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AP IMPACT: U.S. troops ignored Japan’s sex slave abuses, used Japanese-run brothels after war

TOKYO - Japan's abhorrent practice of enslaving women to provide sex for its troops in World War II has a little-known sequel: After its surrender - with tacit approval from the U.S. occupation authorities - Japan set up a similar ''comfort women'' system for American GIs.

May 10, 2007 | By ERIC TALMADGE Associated Press Writer | Nation


Some New Orleans residents are fighting plan to demolish housing projects

NEW ORLEANS - To many, the B.W. Cooper projects are 56 terrifying acres of government-issue housing marked by bloodshed, drugs and blight. To Barbara Williams, they're home.

May 10, 2007 | By CAIN BURDEAU Associated Press Writer | Nation


Ask Dr. Gott 4/26

DEAR DR. GOTT: Vicks VapoRub and soap under my sheets work for me. Thanks. I have both your books ("No House Calls" and "Live Longer, Live Better"). The first one I got from a used bookstore.

May 10, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 4/26

DEAR ABBY: I am 24 years old and pregnant by a married man. I didn't find out that he was married until after I learned I was pregnant. I love him so much, and he swears he loves me, too.

May 10, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


70 more homes evacuated as S. Georgia wildfires spread

WAYCROSS - Dozens of residents were forced to evacuate for a few hours and authorities closed a highway early Wednesday after a wildfire that has spread rapidly through the Okefenokee Swamp crossed a highway and began moving toward a community south of Waycross.

May 10, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


Bridge 4/26

The late comedian Mitch Hedberg once said, "I wanna hang a map of the world in my house. Then I'm gonna put pins into all the locations that I've traveled to. But first, I'm gonna have to travel to the top two corners of the map so it won't fall down."

May 10, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Local Roundup: Screven tennis advances

SYLVANIA - The Screven County Lady Gamecocks had no problems with Pierce County, winning 5-0 in the first round of the GHSA Class AA state tennis tournament.

May 10, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


Eagles win fourth in a row

Georgia Southern scored 11 unanswered runs during the middle innings to defeat Georgia State 13-9 Wednesday afternoon at J.I. Clements Stadium. The Eagles (24-22 overall) completed the two-game sweep of their in-state rival.

May 10, 2007 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Ga. wildfire still a threat; dozens return home from evacuation

WAYCROSS, Ga. - As a spreading wildfire in the Okefenokee Swamp neared her mobile home, Lynn Adams and her two grandchildren were roused at 1 a.m. Wednesday and told by sheriff's deputies to evacuate.

May 10, 2007 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press Writer | Local


Meltdown in Miami

ASSOCIATED PRESS

May 10, 2007 | By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer | Sports


SEB, Screven head to first round of state

BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets are in the state playoffs for the first time since 2005, and to add to the excitement, five SEB soccer players - including two brothers and two sisters - were named to the Class AA/A All-Area 3 team.

May 10, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.net | Sports


AOTW: Chance does it all for JCHS

Jenkins County infielder Caleb Chance is playing his first year of varsity baseball this season, and the Eagles couldn't be happier. Ever since Chance's first varsity hit - a double that drove in three and put his team ahead for the win over East Laurens - JCHS has known that they have something special on their hands. The 5-foot-7 junior gets on base a lot has become a trendsetter.

May 09, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


Eagles win third straight

Josh Lairsey allowed just one earned run in eight innings of work pitching Georgia Southern past Georgia State 9-4, Tuesday night at J.I. Clements Stadium. The Eagles, who won their third straight, improved to 23-22 overall as they begin an eight-game homestand.

May 09, 2007 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Tiny town keeps nervous watch as Ga. wildfire burns nearby

MANOR, Ga. - Alan and Laura Davis finally took down the sprinkler that sprayed water across their roof for days while a wildfire raged through pine forest less than a mile from their home.

May 09, 2007 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press Writer | Nation


Ask Dr. Gott 4/25

DEAR DR. GOTT: I have three questions for you. I am a 65-year-old lady in fairly good health. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia about five years ago, which I am learning to live with.

May 09, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


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iGot campaign brings in $311,183

Ogeechee Technical College officials, community leaders and volunteers celebrated another successful iGot (I Give to Ogeechee Tech) fundraising campaign Thursday afternoon.

March 20, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Police Report 3-21-14 - Officers responded to a domestic dispute over a text message

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 20, 2014 | | Police Report


Australia checking 2 objects in search for plane

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - An air search in the southern Indian Ocean for possible objects from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane described as the "best lead" so far ended for the day without success Thursday but will resume in the morning, Australian rescue officials said.

March 20, 2014 | By KRISTEN GELINEAU and SCOTT MCDONALD Associated Press | World


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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