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Firefighters take on new role as anti-terrorism eyes of the government

WASHINGTON - Firefighters in major cities are being trained to take on a new role as lookouts for terrorism, raising concerns of eroding their standing as American icons and infringing on people's privacy.

December 11, 2007 | By EILEEN SULLIVAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Nobel Prize winner tries to make a difference where it counts most: in giant lecture classes

EDITOR'S NOTE - It's one of the fundamental challenges for colleges in the 21st century: how to make higher education serve an ever-growing student population without compromising quality. This is the third story in an occasional series on how schools are attacking the problem.

December 11, 2007 | By JUSTIN POPE AP Education Writer | Nation


Pennsylvania pit bull owner could pay $3,100 for pet’s love of chewing bark off park trees

ALTOONA, Pa. - A pit bull that likes to get a lot of bark in its bite could end up costing its owner $3,100.

December 11, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Fee increase triggers immigration applications deluge; may delay naturalizations

WASHINGTON (AP) - Millions of people who applied for naturalization and other immigration benefits to beat a midsummer fee increase are caught in a paperwork pileup that threatens the chance for some to become U.S. citizens in time to vote in next November's presidential election.

December 11, 2007 | By SUZANNE GAMBOA Associated Press Writer | Nation


Cruise ship sinks off Antarctica after hitting ice; all 154 on board rescued

SANTIAGO, Chile - A small Canadian cruise ship carrying passengers who shelled out thousands of dollars to retrace the route of a 20th century explorer struck an iceberg and sank hours later in icy waters off Antarctica. All 154 aboard, Americans among them, escaped safely.

December 11, 2007 | By BILL CORMIER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Top-level State Department official reaches out by phone to Pakistan’s Bhutto

WASHINGTON - Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte, in Islamabad, spoke by phone with Benazir Bhutto on Friday in the highest-level U.S. contact with the Pakistani opposition leader since President Pervez Musharraf imposed a state of emergency, the State Department said.

December 11, 2007 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press Writer | Nation


Stem cell research breakthrough could be election plus for Bush anti-abortion allies

WASHINGTON - A breakthrough in stem cell research could give President Bush and his anti-abortion allies a political I-told-you-so in a debate Democrats have long been planning to use in next year's elections.

December 11, 2007 | By LAURIE KELLMAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Calif. robbery suspect charged with murder after 2 alleged accomplices are killed by homeowner

LAKEPORT, Calif. - Three young black men break into a white man's home in rural Northern California. The homeowner shoots two of them to death - but it's the surviving black man who is charged with murder.

December 11, 2007 | By JULIANA BARBASSA Associated Press Writer | Nation


Round one a breeze for ECI

TWIN CITY – Last season, the Bulldogs of Emanuel County rolled into the state playoffs as the top ranked team, only to walk away with a devastating first round loss. Ranked number one yet again this season, it is evident that they plan on sticking around a bit longer. The Bulldogs rolled to victory in their first round game against visiting Seminole County, pasting the Indians by a score of 49-23.

December 11, 2007 | By MIKE ANTHONY Herald Correspondent | Sports


Democratic proposal on Iraq would likely leave tens of thousands of troops in Iraq

WASHINGTON - The Democrats' flagship proposal on Iraq is aimed at bringing most troops home. Yet if enacted, the law would still allow for tens of thousands of U.S. troops to stay deployed for years to come.

December 11, 2007 | By ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bulloch History by Roger Allen

This is the fourth in a series of articles about the origins of the Baptist faith in Georgia and Bulloch County.

December 11, 2007 | By ROGER ALLEN | Lifestyles Columnists


US air assault targets militants believed to be linked to May kidnapping of Americans

BAGHDAD - U.S. helicopters dropped 600 troops into two villages south of Baghdad before sunrise Friday, launching an assault on militants believed to be involved in the May kidnapping of three American soldiers, the military said.

December 11, 2007 | By LAUREN FRAYER Associated Press Writer | Nation


New wave of mortgage failures could create a nightmare economic scenario

NEW YORK - When Domenico Colombo saw that his monthly mortgage payment was about to balloon by 30 percent, he had a clear picture of how bad it could get.

December 11, 2007 | By JOE BEL BRUNO AP Business Writer | Nation


For the Public Health by Gerald Ledlow, Ph.D. MHA, CHE

I believe that primary healthcare ought to be considered a right of citizenship, a right that should be funded in a prudent fashion. We can easily demonstrate that primary healthcare contributes to the overall productivity, safety, and compassion of a nation and thus, should be considered a public good.

