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American to charge for 1st checked bag, cut flights

FORT WORTH, Texas - American Airlines said Wednesday it plans to charge passengers $15 for the first checked bag, cut domestic flights and eliminate possibly thousands of jobs, as it grapples with record-high fuel prices.

June 05, 2008 | By DAVID KOENIG Associated Press Writer | National


Bridge 5/22

Marcus Valerius Martialis, who died in A.D. 103, asked, "Why do strong arms fatigue themselves with frivolous dumbbells? To dig a vineyard is worthier exercise for men."

June 05, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 5/22

In order to be successful in the year ahead, it will be important not to take on more than you can handle. Focus on goals or objectives one at a time, and try to select those that are free from troublesome distractions.

June 05, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 5/22

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am amazed at the experiences of some of your readers who appear to have very incompetent physicians. The people are complaining of an ailment, yet the doctors don't seem to take the time to do testing to determine the cause or to refer them to a specialist. I used to think this happened only to older people, where some doctors may not be concerned. However, I just read about a 28-year-old woman who has pain in her lower abdomen and her doctor only tested her for a urinary-tract infection. I had a similar problem and ...

June 05, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 5/22

DEAR ABBY: I have recently gotten to know a lovely lady I'll call "Judith," whose son is being married in August. During a recent trip to Florida, Judith mentioned that she was looking for a dress to wear to the wedding and asked where she might find something nice. The next day, the woman she had spoken to arrived with a beautiful gown she had worn only once. The dress is lovely and of excellent quality. It fits and looks perfect on Judith.

June 05, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


US says its troops kill 11 militants in Baghdad

BAGHDAD - American soldiers killed 11 suspected Shiite gunmen in clashes Wednesday in a militia stronghold near Baghdad's Sadr City, scene of a major Iraqi army clampdown, the U.S. military said.

June 05, 2008 | By BUSHRA JUHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US to allow Americans to send cell phones to Cuba

WASHINGTON - President Bush announced Wednesday that Americans soon will be allowed to send cell phones to Cubans - a move that he hopes will push the communist regime to increase freedom of expression for Cuban citizens.

June 05, 2008 | By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Cheney to grads: War will not drag on indefinitely

NEW LONDON, Conn. - Vice President Dick Cheney told newly minted Coast Guard officers Wednesday that the war on terror would be won on their watch and dismissed fears that fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan would drag on indefinitely.

June 05, 2008 | By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN Associated Press Writer | National


Officials: Peterson charged with weapons violation

BOLINGBROOK, Ill. - Months after naming a former suburban Illinois police sergeant as a suspect in his wife's disappearance, authorities issued a warrant Wednesday for his arrest on an unrelated weapons charge, officials said.

June 05, 2008 | By SOPHIA TAREEN Associated Press Writer | National


An aging Senate contends with time and illness

WASHINGTON - Edward M. Kennedy, Robert Byrd, Arlen Specter - fighters and history-makers all. Their battles with age and illness are the hallmarks of the nation's oldest-ever Senate and reminders of the fragility of power.

June 05, 2008 | By LAURIE KELLMAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Myanmar junta setting up orphanages after cyclone

YANGON, Myanmar - Myanmar's military junta will set up orphanages for the hundreds of children whose parents died in the recent cyclone, state media reported Wednesday.

June 05, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Studio Statesboro Vodcast

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Tuesday May 20, 2008

June 05, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Woman rescued 9 days after China quake

CHENGDU, China - Rescuers saved a 35-year-old woman who survived nine days trapped in a tunnel despite multiple fractures, the only survivor found Wednesday in the rubble of China's massive quake zone.

June 05, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Myanmar shuns aid from US warships; UN urges more relief

BANGKOK, Thailand - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged Myanmar to focus on saving lives, not on politics, after the military government on Wednesday shunned a U.S. proposal for naval ships to deliver aid to cyclone survivors.

June 05, 2008 | By JOHN HEILPRIN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Report: Money woes may have led to bridge collapse

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Money worries may have led to bad maintenance decisions for the Minneapolis bridge that collapsed and killed 13 people last August, a report released Wednesday concluded.

June 05, 2008 | By BRIAN BAKST Associated Press Writer | National


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Veteran PK Graham returns to Falcons as more than 'camp leg'

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - After kicking for 10 teams in the past 15 seasons - and a few more teams in preseason camps - Shayne Graham knew to ...

August 23, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Daily fantasy sports sites aim to make Nevada comeback

LAS VEGAS - Daily fantasy sports websites are trying to get legal after a series of state-level setbacks that shut them down in some parts of ...

August 23, 2016 | By MICHELLE RINDELS Associated Press | Sports


Prosecutor doubts Sandusky accuser's claim

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) - A former Pennsylvania prosecutor testified Tuesday he does not believe a man who reached a settlement with Penn State over a molestation ...

August 23, 2016 | By MARK SCOLFORO AP Sports Writer | Sports


Millen man charged in Aspen Heights armed robbery

A Millen man was charged in connection to a July armed robbery at Aspen Heights Apartments about a month after the incident occurred, police said.

August 23, 2016 | From staff reports | Local




Using her voice for good

With the rich voice of someone talented way beyond her years, 16-year-old Elizabeth Lewy dazzled the audience with a little jazz, a dose of romance ...

August 22, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Bulloch Telephone unveils 2016–17 cover

Garrett Nevil, chairman of the Bulloch County Commission, was presented recently the new 2016-17 telephone directory from John Scott, general manager of Bulloch Telephone Cooperative.

August 22, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Business


CORE partners with Boys & Girls Club

CORE Credit Union announced recently a partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of Bulloch County in support of their Academic Enrichment Programs.

August 22, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Business


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice: Synovus CEO sees bright future in the Boro

"I love Statesboro!" is how Kessel Stelling, the chairman and CEO of Synovus Financial, began our interview.

August 22, 2016 | By DeWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local


Jackets set to make history in 2016

Southeast Bulloch High School has seen a considerable rise in success since Pat Collins took over in 2010.

August 22, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Prep Sports 360


High school football is dumb, so make let's it smart

It's about time we got smarter about high school football.

August 22, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


GB Bank Group names 3 to advisory board

GB Bank Group Inc., parent company of Statesboro Bank on Savannah Avenue, recently named three members to the bank group's advisory board, including Becky ...

August 22, 2016 | From staff reports | Business


Playoff predictions: It's that time

Before we start this, you should know something - if you already do not. I suspect you might.

August 22, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


PK Graham returns to Falcons to contend for job

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - After kicking for 10 teams in the past 15 seasons - and a few more teams in preseason camps - Shayne Graham knew to ...

August 22, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


The simple fix for golf that isn't so simple

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - For all the praise of golf's return to the Olympics, there was no shortage of suggestions to make it better.

August 22, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


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