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AP Interview: Army secretary rules out Iraq deployments longer than 15 months

WASHINGTON - Army Secretary Pete Geren on Thursday ruled out extending troop deployments beyond the current 15 months, saying that longer tours in Iraq put stress on soldiers and their families, and have contributed to an increase in suicides.

September 07, 2007 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR and ROBERT BURNS Associated Press Writers | Nation


Researchers induce out-of-body experiences in studies of the ’self’

WASHINGTON - The stories seem strange but riveting. A heart attack victim recalls floating in the air, watching paramedics revive him. A surgical patient remembers hovering, watching the doctors operate.

September 07, 2007 | By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID AP Science Writer | Nation


Mayan Indians in Hurricane Dean’s path lose their real wealth: the trees

UH-MAY, Mexico - Thousands of Mayan Indians lost homes as Hurricane Dean blew through the Yucatan peninsula, but their real wealth was the trees, now scattered and broken in the storm's wake. Village after village is carpeted with fallen mangoes, oranges, guanabanas and mameys that will never be harvested.

September 07, 2007 | By MARK STEVENSON Associated Press Writer | Nation


Intel report finds Baghdad government shaky, security forces still in need of help

WASHINGTON - The Iraqi government will become more precarious over the next six to 12 months and its security forces have not improved enough to operate without outside help, U.S. spy agencies conclude in a new assessment of the country's political and military fortunes.

September 07, 2007 | By PAULINE JELINEK and KATHERINE SHRADER Associated Press Writers | Nation


Morris Heights apartment tenants are sick of neglected repairs

Four tenants at the Morris Heights are tired of needed repairs not getting done and they say they're not going to take it any more.

September 07, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Police Report - August 24

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.

September 07, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Sausage dog retriever

Chipper really likes to play

September 07, 2007 | | Your Videos


Statesboro police collect suspended alcohol licenses from businesses

The Statesboro Police department has collected the alcohol licenses for those businesses who had their license suspended or revoked at the August 16th Alcohol Control Board meeting.

September 07, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Local


Scorching temperatures plunge Ga. deeper into drought

ATHENS - The August heat wave that's pushed temperatures above 100 degrees across Georgia has also plunged the state deeper into drought, with 70 counties now considered the driest that experts would expect in a century.

September 07, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


Astrograph 8/24

Be alert for opportunities that may come from that which you produced in the past, including some of the same people who were involved. What was once so successful for you can be so again.

September 07, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 8/24

DEAR ABBY: I am a 14-year-old girl with a big problem. My family consists of my mother, father, older brother, "Jared" (age 19), and younger brother, "Jonas" (age 11). So what's the problem? I have just learned there was another brother!

September 07, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 8/24

DEAR DR. GOTT: I'm not completely satisfied with my current internist and would like to establish myself with another doctor. Aside from checking with my friends and the doctors they're established with, please advise me on the best procedure for finding a new doctor and the correct protocol for the first visit. For example, should I let my new doctor know I was not satisfied with my previous doctor (no names), list the reasons why, etc.? What should I expect, if anything, on a first visit, aside from discussing current health concerns?

September 07, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Bridge 8/24

A convicted murderer was about to be executed by a firing squad. When asked if he had a last request, he replied, "Why, yes -- a bulletproof vest."

September 07, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 8/23

One of the greatest assets you'll have is an awareness of how the picture in life can quickly change. Having this complete understanding gives you a sense of timing for taking action that leads to success.

September 06, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Rain moves east as death toll from days of flooding climbs to 22 in Midwest, southern Plains

CAREY, Ohio - At the end of a long block of flooded homes, Mike Watkins used a generator to try to pump 4 feet of water out of his mother's basement. But he was clearly in a losing battle.

September 06, 2007 | By JOHN SEEWER Associated Press Writer | Nation


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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


Falcons unleashing Julio Jones

FLOWERY BRANCH - These days, the game looks so much slower to Julio Jones.

September 27, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Woman, 75, dies after church van is struck in Bulloch County

An elderly woman was killed Friday evening when a man ran a stop sign and crashed into the church van in which she was riding, according to Georgia State Patrol Senior Trooper Brian Scott.

September 27, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Defending champs shut down Bulloch Academy Gators

PERRY - It was a David vs. Goliath storyline Friday night as Bulloch Academy marched into Marvin Arrington Stadium to face The Westfield School.

September 26, 2014 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


Hawks, civil rights leaders vow to work together

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks and city civil rights leaders said Friday's meeting between the team's CEO and the group was "extremely productive."

September 26, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


No. 12 Georgia hoping for smoother test vs. Vols

ATHENS - No. 12 Georgia begins a stretch of seven straight Southeastern Conference games with a team that seemed to take all the steam out of the Bulldogs a year ago.

September 26, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | UGA


Blue Devils upended by Brunswick

Friday night featured the 50th anniversary of Statesboro's 'homeless' 1964 squad finally making its first appearance on Womack Field.

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


Phillies edge Braves, 5-4

PHILADELPHIA - Jonathan Papelbon made his first appearance in Philadelphia since he made a lewd gesture as he left the field, closing out the Phillies' 5-4 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night with a scoreless ninth inning.

September 26, 2014 | By AARON BRACY Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Local Roundup: Screven wins defensive battle

LOUISVILLE - The Screven County Gamecocks were shut out for three quarters, but scored twice in the fourth quarter and escaped with a 12-7 win over Jefferson County in the region opener for both teams.

September 26, 2014 | From staff reports | Prep Sports 360


Europe leads Ryder Cup after first round

GLENEAGLES, Scotland - The start of this Ryder Cup was a lot like how the last one ended.

September 26, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Tony Stewart comforted by support of NASCAR family

DOVER, Del. - Tony Stewart's walk back to his motorhome was halted by a pair of old friends. Two longtime NASCAR participants stopped Stewart not far from his car for a lengthy chat in the Dover garage.

September 26, 2014 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


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