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U.S. military commanders fear Iraqi forces cannot hold areas seized with American blood

BAGHDAD - American military commanders now seriously doubt that Iraqi security forces will be able to hold the ground that U.S. troops are fighting to clear _ gloomy predictions that strike at the heart of Washington's key strategy to turn the tide in Iraq.

Several senior American officers have warned in recent days that Iraqi soldiers and police are still incapable of maintaining security on their own in the most crucial areas, including Baghdad and the recently reclaimed districts around Baqouba to the north.

July 12, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Bald eagle goes off endangered list, marking remarkable recovery

WASHINGTON The American bald eagle, a national symbol once almost wiped out by hunters and DDT poisoning, has not only survived but is thriving.

July 12, 2007 | By H. JOSEF HEBERT Associated Press Writer | Nation


Astrograph 6/28

Several avenues you've developed over time could begin to pay off in ways that could further your hopes and dreams. It won't be by accident, but from doing all the right things for so long.

July 12, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


U.S. soldiers patrol on foot in tense Baqouba to avoid setting off buried bombs

BAQOUBA, Iraq - U.S. armored vehicles stand idle on the edge of western Baqouba's apartment blocks. The soldiers who normally ride in them have left on foot patrols - a simple, but apparently effective, tactic being used against insurgents planting increasingly large and devastating bombs deep underground.

July 12, 2007 | By LAUREN FRAYER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Senate subpoenas White House, Cheney’s office, for documents related to wiretapping

WASHINGTON - The Senate Judiciary Committee subpoenaed the White House and Vice President Dick Cheney's office Wednesday for documents relating to President Bush's controversial eavesdropping program that operated warrant-free for five years.

July 12, 2007 | By LAURIE KELLMAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Recorders Court judge beaten, robbed in Jesup

JESUP, Ga. - A judge and former prosecutor was hospitalized after being severely beaten and robbed in his law office.

Jesup's Recorders Court judge, Glenn Thomas Jr., was alone in his office near City Hall on Monday when he was attacked.

July 12, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Dear Abby 6/28

DEAR ABBY: "Pregnant and Paranoid in Calif." (May 6) is rightfully troubled by the unwanted touching of her abdomen by strangers. When they do it, she should back away and gently remind them that it makes her uncomfortable. What she needs to know is that touching a woman's belly is a deeply rooted instinctual behavior. It is as natural as pulling your hand away from a fire. - GAYLE FROM SCOTTS, MICH.

July 12, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 6/28

DEAR DR. GOTT: A 68-year-old man I knew recently passed away from lung cancer after smoking for most of his life. He had quit smoking and was diagnosed with lung cancer about a year after quitting.

July 12, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


In California, debate over sterilizing pets brings howls from breeders and dog lovers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A bill that would require most dogs and cats in California to be spayed or neutered has brought howls of protest from breeders and threats from the American Kennel Club to pull the nation's second-largest dog show from the state.

July 12, 2007 | By SAMANTHA YOUNG Associated Press Writer | Nation


Benoit’s doctor said he met with the wrestler day of the killings

ATLANTA - Professional wrestler Chris Benoit met with his personal physician hours before he allegedly killed his wife and son and then hanged himself in his basement, the doctor said Wednesday.

July 12, 2007 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | Local


Bridge 6/28

We are studying eliminating losers in suit contracts. If you have a winner in one hand opposite a void in the other, you can cash that winner and discard a loser. Note, though, that it makes a difference which hand you take that discard from. If you throw a loser from your hand, your worries are over. But if you pitch from the board, you must then ruff on the board the loser that is still in your hand.

July 12, 2007 | BY PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Braves turn up the heat in 13-0 win over Nationals

ATLANTA - Chipper Jones drove in four runs to back a strong start from John Smoltz, helping the Atlanta Braves beat Washington 13-0 on Wednesday night and sweep a three-game series from the Nationals.

July 12, 2007 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press Writer | Sports


Bridge 6/27

This week, we are looking at eliminating losers in suit contracts. When the dummy is displayed, assuming it does not contain more trumps than your hand, look at your 13 cards and take dummy's high cards into account. How many losers do you have in this deal? Then, how many winners can you see? And what would you do after West leads the spade jack?

July 11, 2007 | BY PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Salty peppers two in Braves' win

ATLANTA - Rookie Jarrod Saltalamacchia homered twice and slumping Andruw Jones went deep for the first time in 21⁄2 weeks, backing up seven strong innings from Buddy Carlyle that sent the Atlanta Braves past the Washington Nationals 6-2 on Tuesday night.

