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As Suharto hovers near death, Indonesians ask whether it’s time to forgive

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Ten years ago, Amien Rais led thousands of demonstrators chanting ''Hang Suharto!'' to the halls of parliament, where they demanded the resignation of a man widely regarded as one of the most brutal and corrupt leaders of the 20th century.

January 31, 2008 | By ROBIN McDOWELL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


AP IMPACT: Many kids spend year or more with teacher subs, hurting learning

WASHINGTON - A year is a long time in a child's education, the time it can take to learn cursive writing or beginning algebra. It's also how much time kids can spend with substitute teachers from kindergarten through high school - time that's all but lost for learning.

January 31, 2008 | By NANCY ZUCKERBROD AP Education Writer | National


Congress’ food fight threatens emergency aid for millions in need around the world

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration is fighting congressional efforts to slash the amount of emergency food aid the United States provides around the world, saying the cuts could hurt up to 8 million people in dire need.

January 31, 2008 | By MATTHEW LEE and MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press Writer | Washington


Perdue pushes tax cuts for property and car owners

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue proposed a $21.4 billion budget plan Wednesday that would trim taxes for Georgians who own cars or property, place more state troopers on the highways and devote money to bolstering the drought-stricken state's water supply.

January 31, 2008 | By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press Writer | National


Transportation panel urges gas tax increase of up to 40 cents per gallon to fix roadways

WASHINGTON - Federal gasoline taxes should be increased up to 40 cents per gallon over five years, a divided special commission urged Tuesday in calling for drastic changes to fix aging bridges and roads and reduce traffic deaths.

January 30, 2008 | By HOPE YEN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Michigan voters cast ballots in tight GOP presidential primary race

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. - John McCain sought to keep his momentum going strong. Mitt Romney looked to keep his candidacy afloat. And Mike Huckabee simply wanted to keep defying expectations.

January 30, 2008 | By GLEN JOHNSON and LIZ SIDOTI | Campaign 2008


GAO says figures in administration’s September ’benchmark’ report were unreliable

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration, in its last so-called Iraq ''benchmark'' report, used questionable financial data to assert that the Baghdad government was making progress in managing its budget, a new study says.

January 30, 2008 | By PAULINE JELINEK Associated Press Writer | Washington


Police Report - December 16

(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.)

January 30, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Explosion in Beirut targets US Embassy vehicle; at least 3 Lebanese killed

BEIRUT, Lebanon - An explosion targeted a U.S. Embassy vehicle Tuesday in northern Beirut, killing at least three Lebanese and injuring an American bystander and a local embassy employee, U.S. and Lebanese officials said.

January 30, 2008 | By ZEINA KARAM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Justices rule against investors in important securities fraud case

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled against investors who sue businesses for scheming to manipulate stock prices of publicly traded companies.

January 30, 2008 | By PETE YOST Associated Press Writer | Washington


Genital mutilations reported being used as ’weapon of war’ in Kenya’s postelection violence

NAIROBI, Kenya - For two terrifying hours, the woman crouched inside her shop, watching as a gang attacked five men in the street, pulled down their trousers and sliced their genitals with rusty machetes.

January 30, 2008 | By ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY and JOHN HEILPRIN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


British Airways unveils its new terminal at Heathrow

LONDON - British Airways showed off its new terminal at Heathrow Airport on Tuesday, a light-flooded, gleaming white modern facility with some of the latest technology, a first-class lounge with a cinema and a five-story-high wall of windows offering a view of Windsor Castle.

January 30, 2008 | By THOMAS WAGNER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Suspected Muslim rebels bomb Thai market, wounding 39 after deadly ambush of soldiers

YALA, Thailand - Suspected Islamic militants bombed a busy market in southern Thailand on Tuesday, wounding more than three dozen civilians a day after a rebel ambush killed eight soldiers.

January 30, 2008 | By SUMETH PANPETCH Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Taliban warns of restaurant attacks in Kabul; Afghans arrest 4 in hotel bombing

KABUL, Afghanistan - A Taliban spokesman warned Tuesday that militants would increase attacks against restaurants in Kabul frequented by Westerners, a day after eight people died in a brazen assault on a luxury hotel in the Afghan capital.

