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School bully problem? Send in the clown

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Marvin Nash - a.k.a. Starvin' Marvin - has been a professional rodeo clown for some 30 years, entertaining fans and protecting bull riders at great risk to himself. He routinely taunts bulls that outweigh him by more than 1,000 pounds.

August 18, 2008 | By BOB MOEN Associated Press Writer | National


Burned before, fans weigh whether to believe

So you hear about a 41-year-old swimmer making the Olympics eight years after retiring and two years after giving birth. You immediately think:

August 18, 2008 | By RACHEL COHEN Associated Press Writer | National


Chinese grumble about the Olympics, but quietly

SHIJIAZHUANG, China - From the desktop computer at the foot of his bed, Zhang Heng dares to complain about the Beijing Olympics.

August 18, 2008 | By ANITA CHANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Tug repeatedly warned before Miss. River collision

NEW ORLEANS - The pilot of a huge tanker urged a tug boat pushing a barge to get out of the way of the tanker just before a collision on the Mississippi River, which caused thousands of gallons of fuel oil to spill from the barge into a busy stretch of the inland waterway, Coast Guard radio transmissions showed.

August 18, 2008 | By ALAN SAYRE Associated Press Writer | National


Bush trip to Asia balances fun, diplomacy

President Bush's visit to Beijing almost looks like a vacation - right down to a family reunion. But his three-nation Asian trip also takes him to the doorsteps of two troublesome regimes while forcing him to balance the Olympic spirit with the delicacies of diplomacy.

August 18, 2008 | By PAUL ALEXANDER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Anglican leader urges ban on gay bishops

NEW YORK - The spiritual leader of the world's Anglicans urged church leaders Sunday not to consecrate any other gay bishops for now, as he ended a once-a-decade Anglican assembly that was dedicated to preventing schism in the troubled fellowship.

August 18, 2008 | By RACHEL ZOLL Associated Press Writer | National


Stampede kills 145 at remote Hindu temple in India

NEW DELHI - Thousands of panicked pilgrims stampeded Sunday at a remote mountaintop temple in northern India during celebrations to honor a Hindu goddess, sending dozens of people plummeting to their deaths and trampling scores more. Police said 145 people were killed.

August 18, 2008 | By GAVIN RABINOWITZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bomb hidden in trash pile kills 20 Somalis

MOGADISHU, Somalia - A bomb hidden under a pile of garbage killed at least 20 people, half of them women who were sweeping the street in Somalia's capital, witnesses and doctors said Sunday.

August 18, 2008 | By MOHAMED OLAD HASSAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Kleen-Franklin

Kimberly Elyse Kleen and Cason A. Franklin were united in marriage on Saturday, July 19th, 2008, in Vancouver, Wash.

August 17, 2008 | | Wedding Planner


Berry-Mallard

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Berry of Metter announce the engagement of their daughter, Erin Berry of Metter, to Eric Mallard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert and Donna Mallard.

August 17, 2008 | | Wedding Planner


Kidnapped girl found in Baltimore; Father charged

BALTIMORE - A man accused of kidnapping his 7-year-old daughter during a supervised visit in Boston last weekend was arrested Saturday in Baltimore and the girl was found safe, authorities said.

August 17, 2008 | By BEN NUCKOLS Associated Press Writer | National


Hawaii man accused of helping China design missile

HAIKU, Hawaii - Cheryl Gowadia couldn't figure out why FBI agents in riot gear, guns drawn, were storming her home on Maui's tranquil North Shore.

August 17, 2008 | By AUDREY McAVOY Associated Press Writer | National


Plans to send elephant to Mexico stirs debate

DALLAS - Jenny the elephant lazily poked her trunk into a bucket of fruit as her keepers at the Dallas Zoo hosed her during her morning bath, seemingly oblivious to the fact that she could soon be shipped far from her home of 22 years.

August 17, 2008 | By ANA LEY Associated Press Writer | National


Franklin-Burke

Jennifer Marie Franklin and Kevin James Burke were united in marriage at half past six in the evening on Saturday, August 18, 2007. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Jason Protzman at the First Presbyterian Church of Statesboro.

August 17, 2008 | | Wedding Planner


Area Births 8/3

Jayden Samaj

August 17, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Births


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One win doesn't define your season, even an upset

Saturday was the first time all season I actually felt like I was at a Georgia Southern football game.

December 04, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Winning is the only way up, no matter the method

No matter the level, Georgia Southern football doesn't seem to be interested in doing things the traditional way.

December 04, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Eagles take down Troy

In a season where just about everything went wrong, Georgia Southern ended the right way.

December 04, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Penn State makes playoff case with 38-31 win over Wisconsin

INDIANAPOLIS - As Penn State's band played and Lucas Oil Stadium rocked, thousands of fans clad in their traditional white shirts chanted "We Are Penn ...

December 04, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Watson, Clemson claim ACC title and await playoff berth

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Deshaun Watson's mission is not over.

December 04, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: Visiting the past

Yes, it is true that some of us seniors live in or, more likely, occasionally, visit the past. There are many reasons for doing so.

December 04, 2016 | | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: Finals and finishing strong

By the time you're reading this, I'll have just one week of finals to go before I complete my second semester of culinary ...

December 04, 2016 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Georgia's first 'Road and Patrol Laws' are adopted

Note: The following is one of a series of columns looking at the first road systems in Georgia and Bulloch County.

December 04, 2016 | | Life


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender: Christmas, cocoa and the close of another year

As the calendar moves rapidly towards the shortest day of the year, Dec. 21, everything seems rushed and frantic. Make a concerted effort to keep ...

December 04, 2016 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Don't make your children 'big fish'

The following true story was recently related to me by a credible individual who for obvious reasons will remain forever anonymous. I pass it on ...

December 04, 2016 | | Life


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Living with gratitude: It's better late than never

In Luke's "good news" historical account of Jesus' teaching and deeds, he records the incident of the healing of 10 who were lepers (chapter ...

December 04, 2016 | | Life


Man convicted of murder in hot car death to be sentenced

ATLANTA - A judge is set to sentence a Georgia man Monday after a jury last month found that he intentionally left his toddler son in ...

December 03, 2016 | By KATE BRUMBACK AP Retail Writer | Local


UPDATE: Summers to continue as Georgia Southern head football coach

Georgia Southern Eagles Athletics Director Tom Kleinlein released a statement Saturday afternoon affirming that head football coach Tyson Summers would remain in place as coach ...

December 03, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local


In Macedonia's fake news hub, teen shows AP how it's done

VELES, Macedonia - On the second floor of a noisy sports center in the Macedonian town of Veles, a teenage purveyor of fake news cracked open ...

December 02, 2016 | By ZANA CIMILI and RAPHAEL SATTER Associated Press | Associated Press




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