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Brazil to send extra police, environmental agents to reduce Amazon deforestation

BRASILIA, Brazil - Brazil will combat rising deforestation in the Amazon by sending extra federal police and environmental agents to areas where illegal clearing of the rain forest jumped dramatically last year, officials said Thursday.

February 08, 2008 | By MARCO SIBAJA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Ask Dr. Gott 1/25

DEAR DR. GOTT: Recently you had a column regarding a gentleman who described breathlessness, exercise intolerance and faintness. I had these exact symptoms before I was diagnosed with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). In simple terms, this means high blood pressure of the lungs. The vessels in the lungs thicken and constrict to the point that the right side of the heart becomes unable to pump blood into them. Untreated, the right side of the heart "fails," leading to congestive heart failure, such as I had.

February 08, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Police Report - January 25

(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 08, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Standing drops as Giuliani spends money, time in must-win Florida

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. - Rudy Giuliani splurged on Florida, lavishing time and money on a high-risk gamble that the state would vault him to the Republican presidential nomination.

February 08, 2008 | By LIZ SIDOTI and JENNIFER LOVEN Associated Press Writers | Campaign 2008


As Senate takes up eavesdropping bill, Bush opens wiretapping documents to House members

WASHINGTON - Ending months of resistance, the White House has agreed to give House members access to secret documents about its warrantless wiretapping program, a congressional official said Thursday.

February 08, 2008 | By PAMELA HESS Associated Press Writer | Washington


What about Bill: Former president takes new role as wife’s defender-in-chief, and not quietly

WASHINGTON - It started with dismissive talk of a fairy tale and deteriorated into more of a nightmare.

February 08, 2008 | By NANCY BENAC Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


BA pins RTCA

Intense.

February 08, 2008 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


Home sales see biggest slump in 25 years

WASHINGTON - Sales of existing homes fell in December, closing out a horrible year for housing in which sales of single-family homes plunged by the largest amount in 25 years. The median home price dropped for the entire year, the first time that has occurred in four decades.

February 08, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER Associated Press Writer | National


Astrograph 1/25

Some of your larger successes in the year ahead may come about through intuitive hunches rather than from sheer logic alone, so anytime you get a feeling about something, don't dismiss it lightly because it could be your ticket to success.

February 08, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 1/24

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am 83 years old and have developed an appreciable number of dark spots on my face over the past few years. I read laser treatment might remove them, but unfortunately, my insurance company won't cover the procedure. Is there an alternative method for this cosmetic condition?

February 07, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 1/24

DEAR ABBY: Your advice to "Considering It in San Mateo" (Nov. 26), who asked you if it was permissible to have an affair because his wife of 34 years no longer wanted to have sex, was good, but you missed a couple of important points.

February 07, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Police Report - January 24

(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 07, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Officials: Ledger had 6 prescriptions, but no illegal drugs

NEW YORK - Six different types of prescription drugs were found in Heath Ledger's apartment - including anti-anxiety medications and sleeping pills - though the cause of his death won't be known for several days after a preliminary autopsy Wednesday was inconclusive, authorities said.

February 07, 2008 | By TOM HAYS and KAREN MATTHEWS Associated Press Writers | National


House again fails to override Bush’s veto of children’s health insurance bill

WASHINGTON - For the second time in three months, the House failed Wednesday to override President Bush's veto of a bill that would greatly increase spending on a popular children's health insurance program.

February 07, 2008 | By KEVIN FREKING Associated Press Writer | Washington


Pact on emergency economy rescue nearer as lawmakers, White House negotiate into the night

WASHINGTON - Pushing deficit concerns aside, Democratic and Republican leaders appeared close to agreement with the White House Wednesday night on emergency tax cuts and benefit increases to jolt the economy out of its slump.

February 07, 2008 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


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Powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake strikes Nepal

KATHMANDU, Nepal - Tens of thousands of people spent the night in the open under a chilly and thunderous sky after a powerful earthquake devastated Nepal on Saturday, killing at least 1,500 across the region, collapsing modern houses and ancient temples and triggering a landslide on Mount Everest. Officials warned the death toll would rise as more reports came in from far-flung areas.

April 25, 2015 | By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA and MUNEEZA NAQVI Associated Press | Associated Press


Hawaii poised to become 1st state to raise smoking age to 21

HONOLULU - A bill that would make Hawaii the first state to raise the legal smoking age to 21 cleared the Legislature on Friday and is headed to the governor.

April 25, 2015 | By CATHY BUSSEWITZ Associated Press | Associated Press


Annual Alzheimer's Walk kickoff is Tuesday

The Alzheimer's Association of Coastal Georgia will play host Tuesday to the Walk to End Alzheimer's kickoff party at Eagle Creek Brewery in Statesboro.

April 25, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local




Proposed Palmetto Pipeline draws little support

RICHMOND HILL - Allen Fore, Kinder Morgan's vice president of public affairs, was the first to speak at a public hearing inside the Richmond Hill City Center regarding the company's proposed Palmetto Pipeline project.

April 24, 2015 | By JEFF WHITTEN Bryan County News | Local


Valdosta cancels classes ahead of flag support rally

VALDOSTA - Student demonstrators who walked on an American flag to protest racism sparked a countermovement, prompting a south Georgia university to cancel classes Friday ahead of a rally that drew a large crowd to Valdosta.

April 24, 2015 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Sickness closes Laurens Co. schools

DUBLIN - Laurens County closed all of its public schools Friday after an estimated 150 children went home sick the day before with what health officials suspect is highly contagious norovirus.

April 24, 2015 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


SEB relay team sets record

For six years, the Southeast Bulloch school record for the 4x400 time was 3:28.88, that is until Cecil McCollum, Ladarion Fonseca, Javarious Spaulding and Justin Youmans shattered it by one second in one of the biggest meets of the season.

April 24, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Bulloch Academy wipes out Terrell in state playoffs

April 24, 2015 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


Phillies outlast Braves 1-0

PHILADELPHIA - Freddie Freeman mishandled Ben Revere's ground ball to first, allowing Freddy Galvis to score in the ninth to give the Philadelphia Phillies a 1-0 win over theAtlanta Braves on Friday night.

April 24, 2015 | By AARON BRACY Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Swafford, Weekley atop soggy Zurich Classic

AVONDALE, La. - Hudson Swafford didn't want to dwell on the pressure of the high-stakes weekend that awaits him.

April 24, 2015 | By BRETT MARTEL AP Sports Writer | Sports




Gators cruise to Senior Night win

It was an explosive game for Bulloch Academy's baseball team on senior night Thursday afternoon. The Gators piled on seven runs in the first inning on the way to a 9-0 victory over Edmund Burke Academy for the final home game of the regular season.

April 23, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


American Legion cookout to honor vets

The American Legion Dexter Allen Post 90, with assistance from the 2015 Leadership Bulloch class, will hold an "All-American Cookout" on Saturday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. to honor veterans in the Bulloch County area.

April 23, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald writer | Local


Braves swept out of New York

NEW YORK (AP) - With a perfect ride through their first homestand, the surprising New York Mets matched the best start in team history.

April 23, 2015 | By MIKE FITZPATRICK AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


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