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UN humanitarian chief visits Gaza, says situation is ’miserable’

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - The U.N.'s top humanitarian affairs official visited Gaza Friday and said he was shocked by the ''grim and miserable'' humanitarian situation there. He urged that the territory's borders be opened to relieve the suffering.

March 01, 2008 | By KARIN LAUB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Recent Births 2/17

Danielle Javonna

March 01, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Births


Designer jeans in Anchorage? On the brink of the wild, Alaska’s largest city grows up

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - In a city where fashion sense has always played a distant second to staying warm, a cluster of boutiques in the budding ''SoNo'' district, south of Alaska's only Nordstrom store, does a surprisingly brisk business in $50 body lotions and $180 designer jeans.

March 01, 2008 | By JEANNETTE J. LEE Associated Press Writer | National


US tries to convince world planned satellite shoot-down not offensive

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration is trying to convince foreign countries that the Pentagon's plan to shoot down a dying spy satellite is not a test of a program to kill their orbiting communications and intelligence capabilities.

March 01, 2008 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press Writer | Washington


Southeast Bulloch Middle School

The following students have been named to the Principal's Honor Roll (95-100) or to the Honor Roll (90-94) at Southeast Bulloch Middle School for the first nine weeks grading period.

February 29, 2008 | | School Honor Rolls


Mill Creek Elementary School

The following students have been named to Mill Creek Elementary School's Principal Honor Roll (All As) or the Honor Roll (As and Bs) for the first nine weeks grading period.

February 29, 2008 | | School Honor Rolls


Williams James Middle School

The following students have been named to the Honor Roll for the first nine weeks grading period at William James Middle School.

February 29, 2008 | | School Honor Rolls


Statesboro High School

Students named to the Honor Roll for the first nine weeks grading period at Statesboro High School include:

February 29, 2008 | | School Honor Rolls


Greene County going entirely to single-sex public schools

ATLANTA - Students in all of Greene County's regular public schools will be separated by gender starting next fall, a move educators hope will improve rock-bottom test scores and reduce teen pregnancy and discipline rates in the small, rural system.

February 29, 2008 | By DORIE TURNER Associated Press Writer | National


Southeast Bulloch High School

Students named to the Honor Roll or Honorable Mention lists for the first nine weeks grading period at Southeast Bulloch High School include:

February 29, 2008 | | School Honor Rolls


Bulloch Academy

The following students made the first quarter Headmaster's List or the Honor Roll at Bulloch Academy. Students named to the Headmaster's List earned a grade point average of 95 or above with no rounding and no Bs while students named to the Honor Roll receive a grade point average of 90 to 94 with no rounding and no Cs. Those included on the lists are:

February 29, 2008 | | School Honor Rolls


Prep Sports Blitz: Region Tournaments - Presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank

Prep Sports Blitz for Thursday, February 14, 2008

February 29, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports Blitz


Brooklet Elementary School

The following students have been named to the Principal's Honor Roll, Honor Roll or Merit Roll at Brooklet Elementary School for the first nine weeks grading period.

February 29, 2008 | | School Honor Rolls


Dear Abby 2/16

DEAR ABBY: I am a 14-year-old girl. Lately I have been dealing with overwhelming feelings of sadness and depression. Just recently I found out that my sister's ex had physically abused her and her daughter. When my sister told me, she made me swear I wouldn't tell our parents. Not only do our parents not know, but she refuses to take it to court or to report it. When I confronted her, she told me she would rather put it behind her and forget about it.

February 29, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Firefighters continue battling refinery blaze; eighth victim dies

PORT WENTWORTH, Ga. - A week after a deadly sugar refinery explosion, dozens of firefighters continued to battle the obstinate blaze Thursday and the death toll rose to at least eight.

February 29, 2008 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | National


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2 traits scientifically proven to make your relationship last

Love is all about feelings, right? We lead with our hearts and ignore our heads. Not exactly. It turns out there is a lot of physiology and psychology involved in falling in love and maintaining relationships. If you want to make yours last, you might want to read up on current scientific findings.

November 28, 2014 | By AMY PETERSON Deseret News National | Hot topics


15 baby names only celebrity kids could pull off

Who doesn't love coming up with baby names?

November 28, 2014 | By HERB SCRIBNER Deseret News National | Hot topics


Growers grateful for higher Christmas tree prices

DES MOINES, Iowa - Christmas tree likely will cost a little more this year, and growers like John Tillman say it's about time.

November 28, 2014 | By SCOTT McFETRIDGE Associated Press | Associated Press




Police fear gunman may be targeting homeless

ATLANTA - After two men were shot and killed as they slept outside in Atlanta, police say they fear a gunman might be targeting homeless people.

November 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Associated Press


Peterson: 'Hard work pays off'

Bulloch County Schools' speech-language pathologists hosted a "Success with Stuttering" workshop on a recent teacher workday, co-sponsored by the Georgia Learning Resource System and the Stuttering Foundation of America.

November 27, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


FBI data show thousands of gun sales beat checks

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. - More gun sales than ever are slipping through the federal background check system - 186,000 last year, a rate of 512 gun sales a day, as states fail to consistently provide thorough, real-time updates on criminal and mental histories to the FBI.

November 27, 2014 | By MATT STROUD Associated Press | Associated Press


OPEC keeps oil output on hold despite low prices

VIENNA - Reflecting its lessening oil clout, OPEC decided Thursday to keep its output target on hold and sit out falling crude prices that will likely spiral even lower as a result.

November 27, 2014 | By GEORGE JAHN Associated Press | Local


Early bird shoppers turn out on Thanksgiving

NEW YORK - Early-bird shoppers headed to stores on Thanksgiving in what's becoming a new holiday tradition.

November 27, 2014 | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO Associated Press | Local


We’re loving our pets to death — obesity will kill them

Thanksgiving is a day of overindulgence where we often eat way too much, and frequently our pets are right there beside us. Something you may not know: Dogs, like people, are getting heavier than ever. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention an estimated 54 percent of dogs and cats in the United States are overweight or obese, and the trend continues to worsen. This epidemic is taking its toll on the health and well-being of man's best friend.

November 27, 2014 | By ANGIE DENISON Deseret News National | Hot topics


6 proven things women can do to be more attractive

In most cases, a woman wants to look attractive to men in hopes that she will find the one guy who will love and cherish her-and she him. If you are in this category and can't seem to get the job done, you're not alone. You may be thinking you're just not pretty enough. If that's the case, then it will surprise you to read this comment made by a Miss America contestant when she was asked, "How do you deal with all the guys who want to take you out?" She replied. "I haven't ...

November 27, 2014 | By GARY and JOY LUNDBERG Deseret News National | Hot topics


Statesboro double-lung transplant recipient is grateful

Andrea Maechtle feels like she received a second chance at life with her double-lung transplant surgery, performed March 17, and she believes the Statesboro community played a huge role in her miracle.

November 27, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Researchers discover 'pre-cancers' in blood

Many older people silently harbor a blood "pre-cancer" - a gene mutation acquired during their lifetime that could start them on the path to leukemia, lymphoma or other blood disease, scientists have discovered. It opens a new frontier on early detection and possibly someday preventing these cancers, which become more common with age.

November 27, 2014 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE Associated Press | Associated Press


OPEC keeps oil output on hold despite low prices

VIENNA - Reflecting its lessening oil clout, OPEC decided Thursday to keep its output target on hold and sit out falling crude prices that will likely spiral even lower as a result.

November 27, 2014 | By GEORGE JAHN Associated Press | Associated Press




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