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For Young Readers by Lindsey & Paige Oliver

It is rare these days to find a picture book that is accessible to all ages. Even rarer is a book with unique art and unique story that engages readers. "Mirrormask," the brain child of author Neil Gaiman and illustrator Dave McKean, does all this and more. "Mirrormask" is a unique fantasy book that does not feel like fantasy. Despite the fact that much of the story takes place in an alternate world, the perspective of the main character, Helena, gives the story a surprisingly normal feeling that even people who dislike fantasy can identify with.

July 22, 2007 | By LINDSEY and PAIGE OLIVER | Lifestyles Columnists


Henry Clay, horticulturist

If you want a tropical look in your garden, whether in containers or beds, cannas (Canna x generalis) are a perfect choice. Cannas are dramatic, with large leaves and upright growth, and flower regularly throughout our summer period.

July 22, 2007 | By HENRY CLAY | Lifestyles Columnists


Bulloch History by Roger Allen

With a name like that, I'm not sure if I'd like to live there. Where exactly would that be, and how did it get its name? The truth, in this case, is quite simple. At Great Lott's Creek, along the Bulloch and Candler County line, a gentleman named William Wright had bought some land. He announced on April 14, 1860, that he intended to set up a "fish trap" on the Great Ogeechee River near the junction of Great Lott's Creek.

July 22, 2007 | By ROGER ALLEN | Lifestyles Columnists


Tobacco taxes viewed as a likely source of children’s health funding

WASHINGTON - The nation's 45 million smokers will probably help pay for the spending increase that Democrats want for children's health insurance, say analysts familiar with deliberations on Capitol Hill.

July 22, 2007 | By KEVIN FREKING Associated Press Writer | Nation


President Bush accuses Congress of failing to meet its duties

WASHINGTON - President Bush accused Democratic lawmakers on Saturday of being unable to live up to their duties, citing Congress' inability to pass legislation to fund the federal government.

July 22, 2007 | By JENNIFER LOVEN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Farm bill again will be battle over crop subsidies

WASHINGTON - Momentum is building in Congress for overhauling farm subsidies because of tight budgets and increasing enthusiasm for renewable fuels and conservation programs.

July 22, 2007 | By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press Writer | Nation


A few laws exist, but most states keep prep steroids a local issue

They were thinking big in New Mexico. Encouraged by the Drug Enforcement Administration, state officials staged a national summit to discuss solutions for the growing problem of steroids in high school sports.

July 22, 2007 | By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer | Nation


Miniature robots play in world’s first nano-scale soccer game

ATLANTA - Exploding from the other end of the soccer field, the silver robot glinted under the light of the cameras and burst toward the lone defender standing between it and the goal.

July 22, 2007 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | Local


Crosby-Ostean

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Mitch Crosby of Metter announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather Ann Crosby of Metter, to Barry Lee Ostean, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Dewayne Ostean of Sparta, Ga.

July 22, 2007 | | Wedding Planner


8 out of 10 Ga. schools make adequate progress under federal law

ATLANTA - About 81 percent of Georgia public schools passed muster under federal No Child Left Behind requirements this year - a slight increase over 2006.

July 21, 2007 | By DOUG GROSS Associated Press Writer | Local


Mailing it in: What’s the future of the U.S. post office — and your mail?

WASHINGTON - Could mail one day go the way of many pizza chains, where customers can pick it up or pay extra for home delivery?

July 21, 2007 | By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID Associated Press Writer | Nation


New reports show 2.5 million HIV cases in India, less than half of previous estimates

NEW DELHI - The experts' consensus was that India had the most HIV cases in the world - 5.7 million - and that number could rise if aggressive measures weren't adopted.

July 21, 2007 | By SAM DOLNICK Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bridge 7/7

On 07/07/07, I wanted to feature a deal in which a seven plays a key role. But I am away from home and forgot to bring along a copy of "Right Through the Pack," which contains 52 stories, each featuring one card from the deck. I searched the Internet without success. But at http://my.execpc.com/E7Efkommrus/Bridge/index.htm I did see this: Two university students were playing at the local YMCA. They heard that six diamonds was cold (unbeatable) on board five. So, when they got to that deal, the bidding went six diamonds - double ...

July 21, 2007 | BY PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Two suspects in U.K. terror attacks made U.S. inquiries

LONDON - Two suspects in the failed car bombings in Britain made inquiries about working in the United States, the FBI said Friday, and British prosecutors said an Iraqi arrested after the attack on Glasgow airport should face terrorism charges.

