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Pop song, billboards seek to overcome fear of census after decades of war in Liberia

SELEGA, Liberia - The deep distrust of government created by years of war is evident in Liberian villages like this one, where people don't understand why census workers have been chalking numbers on every house, lean-to, hut and shack.

April 04, 2008 | By RUKMINI CALLIMACHI | Associated Press


Boyfriend of Kansas woman apparently stuck to toilet is charged with mistreating her

NESS CITY, Kan. - A man whose girlfriend authorities say spent nearly two years in a bathroom in their house, sitting on the toilet so long that the seat adhered to her body, has been charged with mistreatment of a dependent adult.

April 04, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Army, Marines call on Navy electronic specialists to defeat roadside bombs in Iraq

CORRY STATION NAVY BASE, Fla. - Navy Lt. Mark Dye hadn't seen combat before a helicopter dropped him at the deadliest forward operating base for roadside bomb attacks in northern Iraq with an urgent task.

April 04, 2008 | By MELISSA NELSON Associated Press Writer | National


Feds probe SC Highway Patrol after videos show racial slur, suspects hit by cars

COLUMBIA, S.C. - A federal investigation was launched into the South Carolina Highway Patrol after dashboard camera videos showed a trooper using a racial slur and two others ramming their cruisers into fleeing suspects, a prosecutor said Thursday.

April 04, 2008 | By MEG KINNARD Associated Press Writer | National


Southern Calif. woman shot to death while on phone with 911 dispatcher

WEST COVINA, Calif. - A woman was asking a 911 dispatcher for help when her pleas were interrupted by gunshots, then silence. She was shot to death.

April 04, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Towns across Midwest brace for more flooding as rivers continue to rise from heavy storms

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Residents warily watched as rivers continued to rise Thursday from heavy storms that dumped as much as a foot of rain in the Midwest and left behind more than a dozen deaths.

April 04, 2008 | By DOUG WHITEMAN Associated Press Writer | National


Even Palestinians’ beloved keffiyeh feels the heat of Chinese imports

HEBRON, West Bank - Yasser Herbawi once supplied much of the West Bank and Gaza with black-and-white checkered scarves, the proud emblem of Palestinian identity made famous by the late Yasser Arafat.

April 03, 2008 | By KARIN LAUB and DALIA NAMMARI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Justices question California law blocking use of state money for union activities

WASHINGTON - Supreme Court justices questioned Wednesday whether a state should be able to prohibit employers from using state money to influence employees' views on unions in their workplace.

April 03, 2008 | By ERICA WERNER Associated Press Writer | Washington


The Eagles Nest: GSU sets NCAA home run record

The Eagles Nest for Wednesday, March 19.

April 03, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | The Eagles Nest - 07-08


Disclosed schedules show Clinton’s day-to-day activities as first lady

WASHINGTON - Hillary Rodham Clinton kept her schedule packed when allegations exploded that her husband had an affair with an intern, according to papers released Wednesday that show her daily activities as first lady, her travels abroad and the legal woes that dogged the Clintons in the White House.

April 03, 2008 | By CALVIN WOODWARD Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Obama tries to halt damage from pastor’s comments, encourages US to break ‘‘racial stalemate’’

PHILADELPHIA - Barack Obama confronted the nation's racial divide head-on Tuesday, tackling both black grievance and white resentment in a bold effort to quiet a campaign uproar over race and his former pastor's incendiary statements.

April 03, 2008 | By NEDRA PICKLER and MATT APUZZO Associated Press Writers | Campaign 2008


Georgian president gets boost from Bush toward NATO membership

WASHINGTON - President Bush assured Georgia's president Mikhail Saakashvili on Wednesday that he will press at the NATO summit next month to put Georgia on track for membership in the alliance.

April 03, 2008 | By DESMOND BUTLER Associated Press Writer | Washington


President Bush urges patience with Iraq as war enters 6th year

WASHINGTON - Five years after launching the invasion of Iraq, President Bush strongly signaled Wednesday that he won't order troop withdrawals beyond those already planned because he refuses to ''jeopardize the hard-fought gains'' of the past year.

