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AP IMPACT: It's fear that keeps Baghdad's peace

BAGHDAD - The streets are calmer now. The fighting between Shiites and Sunnis has largely ceased. But this is not a sign of normalcy in the Iraqi capital. It's fear that keeps the peace.

Only an estimated 16 percent of the mainly Sunni families forced by Shiite militiamen and death squads to flee their homes have dared to return.

March 25, 2009 | HAMZA HENDAWI Associated Press Writer | World


Study: Lots of red meat increases mortality risk

CHICAGO - The largest study of its kind finds that older people who eat large amounts of red meat and processed meats face a greater risk of death from heart disease and cancer.

The federal study of more than half a million American men and women bolsters prior evidence of the health risks of diets laden with red meat like hamburger and processed meats like hot dogs, bacon and cold cuts.

March 25, 2009 | By CARLA K. JOHNSON AP Medical Writer | World


House, Senate budget outlines close to Obama plan

WASHINGTON - Congressional Democrats advanced federal budget outlines Wednesday that largely mirror President Barack Obama's spending priorities while imposing marginal changes to tame ballooning deficits.

A version put forward by the House Budget Committee foresees a $598 billion federal deficit after five years, and plans submitted by both the House and Senate budget panels generally adopt Obama's higher spending priorities for education and clean energy initiatives.

March 25, 2009 | ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | World


Mich. baseball park to offer 4,800-calorie burgers

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Well, at least the salsa is low-cal.

March 25, 2009 | The Associated Press | World


Swing into Spring Friday at Mill Creek

The annual parade of athletes followed by a fireworks display will kick off the recreation department's baseball and softball season Friday at Mill Creek Park. The event, now in its eighth year also includes music, exhibition games, tattoo art and the traditional first pitch of the season.

March 24, 2009 | Special to the Herald | Local


Police Report - March 25

(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.)

March 24, 2009 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Kite making; Boro Business: The Islands construction project

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Tuesday, March 24, 2008

March 24, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


February home sales rise as prices sink

WASHINGTON - One month does not a recovery make. But a surprising leap in existing home sales in February was a welcome if tentative sign of hope that the real estate market may be stabilizing.

While sales of existing homes remain at lows not seen in more than a decade, economists were encouraged by the news, saying it reflected buyers who were taking advantage of deep discounts on foreclosures and other distressed properties. That's essential if home prices are to find their long-awaited bottom.

March 24, 2009 | By ALAN ZIBEL AP Real Estate Writer | World


Teacher’s QUEST pays off

(Note: The following is part of a weekly series of stories about some "Unsung Heroes" in the Bulloch County school system.)

March 23, 2009 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local


Mark Hynko joins First Southern

First Southern National Bank has hired Mark Hynko as senior vice president of the bank.

March 23, 2009 | Special to the Herald | Business


Police Report - March 24

(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.)

March 23, 2009 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Citizens Bank of Bulloch Co. creates board of directors

David P. Beaubien, president of Citizens Bank of Bulloch County, recently announced the creation of a local board of directors. The appointed members represent a variety of area professions and related affiliations. Beaubien will also serve on the Bulloch County Board of Citizens Bank to direct the experienced group of advisors.

March 23, 2009 | Special to the Herald | Business


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Teachers & staff help to build Habitat home; Bulloch History Moment

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Monday, March 23, 2008

March 23, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


'Knowing' tops at box office with $24.8 million

LOS ANGELES - Audiences knew what they wanted this weekend: Nicholas Cage and the apocalypse.

Summit Entertainment's supernatural thriller "Knowing," which stars Cage as an astrophysics professor who figures out how to predict monumental catastrophes, debuted as the No. 1 movie at the weekend box office with $24.8 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday.

March 23, 2009 | ASSOCIATED PRESS | World


FAA: Children among 14 to 17 dead in MT plane crash

BUTTE, Mont. - A small plane - possibly carrying children on a ski trip - crashed Sunday as it approached the Butte airport, killing 14 to 17 people aboard, a federal official said. The single engine turboprop nose-dived into a cemetery 500 feet from its destination.

March 23, 2009 | By MATT GOURAS Associated Press Writer | World


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