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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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Pirates clinch playoff spot, beat Braves 3-2

ATLANTA - Gerrit Cole retired the final 17 hitters he faced, and the surging Pittsburgh Pirates clinched a spot in the playoffs with a 3-2 win over the free-falling Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night.

September 23, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Airstrikes in Syria and Iraq are just the start

WASHINGTON - The one-two-three punch of American and Arab airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq was just the beginning, President Barack Obama and other leaders declared Tuesday. They promised a sustained campaign showcasing a rare U.S.-Arab partnership aimed at Muslim extremists.

September 23, 2014 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR and BASSEM MROUE Associated Press | World


Georgia Southern Theatre presents 'Race; a Play'

The Theatre & Performance program at Georgia Southern University kicks off its 2014-2015 season Wednesday with David Mamet's "Race; a Play" in the Center for Art & Theatre's Black Box Theatre.

September 23, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


A 'Band Blast' at Southeast Bulloch

Seven high school marching bands from around southeast Georgia will be at Southeast Bulloch High School Saturday for the inaugural "Band Blast."

September 23, 2014 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local


BA looking to stay fresh despite 11 game slate

The Bulloch Academy Gators already have five games in the books, but more than half of their schedule is still in front of them.

September 23, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Georgia begins run of 7 SEC games with Tennessee

ATHENS - Coming off a game that was little more than a glorified scrimmage, Georgia is getting serious again.

September 23, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | UGA


What's next for Braves in GM search?

ATLANTA - For the first time in nearly a quarter-century, the Atlanta Braves are searching for a general manager.

September 23, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Outdoor Life: Rule No. 1 is safety first

The fall hunting season is rolling along with squirrel, dove and archery deer hunting seasons already in full swing and firearms season for deer just around the corner.

September 23, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Ryder Cup: an uneven ledger in Europe's favor

GLENEAGLES, Scotland - Paul McGinley is not trying to reinvent the wheel at the Ryder Cup. He just wants to keep Europe rolling.

September 23, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Woman dies in I-16 wreck

A Sandersville woman was killed in a single-vehicle accident Monday on Interstate 16.

September 23, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Luke Bryan Farm Tour to aid in scholarships

Georgia Southern University alumnus and famed country singer Luke Bryan will visit the region during his annual Farm Tour at Perry Field on Wednesday, Oct. 8, near Claxton. A portion of the proceeds from the tour will provide scholarships for Georgia Southern students.

September 23, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local




Districts in Florida, Georgia split school prize

ORLANDO, Fla. - In a first for the largest education award given to public schools nationwide, jurors decided to split the $1 million Broad Prize between two urban districts - a past winner with an established record in Georgia and an up-and-coming district showing recent gains in Florida.

September 22, 2014 | By MIKE SCHNEIDER Associated Press | Local


Prosecutor: 800 rounds found in intruder case

WASHINGTON - Investigators found more than 800 rounds of ammunition, a machete and two hatchets in the car of the former soldier accused of scaling the White House fence and sprinting inside while carrying a knife, a federal prosecutor said Monday. President Barack Obama was "obviously concerned" about the weekend incident, a spokesman said.

September 22, 2014 | By PETE YOST and ALICIA A. CALDWELL Associated Press | Nation


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Jim Hull: Retail future is promising in Statesboro

The owners of the Statesboro Mall and three Statesboro shopping centers, Jim Hull and Barry Storey, have announced the formation of two new entities, Hull Property Group and BLS Holdings Group LL, with the goal of allowing each individual the opportunity to pursue specialized interests.

September 22, 2014 | | Business


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