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Oil hits record above $121 on supply woes

VIENNA, Austria - Oil futures surpassed $121 a barrel for the first time Tuesday, the spike fueled by worries about threats to supply and a weakening of the U.S. dollar.

May 21, 2008 | By GEORGE JAHN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Marines ignore Taliban cash crop to not upset Afghan locals

GARMSER, Afghanistan - The Marines of Bravo Company's 1st Platoon sleep beside a grove of poppies. Troops in the 2nd Platoon playfully swat at the heavy opium bulbs while walking through the fields. Afghan laborers scraping the plant's gooey resin smile and wave.

May 21, 2008 | By JASON STRAZIUSO Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Dear Abby 5/7

DEAR ABBY: My mother-in-law - I'll call her "Irene" - refers to our 3-year-old daughter, "Amber," as "sexy." When she buys clothing for Amber, she will say, "This is sexy." When Amber was younger and would pull up her dress in play, Irene would say, "Are you trying to be sexy?" Luckily, when it has happened, Amber either didn't hear or remember her comments.

May 21, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Myanmar cyclone death toll soars past 22,000: state radio

YANGON, Myanmar - The cyclone death toll soared above 22,000 on Tuesday and more than 41,000 others were missing as foreign countries mobilized to rush in aid after the country's deadliest storm on record, state radio reported.

May 21, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Calling all carbs: Dietitian hired to arrest officer obesity

LOS ANGELES - Rana Parker tells pudgy police they have the right to remain chubby, but it can and will be used against them on the streets of Los Angeles.

May 21, 2008 | By SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER Associated Press Writer | National


Ask Dr. Gott 5/7

DEAR DR. GOTT: My husband is 71 years old. He eats few sweets and fats, very little red meat and doesn't consume salt. He also takes vitamin supplements. He has coronary artery disease that bothers him very little, so he assumes he is OK. He gets minimal exercise and sleeps a lot. He smokes a half pack of low-nicotine cigarettes and drinks 3 ounces of tea mixed with 14 ounces of gin daily. He insists that his smoking and drinking won't hurt him and refuses to quit either.

May 21, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Georgia Southern hit with academic sanctions

ATLANTA - Georgia Southern lost scholarships in football and men's golf on Tuesday and Georgia State's men's basketball team was warned that it could face sanctions next year.

May 21, 2008 | The Associated Press | Georgia Southern


SEB senior elected as vice president of Georgia FFA

Once long ago, being a farmer was the dream of many an American child. Nowadays, many students see that career as one of hardship and little financial reward. One young man, however, has planned since he was young to be a farmer – Southeast Bulloch High School senior Jarrod Creasy. And his plans are starting to pay off.

May 21, 2008 | By ROGER ALLEN | Local


Studio Statesboro Vodcast

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Monday, May 5, 2008

May 20, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


10 Mercer pitchers quiet Eagles

Ten Mercer pitchers combined to defeat Georgia Southern 6-4 on Monday afternoon at J.I. Clements Stadium. Jeremiah Parker (Carrollton/Carrollton) homered and David Richardson (Dahlonega/Lumpkin County) extended his hitting streak to 14 games, but the Eagles fell to 28-20 overall. GSU had won five of the last six against the Bears.

May 20, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


GSU students build moon robot

A group of senior Electrical Engineering Technology students from Georgia Southern University designed and built a robot that was judged among the best entries at a regional robotics competition.

May 20, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Local Roundup: Williams wins for SprintSouth

SprintSouth results

May 20, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Empowerment summit draws hundreds

About 200 people came out to participate in the first annual Economic Empowerment Summit sponsored by the African American Business Owner's Coalition. The summit was held April 26 at the Nessmith-Lane Continuing Education Building on the campus of Georgia Southern University. The summit consisted of a day-long series of workshops, panel discussions and training sessions designed to provide participants with the essential tools and information they needed to effectively and successfully operate their businesses and improve their communities. Jack Hill, Republican senator for Georgia's 4th District and chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee opened the summit's morning ...

May 19, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Business


FMB honors Billy Tyson

Farmers and Merchants Bank President Ricky Nessmith announced the retirement of Billy Tyson from the bank's Board of Directors. The board bestowed upon Tyson the title of Director Emeritus in recognition of his over 40 years of service which has benefited Farmers and Merchants Bank. A resolution read at the board meeting recognized Tyson's distinctive service which began in 1968. In 1970 he joined tbe Board of Directors, and served as President of the bank from 1974 to 1991. He served a Chairman of the Board in 1991. During his tenure that spans the past 40 years, his ...

May 19, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Business


Ohio attorney general admits to affair with employee

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Just 16 months into his four-year-term, Ohio's attorney general admitted he was in over his head as he acknowledged an affair with a subordinate and his failure to stop problems that led to a sexual harassment investigation that brought down three of his aides.

May 18, 2008 | By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press Writer | National


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