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Braves keep it local in 2007 MLB draft

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves continued to lean on local talent when they made Henry County High School outfielder Jason Heyward their first-round pick in Thursday's amateur baseball draft.

June 22, 2007 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Anaheim takes home the Stanley Cup

ANAHEIM, Calif. - The Anaheim Ducks were born on the silver screen and came of age by capturing the shiniest of silver cups.

June 22, 2007 | By IRA PODELL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Astrograph 6/8

You could become involved with a new project or venture that has a lot of promising potential. However, it can only be moved forward if you have the right type of people working on it with you. Get rid of deadbeats.

June 22, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


G-8 leaders call for ’substantial global emissions reductions’ in climate agreement

HEILIGENDAMM, Germany - Group of Eight leaders including President Bush agreed Thursday to call for substantial global emissions reductions to fight global warming and cited a goal of a 50 percent cut by 2050.

June 22, 2007 | By CLAUDIA KEMMER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Observers differ on whether fame bought Paris Hilton a special get-out-of-jail-soon card

LOS ANGELES - The judge said she'd get no breaks. The sheriff said she'd do her time. Even Paris Hilton said she was ready to face her sentence.

June 22, 2007 | By LINDA DEUTSCH AP Special Correspondent | Nation


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


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College athlete union ruling raises plenty of questions

CHICAGO - Vince Dooley is sure relieved he's not running an athletic program these days.

March 27, 2014 | By MICHAEL TARM and PAUL NEWBERRY Associated Press | Sports


NCAA tournament roundup: Dayton still alive; Wisconsin cruises to Elite 8

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Jordan Sibert scored 18 points, Kendall Pollard added a season-high 12 and Dayton rolled past Stanford 82-72 on Thursday to make the NCAA tournament's Elite Eight for the first time since 1984.

March 27, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Local Roundup: SHS hosts 3-team tourney

The Statesboro Blue Devils played host to Effingham County and South Effingham in a golf tournament on Thursday at Forest Heights Country Club, with the Lady Devils placing first and the boys finishing second.

March 27, 2014 | From staff reports | Prep Sports 360


Harang hit hard in Braves debut

LAKELAND, Fla. - Aaron Harang made his Atlanta Braves debut, allowing six runs, including a long homer to Miguel Cabrera, while pitching into the sixth inning of a 9-3 loss to the Detroit Tigers on Thursday.

March 27, 2014 | By JEFF BERLINICKE Associated Press | Atlanta Braves - AP


Phil Mickelson shoots 77 in Texas Open

SAN ANTONIO - Long after the fog cleared at TPC San Antonio, Phil Mickelson remained shrouded in an increasingly alarming funk with the Masters two weeks away.

March 27, 2014 | By TIM PRICE Associated Press | Sports


Ga. soldier convicted of killing pregnant wife

An Army soldier accused of strangling his pregnant wife so he could pocket $500,000 in benefit money was convicted Thursday by a military judge in a case that hinged on dueling medical experts who couldn't agree on how the woman died.

March 27, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


‘Swing into Spring’ Friday at Mill Creek Regional Park

The Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department will host the 13th annual "Swing into Spring" celebration from 5-9 p.m. today at Mill Creek Regional Park.

March 27, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


A memorable spring break

Last week, while most students were vacationing in such exotic faraway places like Panama Beach, Daytona Beach or Hopeulikeit, Julie and I had the wonderful opportunity to run down to Sarasota, Florida, to see our daughter and family and our middle son, George, from California. For those of you who don't know the scenario, from the day after Thanksgiving to the day after Easter, Florida fills up like a test tube full of Snowbirds who eat everything in sight, drive like maniacs and play very bad golf.

March 27, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Police Report 3-28-14 - Someone ransacked a camper and took a thermostat

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. Arrest photos are available for viewing at statesboroherald.com/arrests/

March 27, 2014 | | Police Report


GOP hopefuls betting on mega donor in Vegas

LAS VEGAS - A slate of potential Republican presidential candidates is descending upon Las Vegas to court one of the GOP's most powerful patrons.

March 27, 2014 | By STEVE PEOPLES Associated Press | World


Security firms watch social media for feisty fans

As Minnesota Vikings fans were getting ready for the final game at the Metrodome last December, officials at Whelan Security noticed social media chatter suggesting some of the faithful might rush the field and try to steal a piece of history.

March 27, 2014 | By LUKE MEREDITH Associated Press | World


Obama tells Pope Francis he is a 'great admirer'

VATICAN CITY - President Barack Obama called himself a "great admirer" of Pope Francis as he sat down at the Vatican Thursday with the pontiff he considers a kindred spirit on issues of economic inequality. Their nearly hourlong first meeting comes as Obama's administration remains deeply split with the church over abortion and contraception.

March 27, 2014 | By JIM KUHNHENN and NICOLE WINFIELD Associated Press | World


New testing deal

NEW YORK - Baseball players and management hope to reach a new drug agreement this week that would increase initial penalties for muscle-building steroids and allow a decrease of suspensions for some positive tests caused by unintentional use, people familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.

March 26, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Prep Sports Spotlight

Chase Kirkland, Portal

March 26, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Braves reel in Fish

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Julio Teheran struck out nine over six innings in his final tuneup for opening day and the Atlanta Braves defeated the Miami Marlins 9-2 on Wednesday.

March 26, 2014 | By GUY CURTRIGHT Associated Press | Atlanta Braves - AP


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