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Shell shuts down Nigerian oil field after attack

LAGOS, Nigeria - Royal Dutch Shell said it shut down production from an offshore oil field that produces about 200,000 barrels per day after the most powerful militant group in Nigeria launched an attack on an installation there Thursday.

July 04, 2008 | By EDWARD HARRIS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraq nears first major oil service deals

BAGHDAD - Iraq is close to signing oil service deals with several major Western oil companies in an effort to boost its output capacity, the country's oil ministry said Thursday - the first major Iraqi contracts with big Western companies since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion.

July 04, 2008 | By SINAN SALAHEDDIN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Zimbabwe opposition reports 4 activists killed

HARARE, Zimbabwe - Four opposition party activists were killed and three homes firebombed near the capital as militants linked to the ruling party and army continued a campaign of intimidation ahead of a runoff election, the opposition said Thursday.

July 04, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bridge 6/20

Dan Rather said, "Americans will put up with anything as long as it doesn't block traffic."

July 04, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 6/20

There is a strong possibility that you will form several new associations with people with whom you share much in common, both personally and professionally. These beneficial unions will produce unique rewards for all involved.

July 04, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 6/20

DEAR DR. GOTT: I never fail to read your column in my newspaper for your good advice, although your column about niacin being an excellent choice for a nonprescription treatment for cholesterol was rather confusing to me.

July 04, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Small towns suffer big losses as rivers rise

OAKVILLE, Iowa - Neighbors helped neighbors push back the floodwaters seething toward tiny towns along the Mississippi River Tuesday as President Bush began his first tour of the damage.

July 04, 2008 | By ALLEN G. BREED AP National Writer | National


Court limits employer access to worker messages

SAN FRANCISCO - A federal appeals court has made it more difficult for employers to snoop legally on e-mails and text messages their workers send from company accounts.

July 04, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Charges at Bear Stearns linked to subprime debacle

NEW YORK - Two former Bear Stearns managers were arrested Thursday on securities fraud and other charges linked to the collapse of a hedge fund that bet heavily on subprime mortgages before the market collapsed, federal authorities said.

July 04, 2008 | By TOM HAYS Associated Press Writer | National


Obama backs Barrow in congressional primary

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Barack Obama has recorded a radio ad supporting U.S. Rep. John Barrow in his Democratic primary race against a state lawmaker - a surprising endorsement aimed at helping the white incumbent win crucial black votes next month.

July 04, 2008 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press Writer | National


Dear Abby 6/20

DEAR ABBY: I work in the personnel office of a municipality. We will soon be hiring new staff for the school system, and each year I am amazed by some of the behavior I see. Allow me to offer a few tips for new hires in ANY business.

July 04, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Gaza truce takes hold, skepticism abounds

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Guns went quiet as a six-month truce between Israel and Gaza Strip militants took effect early Thursday, but there was widespread skepticism about its ability to hold.

July 04, 2008 | By IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Cuban immigrants reach Texas after being snatched by gunmen in Mexico

MEXICO CITY - Mexican officials said Thursday that at least 18 Cubans have reached Texas more than a week after masked gunmen hijacked an immigration bus in southern Mexico and seized them.

July 04, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Afghan official: Taliban routed near Kandahar

ARGHANDAB, Afghanistan - A swift offensive by Afghan and NATO forces has driven Taliban militants from a strategic group of villages outside southern Afghanistan's largest city and killed 56 insurgents, Afghan officials said Thursday.

July 04, 2008 | By NOOR KHAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bush gets firsthand look at flooded Iowa cities

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - With the painful lessons of Hurricane Katrina still in mind, President Bush on Thursday opened an inspection tour of Midwest flooding that has forced tens of thousands of people to flee their homes across six states.

July 04, 2008 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | National


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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


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


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


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


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


Bulloch County's 2016 high school valedictorians

Bulloch Academy: William Downs

May 27, 2016 | | Life


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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