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Police Report - February 7

(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.)

February 21, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Hate-crime count filed against one of several whites accused of torturing black W.Va. woman

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - One of several white people charged in the suspected kidnapping, torture and sexual assault of a black woman has been indicted on a hate crime count, and two others have entered guilty pleas in the case.

February 21, 2008 | By SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER Associated Press Writer | National


Moms passed AIDS virus to kids by pre-chewing food; HIV spread by bleeding gums, doctors say

ATLANTA - For the first time, health officials report that the AIDS virus can be spread by a mother pre-chewing her infant's food, a practice mainly seen in poor, developing countries.

February 21, 2008 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | National


Unexpected deaths halt study’s aggressive treatment of diabetics with heart disease

WASHINGTON - It seemed reasonable. Since diabetes increases the risk of heart disease, aggressive efforts to lower blood sugar might help heart patients.

February 21, 2008 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD and RANDOLPH E. SCHMID Associated Press Writer | Washington


Congress acts to make telemarketer Do Not Call Registry permanent

WASHINGTON - Politicians have finally found an issue they all can agree on: Telemarketers calling at dinnertime are a scourge that must be repulsed.

February 21, 2008 | By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Senate Republicans block Democrats’ attempt to add more than $40B to economic stimulus bill

WASHINGTON - The fate of $600-$1,200 rebate checks for more than 100 million Americans is in limbo after Senate Democrats failed Wednesday to add $44 billion in help for the elderly, disabled veterans, the unemployed and big business to the House-passed economic aid package.

February 21, 2008 | By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS and ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


The Eagles Nest: GSU's dunk king A.J. Johnson

The Eagles Nest

February 21, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON & ALEX PELLEGRINO vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | The Eagles Nest - 07-08


FMB AOTW: Kilpatrick the epitome of hard work

Charles Kilpatrick is the epitome of hard work.

February 21, 2008 | From staff reports | Sports


OTC gains initial accreditation of its sonography program

Ogeechee Technical College has received initial accreditation of the college's Diagnostic Medical Sonography program.

February 18, 2008 | | Business


Change of leadership in SKorea places starving NKorea in dilemma over usual aid request

SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea is facing its worst food shortage in years, yet its rich southern neighbor has yet to hear the usual cry for help.

February 17, 2008 | By JAE-SOON CHANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Clarkson-Miller

Linda Clarkson of Claxton and Phil and Terry Miller of Greenfield, Ind., are proud to announce the engagement of their children, Nickelaziena A. Clarkson and Ryan C. Miller. Ziena is also the daughter of the late Harry B. Clarkson.

February 17, 2008 | | Wedding Planner


Mormon church lays president to rest after 2 days of mourning

SALT LAKE CITY - The president of the Mormon church was remembered Saturday as a ''giant among men'' who cared deeply for others and devoted his life to the work of his faith.

February 17, 2008 | By JENNIFER DOBNER Associated Press Writer | National


Hundreds of mourners gather in Ohio church for funeral of slain pregnant Marine

VANDALIA, Ohio - Family and friends wept and prayed Saturday at a funeral Mass for a pregnant Marine found slain in North Carolina.

February 17, 2008 | By JAMES HANNAH Associated Press Writer | National


NASA honors 7 who died aboard shuttle Columbia 5 years ago; widow recalls that morning

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - In an emotional ceremony just a few miles from where Columbia should have landed five years ago Friday, NASA officials, astronauts, schoolchildren and family members of the lost shuttle crew gathered to remember the seven who died while returning from space.

February 17, 2008 | By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer | National


Changing NYC: As costs grow, New York’s grand redevelopment and recovery plans shrink

NEW YORK - For a while, it seemed the sky was the limit for the grand public works that sprang off the drawing boards during New York's recovery from the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.

February 17, 2008 | By DAVID B. CARUSO Associated Press Writer | National


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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




SHS girls take care of business

The Statesboro High girls got their Thanksgiving celebration off to an early start, feasting on Southeast Bulloch to claim a 65-18 victory Wednesday afternoon at the Devil's Den.

November 26, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Badcock Home Furniture & More Presents: Prep Sports Spotlight

Much was made about the dominance of graduated Bulloch Academy wrestler Mitchell Ball and his three individual state championships.

November 26, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Moment by moment led to killing of Ferguson teen

The two friends' mornings intersected by chance in the parking lot of the Canfield Green apartment complex. Dorian Johnson had been up since 7 a.m. on this overcast August Saturday and after getting dressed, he was ready for a smoke - on any other morning a carefree ritual for easing into his day's routine in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.

November 26, 2014 | By ADAM GELLER and DAVID B. CARUSO Associated Press | Nation


1.3 million bound for Georgia roads, airport

ATLANTA - More than 1.3 million Georgians are expected to travel on state highways and use the world's busiest airport through Sunday for Thanksgiving, and officials say they're prepared for the rush with extra staff to monitor roads and help people move through security lines.

November 26, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


9 scientifically backed simple tricks to relieve stress now

Your normal life is already busy so it's no wonder when you add in extra demands for the end-of-year holidays, stress levels skyrocket.

November 26, 2014 | By TRACIE KNABE SNOWDER Deseret News National | Hot topics


3 things the Pope is saying about your family

More than 350 religious leaders, scholars and thinkers gathered at the Vatican in November for an interfaith conference emphasizing the importance of families to global societies.

November 26, 2014 | By MEGAN WALLGREN Deseret News National | Hot topics


5 things you do every day that hurt your children

I sit down in my parenting course, pick up the book and thumb through it. A section titled "The Declaration of Imperfection" catches my attention. As I begin to read, tears stream down my checks and a flood of relief washes over me - "Damara, it's okay to be imperfect."

November 26, 2014 | By DAMARA SIMMONS Deseret News National | Hot topics


7 common beliefs that make you terribly unhappy

What we focus our thoughts on, we become. That can either work for us or against us. Sometimes it's not the reality of a situation that gets us into trouble, but what we think the reality of the situation is. And there's often a difference. What are seven commonly held beliefs that can get us into trouble?

November 26, 2014 | By SUSAN SWANN Deseret News National | Hot topics


State rivals, national implications

ATHENS - There's no need for any extra motivation when Georgia faces Georgia Tech.

November 25, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Georgia Tech


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