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Iraqi lawmakers agree to bill reinstating ex-supporters of Saddam’s Baath party

BAGHDAD - Iraq's parliament voted Saturday to allow some former members of Saddam Hussein's Baath party to reclaim government jobs and said others could receive pensions but could not return to work. President Bush said the legislation was ''an important step toward reconciliation.''

January 27, 2008 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


AP IMPACT: Latin America-style kidnappings by smugglers move across the border

PHOENIX - A woman leaving an eyeglass store is grabbed in the parking lot by four men who force her, kicking and screaming, into a pickup truck. The kidnappers demand a $900,000 ransom.

January 26, 2008 | By JACQUES BILLEAUD Associated Press Writer | National


Utah trooper who jolted stubborn motorist with stun gun back on the job after training

SALT LAKE CITY - The Utah trooper who used a stun gun on a motorist who was walking away from him in a confrontation widely viewed on YouTube is back on duty after taking a verbal communications course.

January 26, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Judge bars deportation of Egyptian who fears he will be tortured for Christian beliefs

PHILADELPHIA - An Egyptian who fears he will be tortured for his Christian beliefs cannot be deported without full court review just to further U.S. diplomatic goals, a federal judge has determined.

January 26, 2008 | By MARYCLAIRE DALE Associated Press Writer | National


Arizona Gov. Napolitano endorses Obama for president

PHOENIX - Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano endorsed Democrat Barack Obama for president on Friday, citing his message of hope in supporting his candidacy over rivals Hillary Rodham Clinton and John Edwards.

January 26, 2008 | By PAUL DAVENPORT Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Dreaming of a white Baghdad: first flurries in memory delight war-weary city

BAGHDAD - The flakes melted quickly. But the smiles, wonder and excited story-swapping went on throughout the day: It snowed in Baghdad.

January 26, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER CHESTER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Astronomers’ findings portray odd, violent universe: rogue black holes, orphaned baby stars

WASHINGTON (AP) - The deeper astronomers gaze into the cosmos, the more they find it's a bizarre and violent universe.

January 26, 2008 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | National


Bush visits Israel’s Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial; says US should have bombed Auschwitz

JERUSALEM - President Bush had tears in his eyes during an hour-long tour of Israel's Holocaust memorial Friday and told Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice that the U.S. should have bombed Auschwitz to halt the killing, the memorial's chairman said.

January 26, 2008 | By ARON HELLER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Former Indonesian dictator Suharto suffers organ failure; family rushes to bedside

JAKARTA, Indonesia - The former Indonesian dictator Suharto suffered organ failure Friday and was placed on a ventilator, losing consciousness as his family rushed to his bedside, some praying and reciting verses from the Quran.

January 26, 2008 | By ZAKKI HAKIM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pakistan’s president tells US it is not welcome to join fight against al-Qaida

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Despite the growing threat from Islamic extremists, President Pervez Musharraf said U.S. troops are not welcome to join the fight against al-Qaida on Pakistani soil.

January 26, 2008 | By CHRIS BRUMMITT Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Kenya’s champion runners haven’t been spared trauma of country’s postelection violence

KUINET, Kenya - When world marathon champion Luke Kibet goes running, he likes to focus on finishing first. But on one run during Kenya's postelection upheaval, the 25-year-old star had something else on his mind: staying alive.

January 26, 2008 | By TODD PITMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Venezuela’s Chavez defends Colombia’s leftist rebels after hostage release

CARACAS, Venezuela - President Hugo Chavez defended Colombia's leftist rebels on Friday, urging the international community to remove them from lists of terrorist groups a day after securing the release of two women held hostage by the insurgents.

January 26, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER TOOTHAKER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Police raid slum, leaving 7 dead, including 3-year-old boy

SAO PAULO, Brazil - A police anti-drug raid in one of Rio de Janeiro's largest shantytowns set off fierce gunbattles that left at least seven people dead, including a 3-year-old boy caught in the crossfire, officials said Friday.

January 26, 2008 | By STAN LEHMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Stocks fall sharply amid worries over investment bank writedowns, anxiety about earnings

NEW YORK - Wall Street plunged again Friday amid renewed fears that the financial sector's troubles with bad credit won't soon end and that some consumers are buckling under signs of a slowing economy. The Dow Jones industrials fell more than 300 points in the last hour of the session before regaining a little ground.

