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Supreme Court upholds New York’s system of choosing trial judges

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court unanimously upheld New York's unique system of choosing trial judges Wednesday, setting aside critics' concerns that political party bosses control the system.

January 31, 2008 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


FMB AOTW: Jackson steps up for Statesboro

Mario Jackson isn't a superstar quite yet. Frankly, that's the way he likes it.

January 31, 2008 | From staff reports | Sports


Bush exempts Navy from environmental law to continue military exercises off California coast

WASHINGTON - President Bush exempted the Navy from an environmental law so it can continue using sonar in its anti-submarine warfare training off the California coast - a practice critics say is harmful to whales and other marine mammals.

January 31, 2008 | By PAULINE JELINEK Associated Press Writer | Washington


As Suharto hovers near death, Indonesians ask whether it’s time to forgive

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Ten years ago, Amien Rais led thousands of demonstrators chanting ''Hang Suharto!'' to the halls of parliament, where they demanded the resignation of a man widely regarded as one of the most brutal and corrupt leaders of the 20th century.

January 31, 2008 | By ROBIN McDOWELL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


AP IMPACT: Many kids spend year or more with teacher subs, hurting learning

WASHINGTON - A year is a long time in a child's education, the time it can take to learn cursive writing or beginning algebra. It's also how much time kids can spend with substitute teachers from kindergarten through high school - time that's all but lost for learning.

January 31, 2008 | By NANCY ZUCKERBROD AP Education Writer | National


Congress’ food fight threatens emergency aid for millions in need around the world

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration is fighting congressional efforts to slash the amount of emergency food aid the United States provides around the world, saying the cuts could hurt up to 8 million people in dire need.

January 31, 2008 | By MATTHEW LEE and MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press Writer | Washington


Perdue pushes tax cuts for property and car owners

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue proposed a $21.4 billion budget plan Wednesday that would trim taxes for Georgians who own cars or property, place more state troopers on the highways and devote money to bolstering the drought-stricken state's water supply.

January 31, 2008 | By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press Writer | National


Transportation panel urges gas tax increase of up to 40 cents per gallon to fix roadways

WASHINGTON - Federal gasoline taxes should be increased up to 40 cents per gallon over five years, a divided special commission urged Tuesday in calling for drastic changes to fix aging bridges and roads and reduce traffic deaths.

January 30, 2008 | By HOPE YEN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Michigan voters cast ballots in tight GOP presidential primary race

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. - John McCain sought to keep his momentum going strong. Mitt Romney looked to keep his candidacy afloat. And Mike Huckabee simply wanted to keep defying expectations.

January 30, 2008 | By GLEN JOHNSON and LIZ SIDOTI | Campaign 2008


GAO says figures in administration’s September ’benchmark’ report were unreliable

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration, in its last so-called Iraq ''benchmark'' report, used questionable financial data to assert that the Baghdad government was making progress in managing its budget, a new study says.

January 30, 2008 | By PAULINE JELINEK Associated Press Writer | Washington


Police Report - December 16

(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.)

January 30, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Explosion in Beirut targets US Embassy vehicle; at least 3 Lebanese killed

BEIRUT, Lebanon - An explosion targeted a U.S. Embassy vehicle Tuesday in northern Beirut, killing at least three Lebanese and injuring an American bystander and a local embassy employee, U.S. and Lebanese officials said.

January 30, 2008 | By ZEINA KARAM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Justices rule against investors in important securities fraud case

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled against investors who sue businesses for scheming to manipulate stock prices of publicly traded companies.

January 30, 2008 | By PETE YOST Associated Press Writer | Washington


Genital mutilations reported being used as ’weapon of war’ in Kenya’s postelection violence

NAIROBI, Kenya - For two terrifying hours, the woman crouched inside her shop, watching as a gang attacked five men in the street, pulled down their trousers and sliced their genitals with rusty machetes.

January 30, 2008 | By ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY and JOHN HEILPRIN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


British Airways unveils its new terminal at Heathrow

LONDON - British Airways showed off its new terminal at Heathrow Airport on Tuesday, a light-flooded, gleaming white modern facility with some of the latest technology, a first-class lounge with a cinema and a five-story-high wall of windows offering a view of Windsor Castle.