January 30, 2008 | By JASON STRAZIUSO Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pakistani government urges opposition to avoid large election rallies, saying attacks feared

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan's government urged opposition leaders Tuesday to refrain from holding rallies ahead of next month's elections, citing an escalating terrorist threat.

January 30, 2008 | By SLOBODAN LEKIC Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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The heart of Christmas is priceless

When I was about eight years old, I took great pride in decorating my bedroom for Christmas. We lived in a two-story home in the quaint community of Blythe, Georgia - population 708 - and my room was upstairs to the right and down the hallway. It had two windows that looked out onto the street, a small closet, a little white ceiling fan and pink carpet. I had a radio and cassette player that sat on my window seat. The seat was crafted by my late Great Uncle J.E., who was a cabinet maker. In early December, I would clean ...

December 21, 2014 | By REBEKAH FAULK Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Falcons eliminate Saints 30-14, setting up Panthers showdown

NEW ORLEANS - Julio Jones' remarkable return kept the Falcons alive in the NFC South playoff race while Jimmy Graham's fumble at the goal line sank the Saints.

December 21, 2014 | By BRETT MARTEL Associated Press | Sports


Australian woman charged with murder of 8 children

SYDNEY - An Australian woman was charged with murder on Sunday in the deaths of seven of her children and her niece, whose bodies were found inside her home, police said.

December 21, 2014 | By KRISTEN GELINEAU Associated Press | Associated Press


NYPD: Cop ambush killer told passers-by to watch

NEW YORK - The gunman who fatally ambushed two New York City police officers in their squad car had a long criminal record, a hatred for police and the government and an apparent history of mental instability that included an attempt to hang himself a year ago, police said Sunday.

December 21, 2014 | By TOM HAYS Associated Press | Associated Press


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Rice success increases slave trade activity along coast

(Note: The following is part of a series of articles looking at the history and evolution of agriculture in Georgia and Bulloch County.)

December 21, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Christmas began thanks to Mary's childlike faith

"Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it" (Mark 10:15).

December 21, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Local Roundup: SEB comeback effort falls short

ALBANY - Southeast Bulloch's furious second-half comeback attempt fell short as the Yellow Jackets fell 63-57 on Friday at the U-Save-It Classic against Class AAAAAA foe Lee County.

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


Subway says thanks to Food Bank volunteers

Subway Restaurants of Statesboro recognized the staff and volunteers of the Statesboro Food Bank with a Subway luncheon last week to say "thank you" for their tireless efforts to help others all year long.

December 20, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local




6th pleads guilty in steroids case

MIAMI - The sixth man to plead guilty in the Major League Baseball performance-enhancing drugs scandal was described in court Friday as a recruiter of mostly foreign-born players for the now-shuttered South Florida clinic at the center of the case.

December 19, 2014 | By CURT ANDERSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Upton and away

ATLANTA - Landing another of baseball's top power hitters, the San Diego Padres agreed to a trade for Atlanta Braves outfielder Justin Upton, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Friday.

December 19, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Rookie receivers stealing the show

TAMPA, Fla. - Tampa Bay's Mike Evans resists labels that describe him as a football player, especially those that shortchange what he's accomplished as part of an outstanding class of rookie receivers lighting up the NFL.

December 19, 2014 | By FRED GOODALL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Following probe, FIFA won't reopen World Cup voting

MARRAKECH, Morocco - Defiantly declaring that FIFA is no longer in crisis, Sepp Blatter said Friday the decision to hold the next two World Cups in Russia and Qatar won't be revoked and the governing body will publish a confidential probe into the process that picked those countries as hosts.

December 19, 2014 | By JOHN LEICESTER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bowl season kicks off with five games

The College Football Playoff era is here and as the bowl season starts, it feels a bit like a New Year's three-for-one special: Three big games instead of one.

December 19, 2014 | By JOHN MARSHALL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Statesboro pastor fuels Appalachia relief effort

Local churches that are part of the Ogeechee River Baptist Association, as well as Southern Baptist churches throughout Georgia and beyond, will contribute more than 27,000 backpacks this Christmas filled with clothes, toys, school supplies, hygiene items and Bibles to needy children along the Appalachian mountain range.

December 19, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


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