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Scientists in Japan, US report stem cell breakthrough from human skin; no embryos needed

NEW YORK - Scientists have made ordinary human skin cells take on the chameleon-like powers of embryonic stem cells, a startling breakthrough that might someday deliver the medical payoffs of embryo cloning without the controversy.

December 11, 2007 | By MALCOLM RITTER AP Science Writer | Nation


After prayers, Georgia gets rain, but not enough to ease drought; storm injures 9 in Tenn.

ATLANTA - A storm system crashed through the Southeast and brought up to an inch of rain in parts of drought-stricken Georgia, but forecasters said the storm likely did little to ease the state's historic drought.

December 11, 2007 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | Local


Claxton to host Black Elected Officials 2008 Conference

The Georgia Association of Black Elected Officials plans to hold its 2008 Fall Conference, a Thursday until Saturday event, in Claxton next October.

December 11, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Business


Mich. teen worried about curfew does his best Santa but gets stuck in chimney

ROYAL OAK, Mich. - A teenager worried about coming in past curfew did his best Santa Claus and headed down the chimney.

December 11, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Workers clearing China landslide discover bus in the rubble; 29 believed dead

BEIJING - Workers clearing rocks from a landslide in central China discovered a bus underneath the rubble Friday, three days after the accident, and authorities said the 27 people believed to be on board were unlikely to be found alive.

December 11, 2007 | By ANITA CHANG Associated Press Writer | Nation


Firefighters take on new role as anti-terrorism eyes of the government

WASHINGTON - Firefighters in major cities are being trained to take on a new role as lookouts for terrorism, raising concerns of eroding their standing as American icons and infringing on people's privacy.

December 11, 2007 | By EILEEN SULLIVAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Nobel Prize winner tries to make a difference where it counts most: in giant lecture classes

EDITOR'S NOTE - It's one of the fundamental challenges for colleges in the 21st century: how to make higher education serve an ever-growing student population without compromising quality. This is the third story in an occasional series on how schools are attacking the problem.

December 11, 2007 | By JUSTIN POPE AP Education Writer | Nation


Pennsylvania pit bull owner could pay $3,100 for pet’s love of chewing bark off park trees

ALTOONA, Pa. - A pit bull that likes to get a lot of bark in its bite could end up costing its owner $3,100.

December 11, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Fee increase triggers immigration applications deluge; may delay naturalizations

WASHINGTON (AP) - Millions of people who applied for naturalization and other immigration benefits to beat a midsummer fee increase are caught in a paperwork pileup that threatens the chance for some to become U.S. citizens in time to vote in next November's presidential election.

December 11, 2007 | By SUZANNE GAMBOA Associated Press Writer | Nation


Cruise ship sinks off Antarctica after hitting ice; all 154 on board rescued

SANTIAGO, Chile - A small Canadian cruise ship carrying passengers who shelled out thousands of dollars to retrace the route of a 20th century explorer struck an iceberg and sank hours later in icy waters off Antarctica. All 154 aboard, Americans among them, escaped safely.

December 11, 2007 | By BILL CORMIER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Top-level State Department official reaches out by phone to Pakistan’s Bhutto

WASHINGTON - Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte, in Islamabad, spoke by phone with Benazir Bhutto on Friday in the highest-level U.S. contact with the Pakistani opposition leader since President Pervez Musharraf imposed a state of emergency, the State Department said.

December 11, 2007 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press Writer | Nation


Stem cell research breakthrough could be election plus for Bush anti-abortion allies

WASHINGTON - A breakthrough in stem cell research could give President Bush and his anti-abortion allies a political I-told-you-so in a debate Democrats have long been planning to use in next year's elections.

December 11, 2007 | By LAURIE KELLMAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Calif. robbery suspect charged with murder after 2 alleged accomplices are killed by homeowner

LAKEPORT, Calif. - Three young black men break into a white man's home in rural Northern California. The homeowner shoots two of them to death - but it's the surviving black man who is charged with murder.

