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Bush says lawmakers leave nation vulnerable by holding up eavesdropping law

LAS VEGAS - Sternly prodding Congress, President Bush said Thursday that lawmakers are jeopardizing the nation's safety by failing to lock in a government eavesdropping law.

February 15, 2008 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | National


Drifter pleads guilty, sentenced to life in death of hiker

DAWSONVILLE, Ga. - Gary Michael Hilton was sentenced Thursday to life in prison - with possibility of parole in 30 years - after pleading guilty to murder in the beating-death of a young woman hiker in the north Georgia mountains.

February 15, 2008 | By DANIEL YEE Associated Press Writer | National


Police say Ohio nurse accused of rape abused 14 patients

SANDUSKY, Ohio - A nightshift nurse charged with raping a partially paralyzed nursing home patient abused 13 other patients, including many who could not communicate, at health care centers since the mid-1980s, authorities said Thursday.

February 15, 2008 | By JOHN SEEWER Associated Press Writer | National


The Measure of a Nation: In the American presidency, myth and reality a potent combination

EDITOR'S NOTE - This is the first story in ''The Measure of a Nation,'' a yearlong series of multimedia story packages about the American presidency and the 2008 elections as seen through the prism of the culture, not the candidates.

February 15, 2008 | By TED ANTHONY and RON FOURNIER Associated Press Writer | National


Whirlpool to close Tenn., Mexico plants, affecting 1,250 workers

DETROIT - Whirlpool Corp. is closing plants in Tennessee and Mexico, affecting a total of 1,250 workers, the appliance maker announced Thursday.

February 15, 2008 | By JEFF KAROUB AP Business Writer | National


No delays as new ID rules requiring proof of citizenship take effect at U.S. border

HIGHGATE, Vt. - Motorists passed easily through border checkpoints Thursday as tougher identification standards for U.S. and Canadian citizens went into effect without the backups and confusion some travelers had feared.

February 15, 2008 | By WILSON RING Associated Press Writer | National


Police Report - February 1

(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.)

February 15, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Mortgage brokers scramble to retain business, reassure public of ethical standards amid bust

Mortgage brokers who haven't fled or been forced out of the industry are in survival mode.

February 15, 2008 | By ALAN ZIBEL Associated Press Writer | National


Swiss experts say some HIV patients can have unprotected sex

GENEVA - Swiss AIDS experts said Thursday that some people with HIV who meet strict conditions and are under treatment can safely have unprotected sex with non-infected partners.

February 15, 2008 | By FRANK JORDANS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Eagles dig big hole, can't recover in loss to UTC

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - A frantic Georgia Southern rally in the final minutes came up just short as Chattanooga held off the Eagles 96-91 Thursday night at The McKenzie Arena.

February 15, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Bridge 2/01

Jack Benny said, "Give me golf clubs, fresh air and a beautiful partner, and you can keep the clubs and the fresh air."

February 15, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


US military not adequately prepared for homeland attack, report says

WASHINGTON - The U.S. military isn't ready for a catastrophic attack on the country, and National Guard forces don't have the equipment or training they need for the job, according to a report.

February 15, 2008 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Astrograph 2/01

Don't be surprised if your entrepreneurial instincts are substantially awakened and heightened in the year ahead. They have been lying dormant for some time and are ready to explode into ventures that will carry you far.

February 15, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 2/1

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am writing because I have not felt well for a long period of time. I go to my doctor every few months and come home discouraged. In November 2006, I was sent to the hospital with chest pain, nausea and abdominal cramping. I also had a rapid heartbeat and clammy skin. Four days and several tests later, nothing significant showed, so I was allowed to go home. I have an extra heartbeat that is sometimes very pronounced, but a 30-day heart monitor did not show anything significant. I have been to a rheumatoid doctor, and he ...

February 15, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 2/1

DEAR ABBY: I have been seeing "Dawn" for a year and a half. Early in our relationship she cheated on me. I love Dawn more than I have loved anyone before, but I can't bring myself to completely trust her.

