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Graduation rates calculated differently across America

WASHINGTON - If Congress doesn't get the job done, Education Secretary Margaret Spellings says she'll consider using her authority to require states to report high school graduation rates in a more uniform and accurate way.

November 25, 2007 | By NANCY ZUCKERBROD AP Education Writer | Nation


Nebraska case illustrates patterns in teacher sex abuse cases

LEXINGTON, Neb. - Back in August, the rumor around Lexington Middle School was that 25-year-old math teacher Kelsey Peterson had a boyfriend - a 13-year-old former student.

November 25, 2007 | By OSKAR GARCIA Associated Press Writer | Nation


Combat wounds have lifelong effects on marriages and families

STOCKTON, Calif. - The telegram that arrived on Nov. 15, 1969, was not pessimistic: ''Private First Class Johnny O Brooks was slightly wounded in action.''

November 25, 2007 | By JULIET WILLIAMS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Congress could burn tobacco industry with big tax increase

WASHINGTON - Congress is taking new whacks at the cigarette industry, banning tobacco sales in Senate buildings and - more importantly - seeking a significant federal tax increase on cigarettes.

November 25, 2007 | By CHARLES BABINGTON Associated Press Writer | Nation


Stagehands go on strike, shutting down most Broadway shows

NEW YORK - Broadway stagehands went on strike Saturday, shutting down more than two dozen plays and musicals on what is the most popular theatergoing day of the week.

November 25, 2007 | By MICHAEL KUCHWARA AP Drama Writer | Nation


Another way to use frequent flier miles: Volunteering

ATLANTA - Melinda Irwin already travels plenty, so using the frequent flier miles piling up in her Delta Air Lines Inc. SkyMiles account for more airplane tickets didn't really appeal to her.

November 25, 2007 | By DANIEL YEE Associated Press Writer | Nation


US ranks among worst modernized nations for infant mortality despite recent improvements

The rate at which infants die in the United States has dropped substantially over the past half-century, but broad disparities remain among racial groups, and the country stacks up poorly next to other industrialized nations.

November 25, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Authorities say police officer is a suspect in wife’s disappearance

JOLIET, Ill. - Kathleen Savio tried to get someone to believe that her life was in danger.

November 25, 2007 | By DON BABWIN Associated Press Writer | Nation


What makes a hero? Loyalty counts along with bravery

ALBANY, N.Y. - An infantryman charges a pillbox in the face of enemy fire. A firefighter rushes up the stairwell of a burning skyscraper as office workers flee. A teacher shields her student from a schoolyard gunman with her body.

November 25, 2007 | By MICHAEL HILL Associated Press Writer | Nation


Missing 9-year-old southwest Mo. girl found dead in sinkhole, law enforcement official says

NEOSHO, Mo. - A 9-year-old girl who had been missing for a week was found dead Friday in a sinkhole, authorities said.

November 24, 2007 | By MARCUS KABEL Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bridge 11/09

English golfer Harry Vardon, he of the Vardon grip, said, "More matches are lost through carelessness at the beginning than any other cause."

November 24, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Army says new disaster-relief helicopter overheats, isn’t safe to fly on hot days

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Army is spending $2.6 billion on hundreds of European-designed helicopters for homeland security and disaster relief that turn out to have a crucial flaw: They aren't safe to fly on hot days, according to an internal report obtained by The Associated Press.

November 24, 2007 | By AARON C. DAVIS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Consumer confidence plunges to lowest reading since Gulf Coast hurricanes of 2005

WASHINGTON - Consumer confidence plunged in early November to the lowest level since Hurricane Katrina battered the Gulf Coast and sent oil prices soaring in 2005.

November 24, 2007 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Nation


Merck agrees to $4.85 billion settlement over pain medication Vioxx

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Merck & Co. said Friday it will pay $4.85 billion to end thousands of state and federal lawsuits over its painkiller Vioxx in one of the largest drug settlements ever.

