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Rates on 30-year mortgages edge down slightly while other rates rise

WASHINGTON - Rates on 30-year mortgages edged down slightly this week, staying below 6 percent, although rates on other types of mortgages rose.

April 11, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


Pa. judge sentences 3 men to learn English or go to jail

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. - A judge known for creative sentencing has ordered three Spanish-speaking men to learn English or go to jail.

April 11, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Move over, M. Le President; Sarkozy’s wife makes splash in Britain

LONDON - Nicolas Sarkozy did most of the talking, but it was his wife who made the headlines.

April 11, 2008 | By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US charges Puerto Rican governor, 12 others in campaign finance probe

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Gov. Anibal Acevedo Vila was charged Thursday with 19 counts in a campaign finance probe, including conspiracy to violate U.S. federal campaign laws and giving false testimony to the FBI.

April 11, 2008 | By MANUEL ERNESTO RIVERA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


From the mouths of squids, possible ways to improve artificial limbs for people

WASHINGTON - The razor-sharp beaks that giant squids use to attack whales - and maybe even Captain Nemo's submarine - might one day lead to improved artificial limbs for people.

April 11, 2008 | By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID AP Science Writer | Washington


One-time bitter rivals, McCain, Romney to campaign together

SALT LAKE CITY - John McCain got some help Thursday from former Republican rival Mitt Romney, a pairing that months ago seemed improbable as the two fought bitterly for the party's presidential nomination.

April 11, 2008 | By LIZ SIDOTI Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Obama proposes relief for homeowners, Clinton warns of 3:00 a.m. economic crisis call

NEW YORK - Democrat Barack Obama said Thursday tougher government regulations that reflect the realities of modern finance are needed to get a grip on the economy before it gets even worse. Rival Hillary Rodham Clinton said Republican nominee-in-waiting John McCain isn't prepared to handle a call about an economic emergency.

April 11, 2008 | By DEVLIN BARRETT and BETH FOUHY Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Prep Sports Blitz: SHS ace Tony Hill - Presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank

April 11, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports Blitz


Police Report - March 28

(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.)

April 11, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Jayson Foster impressive at Pro Day - Video

April 11, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON & ALEX PELLEGRINO vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Georgia Southern


GSP trooper injured in chase after suspect flees road block

A Georgia State Patrol trooper was injured Wednesday afternoon when he gave chase to a man fleeing from a road block.

April 11, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Clear Channel shares sink on reports that buyout deal is on brink of collapse

SAN ANTONIO - The proposed $19.5 billion buyout of radio station operator Clear Channel Communications Inc. is reportedly near collapse because the private equity firms leading the deal are having trouble nailing down a financing agreement with banks.

April 10, 2008 | By MICHELLE ROBERTS Associated Press Writer | National


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - March 26, 2008

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Wednesday, March 26, 2008

April 10, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer | Local


Gators sweep five-team meet

Both Bulloch Academy boys' and girls' track teams walked away from the competition to win their respective five-team meets Wednesday at Gator Alley.

April 10, 2008 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


Dear Abby 3/27

DEAR ABBY: I couldn't help but be touched by the letter from Steve W. in Phoenix (Jan. 12), the retired Vietnam vet who wanted to give his wife of 40 years the "full-blown wedding she deserved."

April 10, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | 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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