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Ga. slavery apology sponsors suggest proposal might have to wait

ATLANTA - The leader of Georgia's black lawmakers group said Friday that a push in the Legislature to apologize for the state's role in slavery may be dead for the year.

April 28, 2007 | By DOUG GROSS Associated Press Writer | Local


Documents: Justice Department considered political credentials for prosecutors

WASHINGTON - The Justice Department weighed political activism and membership in a conservative law group in evaluating the nation's federal prosecutors, documents released in the probe of fired U.S. attorney show.

April 28, 2007 | By LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


In first book as pope, Benedict XVI criticizes ’cruelty’ of capitalism

VATICAN CITY - Benedict XVI criticizes the ''cruelty'' of capitalism and colonialism and the power of the wealthy over the poor in his first book as pope released on Friday.

April 28, 2007 | By NICOLE WINFIELD Associated Press Writer | Nation


Astrograph 4/13

Although you are likely to have better earning powers than you did last year, unless you're careful your extravagant urges could negate your gains. Try to budget funds in ways that promote growth, not loss.

April 27, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 4/13

DEAR ABBY: One of my sons, "Clayton," is in his early 20s - tall, slim, handsome and intelligent. He dated a girl in high school, "Julie," who was the love of his life. They broke up and got back together several times, until she finally moved on and married a nice young man.

April 27, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Police Report - April 13

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.

April 27, 2007 | From staff reports | Crime Report


Jackets fall to BC, 9-2

BROOKLET - Bryan County's Ricky Myrick got the complete game, pitched six shutout innings and struck out nine Southeast Bulloch batters on 106 pitches as the Redskins knocked off the Yellow Jackets (8-7, 3-4 Region 3-AA) 9-2 Thursday night in Brooklet.

April 27, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.net | Sports


Bridge 4/13

Today is Friday the 13th - considered unlucky by some. But it will prove to be unlucky for very few of them, if any.

April 27, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


As gonorrhea joins list of ’superbugs,’ CDC says old drug therapy no longer effective

ATLANTA - The sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea is now among the ''superbugs'' resistant to common antibiotics, leading U.S. health officials to recommend wider use of a different class of drugs to avert a public health crisis.

April 27, 2007 | By DANIEL YEE Associated Press Writer | Nation


Ohio man charged with joining al-Qaida, alleged bomb plot

COLUMBUS, Ohio - A federal grand jury indicted a U.S. citizen on charges of joining al-Qaida and conspiring to bomb European tourist resorts and U.S. government facilities and military bases overseas.

April 27, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Gamecock tennis sweeps Jackets

Both Screven County tennis teams picked up 5-0 wins over Souteast Bulloch Thursday in Brooklet.

April 27, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


Ask Dr. Gott 4/13

DEAR DR. GOTT: You have helped so many people, I thought you could answer a question about milk of magnesia. I have been taking it every night for about a year. My doctor recommended it. The reason for taking it is, I had a cardiac cath several years ago. It caused an aneurysm with internal bleeding, then I developed a hernia in the same area and had more surgery. The femoral nerve was damaged, leaving me with chronic pain. I have been going to a pain clinic in the St. Louis area and am on narcotic meds, which cause constipation ...

April 27, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Agents arrested for allegedly conspiring to exploit the elderly

ADEL, Ga. - Two Adel insurance agents were charged Thursday with signing up eight elderly people and even a dead man for health coverage without bothering to get their permission, officials said.

April 27, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Bombing in cafeteria of Iraqi parliament in Green Zone kills 8

BAGHDAD - A suicide bomber blew himself up in the Iraqi parliament cafeteria Thursday, killing at least eight people - including at least two lawmakers - and wounding about 30 in a stunning assault in the heart of the heavily fortified, U.S.-protected Green Zone.

April 27, 2007 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | Nation


Cleared Duke lacrosse players aren’t ruling out lawsuit against DA

RALEIGH, N.C. - The disgraced district attorney in the Duke lacrosse rape case apologized to the three athletes in a carefully worded statement Thursday as their lawyers weighed whether to sue him - and some legal experts say they have a case.

April 27, 2007 | By STEVE HARTSOE | Nation


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Pistorius expected to testify at his murder trial

PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius will probably testify at his trial later this week, a defense attorney said Tuesday after prosecutors rested their case against the double-amputee runner who is accused of murder in his girlfriend's death.

March 25, 2014 | By CARLEY PETESCH and CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA , Associated Press | Sports


Birth control rule seems to divide Supreme Court

WASHINGTON - Seemingly divided, the Supreme Court struggled Tuesday with the question of whether companies have religious rights, a case challenging President Barack Obama's health overhaul and its guarantee of birth control in employees' preventive care plans.

March 25, 2014 | MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | Local


Former NFL coach speaks at Fellowship of Christian Athletes fundraising banquet

The Belle House was filled to capacity with local coaches, players, parents and supporters at last Thursday's Fellowship of Christian Athletes Fundraising Banquet.

March 25, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Search continues for plane off Georgia coast

BRUNSWICK - U.S. Coast Guard crews and others were searching Tuesday for two people who were aboard a small plane that went missing in the St. Simons Island area.

March 25, 2014 | | Local


Novel analysis helped narrow Malaysian jet search

HONG KONG - Investigators are closer to solving an international aviation mystery thanks to a British communications satellite and classroom physics.

March 25, 2014 | By JUSTIN PRITCHARD and KELVIN CHAN Associated Press | World


Navy: Sailor, civilian suspect killed at Va. base

NORFOLK, Va. - A sailor was fatally shot aboard a guided-missile destroyer docked at the world's largest naval base late Monday, and security forces killed the lone suspect, according to the Navy.

March 25, 2014 | By BROCK VERGAKIS Associated Press | World


Malaysia says search to shift to smaller area

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysia said Tuesday that it has narrowed the search for a downed jetliner to an area the size of Alaska in the southern Indian Ocean, while Australia said improved weather would allow the hunt for possible debris from the plane to resume.

March 25, 2014 | By EILEEN NG and SCOTT McDONALD Associated Press | World


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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