November 24, 2007 | By LINDA A. JOHNSON AP Business Writer | Nation


Dear Abby 11/10

DEAR ABBY: I have a 30-year-old daughter who was happily married to a man she loved. My daughter and son-in-law worked in information technology for many years and did well at it. Because of their intensive work schedules they decided to start a family only last year. When my daughter conceived, our families were overjoyed.

November 24, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


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Mustangs shut out Statesboro

GUYTON - The Statesboro Blue Devils continued their early season struggles Friday, dropping a 17-0 decision at South Effingham in being shut out for the second time in three games.

September 20, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360




Dodge rolls Jackets

BROOKLET - Dodge County jumped out to a quick 14-0 lead midway through the first quarter and didn't look back as the Indians ran past the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets 24-6 Friday night in a game delayed 15 minutes due to lightning in the area.

September 19, 2014 | By LUKE MARTIN Herald Correspondent | Prep Sports 360


Does your better-half get on your nerves?

It's common for couples to fight and complain about certain topics. Finances, work stress and other important decision-making issues can be sources of contention and disagreement. But, what about less-important issues? You know, the pet peeves or small annoyances that every couple battles? You could try to change your spouse. Check out "How to change your spouse with 4 simple techniques." Or, you could try to change yourself.

September 19, 2014 | By WENDY JESSEN Deseret News National | Hot topics


Hester now stands alone as NFL greatest returner

ATLANTA - Devin Hester gets a text every morning from Deion Sanders, usually with some sort of inspirational message.

September 19, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Goodell: 'Same mistakes can never be repeated'

NEW YORK - More defiant than contrite, Roger Goodell announced no sweeping changes in his first public statements in more than a week of turmoil surrounding the NFL's handling of players accused of crimes.

September 19, 2014 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


3 guilty in Ga. salmonella-tainted peanut trial

ALBANY, Ga. - More than five years after hundreds of Americans got sick from eating salmonella-tainted peanut butter, the top executive at the Georgia plant where it was made was convicted Friday and faces prison time in a rare food-poisoning trial that advocates said sends a stern warning to others who may be tempted to place profits over safety.

September 19, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM and KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Savannah officials pledge transparency in shooting

SAVANNAH, Ga. - A day after authorities said a man kicked out a patrol car window while handcuffed and then was fatally shot by Savannah police, community leaders pleaded for calm and pledged transparency while state officials investigate.

September 19, 2014 | The Associated Press | Local


Unemployment rates rise in 24 states

WASHINGTON - Unemployment rates rose in nearly half of U.S. states in August, even as employers in two-thirds of the states added jobs.

September 19, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer | Local


Bulldogs hoping to bounce back

ATHENS - The last year Troy lost its first three games, Herschel Walker was running toward the Heisman Trophy at Georgia.

September 19, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | UGA


Early ACC Coastal test: Hokies vs. Yellow Jackets

Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech arrive at their Atlantic Coast Conference openers in search of offensive consistency, and knowing their most important game remaining might be the one on Saturday.

September 19, 2014 | By HANK KURZ Jr. AP Sports Writer | Georgia Tech


Falcons romp to 56-14 win over hapless Buccaneers

ATLANTA - Devin Hester high-stepped into the NFL record book. Matt Ryan had as many touchdown passes as incompletions. Julio Jones made a spectacular over-the-shoulder catch tumbling into the end zone.

September 19, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Man found safe after he had gone missing

A man who had been missing since Wednesday from a personal care home was found on Interstate 16 near mile marker 117 "safe and sound," according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

September 19, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro police seek rape suspect

The Statesboro Police Department is seeking a suspect in a rape investigation.

September 19, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


September 19 - Mrs. Margaret Geraldine “Nana” Owens Harvey, age 77, passed away Tuesday at the Ogeec

Mrs. Margaret Geraldine "Nana" Owens Harvey

September 18, 2014 | | Obituaries


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