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Not a toy: Fire officials seek ban on lighters that look like skateboards, phones and animals

DES MOINES, Iowa - The cartoonish plastic frog with bulging eyes could be a children's toy - but for the torch-like flame that bursts from the novelty lighter's head.

February 27, 2008 | By AMY LORENTZEN Associated Press Writer | National


Dear Abby 2/13

DEAR ABBY: When I recently moved to Ohio, I left behind a group of dear friends. One of them, "Cheryl," and I talk on the phone almost every night.

February 27, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Bridge 2/13

In his song "Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush," Steve Winwood included this line: "The race is on, I'm out to win, before I start I must begin."

February 27, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


BlackBerry service outage frustrates users once again; company says cause under investigation

SAN JOSE, Calif. - The company that makes the ubiquitous, addictive BlackBerry smart phones said Tuesday it was still looking into what caused the second widespread service disruption in less than a year.

February 27, 2008 | By JORDAN ROBERTSON AP Technology Writer | National


Dear Abby 2/12

DEAR READERS: In late October, I printed a letter from "Tab in Swansea, Ill.," who asked what I perceive to be the main problem in society today. I responded that, as my column reflects, there is more than one. Then I asked what you, my readers, think is society's greatest problem - and the roof fell in! Your response was enormous, and I wish I could share all of it, but space does not permit. Today and tomorrow I'll print a sample:

February 27, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


AP Centerpiece: Foreclosures rising as share of sold homes in hard-hit cities, hurting prices

WASHINGTON - A growing share of home sales are from foreclosures, especially in states hardest hit by the housing bust. In some parts of California lately, nearly 50 percent of home sales come from foreclosed houses.

February 27, 2008 | By ALAN ZIBEL AP Business Writer | National


Speaker threatens to disband Iraq parliament; lawmakers snarled over budget, provincial powers

BAGHDAD - The speaker of Iraq's fragmented parliament threatened Tuesday to disband the legislature, saying it is so riddled with distrust it appears unable to adopt the budget or agree on a law setting a date for provincial elections.

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


Followers of pro-democracy leader Suu Kyi stage protest to call for Myanmar reform

YANGON, Myanmar - Supporters of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi protested Tuesday to demand democracy in Myanmar, days after the military regime said it would hold elections in 2010 under a new constitution likely to entrench the junta's powerful position.

February 27, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Crews battling smoldering sugar refinery fire in Georgia turn to private company for help

PORT WENTWORTH, Ga. - Frustrated fire officials are turning to a private firefighting company to help fight the stubborn, high-temperature blaze at a sugar refinery that continues despite the dropping of thousands of gallons of water by a helicopter.

February 27, 2008 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | National


Kenyan roses take armed escorts as growers push for Valentine’s Day

NAIVASHA, Kenya - In a country strangled by anger and fear, it is taking armed escorts and emergency airlifts to make sure that Kenya's most warmhearted export - the rose - arrives in time for Valentine's Day.

February 27, 2008 | By HEIDI VOGT Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


China targets Web sites, Internet cafes in crackdown on overly violent online games

BEIJING - Seeking to ferret out online games considered overly violent or unhealthy, China has targeted illegal Web sites, computer markets and Internet cafes as part of a campaign to rein in juvenile crime.

February 27, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Danish police arrest 3 suspects in plot to kill cartoonist who drew Prophet Muhammad

COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Danish authorities on Tuesday arrested three people suspected of plotting a cartoonist's assassination for his depiction of the Prophet Muhammad wearing a bomb-shaped turban that enraged Muslims two years ago.

February 27, 2008 | By JAN M. OLSEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


University student who challenged official denies being arrested, charges media manipulation

HAVANA - A university student and Cuban government officials on Tuesday strongly denied reports that the student was arrested for questioning the Communist country's travel and Internet restrictions last month.

February 27, 2008 | By ANITA SNOW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Venezuela’s oil minister says ’we’re ready’ to cut off oil to US if necessary

CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuela is ready to cut off oil supplies to the United States if pressed into an ''economic war,'' the country's oil minister said in an interview published Tuesday, echoing a threat by President Hugo Chavez.

