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Powerful Indonesian earthquakes trigger tsunami, but quirk of nature sends worst out to sea

PADANG, Indonesia - The ground shook so hard Yulinar had to grab a table to steady herself. Minutes later, she heard a warning crackling over the speakers of the neighborhood mosque - a tsunami could crash into her fishing village on Indonesia's Sumatra island at any minute.

September 28, 2007 | By ANTHONY DEUTSCH Associated Press Writer | Nation


Consumers could face as much as a 10 percent increase in toy prices amid increased controls

NEW YORK - American consumers will be bearing the cost of safer toys, but not until after this year's Christmas season.

September 28, 2007 | By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO AP Business Writer | Nation


Gators hit the road, travel to RTCA

For the third straight week, the Bulloch Academy Gators will be physical underdogs.

September 28, 2007 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


Bridge 9/14

Earlier this week, I recommended that if an opponent opens with four of a major, you treat a four-no-trump overcall as showing a good two-suited hand. Over four hearts it promises the minors, and over four spades any two unbid suits. But what does four no-trump mean if we have already opened one of a suit and an opponent overcalls four of a major?

September 28, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


KBB opens 24-hour recycling center at Statesboro Wal-Mart

A 24-hour recycling center was unveiled at the Statesboro Wal-Mart this past Monday in a joint effort with Keep Bulloch Beautiful.

September 28, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


3 killed in Army helicopter crash in Ala.

SKYLINE, Ala. - An Army helicopter on a training flight in foggy weather struck a power line and crashed in a pasture in northeast Alabama, killing all three soldiers on board, officials said Wednesday.

September 27, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


America Day at Sallie Zetterower Elementary

September 27, 2007 | VINCE JOHNSON | Local


Bridge 9/13

Yesterday, I mentioned that over a weak jump overcall, responder's double should be negative, not for penalty. At what level, though, should it turn from a negative double to a penalty double?

September 27, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Police Report - September 13

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.

September 27, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Astrograph 9/13

Those relationships you establish with people who are compassionate and considerate will turn out to be extremely fortunate for you in the months ahead. Their kindness could put you onto something of great value.

September 27, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 9/13

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a 71-year-old male. Last fall, my PSA reading was 4.2, and the urologist suggested a biopsy of the prostate. The results were negative. My latest PSA reading was 2.2, and the urologist wants to do another biopsy.

September 27, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 9/13

DEAR ABBY: I was married a year ago. During our honeymoon, my husband started telling me I could not wear my wedding band and engagement ring together - they were "too flashy," and he didn't want people to think he had money. (My wedding band and engagement ring together are about 2 1/2 carats.) Being a brand-new bride, and excited about being able to wear both my rings, I refused his request.

September 27, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Local


Woman’s ordeal in W. Va. shed, described as week of torture, leads to hate crime investigatio

BIG CREEK, W.Va. - Inside a shed on a remote hillside of this coalfield community, authorities say a young black woman was tortured for days, sexually assaulted, beaten and forced to eat rat droppings.

September 27, 2007 | By JOHN RABY Associated Press Writer | Nation


Japanese premier quits after scandals, dispute over support for U.S. forces in Afghanistan

TOKYO - Weakened by scandal and failure at the ballot box, Japan's prime minister announced Wednesday that he was quitting after only a year in office, bowing out amid a political brawl over the country's aid to U.S.-led forces in Afghanistan.

September 27, 2007 | By JOSEPH COLEMAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Powerful earthquake shakes western Indonesia, triggers tsunami; 10 dead, scores injured

JAKARTA, Indonesia - A powerful earthquake shook Indonesia on Wednesday, killing 10 people, injuring scores and triggering a small tsunami that hit one city on the island of Sumatra, authorities said.

September 27, 2007 | By ROBIN McDOWELL Associated Press Writer | Nation


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'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


Bulloch County school bus hits car; no injuries reported

A Bulloch County school bus driver faces mandatory safety training after a collision Wednesday that resulted in no injuries.

January 28, 2015 | From staff reports | Local




SHS takes two over Tigers

Statesboro's boys basketball squad avenged an early-season loss, taking a quick lead and never looking back in a commanding 57-37 win over Swainsboro Tuesday evening at the Devil's Den.

January 27, 2015 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Gators get a pair

Second-half surges lifted both Bulloch Academy basketball teams to region victories over Frederica Academy Tuesday night.

January 27, 2015 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


Contrast in styles makes QB matchup more intriguing

PHOENIX - Tom Brady began winning Super Bowls when Russell Wilson was still a teenager, tuning in to see the big game on TV.

January 27, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Nadal loses while Sharapova advances to semifinals

MELBOURNE, Australia - Rafael Nadal has joined Roger Federer on the sidelines at the Australian Open, taking their combined 31 Grand Slam singles titles with them.

January 27, 2015 | By DENNIS PASSA AP Sports Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: Duct tape dynasty

I have admitted publicly that my skills at fixing stuff is about a two out of ten on the Home Depot Scale of Home and Farm Repair. Thus my tool box is not an extensive one. It has a hammer, a screwdriver, a pair of pliers, and a tape measure. That's all I need because I keep a goodly supply of duct tape on hand and as all good fix-it guys know, duct tape is the most versatile of all utensils in the cosmos. In fact I'd go so far as to say that duct tape is like ...

January 27, 2015 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


Tiger to make 2015 debut

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Tiger Woods had a full set of teeth and was chomping at the bit to get his season started.

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


Ga. man executed for killing fellow inmate

ATLANTA - A man convicted in the killing of a fellow inmate has been executed in Georgia despite claims by his lawyers that he was intellectually disabled.

January 27, 2015 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Associated Press


Suspect charged with murder of missing Georgia couple

McRAE, Ga. - Elrey "Bud" Runion posted an ad on Craigslist seeking to buy a piece of his youth, a replica of the 1966 Ford Mustang convertible he bought after returning from the Vietnam War decades ago.

January 27, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM and RAY HENRY Associated Press | Local


Grice column: Remembering the 'Big Dawg'

This past week the Statesboro business and civic community lost a giant way too early. Scott "Big Dawg" Joyner died from a massive heart attack. He was 52.

January 27, 2015 | By DEWAYNE GRICE | Columnists/Editorials


Old River Road historical marker stolen

The Old River Road historical marker has been stolen, and the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help.

January 27, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Juveniles arrested in Candler County Boys & Girls Club arson case

Metter police arrested two young boys Monday on arson and burglary charges in connection with a fire that damaged the home of the Boys & Girls Club of Candler County.

January 27, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Snowstorm shuts down East Coast

NEW YORK - New York City looked like a ghost town early Tuesday, blanketed by a snowstorm that disrupted life for tens of millions of people along the U.S. East Coast.

January 27, 2015 | By MEGHAN BARR Associated Press | Associated Press


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