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Cities worldwide switch off lights to raise awareness of global warming

CHICAGO - From the Sydney Opera House to Rome's Colosseum to the Sears Tower's famous antennas in Chicago, floodlit icons of civilization went dark Saturday for Earth Hour, a worldwide campaign to highlight the threat of climate change.

April 14, 2008 | By CARYN ROUSSEAU Associated Press Writer | National


Police Report - March 31

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. Statesboro Police Arrests

April 14, 2008 | | Crime Report


Monday Mouthoff 3/31

I'd like to start this week off by sending a warm and gracious 'Thank You' to the fine folks over at Georgia Southern.

April 14, 2008 | By CHAD BISHOP | Sports


Eagles drop road series at Charleston

Mt. Plesant, S.C. - Georgia Southern jumped out to an early lead but the College of Charleston scored six unanswered runs as the Eagles dropped the series finale 7-6 at Patriots Point Sunday afternoon.

April 14, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Hundreds march in Wisconsin to protest alleged police brutality against Hmong man

MILWAUKEE - Hundreds of people marched for two hours Saturday to protest the injuries a man suffered during a traffic stop, saying police used excessive force.

April 14, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Authorities: Woman mauled by 2 cheetahs at Florida wildlife sanctuary, expected to survive

WELLINGTON, Fla. - The owner of a wildlife sanctuary was attacked by two cheetahs Saturday and hospitalized with about 40 puncture wounds to her extremities and back, authorities said.

April 14, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Traveling exhibit at the University of Rhode Island explores Nazi persecution of gays

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. - In Nazi Germany, some gay men were castrated and prosecuted under draconian laws prohibiting homosexuality. Others were subjected to crude medical experiments designed to "correct" their sexual orientation. Gay men in concentration camps were singled out with distinctive pink triangle badges and assigned backbreaking labor that often killed them.

April 14, 2008 | By ERIC TUCKER Associated Press Writer | National


GSU's Peace honored as 'Shining Star'

The Georgia House of Representatives has recognized Dr. Karl E. Peace, founding director of the Center for Biostatistics, and professor of Biostatistics in the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health at Georgia Southern University, as a "Shining Star" in the University System of Georgia.

April 14, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Business


'But then I read his plays'; kids say the Bard still speaks to them

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - It might have been a nightclub with patrons enjoying drinks at their tables, applauding a soulful delivery of a torch song, but the performer was a 13-year-old. And in the audience were fifth-graders through seniors in high school - cheering wildly about William Shakespeare.

April 14, 2008 | By TOM PARSONS Associated Press Writer | National


Dallas Brass to perform Saturday

One of America's most versatile musical ensembles is coming to the Performing Arts Center (PAC) at Georgia Southern University.

The Dallas Brass will perform in concert at the PAC on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. A highlight of the performance will be a joint performance with the Dallas Brass and bands from Statesboro High and Southeast Bulloch High.

April 14, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Federal agencies saying their rules pre-empt injury suits

NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ If you think the prescription drug you took for headaches caused your heart attack, the Food and Drug Administration says you can't sue the maker for injury if it met agency standards.

April 14, 2008 | By JANET McCONNAUGHEY Associated Press Writer | National


Buchannon, Bennett to play in GACA All-Star game

Bulloch County sure is going to miss them, but there's one last chance to see them play.

April 13, 2008 | By MATT YOGUS AND CHAD BISHOP Herald Sports | Sports


Eagles rally, come up just short

MT. PLEASANT, S.C. - Georgia Southern scored two runs in the top of the ninth, but the rally fell short as the Eagles dropped a 5-4 decision to the College of Charleston Saturday afternoon (March 29) at Patriots Point. The loss ended a six-game winning streak for Georgia Southern (15-9 overall, 4-1 Southern Conference).

April 13, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Statesboro's Reese honored by Auburn

Auburn University's Football Lettermen Club recently named Statesboro's Waymon Reese as the first recipient of its "Letterman of the Year" award. The award was presented to his wife, Genelda, at the club's annual appreciation night earlier this month.

