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Project ASPIRES at Georgia Southern addresses need for more math and science majors

A report issued recently by the Business-Higher Education Forum (BHEF) estimates that American elementary and secondary schools will need 280,000 new science and math teachers between now and 2015. A recent government-commissioned study concluded that the United States' advantage in science and technology has begun to disappear because fewer people are choosing college majors in these areas.

June 29, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


AP IMPACT: Decades after Vietnam War, dioxin levels dangerously high at old U.S. air base

DANANG, Vietnam - More than 30 years after the Vietnam War ended, the poisonous legacy of Agent Orange has emerged anew with a scientific study that has found extraordinarily high levels of health-threatening contamination at the former U.S. air base at Danang.

June 29, 2007 | By BEN STOCKING Associated Press Writer | Nation


Georgia Aquarium ‘‘caught by surprise’’ over death of whale shark

ATLANTA - Georgia Aquarium officials say it may be months before they know what caused Wednesday's death of another whale shark, the second this year at the only facility outside Asia that displays the huge, rare fish.

June 29, 2007 | By DANIEL YEE Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bridge 6/15

It is fine to employ whiz-bang bidding systems with loads of conventions. True, if you can remember all of the calls and use them at the right moments, your bidding will be more accurate. But sometimes a pretty method helps the defense more than the declaring side - as in this deal.

June 29, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Failure of Russian computers at space station raises concerns about shuttle mission

HOUSTON - Russian computers that control the international space station's orientation and supply of oxygen and water have failed, potentially extending the space shuttle's mission _ or cutting it short.

June 29, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


More than 260 sex abuse cases reported annually to insurance companies

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The three companies that insure the majority of Protestant churches in America say they typically receive upward of 260 reports each year of young people under 18 being sexually abused by clergy, church staff, volunteers or congregation members.

June 29, 2007 | By ROSE FRENCH Associated Press Writer | Nation


1-over just fine with Woods

OAKMONT, Pa. - Tiger Woods flipped an iron toward his bag in disgust. As another tee shot sailed right, he grumbled ''Tiger!'' And when a putt that would be a gimme anywhere else rolled several feet past the hole, he stared at it, stunned.

June 29, 2007 | By NANCY ARMOUR AP National Writer | Sports


Ask Dr. Gott 6/15

DEAR DR. GOTT: I enjoy reading your column. I get more answers from you than I get from my doctors. I have had two urinary-tract infections in three months. I pass bright red blood, which is really scary. I am 75 years old and have never had this before. I have been off the antibiotic prescription for a week and hope the bleeding doesn't come back. I would like to know what it comes from. My doctors don't know. Maybe your information will help me.

June 29, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Disclosure forms show Bill Clinton made more than $10 million from speeches last year

WASHINGTON - Former President Clinton made more than $10 million in paid speeches last year, according to new filings that show he and his presidential-candidate wife have at least $10 million in the bank, and may have closer to $50 million.

June 29, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Ask Dr. Gott 6/14

DEAR DR. GOTT: My husband has a habit of wiping his nose with his hands. Sometimes he uses his shirt. I have asked him many times to stop, but he says he isn't hurting anybody and gets disgusted when I say anything. Please, do you have any suggestions?

June 28, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 6/14

DEAR ABBY: I feel compelled to comment about the letter from "Miffed Pro in South Carolina" (April 20), the professional photographer who complained about guests taking photographs at weddings.

June 28, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Astrograph 6/14

In the year ahead, there could be an interesting development in the making for you. Someone who respects your abilities and talents might invite you to participate in a new endeavor or enterprise he or she is initiating.

June 28, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Body of Fort Hood soldier found dead but official cause still under probe

FORT HOOD, Texas - The body of a soldier who was missing for four days after a solo navigation exercise was found in a brushy area within the Army post's training area, but exactly how he died is still under investigation, officials said Wednesday.

June 28, 2007 | By JIM VERTUNO Associated Press Writer | Nation


Forget gas pump price shock, more people are driving to work — alone

WASHINGTON - More people than ever are driving alone to work as the nation's commuters balk at carpools and mass transit.

