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CIA planning for al-Qaida ‘‘succession crisis’’

WASHINGTON - The U.S. is making ''a big and continual push'' to capture or kill al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, but his demise won't end the organization's menace, CIA Director Michael Hayden said Tuesday in an Associated Press interview.

June 11, 2008 | By PAMELA HESS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Five arrested in Statesboro marijuana bust

Five men suspected to be involved in hauling marijuana from Florida to sell in the Statesboro area are behind bars after Statesboro Police Department Crime Suppression Unit officers acted upon a tip about them having a shipment of drugs in town.

June 11, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Minor leaguer traded for 10 baseball bats in Texas

McALLEN, Texas - During three years in the low minors, John Odom never really made a name for himself until he got traded for a bunch of bats.

June 10, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN Associated Press Writer | National


Iran may be withholding info needed in nuke probe

VIENNA, Austria - Iran may be withholding information needed to establish whether it tried to make nuclear arms, the International Atomic Energy said Monday in an unusually strongly worded report.

June 10, 2008 | By GEORGE JAHN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Motorcycle group gives Bush his own leather jacket

WASHINGTON - Members of the Rolling Thunder motorcycling group roared into town for a White House visit Sunday, where they presented President Bush with his own cowhide vest jacket and pushed for increased veterans benefits.

June 10, 2008 | By CHRISTINE SIMMONS Associated Press Writer | Washington


No more Fedspeak on further interest rate cuts

WASHINGTON - Sounding a gong couldn't have made it clearer. Federal Reserve officials are putting out the word that further interest rate cuts are unlikely.

June 10, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


YouTube suit called threat to online communication

NEW YORK - A $1 billion copyright infringement lawsuit challenging YouTube's ability to keep copyrighted material off its popular video-sharing site threatens how hundreds of millions of people exchange all kinds of information on the Internet, YouTube owner Google Inc. said.

June 10, 2008 | By LARRY NEUMEISTER Associated Press Writer | National


Studio Statesboro Vodcast

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Monday May 26, 2008

June 10, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


US uses bullets ill-suited for new ways of war

WASHINGTON - As Sgt. Joe Higgins patrolled the streets of Saba al-Bor, a tough town north of Baghdad, he was armed with bullets that had a lot more firepower than those of his 4th Infantry Division buddies.

June 10, 2008 | By RICHARD LARDNER Associated Press Writer | Washington


No. Va. county sees signs of change amid crackdown

WOODBRIDGE, Va. - Business at Pedro Vargas' store, Club Video Mexico, has slid so steeply that only eight people walked through the door one day last month.

June 10, 2008 | By KAREN MAHABIR Associated Press Writer | National


Scientists test brain pacemakers for depression

WASHINGTON - It's a new frontier for psychiatric illness: Brain pacemakers that promise to act as antidepressants by changing how patients' nerve circuitry fires.

June 10, 2008 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Washington


Plenty of ’For Sale’ signs but actual sales lagging

WASHINGTON - Like spring flowers, the ''For Sale'' signs are sprouting in front yards all over the country. But anxious sellers are facing the most brutal environment in decades, with a slumping economy, falling home prices and rising mortgage foreclosures.

June 10, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER Associated Press Writer | Washington


12-year-old W.Va. girl stung by scorpion at store

BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va. - One young shopper at a Wal-Mart in West Virginia had to watch out for more than falling prices.

June 10, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Sheriff: Guns found near bodies in California home

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. - Authorities said Monday they found two handguns with the decomposed bodies of five family members discovered in a home overlooking the ocean in a wealthy, gated Orange County community.

June 10, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Better bug repellants studied

WASHINGTON - Researchers have identified seven possibilities for the next generation of mosquito repellant, some of which may work several times longer than the current standard-bearer, DEET. The next step: safety testing to make sure they're not harmful.

June 10, 2008 | By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID AP Science Writer | Washington


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Grace Gardens creates a happy new home for seniors

Renee Kalloniatis became the owner of Grace Gardens in June 2014.

January 13, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Locally Owned


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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