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Arab nations are reluctant to back Iraqi government despite their fears of U.S. withdrawal

AMMAN, Jordan - America's Arab allies fear a quick U.S. departure would plunge Iraq into chaos. But despite U.S. appeals for help this week, the Arabs are reluctant to boost support for Iraq's Shiite-led government, fearing it would increase the influence of their regional rival, Iran.

August 17, 2007 | By ROBERT H. REID Associated Press Writer | Nation


Fisher-Price to recall almost a million toys worldwide because of lead in paint

WASHINGTON - Toy-maker Fisher-Price is recalling 83 types of toys - including the popular Big Bird, Elmo, Dora and Diego characters - because their paint contains excessive amounts of lead.

August 17, 2007 | By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO and NATASHA T. METZLER Associated Press Writers | Nation


Congress embraces disclosure of earmarks and lobbyists’ fundraising

WASHINGTON - The Senate voted Thursday to make lawmakers disclose more about their efforts to fund pet projects and raise money from lobbyists, a move some called the biggest advance in congressional ethics in decades.

August 17, 2007 | By CHARLES BABINGTON Associated Press Writer | Nation


Russian mini-sub plants flag on Arctic Ocean seabed, returns dive under North Pole ice

MOSCOW - Two deep-diving Russian mini-submarines descended more than 2 1/2 miles under North Pole ice to stake a flag on the ocean floor Thursday, part of a quest to bolster Russian claims to much of the Arctic's oil-and-mineral wealth.

August 17, 2007 | By DOUGLAS BIRCH Associated Press Writer | Nation


Astrograph 8/2

If you play your opportunities right, the year ahead could be one of your more fortunate periods both materially and personally. Remain optimistic through thick and thin, and you'll capitalize on Dame Fortune's offerings.

August 16, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 8/2

DEAR DR. GOTT: Perhaps you would address a problem I have: nasal polyps. They are so severe that the polyps block off my nasal passages completely and have to be removed surgically with a high-speed cutting tool with suction. This has been going on for about six years, and removal must be done as often as every six to 15 months. There doesn't appear to be any cure, just cutting them out when they become too large and block my breathing. I have had allergy testing done and nothing major showed up. I hope you know more about this ...

August 16, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 8/2

DEAR ABBY: I am a 79-years-young woman living in my own home with my 84-year-old husband, "Jack." Jack was an avid gardener who enjoyed tending our large yard full of roses, fruit trees, and a variety of flowers and vegetables. During the past year, however, Jack's health has deteriorated and he can no longer do much around our home.

August 16, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Iraq’s largest Sunni Arab bloc withdraws from government; Baghdad bombings kill 70

BAGHDAD - Iraq's largest Sunni Arab political bloc announced its withdrawal from the government Wednesday, undermining efforts to seek reconciliation among the country's rival factions, and three bombings in Baghdad killed at least 70 people.

August 16, 2007 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA and SINAN SALAHEDDIN Associated Press Writers | Nation


Fear of greater risk driving investors more than actual risk, as credit markets weaken

NEW YORK (AP) - The widening fallout in the U.S. mortgage industry has reminded investors of a risk they had forgotten: the fear of risk itself.

August 16, 2007 | By DAN SEYMOUR Associated Press Writer | Nation


After 6 years, experimental electrodes let brain-injured man speak, eat again, report says

NEW YORK - He was beaten and left for dead one night in a robbery while walking home in 1999. His skull was crushed and his brain severely damaged. The doctor said if he pulled through at all, he'd be a vegetable for the rest of his life.

August 16, 2007 | By MALCOLM RITTER AP Science Writer | Nation


Former Defense Secretary Rumsfeld takes no responsibility for misinformation in Tillman case

WASHINGTON - Ex-Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and other top former Pentagon brass denied any cover-up and rejected personal responsibility Wednesday for the military's bungled response to Army Ranger Pat Tillman's friendly-fire death in Afghanistan.

