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Justices question school-diversity plans; race and education back in Supreme Court

WASHINGTON - A half century after the Supreme Court outlawed state-sponsored school segregation, five of nine justices indicated Monday that school systems may run afoul of the Constitution by using students' race to promote diversity.

December 19, 2006 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bridge 12/05

Do you have a friend who would like to learn bridge? Or someone who knows the very basic elements but little else? If so, get her or him "Bridge for Dummies" by Eddie Kantar (Wiley Publishing). It has been republished in an improved version with, thankfully, hand diagrams that look like those in newspapers and magazines. Kantar writes with a humorous pen. And the bidding is up-to-date with 15-17 no-trumps, weak two-bids and limit raises.

December 19, 2006 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Oklahoma State and Xavier move into Top 25, Tech hangs in there

UCLA and Pittsburgh held onto Nos. 1 and 2 in The Associated Press' college basketball poll released Monday. The following three spots, however, were reshuffled by upsets.

December 19, 2006 | By JIM O'CONNELL AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Local Roundup: BA junior varsity splits DEA doubleheader

Bulloch Academy's 2006-07 junior varsity basketball program got mixed reviews on its opening night Monday.

December 19, 2006 | From staff reports | Sports


Trail ride for pets to be held December 16

A trail ride and fun day Dec. 16 won't cost a thing, except a can or two of dog or cat food to donate to the Statesboro-Bulloch County Animal Shelter.

December 19, 2006 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch County Indictments — presiding Superior Court Judge F. Gates Peed

The following were indicted on listed charges and appeared Wednesday, Nov. 29, for arraignment before Bulloch County Superior Court Judge F. Gates Peed:

December 19, 2006 | | Local


Ask Dr. Gott 12/05

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am 76 years old, and in the last year I have developed moles or brown spots on my back, neck and in my hair. They itch and are raised. My doctor just pooh-poohs me and doesn't give me any satisfaction to my questions.

December 19, 2006 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Astrograph 12/05

Circumstances could present themselves where you will develop far better relationships with certain people who are important to you. It might take some adjustment on your part, but it'll be worth it.

December 19, 2006 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


First heart valves grown from amnio stem cells, offering hope for defect repairs in babies

CHICAGO - Scientists for the first time have grown human heart valves using stem cells from the fluid that cushions babies in the womb - offering a revolutionary approach that may be used to repair defective hearts in the future.

December 18, 2006 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Nation


Big drop in gasoline pushes consumer costs down for second month

WASHINGTON - A big drop in gas prices pushed consumer costs down for a second straight month, and factories staged a modest rebound - signs the Federal Reserve is managing to stem inflation without pushing the country into recession.

December 18, 2006 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Nation


Bush says lessons of Vietnam suggest patience needed in Iraq

HANOI, Vietnam - Visiting a land where America suffered military defeat, President Bush urged patience for positive results in Iraq on Friday and tried to stiffen global resolve to challenge a nuclear-armed North Korea.

December 18, 2006 | By TERENCE HUNT AP White House Correspondent | Nation


Cartees celebrate 50 years of marriage

December 18, 2006 | | Anniversaries


Fighting breaks out in area of Iraq where 5 security contractors were seized

BAGHDAD, Iraq - British ground forces and U.S. military helicopters fought with gunmen Friday in southern Iraq where four American security contractors and their Austrian co-worker were abducted in a convoy hijacking near the Kuwait border.

December 18, 2006 | By WILL WEISSERT Associated Press Writer | Nation


Odds & Ends 11/17

Beauty queen gives up her title to don army attire

December 18, 2006 | The Associated Press | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 11/22

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a 53-year-old wife and mother with a question. I have read that after one year without having a period, I do not have to be concerned about birth control anymore. How exact is that? At what time can I be absolutely sure that I do not need to use birth control of any kind? I have never had a permanent form of sterilization performed and am anxiously awaiting the day when I have no need for any birth control.

December 18, 2006 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


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Bulloch Academy Gators 'Striking Out Alzheimer's'

Students around the state are ready to get back to school, but 16 teams from around south Georgia are already on the softball diamond as Bulloch Academy hosted the first day of the third annual Miriam Burnette Memorial "Striking out Alzheimer's" tournament Wednesday on the grounds of Georgia Southern University.

July 30, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


With stars departed, QB questions starting to pile up

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Quarterback battles and signal-caller questions abound in the Southeastern Conference going into preseason camps around the league.

July 30, 2014 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Woods wants more Firestone memories

AKRON, Ohio - Tiger Woods finds out over the next two weeks if his season is over or just getting started.

July 30, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


US economy grew at strong 4 percent rate in spring

WASHINGTON - After a dismal winter, the U.S. economy sprang back to life in the April-June quarter, growing at a fast 4 percent annual rate on the strength of higher consumer and business spending.

July 30, 2014 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Nation


Statesboro Christian Bookstore to close Saturday

Statesboro Christian Bookstore will close for the last time Saturday.

July 30, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Braves lose 8-4 to streaking Dodgers

LOS ANGELES - Tommy La Stella put together his second straight three-hit game and fourth since making his major league debut in late May. Freddie Freeman broke out of his slump, too. Their offense just wasn't enough to keep Atlanta's winning streak going.

July 30, 2014 | By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves




Matt Ryan teaching, adjusting to new faces on offense

FLOWERY BRANCH - Matt Ryan is expanding his leadership role to include teaching young players and other newcomers in his seventh training camp with the Falcons.

July 29, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Woods faces 2 big weeks that shape rest of season

AKRON, Ohio - The landmark at Firestone Country Club is among the most popular in America, a massive water tower in the shape of a golf ball on a tee.

July 29, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Willoughby gets to work with Portal Panthers

PORTAL - No matter the expectations, the preseason preparations rarely change for the Portal Panthers.

July 29, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Column: NCAA may not be bumbling idiots after all

Two down, one big one to go.

July 29, 2014 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist | Sports


Unaccompanied youths enroll in Dalton schools

DALTON - The challenges presented by an influx of unaccompanied children and youths from Central America streaming across the southern border into the United States have reached Dalton.

July 29, 2014 | By JEFF HARRISON The (Dalton) Daily Citizen | Local


Girl struck by plane on Florida beach dies

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - A 9-year-old girl who was struck by a plane that crash-landed on a beach while she vacationed with her family has died from her injuries, law enforcement officials in Florida said Tuesday.

July 29, 2014 | By TAMARA LUSH Associated Press | Local


Outdoor Life: Fishing - don't get hooked

If I ever write a book I'll call it "Truths, Half Truths and Downright Lies," mainly because I can't remember which category all my little adventures fall under.

July 29, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Family escapes burning Claxton home

A family of seven escaped a fire early Monday morning caused by food left cooking, Evans County Fire Chief Andy Sikes said.

July 29, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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