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Prosecutors drop charges in Duke case, say athletes were victims of ’tragic rush to accuse’

RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina's top prosecutor dropped all charges Wednesday against the three former Duke lacrosse players accused of sexually assaulting a stripper at a party, saying the athletes were innocent victims of a ''tragic rush to accuse'' by an overreaching district attorney.

April 26, 2007 | By AARON BEARD Associated Press Writer | Nation


Laser etcher seeks to challenge traditional stickers to label produce

WASHINGTON - The days of peeling pesky stickers off apples and tomatoes may soon be over. A Georgia company is seeking federal approval for a laser that etches indelible but edible labels onto the skins of fruits and vegetables.

April 26, 2007 | By ANDREW BRIDGES Associated Press Writer | Nation


SCHS's coach Acree leaving for Randolph-Clay

It was the news nobody involved with the Screven County girls basketball program wanted to hear. Coach Jennifer Acree - who four years ago took a losing program and turned it into 2005 state runner up for region 3-AA- has decided to pack up and take over the storied program at Randolph-Clay High School in Cuthbert, GA.

April 26, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.net | Sports


Police Report - April 12

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.

April 26, 2007 | From staff reports | Crime Report


Astrograph 4/12

There is a strong probability you will go through some kind of weeding-out process when it comes to your long-term goals. Because you'll select fewer objectives, you'll be able to accomplish much more.

April 26, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 4/12

DEAR DR. GOTT: I have been diligently following your no-flour, no-sugar diet for several months and have not lost the weight you promised.

April 26, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 4/12

DEAR ABBY: I have a friend I'll call Jessica who has a major drinking problem. She is aware of it and asked me to help her because she's too embarrassed to get help from strangers. I am trying hard to help her without acting like a parent, but it's not easy.

April 26, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Strained Army extends Iraq tours to 15 months for active-duty soldiers

WASHINGTON - Stretched thin by four years of war, the Army is adding three months to the standard yearlong tour for all active-duty soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan, an unpopular step aimed at maintaining the troop buildup in Baghdad.

April 26, 2007 | By ROBERT BURNS AP Military Writer | Nation


Dear Abby 4/11

DEAR ABBY: My son, "Caleb," has a serious bullying problem. He is 14 and in ninth grade. His teacher has had to meet privately with me three times this week. Caleb will hit, bite, chew, spit on or slap the other students in the classroom. He has even hit his teacher.

April 25, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Girls Gone Wild videos founder surrenders

PENSACOLA, Fla. - The founder of the Girls Gone Wild video empire surrendered to federal marshals early Tuesday on contempt of court charges.

April 25, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


Astrograph 4/11

Involvements you have with clubs or organizations could be more valuable than they ever have been previously. The more exposure you have, the greater your chances for beneficial opportunities.

April 25, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 4/11

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am indebted to you for your keen advice. I put a bar of soap into a large jar of Vicks VapoRub, with the lid off, under the foot of my visiting mother-in-law's bed and, lo and behold, she was gone the next morning. Again, I thank you. You saved my marriage.

April 25, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Jackets get revenge on Gamecocks

BROOKLET - Fisher Strickland was 1-for-3 with two RBI and pitched a complete game as the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets avenged a 12-1 loss earlier in the season to region rival Screven County (9-7, 5-3 Region 3-AA) with an 8-4 win on Tuesday night.

April 25, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.net | Sports


Local Roundup: Gators complete comeback over MDS

Bulloch Academy scored fives runs in the bottom of the sixth, completing a 7-5 comeback win over Memorial Day School Tuesday.

April 25, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


Father of Anna Nicole Smith's daughter revealed

NASSAU, Bahamas - DNA tests show Anna Nicole Smith's former boyfriend Larry Birkhead is the father of her baby, and he emerged from a court hearing Tuesday to proclaim that his daughter would soon be home.

