given Levaquin. Now I cannot smell or taste. How can I bring these senses back?

November 21, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Schwarzenegger: $4.4B in tax hikes to cut deficit

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Thursday proposed $4.4 billion in new taxes and a similar amount in spending cuts to deal with California's worsening fiscal crisis, saying, ''We must stop the bleeding.''

November 21, 2008 | By JUDY LIN Associated Press Writer | National


Stocks extend decline as economic woes mount

NEW YORK - Wall Street plunged for a second day, triggered by computer gear maker Cisco Systems warning of slumping demand and retailers reporting weak sales for October. Concerns about widespread economic weakness sent the major stock indexes down more than 4 percent Thursday, including the Dow Jones industrial average, which tumbled more than 430 points.

November 21, 2008 | By TIM PARADIS Associated Press Writer | National


Work starts on new Pearl Harbor visitor’s center

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii - Aging, frail survivors of the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor gingerly sifted dirt as they helped to break ground on a new visitor's center for the USS Arizona Memorial.

November 21, 2008 | By AUDREY McAVOY Associated Press Writer | National


US responds to Iraqi proposals on American troops

BAGHDAD - The U.S. responded Thursday to Iraqi proposals for changes in the draft security pact that would keep American troops here for three more years, saying it now considers the text final and it is up to Iraq's government to push the process to approval.

November 21, 2008 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


No charges for ex-NY governor in prostitution case

NEW YORK - Federal prosecutors said Thursday that they will not bring criminal charges against Eliot Spitzer for his role in a prostitution scandal, removing a legal cloud that has surrounded the former governor since his epic downfall eight months ago.

November 21, 2008 | By TOM HAYS Associated Press Writer | National


Putin’s return? Russian parliament may allow it

MOSCOW - Russia's constitution will be amended by year's end to extend the presidential term to six years, lawmakers promised Thursday - a move that could pave the way for Vladimir Putin's return to the Kremlin.

November 21, 2008 | By DAVID NOWAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Senate race in Georgia likely headed to runoff

ATLANTA - The last seat of the new Senate will likely be determined by a runoff in Georgia, where Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss apparently came just short of winning enough votes to send him to a second term.

November 20, 2008 | By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press Writer | Local


Bridge 11/6

Noel Coward said, "My dear boy, forget about the motivation. Just say the lines and don't trip over the furniture."

November 20, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Kosher Iowa meatpacker seeks bankruptcy protection

DES MOINES, Iowa - Kosher slaughterhouse Agriprocessors has filed for bankruptcy court protection, blaming its financial difficulties on the May immigration raid on its Iowa plant in which more than 300 people were arrested.

November 20, 2008 | By NIGEL DUARA Associated Press Writer | National


Police Report - November 6

(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.)

November 20, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Election Day; The annual Attic Sale

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Wednesday, November 5, 2008

November 20, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Ask Dr. Gott 11/6

DEAR DR. GOTT: I have had a high cholesterol level for several years. As a 67-year-old female, I try to eat responsibly and really feel my condition is hereditary since my two sisters have the same problem. Whatever the cause, my doctor put me on Vytorin to help lower my levels. Is he on the right track, and should I go along with his recommendation, or is there something better out there to get my levels under control?

November 20, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Iraqi views mixed on US presidential contest

BAGHDAD - Wasan Salah hopes Barack Obama will win the presidency because ''he wants to withdraw the troops.'' An Iraqi Christian woman thinks he will too - and so she's rooting for John McCain.

November 20, 2008 | By ROBERT H. REID Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


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Statesboro shows out at Plankenhorn Invite

As athletes hit the first straightaway while running the 400 meter relay at Southeast Bulloch, there's an inconspicuous plaque sticking maybe four inches out ...

March 29, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Prep Sports 360


On Football: A look at what got done at NFL meetings

PHOENIX - NFL owners got plenty done in their meetings, including approving the Raiders' relocation from Oakland to Las Vegas, and addressing a variety of rules ...

March 29, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Odd-looking Ronaldo bust steals the show at airport ceremony

FUNCHAL, Portugal - Cristiano Ronaldo has an airport named after him, but it was his odd-looking statue that attracted attention in Wednesday's ceremony honoring the ...

March 29, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Wildfire burns 250 acres, destroys home in southeast Georgia

SAVANNAH – Crews worked Wednesday to contain a wildfire that destroyed a family's mobile home and several other buildings as it burned about 250 acres ...

March 29, 2017 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Braves' new ballpark could be game-changer for industry

ATLANTA - The Braves' new ballpark looks like a throwback stadium with its green seats, brick walls and its old-school, intimate feel.

March 29, 2017 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Local




Statesboro notches huge sweep over Wayne County

Statesboro did itself a favor toward securing a home playoff game with a 3-0 win over Wayne County Tuesday night. at Womack Field.

March 28, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


SEB preps for annual Plankenhorn Invitational

After being held annually for 13 years, nothing has been able to derail the Plankenhorn Invitational from taking place to honor its namesake.

March 28, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Outdoor Life: Beware the dangers of outddor activities

This public service message is brought to you today in part by your friendly local columnist and comes as a result of long and painful ...

March 28, 2017 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


Georgia Senate backs guns on campus

ATLANTA - Georgians licensed to carry concealed weapons could take handguns onto college campuses under legislation approved Tuesday by the state Senate, which kept the measure ...

March 28, 2017 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local






Police: No active search for suspects in Cincinnati club shooting

CINCINNATI - As Cincinnati police delved further into their investigation of a nightclub shooting melee that left one person dead and 16 injured, city officials Monday ...

March 27, 2017 | By DAN SEWELL and JOHN SEEWER Associated Press | Associated Press


Georgia lawmaker proposes 'Confederate History Month'

ATLANTA - A Georgia lawmaker on Monday defended his proposal asking House colleagues to recognize "Confederate History Month," but black lawmakers charge it glorifies a time ...

March 27, 2017 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


'Bathroom bill' to cost North Carolina $3.76B

RALEIGH, N.C. - Despite Republican assurances that North Carolina's "bathroom bill" isn't hurting the economy, the law limiting LGBT protections will cost the ...

March 27, 2017 | By EMERY P. DALESIO and JONATHAN DREW Associated Press | Associated Press


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