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State reading and math standards vary dramatically, federal report shows

WASHINGTON - A reading score that rates a fourth-grader ''proficient'' in Mississippi would be failing in Massachusetts, an example of state-to-state variations likely to fuel debate about a need for more uniform national standards.

June 22, 2007 | By NANCY ZUCKERBROD AP Education Writer | Nation


U.S. death toll in Iraq passes 3,500; British toll at 150; strategy leaves forces vulnerable

BAGHDAD (AP) - The four-year U.S. military death toll in Iraq passed 3,500 after a soldier was reported killed in a roadside bombing in Baghdad. A British soldier was also shot to death Thursday in southern Iraq, as Western forces find themselves increasingly vulnerable under a new strategy to take the fight to the enemy.

June 22, 2007 | By KIM GAMEL Associated Press Writer | Nation


New York City hopes to make it too expensive to drive into the city

NEW YORK - New York City, where tolls are $6 and putting your car in a parking garage for just an hour can run you $20, is already an expensive place to drive. Now the mayor wants to make it so costly some people won't even bother driving and will take mass transit instead.

June 22, 2007 | By KAREN MATTHEWS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Facing veto, Congress again passes bill to allow new federal support for stem cell research

WASHINGTON - The Democratic-controlled Congress passed legislation Thursday to loosen restraints on federally funded embryonic stem cell research, but the bill's supporters lacked the votes needed to override President Bush's threatened veto.

June 22, 2007 | By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent | Nation


Astrograph 6/7

A good ally you've developed who has always been in the position to help you advance your objectives but was never asked to do so might do so anyway with unsolicited assistance that will be invaluable to you.

June 21, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 6/7

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am 87 years old, and I might be experiencing hearing problems. I am otherwise in good health. What options do I have to correct it or make myself more comfortable with this particular problem?

June 21, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 6/7

DEAR ABBY: "Heartbroken in Westchester, Pa." (April 9) said she had just broken up with an emotionally abusive man who withheld affection from her because he wanted her to lose weight. She went on to say she was working on her master's in counseling psychology, and couldn't understand why she had tolerated his emotional abuse for nine months. She said she could hear his put-downs over and over, and knew it was self-destructive but couldn't let it go.

June 21, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


D-Day soldier’s dog tag recently found in France is returned to Tenn. family 63 years later

HUNTINGDON, Tenn. - The family of Pvt. William Bernice Clark never had a funeral for him, never got to say goodbye and never really accepted his fate among the fallen during the Normandy D-Day landings in World War II.

June 21, 2007 | By KRISTEN M. HALL Associated Press Writer | Nation


Braves drop series with 7-4 loss to Marlins

ATLANTA - The Florida Marlins rarely win a series in Atlanta, so manager Fredi Gonzalez wasn't about to let this one get away.

June 21, 2007 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Man jumps over security barrier, grabs onto popemobile during Pope Benedict’s audience

VATICAN CITY - It was a sunny day, and thousands of faithful crowded onto St. Peter's Square to cheer Pope Benedict XVI at his weekly Wednesday audience.

June 21, 2007 | By NICOLE WINFIELD Associated Press Writer | Nation


TB traveler moved up his flight after warning but says he wasn’t on the run

WASHINGTON (AP) - The globe-trotting tuberculosis patient moved up his flight to Europe after health officials urged him to stay put - but the Atlanta lawyer, in defiant testimony from his hospital room Wednesday, insisted he wasn't ducking anyone.

June 21, 2007 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Nation


Bridge 6/7

There are certain defensive techniques that inexperienced players believe apply only to no-trump contracts and not to suits - but they are mistaken. Fourth-highest leads are an example. If you are attacking from K-J-6-5-3, lead the five, whether the contract is, say, three no-trump or four spades.

June 21, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


6/7: Local Roundup

Former Georgia Southern men's basketball standouts Julius Jenkins and Jean Francois recently completed successful seasons in the German 1.Bundesliga, the top professional basketball league in Germany.

June 21, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Sports


Police Report - June 7

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.

June 21, 2007 | From staff reports | Crime Report


Magic Marc brings show to Splash

Tropical birds, white rabbits and huge snakes aren't typically allowed to visit Splash in the Boro. But for Magic Marc, waterpark officials made an exception.

June 21, 2007 | By NAOMI BRYANT Herald Intern | Local


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Jeter 7th on MLB hits list in final Texas series

ARLINGTON, Texas - Derek Jeter remembers the playoff games in Texas - the good and the bad. Now the Yankees captain has another milestone to go with them there.

July 28, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Former Georgia runner dies in car accident

CORDELE - Former University of Georgia 400-meter standout Torrin Lawrence died Monday morning in a car accident as he made his way home to Jacksonville, Florida. He was 25.

July 28, 2014 | The Associated Press | UGA


US fuming over Israeli criticism of Kerry

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration pushed back strongly Monday at a torrent of Israeli criticism over Secretary of State John Kerry's latest bid to secure a cease-fire with Hamas, accusing some in Israel of launching a "misinformation campaign" against the top American diplomat.

July 28, 2014 | By MATTHEW LEE and JULIE PACE Associated Press | Nation


Santana, Gattis blow away San Diego Padres

ATLANTA - Ervin Santana knew in the very first inning his slider would be tough to hit.

July 28, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Trufant, Alford step into Atlanta defense leadership roles

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons need new leadership on defense, and coach Mike Smith says second-year cornerbacks Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford fit the job description perfectly.

July 28, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


In the Pits: Gordon on pace for title after Brickyard win

Long before Jimmie Johnson arrived on the NASCAR scene, Jeff Gordon was the fastest thing on wheels.

July 28, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Sack Co.: 1 million hours and counting

H.A. Sack Co., Inc. just celebrated going more than one million hours without a lost time injury.

July 28, 2014 | | Business


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - 'You have cancer' changes your priorities

Today, 12 years ago, my life's priorities changed dramatically when my wife's doctor uttered three words, "you have cancer."

July 28, 2014 | | Local


Medicare's own health looking better, report says

WASHINGTON - Medicare's financial future is looking brighter despite a growing wave of baby boomers reaching retirement.

July 28, 2014 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press | Nation


SC mom's arrest sparks child care debate

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Plenty of working parents can relate to the dilemma Debra Harrell faced when her 9-year-old daughter asked to play unsupervised in a park this summer. How do you find the time and money for child care when school is out?

July 28, 2014 | By JEFFREY COLLINS Associated Press | Nation


Manning-Lipsey

Plans have been finalized for the wedding of Christine Anne Manning and Jeffrey Allen Lipsey.

July 27, 2014 | | Weddings


Mr. & Mrs. Clay Oldham

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July 27, 2014 | | Weddings


Carter-Oldham

We are pleased to announce the engagement of Kimberly Hope Carter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter and Kimberly Deal of Statesboro and the late Mr. Duane Eric Carter of Augusta, to Brooks Aaron Oldham, son of Mr. Steve Oldham of Fayetteville, Georgia, and the late Mrs. Judy Todd Oldham.

July 27, 2014 | | Weddings


US: Russia has fired rockets into Ukraine

WASHINGTON - Stepping up pressure on Moscow, the U.S. on Sunday released satellite images it says show that rockets have been fired from Russia into neighboring eastern Ukraine and that heavy artillery for separatists has crossed the border.

July 27, 2014 | By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press | World


Area campers R.E.A.D.Y. for success

Lives were changed during the seventh annual R.E.A.D.Y. 2000 Inc. Summer Enrichment Camp, held last month at the W.W. Mann Center and The Body of Christ Assembly, Inc.

July 27, 2014 | By JOHN B. LATSON Special to the Herald | Life


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