February 15, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


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Fingerprint ruse IDs Florida man as longtime Ohio fugitive

ORLANDO, Fla. - A man convicted of manslaughter walked away from an Ohio prison farm in 1959, then was allowed to slip away from law enforcement in 1975 and disappeared until a ruse to get his fingerprints led to his arrest in Florida this week, investigators said Tuesday.

May 05, 2015 | By KANTELE FRANKO and MIKE SCHNEIDER Associated Press | Associated Press


Doubts raised about Islamic State's claim in Texas attack

PHOENIX - The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Tuesday for the assault on a Texas cartoon contest that featured images of the Prophet Muhammad, but counterterrorism experts said IS has a history of asserting involvement in attacks in which it had no operational role.

May 05, 2015 | By JULIE WATSON and RYAN VAN VELZER Associated Press | Local


National Day of Prayer event Thursday at noon

Gwen Bradley, the Southeast National Day of Prayer Task Force Coordinator, will be special guest speaker for the local observance at noon Thursday on the Bulloch County Courthouse lawn.

May 05, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Portal man charged in accident

A Portal man was taken to jail Tuesday afternoon, charged in a crash between his motorcycle and a passenger car.

May 05, 2015 | | Local


Police looking for Peeping Tom

Statesboro police are looking for a man who was caught peeping into a bathroom stall at a local business Friday.

May 05, 2015 | | Local


May 5 - Mr. Tony Ernest Conner, age 51, died Sunday at his home.

Mr. Tony Ernest Conner

May 04, 2015 | | Obituaries


Phillies topple Braves in opener

ATLANTA - Jeff Francoeur had four hits and drove in two runs, Aaron Harang allowed one run over six innings and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 5-2 on Monday night.

May 04, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Statesboro man charged with DUI after crashing UTV into car

A Metts Road man driving a utility vehicle pulled into the path of an oncoming car Friday night, causing a crash that sent him to the hospital.

May 04, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Lady Jackets hit the road for second round matchup

BROOKLET - With a thrilling 4-3 victory over Jackson High in the first round of the state playoffs, the Lady Yellow Jackets of Southeast Bulloch (12-6-1) are one step closer to advancing to the "Elite Eight" round.

May 04, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


U.S. senator: Sex crimes in the military 'vastly underreported'

WASHINGTON - In a scathing critique of the Defense Department's efforts to curb sexual assaults, a U.S. senator warned Monday that the true scope of sex-related violence in the military communities is "vastly underreported" and that victims continue to struggle for justice.

May 04, 2015 | By RICHARD LARDNER Associated Press | Associated Press


Accused Texas gunman well-known to FBI before attack

WASHINGTON - Since at least 2007, the FBI has been able to recognize the voice of Elton Simpson - one of the men suspected in the Texas shootings outside a contest featuring cartoons of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad.

May 04, 2015 | By EILEEN SULLIVAN, ERIC TUCKER and RYAN VAN VELZER, | Associated Press


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - McDougald Oil sale signals new beginnings

The sale of McDougald Oil Company a few months ago to Bulloch County natives Greg Sikes and Chris Thompson marks the end of McDougald family ownership as one of Bulloch County's oldest family owned businesses.

May 04, 2015 | | Local


Stephen Curry named MVP

OAKLAND, Calif. - His voice cracked first. Then, his eyes got red. Finally, StephenCurry cried.

May 04, 2015 | By ANTONIO GONZALEZ | Sports


In the Pits: Earnhardt back in victory lane

There was a nearly five-year period for Dale Earnhardt Jr. when being a famous race car driver wasn't all glitz and glamour.

May 04, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Living with Children with John Rosemond: Childhood: Not as traumatic as you think

A list of some of the more memorable elements of pre-1960s parenting is in constant circulation on the Internet and is especially popular with people my age who can - for obvious reasons - relate.

May 03, 2015 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


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