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Celebrated by James Dean and Bruce Springsteen, street racing thrives, despite the dangers

ACCOKEEK, Md. - In a matter of seconds, a lonely stretch of rural road in the middle of the night can become a raceway.

March 13, 2008 | By STEPHEN MANNING Associated Press Writer | National


The Eagles Nest: Louis Graham and Co. prepare for Davidson

The Eagles Nest - February 27, 2008

March 13, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON & ALEX PELLEGRINO vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | The Eagles Nest - 07-08


Attorney general gets first look at terror detainees, legal process at Guantanamo Bay

WASHINGTON - Attorney General Michael Mukasey met briefly Wednesday with government prosecutors at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as the U.S. prepares its case against six al-Qaida suspects accused of being responsible for the 9/11 attacks.

March 13, 2008 | By LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Bush says the US and Czech Republic are close to a deal about missile defense radar

WASHINGTON - President Bush said Wednesday the United States has not yet reached agreement with the Czech Republic to allow installation of a U.S. missile-defense radar there, but that the two sides are close.

March 13, 2008 | By DESMOND BUTLER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Iraq: Shiite pilgrims targeted on holy day as 1 dies in roadside bombing

BAGHDAD - Shiite pilgrims headed to a major religious gathering were again targeted by extremists Wednesday when a roadside bomb detonated near a bus in Baghdad, killing one traveler, police said.

March 13, 2008 | By JOHN AFFLECK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bridge 2/28

Yesterday's deal occurred during the 1978 Spingold Knockout Teams at the Summer Nationals in Toronto. This was the very next board of the match.

March 13, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 2/28

More than your share of opportunities will present themselves in the year ahead, but unless you see them as good possibilities, you won't capitalize on them. Don't be afraid to be who you are and to live life to the fullest.

March 13, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 2/28

DEAR DR. GOTT: Please enlighten me about "dry eye." I have worn glasses for more than 60 years without any problems. I am 87 years old, and about two months ago, I had cataract surgery on both eyes. The left eye has developed "dry eye." My doctor told me to use eye drops and warm compresses. The pharmacies have umpteen brands and prices to choose from. What kind of drops should I use? How many times a day should they be used? Can this condition lead to anything more serious, such as detached retina? In addition to the eye being ...

March 13, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 2/28

DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have been married for 35 years. The first 30 were pretty much devoted to raising children.

March 13, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Police search home on British island at center of child abuse investigation

St. MARTIN, Jersey - Police on Wednesday broke into a bricked-up room in the cellar of a children's home that is the focus of a child abuse investigation on this British island.

March 13, 2008 | By GREGORY KATZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


CDC panel: Vaccinate all kids against flu

ATLANTA (AP) - All children - not just those under 5 - should get vaccinated against the flu, a federal advisory panel said Wednesday.

March 13, 2008 | By MIKE STOBBE Associated Press Writer | National


Police Report - February 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.)

March 13, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


70 percent of Afghanistan outside of central government’s control

WASHINGTON -The Afghan government under President Hamid Karzai controls just 30 percent of the country, the top U.S. intelligence official said Wednesday.

March 13, 2008 | By PAMELA HESS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Beijing moves heaven and earth to supply water for Olympics, highlighting city’s water woes

BEIJING - When 16,000 athletes and officials show up this summer, they will be able to turn the taps and get drinkable water - something few Beijing residents ever have enjoyed.

March 13, 2008 | By HENRY SANDERSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Supreme Court could order reduction in punitive damages for Exxon Valdez disaster

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Wednesday seemed inclined to reduce the $2.5 billion award of punitive damages to victims of the Exxon Valdez disaster.

March 13, 2008 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


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Falcons trying to make good impression

FLOWERY BRANCH,- Even the most established Falcons players are scrambling to make a good first impression with new coach Dan Quinn.

April 16, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Cigarettes are so last year

NEW YORK - Teen smoking hit a new low last year while the popularity of electronic cigarettes and water pipes boomed, a government report shows.

April 16, 2015 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press




Freeman not worried as Braves lose 2nd straight

ATLANTA - Freddie Freeman isn't ready to panic just because the Atlanta Braves have lost two straight games.

April 15, 2015 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Wildcats take on SHS Blue Devils

The regular season is over for Statesboro High School's baseball team and despite a rocky season, the Blue Devils are just two wins away from the state playoffs.

April 15, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Low-lying dams drown hundreds of unsuspecting victims

DES MOINES, Iowa - For the better part of a century, submerged dams were workhorses of the American heartland, harnessing the power of rivers to run grain mills, generate electricity and keep lakes and ponds full of water as a hedge against drought.

April 15, 2015 | | Associated Press


Ex-NFL player Aaron Hernandez convicted of murder, gets life

FALL RIVER, Mass. - Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison Wednesday in a deadly late-night shooting, sealing the downfall of an athlete who once had a $40 million contract and a standout career ahead of him.

April 15, 2015 | By MICHAEL R. SMITH Associated Press | Sports




Marlins break through for 1st win over Braves

ATLANTA - Giancarlo Stanton broke out of a slump with three hits and four RBIs, Dee Gordon and Ichiro Suzuki each scored two runs and the Miami Marlins beat the Atlanta Braves 8-2 on Tuesday night.

April 14, 2015 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


SEB sweeps 1st round of playoffs

BROOKLET - Andrew Kalaani scored two second half goals to lead the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets to a come-from-behind 4-1 win over Jenkins in the first round of the Region 1-AAA playoffs Tuesday night and clinching a spot in the state playoffs.

April 14, 2015 | By LUKE MARTIN Herald Correspondent | Prep Sports 360


Still awaiting verdict after six days

FALL RIVER, Mass. - After six days of deliberating, jurors went home Tuesday without reaching a verdict in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez, who is accused of killing the man dating his fiancee's sister.

April 14, 2015 | By MICHELLE R. SMITH Associated Press | Sports


On The Fringe: Spieth not keen on new 'Golden Child' moniker

The green jacket is all Jordan Spieth needs for an identity. He is the Masters champion.

April 14, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Bowl payouts still on the rise

By RALPH D. RUSSO

April 14, 2015 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP Sports Writer | Sports


Pew Research Center: Teens still use Facebook

NEW YORK - Remember those declarations that teens are done with Facebook? Think again.

April 14, 2015 | By LEANNE ITALIE Associated Press | Associated Press


Georgia officials approve tuition increases at state schools

ATLANTA - Students at Georgia's public colleges and universities will see tuition increases this fall, after university system officials Tuesday backed increases including a 9 percent per semester boost at Georgia Tech and the University of Georgia.

April 14, 2015 | | Local


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