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The oldest Americans are also the happiest, research finds

CHICAGO - It turns out the golden years really are golden.

May 03, 2008 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | National


Studio Statesboro Vodcast

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Friday April 18, 2008

May 03, 2008 | | Local


Bluffton bus crash survivor throws out first pitch

BLUFFTON, Ohio - Narrowing his eyes on home plate for the ceremonial first pitch Friday, Tim Berta shook off the imaginary sign from his catcher and everyone laughed.

May 03, 2008 | By JOHN SEEWER Associated Press Writer | National


Pope worries about big powers

NEW YORK - Making a plea for human rights, Pope Benedict XVI warned diplomats at the United Nations on Friday that international cooperation needed to solve urgent problems is ''in crisis'' because decisions rest in the hands of a few powerful nations.

May 03, 2008 | By VICTOR L. SIMPSON Associated Press Writer | National


Alaska governor gives birth to 5th child, a boy named Trig

JUNEAU, Alaska - Gov. Sarah Palin gave birth Friday to her fifth child, a boy, about a month before her due date.

May 03, 2008 | By ANNE SUTTON Associated Press Writer | National


Texas polygamist sect is accused of indoctrinating girls

SAN ANGELO, Texas - Girls in the west Texas polygamous sect enter into underage marriages without resistance because they are ruthlessly indoctrinated from birth to believe disobedience will lead to their damnation, experts for the state testified Friday at a custody hearing for 416 youngsters.

May 03, 2008 | By MICHELLE ROBERTS Associated Press Writer | National


Studio Statesboro Vodcast

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Thursday, April 17, 2008

May 02, 2008 | | Local


County commissioners donate surplus ambulance to OTC

Bulloch County commissioners recently donated a surplus ambulance from the county's Emergency Medical Service to Ogeechee Technical College for use in the college's Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic training programs.

May 02, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Police Report - April 18

(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.)

May 02, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Dear Abby 4/18

DEAR ABBY: My sister, "Ellie," and her husband, "Bill," have three lovely little girls. Both have good jobs and live in a pleasant neighborhood. However, neither one ever learned any life skills. Both worked and lived rent-free with their parents until they met and married in their late 20s. Consequently, they are up to their necks in credit card debt because of their need for instant gratification.

May 02, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 4/18

DEAR DR. GOTT: I have been reading your column for many years and have a great deal of respect for your advice. I think your diet of no sugar and no flour is perhaps the best way to lose weight, but my problem is to lose weight in the right places. Does it matter where the calories in respect to where the weight goes? I am 81 years old, 5 feet 3 inches tall and weigh 125 to 130 pounds. I don't feel that I need to lose much, but every ounce I eat seems to settle on my ...

May 02, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


BA boys take the region

One region team championship trophy, one region runner-up trophy, two high-point award winners, 18 individual region champions and 58 entries into next week's state meet - not a bad day for Bulloch Academy Thursday at the GISA Region 2-AA track and field championships.

May 02, 2008 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


Prep Sports Blitz: SHS baseball shocker - Presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank

Prep Sports Blitz for Thursday, April 17 - Presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank.

May 02, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports Blitz


Bridge 4/18

Welsh poet Dylan Thomas wrote, "The hands of the clock have stayed still at half past 11 for 50 years. It is always opening time in the Sailors Arms."

May 02, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Coffee Break


Astrograph 4/18

Owing to a change in vocation or a new way of doing your work, improved material conditions look quite strong for you in the year ahead. Nothing will be handed on a silver platter, though; you will have to earn it.

May 02, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


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Safety questions hover over Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS - They call the Indianapolis 500 "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" for its high speeds, rich history, enormous crowd and the take-your-breath-away competition.

May 23, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


SHS turns page on last season

The sound of Statesboro High football coach Steve Pennington screaming instructions to his players in a long sleeve jacket in 91 degree weather can mean only one thing-football is back for the Blue Devils.

May 22, 2015 | HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Brew crew stomps Braves

ATLANTA- Ryan Braun homered and drove in four runs, four Milwaukee pitchers combined to hold Atlanta to three hits, and the Brewers beat the Braves 11-0 on Friday night.

May 22, 2015 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Kurt Busch brings lessons to Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. - There's no bank of TV cameras surrounding Kurt Busch's hauler, no one monitoring his fluid intake to prevent dehydration, no golf cart waiting to whisk him away from NASCAR practice and off to Indianapolis. This year, Busch is glad to have his focus solely on the Coca-Cola 600.

May 22, 2015 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Kurt Busch brings lessons to Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. - There's no bank of TV cameras surrounding Kurt Busch's hauler, no one monitoring his fluid intake to prevent dehydration, no golf cart waiting to whisk him away from NASCAR practice and off to Indianapolis. This year, Busch is glad to have his focus solely on the Coca-Cola 600.

May 22, 2015 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Federal data: As oil production soars, so do pipeline leaks

The oil pipeline leak that fouled a stretch of California coastline this week reflects a troubling trend in the nation's infrastructure: As U.S. oil production has soared, so has the number of pipeline accidents.

May 22, 2015 | By HENRY C. JACKSON and DAVID A. LIEB Associated Press | Associated Press


Wal-Mart's push on animal welfare hailed as game changer

NEW YORK - Wal-Mart's push to get its suppliers to give farm animals fewer antibiotics and more room to roam is expected to have a big impact on the food industry, experts say.

May 22, 2015 | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer | Associated Press


Another honor for the late Dr. Leila Denmark

The legacy of Portal's Leila Alice Daughtry Denmark will be honored yet again, this time with the naming of Forsyth County's sixth high school.

May 22, 2015 | By LUCAS BAGGETT Herald Intern | Local




Mixed review for GHSA rule change

In just three short years high school football participation has decreased by 10 percent, according to statistics from the National Federation of State High School Associations- and many states are beginning to take notice.

May 21, 2015 | HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Offense explodes in 7th for 10-1 win

ATLANTA - Julio Teheran pitched seven strong innings and the Atlanta Braves took advantage of Milwaukee reliever Will Smith's seventh-inning ejection for allegedly using pine tar in a 10-1 victory Thursday night.

May 21, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


What is our purpose in life?

I believe it was back in 1939 when a very popular author, James Thurber, wrote a short novel about an unusual man he named "Walter Mitty." It became so well read that it was produced for Broadway, made into a movie around 1947 - which I remember watching - and remade in 2013. If you're one of those purists, I guess you won't like my position, but I really liked Danny Kaye and Ben Stiller, who played the role of Walter Mitty. I suppose my reason for being so attached to the character is that, like many others (I hope ...

May 21, 2015 | Dr. John Bressler | Columnists/Editorials


James, Smith lead Cavs over Hawks in Game 1

ATLANTA - J.R. Smith knocked down a tough 3-pointer, then another. Turning toward the fans, their heckling transformed to groans, he blew off his right index finger and motioned toward his side, like he was holstering his pistol.

May 21, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports




Perez solid in debut as Braves beat Rays

ATLANTA - Williams Perez gave up one run over five innings in his first major league start and fellow rookie Todd Cunningham drove in the tiebreaking run with a groundout as theAtlanta Braves beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 on Wednesday night.

May 20, 2015 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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