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Pianist, jazz great Oscar Peterson dies at 82

TORONTO (AP) _ Oscar Peterson, whose speedy fingers, propulsive swing and melodic inventiveness made him one of the world's best known and influential jazz pianists, has died. He was 82.

January 08, 2008 | By ROB GILLIES Associated Press Writer | World


Israeli military prosecutors uphold use of cluster bombs during last year's war in Lebanon

JERUSALEM - The Israeli army on Monday said it will not press charges against officers who ordered the use of cluster bombs during last year's war in Lebanon, brushing off international criticism that the weapons unnecessarily put Lebanese civilians at risk.

January 08, 2008 | By JOSEF FEDERMAN Associated Press Writer | World


Iraqi officials say that Iran wants to hold ambassadorial-level talks with U.S. over Iraq

BAGHDAD -Iran wants to renew high-level talks with U.S. officials on security in Iraq, insisting that discussions take place between ambassadors and not lower-level functionaries, Iraqi officials said Monday.

January 08, 2008 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA and BRADLEY BROOKS Associated Press Writers | World


FCC chief defends changes in media ownership rules while others warn of wave of mergers

WASHINGTON -The Republican chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is disputing Democratic assertions that a new rule loosening restrictions on media ownership is full of loopholes and will lead to a wave of mergers and fewer choices for consumers.

January 08, 2008 | By JOHN DUNBAR Associated Press Writer | National


Robbery suspect is shot and wounded at suburban Atlanta shooting mall

DECATUR - A robbery suspect was shot and wounded by police in the parking lot outside a suburban Atlanta mall on Monday, authorities said.

January 08, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Cincinnati archdiocese turns to online collection baskets as source for weekly tithing

CINCINNATI - No cash for the collection basket at church? No problem.

January 08, 2008 | | National


Study says many parents of fat children are in denial about their youngsters' weight

DETROIT - A startling number of parents may be in denial about their youngsters' weight.

January 08, 2008 | By DAVID RUNK Associated Press Writer | National


A cheerful Christmas in Bethlehem

BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) - Gloom was banished from Christmas celebrations in Bethlehem for the first time in years on Monday as Christian pilgrims from all over the world flocked here to celebrate Jesus' birth in an atmosphere of renewed tranquility.

January 08, 2008 | The Associated Press | Nation


Pakistan election campaign intensifies as opposition leaders criticize Musharraf

SUKKUR, Pakistan - Pakistan's opposition leaders fanned out across the country Monday, lashing out at President Pervez Musharraf and telling thousands of people at raucous political rallies to vote for change.

January 08, 2008 | By ASHRAF KHAN Associated Press Writer | World


Decades later, the notion that crack is far more dangerous than cocaine is widely disputed

BOSTON - During some of the bloodiest years of the drug wars of the 1980s, crack was seen as far more dangerous than powdered cocaine, and that perception was written into the sentencing laws. But now that notion is under attack like never before.

January 08, 2008 | By DENISE LAVOIE Associated Press Writer | National


Candidates court vote of Kenya's Muslim minority in nation's closest election ever

KIBERA, Kenya - In the Kenyan slum of Kibera these days, the ancient cadences of the Muslim call to prayer compete with election propaganda blaring from loudspeakers.

January 08, 2008 | By KATHARINE HOURELD Associated Press Writer | World


Bush makes holiday phone calls to U.S. troops around the world

WASHINGTON - President Bush made Christmas Eve calls to 10 U.S. troops serving in Iraq, Afghanistan and other spots around the world, thanking them for their sacrifice and wishing them a happy holiday even though they'll be far away from their families and friends.

January 08, 2008 | By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer | National


Leader of Iraq's Catholics urges emigrants to return in Christmas message

BAGHDAD - The spiritual leader of Iraq's Catholics made a Christmas appeal Monday for all those who have fled Iraq to return and help rebuild their shattered homeland, acknowledging that fear still persists even as the country enjoys one of its most peaceful holiday seasons in years.

