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Long-ago prison talk about killing chief justice triggered FBI probe that went nowhere

WASHINGTON - It could have been just idle chitchat among bored prison inmates. The problem was, they weren't your average inmates, and the subject of their threatening chatter was the chief justice of the United States.

August 02, 2007 | By LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Quake-damaged nuclear plant in Japan shut, leak worse than thought; auto plants closed

KASHIWAZAKI, Japan - An earthquake-wracked nuclear power plant was ordered closed indefinitely Wednesday amid growing anger over revelations that damage was much worse than initially announced and mounting international concern about Japan's nuclear stewardship.

August 02, 2007 | By ERIC TALMADGE Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bridge 7/19

At the Peek Freans 14th Asia & Middle East Bridge Championships in Karachi, Pakistan, two months ago, the senior teams final looked to be an easy win for India, who led over Pakistan after 40 of the 60 boards by 109 international match points to 62. But a stirring final session for Pakistan left the score at 143-143.

August 02, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Brazilian plane crashes in Sao Paulo, killing 189, amid fears toll could climb

SAO PAULO, Brazil - The pilot of an airliner that burst into flames after trying to land on a short, rain-slicked runway apparently tried to take off again, barely clearing rush-hour traffic on a major highway. The death toll rose Wednesday to 189 and could climb higher.

August 02, 2007 | By STAN LEHMAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Police Report - July 19

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.

August 02, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Senate scuttles legislation ordering troop withdrawals from Iraq

WASHINGTON - Senate Republicans scuttled a Democratic proposal ordering troop withdrawals from Iraq in a showdown Wednesday that capped an all-night debate on the war.

August 02, 2007 | By ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press Writer | Nation


Federal grand jury in Virginia indicts Michael Vick

RICHMOND, Va. - Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick was indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury on charges related to illegal dogfighting.

August 02, 2007 | By HANK KURZ Jr. AP Sports Writer | Sports


Astrograph 7/19

Although you might have thought that seeds sown in the past had fallen on barren soil, the year ahead will dispute this belief. You're apt to be pleasantly surprised by the harvest some old efforts produce now.

August 02, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Students set new record numbers for summer 2007 classes at GSU

A record number of students attended summer session classes at Georgia Southern University in 2007 as nearly 1,000 additional students opted to enroll in more than 950 courses offered over the last two months. Final summer statistics show that the record number 8,830 students enrolled for a record number 59,085 credit hours, a 12.7 percent increase in students and 13.3 percent increase in credit hours from the same time period in 2006.

August 01, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Astrograph 7/18

There is a strong possibility that advancement can be made in your chosen field of endeavor, but it might happen more by happenstance than by skill alone. It could come about through a unique chain of events.

August 01, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 7/18

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a 61-year-old female and have gone through menopause. I've been told by a gynecologist and primary doctor that I have a yeast infection. They both prescribed antibiotics for me, and the antibiotics didn't help my condition. I would greatly appreciate your advice on this ongoing problem.

August 01, 2007 | By Dr. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Reds squeak by 6-5, Braves drop second straight

ATLANTA - In his 20th start of the season, Bronson Arroyo finally found his 2006 All-Star form.

August 01, 2007 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Police Report - July 18

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.

August 01, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Extra servings of fruits, vegetables fail to prevent breast cancer’s return

CHICAGO - Hopes that a diet low in fat and chock-full of fruits and vegetables could prevent the return of breast cancer were dashed Tuesday by a large, seven-year experiment in more than 3,000 women.

August 01, 2007 | By CARLA K. JOHNSON Associated Press Writer | Nation


Senate to debate Iraq around the clock as lawmakers spar over

WASHINGTON - Senate Democrats refused to flinch Tuesday as the chamber moved toward a rare, all-night session of debate on legislation to bring troops home this fall.

August 01, 2007 | By ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press Writer | Nation


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Police, protesters again clash outside St. Louis

FERGUSON, Mo. - Police in riot gear fired tear gas into a crowd of protesters in a St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black teenager had been fatally shot by police over the weekend, as tension rose even amid calls for collective calm.

August 12, 2014 | By ALAN SCHER ZAGIER Associated Press | Nation


Gaza talks to continue in Cairo as truce holds

CAIRO - A temporary Israel-Hamas truce was holding for a second day Tuesday as marathon, indirect negotiations on a lasting cease-fire and a long-term solution for the battered Gaza Strip were set to resume in Cairo.

August 12, 2014 | By MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH Associated Press | World


Federal report: Georgia’s Medicaid enrollment jumps 16 percent

Federal figures show Georgia's Medicaid and PeachCare enrollment jumped 16 percent since October - the highest percentage increase among states that have rejected the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

August 12, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local




Dodgers glide past Braves 6-2

ATLANTA - Kevin Correia won in his debut with the Dodgers, outpitching All-Star Julio Teheran and leading Los Angeles over the slumping Atlanta Braves 6-2 on Monday night.

August 11, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Screven tops SEB in season softball opener

BROOKLET - Southeast Bulloch had its season opener crashed by an old rival as Screven County ran away with a 7-5 victory on Monday afternoon.

August 11, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


My Take: Two things GSU better be good at

The consensus seemed almost unanimous last month at the Sun Belt Football Media Day in New Orleans - whoever has a quarterback and plays defense will win the Sun Belt.

August 11, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Georgia Southern


ACC hopes to continue building image after FSU success

GREENSBORO, N.C. - The Atlantic Coast Conference owns a few prized possessions that once were property of the Southeastern Conference.

August 11, 2014 | By JOEDY McCREARY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Column: Stewart's hobby called into question

When Jason Leffler was killed in a sprint car crash last summer, Tony Stewart passionately defended the grassroots racing of America.

August 11, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Local Roundup: GSU soccer begins fall camp

Georgia Southern men's soccer opened preseason training camp Monday with a pair of practices at the Fair Road Training Complex.

August 11, 2014 | From staff reports | Georgia Southern


Smith a pleasant surprise at RB

FLOWERY BRANCH - Antone Smith, best known for his special teams play in his first five seasons with the Falcons, finally has a chance to show he deserves playing time at running back.

August 11, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Choices of the Heart to host fundraiser

Choices of the Heart Pregnancy Resource Center is hosting its fourth annual fundraising banquet on Tuesday, Aug. 26, at First Baptist Church of Statesboro.

August 11, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Robin Williams, boisterous comedy star, dead at 63

SAN FRANCISCO - Robin Williams, the Academy Award winner and comic supernova whose explosions of pop culture riffs and impressions dazzled audiences for decades and made him a gleamy-eyed laureate for the Information Age, died Monday in an apparent suicide. He was 63.

August 11, 2014 | By HAVEN DALEY and HILLEL ITALIE Associated Press | Nation


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Hirsch, ERA step into real estate future

Pat and Nate Hirsch have been an instrumental couple in shaping the growth of our community for decades.

August 11, 2014 | | Local


Vidalia Onion Committee seeks Board nominations

The Vidalia Onion Committee is currently seeking nominations for their grower Board of Directors. The committee elects four new members each year as part of an annual process. There are currently four member spots and four alternate board spots available.

August 11, 2014 | | Business


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