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State reading and math standards vary dramatically, federal report shows

WASHINGTON - A reading score that rates a fourth-grader ''proficient'' in Mississippi would be failing in Massachusetts, an example of state-to-state variations likely to fuel debate about a need for more uniform national standards.

June 22, 2007 | By NANCY ZUCKERBROD AP Education Writer | Nation


U.S. death toll in Iraq passes 3,500; British toll at 150; strategy leaves forces vulnerable

BAGHDAD (AP) - The four-year U.S. military death toll in Iraq passed 3,500 after a soldier was reported killed in a roadside bombing in Baghdad. A British soldier was also shot to death Thursday in southern Iraq, as Western forces find themselves increasingly vulnerable under a new strategy to take the fight to the enemy.

June 22, 2007 | By KIM GAMEL Associated Press Writer | Nation


New York City hopes to make it too expensive to drive into the city

NEW YORK - New York City, where tolls are $6 and putting your car in a parking garage for just an hour can run you $20, is already an expensive place to drive. Now the mayor wants to make it so costly some people won't even bother driving and will take mass transit instead.

June 22, 2007 | By KAREN MATTHEWS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Facing veto, Congress again passes bill to allow new federal support for stem cell research

WASHINGTON - The Democratic-controlled Congress passed legislation Thursday to loosen restraints on federally funded embryonic stem cell research, but the bill's supporters lacked the votes needed to override President Bush's threatened veto.

June 22, 2007 | By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent | Nation


Astrograph 6/7

A good ally you've developed who has always been in the position to help you advance your objectives but was never asked to do so might do so anyway with unsolicited assistance that will be invaluable to you.

June 21, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 6/7

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am 87 years old, and I might be experiencing hearing problems. I am otherwise in good health. What options do I have to correct it or make myself more comfortable with this particular problem?

June 21, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 6/7

DEAR ABBY: "Heartbroken in Westchester, Pa." (April 9) said she had just broken up with an emotionally abusive man who withheld affection from her because he wanted her to lose weight. She went on to say she was working on her master's in counseling psychology, and couldn't understand why she had tolerated his emotional abuse for nine months. She said she could hear his put-downs over and over, and knew it was self-destructive but couldn't let it go.

June 21, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


D-Day soldier’s dog tag recently found in France is returned to Tenn. family 63 years later

HUNTINGDON, Tenn. - The family of Pvt. William Bernice Clark never had a funeral for him, never got to say goodbye and never really accepted his fate among the fallen during the Normandy D-Day landings in World War II.

June 21, 2007 | By KRISTEN M. HALL Associated Press Writer | Nation


Braves drop series with 7-4 loss to Marlins

ATLANTA - The Florida Marlins rarely win a series in Atlanta, so manager Fredi Gonzalez wasn't about to let this one get away.

June 21, 2007 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Man jumps over security barrier, grabs onto popemobile during Pope Benedict’s audience

VATICAN CITY - It was a sunny day, and thousands of faithful crowded onto St. Peter's Square to cheer Pope Benedict XVI at his weekly Wednesday audience.

June 21, 2007 | By NICOLE WINFIELD Associated Press Writer | Nation


TB traveler moved up his flight after warning but says he wasn’t on the run

WASHINGTON (AP) - The globe-trotting tuberculosis patient moved up his flight to Europe after health officials urged him to stay put - but the Atlanta lawyer, in defiant testimony from his hospital room Wednesday, insisted he wasn't ducking anyone.

June 21, 2007 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Nation


Bridge 6/7

There are certain defensive techniques that inexperienced players believe apply only to no-trump contracts and not to suits - but they are mistaken. Fourth-highest leads are an example. If you are attacking from K-J-6-5-3, lead the five, whether the contract is, say, three no-trump or four spades.

June 21, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


6/7: Local Roundup

Former Georgia Southern men's basketball standouts Julius Jenkins and Jean Francois recently completed successful seasons in the German 1.Bundesliga, the top professional basketball league in Germany.

June 21, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Sports


Police Report - June 7

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.

June 21, 2007 | From staff reports | Crime Report


Magic Marc brings show to Splash

Tropical birds, white rabbits and huge snakes aren't typically allowed to visit Splash in the Boro. But for Magic Marc, waterpark officials made an exception.

June 21, 2007 | By NAOMI BRYANT Herald Intern | Local


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Co-pilot was 'very happy' with Germanwings job

MONTABAUR, Germany - Andreas Lubitz never appeared anything but thrilled to have landed a pilot's job with Germanwings, according to those who helped him learn to fly as a teenager in this town in the forested hills of western Germany.

March 26, 2015 | By DAVID McHUGH | Associated Press


Statesboro PD investigating infant death

Statesboro Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of an infant inside a home on South College Street in Statesboro.

March 26, 2015 | From Staff Reports | Local




Hawks rally in 4th

ORLANDO, Fla. - Paul Millsap had 25 points and 11 rebounds, and the Atlanta Hawks snapped a three-game losing streak with a 95-83 victory over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night.

March 25, 2015 | By KYLE HIGHTOWER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Comedic ballet coming to Emma Kelly

The ballet "Coppélia" tells the charming story of an eccentric toymaker, his life-like creation, and a young couple in love. Full of delightful characters and beautiful choreography, the ballet is a light-hearted comedy that will charm audiences both young and old.

March 25, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local




Blue Devils remain undefeated in region play

In a tightly contested pitcher's duel Tuesday night at Mill Creek Park, the Statesboro High School Blue Devils came out on top 5-2 against Effingham County to extend the team's winning streak to eight games and a perfect 4-0 region record.

March 24, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Falcons' plan may include Julio Jones

The Falcons' financially conservative approach to this year's free-agent signings may have been influenced by hopes of keeping star wide receiver Julio Jones from leaving next year.

March 24, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


'Swing into Spring' set for Friday

The Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department will host the 14th annual "Swing into Spring" celebration from 5–9 p.m. Friday at Mill Creek Regional Park.

March 24, 2015 | | Local


House backs high school credit for some college-level study

ATLANTA - The Georgia House has approved a bill letting Georgia high school students earn credit toward a diploma while taking some college-level courses.

March 24, 2015 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


March 24 - Mr. Carlton Joe Akins, age 81, passed away Saturday, March 21, 2015.

Mr. Carlton Joe Akins

March 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


Man hospitalized after being struck by vehicle at Statesboro restaurant

A man was transported to a Savannah hospital early Saturday morning after being struck by a vehicle at a local restaurant.

March 23, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


As patients face death, doctors push for straight talk on desired end-of-life care

WASHINGTON - Dr. Angelo Volandes remembers performing rib-cracking CPR on a frail elderly man dying of lung cancer, a vivid example of an end-of-life dilemma: Because his patient never said if he wanted aggressive care as his body shut down, the hospital had to try. He died days later.

March 23, 2015 | | Associated Press


Cruz is first one in for GOP

LYNCHBURG, Va. - Launching his bid for the Republican presidential nomination, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas asked Christian conservative voters to imagine a United States without the IRS, Obamacare or abortion rights - and to imagine they can make that happen by supporting him.

March 23, 2015 | By PHILIP ELLIOTT Associated Press | Associated Press


Preview: SHS girls soccer healthy at right time

Statesboro High School girls soccer coach Brian Thomas watched attentively as his team scrimmaged against each other one last time in the school's gymnasium before the team's big rematch against region foes Effingham County Monday afternoon.

March 23, 2015 | HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


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