December 11, 2007 | By GERALD LEDLOW, Ph.D., MHA, CHE | Lifestyles Columnists


Missouri father charged in deaths of 2 children; already serving 38 years for kidnapping them

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - The father of two Kansas City-area children whose remains were found in a shallow grave more than three years after they disappeared confessed publicly and was charged Tuesday in their shootings.

December 11, 2007 | By HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH Associated Press Writer | Nation


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Anderson-Skinner

Mr. and Mrs. Randy Anderson of Statesboro are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Callaway Kristen Anderson, to Judd Dewayne Skinner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dewayne Skinner of Statesboro.

February 08, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Weddings


Denton-Koch

Mr. and Mrs. Trey Denton of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Kimberly, to Mr. Kyle Koch, son of Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Koch of Eden Prairie, Minnesota.

February 08, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Weddings


Gawthrop Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Howard and Marie (Cutler) Gawthrop of Statesboro celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on January 30 with family at Meinhardt Vineyards & Winery. The couple was married on February 6, 1965, in Flint, Michigan. They have two children, Greg Gawthrop and Justin Gawthrop, both of Statesboro; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The couple has moved many times throughout their 50 years of marriage. They have lived in Michigan, California and Wyoming, but are currently surrounded by their family here in Statesboro. They just returned from a 50th-year anniversary celebration, where they enjoyed a three-week cruise to New Zealand and ...

February 08, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Weddings


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Benefits of vaccines outweigh the risks

First, a full disclosure: I have been vaccinated against measles, mumps, diphtheria, rubella, whooping cough, smallpox and shingles and have had none of these maladies. At one time or another, my wife received all of these same vaccinations. Our kids were both immunized, and they have chosen to have their kids immunized. None of us has ever had an adverse reaction to a vaccination.

February 08, 2015 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: 'Get the jump' on sin and prepare with God's word

Clothing stores normally display new fashions well ahead of the season. Stores here in Statesboro have had spring fashions out for several weeks, even though spring is several weeks away. An iron-clad rule for merchandisers is to "get the jump" on the buying seasons. In a spiritual context, Christians should be interested in "getting the jump" on sin, being prepared for temptation when it comes. This can be done if we'll apply some basic principles.

February 08, 2015 | Larry Sheehy | Columnists/Editorials


Consumer Qs: How do you pronounce the word 'pecan'?

Question: What is the correct way to pronounce "pecan"? My wife says she pronounces it the Southern way. I disagreed and we got into an argument. ...

February 08, 2015 | Georgia Department of Agriculture Special to the Herald | Columnists/Editorials


Study finds beach trash even on Georgia's secluded islands

SAVANNAH - Dodie Sanders and her student volunteers never came back empty handed whenever she led them to the beach to clean up trash, sometimes filling as many as five waste bags with plastic bottles, wrappers and other garbage.

February 08, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Associated Press


Police ID man they say killed 2 adults, 2 children, himself

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. - Police say they have identified the gunman who took his own life after killing four people and injuring two in a quiet neighborhood near Atlanta.

February 08, 2015 | By RAY HENRY Associated Press | Associated Press


Kathy Bradley: Groundhogs, spring and things not seen

I want to believe the groundhog.

February 08, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Bulloch oil mill becomes factor in cotton production

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

February 08, 2015 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Columnists/Editorials


North Carolina coaching great Dean Smith dies at 83

Dean Smith was more than simply a basketball coach.

February 08, 2015 | By AARON BEARD Associated Press | Sports


Paul fined over criticism toward female official

NEW YORK - Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul has been fined $25,000 for criticizing a female official after a loss at Cleveland.

February 08, 2015 | The Associated Press | Sports


Two tied at Torrey Pines

SAN DIEGO - Two poor chips wound up costing Harris English three shots. He battled just to get birdie chances on the South Course at Torrey Pines and only converted two of them. He wound up with a 1-over 73 and a share of the lead with J.B. Holmes on Saturday in the Farmers Insurance Open.

February 08, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Frank Hook honored for continued service

The Georgia Southern Athletic Foundation honored longtime University fundraiser Frank Hook today with a plaque recognizing his 41 years of service and numerous accomplishments to Georgia Southern University and Georgia Southern athletics.

February 08, 2015 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports




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