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Ga. NAACP calls for investigation into ’Barbie bandits’ sentences

MARIETTA, Ga. - The head of the Georgia NAACP is calling for a state investigation into the sentences given in the so-called ''Barbie bandits'' bank theft case.

April 23, 2008 | The Associated Press | National

Security tightened as San Francisco girds for protests along Olympic torch relay

SAN FRANCISCO - Security was tightened on the Golden Gate Bridge and elsewhere around the city Tuesday as officials prepared for massive protests of China's crackdown in Tibet during the Olympic torch's only North American stop on its journey to Beijing.

April 23, 2008 | By JULIANA BARBASSA and MARCUS WOHLSEN Associated Press Writer | National

Local Roundup: Former Eagle Price wins Nationwide tourney

LIVERMORE, Calif. - One year after finishing tied for second place in the same 2007 Nationwide Tour event, Georgia Southern alum Aron Price (2002-05) now stands as the 2008 Livermore Valley Wine Country Champion, marking his first career Nationwide title since turning pro in 2005.

April 23, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports

Diamond Eagles cork Dolphins

Chris Shehan (Strasburg, PA/Lampeter-Strasburg) tied a Georgia Southern record for walks in a game and Griffin Benedict (Dunwoody/St. Pius) matched his career-high RBI and hit totals as the Eagles defeated Jacksonville 12-6 Tuesday night (April 8) at J.I. Clements Stadium. Georgia Southern (17-14 overall) snapped a four-game losing streak.

April 23, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern

SHS student wins state essay contest

John Hunter Bowen was looking for a bigger challenge when he transferred to Statesboro High School last year.

April 23, 2008 | By ROGER ALLEN | Local

Expert backs Ohio lethal injection procedures, says inmates receive 2-hour dose of anesthetic

ELYRIA, Ohio - Ohio's process of execution is not inhumane, and includes enough anesthetic to knock out an average inmate for two hours, an expert testified Tuesday.

April 23, 2008 | By JOE MILICIA Associated Press Writer | National

Study finds gap between editors and readers in ground rules for online conversations

NEW YORK - Newspaper readers agree with editors on the basics of what makes good journalism, but they are more apt to want looser rules for online conversations, a new study on news credibility has found.

April 23, 2008 | By ANICK JESDANUN AP Internet Writer | National

German polar bear cub ‘‘Flocke’’ makes her debut in Nuremberg

BERLIN - Never mind the burly polar bear Knut, here's the cute new cub Flocke.

April 23, 2008 | By DAVID RISING Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Astrograph 4/9

Being a bit more restless than usual might work to your benefit in the year ahead. Instead of sitting on your duff and taking things as they come, you will search for outlets that will bring the success you're seeking.

April 23, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break

Ask Dr. Gott 4/9

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am an 82-year-old woman. I have a very puzzling problem. Since June 2007, I have had a small amount of drainage from my right breast. I saw a breast surgeon, who took a sample and ordered a blood analysis. I was told unless there was blood in the fluid, there was only about a 10 percent chance that the drainage was caused by cancer.

April 23, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break

Studio Statesboro Vodcast

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Monday, April 7, 2008

April 22, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer | Local

California salmon collapse could lead to unprecedented shutdown to protect stocks

SAN FRANCISCO - The stunning collapse of one of the West Coast's biggest wild salmon runs has prompted even cash-strapped fishermen to call for an unprecedented shutdown of salmon fishing off the coasts of California and Oregon.

April 22, 2008 | By TERENCE CHEA Associated Press Writer | National

Yahoo says current Microsoft bid undervalues Yahoo, but not opposed to better deal

SEATTLE - Internet icon Yahoo Inc., under pressure of a three-week deadline from Microsoft to accept its $41 billion buyout bid, said Monday it doesn't oppose a deal with the world's largest software maker but wants a better offer.

April 22, 2008 | By JESSICA MINTZ AP Technology Writer | National

New Jersey lawmakers poised to offer 6 weeks of paid leave to workers caring for relatives

TRENTON, N.J. - New Jersey may be poised to become the third state to require companies to offer six weeks of paid leave to workers wishing to care for a new child or sick relative.

April 22, 2008 | By TOM HESTER Jr. Associated Press Writer | National

HEALTHBEAT: Deadly skin cancer illustrates struggle to research rare diseases

WASHINGTON - The deadliest form of skin cancer is a little-studied type you've probably never heard of. After he died, Martin Whatley's classic rock 'n' roll guitar became his last weapon against it.

April 22, 2008 | By LAUREN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Washington

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Holiday shoppers get a head start

NEW YORK - Black Friday used to kick off the holiday shopping season, but now that day has taken a backseat to Thanksgiving Day. Still, retailers ...

November 26, 2015 | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer | Associated Press

Turkey, parades, heavy security

NEW YORK - Americans paused Thursday to celebrate their blessings despite terrorism fears and racial tensions over fatal police shootings across the country. A record number ...

November 26, 2015 | By KAREN MATTHEWS Associated Press | Associated Press

Plenty for Panthers to prove this year

Coming off an 87-73 loss in the Elite Eight round of the state playoffs, this year's Portal Panthers basketball team won't have the ...

November 26, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN | Prep Sports 360

Listen to the message from God

Parousia, eschatology, antinomianism, deontology, existentialism ... a lot of words that probably don't mean diddly - a technical term - to most of us. Now, if we ...

November 26, 2015 | Dr. John Bressler | Columnists/Editorials

Mall stores must open on Thanksgiving

NEW YORK - Some big retailers face scrutiny for opening on Thanksgiving, but many small stores have no choice.

November 24, 2015 | By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG AP Business Writer | Associated Press

Don't let airlines lose your luggage this holiday season

NEW YORK - Heading into winter, fliers should take extra precautions with their checked luggage - December and January are traditionally the worst months for lost bags.

November 24, 2015 | By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG AP Business Writer | Associated Press

GOP readies next assault on health care law, Planned Parenthood

WASHINGTON - Congressional Republicans hope a post-Thanksgiving drive to obliterate President Barack Obama's health care law and block Planned Parenthood's federal funds will spotlight ...

November 24, 2015 | By ALAN FRAM Associated Press | Associated Press

US traffic deaths rise sharply

DETROIT - After declining for most of the past decade, traffic deaths spiked 8 percent in the first half of this year, prompting a call from ...

November 24, 2015 | By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer | Associated Press

SEB can't contain Knights

Southeast Bulloch started off strong, but couldn't finish in a 48-28 loss to Windsor Forest on the second night of the Ladies Night Out ...

November 24, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN | Prep Sports 360

NCAA committee delays plan to fill bowls with losing teams

The NCAA football oversight committee will wait until next week to complete a plan for matching sub-.500 teams with bowls if there are not ...

November 24, 2015 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports

Marshall brothers caught in middle of UGA-GT rivalry

ATHENS, Ga. - The Georgia-Georgia Tech rivalry this year will feature a Thanksgiving feast that brings opposing players to the same dinner table.

November 24, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports

Outdoor Life: Rabbit season an opportunity to hear some 'Hound Music'

The season for hunting rabbits opens this month and runs through late February. Pursuing this wily critter of the outdoors has been a passion of ...

November 24, 2015 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports

Georgia Tech hopes to end bad season on high note

ATLANTA (AP) - Paul Johnson has heard Georgia Tech fans say the Yellow Jackets' record doesn't matter as long as they beat in-state rival Georgia.

November 23, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Georgia Tech

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