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Conflict of interest causes NASA to delay Mars launch 2 years, bumps cost by $40 million

WASHINGTON - NASA will wait two years longer than planned and spend another $40 million to launch a half-billion-dollar probe to Mars because of an unspecified conflict of interest in the purchasing process, officials said Friday.

January 05, 2008 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | National


More schools add, expand comics arts classes as respect rises

CINCINNATI - As a fine arts graduate student in the early 1980s, Carol Tyler felt she had to hide her interest in cartoon drawing from teachers. An art form associated with comic books and comic strips wasn't considered college material.

January 05, 2008 | By LISA CORNWELL Associated Press Writer | National


Gates sees steady troop withdrawals if security improves in Iraq, won’t rule out Afghan boost

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Robert Gates held out hope Friday that U.S. forces in Iraq could continue a steady decline next year if security keeps improving - leaving 100,000 by year end.

January 05, 2008 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press Writer | National


Belgium arrests 14 Muslim extremists for allegedly plotting to free al-Qaida sympathizer

BRUSSELS, Belgium - Belgian police Friday arrested 14 Muslim extremists suspected of planning the jailbreak of an al-Qaida prisoner convicted of plotting a terrorist attack on U.S. air base personnel, officials said.

January 05, 2008 | By RAF CASERT Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Rice says US has no ’permanent enemies’ but demands action from North Korea, Iran

WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Friday called on North Korea to honor its pledge to disable all nuclear weapons facilities and provide a complete declaration of its atomic programs by year's end, although she left room to miss the deadline.

January 05, 2008 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press Writer | National


FDA finds more deaths from improper use of fentanyl painkiller patch

WASHINGTON - Improper use of patches that emit the painkiller fentanyl is still killing people, the government said Friday - its second warning in two years about the powerful narcotic.

January 05, 2008 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | National


Calif. teen’s family to sue health insurer in dispute over transplant for girl who died

LOS ANGELES - The family of a 17-year-old girl who died hours after her health insurer reversed a decision and said it would pay for a liver transplant plans to sue the company, their attorney said Friday.

January 05, 2008 | By ALICIA CHANG Associated Press Writer | National


Police: Suicide attack kills at least 50 at compound of Pakistan’s former interior minister

SHERPAO, Pakistan - A suicide attacker detonated a bomb packed with ball bearings and nails amid hundreds of worshippers Friday at the residential compound of a former top security official for President Pervez Musharraf, killing at least 50 people, authorities said.

January 05, 2008 | By RIAZ KHAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Mbeki not stepping down as South African president, despite defeat in party vote

PRETORIA, South Africa - President Thabo Mbeki, humiliated by losing the contest to lead the country's ruling party, on Friday ruled out the possibility of early elections and said it would be business as usual for his government.

January 05, 2008 | By MICHELLE FAUL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Local equestrian team competes in first horse show

Fourteen riders from the Evermore Farm Interscholastic Equestrian Team recently competed in their first Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) horse show hosted by St. Francis High School and held at Sonora Farm in Canton.

January 05, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Police Report - December 22

(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.)

January 05, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Democrats to investigate, California to sue over EPA’s decision on state’s emissions law

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration's rejection of state efforts to tighten rules on greenhouse gas emissions touched off a flurry of counterattacks Thursday. Democrats in Congress began an investigation. Governors led by California's Arnold Schwarzenegger said they would sue. Environmental groups demanded to see the government's rationale for its decision.

January 05, 2008 | By ERICA WERNER Associated Press Writer | National


Dear Abby 12/20

DEAR ABBY: I have found the man I will be with for the rest of my life. I knew from the moment I met him that he was The One. We are very happy and very much in love.

January 04, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


'Black Nativity' begins Friday at Emma Kelly Theatre

On Friday evening, December 21st, Langston Hughes' "Black Nativity" will begin its three-day run at the Emma Kelly Theatre in downtown historic Statesboro. Starring in the production are Vidalia's Wardlaw Brothers, a quintet of inspired vocalists who recently won rave reviews when they opened for the 2007 National Baptist Convention USA in Philadelphia, Pa. Hoping to repeat previous successes during the Christmas season, Cleve White is producing the play for the third year. His Nissan dealership is one of the most respected businesses in the country and was recently listed as one of "The Best in the Boro." "Black ...

January 04, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Israel examining Hamas truce proposal delivered by Egypt

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Israel is examining a Hamas truce proposal delivered by Egypt, defense officials said Thursday after at least six Palestinians were killed in a day of Israeli air and ground strikes aimed at stopping rocket salvos from Gaza.

January 04, 2008 | By SARAH EL DEEB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Portal man killed in Pembroke accident

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department's Major Accident Investigation Team responded to an vehicular accident on the 500 block of Ft. Argyle Road that claimed the ...

February 08, 2016 | From Staff Reports | Local


Broncos D dominates, Denver wins Super Bowl 50

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Peyton Manning gave himself a chance to have Super ending to his career, and Von Miller and the Denver defense made the ...

February 07, 2016 | By BARRY WILNER Associated Press | Local


2016 Film Festival set for April 15

The Statesboro Herald and the Averitt Center for the Arts are teaming up again for the Eighth Annual Statesboro Film Festival to find and honor ...

February 07, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Kathy Bradley: Opening the blinds

Sometimes, when the moon is full, I leave the blinds open and fall asleep with a laser beam of light falling through the window and ...

February 07, 2016 | | Life


Smith-Ussery

Dr. and Mrs. Emory P. Smith III of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Marie Smith of Statesboro, to Sean Ryan Ussery, son ...

February 07, 2016 | | Weddings


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Tantrums a normal part of toddler behavior

Q: Our 3-year-old son is very sweet, loving and generally well-behaved. Occasionally, however, he breaks into a huge tantrum, during which he becomes uncontrollable. The ...

February 07, 2016 | | Life


Fun with Family with Julie Lavender: Leap into a lovely month with family

The groundhog might have predicted an early spring, but could he have emerged earlier and warned us about all the strange weather headed our way ...

February 07, 2016 | | Life


Feb. 7 - Mrs. Wanda Jean Jackson Aldrich, age 73, died on Friday, February 5, 2016, at her residence

Mrs. Wanda Jean Jackson Aldrich

February 06, 2016 | | Obituaries


Eagles pull out win late

Ike Smith was off the mark on his first four 3-point attempts during Georgia Southern's game against Texas State Saturday night at Hanner Fieldhouse ...

February 06, 2016 | MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Feb. 6 - Mrs. Wanda Jean Jackson Aldrich, age 73, died on Friday, February 5, 2016, at her residence

Mrs. Wanda Jean Jackson Aldrich

February 05, 2016 | | Obituaries


Jackets get a split

BROOKLET - In the regular-season finale at Southeast Bulloch Friday night, the Yellow Jackets (14-13, 4-7 Region 1B-AAA) came out for warm ups in blue and ...

February 05, 2016 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Louisville announces postseason ban for men's basketball

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The president of Louisville announced a one-year postseason ban Friday for the Cardinals men's basketball team amid ongoing investigations into a sex ...

February 05, 2016 | By GARY B. GRAVES AP Sports Writer | Sports


Cruz's 2016 strategy focuses on turning out white voters

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. - Ted Cruz has mapped out a path to the White House that all but ignores the explosion of minority voters in America.

February 05, 2016 | By STEVE PEOPLES Associated Press | Associated Press


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Georgia forms as a state, Bulloch as a county

Note: The following is the conclusion of a series of columns looking at how Georgia and Bulloch County evolved from wilderness into a state and ...

February 05, 2016 | | Life




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