April 13, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Sports


SEB announces 2008 Hall of Fame inductees

Southeast Bulloch High School has announced its Hall of Fame inductees for 2008. They are as follows:

April 13, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Sports


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Vikings pay visit to Adrian Peterson

The Minnesota Vikings have made their in-person pitch to Adrian Peterson, the latest step toward resolving the star running back's unclear status.

March 04, 2015 | By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Justices sharply divided over health care law subsidies

WASHINGTON - Sharply divided along familiar lines, the Supreme Court took up a politically charged new challenge to President Barack Obama's health overhaul Wednesday in a dispute over the tax subsidies that make insurance affordable for millions of Americans.

March 04, 2015 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Valdosta State, Ogeechee Tech sign articulation agreements

Ogeechee Technical College signed articulation agreements with Valdosta State University on Wednesday, simplifying student transition between the two institutions of higher education.

March 04, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


'It WAS him': Defense admits Tsarnaev bombed Boston Marathon

BOSTON - The question, for all practical purposes, is no longer whether Dzhokhar Tsarnaev took part in the Boston Marathon bombing. It's whether he deserves to die for it.

March 04, 2015 | By DENISE LAVOIE AP Legal Affairs Writer | Associated Press


Statesboro police seek missing woman

Statesboro police are seeking a woman reported missing since Feb. 24.

March 04, 2015 | From staff reports | Local




Markakis getting healthy

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Nick Markakis is looking forward to opening day in Atlanta. Crabcakes down south, that's another story.

March 03, 2015 | By JEFF BERLINICKE Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Georgia Tech topped by Heels

ATLANTA - North Carolina needed a boost after failing to win consecutive games in a rough February.

March 03, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM | Sports


Trooper: Fingerprints show victim in rented car

FALL RIVER, Mass. - A state police trooper who specializes in fingerprint analysis testified Tuesday in the murder trial of Aaron Hernandez that the fingerprints of the former NFL player and his alleged victim, Odin Lloyd, were found inside a car that was allegedly used to drive Lloyd to his death.

March 03, 2015 | By AMY ANTHONY Associated Press | Sports


Hawks soar higher than Rockets in win

ATLANTA - Jeff Teague scored 25 points, Al Horford added 18 and the NBA-leading Atlanta Hawks rallied from an 18-point deficit to win their fifth straight game, 104-96 over the Houston Rockets on Tuesday night.

March 03, 2015 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Congress sends Homeland bill to Obama without conditions

WASHINGTON - Bitterly admitting defeat, House Republicans on Tuesday abandoned their attempts to use the Homeland Security Department's spending bill to force concessions from President Barack Obama on immigration, and sent him legislation to fund the agency through the end of the budget year with no strings attached.

March 03, 2015 | By ERICA WERNER and DAVID ESPO Associated Press | Associated Press


Netanyahu assails Iran-nuclear talks; Obama disagrees

WASHINGTON - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Congress on Tuesday that an emerging agreement between Iran and the United States would all but guarantee that Tehran gets nuclear weapons and would be a very bad deal, drawing an extraordinarily blunt rebuttal from President Barack Obama.

March 03, 2015 | By ARON HELLER and DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press | Associated Press


Civil rights landmark bridge is named for reputed KKK leader

SELMA, Ala. - When the nation's first black president steps onto the Edmund Pettus Bridge to honor the marchers beaten there 50 years ago, he'll be standing on a structure that's at once synonymous with the civil rights struggle and a tribute to a reputed Ku Klux Klan leader.

March 03, 2015 | By JAY REEVES and ALLEN G. BREED Associated Press | Associated Press


Documents: Georgia officials indecisive about execution

ATLANTA - Georgia prison officials were indecisive about whether to proceed with a cloudy lethal injection drug, at one point saying they weren't sure whether they checked "this week's or last week's" batch, according to court documents.

March 03, 2015 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Associated Press


Georgia Southern University to host Healthcare Symposium

Georgia Southern University's Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health welcomes retired Army Maj. Gen. David Rubenstein, FACHE, to campus as the featured speaker for the Healthcare Symposium on Wednesday from 2-3:15 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center.

March 03, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


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