An FBI spokeswoman said Mohammed Asha and another suspect had contacted the Philadelphia-based Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, as first reported in The Philadelphia Inquirer. Asha, a Jordanian physician of Palestinian heritage, contacted the agency within the last year, but apparently did not take the test for foreign medical school graduates, said the spokeswoman, Nancy O'Dowd.

July 21, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


West sizzles, forecasters say little relief ahead from heat wave

HELENA, Mont. - If a record-breaking heat wave doesn't lift soon, cattle rancher Sharon McDonald may see her hay crop turn to dust.

July 21, 2007 | By MATT GOURAS Associated Press Writer | Nation


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11 arrested in connection with ‘pharmacy shopping’

Eleven people have been arrested in connection with "pharmacy shopping" at several area businesses during the past few weeks.

March 31, 2014 | From staff reports | Local




Low-cost Dominican surgeries spark warnings by US

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic - Beverly Brignoni was a young New Yorker seeking a less expensive way to enhance her appearance and she did what many other people are now doing: travel to the Dominican Republic for cosmetic surgery.

March 31, 2014 | By BEN FOX & EZEQUIEL ABIU LOPEZ Associated Press | World


Senate torture report examines hunt for bin Laden

WASHINGTON - A hotly disputed Senate torture report concludes that waterboarding and other harsh interrogation methods provided no key evidence in the hunt for Osama bin Laden, according to congressional aides and outside experts familiar with the investigation.

March 31, 2014 | By BRADLEY KLAPPER Associated Press | Nation


Statesboro Youth Chorale now raising money for trip to NYC

Every performer dreams of performing at Carnegie Hall.

March 30, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond - Tackle problems when the iron is cold

Q: Our 4-year-old daughter has a huge problem with being laughed at. She loves to be goofy and do funny things, but as soon as someone, including one of us, laughs at her, she becomes upset. She will say "Don't laugh!" or "I don't want you to laugh at me!" We explain that we aren't laughing at her but at the funny things she does. We've also told her that we laugh because we are happy and having a good time with her. Is there a different way to explain this to her so that she ...

March 30, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen - The truth about where Stilson got its name

Note: The following is the 27th in a series of columns that will describe towns and communities, past and present, that were settled after Bulloch County was first settled. Some have since been cut into other counties.

March 30, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Police: Man dead after shooting at Columbus State

COLUMBUS, Ga. - Police at Columbus State University fatally shot a man over the weekend after officers responded to a report of someone with a gun, authorities said. A lawyer for the man's family said Monday that the man was unarmed and a visitor on campus.

March 30, 2014 | The Associated Press | Local


Davidson blanks GSU

DAVIDSON, N.C. - Nick Neitzel held the Georgia Southern Eagles to four hits over six innings as the Davidson Wildcats took the three-game series with a 6-0 win at Wilson Field on Sunday.

March 30, 2014 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


7th seeded UConn upends MSU

NEW YORK - Shabazz Napier scored 17 of his 25 points in the second half, and UConn beat Michigan State 60-54 to return to the Final Four a year after the Huskies were barred from the NCAA tournament.

March 30, 2014 | By RACHEL COHEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Twin City Historic District listed on National Register

The Twin City Historic District was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on Feb. 8.

March 30, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Life


Kathy Bradley - A parade and a pyramid

Jackson is almost 4 - that age at which he understands his separateness from other people but does not yet understand the separateness of his emotions. His will is clear and distinct, but his heart is still one with the world. Whatever is happening to him, be it highest joy or deepest sorrow, is happening to the world. That thing - the filter, the wall, the individuation of identity that will eventually teach him that this is not so, that his feelings are uniquely his and that not everyone can be trusted with them - has yet to take hold.

March 30, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy - The value of listening to God is immeasurable

"He who has ears to hear, let him hear." - Jesus, Matthew 11:15

March 30, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Nesmith-Mathis

Mr. and Mrs. Mickey Nesmith of Statesboro, Ga., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Cindell Samantha Nesmith of Statesboro, to Matthew Walker Mathis, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Mathis of Statesboro.

March 30, 2014 | | Weddings


Seabed of jet hunt zone mostly flat with 1 trench

WELLINGTON, New Zealand - Two miles under the sea where satellites and planes are looking for debris from the missing Malaysian jet, the ocean floor is cold, dark, covered in a squishy muck of dead plankton and - in a potential break for the search - mostly flat. The troubling exception is a steep, rocky drop ending in a deep trench.

March 30, 2014 | By JUSTIN PRITCHARD & NICK PERRY Associated Press | World


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