July 11, 2007 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Arrest warrant for Iraqi culture minister prompts Sunni outrage, threatening reconciliation

BAGHDAD - Iraqi commandos raided the home of a Sunni Cabinet member Tuesday after a warrant was issued for his arrest, outraging Sunni politicians and jeopardizing U.S.-backed reconciliation efforts within the Shiite-led government.

July 11, 2007 | By KIM GAMEL Associated Press Writer | Nation


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Try the great taste of Uncle Shug's at three locations

When you think delicious fried chicken at a great value, Uncle Shug's Chicken Barn comes to mind.

April 28, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Locally Owned


Should National Guard have been called sooner in Baltimore?

BALTIMORE - National Guard troops fanned out through the city, shield-bearing police officers blocked the streets and firefighters doused still-simmering blazes early Tuesday as a growing area of Baltimore shuddered from riots following the funeral of a black man who died in police custody.

April 28, 2015 | By TOM FOREMAN Jr. and AMANDA LEE MYERS Associated Press | Associated Press


April 28 - Mrs. Marjorie Daniel Collins Anderson, age 92, died Friday evening, April 24, 2015, at th

Mrs. Marjorie Daniel Collins Anderson

April 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


Nets tie up series

NEW YORK - Deron Williams rebounded from two dismal games with 35 points, and the Brooklyn Nets pulled out a 120-115 overtime victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night, tying the series at two games apiece.

April 27, 2015 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Southeast Bulloch's Mikell caps perfect season

Southeast Bulloch's Stephen Mikell epitomizes the phrase "student athlete." The 18-year-old No. 1 singles player for the Yellow Jackets capped off his senior season by going undefeated on the tennis court while still maintaining a 3.96 GPA in the classroom.

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


My Take: Undefeated, unwatchable

Despite my personal preference for baseball and football, one of my first sports-related memories stems from the boxing ring.

April 27, 2015 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Lady Gators looking for revenge in Elite Eight

For the second straight season, Bulloch Academy travels to Atlanta to face Holy Spirit Prep in the 'Elite Eight' of the GISA Class AAA girls' soccer playoffs.

April 27, 2015 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


In the Pits: Busch's victory shows attempt to change as a person

Kurt Busch's win at Richmond International Raceway would only be considered redemption if anyone had ever questioned his driving ability.

April 27, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Winston, Mariota atop latest mock draft

NEW YORK - The NFL draft heads to Chicago this year, with the top overall choice in ourmock draft not planning to be on hand. No matter: Tampa Bay will already have let its selection know when the crowd in the Windy City gets, uh, wind of the pick.

April 27, 2015 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


A choir's debut

The Boys and Girls Club Choir will offer its debut performance Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. inside the First United Methodist Church of Statesboro on South Main Street. The free concert is open to the public, and the community is encouraged to attend the inaugural display of musical talent from the Statesboro club.

April 27, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Less fluoride in the water

NEW YORK - The government is lowering the recommended amount of fluoride in drinking water because some kids are getting too much, causing white splotches on their teeth.

April 27, 2015 | By MIKE STOBBE Associated Press | Associated Press


Nepal quake death toll tops 4,000

KATHMANDU, Nepal - As the death toll from Nepal's devastating earthquake climbed past 4,000, aid workers and officials in remote, shattered villages near the epicenter pleaded Monday for food, shelter and medicine.

April 27, 2015 | By KATY DAIGLE and BINAJ GURUBACHARYA Associated Press | Associated Press


Founder of Feetz to speak at Georgia Southern

Tuesday, April 28, at 5:30 p.m. in the College of Engineering and Information Technology, Room 1004, the Georgia Southern College of Business Administration Business Innovation Group will host the Entrepreneur Lecture Series with speaker Lucy Beard as she discusses her adventures in starting Feetz, the digital cobbler for the new era.

April 27, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


US vets come to Vietnam to confront past — and find a home

DANANG, Vietnam - When Richard Parker left Vietnam in 1970, he planned to leave his memories of napalm attacks firmly in the past. Instead, as time marched on, they haunted him.

April 27, 2015 | By MIKE IVES Associated Press | Associated Press


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Optim Healthcare merger becomes official

Optim Healthcare has made official the long anticipated partnership with National Surgical Healthcare, an owner and operator of surgical hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers based in Chicago.

April 27, 2015 | | Local


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