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US lawmakers apologize to Canadian wrongly held in torture case

WASHINGTON - Members of Congress apologized Thursday to a Canadian engineer seized by U.S. officials and taken to Syria, where he says he was tortured.

November 02, 2007 | By DEVLIN BARRETT Associated Press Writer | Nation


Astrograph 10/19

It won't be simply chance that plays an important role in your material affairs in the year ahead; it'll be sheer hard work and planning on your part. You can substantially profit from the careful development of your affairs.

November 02, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Bridge 10/19

Scottish actress Deborah Kerr said, "Personally, I think if a woman hasn't met the right man by the time she's 24, she may be lucky."

November 02, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Autistic hiker, 18, found alive in W.Va. woods, reunites with family after 4-day search

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - An autistic 18-year-old lost in the wilderness for four days was found alive Thursday, weak but apparently fine, and reunited with his family, searchers said.

November 02, 2007 | By TOM BREEN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Fatal shootings of 2 children, 2 adults in Detroit house renew calls for end to violence

DETROIT - Two adults and two children were fatally shot as they slept Thursday in a home known for drug activity, renewing pleas for community members to take more responsibility in the fight against violence.

November 02, 2007 | By DAVID RUNK Associated Press Writer | Nation


Florida citrus land yielding fast to housing, tree diseases; juice prices rising

FORT PIERCE, Fla. - There seem to be more tractors tearing up St. Lucie County's old citrus groves than tending them these days.

November 02, 2007 | By TRAVIS REED Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bush’s veto upheld; efforts to find compromise on children’s health care get under way

WASHINGTON - The Democratic-controlled House failed on Thursday to override President Bush's veto of a politically popular children's health bill, and the White House instantly called for compromise talks on a replacement.

November 02, 2007 | By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent | Nation


Ask Dr. Gott 10/19

DEAR DR. GOTT: This is in response to a letter from a 66-year-old female with bowel problems. She stated she often had to get to a bathroom quickly and, in one instance, shortly after having a salad at a restaurant. I had the same problem for years and was finally "cured" when my current doctor put me on a wheat/gluten-free diet. My previous doctor, after all the usual tests, diagnosed it as "rapid transit."

November 02, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Streaks, big wins and big attendance

Thirty straight, and favored to make it 31.

November 02, 2007 | By MIKE BROWN | Georgia Southern


BA travles to biggest, faster Tiftarea

Around 10 tonight, Bulloch Academy head coach Clint Morgan will know how good his 6-1 Gator football team really is.

November 02, 2007 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


Police Report - October 19

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.

November 02, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Dear Abby 10/19

DEAR ABBY: I recently accepted the honor of raising my 10-year-old nephew, "Matt." I have a daughter, "Sierra," who is also 10. Sierra's father is being a jerk about my raising someone else's child. He claims that by having Matt in the house, I am "taking away" from our daughter. She calls him the brother she has always wanted.

November 02, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Council votes to close section of Walnut Street

The Statesboro City Council voted to permanently close the section of Walnut Street between Cherry Street and Bulloch Street after a public hearing was held on the matter Tuesday. The vote came as a response to a request made by the First United Methodist Church, which owns the property on both sides of that section of the street.

November 02, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Bulloch Academy junior wins annual Red Ribbon Week Billboard Contest

November 02, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bridge 10/18

Some hands bid themselves, as the saying goes. In an uncontested auction, you have no problem picking each call when it is your turn. But occasionally you will be sitting there, wondering exactly what to do next. A good rule of thumb is to show where your high-card values lie. Look at the South hand. You open one club, and partner responds three hearts, which by your partnership agreement is a splinter bid. North is showing at least game-going values with five or more clubs and a singleton or void in hearts. What would you rebid?

November 01, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


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Claxton riding six-game streak toward playoffs

CLAXTON - As football season began back in August the goal was clear for the Claxton Tigers.

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


Georgia Southern observes National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week

This week is National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, and Georgia Southern University's Office of Alcohol & Other Drugs Programs has a variety of student events planned throughout the week to bring attention to the serious public health issues posed by excessive drinking among college students.

October 20, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro police: Arrest clears 2 burglary investigations

The recent arrest of one man has cleared two burglary investigations, police said.

October 20, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Living with Children with John Rosemond: Public-school discipline policies tie teachers' hands

A first-grade teacher asks what she can do about a girl in her class who is completely undisciplined. After nearly two months of this teacher's best efforts, the child's behavior is no better. She is defiant and aggressive toward other kids, and often gets out of her seat and crawls around on the floor. Several years ago she taught the girl's older sister, who also had numerous discipline issues. The home is chaotic, so the teacher doubts she can expect much - if any - help from the parents.

October 19, 2014 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Parks and Rec. department honored

The Georgia Recreation and Parks Association First District held its annual awards banquet last week in Statesboro. Among those in attendance receiving awards was the Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department and its staff.

October 19, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Brannen Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Brannen of Statesboro celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary October 16 on Fripp Island, South Carolina, with their children and grandchildren. The couple married October 16, 1964, at the Calvary Baptist Church. They have two children, Gary Brannen and Jonda Nelson, both of Statesboro; and five grandchildren.

October 19, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Weddings


Mize-Ralston

Col. and Mrs. Charles Ray Mize Jr. of Martinez, Georgia, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristina Lee Mize, to Garrett Lee Ralston, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walker David Ralston of Eatonton, Georgia.

October 19, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Weddings


Miller-Martin

Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Martin of Statesboro announce the engagement of their son, John Thomas Martin, to Katie Danielle Miller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Greg Miller of Kansas City, Missouri.

October 19, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Weddings


GSU trombonist earns international acclaim

Nineteen-year-old Christian "Eric" Spencer loves to play his trombone - now.

October 19, 2014 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk: Foolproof apple crisp for the love of fall

On my ride to work on the first day of October, I turned on the defrost in my car for the first time this year. When I got to work, I turned off my air conditioning, relishing in the cool, rainy temperatures outside. This season, I've already enjoyed a few weekend brunches on my screened-in back porch, easy like a Sunday morning. I'm always sad to see summer go, but the food of fall and the excitement of the holidays quickly propel me forward.

October 19, 2014 | By REBEKAH FAULK Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Falcons' skid reaches 4 with 29-7 loss to Ravens

BALTIMORE - With each passing week, the Atlanta Falcons - and their offense in particular - have become progressively worse.

October 19, 2014 | By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


US airdrops arms to Kurds in Syrian town of Kobani

WASHINGTON - The U.S. military said Sunday it had airdropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish forces defending the Syrian city of Kobani against Islamic State militants.

October 19, 2014 | By ROBERT BURNS Associated Press | World


Ga. gubernatorial candidates talk ethics during 2nd debate

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal questioned Democrat Jason Carter's leadership and faulted his legislative record, while Carter attacked the incumbent over a high unemployment rate and accused him of an ethics scandal.

October 19, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Deal forms response team for potential Ebola cases

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal announced Sunday that he is creating a special team to assess Georgia's preparedness for the Ebola crisis.

October 19, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Constitution takes trip before 3-year restoration

BOSTON - Old Ironsides took one last trip around Boston Harbor on Friday ahead of a major, multi-year restoration project, firing its cannons while the Dropkick Murphys punk band and a Boston Pops quintet entertained hundreds of special guests and dignitaries on board.

October 19, 2014 | By PHILIP MARCELO Associated Press | World


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