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Lesson learned, Poles get tough over US missiles

WARSAW, Poland - Not so long ago, the U.S. enjoyed something akin to a mythical status in Poland. Ronald Reagan was a hero, the dollar was king and Washington was a trusted guardian against Russia.

July 18, 2008 | By VANESSA GERA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Bridge 7/4

Regular readers will know that on July 4, 1776, four of the declaration signatories repaired to a quiet room to play a game remarkably similar to present-day bridge. After two rubbers, Thomas Jefferson was well ahead. On the first board of the third rubber, John Adams made seven hearts with 150 honors. On the second, Adams went down in a four-spade contract he could have made with the aid of a scissors coup. On the third deal, Jefferson made four hearts with a dentist's coup. This was the fourth deal.

July 18, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break

Astrograph 7/4

In the year ahead, you are likely to be attracted to progressive individuals who are in tune with the times. Any new association you make will fit this bill, and one or two could become close friends.

July 18, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break

Ask Dr. Gott 7/4

DEAR DR. GOTT: I have a lot of health problems. One is polymyalgia, which makes me stiff and in a lot of pain. I've taken prednisone, but the side effects were terrible, so I stopped that drug.

July 18, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break

Dear Abby 7/4

DEAR ABBY: I'm a high school student in the top 2 percent of my class. I'm heavily involved in extracurricular activities. I don't give my mom much to worry about, but she is always "concerned."

July 18, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break

Rates on 30-year mortgages drop to 6.35 percent

WASHINGTON - Rates on 30-year mortgages, which had been rising for five straight weeks, posted a decline this week as signals from the Federal Reserve eased worries about imminent rate increases.

July 18, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER Associated Press Writer | Washington

Italy starts controversial plan to fingerprint thousands of Gypsies, including children

ROME - Italian authorities have started fingerprinting tens of thousands of Gypsies living in nomad camps across the country - adults and children alike - brushing aside accusations of racism by human rights advocates and international organizations.

July 18, 2008 | By ARIEL DAVID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

German woman’s assisted suicide fuels debate

BERLIN - Bettina Schardt knew that the combination of drugs she drank in the living room of her home in Wuerzburg last week would kill her, and she died alone.

July 18, 2008 | By PATRICK McGROARTY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Bushmen denied visas to build mud-huts in Va.

STAUNTON, Va. - Three West African bushmen recruited to build a mud-hut village at the Frontier Culture Museum of Virginia have been denied visas because officials say the men were poor, didn't speak English and failed to convince them that their visit only would be temporary.

July 18, 2008 | The Associated Press | National

China: Dalai Lama must disavow violence

BEIJING - China wants the Dalai Lama to prove he does not support Tibetan independence and disruption of the Beijing Olympics, and told the spiritual leader's two visiting envoys that ''positive actions'' could lead to more talks this year, a state news agency reported Thursday.

July 18, 2008 | By ANITA CHANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press

Summer Sports Show: Statesboro's racing phenom Ricky McClain tears up the track

Summer Sports Show for Thursday, July 3 - Presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank.

July 18, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON | Summer Sports Show

Hedge fund scammer tells NY judge he tried suicide

NEW YORK - The hedge fund cheat who tried to fake his own death before going on the lam told a judge Thursday that he really did try to kill himself with a drug overdose the day before he surrendered in Massachusetts.

July 18, 2008 | By LARRY NEUMEISTER Associated Press Writer | National

Mass. pregnancy pact stirs debate over child care

GLOUCESTER, Mass. - The high school where the principal claimed girls formed a pact to get pregnant is one of the few in Massachusetts with a day care center, leading some to wonder whether that sent a message that teen motherhood is OK.

July 17, 2008 | By MELISSA TRUJILLO Associated Press Writer | National

Ga. authorities probe 1946 unsolved lynchings

MONROE, Ga. - Investigators have spent two days digging at a property in northeast Georgia in search of clues advocates hope could lead to finding living suspects in the unsolved lynchings of four people in 1946.

July 17, 2008 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | National

Tenn. inmate released after 22 years on death row

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A former death row inmate was freed from a Nashville prison on Wednesday for the first time in nearly 23 years after an anonymous donor paid his bail.

July 17, 2008 | By ROSE FRENCH Associated Press Writer | National

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Column: Winning makes McIlroy as good as he already was

AUSTIN, Texas - Rory McIlroy had his first Arnold Palmer moment before the tournament even started.

March 19, 2018 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports

NCAA Sweet 16 has unexpected field after favorites ousted

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - After little went according to plan in the opening weekend of the NCAA Tournament, the bracket has a wildly different look ...

March 19, 2018 | By AARON BEARD AP Basketball Writer | Sports

Eagles finish second at Schenkel

The Georgia Southern men's golf team shot the lowest round for the second straight day Sunday and finished second in the 39th annual Schenkel ...

March 19, 2018 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports

Want to avoid the flu while flying?

NEW YORK - Worried about catching a cold or the flu on an airplane? Get a window seat, and don't leave it until the flight ...

March 19, 2018 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press

Woman killed by self-driving SUV

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - A self-driving Uber SUV struck and killed a pedestrian in suburban Phoenix in the first death involving a fully autonomous test vehicle, prompting ...

March 19, 2018 | By FELICIA FONSECA and TOM KRISHER Associated Press | Associated Press

Fear mounts in Austin as serial bomber uses tripwire

AUSTIN, Texas - The hunt for the serial bomber who has been leaving deadly explosives in packages on Austin doorsteps took an even more sinister turn ...

March 19, 2018 | By PAUL J. WEBER and WILL WEISSERT Associated Press | Associated Press

BI-LO changes won't affect Boro

Southeastern Grocers, the parent company of the BI-LO store in Statesboro, has entered into a restructuring support agreement known as an RSA with a group ...

March 19, 2018 | By DeWAYNE GRICE | Local

Police: Man strikes woman with gun, threatens to shoot her

A man struck a woman with a gun Saturday after threatening to shoot her in front of children, according to Statesboro police reports.

March 19, 2018 | From staff reports | Local

Fort Stewart soldier killed in motorcycle crash identified

The 21-year-old Fort Stewart soldier killed Thursday in a motorcycle accident on Highway 67 near Statesboro has been identified.

March 19, 2018 | From staff reports | Local

Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - 'In The Grove' shifts focus to upscale rentals

If you have driven out West Main Street, just past Julia P. Bryant Elementary School you can't miss all of the activity happening at ...

March 19, 2018 | | Local

Gloria Strauthers completes Maxwell Certification program

Gloria Strauthers of Exodus Management & Consulting, LLC, recently completed the John C. Maxwell Certification Program and is recognized as a certified independent John C. Maxwell ...

March 19, 2018 | | Local

Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Today's parenting culture puts high premium on high IQ

Parents of children who habitually lie can breathe a huge sigh of relief - The New York Times says that budding Pinocchios are more intelligent than ...

March 18, 2018 | | Life

Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Swamp, Tomato, Zoar pop up as towns in Bulloch

Note: The following is part of a series of columns looking at the founding and general history of southeast Georgia and Bulloch County.

March 18, 2018 | | Life

Disney World and dragging ditches

They dragged the ditches a few weeks ago. They hauled their big, noisy, mustard yellow machines out to my edge of the county - the imaginary ...

March 18, 2018 | By Kathy Bradley | Life

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