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Ga. judge throws out 10-year sentence in teen consensual sex case, orders young man released

ATLANTA - A former high school football star who became a national symbol for the extremes of getting tough on sex offenders was ordered released from prison Monday by a judge who called his mandatory 10-year sentence for consensual teen sex ''a grave miscarriage of justice.''

June 26, 2007 | By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press Writer | Nation


New York City police step up truck inspections to guard against radiation, bomb attacks

NEW YORK (AP) - Days after authorities announced a suspected terrorist plot targeting Kennedy Airport, police at a security checkpoint in lower Manhattan were confronted with another threat: a grimy, radioactive truck.

June 26, 2007 | By TOM HAYS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Cavs in big hole headed back to Cleveland

CLEVELAND - Time to bust out the hiking boots, grab some sturdy ropes and maybe even hire a Sherpa.

June 26, 2007 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Dear Abby 6/12

DEAR ABBY: Although this seldom happens, I disagree with your response to "Worried Sick in Pflugerville, Texas" (April 18). Her 18-year-old daughter, "Cameron," wants to make a road trip from Texas to California after her graduation.

June 26, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Senators blister Gonzales with criticism, but GOP blocks no-confidence vote

WASHINGTON - Republicans blocked the Senate's no-confidence vote on Attorney General Alberto Gonzales Monday, rejecting a symbolic Democratic effort to prod him from office despite blistering criticism from lawmakers in both parties.

June 26, 2007 | By LAURIE KELLMAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Spurs go up 2-0 in NBA Finals

SAN ANTONIO - Two down, two to go. The San Antonio Spurs are halfway to a fourth title and a chance to state their case as an NBA dynasty.

And LeBron James, you're a witness.

June 26, 2007 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Braves win a tense one

ATLANTA - Bobby Cox insists he has no animosity toward the Chicago Cubs. Lou Piniella said he feels the same way about the Atlanta Braves.

The reality, however, is that each manager oversees a pitching staff that keeps hitting batters on the other team.

June 26, 2007 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press Writer | Sports


Astrograph 6/12

You could find yourself involved in a few covert relationships. The ones you establish for business purposes may be a necessity, but those of a social nature could turn out to be problematical for you.

June 26, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Still no word on Chipper's healing wrists

ATLANTA - Braves third baseman Chipper Jones was cleared to take a few swings in live batting practice on Sunday, but he still doesn't know when he can return to Atlanta's lineup.

June 25, 2007 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press Writer | Sports


Bush, pope discuss treatment Muslim majority's treatment of Christians in Iraq

ROME - President Bush said Saturday that and he and Pope Benedict XVI discussed the pontiff's deep worries that Christians in Iraq would not be embraced by the Muslim majority.

June 25, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


NASA studies gap in Atlantis' thermal blanket; does not appear to be major problem for shuttle

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - With a 4-inch gap in the space shuttle Atlantis' heat-protecting blanket not appearing to be an urgent problem on Saturday, the crew readied themselves for what NASA called a delicate ballet with the international space station.

Then the shuttle will enter a weeklong embrace Sunday with the orbital outpost.

June 25, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Statesboro law firm announces two new associates

The firm of Edenfield, Cox, Bruce & Classens, P.C., in Statesboro, Georgia, announce that two attorneys have become associated with their firm and will assist the firm in its major civil litigation practice.

June 25, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Business


Bush defends humanitarian record with pope at Vatican

ROME - President Bush, in his first meeting with Pope Benedict XVI, defended his humanitarian record around the globe, telling the papal leader on Saturday about U.S. efforts to battle AIDS in Africa.

After posing for photos and sharing a few laughs, Benedict asked the president about his meetings with leaders of other industrialized nations in Germany _ the pontiff's homeland. Then, the topic changed to international aid.

June 24, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Offense wakes up as Braves plunk Cubs

ATLANTA - Peter Moylan pitched three scoreless innings in relief of injured starter Tim Hudson, and the Atlanta Braves ended a four-game losing streak with a 9-5 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday night.

June 24, 2007 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Thinking of God by Larry Sheehy

It's Important How We Respond to God

June 23, 2007 | By LARRY SHEEHY | Lifestyles Columnists


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For a young Mexican star, seeing helps him believe

The road to the PGA Tour out of Mexico was never going to be easy for Carlos Ortiz, even if it was paved with a measure of privilege.

October 21, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Horford, Hawks aim to keep playoff streak alive

ATLANTA - The team with the Eastern Conference's longest active streak of playoff appearances has a new problem:

October 21, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


'Blade Runner' Pistorius gets 5 years in prison

PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, completing a transformation from an acclaimed sprinter at the 2012 Olympics to a convicted criminal led away in a police van with barred windows.

October 21, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and GERALD IMRAY Associated Press | Sports


Ga. electorate shrinks; fewer new voters are white

ATLANTA - Georgia's electorate is changing fast, state officials said Tuesday, underscoring a shift that Democrats see as critical to making gains in a state dominated by Republicans.

October 21, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY and BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


Bands marching to Statesboro Saturday

Marching bands from high schools across southeast Georgia will be in Statesboro Saturday to compete in the 38th Annual East Georgia Marching Band Festival.

October 21, 2014 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local


Mexican Consulate to visit Savannah next week

Editor's note: A Spanish translation of this article is available to the left.

October 21, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


New breast cancer treatment options offering new hope

As a surgical oncologist focused on treating breast cancer, I see daily how devastating a breast cancer diagnosis can be. But I also see daily how new and often cutting-edge treatments give women the hope and courage they need to help manage or overcome the physical, mental and emotional challenges of breast cancer, and in many cases, beat the disease altogether.

October 21, 2014 | By ANITA JOHNSON, M.D. | Columnists/Editorials


Reports: Televangelist urged vasectomies, abortion

AKRON, Ohio - Televangelist Ernest Angley has long controlled members of his Akron-area congregation by advising them not to have children, shunning those who leave the church and using free labor at his for-profit buffet restaurant and television station, according to a two-month newspaper investigation.

October 21, 2014 | | Nation


Statesboro Allstate agent helps CASA receive grant

Local Allstate agency owner Richard Rappa, with Franklin Insurance Group, received the Allstate Agency Hands in the Community Award for his commitment to helping others and community service.

October 21, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Business


Statesboro's Digital Office Equipment expands to Augusta

Statesboro-owned Digital Office Equipment recently opened an office in the Augusta market.

October 21, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Business


Invisible ‘air umbrella’ pushes away rain

NANJING, China - A new product may eliminate the stress of having umbrellas rendered useless by strong gusts of wind.

October 21, 2014 | By NATALIE CROFTS Deseret News National | Hot topics


Oscar Pistorius starts serving 5-year prison term

PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van with barred windows Tuesday to start serving a five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

October 21, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and GERALD IMRAY Associated Press | World




Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Medicaid expansion would help Ga. economy

If you have turned on a TV or opened a newspaper in the past few months, you probably are aware Georgia chose not to expand Medicaid as part of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

October 20, 2014 | | Local


Ebola fear, monitoring eases for some in Dallas

DALLAS - Youngor Jallah spent the last three weeks confined to her small apartment with her children and boyfriend, fearing they had contracted the deadly Ebola virus from her mother's fiance.

October 20, 2014 | By EMILY SCHMALL Associated Press | Nation


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