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Crash survivor, misidentified as classmate who was killed, marvels at life in new book

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. - Critically injured in a highway crash that killed five others, mourned as dead by relatives and friends after a stunning identity mix-up, Whitney Cerak still marvels at being alive - and wonders why.

April 10, 2008 | By JOHN FLESHER Associated Press Writer | National


California aerospace company unveiling new rocket for space tourism

LOS ANGELES - A California aerospace company plans to enter the space tourism industry with a two-seat rocket ship capable of suborbital flights to altitudes more than 37 miles above the Earth.

April 10, 2008 | By JOHN ANTCZAK Associated Press Writer | National


Sacrifice, speed and planning saved 42 crew members when their fishing boat sank off Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska - The call came at 2:52 a.m. Sunday.

April 10, 2008 | By STEVE QUINN Associated Press Writer | National


The Eagles Nest: Life of a kicker

The Eagles Nest for Wednesday, March 26.

April 10, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON & ALEX PELLEGRINO vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | The Eagles Nest - 07-08


Prosecutor in Miami terror trial says war with US government was behind Sears Tower plot

MIAMI - War with the U.S. government was at the heart of a terrorist plot to destroy Chicago's Sears Tower and bomb FBI offices, a prosecutor said Wednesday during closing arguments in the retrial for six Miami men accused of conspiring with al-Qaida.

April 10, 2008 | By CURT ANDERSON Associated Press Writer | National


Eagles lead nation in hitting

The first NCAA national rankings were made public Wednesday and Georgia Southern baseball found itself ranked at or near the top in several offensive categories. The Eagles will bring a 14-8 overall record and 3-0 mark in Southern Conference play to the College of Charleston this weekend.

April 10, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Water still rising in eastern Ark. as officials begin to assess damage from week of flooding

SAND HILL, Ark. - There were sunny skies but rising waters Wednesday in eastern Arkansas, where federal officials have begun to gather their first damage assessments in the week-long floods that have displaced residents and soaked homes and businesses in nearly half the state.

April 10, 2008 | By TOM PARSONS Associated Press Writer | National


EPA appeals court challenge to its mercury regulation

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration has appealed a court ruling that the Environmental Protection Agency violated the federal Clean Air Act when it issued less stringent requirements to reduce mercury releases from power plants.

April 10, 2008 | By H. JOSEF HEBERT Associated Press Writer | Washington


Paulson calls for broad look at whether investment houses should be under federal oversight

WASHINGTON -The crash of Wall Street's once mighty Bear Stearns underscores the need to bring investment houses under the kind of federal oversight that has long been given to commercial banks, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said Wednesday.

April 10, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


No bait necessary: Scientists test plan to use sound to entice fish to catch themselves

BOSTON - Call them Pavlov's fish: Scientists are testing a plan to train fish to catch themselves by swimming into a net when they hear a tone that signals feeding time.

April 10, 2008 | By JAY LINDSAY Associated Press Writer | National


Local Roundup: Statesboro Diamond Devils pound ARC

AUGUSTA - The Statesboro baseball team pounded out 17 runs on 16 hits to beat the Academy of Richmond County 17-3 on Wednesday.

April 10, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Jury deciding punishment for Texas man convicted of burning his young daughter in a microwave

GALVESTON, Texas - Jurors resumed deliberations Wednesday on punishment for a young father convicted of badly injuring his infant daughter by putting her in a microwave.

April 10, 2008 | By JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press Writer | National


US envoys visit Pakistan’s militant hotspots to promote security, development.

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Senior U.S. envoys visited Pakistan's northwest frontier Wednesday to promote lavishly funded plans to boost security and development in a region that could be harboring Osama bin Laden.

April 10, 2008 | By STEPHEN GRAHAM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Police Report - March 27

(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 10, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Ford sells Jaguar, Land Rover to India’s Tata Motors

DETROIT - Ford Motor Co. is selling its storied Jaguar and Land Rover businesses to India's Tata Motors Ltd. in a deal that will net the U.S. automaker $1.7 billion - roughly a third of the price it paid for the two luxury brands.

April 10, 2008 | By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer | National


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Braves beat struggling Phillies

ATLANTA - Cameron Maybin had three hits, including a home run, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 9-5 on Saturday night in their best offensive showing in six weeks.

July 04, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Will history repeat itself? The US women hope not

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Abby Wambach remembers the date by heart: July 17, 2011.

July 04, 2015 | By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


America celebrates 4th of July

A fast moving thunderstorm that hit Statesboro about 4:30 Saturday afternoon delayed the Firecracker Fest at Mill Creek Park, but didn't dampen the annual celebration of the Fourth of July. By the time the fireworks show started at 9:15, the park was jammed with thousands joining in the giant party for the 239th birthday of the United States.

July 04, 2015 | From staff reports and the Associated Press | Local


Study: Ga. teachers, state workers pay more for health care

ATLANTA - Teachers and state employees in Georgia are paying more for their health care than other public sector employees, according to a new study by the state Department of Community Health.

July 04, 2015 | The Associated Press | Local


Ohio community seeks clues, fights fear after 6 women vanish

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio - The fate of six women - four of them dead, two missing for months - has people on edge in this small southern Ohio city as relatives seek clues, seemingly in vain, to whatever happened to their loved ones.

July 04, 2015 | By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press | Associated Press


Carmike Cinemas catches soccer fever

Sunday evening, the United States Women's National Soccer Team will be gunning for its first World Cup championship since 1999. The Americans will also be out for a bit of revenge as they face Japan, which denied them the world title four years ago in the championship game.

July 03, 2015 | MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Serena escapes, faces sister next

Twice, Serena Williams stood merely two points from a loss at Wimbledon against a British opponent buoyed by a roaring, flag-waving Centre Court crowd.

July 03, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer | Sports


Uribe's HR lifts Teheran, Braves to 2-1 victory Phillies

ATLANTA - Juan Uribe hit a tie-breaking homer in the seventh inning, Julio Teheran delivered another strong home start and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 on Friday night.

July 03, 2015 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Moore elected to GMA board

Statesboro Mayor Jan Moore was elected to the board of directors of the Georgia Municipal Association during the GMA's annual meeting in Savannah June 28.

July 03, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


John Jay: The forgotten founder

KATONAH, N.Y. - The inner circle of founders has been set for as long as anyone can remember - Washington, Jefferson, Adams, Franklin, Hamilton and Madison.

July 03, 2015 | By HILLEL ITALIE AP National Writer | Associated Press


Could insulin pills prevent diabetes?

CHICAGO - For nearly a century, insulin has been a life-saving diabetes treatment. Now scientists are testing a tantalizing question: What if pills containing the same medicine patients inject every day could also prevent the disease?

July 03, 2015 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Local


Economy sees new 'normal'

WASHINGTON - Even after another month of strong hiring in June and a sinking unemployment rate, the U.S. job market just isn't what it used to be.

July 03, 2015 | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER and JOSH BOAK AP Economics Writers | Local


July 3 - Mr. Charles Edward Bland, age 49, died Wednesday at his residence.

Mr. Charles Edward Bland

July 02, 2015 | | Obituaries


Braves walk off with win over Nats

ATLANTA - Cameron Maybin drove in the go-ahead run with a chopper against Max Scherzer that bounced over third base in the ninth inning, lifting the Atlanta Braves to a 2-1 victory over the Washington Nationals on Thursday night.

July 02, 2015 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


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