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Graduation rates calculated differently across America

WASHINGTON - If Congress doesn't get the job done, Education Secretary Margaret Spellings says she'll consider using her authority to require states to report high school graduation rates in a more uniform and accurate way.

November 25, 2007 | By NANCY ZUCKERBROD AP Education Writer | Nation


Nebraska case illustrates patterns in teacher sex abuse cases

LEXINGTON, Neb. - Back in August, the rumor around Lexington Middle School was that 25-year-old math teacher Kelsey Peterson had a boyfriend - a 13-year-old former student.

November 25, 2007 | By OSKAR GARCIA Associated Press Writer | Nation


Combat wounds have lifelong effects on marriages and families

STOCKTON, Calif. - The telegram that arrived on Nov. 15, 1969, was not pessimistic: ''Private First Class Johnny O Brooks was slightly wounded in action.''

November 25, 2007 | By JULIET WILLIAMS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Congress could burn tobacco industry with big tax increase

WASHINGTON - Congress is taking new whacks at the cigarette industry, banning tobacco sales in Senate buildings and - more importantly - seeking a significant federal tax increase on cigarettes.

November 25, 2007 | By CHARLES BABINGTON Associated Press Writer | Nation


Stagehands go on strike, shutting down most Broadway shows

NEW YORK - Broadway stagehands went on strike Saturday, shutting down more than two dozen plays and musicals on what is the most popular theatergoing day of the week.

November 25, 2007 | By MICHAEL KUCHWARA AP Drama Writer | Nation


Another way to use frequent flier miles: Volunteering

ATLANTA - Melinda Irwin already travels plenty, so using the frequent flier miles piling up in her Delta Air Lines Inc. SkyMiles account for more airplane tickets didn't really appeal to her.

November 25, 2007 | By DANIEL YEE Associated Press Writer | Nation


US ranks among worst modernized nations for infant mortality despite recent improvements

The rate at which infants die in the United States has dropped substantially over the past half-century, but broad disparities remain among racial groups, and the country stacks up poorly next to other industrialized nations.

November 25, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Authorities say police officer is a suspect in wife’s disappearance

JOLIET, Ill. - Kathleen Savio tried to get someone to believe that her life was in danger.

November 25, 2007 | By DON BABWIN Associated Press Writer | Nation


What makes a hero? Loyalty counts along with bravery

ALBANY, N.Y. - An infantryman charges a pillbox in the face of enemy fire. A firefighter rushes up the stairwell of a burning skyscraper as office workers flee. A teacher shields her student from a schoolyard gunman with her body.

November 25, 2007 | By MICHAEL HILL Associated Press Writer | Nation


Missing 9-year-old southwest Mo. girl found dead in sinkhole, law enforcement official says

NEOSHO, Mo. - A 9-year-old girl who had been missing for a week was found dead Friday in a sinkhole, authorities said.

November 24, 2007 | By MARCUS KABEL Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bridge 11/09

English golfer Harry Vardon, he of the Vardon grip, said, "More matches are lost through carelessness at the beginning than any other cause."

November 24, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Army says new disaster-relief helicopter overheats, isn’t safe to fly on hot days

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Army is spending $2.6 billion on hundreds of European-designed helicopters for homeland security and disaster relief that turn out to have a crucial flaw: They aren't safe to fly on hot days, according to an internal report obtained by The Associated Press.

November 24, 2007 | By AARON C. DAVIS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Consumer confidence plunges to lowest reading since Gulf Coast hurricanes of 2005

WASHINGTON - Consumer confidence plunged in early November to the lowest level since Hurricane Katrina battered the Gulf Coast and sent oil prices soaring in 2005.

November 24, 2007 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Nation


Merck agrees to $4.85 billion settlement over pain medication Vioxx

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Merck & Co. said Friday it will pay $4.85 billion to end thousands of state and federal lawsuits over its painkiller Vioxx in one of the largest drug settlements ever.

November 24, 2007 | By LINDA A. JOHNSON AP Business Writer | Nation


Dear Abby 11/10

DEAR ABBY: I have a 30-year-old daughter who was happily married to a man she loved. My daughter and son-in-law worked in information technology for many years and did well at it. Because of their intensive work schedules they decided to start a family only last year. When my daughter conceived, our families were overjoyed.

November 24, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


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Specialized air company flew Ebola victims to US

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Two weeks ago, Dent M. Thompson, vice president of Phoenix Air, received an interesting phone call while he was on vacation in the mountains of North Carolina.

August 08, 2014 | By ERNIE SUGGS The Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Local


First United Methodist Church paves the way for future development

The final wall of a motel demolition project came down recently on a South Main Street property next to, and owned by, Statesboro First United Methodist Church, paving the way for future development by the church and simultaneously contributing to the ongoing South Main improvement project.

August 08, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Lady Blue Devils open 2014 season

The Statesboro High softball team opens up play today in hopes that a good mix of returning starters and up-and-coming talent is the key to getting things on track.

August 08, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Statesboro High looking for answers at RB, QB

It's safe to say that football is a bit of an institution at Statesboro High.

August 08, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Rory roars to lead with 67

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - On a soggy day at Valhalla, Rory McIlroy put himself in a familiar position: leading the PGA Championship.

August 08, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: Fishing the Satilla

Are you looking for a different sort of fishing trip where the scenery is spectacular, the boat traffic is minimal and the action is hot?

August 08, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Meet Georgia Southern student-athletes at the mall

Join Georgia Southern student-athletes Saturday at the Statesboro Mall and get a chance to win Eagles football tickets.

August 08, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Evans County Centennial Tribute set for Sunday

The Evans County Centennial Tribute Event, complete with dignitaries, music, historical presentations and a giant Evans County 100th birthday cake, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Joyce NeSmith Auditorium on U.S. Highway 280 in Claxton.

August 08, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Healthy lunches may be winning over students

A new study from Bridging the Gap reports holes in previously released research claiming major losses in a new healthy lunch program.

August 08, 2014 | By NICOLE SHEPARD Deseret News National | Hot topics


3 homeless dead in Atlanta TB outbreak

ATLANTA - Three homeless people have died in the tuberculosis outbreak involving Atlanta shelters, public health officials say.

August 08, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


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


WHO: Ebola outbreak is a public health emergency

LONDON - The World Health Organization on Friday declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa to be an international public health emergency that requires an extraordinary response to stop its spread.

August 08, 2014 | By MARIA CHENG AP Medical Writer | World


Obama's Iraq aim: Contain, not destroy, extremists

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's new military strategy in Iraq amounts to trying to contain - not destroy - the Islamic militant group that now controls much of the country's northern region. That leaves open the questions of how deeply the U.S. will be drawn into the sectarian conflict, and whether airstrikes alone can stop the militants' momentum.

August 08, 2014 | By ROBERT BURNS and LARA JAKES AP National Security Writers | Nation


Israel, Hamas resume fire after 3-day Gaza truce

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Gaza militants resumed rocket attacks on Israel on Friday, refusing to extend a three-day truce after Egyptian-brokered talks between Israel and Hamas on a new border deal for blockaded Gaza hit a deadlock.

August 08, 2014 | By KARIN LAUB and MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH Associated Press | World




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