August 16, 2007 | By ERICA WERNER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bridge 8/2

Norman Fischer, a poet and Zen Buddhist priest, said, "We all need to have a creative outlet -- a window, a space -- so we don't lose track of ourselves."

August 16, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Portal enthusiastic at first practice

Spirits were high as the Portal Panthers took the practice field for the first time this fall as coach Justin Chester and his staff started evaluating his team and filling in the holes on the depth chart on an overcast and damp Wednesday on the PHS campus.

August 16, 2007 | | Sports


Police Report - August 1

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.

August 16, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Teixeira homers in Braves debut

ATLANTA - Mark Teixeira hit a three-run homer and drove in four runs in his Atlanta debut Wednesday night, leading the Braves to a 12-3 victory over the Houston Astros.

August 16, 2007 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


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Statesboro's Fashion for Compassion event to benefit Georgia's Princess Ball

The third annual Fashion for Compassion event inside the Emma Kelly Theater at the Averitt Center for the Arts takes place at 6 p.m. Friday. This has become the January First Friday event in recent years.

December 30, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Wreckage, bodies reveal jet's fate days after it disappeared

PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia - Family members of those aboard AirAsia Flight 8501 collapsed in agony Tuesday as images of debris and a bloated body flashed across Indonesian television screens, proof that the plane crashed into the sea two days earlier with 162 people on board.

December 30, 2014 | By DEWI NURCAHYANI and ROBIN McDOWELL Associated Press | Associated Press


Great service, prices, gems keys to success of Bernard's Jewelers

When Bernard and Patricia Olliff opened Bernard's Jeweler's in Statesboro more than 40 years ago, they never dreamed their little jewelry store would become the success it is today.

December 15, 2014 | | Locally Owned


B&R Treasures & Treats is a must see store

B&R Treasures & Treats is a must see store in downtown Statesboro.

November 18, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Locally Owned


Sack Company's dedication to service is what sets them apart

Sack Company Maintenance's dedication to extraordinary service is what sets them apart from their competition. They accomplish this through a unique combination of a highly trained workforce and superior equipment. Each SCM, Inc. technician is EPA certified and cross-trained in HVAC and refrigeration.

November 13, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Locally Owned


When should I refinance my home mortgage?

There are three options to consider when refinancing:

September 10, 2014 | Special to the Herald | News 4U


Customer service is Forest Heights Pharmacy’s first priority

Forest Heights Pharmacy, located at 4439 Country Club Road, was founded by the late Joel Sikes in 2006. He was a long time Brooklet resident. Joel sold the business to Ben Ross in 2008 after he became ill. Ben is a second generation pharmacist/pharmacy owner who grew up working in his dad's pharmacy, Ross Drug, in Sylvania. Ben, his wife, Lauren and their two girls, Lanie and Lucy Kate, are active Bulloch County residents.

August 26, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Locally Owned


Business Review - 180 fitness has commitment to fitness and wellness

In 2006, Angie Hitchens and Brandon Blair founded 180 fitness. Angie had managed Gold's Gym for 10 years prior to its closing and Brandon was an employee of Gold's. Together they have a commitment at 180 to bring our community together through fitness and wellness.

August 12, 2014 | | Locally Owned


Business Review - Rest easier with Southeastern Alarm

Located in Statesboro, with over forty years of industry experience, since 1973, Bulloch County natives Lewis Spivey and Arthur Allen, Jr. own Southeastern Alarm & Technologies, Inc. Southeastern Alarm is the only full time locally owned and operated alarm company in Bulloch County.

August 08, 2014 | | Locally Owned


Willingway, Georgia Southern conference will update addiction treatment methods

For Dr. Al Mooney, Director of Addiction Medicine and Recovery at Willingway, one of the key factors that distinguishes this week's Addiction Update Conference is its "focus on the solutions rather than the problems."

June 22, 2014 | Special to the Herald | News 4U


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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