February 27, 2008 | By FABIOLA SANCHEZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Israeli plan for more homes in east Jerusalem brings new trouble to talks with Palestinians

JERUSALEM - Israel announced plans Tuesday to build more than 1,000 homes in disputed east Jerusalem, infuriating the Palestinians and triggering a new crisis in already troubled peace talks.

February 27, 2008 | By JOSEF FEDERMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Motorcycle clubs ride through Statesboro to collect toys for needy children

Motorcycles, corvettes and law enforcement vehicles brought Santa Claus to downtown Statesboro Saturday for the 12th year of Santa's Toy Run.

November 24, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Shopping by Lantern Light set for Tuesday

The Statesboro Main Street Farmers Market will host its seventh annual Shopping by Lantern Light from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday in the Charlie Olliff Square in downtown Statesboro, behind Sea Island Bank.

November 24, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


'Say Thanks': Facebook launches new feature to encourage gratitude this Thanksgiving

Facebook recently introduced a new way of expressing gratitude just in time for Thanksgiving as it launched its new "Say Thanks" video creator. The feature has received mixed reviews in a predictable fashion as critics tear it apart while Facebook users have flooded newsfeeds with videos saying thanks to their friends and family.

November 24, 2014 | By MORGAN JONES Deseret News National | Hot topics


Under pressure, Hagel steps down as Pentagon chief

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Monday he is stepping down, leaving under pressure following a rocky tenure in which he has struggled to break through the White House's insular team of national security advisers.

November 24, 2014 | By JULIE PACE and ROBERT BURNS Associated Press | Nation


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Sugar becomes profitable product in Georgia, Bulloch

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

November 23, 2014 | Roger Allen Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Living with Children with John Rosemond: A brief list of today's parenting problems

From the I'm Sorry to Have to Tell You Department: Parents who say they want to raise kids who "think for themselves" are not being exactly truthful. It's a nice and very democratic thing to say, for sure, but let's face it, folks: You want your kids to think like you do. For example: If you're a liberal, you want your kids to be liberals when they grow up. Right? Right! The same is true of conservatives, libertarians, people of faith, people of no faith and people with COEXIST bumper stickers on their cars. Furthermore, that ...

November 23, 2014 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Odom-Steinberg

Beth Odom of Metter announces the engagement of her daughter, Brandi Elizabeth Odom, to Matthew Jason Steinberg, son of Jeffrey and Judy Steinberg of Sandy Springs.

November 23, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Weddings


4 unexpected health risks of smartphone use

Smartphones - and the apps, photos and texts that come with them - are hard to resist. Americans log more than an hour of screen time on the devices each day, according to a December 2013 data analysis from Nielsen.

November 23, 2014 | By KELSEY DALLAS Deseret News National | Hot topics


Familiar woes doom Falcons, lose to Browns 26-24

ATLANTA - More time-management issues. A blown lead in the fourth quarter. Another loss outside the NFC South.

November 23, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY Associated Press | Sports


Kathy Bradley: Owl-eyes spoke to me

I hit an owl.

November 23, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Jackets take 3rd at state cheer championships

Southeast Bulloch High School's competitive cheerleading team finished off a hugely successful season last weekend with a third-place finish in the Georgia Class AAA State Cheerleading Championships.

November 23, 2014 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local


SEB, SHS earn JROTC honors at state meet

Southeast Bulloch and Statesboro High Schools' JROTC Raider Teams traveled recently to the State Raider Meet at Spaulding High School in Griffin, and each took home top honors.

November 23, 2014 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local


Church members each get $500 to do good for world

CHICAGO - On a very memorable Sunday, Pastor Laura Truax surprised her congregation with a bold announcement: She was about to hand out money to everyone.

November 23, 2014 | By SHARON COHEN Associated Press | Associated Press


Ferguson tense ahead of grand jury decision

FERGUSON, Mo. - Crews erected barricades around the building where a grand jury has been considering whether to indict the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, even as a grand jury decision seemed unlikely this weekend.

November 23, 2014 | By JOHN O'CONNOR and JIM SALTER Associated Press | Associated Press




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