January 30, 2008 | By THOMAS WAGNER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Mother of Georgia man killed by police denies he was armed

SAVANNAH - The mother of a handcuffed man killed by police said Monday she doesn't believe investigators' findings that her son was armed with a gun, and she suspects a cover-up to protect the officer who shot him five times.

March 02, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Associated Press


New medical marijuana bill in Senate stricter than House's

ATLANTA - A senator said Monday that he has filed a new bill to legalize medicinal marijuana in Georgia that would avoid legal problems that could arise under the House version, which passed overwhelmingly last week.

March 02, 2015 | By BILL HENDRICK Associated Press | Associated Press


Statesboro Herald still seeks nominations for Deen Day Smith Awards

Nominations are being accepted for the 2015 Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards.

March 02, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Portal-area man dies in head-on collision

A Portal-area man was killed Saturday morning in a two-car accident on Georgia Highway 119.

March 02, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Netanyahu: Iran nuclear deal threatens Israel's security

WASHINGTON - Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu insisted Monday that his plans to address Congress are not aimed at disrespecting President Barack Obama, even as he assailed the U.S. leader's bid for a nuclear deal with Iran as a threat to his country's survival.

March 02, 2015 | By JULIE PACE and ARON HELLER Associated Press | Associated Press


Georgia woman seeks to delay death for husband's murder

ATLANTA - The only woman on Georgia's death row will become the first female to be executed in 70 years in the state Monday unless the U.S. Supreme Court or the state parole board steps in with a last-minute reprieve.

March 02, 2015 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Associated Press


Living with Children with John Rosemond: Why teen mental health has worsened

In the 1960s, child and teen mental health and behavior problems began an alarming rise that has continued to the present. In 1970, one of my grad school professors proposed that this trend could be explained with the flight-or-fight principle (i.e. in response to perceived threat, a person is inclined to either flee or stand and fight).

March 01, 2015 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Vidalia Onion Committee announces culinary contest

The Vidalia Onion Committee announces the Fourth Annual Golden Onion culinary competition on April 26 in conjunction with the Vidalia Onion Festival. The competition is open to all professional chefs in Georgia.

March 01, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Alberson-Ellis

Mr. and Mrs. Osey Fail Jr. of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Kayla Brooke Alberson of Statesboro, to John Marc Grayson Ellis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Grayson Ellis.

March 01, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Weddings


Poulter, Casey share lead at rain-delayed Honda Classic

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - Ian Poulter didn't realize he had a three-shot lead in the Honda Classic, only that he was playing well enough to feel like he was in control of his game and the tournament.

March 01, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Deadline to sign up for marketing workshop is Monday at 6 p.m.

Mike Blinder is a successful small business owner and multimedia consultant and one of his favorite things to do is share his experience and expertise in marketing.

March 01, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Jimmie Johnson pulls away for another Atlanta Sprint Cup win

HAMPTON, Ga. - The season just started. The calendar hasn't even turned to spring. Yet Jimmie Johnson has all but wrapped up a shot at his record-tying seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup title.

March 01, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Public paycheck? Likely climbing if you're connected to Deal

ATLANTA - Many of Gov. Nathan Deal's top aides and senior executive branch officials got raises for 2015 that will far exceed what most teachers and state workers can expect in coming year.

March 01, 2015 | From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Associated Press


Two-time champion: Statesboro dog owner takes home 2nd Best of Breed title

For the second year in a row, Lynn Vogel walked away with a Best of Breed title at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, held at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

March 01, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Correspondent | Local


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender: March is a month of merriment

With the rainbow of colors on recent weather maps and the shuttered doors of schools just hours north of here, it's difficult to imagine that March pledges shamrocks and springtime. But promise it does, at least on the calendar. Watch for leprechauns, greenery and Irish dances the first part of the month and delight in the early spring offerings toward the end. Look for every shade of green imaginable when new buds and fresh leaves make their appearances after a long winter's nap. Enjoy the hues and colors of springtime with lawns that awaken and trees and flowers ...

March 01, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


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