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Bush draws line on troop withdrawals, though Iraqi leader says his forces will be ready by June

AMMAN, Jordan - President Bush on Thursday rejected calls for a measured withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, even as Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, facing doubts about his ability to dampen violence, asserted his forces could take full control by June.

December 18, 2006 | By TOM RAUM Associated Press Writer | Nation


AP Enterprise: Disease hunter scours Florida coast to thwart next outbreak from imported pets

As the rising sun danced across Florida's coastal waters, government workers in shorts and T-shirts knelt in a grassy island field and plucked wriggling rats from traps laid the night before.

December 18, 2006 | By MARGARET EBRAHIM Associated Press Writer | Nation


Sharpton, Jackson visit NYC block where police killed groom hours before his wedding

NEW YORK - Police committed a crime when they killed an unarmed bridegroom as the man left his bachelor party, civil rights activist Al Sharpton said Wednesday, noting that one officer reloaded during the 50-shot barrage.

December 18, 2006 | By TOM HAYS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Authorities find traces of radiation on two British Airways jets

LONDON - Officials found traces of radiation on two British Airways jets, and the airline appealed Wednesday to tens of thousands of passengers who flew to Moscow or other cities to come forward - the latest twist in the inquiry into the poisoning death of a former Russian spy.

December 18, 2006 | By TARIQ PANJA Associated Press Writer | Nation


Ford says 38,000 have accepted buyout or early retirement offers

DETROIT - Almost half of Ford Motor Co.'s hourly production workers - 38,000 so far this year - have accepted buyouts or early retirement offers as the nation's second biggest automaker shrinks in the face of multibillion-dollar losses and fierce competition from Asian carmakers.

December 18, 2006 | By SVEN GUSTAFSON Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bush-Al-Maliki meeting postponed for a day

AMMAN, Jordan - President Bush's high-stakes summit with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki was put off Wednesday amid political unrest in Baghdad and public disclosure of U.S. doubts about the Iraqi leader's capacity to control sectarian warfare.

December 18, 2006 | By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Recent sea lion attacks in California challenge animal’s cuddly and playful image

SAN FRANCISCO - Tourists flock to Fisherman's Wharf for the seafood and the stunning views of San Francisco Bay, but for many visitors, the real stars are the dozens of playful, whiskered sea lions that lounge by the water's edge, gulping down fish.

December 18, 2006 | By MARCUS WOHLSEN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Pope condemns religious violence, Muslim cleric warns of growing ’Islamophobia’

ANKARA, Turkey - Pope Benedict XVI urged leaders of all religions Tuesday to ''utterly refuse'' to support any form of violence in the name of faith, while Turkey's top Muslim cleric complained to the pontiff of growing ''Islamophobia'' in the world.

December 18, 2006 | By VICTOR L. SIMPSON Associated Press Writer | Nation


Witnesses detail immolation attack on six Sunnis in Baghdad last week

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - The attack on the small Mustafa Sunni mosque began as worshippers were finishing Friday midday prayers. About 50 unarmed men, many in black uniforms and some wearing ski masks, walked through the district chanting ''We are the Mahdi Army, shield of the Shiites.''

December 18, 2006 | By STEVEN R. HURST Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bush says U.S. won’t quit Iraq until ‘‘mission complete,’’ asks more help in Afghanistan

RIGA, Latvia - Under intense pressure to change course, President Bush on Tuesday rejected suggestions Iraq has fallen into civil war and vowed not to pull U.S. troops out ''until the mission is complete.''

December 18, 2006 | By TOM RAUM Associated Press Writer | Nation


10 killed in group home fire in southwest Missouri; 24 others treated as cause sought

ANDERSON, Mo. - An early morning fire broke out in a group home for the elderly and mentally ill Monday, killing 10 people and injuring two dozen others in a blaze that the governor said was being treated as a crime.

December 18, 2006 | By MARCUS KABEL Associated Press Writer | Nation


Shoppers face generous discounts as online shopping season kicks off Monday

NEW YORK - After jamming malls on Friday for discounted flat-screen TVs and toys, shoppers clicked onto their computers at work Monday as retailers ushered in the start of the online shopping season with bargains and marketing hype.

