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Practice makes perfect - SEB student scores 800 on SAT math, twice

Southeast Bulloch High School senior David Casey Woodrum loves math. He also likes a challenge. So, after woodrum scored a perfect 800 on the math section of the SAT using a calculator during his junior year, he took the test again in his senior year without using a calculator.

March 14, 2008 | By ROGER ALLEN | Local


Report: More than 1 in every 100 Americans now behind bars

NEW YORK - For the first time in history, more than one in every 100 American adults is in jail or prison, according to a new report tracking the surge in inmate population and urging states to rein in corrections costs with alternative sentencing programs.

March 14, 2008 | By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer | National


Alleged militant arraigned in armored car robbery, had been a fugitive since 1983

HARTFORD, Conn. - An alleged Puerto Rican militant pleaded not guilty Thursday to federal charges related to a $7 million robbery of the Wells Fargo armored car depot in 1983.

March 14, 2008 | By PAT EATON-ROBB Associated Press Writer | National


Ark. student recovering after shooting; police identify suspect but no arrest yet

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - A student injured in a shooting at the University of Arkansas was recovering in a hospital Thursday and campus police said they have a suspect.

March 14, 2008 | By JON GAMBRELL Associated Press Writer | National


Congressional committee asks Justice Department to investigate Clemens

WASHINGTON - Roger Clemens' vehement public denials about using steroids drew congressional scrutiny. Now his denials under oath have the Justice Department's attention.

March 14, 2008 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer | National


Ask Dr. Gott 2/29

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a lady in her 90th year and hope you can answer a pertinent question. Until my 70s, I was a respectable 5 feet 6 inches. Now I am 1-1/2 inches shorter. When checking height charts for healthy weight, which height do I use? At 150 pounds, I am below the BMI of 25 if the higher height is used. I am just above the 25 mark if the lower height is used. I know that life is not fair, but should I be considered overweight at 90 when I was OK at 70?

March 14, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


'Plaza Suite' at Emma Kelly Theater Friday through Sunday

The Averitt STARS, Statesboro's only non-profit community theater, will perform Neil Simon's "Plaza Suite" Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets for the show are $10 for adults and $8 for youth under the age of 12.

March 14, 2008 | By MATTHEW BANKHEAD mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Clinton, Obama hope to gain upper hand through early Texas voting

AUSTIN, Texas - Voting on primary day is so yesterday.

March 14, 2008 | By BETH FOUHY Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Dear Abby 2/29

DEAR ABBY: I am a 12-year-old freshman at an all-girls school. Prior to this I was in the public school system. Today I was thinking about my experiences in both systems of schools, which inspired me to write the following poem. You can print it if you like.

March 14, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Civics classes can inspire young voters — but study finds many lack access to basic lessons

CHICAGO - Her neighborhood, with its police cameras and abandoned buildings, isn't known for inspiring hope. Yet, 18-year-old Ariel Williams feels empowered.

March 14, 2008 | By MARTHA IRVINE AP National Writer | National


Bernanke dismisses worries about US economy returning to ’70s-style ’stagflation’

WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress Thursday that the nation isn't ''anywhere near'' the dangerous stagflation situation of the 1970s.

March 14, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


Clinton raises $35 million in February; Obama camp says it will surpass

WASHINGTON - Rebounding from weak fundraising in January, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton is expected to raise $35 million in February, a figure rival Sen. Barack Obama's campaign said it would surpass, a campaign official said Thursday.

March 14, 2008 | By JIM KUHNHENN Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Julius Baer defends shutdown of whistle-blower site in dispute over leaked documents

GENEVA - The Swiss bank that won a court order shutting down a whistle-blower Web site said Thursday that it just wanted stolen and forged documents removed.

March 14, 2008 | By FRANK JORDANS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bush says country not headed into a recession

WASHINGTON - President Bush said Thursday the country is not recession-bound and, despite expressing concern about slowing economic growth, rejected for now any additional stimulus efforts. ''We acted robustly,'' he said.

