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Attacks on lawmakers’ pet projects don’t quench the thirst for them

WASHINGTON - New ethics rules designed to cleanse spending bills of questionable pet projects have done little to quench lawmakers' thirst for them. Demand is up and the battle for them is as fierce as ever.

September 14, 2007 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | Nation


Report: Va. Tech could have saved lives by notifying students faster; parent calls for firings

RICHMOND, Va. - Virginia Tech's president, facing calls for his ouster, defended his university's response to the nation's deadliest school shooting, saying Thursday that officials couldn't have known the gunman would attack twice.

September 14, 2007 | By KRISTEN GELINEAU Associated Press Writer | Nation


Justice Department investigating whether resigning Gonzales misled Congress

WASHINGTON - The Justice Department said Thursday it is investigating whether Attorney General Alberto Gonzales lied or otherwise misled Congress last month in sworn testimony about the Bush administration's domestic terrorist spying program.

September 14, 2007 | By LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Ask Dr. Gott 8/31

DEAR DR. GOTT: A few weeks ago, I started your diet to lose weight by eliminating flour and sugar. Initially, I lost 20 pounds, but lately I have not lost any additional weight. Could you please let me know what I can do to lose additional weight? I am 87 years old and do not walk. The only exercise I get is riding a recumbent bike four times a week. Each time I ride the bike, it takes approximately 20 minutes.

September 14, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Police Report - August 31

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.

September 14, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Most say US consumers, companies, government share blame for Chinese product safety problem

WASHINGTON - Most Americans say the United States itself bears at least some blame for the rash of unsafe products from China, according to an Associated Press-Ipsos poll released Thursday.

September 14, 2007 | By ALAN FRAM Associated Press Writer | Nation


Report citing little political progress in Iraq draws criticism from White House, Pentagon

WASHINGTON - An independent assessment concluding that Iraq has made little political progress in recess months despite an influx of U.S. troops drew fierce pushback from the White House on Thursday and provided fresh ammunition for Democrats who want to bring troops home.

September 14, 2007 | By ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press Writer | Nation


Willow Hill School Reunion Celebrates the Past and Prepares for the Future

Alumni and friends of Willow Hill School in Portal will be gathering on the grounds of Willow Hill Saturday and Sunday for a reunion.

September 14, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Kiwanis Club permitted to hold fair parade through downtown Statesboro

Statesboro Police Chief Stan York gave the Statesboro Kiwanis Club the OK Thursday to hold the annual fair parade through downtown Statesboro, presenting the parade permit to club president Horace Harrell and fair chairman Darrell Colson.

September 14, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Local


Bush assures hurricane-ravaged New Orleans: ‘We’re still paying attention’

NEW ORLEANS - President Bush commemorated Hurricane Katrina's devastating blow Wednesday with a somber moment of silence. Across town, in a symbol of a federal-city divide that persists two years after the killer storm, New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin marked the levee-breach moment with bell-ringing.

September 13, 2007 | By JENNIFER LOVEN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Commanders in Iraq request energy beam weapon; concern it could be seen as torture

WASHINGTON - Saddam Hussein had been gone just a few weeks, and U.S. forces in Fallujah, west of Baghdad, were already being called unwelcome invaders. One of the first big anti-American protests of the war escalated into shootouts that left 18 Iraqis dead and 78 wounded.

September 13, 2007 | By RICHARD LARDNER Associated Press Writer | Nation


As Greek wildfires recede, rising anger threatens government heading into elections

ATHENS, Greece - Cooling temperatures and lighter winds on Wednesday helped thousands of firefighters control wildfires that have ravaged Greece in the past week and killed at least 64 people.

September 13, 2007 | By PATRICK QUINN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Dear Abby 8/30

DEAR ABBY: I am one of your male readers, and I'm going into my second year of high school. Last year was the best year ever. Ever since school ended, though, I keep having this dream that I'm in the last days of the year, and I feel this sense of stress and urgency.

