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Supreme Court examines disparity in crack and powder cocaine sentences

WASHINGTON - Less than 2 ounces of crack cocaine was enough to get Derrick Kimbrough a 15-year prison term.

October 17, 2007 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


More than 100 incidents reported at labs handling deadly germs

WASHINGTON - American laboratories handling the world's deadliest germs and toxins have experienced more than 100 accidents and missing shipments since 2003, and the number is increasing as more labs do the work.

October 17, 2007 | By LARRY MARGASAK Associated Press Writer | Nation


Princess Diana inquest focuses on a summer romance and a car crash

LONDON - The British inquest into the deaths of Princess Diana and her companion focused quickly on a summer romance that ended in a horrific car crash.

October 17, 2007 | By ROBERT BARR Associated Press Writer | Nation


Dear Abby 10/3

DEAR READERS: Yesterday I printed some of the letters responding to "'Grace' in Eau Claire, Wis." (Aug. 2), which emphasized the importance of recognizing when it is time to move to an assisted-living facility before the need becomes critical. Still, there is definitely no "one size fits all" solution to this problem. Read on for some input from readers who advocate carrying on as usual for as long as possible:

October 17, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 10/3

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am writing to ask you a question about aging. My wife and I are both 50 years old. We have been married for 30 years. We have lived in the same house for 20 years. We both enjoy painting, fixing up, remodeling, buying furniture and carpet, etc., for our house. We also exercise daily, with weight lifting, aerobics and stretching. We go to theme parks and walk all day about one to three days every three months. When we were 30, one of us could paint an entire room in one afternoon. Now, at age 50 ...

October 17, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Astrograph 10/03

The very things you've had the most trouble with in the past could become your greatest successes. So it behooves you not to give up on anything. If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.

October 17, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Bridge 10/3

October 17, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Police Report - October 3

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.

October 17, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


U.N. envoy meets with Myanmar junta chief, democracy leader, no word on progress

YANGON, Myanmar - A U.N. envoy completed his mission to Myanmar on Tuesday with no word of progress on the military junta's refusal to address the people's insistent demands for democracy.

October 17, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


For a soldier, gear now costs 100 times more than in WWII

WASHINGTON - As official Washington argues over the spiraling price of the war in Iraq, consider this: Outfitting a soldier for battle costs a hundred times more now than it did in World War II. It was $170 then, is about $17,500 now and could be an estimated $28,000 to $60,000 by the middle of the next decade.

October 17, 2007 | By PAULINE JELINEK Associated Press Writer | Nation


Cleveland police charge battered mother in bathtub deaths of 2 girls, ages 4 and 2

CLEVELAND (AP) - A battered woman whose two daughters were drowned in a bathtub was charged in the deaths Tuesday, a day after she called the girls' father and told him they were ''at peace.''

October 17, 2007 | By JOE MILICIA Associated Press Writer | Nation


New details in missing boaters case; 1 man had blow gun darts, knives when found in life raft

MIAMI - Investigators found bullet casings on a charter boat whose four crew members are missing and one of the two men being held in the case had blow gun darts and knives when he was plucked from a life raft near Cuba, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.

October 17, 2007 | By RASHA MADKOUR Associated Press Writer | Nation


Democrats propose income tax surcharge to pay for Iraq war

WASHINGTON - Three senior House Democrats proposed an income tax surcharge Tuesday to finance the approximately $150 billion annual cost of operations in Iraq, saying it is unfair to pass the cost of the war on to future generations.

October 17, 2007 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | Nation


BLM inspectors noted problems at Utah mine well before it collapsed

WASHINGTON - At least three years before the deadly August accident at Utah's Crandall Canyon Mine, Bureau of Land Management inspectors noted serious structural problems that they feared could cause the mine's roof to collapse, Congress was told Tuesday.

October 17, 2007 | By JENNIFER TALHELM Associated Press Writer | Nation


Blackwater chairman says company acted appropriately

WASHINGTON - Blackwater chairman Erik Prince vigorously defended his private security company on Tuesday, rejecting charges that his staff acted like a bunch of cowboys immune to legal prosecution while protecting State Department personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan.

