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Italy starts controversial plan to fingerprint thousands of Gypsies, including children

ROME - Italian authorities have started fingerprinting tens of thousands of Gypsies living in nomad camps across the country - adults and children alike - brushing aside accusations of racism by human rights advocates and international organizations.

July 18, 2008 | By ARIEL DAVID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


German woman’s assisted suicide fuels debate

BERLIN - Bettina Schardt knew that the combination of drugs she drank in the living room of her home in Wuerzburg last week would kill her, and she died alone.

July 18, 2008 | By PATRICK McGROARTY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bushmen denied visas to build mud-huts in Va.

STAUNTON, Va. - Three West African bushmen recruited to build a mud-hut village at the Frontier Culture Museum of Virginia have been denied visas because officials say the men were poor, didn't speak English and failed to convince them that their visit only would be temporary.

July 18, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


China: Dalai Lama must disavow violence

BEIJING - China wants the Dalai Lama to prove he does not support Tibetan independence and disruption of the Beijing Olympics, and told the spiritual leader's two visiting envoys that ''positive actions'' could lead to more talks this year, a state news agency reported Thursday.

July 18, 2008 | By ANITA CHANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Summer Sports Show: Statesboro's racing phenom Ricky McClain tears up the track

Summer Sports Show for Thursday, July 3 - Presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank.

July 18, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Summer Sports Show


Hedge fund scammer tells NY judge he tried suicide

NEW YORK - The hedge fund cheat who tried to fake his own death before going on the lam told a judge Thursday that he really did try to kill himself with a drug overdose the day before he surrendered in Massachusetts.

July 18, 2008 | By LARRY NEUMEISTER Associated Press Writer | National


Mass. pregnancy pact stirs debate over child care

GLOUCESTER, Mass. - The high school where the principal claimed girls formed a pact to get pregnant is one of the few in Massachusetts with a day care center, leading some to wonder whether that sent a message that teen motherhood is OK.

July 17, 2008 | By MELISSA TRUJILLO Associated Press Writer | National


Ga. authorities probe 1946 unsolved lynchings

MONROE, Ga. - Investigators have spent two days digging at a property in northeast Georgia in search of clues advocates hope could lead to finding living suspects in the unsolved lynchings of four people in 1946.

July 17, 2008 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | National


Tenn. inmate released after 22 years on death row

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A former death row inmate was freed from a Nashville prison on Wednesday for the first time in nearly 23 years after an anonymous donor paid his bail.

July 17, 2008 | By ROSE FRENCH Associated Press Writer | National


AP interview: Iranian FM dismisses attack threat

NEW YORK - Iran's foreign minister on Wednesday dismissed talk of a U.S. or Israeli attack against his country, calling the prospect of another war in the Middle East ''craziness.''

July 17, 2008 | By JOHN HEILPRIN Associated Press Writer | National


Review: Banking site MoneyAisle shows promise

BOSTON - MoneyAisle is a free new Web service that makes a bold claim: It says it will maximize the interest rates consumers can get on savings accounts, by running online auctions in which banks bid for consumers' business.

July 17, 2008 | By BRIAN BERGSTEIN AP Technology Writer | National


NY considers help to victims of child prostitution

ALBANY, N.Y. - Tiffany was 12 when her mother died. That was the same year she ran away from her sister's house, lived on the streets for six weeks and met the man who two days later became her pimp.

July 17, 2008 | By VALERIE BAUMAN Associated Press Writer | National


Western govs hope to sway future energy policy

TETON VILLAGE, Wyo. - Citing a lack of federal leadership, the nation's Western governors want to draft a national energy policy they hope will influence the next presidential administration.

July 17, 2008 | By MATT JOYCE Associated Press Writer | National


2008 Firecracker Fest at Mill Creek Friday

The 2008 Firecracker Fest at Mill Creek Regional Park will celebrate the Fourth of July with its annual mix of games, activities and fireworks on Friday from 4-11 p.m.

July 17, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bridge 7/3

In Shakespeare's "Richard II," Lord Salisbury says, "O, call back yesterday, bid time return."

July 17, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


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Bulloch County's 2016 high school valedictorians

Bulloch Academy: William Downs

May 29, 2016 | | Local


Kathy Bradley: To fight a mockingbird

On the slope of the hill, just where the field ends and the woods begin, where the ditch on either side of the road deepens ...

May 29, 2016 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Savannah River becomes first trade route in Ga.

Note: The following is part of a series of columns exploring the use of rivers in the early history of Georgia and Bulloch County.

May 29, 2016 | | Life


Counts-Jones

Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Counts of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Renata Elizabeth of Atlanta, to Marion McWhirter "Mac" Jones, son of ...

May 29, 2016 | | Weddings


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Unconditional love, leadership can change a 'bad' child

True story: I sent one of my more recent books to a radio talk-show host who, in turn, gave it to one of her "readers ...

May 29, 2016 | | Life


Akins-Gilbreth

Mr. and Mrs. Tracy Akins (and Kathy Akins) of Register announce the engagement of their daughter, Samantha Akins of Register, to Cy Gilbreth, son of ...

May 29, 2016 | | Weddings




Everyone wants to win 100th Indy

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Tony Kanaan spent the final practice before the Indianapolis 500 talking to the race track.

May 28, 2016 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Braves win first home series

ATLANTA - Braves interim manager Brian Snitker says Gordon Beckham is "bouncing around like he's a teenager."

May 28, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves




More Atlantic storms predicted for 2016

MIAMI - U.S. government forecasters expect a near-normal Atlantic hurricane season, after three relatively slow years. But they also say climate conditions that influence storm ...

May 27, 2016 | By JENNIFER KAY Associated Press | Local


Delegates in hand, Trump says he has nomination

BISMARCK, N.D. - Triumphantly armed with a majority of his party's delegates, Republican Donald Trump unleashed a broadside attack Thursday on Hillary Clinton's ...

May 26, 2016 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER and JILL COLVIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Social Security: Many opt in early

CHICAGO - Taking Social Security benefits early comes with a price, yet more than 4 in 10 Americans who are 50 and over say they'll ...

May 26, 2016 | By ADAM ALLINGTON For The Associated Press | Associated Press


‘Missing Man Table’ honors fallen veterans

For almost a decade, Vandy's Restaurant in the Statesboro Mall has provided a meal to veterans on Memorial Day. This year, however, the restaurant ...

May 26, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local




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