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3 scientific teams find ’double whammy’ gene tied to smoking dependency, inability to quit

WASHINGTON - Scientists say they have pinpointed a genetic link that makes people more likely to get hooked on tobacco, causing them to smoke more cigarettes, making it harder to quit, and leading more often to deadly lung cancer.

April 17, 2008 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | National


18 states going to court to force EPA to respond to Supreme Court ruling on global warming

BOSTON - Officials of 18 states are taking the EPA back to court to try to force it to comply with a Supreme Court ruling that rebuked the Bush administration for inaction on global warming.

April 17, 2008 | By JAY LINDSAY Associated Press Writer | National


Sleepy Alaska town’s first slayings since 1996 awaken residents’ fears, confusion

SITKA, Alaska - Not much new happens in this sleepy little southeast Alaska fishing community, and the locals seem to like it that way.

April 17, 2008 | By STEVE QUINN Associated Press Writer | National


FBI: Man accused of trying to bring explosives on plane wanted to show off bomb-making skills

ORLANDO, Fla. - A Jamaican accused of trying to check a bag containing pipe bomb-making materials onto a plane told the FBI he wanted to show friends how to build explosives like he saw in Iraq, according to documents released Wednesday.

April 17, 2008 | By TRAVIS REED Associated Press Writer | National


FMB AOTW: BA's Son shining for Gator tennis

When thinking of a star tennis player, the image that comes to mind is average height and build with a exceptional backhand.

April 17, 2008 | From staff reports | Sports


Dear Abby 4/3

DEAR ABBY: I was offended by your response to "True Love Texan" (Jan. 18) when he asked about loving a woman with multiple personality disorder. MPD is also known as Dissociative Identity Disorder. Individuals with DID have survived severe childhood abuse. The way they coped was to split into different personalities. DID can be treated through intense psychotherapy, which attempts to integrate the personalities into one.

April 17, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


GOP-backed county judge ousts Wisconsin’s first black justice in nasty Supreme Court race

MADISON, Wis. - A little-known county judge has narrowly defeated a Wisconsin Supreme Court justice with a law-and-order message and a barrage of third-party ads in a race that will go down as one of the state's nastiest.

April 17, 2008 | By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press Writer | National


Local Roundup: SEB sweeps mid-week meet

BROOKLET - With Saturday's annual Plankenhorn Invitational looming, Southeast Bulloch picked up two big wins Wednesday in a five-team meet.

April 17, 2008 | From staff reports | Sports


Dear Abby 4/2

DEAR ABBY: I just made the biggest career mistake of my life. I was working for a wonderful company. Then a former co-worker told me about a management position opening at the agency she went to work for. I thought it would be my golden opportunity for advancement. I submitted my resume and, after two interviews, got the job.

April 16, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Ga. police say 3rd-graders plotted to attack teacher; brought broken steak knife, handcuffs

WAYCROSS - Police say a group of third-graders plotted to attack their teacher, bringing a broken steak knife, handcuffs, duct tape and other items for the job and assigning children tasks including covering the windows and cleaning up afterward.

April 16, 2008 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press Writer | National


Newly found parachute not from D.B. Cooper, says man who provided the skyjacker’s chutes

VANCOUVER, Wash. - A recently discovered parachute could not have been used by D.B. Cooper in 1971, says the man who packed the four chutes that were given to the mysterious skyjacker.

April 16, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


China accuses Tibet independence groups of planning to attack with ’suicide squads’

BEIJING - China has branded the Dalai Lama a ''wolf in monk's robes'' and his followers the ''scum of Buddhism.'' It stepped up the rhetoric Tuesday, accusing the Nobel Peace laureate and his supporters of planning suicide attacks.

April 16, 2008 | By AUDRA ANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Possible US-Russia deal this weekend may include limits on missile defenses in Europe

COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Scrambling to seal a missile defense deal this weekend, the U.S. is offering guarantees to assure the Russians the system isn't a European military threat aimed at them.

April 16, 2008 | By ROBERT BURNS AP Military Writer | Associated Press


City Council votes to put off signing of agreement for wireless grant

The city council voted Tuesday to put off for a month the signing of an agreement with VC3, a technology consulting firm putting together a business plan for the deployment of a wireless system in Statesboro.

April 16, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Police Report - April 2

(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.)

April 16, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


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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


Jones pulled from Falcons' first practice with minor injury

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons were cautious on the opening day of training camp Thursday, pulling star wide receiver Julio Jones out of practice ...

July 28, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Tormenta's Ericson named to All-Eastern Conference team

Members of the inaugural South Georgia Tormenta FC squad have made their way back to their respective collegiate and club teams, but Thursday brought one ...

July 28, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Altherr makes big return in first game back for Phillies

ATLANTA - Aaron Altherr and Maikel Franco homered, Aaron Nola won for the first time in eight starts and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves ...

July 28, 2016 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Clinton promises 'steady hand'

PHILADELPHIA - Confronting a "moment of reckoning," Hillary Clinton is casting herself as a unifier for divided times and a tested, steady hand to lead in ...

July 28, 2016 | By JULIE PACE and ROBERT FURLOW Associated Press | Associated Press


Answers sought for surge of killings

NEW YORK - The relentless series of mass killings across the globe poses a challenge for experts trying to analyze them without lapsing into faulty generalizations ...

July 28, 2016 | By DAVID CRARY Associated Press | Associated Press




BA tournament a huge success

On a sweltering Wednesday afternoon, Statesboro High School and Bulloch Academy squared off in the showcase game of the 5th Annual Mirian Burnette "Strike Out ...

July 27, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Falcons expecting camp battles at right guard, linebacker

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - There could be more last-minute additions to theAtlanta Falcons' roster, possibly before training camp opens Thursday.

July 27, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Garcia reminded that time still on his side to win a major

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Henrik Stenson took his silver claret jug and headed straight for Switzerland to play in a charity event organized by Sergio Garcia ...

July 27, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Bulloch schools hold open house Thursday

All 15 campuses of the Bulloch County Schools hold open house events for students to meet their new teachers Thursday evening.

July 27, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


American flag retirement drop box unveiled at courthouse

The Bulloch County Courthouse square has a new permanent fixture thanks to a local Eagle Scout project completed under the direction of 15-year-old Statesboro High ...

July 27, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald writer | Local




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