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Rate of U.S. women dying in childbirth on the rise; C-sections, obesity may play role

ATLANTA - U.S. women are dying from childbirth at the highest rate in decades, new government figures show. Though the risk of death is very small, experts believe increasing maternal obesity and a jump in Caesarean sections are partly to blame.

September 08, 2007 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Nation


Forest fires rage in southern Greece; 15 killed, including 9 trapped in cars

ATHENS, Greece - Forest fires whipped by gale-force winds killed at least 15 people in southern Greece Friday, including at least nine people trapped in their cars as the flames approached.

September 08, 2007 | By ELENA BECATOROS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Former astronaut Nowak wants ankle monitor removed; Alleged victim says she’s still afraid

ORLANDO, Fla. - Former astronaut Lisa Nowak, accused of attacking a romantic rival, asked a judge Friday to let her remove her electronic monitoring ankle bracelet, saying that it cuts her ankle and gets in the way of her military boot laces.

September 08, 2007 | By TRAVIS REED Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bulloch History by Roger Allen

(Note: The following is the second part of a four-part series on the expansion of rail service in Bulloch County.)

September 08, 2007 | By ROGER ALLEN | Lifestyles Columnists


Bomb from American fighter jet kills 3 British soldiers, wounds 2 in southern Afghanistan

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - A bomb apparently dropped by an American fighter jet called in for air support killed three British soldiers in southern Afghanistan, officials said Friday. Two soldiers were seriously wounded.

September 08, 2007 | By NOOR KHAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Death toll from Midwest storms up to 17 with flooding, tornado and storm damage across region

CHICAGO - Ferocious thunderstorms, heat and humidity added to the Midwest's flooding misery Friday as thousands of people returned to damaged homes, many without electricity to run fans or pumps.

September 08, 2007 | By DAN STRUMPF Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bridge 8/25

Malcolm Forbes, who was a keen bridge player, said, "It's so much easier to suggest solutions when you don't know too much about the problem."

September 08, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Ohio police officer pleads not guilty in pregnant girlfriend’s death; could face death penalty

CANTON, Ohio - A police officer pleaded not guilty Friday in the killing of his pregnant girlfriend, whose corpse was found in a park and whose toddler son gave investigators some of their strongest clues.

September 08, 2007 | By JOE MILICIA Associated Press Writer | Nation


Dear Abby 8/25

DEAR ABBY: My daughter says her children, ages 11 and 8, are afraid of me because I correct their lack of manners. Is asking them to say "please" and "thank you," or to use a knife to cut things on their plate into small pieces rather than have food hanging out of their mouths, really expecting too much?

September 08, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Alcohol Control Board on the way out?

Once again, the changes to the alcohol ordinance were the major topic of discussion for the Statesboro Alcohol Control Board.

September 08, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM pboyum@statesboroherald.com | Local


Astrograph 8/25

There are strong indications that you could make some critical changes that will have a positive effect upon your love life. There's a chance you may fulfill a long-standing hope and expectation

September 08, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Evans-Hendrickson

Mr. and Mrs. B. Craig Evans of Sylvania announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Lee Anna Evans, to Grant Robert Hendrickson, son of Victor Robert Hendrickson of Anderson, S.C., and Valerie Enlow Hendrickson of Greer, S.C.

September 08, 2007 | | Wedding Planner


Wedding planning with Marcy E. Thornton

In my last column, I discussed how flowers could make or break your wedding, should you choose to include them. This week's is the first of two columns dealing with something that you absolutely must have in one form or the other: wedding correspondence.

September 08, 2007 | By MARCY E. THORNTON | Lifestyles Columnists


Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick files plea in federal court, admits dogfighting

RICHMOND, Va. - Michael Vick filed his plea agreement in federal court Friday admitting to conspiracy in a dogfighting ring and helping kill pit bulls. He denied ever betting on the fights, only bankrolling them.

