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Death penalty possible in Vermont sex-kidnap

BURLINGTON, Vt. - Federal prosecutors have filed kidnapping charges that carry the death penalty against a Vermont man whose 12-year-old niece was found dead near his home.

July 18, 2008 | By DAVE GRAM Associated Press Writer | National


3 hostages rescued in Colombia return to US

LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE, Texas - Three American hostages rescued from leftist guerrillas in Colombia were back in the United States Thursday, more than five years after their plane went down in rebel-held jungle.

July 18, 2008 | By ELIZABETH WHITE Associated Press Writer | National


ECB raises key rate to 4.25 percent

FRANKFURT, Germany - Wary of higher energy and commodity prices, the European Central Bank raised its benchmark interest rate Thursday by a quarter percentage point to 4.25 percent, a move it hopes will help curtail rising inflation in the 15 countries that use the euro.

July 18, 2008 | By GEORGE FREY AP Business Writer | Associated Press


Call to reroute Jerusalem barrier following attack

JERUSALEM - Israel should cut off outlying Arab neighborhoods from Jerusalem, Israel's vice premier proposed Thursday, the day after a Palestinian construction worker from one of these districts went on a deadly rampage in the city's center.

July 18, 2008 | By JOSEF FEDERMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Employers cut jobs for sixth straight month

WASHINGTON - Employers cut payrolls by 62,000 in June, the sixth straight month of nationwide job losses, underscoring the economy's fragile state. The unemployment rate held steady at 5.5 percent.

July 18, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


Studio Statesboro Vodcast

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Thursday, July 03, 2008

July 18, 2008 | mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Police Report - July 4

(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.)

July 18, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Mongolian capital calm after post-election riots

ULAN BATOR, Mongolia - Military vehicles withdrew from streets as life in Mongolia's capital largely returned to normal Thursday just days after rioting sparked by an electoral dispute left five people dead.

July 18, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Lesson learned, Poles get tough over US missiles

WARSAW, Poland - Not so long ago, the U.S. enjoyed something akin to a mythical status in Poland. Ronald Reagan was a hero, the dollar was king and Washington was a trusted guardian against Russia.

July 18, 2008 | By VANESSA GERA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bridge 7/4

Regular readers will know that on July 4, 1776, four of the declaration signatories repaired to a quiet room to play a game remarkably similar to present-day bridge. After two rubbers, Thomas Jefferson was well ahead. On the first board of the third rubber, John Adams made seven hearts with 150 honors. On the second, Adams went down in a four-spade contract he could have made with the aid of a scissors coup. On the third deal, Jefferson made four hearts with a dentist's coup. This was the fourth deal.

July 18, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 7/4

In the year ahead, you are likely to be attracted to progressive individuals who are in tune with the times. Any new association you make will fit this bill, and one or two could become close friends.

July 18, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 7/4

DEAR DR. GOTT: I have a lot of health problems. One is polymyalgia, which makes me stiff and in a lot of pain. I've taken prednisone, but the side effects were terrible, so I stopped that drug.

July 18, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 7/4

DEAR ABBY: I'm a high school student in the top 2 percent of my class. I'm heavily involved in extracurricular activities. I don't give my mom much to worry about, but she is always "concerned."

July 18, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Rates on 30-year mortgages drop to 6.35 percent

WASHINGTON - Rates on 30-year mortgages, which had been rising for five straight weeks, posted a decline this week as signals from the Federal Reserve eased worries about imminent rate increases.

July 18, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Italy starts controversial plan to fingerprint thousands of Gypsies, including children

ROME - Italian authorities have started fingerprinting tens of thousands of Gypsies living in nomad camps across the country - adults and children alike - brushing aside accusations of racism by human rights advocates and international organizations.

July 18, 2008 | By ARIEL DAVID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Eagles get 'rowed'

KALAMAZOO, MI - Georgia Southern ran all over Western Michigan at Paulson Stadium last season.

September 25, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Georgia Southern lost to a better team, and that's okay

Sure wish you had Justin Thomas in that game last night, huh Twitter trolls?

September 25, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Vin Scully reflects on 67 years of baseball memories

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The three-ring binder chock full of tidbits Vin Scully wants to talk about on the air will soon be flipped shut for ...

September 25, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Anthem protests spread to colleges, WNBA player sits

NEW YORK (AP) - Liberty guard Brittany Boyd sat on the bench with her head bowed in prayer during the national anthem before a WNBA playoff ...

September 25, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Use 'Godfather Principle' to nip fear of doctor in the bud

Q: Over the past year or so, our 5-year-old has developed an extreme fear of going to the doctor or dentist. This came on suddenly ...

September 25, 2016 | | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: Welcome fall with Zucchini Walnut Muffins

I've often thought farmers and gardeners must be the most creative chefs. They constantly face the challenge of coming up with new ways to ...

September 25, 2016 | | Life


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: Seniors and politics

In general, seniors do not fare well in the political arena. Well, old politicians do; they keep getting re-elected. Other seniors serve faithfully at polling ...

September 25, 2016 | | Life


'All of it belongs to him'

Saint Mary's Missionary Baptist Church celebrated the dedication of their new building recently with a praise and worship service that filled almost all of ...

September 25, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Life


Tillman-Starling

Mr. and Mrs. Russell Grant Tillman of Statesboro and Ms. Vickie Ann Ennis of Brooklet announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Nicole Tillman of ...

September 25, 2016 | | Weddings


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Savannah Line sees rapid expansion in its fleet of ships

Note: The following is one of a series of columns about early shipping in Georgia and Bulloch County.

September 25, 2016 | | Life


Sept. 25 - Mrs. Elizabeth Montez Royal Brannen, age 70, died Thursday, September 22, 2016, at Memori

Mrs. Elizabeth Montez Royal Brannen

September 24, 2016 | | Obituaries


More heartbreak

BAXLEY - Tupac Lanier racked up a season high 82 yards rushing but it still wasn't enough for Statesboro to knock off Appling County Friday ...

September 24, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Gators run over Robert Toombs

LYONS - The Bulloch Academy Gators brought a smash mouth attitude into Friday night's contest against the Crusaders of Robert Toombs Christian Academy and came ...

September 24, 2016 | By RICHARD STUBBS Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


Sept. 24 - Mrs. Elizabeth Montez Royal Brannen, age 70, died Thursday, September 22, 2016, at Memori

Mrs. Elizabeth Montez Royal Brannen

September 23, 2016 | | Obituaries


Video shows deadly encounter between police, black man

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Video of a deadly encounter between Charlotte police and a black man shows his wife repeatedly telling officers he is not armed ...

September 23, 2016 | By MEG KINNARD and JONATHAN DREW Associated Press | Associated Press


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