April 25, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


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Pistorius trial delayed over legal aide illness

PRETORIA, South Africa - The murder trial of Oscar Pistorius has been delayed until April 7 because one of the legal experts who will assist the judge in reaching a verdict is sick, abruptly ending expectations Friday that the double-amputee athlete was about to testify on his fatal shooting of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

March 28, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and GERALD IMRAY Associated Press | World


Congress backs bill to help cash-strapped Ukraine

WASHINGTON - Congress is close to sending President Barack Obama a bill to give $1 billion in loan guarantees to cash-strapped Ukraine and provide the administration broad authority to levy more sanctions on Russia for its annexation of Crimea.

March 28, 2014 | By DEB RIECHMANN and DONNA CASSATA Associated Press | World




NFL evaluates the Eagles at Pro Day

Georgia Southern's pro day used have a player, maybe two, and a handful of NFL scouts.

March 27, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Georgia Southern


SCD tops Lady Devils

A non-region game against a stellar Savannah Country Day squad proved to be too tall an order for the Statesboro girls soccer team as they dropped a 5-1 decision Thursday night at Womack Field.

March 27, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


College athlete union ruling raises plenty of questions

CHICAGO - Vince Dooley is sure relieved he's not running an athletic program these days.

March 27, 2014 | By MICHAEL TARM and PAUL NEWBERRY Associated Press | Sports


NCAA tournament roundup: Dayton still alive; Wisconsin cruises to Elite 8

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Jordan Sibert scored 18 points, Kendall Pollard added a season-high 12 and Dayton rolled past Stanford 82-72 on Thursday to make the NCAA tournament's Elite Eight for the first time since 1984.

March 27, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Local Roundup: SHS hosts 3-team tourney

The Statesboro Blue Devils played host to Effingham County and South Effingham in a golf tournament on Thursday at Forest Heights Country Club, with the Lady Devils placing first and the boys finishing second.

March 27, 2014 | From staff reports | Prep Sports 360


Harang hit hard in Braves debut

LAKELAND, Fla. - Aaron Harang made his Atlanta Braves debut, allowing six runs, including a long homer to Miguel Cabrera, while pitching into the sixth inning of a 9-3 loss to the Detroit Tigers on Thursday.

March 27, 2014 | By JEFF BERLINICKE Associated Press | Atlanta Braves - AP


Phil Mickelson shoots 77 in Texas Open

SAN ANTONIO - Long after the fog cleared at TPC San Antonio, Phil Mickelson remained shrouded in an increasingly alarming funk with the Masters two weeks away.

March 27, 2014 | By TIM PRICE Associated Press | Sports


Ga. soldier convicted of killing pregnant wife

An Army soldier accused of strangling his pregnant wife so he could pocket $500,000 in benefit money was convicted Thursday by a military judge in a case that hinged on dueling medical experts who couldn't agree on how the woman died.

March 27, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


‘Swing into Spring’ Friday at Mill Creek Regional Park

The Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department will host the 13th annual "Swing into Spring" celebration from 5-9 p.m. today at Mill Creek Regional Park.

March 27, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


A memorable spring break

Last week, while most students were vacationing in such exotic faraway places like Panama Beach, Daytona Beach or Hopeulikeit, Julie and I had the wonderful opportunity to run down to Sarasota, Florida, to see our daughter and family and our middle son, George, from California. For those of you who don't know the scenario, from the day after Thanksgiving to the day after Easter, Florida fills up like a test tube full of Snowbirds who eat everything in sight, drive like maniacs and play very bad golf.

March 27, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Police Report 3-28-14 - Someone ransacked a camper and took a thermostat

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. Arrest photos are available for viewing at statesboroherald.com/arrests/

March 27, 2014 | | Police Report


GOP hopefuls betting on mega donor in Vegas

LAS VEGAS - A slate of potential Republican presidential candidates is descending upon Las Vegas to court one of the GOP's most powerful patrons.

March 27, 2014 | By STEVE PEOPLES Associated Press | World


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