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Rate of U.S. women dying in childbirth on the rise; C-sections, obesity may play role

ATLANTA - U.S. women are dying from childbirth at the highest rate in decades, new government figures show. Though the risk of death is very small, experts believe increasing maternal obesity and a jump in Caesarean sections are partly to blame.

September 08, 2007 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Nation


Forest fires rage in southern Greece; 15 killed, including 9 trapped in cars

ATHENS, Greece - Forest fires whipped by gale-force winds killed at least 15 people in southern Greece Friday, including at least nine people trapped in their cars as the flames approached.

September 08, 2007 | By ELENA BECATOROS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Former astronaut Nowak wants ankle monitor removed; Alleged victim says she’s still afraid

ORLANDO, Fla. - Former astronaut Lisa Nowak, accused of attacking a romantic rival, asked a judge Friday to let her remove her electronic monitoring ankle bracelet, saying that it cuts her ankle and gets in the way of her military boot laces.

September 08, 2007 | By TRAVIS REED Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bulloch History by Roger Allen

(Note: The following is the second part of a four-part series on the expansion of rail service in Bulloch County.)

September 08, 2007 | By ROGER ALLEN | Lifestyles Columnists


Bomb from American fighter jet kills 3 British soldiers, wounds 2 in southern Afghanistan

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - A bomb apparently dropped by an American fighter jet called in for air support killed three British soldiers in southern Afghanistan, officials said Friday. Two soldiers were seriously wounded.

September 08, 2007 | By NOOR KHAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Death toll from Midwest storms up to 17 with flooding, tornado and storm damage across region

CHICAGO - Ferocious thunderstorms, heat and humidity added to the Midwest's flooding misery Friday as thousands of people returned to damaged homes, many without electricity to run fans or pumps.

September 08, 2007 | By DAN STRUMPF Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bridge 8/25

Malcolm Forbes, who was a keen bridge player, said, "It's so much easier to suggest solutions when you don't know too much about the problem."

September 08, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Ohio police officer pleads not guilty in pregnant girlfriend’s death; could face death penalty

CANTON, Ohio - A police officer pleaded not guilty Friday in the killing of his pregnant girlfriend, whose corpse was found in a park and whose toddler son gave investigators some of their strongest clues.

September 08, 2007 | By JOE MILICIA Associated Press Writer | Nation


Dear Abby 8/25

DEAR ABBY: My daughter says her children, ages 11 and 8, are afraid of me because I correct their lack of manners. Is asking them to say "please" and "thank you," or to use a knife to cut things on their plate into small pieces rather than have food hanging out of their mouths, really expecting too much?

September 08, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Alcohol Control Board on the way out?

Once again, the changes to the alcohol ordinance were the major topic of discussion for the Statesboro Alcohol Control Board.

September 08, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM pboyum@statesboroherald.com | Local


Astrograph 8/25

There are strong indications that you could make some critical changes that will have a positive effect upon your love life. There's a chance you may fulfill a long-standing hope and expectation

September 08, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Evans-Hendrickson

Mr. and Mrs. B. Craig Evans of Sylvania announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Lee Anna Evans, to Grant Robert Hendrickson, son of Victor Robert Hendrickson of Anderson, S.C., and Valerie Enlow Hendrickson of Greer, S.C.

September 08, 2007 | | Wedding Planner


Wedding planning with Marcy E. Thornton

In my last column, I discussed how flowers could make or break your wedding, should you choose to include them. This week's is the first of two columns dealing with something that you absolutely must have in one form or the other: wedding correspondence.

September 08, 2007 | By MARCY E. THORNTON | Lifestyles Columnists


Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick files plea in federal court, admits dogfighting

RICHMOND, Va. - Michael Vick filed his plea agreement in federal court Friday admitting to conspiracy in a dogfighting ring and helping kill pit bulls. He denied ever betting on the fights, only bankrolling them.

September 08, 2007 | By LARRY O’DELL Associated Press Writer | Nation


Senate announces plans for hearing on mine collapse as searchers drill final test hole

HUNTINGTON, Utah - As rescuers drilled a final hole into a Utah mountain Thursday to search for six missing coal miners, the U.S. Senate added its voice to a growing chorus of questions raised over the safety of the mine.

September 07, 2007 | By JENNIFER DOBNER Associated Press Writer | Nation


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Kenseth claims Fontana pole

FONTANA, Calif. - Although Matt Kenseth thinks track position is less important on Fontana's well-aged asphalt than on other NASCAR ovals, he is still excited to start up front Sunday.

March 21, 2014 | By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer | NASCAR - AP


Donaldson-Pratt

Megan Donaldson and Elias Pratt of El Paso, Texas, formerly of Statesboro, Ga., were united in marriage on October 26, 2013, during an outside ceremony at the Robbins Nest in Statesboro. Dan Pratt officiated. An indoor reception immediately followed the ceremony at the Robbins Nest.

March 21, 2014 | | Weddings


Police Report 3-22-14 - A woman told deputies her granddaughter’s husband struck her

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. Arrest photos are available for viewing at statesboroherald.com/arrests/

March 21, 2014 | | Police Report


Mercer shocks Duke 78-71 in NCAA tourney opener

RALEIGH, N.C. - Senior-laden Mercer went into Duke's backyard and pulled off the biggest upset of the NCAA tournament so far Friday, beating the Blue Devils 78-71 and likely ending Jabari Parker's short college career.

March 21, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


4 men die in New Jersey shore motel fire

POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. - A fire early Friday destroyed a New Jersey shore motel that was housing people displaced by Superstorm Sandy, killing four people and injuring eight, authorities said.

March 21, 2014 | By WAYNE PARRY Associated Press | Nation


Black preschoolers more likely to face suspension

WASHINGTON - Black students are more likely to be suspended from U.S. public schools - even as tiny preschoolers.

March 21, 2014 | By JESSE J. HOLLAND and KIMBERLY HEFLING Associated Press | Nation


Ga. lawmakers finish session, head into campaigns

ATLANTA - Members of the Georgia General Assembly are ready to begin their campaigns for another term, fresh off a legislative session highlighted by scads of campaign-friendly maneuvers.

March 21, 2014 | By BILL BARROW and RAY HENRY Associated Press | Local


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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