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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


Warming causing stress in Arctic, threats to caribou, sea ice, permafrost

WASHINGTON - The Arctic is under increasing stress from warming temperatures as shrubs colonize the tundra, changing wildlife habitat and local climate conditions, researchers said Wednesday.

November 01, 2007 | By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID AP Science Writer | Nation


Under veto threat, House debates surveillance bill without telecom immunity

WASHINGTON - Against the backdrop of a presidential veto threat, the House wrangled Wednesday over an eavesdropping bill that would expand court oversight of government electronic surveillance in the United States.

November 01, 2007 | By PAMELA HESS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Police Report - October 18

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 01, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Volunteers to clean local waterways Saturday

Bulloch County area volunteers will wade into the Ogeechee River Saturday as part of the continuing statewide campaign to clean and preserve over 70,000 miles of Georgia's rivers and streams.

November 01, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Turkish parliament approves possible operation against rebel Kurds across border in Iraq

ANKARA, Turkey - Parliament on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a possible cross-border offensive against Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq, although the government appears willing to give diplomatic pressure on the U.S.-backed Iraqi administration more time to work.

November 01, 2007 | By SUZAN FRASER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Focus on preventing wars is new US naval strategy

WASHINGTON - In the first major revision of U.S. naval strategy in two decades, maritime officials said Wednesday they plan to focus more on humanitarian missions and improving international cooperation as a way to prevent conflicts.

November 01, 2007 | By PAULINE JELINEK Associated Press Writer | Nation


Parents falsely claim religious exemptions to avoid vaccinating young children

BOSTON - Sabrina Rahim doesn't practice any particular faith, but she had no problem signing a letter declaring that because of her deeply held religious beliefs, her 4-year-old son should be exempt from the vaccinations required to enter preschool.

November 01, 2007 | By STEVE LeBLANC Associated Press Writer | Nation


Suspect in young girl’s videotaped sexual assault arraigned in Las Vegas court

LAS VEGAS - The man accused of abusing a 3-year-old girl in an explicit sex videotape was arraigned Wednesday on 23 felony charges that could land him in prison for life.

November 01, 2007 | By KEN RITTER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Oral Roberts president asks to take leave after accusations of improprieties

TULSA, Okla. - Oral Roberts University president Richard Roberts has asked the school's board of regents for a leave of absence amid accusations of lavish spending at donors' expense and illegal involvement in a political campaign.

November 01, 2007 | By JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Eating seafood and putting on makeup, early humans showed ‘modern’ signs 164,000 years ago

WASHINGTON - In one of the earliest hints of ''modern'' living, humans 164,000 years ago put on primitive makeup and hit the seashore for steaming mussels, new archaeological finds show.

November 01, 2007 | AP Science Writer | Nation


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Serena one win away from 19th major title

MELBOURNE, Australia - It wasn't until Serena Williams forced herself to relax, and not focus too intently on a milestone Grand Slam title, that she rediscovered the art of winning the biggest events in tennis.

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Work begins to raise Confederate warship from Savannah River

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January 29, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Associated Press


Harper Lee's classic to take Averitt stage

More than 50 years after Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, our nation still is wrestling with the repercussions of decisions our forefathers made multiple generations ago.

January 29, 2015 | By MELINDA ROELL Special to the Herald | Local


Singing songs of the good news

About four years ago, comedian Steve Martin, who is also one great banjo player, wrote an interesting piece of music, "Atheists don't have no songs." Yes, I know that's a double negative. According to Martin, their hymnbook is only one page and if the name of God is there, it's spelled with a lower case "g." Go figure.

January 29, 2015 | Dr. John Bressler | Columnists/Editorials




Surprise players could be key

PHOENIX - Almost all football fans know Tom Brady, Russell Wilson, Richard Sherman, Marshawn Lynch and Rob Gronkowski.

January 28, 2015 | By ROB MAADDI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Semifinals now set

MELBOURNE - It was difficult to tell who was more pleased with reaching the Australian Open semifinals: No. 1-ranked Novak Djokovic, advancing to his 25th at a Grand Slam tournament, or 19-year-old Madison Keys, who beat Venus Williams to get into her first.

January 28, 2015 | By DENNIS PASSA AP Sports Writer | Sports


US fades in 3-2 loss to Chile

Mark Gonzalez scored in the 66th and 75 minutes, rallying Chile to a 3-2 exhibition win over the United States on Wednesday night that sent the Americans to their first five-game winless streak since 2007.

January 28, 2015 | The Associated Press | Sports


Slain Georgia couple known for charity work across the South

McRAE, Ga. - Elrey "Bud" Runion and his wife, June, took their charitable efforts all over the South: from storm-damaged Alabama towns and impoverished pockets of West Virginia to their hometown in suburban Atlanta.

January 28, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM and RAY HENRY Associated Press | Associated Press


Attorney General nominee defends Obama immigration changes

WASHINGTON - Confronting skeptical Republicans, attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch pledged a new start with Congress and independence from President Barack Obama Wednesday, even as she defended the president's unilateral protections for millions of immigrants in the country illegally.

January 28, 2015 | By ERICA WERNER and ERIC TUCKER Associated Press | Associated Press


'Never felt guilty': Civil rights convictions tossed in SC

ROCK HILL, S.C. - For a moment, Clarence Graham's heart raced. Fifty-four years after he and eight fellow black men served a month of hard labor for sitting at a whites-only lunch counter, a judge declared that they had been wrongly convicted of trespassing and their records would be tossed.

January 28, 2015 | By MITCH WEISS Associated Press | Associated Press


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