June 28, 2007 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press Writer | Nation


House passes bill to strengthen national background check system for guns after VaTech attack

WASHINGTON - The House voted Wednesday to fix flaws in the national gun background check system that allowed the Virginia Tech shooter to buy guns despite his mental health problems.

June 28, 2007 | By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press Writer | Nation


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Rory struggles to 74 at Barclays

PARAMUS, N.J. - Rory McIlroy took a week to celebrate his blockbuster summer and paid for it in The Barclays with his worst start in two months.

August 21, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Braves' bats stay hot, demolish Reds

CINCINNATI - Justin Upton extended his hitting streak to 12 games with a bases-loaded single during Atlanta's decisive third inning, and the Braves extended their offensive resurgence with an 8-0 victory over the fading Cincinnati Reds on Thursday night.

August 21, 2014 | By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Gators kick off season vs. FPCA squad looking for first win

The loss columns for both Bulloch Academy and First Presbyterian Christian Academy stand at '0' as the 2014 season kicks off at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Gator Alley, but each of the schools are looking to cast off losing streaks dating back to last fall.

August 21, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Buses ready to roll

As Brian VanGorder learned in 2006 during his year as Georgia Southern's head coach - Eagle Nation doesn't like its traditions messed with.

August 21, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Georgia Southern


The classroom of life

It looks like we're going to have a great semester here at old East Georgia State College! The hallways are packed and students are trying to find their room assignments, make new friends, wait in long lines at the book store and just get comfortable with life after high school. It's not easy! You'd think that with all these electronic gizmos and computer knowledge, these young folks have the answers of the universe in the palms of their hands. Confusion reigns!

August 21, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


‘Distinctive tattoo’ leads Bulloch County deputies to burglary suspect

A "distinctive tattoo" led to a man being arrested Wednesday on burglary charges after sheriff's deputies shared images from a surveillance video taken when the suspect burglarized a local business, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

August 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Screven County stadium rededication to honor namesake, Vietnam vets

Organizers of a ceremony rededicating the Screven County High School football stadium to its namesake, Maj. Charles L. Kelly, hope to honor Vietnam War veterans from throughout the area at the event preceding Saturday night's football game in Sylvania.

August 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia Southern University to host fall 2014 ’Boro Browse

Georgia Southern University will host its Fall 'Boro Browse event on Tuesday.

August 21, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bank of America agrees to nearly $17B settlement

WASHINGTON - The government has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis, the Justice Department announced Thursday.

August 21, 2014 | By PETE YOST and MARCY GORDON Associated Press | Nation


2 American Ebola patients discharged from hospital

ATLANTA - Two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus have been discharged from an Atlanta hospital, where the scene Thursday was festive and celebratory - a stark contrast to the sterile, rushed atmosphere that marked their arrival nearly three weeks ago.

August 21, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


How much is $100 really worth in your state?

Consumers be aware - $100 isn't "worth" the same amount in each state, according to a map released this week.

August 21, 2014 | By FAITH HEATON JOLLEY Deseret News National | Hot topics


What Robin Williams' death can teach us about treating depression

Millions have taken to the Internet to remember actor-comedian Robin Williams, who died at age 63 in a suspected suicide.

August 21, 2014 | By CHANDRA JOHNSON Deseret News National | Hot topics


100,000 elephants killed in Africa from 2010-2012, study shows

KENYA - An estimated 100,000 elephants in Africa have been killed by poachers from 2010-12, according to a new peer reviewed study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The killings have increased as a result of the growing demand for ivory sold on the black-market in China and other Asian countries.

August 21, 2014 | By LINDSEY PETERSON Deseret News National | World


What kind of car are you?

Cars are one of the most important status symbols in America. The kind of car you drive indicates the kind of person you think you are, and the kind of person you want other people to think you are. Sociologists have long studied the different kinds of cars in order to determine how they relate to a person's self-image. We are happy now to bring you the fruits of that research:

August 21, 2014 | By TIM TORKILDSON Deseret News National | Hot topics


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