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Police Report - July 8

(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.)

July 23, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


GSU’s 61st Annual Watermelon Cutting underway

Georgia Southern University President Bruce Grube and his wife, Kathryn, will kick off the summer season with the University's 61st ceremonial watermelon cutting on Tuesday, July 8. The watermelon cuttings are held every Tuesday and Thursday throughout the month of July.

July 23, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Programmer facing sentencing leads cops to a body

OAKLAND, Calif. - A body was removed from a remote area of the Oakland hills after a prominent computer programmer about to be sentenced for killing his missing wife led investigators to the site, authorities said Tuesday.

July 23, 2008 | By MICHELLE LOCKE Associated Press Writer | National


G-8 worried about food, oil; optimistic on economy

RUSUTSU, Japan - Leaders of the Group of Eight economic powers warned Tuesday that surging oil and food prices could undermine world growth but that the global economy would ultimately be resilient.

July 23, 2008 | By MALCOLM FOSTER AP Business Writer | National


Siemens cutting 17K jobs worldwide to cut costs

FRANKFURT, Germany - Industrial conglomerate Siemens AG said Tuesday it will cut 16,750 jobs, or 4.2 percent of its global work force, to streamline operations and slice nearly $2 billion in costs in the face of a slowing economy.

July 23, 2008 | By GEORGE FREY AP Business Writer | Associated Press


Dry, hot weather threatens California fire gains

LOS ANGELES - Firefighters on Tuesday faced worsening weather conditions that pushed flames across firebreaks in parts of inland California and chased residents out of one small community.

July 23, 2008 | By CHRISTINA HOAG Associated Press Writer | National


US ships cigarettes, bras, more to Iran

WASHINGTON - U.S. exports to Iran - including brassieres, bull semen, cosmetics and possibly even weapons - grew more than tenfold during President Bush's years in office even as he accused Iran of nuclear ambitions and helping terrorists. America sent more cigarettes to Iran, at least $158 million worth under Bush, than any other products.

July 23, 2008 | By SHARON THEIMER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Proposal to euthanize wild horses spurs debate

RENO, Nev. - Animal rights activists and ranchers are clashing over a federal proposal to euthanize wild horses as a way to deal with their surplus numbers.

July 22, 2008 | BY MARTIN GRIFFITH Associated Press Writer | National


Court: Soldier’s life sentence stands

ATLANTA - Georgia's top court on Monday unanimously upheld the life sentence of a soldier convicted in the stabbing death of an infantryman he fought alongside in Iraq, a brutal crime that inspired the movie ''In the Valley of Elah.''

July 22, 2008 | By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press Writer | Washington


African smuggling rings possible US terror threat

WASHINGTON - The intercepted e-mail was alarmingly matter-of-fact for anyone worried about a new terror attack: ''getting into U.S is no problem at all. thats what i do best.''

July 22, 2008 | By EILEEN SULLIVAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


A-Rod’s wife alleges infidelity in divorce papers

MIAMI - Alex Rodriguez's wife filed for divorce Monday, calling her husband an adulterer who ''emotionally abandoned his wife and children.''

July 22, 2008 | By CURT ANDERSON Associated Press Writer | National


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Firecracker Fest 2008; Fireworks display

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Monday, July 07, 2008

July 22, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Park Service seeks to reach changing population

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - She'd spent a lifetime less than an hour's drive away, but it had never crossed Joquetta Johnson's mind to visit Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. What, she wondered when a friend suggested it, could a park in rural, lily-white West Virginia hold for a black teacher from Baltimore?

July 22, 2008 | By VICKI SMITH Associated Press Writer | National


Officials predict longer and stronger fire season

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - In the past few years, Rich Nieto's work has started earlier and lasted longer.

July 22, 2008 | By SUE MAJOR HOLMES Associated Press Writer | National


Drinking games prove deadly to college students

WINONA, Minn. - On the morning after the house party on Johnson Street, Jenna Foellmi and several other twentysomethings lay sprawled on the beds and couches. When a friend reached out to wake her, Foellmi was cold to the touch.

July 22, 2008 | By AMY FORLITI Associated Press Writer | National


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