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School slayings of students down from 1990s, new U.S. report says; 16 die annually

ATLANTA - About 16 students are murdered at U.S. schools each year, says a new government report that shows the number and rate of slayings has held steady and is lower than in the previous decade.

February 01, 2008 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | National


Out of jail, O.J. Simpson departs Las Vegas to return home to Florida

LAS VEGAS - O.J. Simpson boarded a flight to return home to Miami Thursday, a day after he received a blistering rebuke from a judge who doubled his bail but allowed him to stay out of jail while he awaits trial in his armed robbery case.

February 01, 2008 | By KEN RITTER Associated Press Writer | National


Astrograph 1/17

The year ahead is slated to be a red-letter one for the Gemini who has faith in himself or herself, and whatever it is you are striving for. However, it may take much more work than you anticipate, so don't be so quick to give up on your dreams.

February 01, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Prep Sports Blitz basketball show - Presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank

Prep Sports Blitz for Thursday, January 17 - Presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank

February 01, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports Blitz


Ask Dr. Gott 1/17

DEAR DR. GOTT: Is it possible that stopping Ambien after nine years of chronic use could lead to interrupted sleep? I usually wake three times a night because of nightmares. I also don't remember anything in the morning. I am a widow and 80-ish. My medications include Hyzaar, Toprol, Boniva, Lipitor, Paxil, clonazepam and methadone. What could be causing my nightmares? I would appreciate your opinion on this matter. Also, I suffer from pain in my hip, which I believe is due to an old break and sciatica. I have to use a walker.

February 01, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


2 arrested, another sought in slaying of 2 Georgia police officers

DECATUR, Ga. - A second man was arrested in the apparent ambush slaying of two officers at a crime-ridden apartment complex, and police were searching for at least one more suspect, authorities said Thursday.

February 01, 2008 | By DANIEL YEE Associated Press Writer | National


Police hope citizens can offer information about armed robbery

Police hope citizens will offer information that will help them nab an armed robber who took off Tuesday with an "undisclosed amount" of cash from a rent-to-own business.

February 01, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Scientists produce embryo clones of 2 men, using skin cells in step toward stem cell goal

NEW YORK - Scientists in California say they have produced embryos that are clones of two men, a potential step toward developing scientifically valuable stem cells.

February 01, 2008 | By MALCOLM RITTER AP Science Writer | National


Protesters clash with police for second day in Kenya, at least 5 die

NAIROBI, Kenya - Police fired tear gas and live rounds to break up opposition rallies in several Kenyan cities on Thursday, killing at least five protesters.

February 01, 2008 | By KATHARINE HOURELD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Dear Abby 1/17

DEAR ABBY: I feel like I'm all alone. My daughter's father was recently murdered, and I can't seem to get over it. Even though we hadn't been close for months before his passing, he was all I have known since I was 13. I'm trying to move on, but it's so hard.

February 01, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Companies launch ’guaranteed’ gadget buyback service for frequent upgraders

NEW YORK - We think a lot about getting new gadgets, but not so much about getting rid of old ones. The result: old cell phones, defunct laser printers and Pentium III computers gathering dust.

February 01, 2008 | By PETER SVENSSON AP Technology Writer | National


Cuba’s Castro says he’s not healthy enough to speak to Cuba’s people, campaign for elections

HAVANA - Fidel Castro said Wednesday he is not yet healthy enough to address Cuba's people in person and can't campaign for Sunday's parliamentary elections.

January 31, 2008 | By WILL WEISSERT Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


After 66 years, Holocaust survivor learns father’s fate from newly opened archive

JERUSALEM - In 1942, 8-year-old Moshe Bar-Yuda walked hand-in-hand with his father to a collection point in his hometown in Slovakia and watched him being shipped off to a Nazi labor camp. The boy never saw him again, and for 66 years was left to wonder about his father's fate.

January 31, 2008 | By ARON HELLER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


$150 billion needed for economic stimulus package, former Treasury official tells Congress

WASHINGTON - The economy has worsened to the point where Congress should pass an economic stimulus bill of up to $150 billion, former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers told lawmakers Wednesday.

January 31, 2008 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


White House tape recycling raises possibility that some e-mails are gone

WASHINGTON - The White House has acknowledged recycling its backup computer tapes of e-mail before October 2003, raising the possibility that many electronic messages - including those pertaining to the CIA leak case - have been taped over and are gone forever.

January 31, 2008 | By PETE YOST Associated Press Writer | Washington


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Watson takes 1-shot lead at Barclays

EDISON, N.J. - Jordan Spieth lost out on a chance to play the weekend at The Barclays.

August 28, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Britt won’t seek re-election

After serving three terms as a city councilman spanning 12 years, serving as mayor pro tem for the past four years and initially announcing he ...

August 28, 2015 | By DEWAYNE GRICE dgrice@statesboroherald.com | Local




On-air shooter was angry, volatile man

ROANOKE, Va. - On the day he was fired from a Virginia TV station, Vester Flanagan pressed a wooden cross into his boss' hand as two ...

August 27, 2015 | By ADAM GELLER and ALAN SUDERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Spieth stumbles out of the blocks at Barclays

EDISON, N.J. - The start of the FedEx Cup playoffs brought out the worst score from Jordan Spieth in three months.

August 27, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Former powerhouse Braves struggling to finish a lost season

ATLANTA - This was not unexpected. Not after the Atlanta Braves traded away just about anyone with a major league pulse.

August 27, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Yellow Jackets kick off season vs. Pierce County

The offensive line is a group that won't get a lot of coverage. You won't see their name in the stat line or ...

August 27, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Portal pays a visit to Josey

The Portal Panthers are ready to erase the memory of last year's 3-7 finish by earning a much-needed win over Josey High School tonight.

August 27, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Wal-Mart to stop selling AR-15s and similar weapons

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Wal-Mart will stop selling the AR-15 rifle and other semi-automatic weapons at its stores because fewer people are buying them, a spokesman ...

August 27, 2015 | By CLAUDIA LAUER Associated Press | Associated Press




BA hosts Windsor Academy

Bulloch Academy players were loose and relaxed after a 6:30 a.m. practice Thursday as they put the finishing touches on their preparations for ...

August 26, 2015 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


Miller, Braves drop another

ATLANTA - Brandon Barnes had three hits, including a two-run homer, and the Colorado Rockies extended Atlanta right-hander Shelby Miller's winless streak to 18 starts ...

August 26, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Communication key for Yellow Jacket volleyball

August 26, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


My Take: Life lessons more valuable than trophies

NFL linebacker James Harrison caused a frenzy in the social media universe recently with his instagram post about his children's participation trophies.

August 26, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Time to figure out who's No. 1 in your fantasy draft

Your fantasy football draft draws near, and you're stoked because you've got the top overall pick. Visions of grabbing the hands-down best player ...

August 26, 2015 | By AARON BEARD AP Sports Writer | Sports


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