January 08, 2008 | By ELENA BECATOROS Associated Press Writer | World


Virginia Tech victims' families lobby for state changes in gun, mental health laws

RICHMOND, Va. - As he sat in a hospital, watching blood ooze from his son Colin's gunshot wounds, Andrew Goddard negotiated with a higher power: Let my son live, and I will do what I can to spare another parent this torture.

January 07, 2008 | By KRISTEN GELINEAU Associated Press Writer | National


Beauty salons enlisted in fight against domestic violence

NEW YORK - At the Divas beauty salon, Spanish-language talk shows play on the TV, blow driers and scissors are at the ready and customers chat about everything from men to money to jobs.

January 07, 2008 | By CRISTIAN SALAZAR Associated Press Writer | National


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Little Pink Dress Party to benefit breast cancer foundation

Walker Pharmacy & Boutique and Chops on Main are sponsoring a Little Pink Dress Party that will raise funds to support the Statesboro/Bulloch County Breast Cancer Foundation.

October 07, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro sleep apnea clinic offers free screenings

Sleep Apnea Treatment Centers of America is celebrating Sleep Apnea Awareness Week by offering free screenings through Monday at its Fair Road location.

October 07, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Tales from the Tomb is Thursday night

Fewer than 40 tickets remain for the 2014 Tales from the Tomb, the annual living history project of the Bulloch County Historical Society. Ticket sales end by 3 p.m. Thursday, or earlier if all tickets are sold.

October 07, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


2 Bulloch County sex offenders jailed for failure to report new addresses

Two convicted sex offenders are behind bars after Bulloch County sheriff's deputies learned that they failed to comply with laws mandating they notify authorities when they move, according to the sheriff's office.

October 07, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch County man arrested on meth charges

A call about a suspicious vehicle ended up leading to a methamphetamine arrest Sunday, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

October 07, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


October 7 - Mary Richey Dickerson, 86, died Sunday, October 5, 2014.

Mary Richey Dickerson

October 06, 2014 | | Obituaries


Florida freshman QB faces sexual assault allegation

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Florida freshman Treon Harris went from potentially becoming the starting quarterback to being suspended indefinitely in a matter of hours Monday.

October 06, 2014 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | Sports


SEB Portal begin postseason

A season that started in the oppressive heat of August is cranking up the pressure just as the temperatures are cooling off.

October 06, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Gators sweep through first round of playoffs

Bulloch Academy pounded out 21 hits in two games to overpower Westwood Monday at Gator Alley in the opening round of the GISA Class AAA softball playoffs.

October 06, 2014 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


Falcons falter again

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Quarterback Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons have improved their red zone efficiency, statistically speaking, from last year.

October 06, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Goodyear to blame for tire troubles?

It's impossible to be perfect, to always get everything right and never fail at all.

October 06, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Georgia Southern PAC preps for first performance of 2014-2015 season

Georgia Southern University's Performing Arts Center, 847 Plant Drive, will present Sweet Honey in the Rock's 40th Anniversary Tour on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. as its first performance of the 2014-2015 season.

October 06, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Supreme Court clears the way for gay marriage expansion

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court unexpectedly cleared the way Monday for a dramatic expansion of gay marriage in the United States and may have signaled that it's only a matter of time before same-sex couples can marry in all 50 states.

October 06, 2014 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | Nation


Rhetoric heats up in Georgia governor's race

ATLANTA - The campaign stops featured warm and fuzzy, feel-good settings, but the candidates for Georgia governor pounded each other rhetorically on Monday as voter registration closed and they prepared for their first head-to-head debate.

October 06, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Perdue defends career amid outsourcing report

ATLANTA - Georgia Republican Senate candidate David Perdue said Monday he's proud of his career, pushing back against critics who say the former CEO cared more about the bottom line than employees and arguing bad government policies - not outsourcing - are to blame for domestic job losses.

October 06, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


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