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Death toll from Congo plane crash rises to at least 50; transport minister fired

KINSHASA, Congo - Congo fired its transport minister Friday as emergency workers extinguished the last flames from a plane crash in the capital and found still more bodies in the wreckage. The death toll climbed to at least 50, officials said.

October 20, 2007 | By EDDY ISANGO Associated Press Writer | Nation


Medical examiner speaks of pressure around boot camp teen’s death

PANAMA CITY, Fla. - Intense pressure from then-Gov. Jeb Bush, civil rights activists and attorneys for a dead teen's parents did not influence the conclusions of the second autopsy on the boy, the doctor who performed it testified Friday.

October 20, 2007 | By MELISSA NELSON Associated Press Writer | Nation


Federal project helps schoolchildren bike to school

DECATUR, Ga. - When Amy Lovell dropped off her son at school, she had to make sure the fifth-grader didn't leave without his french horn.

October 20, 2007 | By DANIEL YEE Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bush defends treatment of terrorism suspects, says US ’does not torture’

WASHINGTON - President Bush defended his administration's methods of detaining and questioning terrorism suspects on Friday, saying they are both successful and lawful.

October 20, 2007 | By JENNIFER LOVEN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Rice orders overhauls of security practices for U.S. diplomatic convoys in Iraq

WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has ordered an overhaul of U.S. Embassy security practices in Iraq, tightening government oversight of diplomatic convoys escorted by private security contractors following the Blackwater USA shooting incident in which 13 Iraqis were killed in Baghdad.

October 20, 2007 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press Writer | Nation


Astrograph 10/6

The year ahead could hold many wonderful opportunities for you. But in order to be totally successful with them, only the highest standards must be used. Do things in accordance with your lofty ideals at all times.

October 20, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Franklin, Waters honored with parties

Virginia Anne Franklin and Bill Waters were entertained both prior to and after their wedding, which took place at the bride's home on August 18, 2007.

October 20, 2007 | | Wedding Planner


Bridge 10/6

Muriel Fox said, "Women and men have to fight together to change society - and both will benefit.... Partnership, not dependence, is the real romance in marriage."

October 20, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Library Literacy Program helps adults learn to read

At 55 years of age, many people dream of the day they will retire. Some make plans to travel and see the world. Still others in their golden years want to continue working in their careers.

October 20, 2007 | By JENNY LYNN ANDERSON Special to the Herald | Local


Dear Abby 10/5

DEAR ABBY: It has recently come to my attention that my doctor was married for almost 20 years and divorced his wife to marry a much younger woman. I am upset over this because I feel he just threw her away after she had four children with him.

October 19, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Myanmar junta chief willing to meet with opposition leader Suu Kyi — but with conditions

YANGON, Myanmar - Hoping to deflect outrage over images of soldiers gunning down protesters, Myanmar's hard-line leader announced Thursday he is willing to talk with detained democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi - but only if she stops calling for international sanctions.

October 19, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Bridge 10/5

George Herbert, a Welsh poet who died in 1633, said, "You must lose a fly to catch a trout."

October 19, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


BA hopes to avoid upset

According to the most recent Georgia Independent School Association (GISA) Coaches Poll, Bulloch Academy is the king of the mountain in Class AA football and the Brentwood Eagles come to Statesboro tonight to try and knock them off.

October 19, 2007 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


Aging Japan eyes cutting-edge robot technology to help senior citizens with routine tasks

TOKYO - If you grow old in Japan, expect to be served food by a robot, ride a voice-recognition wheelchair or even possibly hire a nurse in a robotic suit - all examples of cutting-edge technology to care for the country's rapidly graying population.

October 19, 2007 | By HIROKO TABUCHI Associated Press Writer | Nation


House passes legislation making all contractors in Iraq subject to prosecution by U.S. courts

WASHINGTON - The House passed a bill Thursday that would make all private contractors working in Iraq and other combat zones subject to prosecution by U.S. courts. It was the first major legislation of its kind to pass since a deadly shootout last month involving Blackwater employees.

October 19, 2007 | By ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press Writer | Nation


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Trout, Strasburg giving playoffs a fresh new look

So, is this the year of Buck Showalter, Bryce Harper and a Beltway Series? Or perhaps Albert Pujols, Yasiel Puig and a Freeway Series? Maybe a Bay Area matchup or something from the Show Me State.

September 29, 2014 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Bulloch Telephone expanding fiber to businesses

Bulloch Telephone Cooperative was established in 1954 and is the only locally owned Telecommunications Company in Bulloch County.

September 29, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Business


Final deal to start dredging Savannah harbor close

SAVANNAH - Within two weeks, officials expect to sign a cost-sharing deal with the federal government that's needed to start deepening the busy shipping channel to the Port of Savannah, the Georgia Ports Authority's top executive said Monday, meaning construction could begin within a few months on the $706 million project state officials have pursued for 15 years.

September 29, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Defense, prosecutors preview Atlanta school cheating cases

ATLANTA - Prosecutors said Monday that 12 former Atlanta Public Schools educators and administrators cheated, lied and stole as part of a widespread but cleverly disguised conspiracy to inflate state test scores that affected thousands of students. Defense attorneys countered in their opening statements that their clients were committed educators but made enemies of former colleagues who are now lying about their involvement in cheating.

September 29, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Studies fault warming in much of 2013 wild weather

WASHINGTON - Scientists looking at 16 cases of wild weather around the world last year see the fingerprints of man-made global warming on more than half of them.

September 29, 2014 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | Nation


Halloween party to benefit literacy foundation

A Halloween party scheduled for Oct. 24 will benefit efforts to boost childhood literacy.

September 29, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Herald writer wins coveted spot at Guideposts workshop

Statesboro Herald writer and columnist Julie Lavender was recently named one of 12 winners of the Guideposts 2014 Writers Workshop Contest. Lavender submitted four stories for consideration and was chosen to fill one of the coveted spots for the workshop, held every other year.

September 29, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


September 30 - Donald Lynn “Donnie” Harley Sr., 60, of Sylvania, died September 28, 2014.

Donald Lynn "Donnie" Harley Sr.

September 29, 2014 | | Obituaries


2nd person dies after Highway 119 wreck

A second person has died from injuries sustained in a Friday evening crash on Georgia Highway 119, according to Georgia State Patrol Trooper Hunter Oglesby.

September 29, 2014 | From staff reports | Local




'Gone With the Wind,' 75 years later

The Associated Press

September 28, 2014 | The Associated Press | Life


Miles-Stewart

Plans have been finalized for the wedding of Taylor ReAnn Miles, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Reggie Dale Miles of Hazlehurst, and William Bradford Stewart, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Moore Stewart Jr. of Statesboro.

September 28, 2014 | | Weddings


Living with Children with John Rosemond: Helicopter parenting helps no one

A second-grade teacher writes: "I teach in a very competitive school where parents have developed a 'mob mentality' for bullying administrators and teachers. They have gone beyond helicopter parenting to Apache Blackhawk parenting."

September 28, 2014 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Georgia Southern's McKinnon helps Vikings beat Falcons

MINNEAPOLIS - Teddy Bridgewater got hurt before he could finish a fine first NFL start.

September 28, 2014 | By DAVE CAMPBELL Associated Press | Sports


Rich-Zeigler

Mr. and Mrs. Robin Rich of Statesboro are proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Hannah Elizabeth Rich, to Jacob Todd Zeigler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Perry Zeigler of Statesboro.

September 28, 2014 | | Weddings


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