March 14, 2008 | By TERENCE HUNT and JENNIFER LOVEN Associated Press Writers | Washington


Senate Democratic leader pledges to continue trying to end the war, despite lacking votes

WASHINGTON - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid pledged on Thursday to continue trying to end the Iraq war even though he lacks the votes to force a troop withdrawal.

March 14, 2008 | By ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press Writer | Washington


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Work begins to raise Confederate warship from Savannah River

SAVANNAH - Divers and military salvage crews will spend the next nine months raising what's left of an armored Confederate warship that's been rotting at the bottom of the Savannah River for 150 years.

January 29, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Associated Press


Harper Lee's classic to take Averitt stage

More than 50 years after Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, our nation still is wrestling with the repercussions of decisions our forefathers made multiple generations ago.

January 29, 2015 | By MELINDA ROELL Special to the Herald | Local


Singing songs of the good news

About four years ago, comedian Steve Martin, who is also one great banjo player, wrote an interesting piece of music, "Atheists don't have no songs." Yes, I know that's a double negative. According to Martin, their hymnbook is only one page and if the name of God is there, it's spelled with a lower case "g." Go figure.

January 29, 2015 | Dr. John Bressler | Columnists/Editorials




Surprise players could be key

PHOENIX - Almost all football fans know Tom Brady, Russell Wilson, Richard Sherman, Marshawn Lynch and Rob Gronkowski.

January 28, 2015 | By ROB MAADDI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Semifinals now set

MELBOURNE - It was difficult to tell who was more pleased with reaching the Australian Open semifinals: No. 1-ranked Novak Djokovic, advancing to his 25th at a Grand Slam tournament, or 19-year-old Madison Keys, who beat Venus Williams to get into her first.

January 28, 2015 | By DENNIS PASSA AP Sports Writer | Sports


US fades in 3-2 loss to Chile

Mark Gonzalez scored in the 66th and 75 minutes, rallying Chile to a 3-2 exhibition win over the United States on Wednesday night that sent the Americans to their first five-game winless streak since 2007.

January 28, 2015 | The Associated Press | Sports


Slain Georgia couple known for charity work across the South

McRAE, Ga. - Elrey "Bud" Runion and his wife, June, took their charitable efforts all over the South: from storm-damaged Alabama towns and impoverished pockets of West Virginia to their hometown in suburban Atlanta.

January 28, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM and RAY HENRY Associated Press | Associated Press


Attorney General nominee defends Obama immigration changes

WASHINGTON - Confronting skeptical Republicans, attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch pledged a new start with Congress and independence from President Barack Obama Wednesday, even as she defended the president's unilateral protections for millions of immigrants in the country illegally.

January 28, 2015 | By ERICA WERNER and ERIC TUCKER Associated Press | Associated Press


'Never felt guilty': Civil rights convictions tossed in SC

ROCK HILL, S.C. - For a moment, Clarence Graham's heart raced. Fifty-four years after he and eight fellow black men served a month of hard labor for sitting at a whites-only lunch counter, a judge declared that they had been wrongly convicted of trespassing and their records would be tossed.

January 28, 2015 | By MITCH WEISS Associated Press | Associated Press


Bulloch County school bus hits car; no injuries reported

A Bulloch County school bus driver faces mandatory safety training after a collision Wednesday that resulted in no injuries.

January 28, 2015 | From staff reports | Local




SHS takes two over Tigers

Statesboro's boys basketball squad avenged an early-season loss, taking a quick lead and never looking back in a commanding 57-37 win over Swainsboro Tuesday evening at the Devil's Den.

January 27, 2015 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Gators get a pair

Second-half surges lifted both Bulloch Academy basketball teams to region victories over Frederica Academy Tuesday night.

January 27, 2015 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


Contrast in styles makes QB matchup more intriguing

PHOENIX - Tom Brady began winning Super Bowls when Russell Wilson was still a teenager, tuning in to see the big game on TV.

January 27, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


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