September 08, 2007 | By LARRY O’DELL Associated Press Writer | Nation


Senate announces plans for hearing on mine collapse as searchers drill final test hole

HUNTINGTON, Utah - As rescuers drilled a final hole into a Utah mountain Thursday to search for six missing coal miners, the U.S. Senate added its voice to a growing chorus of questions raised over the safety of the mine.

September 07, 2007 | By JENNIFER DOBNER Associated Press Writer | Nation


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2nd person dies after Highway 119 wreck

A second person has died from injuries sustained in a Friday evening crash on Georgia Highway 119, according to Georgia State Patrol Trooper Hunter Oglesby.

September 29, 2014 | From staff reports | Local




'Gone With the Wind,' 75 years later

The Associated Press

September 28, 2014 | The Associated Press | Life


Miles-Stewart

Plans have been finalized for the wedding of Taylor ReAnn Miles, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Reggie Dale Miles of Hazlehurst, and William Bradford Stewart, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Moore Stewart Jr. of Statesboro.

September 28, 2014 | | Weddings


Living with Children with John Rosemond: Helicopter parenting helps no one

A second-grade teacher writes: "I teach in a very competitive school where parents have developed a 'mob mentality' for bullying administrators and teachers. They have gone beyond helicopter parenting to Apache Blackhawk parenting."

September 28, 2014 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Georgia Southern's McKinnon helps Vikings beat Falcons

MINNEAPOLIS - Teddy Bridgewater got hurt before he could finish a fine first NFL start.

September 28, 2014 | By DAVE CAMPBELL Associated Press | Sports


Rich-Zeigler

Mr. and Mrs. Robin Rich of Statesboro are proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Hannah Elizabeth Rich, to Jacob Todd Zeigler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Perry Zeigler of Statesboro.

September 28, 2014 | | Weddings


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Georgia agriculture leads nation in produce

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

September 28, 2014 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Columnists/Editorials


Flu shots: What you should know

WASHINGTON - It's time for flu vaccines again. While the shot is important for the whole family, this year health officials have some different advice for different ages: Certain kids should opt for the ouchless nasal spray. Seniors, expect to get a new kind of pneumonia shot along with that flu jab.

September 28, 2014 | The Associated Press | Life


Kathy Bradley: Lennon and McCartney and Grannie

A flock of blackbirds covers the field. Two hundred, maybe. Silent and still before rising, as though at the lift of some unseen maestro's baton, into the air in one loud flap like a bleached sheet on a clothesline. I watch and listen and shiver. Blackbirds. Sign of cold weather.

September 28, 2014 | Kathy Bradley Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Police: Ferguson officer shot; 2 suspects wanted

FERGUSON, Mo. - A Ferguson police officer was shot in the arm Saturday night after encountering two men at a community center who ran from him and then opened fire during a foot chase, authorities said.

September 28, 2014 | By JIM SALTER Associated Press | World


Gurley goes wild

ATHENS - Todd Gurley shook off a couple of defenders in the backfield, built up speed down the sideline, and saw another would-be tackler in his path.

September 27, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | UGA


Europe leads 10-6, closes in on another Ryder Cup

GLENEAGLES, Scotland - Justin Rose swept that magical putter into the air before his ball even reached the hole, and he punched his right fist when it dropped for a birdie. Just like at Medinah, the final match in the Ryder Cup on Saturday gave Europe another big boost of momentum going into the last round.

September 27, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Upton brothers go yard in win

PHILADELPHIA - Brothers B.J. and Justin Upton each homered and the Atlanta Braves held on for a 4-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday night.

September 27, 2014 | By AARON BRACY Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Kurt Busch has Sprint Chase hopes on line in 500th start

DOVER, Del. - Kurt Busch looked around and saw NASCAR's biggest stars crowding his car. Dale Earnhardt, Bobby Labonte, Dale Jarrett all zooming past Busch and giving the rookie driver a reality check - his racing heroes from TV were now his toughest competitors on the track.

September 27, 2014 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


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