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North Korea destroys nuclear reactor tower

YONGBYON, North Korea - The gray cooling tower crumbled behind billowing dust clouds in seconds Friday, reducing the structure at North Korea's nuclear reactor into a pile of rubble. It was a choreographed show by the communist regime meant to affirm an intention to stop making atomic bombs.

July 12, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Oil reaches $142 on view dollar will keep falling

NEW YORK - Oil futures climbed to a new record near $143 a barrel Friday on expectations that the weakening dollar, a major factor in crude's stratospheric rise, will extend its decline and add to oil's appeal.

July 12, 2008 | By JOHN WILEN AP Business Writer | National


Police say teens beat homeless Ohio man to death

CLEVELAND - A group of teenagers beat a homeless man to death as passers-by slowed to watch the attack, some of which was caught on videotape, police said.

July 12, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Poll: Schools not properly preparing kids

WASHINGTON - It's not much of a report card.

July 12, 2008 | By NANCY ZUCKERBROD and TREVOR TOMPSON Associated Press Writer | Washington


Officers test laser speed guns to bolster cases

BLACKSTONE, Va. - Police officers took aim this week at vehicles zipping down a runway in tests meant to convince judges that laser speed guns - increasingly popular among law enforcement - are as accurate as their radar cousins.

July 12, 2008 | By DENA POTTER Associated Press Writer | National


Bridge 6/28

Yesterday, we had a deal in which declarer had to conserve a dummy entry to get full value from the long diamond suit on the board. Today, the cards are in the other hand, so to speak. The defense has to keep the declarer from getting more tricks than necessary from dummy's best suit.

July 12, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Justices add 2 cases to docket, break for summer

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court agreed Friday to step into an environmental dispute over a gold mining operation near Juneau, Alaska and a California criminal case in which a convicted killer was granted a new trial.

July 12, 2008 | By PETE YOST Associated Press Writer | Washington


Buckingham Palace says queen, royal family cost less than $2 per taxpayer last year

LONDON - Buckingham Palace accountants insisted Friday that the cost of maintaining Queen Elizabeth II and the royal family is a bargain for taxpayers, despite a price tag of 40 million pounds ($80 million), while a prominent anti-monarchist group said many of the true costs are hidden.

July 12, 2008 | By GREGORY KATZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US: Arrest made following attack in Karmah, Iraq

BAGHDAD - A member of an extremist cell believed to be behind a suicide attack that killed more than 20 people including three U.S. Marines has been arrested, the U.S. military said Friday.

July 12, 2008 | By SAMEER N. YACOUB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Dear Abby 6/28

DEAR ABBY: I am a 38-year-old woman enrolled in night school. A favorite professor of mine is a 46-year-old woman for whom I had a great deal of respect. We had some mutual interests and became casual friends. We'd grab a cup of coffee now and then, and she'd call me at work occasionally to say "hi."

July 12, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Studio Statesboro Vodcast

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Friday, June 27, 2008

July 12, 2008 | mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


SoCon wants to capitalize on marquee wins

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Southern Conference commissioner John Iamarino sat next to Davidson athletic direction Jim Murphy at Detroit's Ford Field last March, stunned as the league's Wildcats blitzed Big Ten champion Wisconsin in the NCAA's Sweet 16.

July 12, 2008 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Border fence would cut through Texas university

BROWNSVILLE, Texas - The steel fence that the U.S. government wants to build along the Mexican border would do more than slice through the University of Texas' Brownsville campus and cut off the golf course from the rest of the school.

July 12, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN Associated Press Writer | National


Stocks mostly lower again after big drop

NEW YORK - Stocks slid again Friday after their sharp dive in the previous session, with investors anxious about a new oil price record and dubious that personal income and spending will remain resilient.

July 12, 2008 | By MADLEN READ AP Business Writer | National


Ag secretary, lawmakers discuss farmers’ flood aid

WASHINGTON - The U.S. agriculture secretary says he is concerned that legal hurdles prevented much immediate federal help for Midwestern farmers faced with serious setbacks because of flooding.

July 12, 2008 | By DENNIS CONRAD Associated Press Writer | National


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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




Samuels claims title in international jiu-jitsu tournament

Bulloch Academy junior Kyra Samuels might not seem imposing at first sight as she just barely scrapes the five-foot mark.

March 25, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


As turkey season opens, hunters can record kills with app

ATHENS - Georgia wildlife officials are aiming to track the numbers of turkeys taken by hunters with some high-tech help.

March 25, 2017 | The Associated Press | Local


Consumers mull options as health law drama fades

As the political drama over health care legislation in Washington fades, the rest of the country faces a more immediate concern: Getting insurance for next ...

March 25, 2017 | By TOM MURPHY AP Health Writer | Associated Press


Legislative session nears end

ATLANTA - Legislation affecting Georgia's college campuses, taxes and fledgling medical marijuana program awaits action as lawmakers enter the session's final two days.

March 25, 2017 | By KATHLEEN FOODY and EZRA KAPLAN Associated Press | Local


Johnson, Rahm into semifinals

AUSTIN, Texas - Dustin Johnson had reason to be rattled.

March 24, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Former Tormenta player signs with Charleston Battery

South Georgia Tormenta FC makes a point of consistently stating its mantra that 'Pros Start Here'.

March 24, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


My Take: WBC is what baseball should be

It is often said that baseball - and its fans - are the most reluctant to embrace any sort of change. As a former player and lifelong ...

March 24, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Dale Jr. preps for 600th career race

FONTANA, Calif. - While Dale Earnhardt Jr. prepared for his 600th NASCAR Cup Series race this weekend, he couldn't help thinking about his first time.

March 24, 2017 | By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Double-amputee Marine vet joins New York police department

BRENTWOOD, N.Y. - The wounded warrior is now a cop - and he'll be walking the beat on titanium legs.

March 24, 2017 | By FRANK ELTMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


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