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Long-ago prison talk about killing chief justice triggered FBI probe that went nowhere

WASHINGTON - It could have been just idle chitchat among bored prison inmates. The problem was, they weren't your average inmates, and the subject of their threatening chatter was the chief justice of the United States.

August 02, 2007 | By LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Quake-damaged nuclear plant in Japan shut, leak worse than thought; auto plants closed

KASHIWAZAKI, Japan - An earthquake-wracked nuclear power plant was ordered closed indefinitely Wednesday amid growing anger over revelations that damage was much worse than initially announced and mounting international concern about Japan's nuclear stewardship.

August 02, 2007 | By ERIC TALMADGE Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bridge 7/19

At the Peek Freans 14th Asia & Middle East Bridge Championships in Karachi, Pakistan, two months ago, the senior teams final looked to be an easy win for India, who led over Pakistan after 40 of the 60 boards by 109 international match points to 62. But a stirring final session for Pakistan left the score at 143-143.

August 02, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Brazilian plane crashes in Sao Paulo, killing 189, amid fears toll could climb

SAO PAULO, Brazil - The pilot of an airliner that burst into flames after trying to land on a short, rain-slicked runway apparently tried to take off again, barely clearing rush-hour traffic on a major highway. The death toll rose Wednesday to 189 and could climb higher.

August 02, 2007 | By STAN LEHMAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Police Report - July 19

Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.

August 02, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Senate scuttles legislation ordering troop withdrawals from Iraq

WASHINGTON - Senate Republicans scuttled a Democratic proposal ordering troop withdrawals from Iraq in a showdown Wednesday that capped an all-night debate on the war.

August 02, 2007 | By ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press Writer | Nation


Federal grand jury in Virginia indicts Michael Vick

RICHMOND, Va. - Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick was indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury on charges related to illegal dogfighting.

August 02, 2007 | By HANK KURZ Jr. AP Sports Writer | Sports


Astrograph 7/19

Although you might have thought that seeds sown in the past had fallen on barren soil, the year ahead will dispute this belief. You're apt to be pleasantly surprised by the harvest some old efforts produce now.

August 02, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Students set new record numbers for summer 2007 classes at GSU

A record number of students attended summer session classes at Georgia Southern University in 2007 as nearly 1,000 additional students opted to enroll in more than 950 courses offered over the last two months. Final summer statistics show that the record number 8,830 students enrolled for a record number 59,085 credit hours, a 12.7 percent increase in students and 13.3 percent increase in credit hours from the same time period in 2006.

August 01, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Astrograph 7/18

There is a strong possibility that advancement can be made in your chosen field of endeavor, but it might happen more by happenstance than by skill alone. It could come about through a unique chain of events.

August 01, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 7/18

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a 61-year-old female and have gone through menopause. I've been told by a gynecologist and primary doctor that I have a yeast infection. They both prescribed antibiotics for me, and the antibiotics didn't help my condition. I would greatly appreciate your advice on this ongoing problem.

August 01, 2007 | By Dr. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Reds squeak by 6-5, Braves drop second straight

ATLANTA - In his 20th start of the season, Bronson Arroyo finally found his 2006 All-Star form.

August 01, 2007 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Police Report - July 18

Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.

August 01, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Extra servings of fruits, vegetables fail to prevent breast cancer’s return

CHICAGO - Hopes that a diet low in fat and chock-full of fruits and vegetables could prevent the return of breast cancer were dashed Tuesday by a large, seven-year experiment in more than 3,000 women.

August 01, 2007 | By CARLA K. JOHNSON Associated Press Writer | Nation


Senate to debate Iraq around the clock as lawmakers spar over

WASHINGTON - Senate Democrats refused to flinch Tuesday as the chamber moved toward a rare, all-night session of debate on legislation to bring troops home this fall.

August 01, 2007 | By ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press Writer | Nation


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'Team Building and worship'

Almost 800 coaches and high school football players hit the muddy, soggy fields of Georgia Southern University's campus for six days of intense training, both physical and spiritual.

August 10, 2014 | Julie Lavender Herald Writer | Local


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk - Three cool ways to enjoy summer watermelon

Where there's watermelon, there's usually a good time. They instantly take a beach trip or picnic to the next level. Georgia may be the Peach State, but we're also among the leading five states in the U.S. that consistently produce watermelons.

August 10, 2014 | Rebekah Faulk | Columnists/Editorials


McIlroy wins PGA in thrilling show on soggy turf

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The challenge finally arrived for Rory McIlroy, and he was better than ever Sunday to win the PGA Championship.

August 10, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Nationals score 3 runs in 11th, beat Braves 4-1

ATLANTA - A long rain delay and extra innings tested the Washington Nationals' mental and physical strength.

August 10, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Tony Stewart pulls out of race after crash that killed competitor

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - Tony Stewart pulled out of the NASCAR race at Watkins Glen Sunday, 12 hours after the three-time champion struck and killed a sprint car driver who had climbed from his car and was on the darkened dirt track trying to confront Stewart during a race in upstate New York.

August 10, 2014 | By JOHN KEKIS and JOHN WAWROW AP Sports Writers | World




Rory leads — barely

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Rory McIlroy played the kind of golf Saturday that typically would put him in control at a major championship. Staked to a one-shot lead in the PGA Championship, he made three birdies over his last four holes for a 4-under 67.

August 09, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Falcons rookie OL Matthews impresses Smith

FLOWERY BRANCH - Jake Matthews' first live NFL action gives Atlanta coach Mike Smith reason to think the No. 6 overall draft pick has potential to become an elite player.

August 09, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Local Roundup: Lady Devils split season opener

The Statesboro Lady Blue Devils opened their 2014 campaign with a high-scoring shootout, splitting a doubleheader with visiting North Cobb Christian on Saturday at Mill Creek.

August 09, 2014 | From staff reports | Prep Sports 360


As bombs fall over Iraq, old emotions rise in US

It was supposed to be over, America's war in Iraq. So all the old emotions boiled up anew as Americans absorbed the news that U.S. bombs were again striking targets in the nation where the United States led an invasion in 2003, lost almost 4,500 troops in the fight to stabilize and liberate it and then left nearly three years ago.

August 09, 2014 | By JESSE WASHINGTON AP National Writer | Local


Ban on aquifer banking expires

JEKYLL ISLAND - The underground aquifer that coastal Georgia relies on for its main source of drinking water was considered so pristine that state lawmakers 15 years ago declared it off-limits to well drillers looking for a place to stash extra water for use in periods of drought.

August 09, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Statesboro Scouts make NM trek

Statesboro-based Boy Scouts of America Troop 342, and other Scouts and their leaders from the Coastal Georgia Council, recently went on a life-changing summer trek through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains at Philmont Scout Ranch near Cimarron, New Mexico.

August 09, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


On fruit production, the Jesus way

"Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing … But if you remain in me and my words remain in you, you may ask for anything you want, and it will be granted! When you produce much fruit, you are my true disciples. This brings great glory to my Father." (John 15:5-8)

August 09, 2014 | Marcus Toole | Columnists/Editorials


How does county spend our $?

(Note: The following is the second of two columns from Bulloch County resident Ruth Green outlining her concerns with some county government issues. The first column ran in Wednesday's Statesboro Herald.)

August 09, 2014 | Dr. Ruth Green | Columnists/Editorials


Upshaw leads rushers at Georgia Southern scrimmage

It's fair to say that after Georgia Southern's first fall scrimmage, there's competition for the quarterback spot.

August 09, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Georgia Southern


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