December 11, 2007 | By JULIANA BARBASSA Associated Press Writer | Nation


Round one a breeze for ECI

TWIN CITY – Last season, the Bulldogs of Emanuel County rolled into the state playoffs as the top ranked team, only to walk away with a devastating first round loss. Ranked number one yet again this season, it is evident that they plan on sticking around a bit longer. The Bulldogs rolled to victory in their first round game against visiting Seminole County, pasting the Indians by a score of 49-23.

December 11, 2007 | By MIKE ANTHONY Herald Correspondent | Sports


Democratic proposal on Iraq would likely leave tens of thousands of troops in Iraq

WASHINGTON - The Democrats' flagship proposal on Iraq is aimed at bringing most troops home. Yet if enacted, the law would still allow for tens of thousands of U.S. troops to stay deployed for years to come.

December 11, 2007 | By ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press Writer | Nation


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Claxton Tigers eliminated at home by No. 10 Bobcats

CLAXTON - A raucous crowd turned up at the Pecan Grove to cheer on the Claxton Tigers as they hosted their first playoff game in over a decade.

November 22, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360




Georgia again turns to Chubb against Buccaneers

ATHENS - Jamey Chadwell has confidence his Charleston Southern players won't be awed by their first visit to No. 9 Georgia.

November 21, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | UGA


Local Roundup: Screven falls after tough 2nd half

SYLVANIA - The Screven County Gamecocks led at the half, but couldn't survive a second-half onslaught by Heard County and lost 28-6 on Friday in the second round of the GHSA Class AA state playoffs.

November 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Prep Sports 360


Prep Football Playoff Scores, 11/21

GHSA Playoff Scores

November 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Prep Sports 360


200 families in need receive Thanksgiving meal from Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office

The Bulloch County Sheriff's Office, in conjunction with the Statesboro Food Bank, is providing 200 Thanksgiving meals for local families that need support and help during this time of year.

November 21, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Gratitude is timeless for Christians

Thanksgiving is more than a single day - it is an attitude about everything in life. Life is made up of past, present and future. The perspective we have on each helps determine our happiness and effectiveness. So, Christians can be grateful for ...

November 21, 2014 | Larry Sheehy Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Police report - 11-22-14; An officer saw an intoxicated man fall into a ditch.

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.

November 21, 2014 | | Police Report


Georgia Southern VP named interim president of Georgia Southwestern State

A top Georgia Southern University administrator has been named the interim president of Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus.

November 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


5 common myths of divorce

You hear various types of divorce stories. Some divorces end amicably and some end dreadfully. Along with the stories come myths that are not necessarily true in all divorces. Each couple who has divorced or is in the process does not go through the same emotions.

November 21, 2014 | By MAYRA BITSKO Deseret News National | Hot topics


7 reasons why you never should have married him

The marriage decision is so momentous, it is amazing that it's left up to two people who are so overloaded with hormones and happiness that they can hardly be trusted to purchase a new pair of shoes, let alone decide who to spend the rest of their lives with.

November 21, 2014 | By KATIE NIELSEN Deseret News National | Hot topics


Kids rarely eat veggies from school lunch, study says

NEW YORK - Despite widespread availability of healthy school lunches, kids are saying "no" to more vegetables mandated by federal standards, a new study says.

November 21, 2014 | By TRACIE KNABE SNOWDER Deseret News National | Hot topics


The importance of a father figure’s example in a man’s life

When I was a kid, my father always used to take me to the model airplane track to see small prototypes tested. These prototypes were led by a guide, and were able to do takeoffs, stunts, flips and landings. While my father watched the show, my thoughts revolved around the importance of his presence beside me. Furthermore, the gentle manner in which he treated my mother was a great example to me of how I should treat her. His smile and his respectful and friendly demeanor were my model of how I should treat others. Whenever we made mistakes or ...

November 21, 2014 | By BRUNO MORISE SILVA Deseret News National | Hot topics


Amusement parks challenged by home entertainment

ORLANDO, Fla. - Your local fun zone, amusement center and theme park is facing an existential challenge these days.

November 21, 2014 | By TAMARA LUSH Associated Press | World




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