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School slayings of students down from 1990s, new U.S. report says; 16 die annually

ATLANTA - About 16 students are murdered at U.S. schools each year, says a new government report that shows the number and rate of slayings has held steady and is lower than in the previous decade.

February 01, 2008 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | National


Out of jail, O.J. Simpson departs Las Vegas to return home to Florida

LAS VEGAS - O.J. Simpson boarded a flight to return home to Miami Thursday, a day after he received a blistering rebuke from a judge who doubled his bail but allowed him to stay out of jail while he awaits trial in his armed robbery case.

February 01, 2008 | By KEN RITTER Associated Press Writer | National


Astrograph 1/17

The year ahead is slated to be a red-letter one for the Gemini who has faith in himself or herself, and whatever it is you are striving for. However, it may take much more work than you anticipate, so don't be so quick to give up on your dreams.

February 01, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Prep Sports Blitz basketball show - Presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank

Prep Sports Blitz for Thursday, January 17 - Presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank

February 01, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports Blitz


Ask Dr. Gott 1/17

DEAR DR. GOTT: Is it possible that stopping Ambien after nine years of chronic use could lead to interrupted sleep? I usually wake three times a night because of nightmares. I also don't remember anything in the morning. I am a widow and 80-ish. My medications include Hyzaar, Toprol, Boniva, Lipitor, Paxil, clonazepam and methadone. What could be causing my nightmares? I would appreciate your opinion on this matter. Also, I suffer from pain in my hip, which I believe is due to an old break and sciatica. I have to use a walker.

February 01, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


2 arrested, another sought in slaying of 2 Georgia police officers

DECATUR, Ga. - A second man was arrested in the apparent ambush slaying of two officers at a crime-ridden apartment complex, and police were searching for at least one more suspect, authorities said Thursday.

February 01, 2008 | By DANIEL YEE Associated Press Writer | National


Police hope citizens can offer information about armed robbery

Police hope citizens will offer information that will help them nab an armed robber who took off Tuesday with an "undisclosed amount" of cash from a rent-to-own business.

February 01, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Scientists produce embryo clones of 2 men, using skin cells in step toward stem cell goal

NEW YORK - Scientists in California say they have produced embryos that are clones of two men, a potential step toward developing scientifically valuable stem cells.

February 01, 2008 | By MALCOLM RITTER AP Science Writer | National


Protesters clash with police for second day in Kenya, at least 5 die

NAIROBI, Kenya - Police fired tear gas and live rounds to break up opposition rallies in several Kenyan cities on Thursday, killing at least five protesters.

February 01, 2008 | By KATHARINE HOURELD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Dear Abby 1/17

DEAR ABBY: I feel like I'm all alone. My daughter's father was recently murdered, and I can't seem to get over it. Even though we hadn't been close for months before his passing, he was all I have known since I was 13. I'm trying to move on, but it's so hard.

February 01, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Companies launch ’guaranteed’ gadget buyback service for frequent upgraders

NEW YORK - We think a lot about getting new gadgets, but not so much about getting rid of old ones. The result: old cell phones, defunct laser printers and Pentium III computers gathering dust.

February 01, 2008 | By PETER SVENSSON AP Technology Writer | National


Cuba’s Castro says he’s not healthy enough to speak to Cuba’s people, campaign for elections

HAVANA - Fidel Castro said Wednesday he is not yet healthy enough to address Cuba's people in person and can't campaign for Sunday's parliamentary elections.

January 31, 2008 | By WILL WEISSERT Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


After 66 years, Holocaust survivor learns father’s fate from newly opened archive

JERUSALEM - In 1942, 8-year-old Moshe Bar-Yuda walked hand-in-hand with his father to a collection point in his hometown in Slovakia and watched him being shipped off to a Nazi labor camp. The boy never saw him again, and for 66 years was left to wonder about his father's fate.

January 31, 2008 | By ARON HELLER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


$150 billion needed for economic stimulus package, former Treasury official tells Congress

WASHINGTON - The economy has worsened to the point where Congress should pass an economic stimulus bill of up to $150 billion, former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers told lawmakers Wednesday.

January 31, 2008 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


White House tape recycling raises possibility that some e-mails are gone

WASHINGTON - The White House has acknowledged recycling its backup computer tapes of e-mail before October 2003, raising the possibility that many electronic messages - including those pertaining to the CIA leak case - have been taped over and are gone forever.

January 31, 2008 | By PETE YOST Associated Press Writer | Washington


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‘Friday Night Live’ announces 2015 schedule

With the kickoff to high school football season only a hard-to-believe three months away, it's time to begin making plans for some football. So, let's start with announcing the schedule for the eighth season of "Friday Night Live," which streams a Bulloch County high school football game live each week on statesboroherald.com.

May 28, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Dredging of Savannah harbor won't start until December

SAVANNAH - A dredging company awarded a $134.5 million contract nearly three months ago won't start deepening the shipping channel to the Port of Savannah until December, Army Corps of Engineers officials said Thursday during a visit by the agency's top general.

May 28, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


US schools ramp up use of safety drills, security

WASHINGTON - Safety drills, parent notification systems and other safety measures in U.S. public schools grew in popularity in the years surrounding the massacre at Connecticut's Sandy Hook Elementary School.

May 28, 2015 | By KIMBERLY HEFLING AP Education Writer | Associated Press


Hawks looking for continuity

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks cleaned out their lockers, met with the coaches, and headed off for summer vacation Thursday.

May 28, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Roll out the red carpet

The stars will be out when the Averitt Center for the Arts hosts its fourth annual Emma Awards to honor the best local actors, directors and visual artists in the community.

May 28, 2015 | By LUCAS BAGGETT Herald Intern | Local


Top seeds battle issues to advance at Roland Garros

PARIS - For Serena Williams, it was a bad right elbow that led to some shaky serving and a dropped set.

May 28, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Claxton man killed in single vehicle crash

A Claxton man was killed in a single vehicle crash Tuesday morning on Highway 301 South near Ephesus Church Road.

May 28, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Defiant FIFA head won't step down

ZURICH - As defiant as ever, Sepp Blatter resisted calls to resign as FIFA president Thursday and deflected blame for the massive bribery and corruption scandal engulfing soccer's world governing body.

May 28, 2015 | By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer | Sports




Portal finishes second in state

It appears as though the tides have turned for female athletics at Portal Middle-High School. First the girls track team shocked Class A public schools by finishing second in the state competition. Just a few days later, the Lady Panthers' golf team narrowly missed earning a state title at the GHSA Class A golf championships.

May 27, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


FIFA in hot water

ZURICH - The U.S. government launched an attack on what it called deep-seated and brazen corruption in soccer's global governing body Wednesday, pulling FIFA executives out of a luxury Swiss hotel to face racketeering charges and raiding regional offices in Miami.

May 27, 2015 | By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer | Sports


SEC to 'substantially' increase fines for rushing fields

DESTIN, Fla. - The Southeastern Conference has been fining its schools for rushing fields and storming courts since 2004.

May 27, 2015 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hawks hoping for bright future

ATLANTA - The season didn't end like they wanted.

May 27, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Augusta man pleads guilty to seeking to join Islamic State

AUGUSTA - A 37-year-old Georgia salesman pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges that he supported terrorists, saying he bought a one-way ticket overseas to join the Islamic State group.

May 27, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Cleanup begins in Texas

HOUSTON - Homeowners dragged soggy carpet to the curb and mopped up coffee-colored muck Wednesday after a barrage of storms and floods in Texas and Oklahoma left at least 19 people dead and a dozen others missing.

May 27, 2015 | By SETH ROBBINS and JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press | Associated Press


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