December 18, 2006 | By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO AP Business Writer | Nation


Al-Maliki camp expects Bush to talk about speeding security handover

BAGHDAD, Iraq - President Bush and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki will discuss a speedier hand-over of security control to Iraqi forces as a prelude to the start of a U.S. withdrawal when they meet in Jordan this week, top Iraqi government officials said Monday.

December 18, 2006 | QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA and BASSEM MROUE Associated Press Writer | Nation


Lawsuit filed to halt tree harvest at Cypress Lake

STATESBORO - Environmentalists have sued to halt logging of cypress and other trees growing in a privately owned lake, arguing the Army Corps of Engineers wrongly determined no permit was required.

December 18, 2006 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press Writer | Local


Our Views – Coach VanGorder needs to look in mirror to improve team in 2007

Georgia Southern's football season of discontent ended Saturday the same way it began on Sept. 9 – with a loss to an opponent that would not have competed with previous Eagle teams. But except for the uniforms, the 2006 version of Georgia Southern football was not remotely similar to past teams. And nowhere was that more evident than in the ultimate judge of every GSU season: wins and losses. The 3-8 record was the worst since Erk Russell resurrected the program in 1982.

December 18, 2006 | | Letters To The Editor


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Downtown Boutique Warehouse sale to benefit Statesboro’s Safe Haven

On Friday and Saturday, several local businesses will participate in a Downtown Boutique Warehouse sale.

September 16, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


2 Bulloch County schools are tops

For the second straight year, two Bulloch County public schools were recognized as two of the top performers under the state's accountability system.

September 16, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Best burgers in the Boro at Big Show's

Bigshow's Burgers have become the Boro's destination for incredible hamburgers, hotdogs, wings, chicken sandwiches, milk shakes and fun! Everything they serve is from the freshest, highest quality ingredients. Every hamburger sold is hand patted and the French fries are hand cut daily.

September 16, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Locally Owned


Statesboro police: No foul play suspected in Georgia Southern student’s death

Statesboro police say foul play is not suspected in the death of Brooke Edwards, a Georgia Southern University student who was found unresponsive at her off-campus apartment Friday morning.

September 16, 2014 | From staff reports | Local






Braves all but done

ATLANTA - Stephen Strasburg threw seven scoreless innings to end a long run of frustration against Atlanta, and the Nationals beat the struggling Braves 4-2 on Monday night to move to the verge of the NL East title.

September 15, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Anthony: Area teams going through the cycle

When speaking of high school football, plenty of people love to wax poetic.

September 15, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Woods: strength is back, swing isn't

WINDEMERE, Fla. - Tiger Woods is too busy in the gym to find a new swing coach, or even swing a golf club.

September 15, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Peterson reactivated by Vikings following indictment

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - Star running back Adrian Peterson returned to the Minnesota Vikings on Monday, insisting he is not a child abuser and wanting "everyone to understand how sorry I feel about the hurt I have brought to my child" after he was charged with a felony in Texas for using a wooden switch to spank his 4-year-old son.

September 15, 2014 | By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Sports Writer | Sports


In The Pits: Short stay at the party for Allmendinger and Almirola

AJ Allmendinger and Aric Almirola were the underdogs of the Chase, the two drivers nobody thought could win the Sprint Cup championship.

September 15, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Income inequality complicates Georgia consumption tax

ATLANTA - A new study suggests the growing share of income paid to the rich could raise the costs of a Republican proposal to replace Georgia's income tax with an expanded sales tax.

September 15, 2014 | By RAY HENRY Associated Press | Local


Georgia Peanut Tour set for this week

The 28th annual Georgia Peanut Tour will be held Tuesday through Thursday, centrally located out of the Savannah area.

September 15, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Beatles tribute band to invade Statesboro's Averitt Center

If you believe in yesterday or have had a hard day's night, then the Averitt Center for the Arts invites you to get your ticket to ride and relive Beatlemania on Saturday.

September 15, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Vaden Automotive earns prestigious national award

Vaden Automotive Group was named recently the "2014 F&I Dealer of the Year" by "F&I and Showroom Magazine" for achievements in Finance and Insurance profitability and commitment to regulatory compliance.

September 15, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Business


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