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Prep Sports Blitz for Thursday, May 8.

May 23, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports Blitz


Cyclone Nargis had all the makings of ‘a perfect storm’

BANGKOK, Thailand - It was Asia's answer to Hurricane Katrina. Packing winds upwards of 120 mph, Cyclone Nargis became one of Asia's deadliest storms by hitting land at one of the lowest points in Myanmar and setting off a storm surge that reached 25 miles inland.

May 23, 2008 | By MICHAEL CASEY AP Environmental Writer | Associated Press


Acting chief of Mexico’s federal police shot dead in capital

MEXICO CITY - Mexico's acting federal police chief was shot dead Thursday outside his home - a brazen attack that comes as drug traffickers increasingly lash back at a nationwide crackdown on organized crime.

May 23, 2008 | By E. EDUARDO CASTILLO Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Dear Abby 5/9

DEAR ABBY: A man I know is engaged to a woman 20 years younger. I think she's a gold digger, and here's why: She waved his credit card around after he gave it to her saying, "Look what I've got!" (He was not present.)

May 23, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Severe storms strike Southeast, damage Miss. mall

TUPELO, Miss. - An apparent tornado spawned by storms sweeping across the Southeast damaged a shopping mall and downed power lines in northeast Mississippi on Thursday, and severe weather warnings were in effect for northwest Alabama.

May 23, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Air pollution in Wyo. community rivals that of big cities

BOULDER, Wyo. - There isn't anything metropolitan about this tiny unincorporated town in southwest Wyoming, where a few single-family homes and a volunteer fire station stand against a skyline of snowcapped mountains.

May 23, 2008 | By BOB MOEN Associated Press Writer | National


Hard-hit consumers turn to Amish-run stores, expired goods

MESOPOTAMIA, Ohio - In a quiet gas-lit farmhouse, two girls in bonnets and long blue dresses wind tape around expired bottles of Newman's Own salad dressing, and wipe dust off dented cans of vegetables and crumpled boxes of Butterfinger candy bars.

May 23, 2008 | By MEGHAN BARR Associated Press Writer | National


Official: UN plane lands in Myanmar with aid after cyclone

YANGON, Myanmar - Relief supplies from the United Nations began arriving in Myanmar Thursday, but U.S. military planes loaded with aid were still denied access by the country's isolationist regime five days after a devastating cyclone.

May 23, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Bridge 5/9

John Dalberg Acton, an English historian who died in 1902, wrote, "Be more severe to ideas than to actions; do not overlook the strength of the bad cause or the weakness of the good."

May 23, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 5/9

There will be a general marked improvement in all conditions in the year ahead. However, just because a number of things are much better, it does not give you license to coast or be careless about what you get into.

May 23, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 5/9

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am one of your faithful readers who thought I would never have to write you for help, yet here I am asking for your opinion.

May 23, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Police Report - May 9

(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.)

May 23, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


White House renews veto threat against troop funding bill

WASHINGTON - A top White House official weighed in Thursday with renewed veto threats against rival House and Senate Iraq funding bills, saying add-ons for veterans and the unemployed were unacceptable.

May 23, 2008 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Rates on 30-year mortgages edge down slightly

WASHINGTON - Rates on 30-year mortgages edged down slightly this week, but remained above 6 percent for the third straight week.

May 23, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER Associated Press Writer | Washington


US, Russia trade diplomatic expulsions

WASHINGTON - The United States and Russia have expelled five diplomats and military attaches from each other's countries in moves reminiscent of the tit-for-tat exchanges of the Cold War-era, U.S. officials said Thursday.

May 23, 2008 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press Writer | Washington


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Kyle Busch hopes he's on track to finally win at Pocono

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Lawler, Woodley fight for welterweight title at UFC 201

The UFC can hang an "under new management" sign on the octagon.

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CDC: 'Zika is now here'

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Atlanta's Olympics: 20 years later

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Portal Elementary principal arrested in sex sting

Portal Elementary School Principal Paul David Hudson was arrested Thursday night in Effingham County, charged with criminal attempt to commit child molestation. The Effingham County ...

July 29, 2016 | From staff reports | Local




BA back in action

July 28, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Jimmy Walker opens with 65 at stifling PGA; Johnson stumbles

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - A drab year for Jimmy Walker took a turn for the worse two weeks ago at the British Open, when he stayed ...

July 28, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


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