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Congress passes new child health care bill, setting up another veto fight with Bush

WASHINGTON - A defiant Democratic-controlled Congress voted Thursday to provide health insurance to an additional 4 million lower-income children, ignoring President Bush's threat of a second straight veto on the issue.

November 16, 2007 | By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent | Nation


Congress disappoints even House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who blames Bush and the GOP

WASHINGTON - Add House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to the list of Americans who think Congress is doing a lousy job.

November 16, 2007 | By CHARLES BABINGTON Associated Press Writer | Nation


Police searching for Neb. teacher and boy, 13; pair may have skipped town amid investigation

OMAHA, Neb. - Authorities searched Thursday for a 13-year-old boy and a female middle school teacher believed to be on the run from central Nebraska after police began investigating whether the pair had an intimate relationship.

November 16, 2007 | By OSKAR GARCIA Associated Press Writer | Nation


Our Views: Citizens group should withdraw challenges to voter registrations

Two years ago, a Georgia Southern professor and several students came before the Statesboro City Council to present evidence of serious abuses of alcohol at a local club. The group challenged the elected officials to do something about the problem.

November 15, 2007 | | Letters To The Editor


Suspect sought in Clito area armed robbery

Bulloch County Sheriff's investigators are seeking a man they said robbed a Clito area convenience store Sunday.

November 15, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Local


SEB 'Swarm' sets another school record

The Southeast Bulloch High School "Swarm" marching band set another school record this past Saturday when the squad came home from the Tenth Annual "Heart of Georgia Marching Band Competition" with dozen more trophies. The biggest prize at the event held in Warner Robins was the "Second Runner Up Regardless of Class" Trophy, which meant the Swarm was judged better than 23 of the 26 bands in attendance.

November 15, 2007 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local


Study: MRI scans find brain abnormalities not that uncommon

ATLANTA (AP) - One in 60 older people may be walking around with benign brain tumors and don't know it. Even more may have bulging blood vessels in the head that could burst.

November 15, 2007 | By MIKE STOBBE Associated Press Writer | Nation


NASA promises Congress it will reveal survey that shows safety problems worse than thought

WASHINGTON - Abandoning its secrecy claims, NASA promised Congress on Wednesday it will reveal results of an unprecedented federal aviation survey which found that aircraft near collisions, runway interference and other safety problems occur far more often than previously recognized.

November 15, 2007 | By CHRISTINE SIMMONS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Halloween recall covers fake teeth over high lead levels

WASHINGTON - The government announced an 11th-hour recall Wednesday to warn consumers that fake Halloween teeth sold by the tens of thousands since last year contain excessive amounts of lead.

November 15, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


’Forgotten’ Arizona toddler dies in car; mother charged with negligent homicide

PHOENIX - A woman who found her 17-month-old son dead in her hot, stuffy car after she worked her seven-hour shift as a Hooters waitress has been arrested, police said Wednesday.

November 15, 2007 | By TERRY TANG Associated Press Writer | Nation


Sex offenders declare themselves homeless in Calif., frustrating attempts to track them

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Hundreds of California sex offenders who face tough new restrictions on where they can live are declaring themselves homeless - truthfully or not - and that's making it difficult for the state to track them.

November 15, 2007 | By DON THOMPSON Associated Press Writer | Nation


Senate panel approves ’Law of the Sea’ treaty

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Reagan-era ''Law of the Sea'' treaty was primed for its first-ever Senate vote, boosted by strong support from the Bush administration and an emphatic vote of approval Wednesday by the Foreign Relations Committee.

November 15, 2007 | By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Dear Abby 11/01

DEAR ABBY: I have a serious problem. Several months ago, my 15-year-old granddaughter, "Brittany," brought a girlfriend to my home explaining that "Megan's" mother was on drugs and Megan had no place to live. The mother was living between her car and an occasional motel room.

November 15, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 11/01

DEAR DR. GOTT: I'm a 70-plus-year-old unemployed woman in fair health except for high blood pressure, severe arthritis and COPD. I have no relatives in this area. I attend church regularly and do have a few very close friends.

November 15, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Astrograph 11/01

Restlessness on your part may be more prevalent than usual in the year ahead. But if you're smart, you can use this to your advantage - as a stimulus to push you onward and upward. Don't let it impel you to go off on tangents.

November 15, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


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Bulloch History with Roger Allen - I-16 becomes part of national highway system

(Note: The following is part of a series of articles looking at the growth of roads and transportation in Georgia and Bulloch County beginning in 1807.)

August 31, 2014 | Roger Allen Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


5 easy ways to start your day right

I've never been a morning person. Equipped with a gene found in nocturnal animals I would float during daytime hours only to amp my production after sundown.

August 31, 2014 | By HEATHER MERRILL Deseret News Service | Hot topics


US trained Alaskans as secret 'stay-behind agents'

WASHINGTON - Fearing a Russian invasion and occupation of Alaska, the U.S. government in the early Cold War years recruited and trained fishermen, bush pilots, trappers and other private citizens across Alaska for a covert network to feed wartime intelligence to the military, newly declassified Air Force and FBI documents show.

August 31, 2014 | By ROBERT BURNS Associated Press | World


Iraqi forces break militant siege of Shiite town

BAGHDAD - Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen on Sunday broke a six-week siege imposed by the Islamic State extremist group on the northern Shiite Turkmen town of Amirli, as a suicide bombing killed 14 people in Anbar western province, officials said.

August 31, 2014 | By SAMEER N. YACOUB Associated Press | World


Marlins shut down Braves

ATLANTA - Jarred Cosart pitched seven effective innings, and the Miami Marlins beat the Atlanta Braves 4-0 on Saturday night to stop a three-game losing streak.

August 31, 2014 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Jerick's journey into the NFL - Week 4: A bit of rookie hazing

Jerome Felton is an NFL veteran, and he's been to a Pro Bowl.

August 31, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Tech struggles early, pulls away late

August 31, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Georgia Tech


UGA pours it on, pays back Clemson

ATHENS - Todd Gurley felt strong and healthy.

August 31, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | UGA




Nunn, Perdue battle over backgrounds

ATLANTA - Democrat Michelle Nunn and Republican David Perdue share the title of CEO but are trying to make the case their experiences couldn't be more different as they campaign for Georgia's open Senate seat.

August 30, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Traffic stop leads to arrests

A traffic stop led to the arrest of two men, one of whom is wanted in a Long County kidnapping, according to a release from the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

August 30, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


NC State edges Georgia Southern, 24-23

RALEIGH, N.C. - Jacoby Brissett threw for 291 yards and three second-half touchdowns to help North Carolina State edge Georgia Southern 24-23 on Saturday in the season opener for both teams, and the debut in FBS for the Eagles.

August 30, 2014 | From wire reports | Sports


Local Roundup: GSU volleyball loses 2 on opening day

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - The Georgia Southern volleyball team lost two matches against two of the top teams in the country on the opening day of the 2014 season in the Active Ankle Challenge at the University of Florida Friday.

August 30, 2014 | From staff reports | Sports


Ga. Prep Football Scores: 8/29/14

Adairsville 52, Woodland Cartersville 28

August 30, 2014 | The Associated Press | Prep Sports 360




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