October 17, 2007 | By RICHARD LARDNER Associated Press Writer | Nation


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Worth the wait

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Megan Rapinoe strolled around taking selfies, occasionally sipping bubbly with her teammates and trying to balance the Women's World Cup championship trophy on her head.

July 06, 2015 | By TIM BOOTH AP Sports Writer | Sports


A win, then a hug: Serena Williams tops Venus

LONDON (AP) - Decades ago, when the Williams sisters were kids in California, taking tennis lessons from Dad on a municipal court and imagining playing at Grand Slam tournaments one day, it was Venus - older, taller, stronger - who usually beat Serena.

July 06, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Blue Devil Golf to host fundraising tournament

July 06, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Deadly weekend in Chicago highlights city's gang warfare

CHICAGO - A 7-year-old boy who was one of seven people shot to death in Chicago over the holiday weekend was the son of a gang leader with a lengthy arrest record, and police say the man's refusal to cooperate with detectives highlights the city's ongoing challenge to curb gang-related violence.

July 06, 2015 | By DON BABWIN Associated Press | Associated Press


Court: Georgia official can set Vidalia onion packing date

ATLANTA - Georgia's agriculture commissioner can set a packing date for the state's famed Vidalia onions, an appeals court has ruled.

July 06, 2015 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


SC Senate votes to remove flag from Statehouse grounds

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The South Carolina Senate voted Monday to pull the Confederate flag off the Capitol grounds, clearing the way for a historic measure that could remove the banner more than five decades after it was first flown above the Statehouse to protest integration.

July 06, 2015 | By JEFFREY COLLINS Associated Press | Associated Press


Boating education course to be held in Brooklet July 9

Georgia law requires all boaters born on or after Jan. 1, 1998, to take a boating education course before operating a motorized vessel on the state's waters. This requirement is an effort to educate boaters and increase safety awareness. Persons needing to meet these requirements can take online courses or a classroom course offered by conservation officers at select locations around the state. For information about online courses, go to www.goboatgeorgia.com and click "Boating," then "Boater Education."

July 06, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - FDIC lifts regulatory order directing FMB

The business and banking community breathed a long sigh of relief as the regulatory order for Statesboro's Farmers and Merchants Bank was lifted by the FDIC.

July 06, 2015 | | Local


'Fill the Bus' begins 2015 campaign

For the second consecutive year, Prevent Child Abuse Bulloch County and United Way of Southeast Georgia are partnering for "Fill the Bus," an annual back-to-school supply drive. Fill the Bus allows citizens the opportunity to provide school supplies for children in need in the Bulloch County school system.

July 06, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Frightening Daytona wreck puts NASCAR safety in spotlight

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Riding bumper-to-bumper at nearly 200 mph, Austin Dillon was smack in the middle of a pack of cars headed to the checkered flag when he was suddenly sent on the ride of his life.

July 06, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


McIlroy injures ankle, Open Championship in doubt

LONDON - Rory McIlroy was on crutches Monday with an ankle injury from playing soccer, leaving in doubt the prospects of golf's No. 1 player defending his British Open title next week at St. Andrews.

July 06, 2015 | The Associated Press | Sports


Crashes mar third stage of Tour de France

HUY, Belgium - British rider Chris Froome took the Tour de France leader's yellow jersey after finishing second behind Spanish veteran Joacquim Rodriguez in Monday's crash-marred third stage, as a second straight day of chaos caused around 20 riders to fall and several to quit.

July 06, 2015 | By JEROME PUGMIRE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Living with Children with John Rosemond: Son likely untruthful about smoking habits

Q: We just discovered that our 17-year-old is using nicotine. He tells us he's been using for the past several months, smoking two to four cigarettes a day to cope with academic anxiety and relationships. He tends to be socially reserved and has been struggling with academics of late. He appears contrite and remorseful and has said, "I should never have gotten started with this stuff in the first place."

July 05, 2015 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Two women born in 1800s still living

When Susannah Mushatt Jones and Emma Morano were born in 1899, there was not yet world war or penicillin, and electricity was still considered a marvel. The women are believed to be the last two in the world with birthdates in the 1800s.

July 05, 2015 | By ANTONIO CALANNI and MICHAEL BALSAMO Associated Press | Life


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