September 13, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Bridge 8/30

Your partner opens with a weak two-bid in a suit. What does it mean if you respond in a new suit at the minimum level?

September 13, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Bridge 8/29

This week, we are studying pre-emptive opening bids. First, look only at the North hand. Your partner opens a disciplined weak two hearts, showing a decent six-card suit (one headed by at least two of the top three or three of the top five honors), 5-10 high-card points, and no side four-card major or void. After West passes, what would you do?

September 13, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


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That time of year again for Statesboro Blue Devils

Putting answers next to preseason question marks and replacing departed seniors is an annual exercise for high school football teams everywhere.

July 28, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Former Georgia runner dies in car accident

CORDELE - Former University of Georgia 400-meter standout Torrin Lawrence died Monday morning in a car accident as he made his way home to Jacksonville, Florida. He was 25.

July 28, 2014 | The Associated Press | UGA


US fuming over Israeli criticism of Kerry

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration pushed back strongly Monday at a torrent of Israeli criticism over Secretary of State John Kerry's latest bid to secure a cease-fire with Hamas, accusing some in Israel of launching a "misinformation campaign" against the top American diplomat.

July 28, 2014 | By MATTHEW LEE and JULIE PACE Associated Press | Nation


Santana, Gattis blow away San Diego Padres

ATLANTA - Ervin Santana knew in the very first inning his slider would be tough to hit.

July 28, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Trufant, Alford step into Atlanta defense leadership roles

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons need new leadership on defense, and coach Mike Smith says second-year cornerbacks Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford fit the job description perfectly.

July 28, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


In the Pits: Gordon on pace for title after Brickyard win

Long before Jimmie Johnson arrived on the NASCAR scene, Jeff Gordon was the fastest thing on wheels.

July 28, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Sack Co.: 1 million hours and counting

H.A. Sack Co., Inc. just celebrated going more than one million hours without a lost time injury.

July 28, 2014 | | Business


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - 'You have cancer' changes your priorities

Today, 12 years ago, my life's priorities changed dramatically when my wife's doctor uttered three words, "you have cancer."

July 28, 2014 | | Local


Medicare's own health looking better, report says

WASHINGTON - Medicare's financial future is looking brighter despite a growing wave of baby boomers reaching retirement.

July 28, 2014 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press | Nation


SC mom's arrest sparks child care debate

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Plenty of working parents can relate to the dilemma Debra Harrell faced when her 9-year-old daughter asked to play unsupervised in a park this summer. How do you find the time and money for child care when school is out?

July 28, 2014 | By JEFFREY COLLINS Associated Press | Nation


Manning-Lipsey

Plans have been finalized for the wedding of Christine Anne Manning and Jeffrey Allen Lipsey.

July 27, 2014 | | Weddings


Mr. & Mrs. Clay Oldham

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July 27, 2014 | | Weddings


Carter-Oldham

We are pleased to announce the engagement of Kimberly Hope Carter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter and Kimberly Deal of Statesboro and the late Mr. Duane Eric Carter of Augusta, to Brooks Aaron Oldham, son of Mr. Steve Oldham of Fayetteville, Georgia, and the late Mrs. Judy Todd Oldham.

July 27, 2014 | | Weddings


US: Russia has fired rockets into Ukraine

WASHINGTON - Stepping up pressure on Moscow, the U.S. on Sunday released satellite images it says show that rockets have been fired from Russia into neighboring eastern Ukraine and that heavy artillery for separatists has crossed the border.

July 27, 2014 | By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press | World


Area campers R.E.A.D.Y. for success

Lives were changed during the seventh annual R.E.A.D.Y. 2000 Inc. Summer Enrichment Camp, held last month at the W.W. Mann Center and The Body of Christ Assembly, Inc.

July 27, 2014 | By JOHN B. LATSON Special to the Herald | Life


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