April 03, 2008 | By JENNIFER LOVEN Associated Press Writer | Washington


France’s Sarkozy drops legal complaint over article about his love life

PARIS - French President Nicolas Sarkozy has dropped his legal case against a magazine that claimed he tried to win back his ex-wife while planning for his February wedding, the leader's new bride said.

April 03, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Lawmakers back Benazir Bhutto loyalist as Pakistan’s first female parliament speaker

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Legislators elected Pakistan's first female speaker of parliament Wednesday, seating a follower - and lookalike - of assassinated former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.

April 03, 2008 | By STEPHEN GRAHAM Associated Press Writer | Washington


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Super Bowl the final act of NFL's worst season

PHOENIX - Domestic violence. Questionable discipline. Player safety. Confusing officiating. Deflated footballs.

January 31, 2015 | By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer | Sports


Laird takes 3-stroke lead

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Martin Laird watched the ball disappear into the cup on the par-3 16th hole and put some elbow grease into his fist pump.

January 31, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Hawks blow lead, but hang on for 19th in a row

ATLANTA - Al Horford scored 23 points, including a tying basket after Philadelphia took its first lead late in the game, and the Atlanta Hawks recovered after squandering a 21-point lead to beat the 76ers 91-85 on Saturday night and stretch their franchise-record winning streak to 19 games.

January 31, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bulloch Academy splits with HHC

Jaylen Tolliver scored a game-high 21 points to lead Bulloch Academy to a 66-55 victory over Hilton Head Christian Academy Saturday afternoon.

January 31, 2015 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360




Hawks down Blazers, winning streak now at 18

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks overcame 37 points by Portland's LaMarcus Aldridge to extend their franchise-record winning streak to 18 games by beating the Trail Blazers 105-99 on Friday night.

January 30, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Seattle repeat a scary prospect for rest of NFL

PHOENIX - Here are some scary thoughts for the rest of the NFL:

January 30, 2015 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Flu hospitalizations of elderly hit record high, CDC says

NEW YORK - Some new evidence this is a particularly bad flu season: Flu-related hospitalizations of the elderly are the highest since the government started tracking that statistic nine years ago.

January 30, 2015 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Cost pressure intensifies for Plant Vogtle

ATLANTA - The delays and cost overruns are piling up for a new plant near Waynesboro that was supposed to prove nuclear energy can be built affordably.

January 30, 2015 | By RAY HENRY Associated Press | Associated Press


Romney not running: Former GOP nominee out of 2016 race

WASHINGTON - Mitt Romney ended his rollercoaster return to presidential politics on Friday, declaring his party would be better served by the "next generation of Republican leaders" and concluding his unlikely comeback as suddenly as it began.

January 30, 2015 | By STEVE PEOPLES Associated Press | Associated Press


Newberry: Has Ferry been punished enough for comments?

Danny Ferry can only watch from afar, surely with plenty of satisfaction at the juggernaut he created, undoubtedly offset by a sense of melancholy that he's not along for the ride.

January 30, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Djokovic defeats Wawrinka, will face Murray in finals

MELBOURNE, Australia - Novak Djokovic reached a fifth Australian Open final, avenged a long and arduous loss to Stan Wawrinka and ensured he'd renew an old rivalry with Andy Murray.

January 30, 2015 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Victim's mother leaves as gory images shown at Hernandez trial

FALL RIVER, Mass. - The mother of the man who former New England Patriots standout Aaron Hernandez is accused of killing was overcome with emotion Friday as a prosecutor showed the jury graphic photos of her son's body at the industrial park where he was found.

January 30, 2015 | By MICHELLE R. SMITH Associated Press | Sports


B&R Accounting & Taxes can help in tax season and all year

Marc and Danielle Nauts are the owners of B&R Accounting & Taxes at 45 East Main Street. They share office space with their other company, B&R Treasures & Treats.

January 19, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Locally Owned


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


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