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Man pleads guilty in Las Vegas ricin case

LAS VEGAS - An unemployed graphic designer who authorities say poisoned himself with ricin in his Las Vegas motel room pleaded guilty Monday to possessing a biological toxin.

August 20, 2008 | By KEN RITTER Associated Press Writer | National


Edouard hits Texas coast, then starts to weaken

GALVESTON, Texas - Tropical Storm Edouard hit the Texas Gulf coast east of Galveston on Tuesday with strong winds and heavy rain, but did little more than soak the travelers who came to relax on the tourist town's beaches.

August 20, 2008 | By JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press Writer | National


Police fire water cannon at Bush protesters

SEOUL, South Korea - Police fired water cannons at thousands of protesters Tuesday as President Bush got a volatile reception in South Korea at the start of his three-nation Asian trip.

August 20, 2008 | By PAUL ALEXANDER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Eagles go full pads, scrimmage

Defense set the tone during the final segment of Georgia Southern's fifth practice of fall camp. Tuesday morning's session, the first practice in full pads, lasted for two and a half hours at the practice field complex.

August 20, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Local Roundup: Former Eagle Dowling makes baseball history

CHICAGO, Ill. - Former Georgia Southern University standout Greg Dowling made history at a historic ball park. Dowling and the Class A Kane County Cougars took on Midwest League rival Peoria Chiefs on July 29 at Wrigley Field in Chicago. A league record crowd of 32,103 packed into the Chicago Cubs' home field for the first minor league baseball game played there.

August 20, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Strong earthquake hits western China; 1 killed

BEIJING - A strong aftershock struck a western Chinese region where a May earthquake killed almost 70,000 people, shaking buildings a few hours after the Olympic torch relay passed through the area Tuesday. One person was killed and 23 injured.

August 20, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Calls for end to Saudi child marriages

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - An 11-year-old boy gave out invitations to his classmates for a big event his family was planning this summer - and it wasn't his birthday party.

August 20, 2008 | By DONNA ABU-NASR Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Ask Dr. Gott 8/5

DEAR DR. GOTT: I have recently been diagnosed with geographic tongue. It is very annoying, and I want to know if you can recommend anything for it. My doctor told me to try vitamin B complex, but it isn't doing much good.

August 20, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Zuma blasts South Africa judiciary for fraud case

PIETERMARITZBURG, South Africa - Jacob Zuma, the man most likely to be South Africa's next president, lashed out Tuesday at his treatment during a long-running corruption scandal, and his supporters warned that blood would flow in the streets if Zuma was ever convicted.

August 20, 2008 | By CLARE NULLIS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Indictment links ‘‘Junior’’ Gotti to 3 NY killings

TAMPA, Fla. - John A. ''Junior'' Gotti has been indicted on conspiracy charges in Florida, linking him to large-scale cocaine trafficking and the slayings of three New York men in the late 1980s and early 1990s, federal officials said Tuesday.

August 20, 2008 | By CHRISTINE ARMARIO and TOM HAYS Associated Press Writer | National


MDs urged to end prostate screening in elderly men

NEW YORK - Doctors should stop routine prostate cancer screening of men over age 75 because there is more evidence of harm than benefit, a federal task force advised on a hotly debated topic.

August 20, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


SKorean firm delivers commercial dog clones

SEOUL, South Korea - Booger is back.

August 20, 2008 | By HYUNG-JIN KIM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Wis. ambush suspect maybe ’freaked out,’ mom says

KINGSFORD, Mich. - When he learned police were looking for him, Scott Johnson tried to assure his mother that he would take care of the situation.

August 20, 2008 | By DINESH RAMDE Associated Press Writer | National


Marines ordered to stay longer in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon has ordered roughly 1,250 Marines serving as trainers for the Afghan security forces to stay on the warfront almost a month longer to continue a mission that military leaders say is a top priority, according to a senior military official.

August 20, 2008 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Violent storms cause damage in Ill. and Ind.

CHICAGO - Severe thunderstorms plowed across the Midwest during the night, ripping roofs from buildings, chasing people to shelter and blacking out thousands of homes and businesses.

August 20, 2008 | By MICHAEL TARM Associated Press Writer | National


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Hands-on approach key for Bishop Sharma Lewis

She's the little sister to three older sisters and big sister to one brother. To fill their shoes would be huge task, but Sharma ...

February 24, 2017 | By VICKI MCCORMICK LEWIS Language Arts, Portal High | Life


Savannah woman arrested on fake check charges

Statesboro police arrested a Savannah woman Wednesday on charges of executing a number of fictitious checks.

February 24, 2017 | From Staff Reports | Local


Feb. 24 - Mrs. Lucille Weathersbee Harbeson, age 76, died on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at the Og

Mrs. Lucille Weathersbee Harbeson

February 23, 2017 | | Obituaries


Revamped lineup gives Braves plenty of hope heading into '17

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - After two dismal seasons, there's hope for the Atlanta Braves.

February 23, 2017 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Return to triumph, tragedy

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Dale Earnhardt Jr. traded in his T-shirt, jeans and sneakers for a head-to-toe pilot uniform, climbed up the portable stairs and ...

February 23, 2017 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Eagles fall to conference-leading Lady Trojans

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The Georgia Southern women's basketball team (11-13, 7-6 SBC) fell to the top-seeded Little Rock Trojans (20-7, 14-1 SBC) inside of ...

February 23, 2017 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


Devra Walker passes

Longtime Statesboro businesswoman Devra Walker died Thursday in Savannah, following a brief illness, according to Tracy Joiner, co-owner of Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory. Joiner ...

February 23, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Lady Blue Devils fall in second round of state

As the cliche goes, all good things must come to an end.

February 23, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Cedar Shoals ousts Statesboro from state playoffs

In the moment of a loss, it's hard to step back and see what all Statesboro boys' basketball has accomplished this season.

February 23, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Outdoor Life: Good ideas are hard to find

Not too long ago I cooked up what might be termed as either a dazzling idea or a hair-brained scheme depending on your point of ...

February 23, 2017 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports




7 Earth-size worlds found orbiting star

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - For the first time, astronomers have discovered seven Earth-size planets orbiting a single nearby star - and these new worlds could hold life.

February 22, 2017 | By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer | Associated Press


‘Cat’ coming to Averitt Center

Co-directors Mical Whitaker and Melinda Roell will bring Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning drama "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" to the Emma Kelly Theater this ...

February 22, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


The Dream ...

I was 32 with a newborn child and had just received my cancer diagnosis.

February 22, 2017 | | Locally Owned




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