January 26, 2008 | By TIM PARADIS AP Business Writer | National


Ukraine begins compensation payments for savings lost during Soviet breakup

KIEV, Ukraine - Thousands of Ukrainians streamed to state bank offices Friday to get compensation for savings lost in the 1991 Soviet breakup - a promise of new Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko that some analysts caution could hurt the economy.

January 26, 2008 | By OLGA BONDARUK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Brooklet farmer honored for conservation efforts

A Brooklet farmer has been named Bulloch County's 2014 Conservationist of the Year by the bankers and supervisors of the Ogeechee River Soil and Water Conservation District.

February 09, 2015 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


Operation Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is Saturday, and many businesses have offered ways to please your significant other for weeks now. But one group of merchandisers experiences a rush around Feb. 14 unlike other trades - the floral business.

February 09, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Business


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Hen House, Hatchers have long history in Boro

"There are two people in your life, your mother and your sweetie, that must be taken very good care of, and there is no better holiday to do this than Valentine's Day," said John Hatcher, co-owner of the Hen House in the Statesboro Mall.

February 09, 2015 | | Business


Statesboro police report scam by fake Georgia Power representative

If you get a call from someone claiming to be a Georgia Power Co. representative, be careful about following that person's directions, police say.

February 09, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


House fire kills Metter man

A Metter man was killed in a house fire Sunday, and state fire officials are still investigating the cause of the blaze.

February 09, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Anderson-Skinner

Mr. and Mrs. Randy Anderson of Statesboro are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Callaway Kristen Anderson, to Judd Dewayne Skinner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dewayne Skinner of Statesboro.

February 08, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Weddings


Denton-Koch

Mr. and Mrs. Trey Denton of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Kimberly, to Mr. Kyle Koch, son of Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Koch of Eden Prairie, Minnesota.

February 08, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Weddings


Gawthrop Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Howard and Marie (Cutler) Gawthrop of Statesboro celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on January 30 with family at Meinhardt Vineyards & Winery. The couple was married on February 6, 1965, in Flint, Michigan. They have two children, Greg Gawthrop and Justin Gawthrop, both of Statesboro; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The couple has moved many times throughout their 50 years of marriage. They have lived in Michigan, California and Wyoming, but are currently surrounded by their family here in Statesboro. They just returned from a 50th-year anniversary celebration, where they enjoyed a three-week cruise to New Zealand and ...

February 08, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Weddings


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Benefits of vaccines outweigh the risks

First, a full disclosure: I have been vaccinated against measles, mumps, diphtheria, rubella, whooping cough, smallpox and shingles and have had none of these maladies. At one time or another, my wife received all of these same vaccinations. Our kids were both immunized, and they have chosen to have their kids immunized. None of us has ever had an adverse reaction to a vaccination.

February 08, 2015 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: 'Get the jump' on sin and prepare with God's word

Clothing stores normally display new fashions well ahead of the season. Stores here in Statesboro have had spring fashions out for several weeks, even though spring is several weeks away. An iron-clad rule for merchandisers is to "get the jump" on the buying seasons. In a spiritual context, Christians should be interested in "getting the jump" on sin, being prepared for temptation when it comes. This can be done if we'll apply some basic principles.

February 08, 2015 | Larry Sheehy | Columnists/Editorials


Consumer Qs: How do you pronounce the word 'pecan'?

Question: What is the correct way to pronounce "pecan"? My wife says she pronounces it the Southern way. I disagreed and we got into an argument. ...

February 08, 2015 | Georgia Department of Agriculture Special to the Herald | Columnists/Editorials


Study finds beach trash even on Georgia's secluded islands

SAVANNAH - Dodie Sanders and her student volunteers never came back empty handed whenever she led them to the beach to clean up trash, sometimes filling as many as five waste bags with plastic bottles, wrappers and other garbage.

February 08, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Associated Press


Police ID man they say killed 2 adults, 2 children, himself

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. - Police say they have identified the gunman who took his own life after killing four people and injuring two in a quiet neighborhood near Atlanta.

February 08, 2015 | By RAY HENRY Associated Press | Associated Press


Kathy Bradley: Groundhogs, spring and things not seen

I want to believe the groundhog.

February 08, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Bulloch oil mill becomes factor in cotton production

(Note: The following is part of a series of articles looking at the history and evolution of agriculture in Georgia and Bulloch County.)

February 08, 2015 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Columnists/Editorials


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