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Food crisis: Drought hurts vital Australian wheat

POOCHERA, Australia - Glen Phillips kneels down, scoops up a handful of dirt and squashes it in his fist to test whether the soil in this dry patch of the Australian Outback is ready to take a crop of wheat.

July 28, 2008 | By TANALEE SMITH Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Fed poised to curb shady home-lending practices

WASHINGTON - Confronted by record foreclosures, the Federal Reserve is ready to give home buyers more protection from the types of shady lending practices that have contributed to the housing crisis.

July 28, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


Yahoo spurns Microsoft again as bad blood boils

SAN FRANCISCO - Yahoo Inc. has rejected Microsoft's latest attempt to buy its online search operations in a ''take or leave it'' proposal that Yahoo said would have dismantled its Internet franchise.

July 28, 2008 | By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Business Writer | National


In a switch, governors now await running-mate call

PHILADELPHIA - For more than three decades, the National Governors' Association has assembled on presidential election years as one of its members made a bid for the White House - a Carter or a Reagan, a Dukakis, a Clinton or a Bush.

July 28, 2008 | By JIM KUHNHENN Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Newfound Iraqi confidence pleases, worries US

BAGHDAD - Wajih Hameed is an Iraqi general with an attitude.

July 28, 2008 | By ROBERT BURNS AP Military Writer | Associated Press


At Supreme Court, no one rushes into retirement

WASHINGTON - John Paul Stevens still plays tennis at 88. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 75, works out regularly in the Supreme Court gym.

July 28, 2008 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Nation’s scenic parkways strained as traffic grows

ARLINGTON, Va. - Meandering through wooded hills, the George Washington Memorial Parkway offers stunning views of the Potomac River and the capital's monuments beyond. It also offers one of the most direct commutes to downtown Washington for suburban residents - and that has brought traffic it was never intended to handle.

July 28, 2008 | BY SARAH KARUSH Associated Press Writer | National


Crews ’turn the corner’ against 1 Calif. wildfire

PARADISE, Calif. - Many firefighters and homeowners were able to take a collective breath Sunday morning as another town appeared to have been spared from yet another wildfire in the unprecedented California fire season.

July 28, 2008 | By JASON DEAREN and JULIANA BARBASSA Associated Press Writer | National


It’s a girl — and a boy — for Brangelina

NICE, France - Brad Pitt was emotional but calm, Angelina Jolie laughed and chatted. The world's most famous celebrity couple were joined in emotion during the birth of their twins - a boy and a girl - and all ''are doing marvelously well,'' the doctor who delivered the babies in a seaside hospital on the French Riviera said Sunday.

July 28, 2008 | By COLLEEN LONG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bulloch History by Roger Allen

Note: The following was inadvertently left out of the third part of a series on Confederate Cavalry regiments who came from parts of southeast Georgia.

July 27, 2008 | By ROGER ALLEN | Lifestyles Columnists


US judge blocks gas drilling in Michigan forest

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. - A federal judge has overturned a decision by the U.S. Forest Service to allow oil and gas drilling near a forest and a river in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula.

July 27, 2008 | By JOHN FLESHER Associated Press Writer | National


Rescued Colombia hostages head home to Florida

SAN ANTONIO - Three Americans freed after being held more than five years by rebels in Colombia gave thanks Saturday and urged people to not forget other hostages who were left behind.

July 27, 2008 | By ELIZABETH WHITE Associated Press Writer | National


Crews 'turn the corner’ against 1 Calif. wildfire

PARADISE, Calif. - Firefighters ''turned the corner'' Saturday on a wildfire that destroyed part of a town in the Sierra Nevada foothills, one of the hundreds of blazes that continue to char huge swaths of California.

July 27, 2008 | By DON THOMPSON and TERENCE CHEA Associated Press Writer | National


Roller girls give chase in La. version of bull run

NEW ORLEANS - It's the running of the bulls, New Orleans style.

July 27, 2008 | By JANET McCONNAUGHEY Associated Press Writer | National


Immigration treats church sanctuary carefully

CHICAGO - Everyone knows where Flor Crisostomo lives, even the federal immigration officials who have ordered her deported to Mexico. The reason they haven't detained her is her address - Adalberto United Methodist Church.

July 27, 2008 | By SOPHIA TAREEN Associated Press Writer | National


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The path of college basketball — from good to great

Throughout my life, I've had a back-and-forth relationship with college basketball.

March 27, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


SEB looks to win region

By now most GHSA baseball teams are well into region play - plenty of time for the good teams to have separated from the general pack.

March 27, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Prep Sports 360


Coaches: Carolina Final Four advantage to fade after tipoff

Coaches for Oregon, South Carolina and Gonzaga concede Roy Williams and his North Carolina players have an advantage when it comes to knowing how to ...

March 27, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Georgia Tech opens spring practice looking to find a new QB

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech ended last season with quite a flourish.

March 27, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - A 'glossier' focus for Connect Statesboro

Keeping your business fresh and innovative is something every business struggles with no matter the type or size of business.

March 27, 2017 | | Local


Jill Johns Intl. earns 'Small Business Championship'

A breast cancer survivor who used her diagnosis to help others, Jill Johns - Jill Johns International LLC - was chosen recently as a winner in the ...

March 27, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Times have changed; basic tenets of parenting have not

Q: You seem to blame all of America's parenting woes on mental health professionals and imply that if parents still raised kids as did ...

March 26, 2017 | | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: Spring: Strawberries and market season

Happy spring! We have survived the dreary days of winter and I couldn't be happier to welcome the sunshine, watch the azaleas reveal their ...

March 26, 2017 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: More stagecoach mail routes approved in Georgia

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

March 26, 2017 | | Life


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: You can overcome the blues

Many behavioral experts say it is perfectly normal to get the "blues" occasionally. The causes of depression are likely far more numerous than most know ...

March 26, 2017 | | Life


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: Looking at ways to go

Moving past the personal focus of the last column, I return to an exploration of death and aging which was begun earlier.

March 26, 2017 | | Life


McNeely — Rowe

Joey and Paula McNeely of Hagan are proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kristin Marie McNeely, to Aaron Thomas Rowe ...

March 26, 2017 | | Weddings


Anderson — Arnold

William Ashley and Tanya Arrington of Fayetteville are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Victoria Megan Anderson, to 2nd Lt. Stephen Edwards Arnold ...

March 26, 2017 | | Weddings


Waters — Eskew

Mr. and Mrs. Tony Allen of Sylvania, Georgia, and Richard Waters of Brooklet, announce the engagement of their daughter, Shelley Marie Waters of Rocky Ford ...

March 26, 2017 | | Weddings


Harmony, friendship color annual Holi Festival

The Holi Festival brought a visual display of unity and triumph to the campus of Georgia Southern University - and to Statesboro - on Thursday night.

March 26, 2017 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT | staff | Life


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