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Severed heads, abandoned babies, gangster shootouts spur rethinking of ’safe’ Japan

TOKYO - A mother beheaded by her son. A baby who suffocated after being stuffed by his parents in the baggage compartment of a motorbike while they went gambling. A murderous shooting spree during a hostage standoff.

June 02, 2007 | By HANS GREIMEL Associated Press Writer | Nation


U.S. cracking down on smugglers who bring Cubans to Florida

MIAMI - A man signaled with a flashlight in the early July morning as his pregnant wife and 30 other Cubans huddled along the coast of Matanzas, Cuba. A speedy fishing boat pulled close to shore and two smugglers loaded the group aboard.

June 02, 2007 | By LAURA WIDES-MUNOZ Associated Press Writer | Nation


Across the bitterest divide, a Jewish American veteran and a German have a different face-off

BERCHTESGADEN, Germany - Jewish American veteran Shep Waldman knew exactly what he would do when he came face to face with the former enemy at the Eagle's Nest, Hitler's mountain retreat.

June 02, 2007 | By RAF CASERT Associated Press Writer | Nation


Smith-Harrell

Thernell and Beverly Smith of Statesboro would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Tamara Nicole Smith of Statesboro, to William Wardell Harrell, son of William E. Collins of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Artie Harrell of Atlanta.

June 02, 2007 | | Wedding Planner


Thinking of God by Larry Sheehy

Language is really interesting - and important. Communication is enhanced by the use of words and phrases used to verbally describe mental pictures for us. In this way, we can "see" what others are saying. Sometimes the same word picture is used in different contexts. But, because we're familiar with its usage, it's not confusing.

June 02, 2007 | By LARRY SHEEHY | Lifestyles Columnists


Bulloch History with Roger Allen

Englishman John Abbott was nuts about bugs. As a child, his parents noticed that wherever he went, he wanted to catch and then draw the biggest and the most unusual insects, no matter what kind. Born on either May 31st or June 1st of 1751, he was soon apprenticed to the famous artist and engraver Jacob Bonneau in his London, England, studio. As his skill increased, he eventually got the attention of Dru Drury of the Royal Society of Entomologists, whom he convinced to pay for him to travel to the "New World." In July of 1773, he set sail ...

June 02, 2007 | By ROGER ALLEN | Lifestyles Columnists


The Answer Doc with Dr. Christopher Munger, M.D.

As summer nears, I have been seeing more and more people out and about in sandals or walking barefoot in their yards. Most people look at bare feet and think of freedom or warm weather. I see people going barefoot and the first thing that comes to mind is diabetes.

June 02, 2007 | By DR. CHRISTOPHER MUNGER | Lifestyles Columnists


Braves rained out; Play doubleheader Saturday

June 02, 2007 | By HOWARD ULMAN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hamlin heads into All-Star race with new crew

June 02, 2007 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Altman-Newland

Arrangements for the wedding of Jana Altman and David Newland have been finalized.

June 02, 2007 | | Wedding Planner


Eagles collapse in Cullowhee

June 02, 2007 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Gorilla escapes from enclosure at Rotterdam zoo, injures 4 people, causes panic

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands - A 400-pound gorilla escaped from his enclosure and ran amok in a Rotterdam zoo Friday, biting one woman, dragging her around, and causing panic among dozens of visitors before he was finally subdued, officials and a witness said.

June 02, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Police Report - May 19

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.

June 02, 2007 | From staff reports | Crime Report


Thomas-Murphy

Lindsey Ann Thomas and Timothy Daniel Murphy were united in marriage on Saturday, May 19, 2007, at the Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill, N.C.. The Rev. Dr. John Wesley Bressler of Statesboro performed the 6:30 p.m. double ring ceremony in the courtyard of the Inn.

June 02, 2007 | | Wedding Planner


Whitaker-Howard

Laura Leigh Whitaker and Andrew James Howard were united in marriage at half past six in the evening on Saturday, May 19, 2007. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Dr. Charles Patrick Adams, cousin of the bride, at Statesboro First United Methodist Church.

June 02, 2007 | | Wedding Planner


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4 French journalists held hostage in Syria freed

PARIS - Four French journalists held hostage in Syria for 10 months have been released, officials said Saturday, the latest batch of reporters to be freed in what has become the world's deadliest conflict for the media.

April 19, 2014 | By DIAA HADID and ELAINE GANLEY Associated Press | World


Everest avalanche a reminder of risks Sherpas face

KATMANDU, Nepal - The rescuers moved quickly, just minutes after the first block of ice tore loose from Mount Everest and started an avalanche that roared down the mountain, ripping through teams of guides hauling gear.

April 19, 2014 | By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA & TIM SULLIVAN Associated Press | World


Boston prepares for huge wave of marathon visitors

BOSTON - With an expanded field of runners and the memory of last year's bombings elevating interest in one of the world's great races, the 2014 Boston Marathon could bring an unprecedented wave of visitors and an influx of tourism dollars to the area.

April 19, 2014 | By PHILIP MARCELO Associated Press | World


Delay won't quell 2014 wrangling over Keystone XL

WASHINGTON - Democrats sweating this year's elections may be hoping that the Obama administration's latest delay to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline takes a politically fraught issue off the table for the midterms.

April 19, 2014 | By JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press | World




Harang pulled with no-hitter, Braves beat Mets 6-0

NEW YORK - Aaron Harang threw no-hit ball for seven innings but was pulled after 121 pitches, and reliever Luis Avilan gave up David Wright's two-out single in the eighth as the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 6-0 Friday night.

April 18, 2014 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Blue Devils sweep region meet

On a gloomy day at Cross Creek High School in Augusta, Statesboro's track and field squads held off Mother Nature and the rest of Region 3-AAAA with region championships for both the girls -who secured their sixth consecutive region crown - and the boys.

April 18, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Choi leads rainy day at Heritage

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - K.J. Choi's early tee time and quick start moved him to the top of the rain-delayed RBC Heritage on Friday.

April 18, 2014 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Statesboro welcomes 14 teams to GSU course

Statesboro's golf squads will wrap up their regular seasons today as they host the Blue Devil Classic at the Georgia Southern University Golf Course at Noon.

April 18, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


No bigger playoff underdog than the sub-.500 Hawks

ATLANTA - There's no bigger long shot in the NBA playoffs than the Atlanta Hawks.

April 18, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Local Roundup: GSU baseball game against Samford postponed

The Friday series opener between the Georgia Southern Eagles and the Samford Bulldogs has been postponed due to rain.

April 18, 2014 | From staff reports | Georgia Southern


Nadal loses in quarterfinals in Monte Carlo

PARIS - Rafael Nadal's mastery of the Monte Carlo clay courts seems to be over.

April 18, 2014 | By JEROME PUGMIRE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Captain of sunken South Korean ferry arrested

MOKPO, South Korea - The captain of a sunken South Korean ferry was arrested Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need, as investigators looked into whether his evacuation order came too late to save lives. Two crew members were also arrested, a prosecutor said.

April 18, 2014 | By FOSTER KLUG and YOUKYUNG LEE Associated Press | World


‘The kid with the Mohawk’

A family that runs together … collects many tennis shoes and wins lots of medals. The Smith family, of Collins, has plenty of both.

April 18, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Brown-Kittrell

Lillian Akers Brown of Statesboro and James Michael and Mariana Brown of Chatsworth, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Katherine Brown of Statesboro, to Nathaniel Taylor Kittrell, son of Charlie Tull Kittrell Jr. and Debbie Harper Kittrell of Waynesboro, Ga.

April 18, 2014 | | Weddings


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