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California Supreme Court rules employers can fire workers for using medical marijuana

SAN FRANCISCO - Employers can fire workers found to have used medical marijuana even if it was legally prescribed, the California Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

February 08, 2008 | By PAUL ELIAS Associated Press Writer | National


Officials say Kremlin critic’s bid for presidential race is invalid; formal ruling due

MOSCOW - The only liberal Kremlin critic in Russia's presidential race stands to be kept off the ballot because tens of thousands of signatures on his nominating petitions were forgeries, election officials said Thursday.

February 08, 2008 | By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated Press Writer | World


Spain says police moved against Islamic suicide cell even though it lacked bombs

MADRID, Spain - Police acting on a tipoff that a radical Islamic group was plotting suicide attacks in Barcelona moved against the cell last week even though it had not amassed enough explosives to make bombs, Spain's police chief said Thursday.

February 08, 2008 | By DANIEL WOOLLS Associated Press Writer | World


Obama says blacks shouldn’t blame Clintons

KINGSTREE, S.C. - Democrat Barack Obama said Thursday that black voters should not object to criticisms being aimed at him by presidential rival Hillary Rodham Clinton and her husband, a sign of cooling campaign rhetoric before Saturday's primary in South Carolina.

February 08, 2008 | By CHARLES BABINGTON Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Liberal group plans yearlong anti-Bush campaign; goal is to deny positive legacy

WASHINGTON - A liberal advocacy group plans to spend $8.5 million in a drive to ensure that President Bush's public approval doesn't improve as his days in the White House come to an end.

February 08, 2008 | By JIM KUHNHENN Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Congress, treasury secretary announce deal on tax rebates, business breaks to boost economy

WASHINGTON - Congressional leaders announced a deal with the White House Thursday on an economic stimulus package that would give most tax filers refunds of $600 to $1,200, and more if they have children.

February 08, 2008 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


EPA chief faces lawmakers, defends greenhouse gas waiver denial

WASHINGTON - The head of the EPA stood firm Thursday against a chorus of congressional criticism over his refusal to allow California and more than a dozen other states to impose greenhouse gas reductions on cars and trucks.

February 08, 2008 | By ERICA WERNER | Washington


US General says Afghan air force won’t be ready for combat for 6 or 7 years

WASHINGTON - The U.S. general in charge of rebuilding Afghanistan's decimated air corps said Thursday that it will be at least 2013 before the force is ready to fly combat missions now done by foreign airmen.

February 08, 2008 | By PAULINE JELINEK Associated Press Writer | Washington


Public service ads air late or not at all

WASHINGTON - Don't do drugs, don't smoke and don't drink. Do get plenty of exercise, mentor a child and give money to your local charity.

February 08, 2008 | By JOHN DUNBAR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Cities could get more money to curb violent crime

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration offered Thursday to pump $200 million into U.S. cities next year to combat violent crime, winning tepid support from mayors who want to see more cops on the street.

February 08, 2008 | By LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Brazil to send extra police, environmental agents to reduce Amazon deforestation

BRASILIA, Brazil - Brazil will combat rising deforestation in the Amazon by sending extra federal police and environmental agents to areas where illegal clearing of the rain forest jumped dramatically last year, officials said Thursday.

February 08, 2008 | By MARCO SIBAJA Associated Press Writer | World


Ask Dr. Gott 1/25

DEAR DR. GOTT: Recently you had a column regarding a gentleman who described breathlessness, exercise intolerance and faintness. I had these exact symptoms before I was diagnosed with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). In simple terms, this means high blood pressure of the lungs. The vessels in the lungs thicken and constrict to the point that the right side of the heart becomes unable to pump blood into them. Untreated, the right side of the heart "fails," leading to congestive heart failure, such as I had.

February 08, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Police Report - January 25

(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.)

February 08, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Standing drops as Giuliani spends money, time in must-win Florida

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. - Rudy Giuliani splurged on Florida, lavishing time and money on a high-risk gamble that the state would vault him to the Republican presidential nomination.

February 08, 2008 | By LIZ SIDOTI and JENNIFER LOVEN Associated Press Writers | Campaign 2008


As Senate takes up eavesdropping bill, Bush opens wiretapping documents to House members

WASHINGTON - Ending months of resistance, the White House has agreed to give House members access to secret documents about its warrantless wiretapping program, a congressional official said Thursday.

February 08, 2008 | By PAMELA HESS Associated Press Writer | Washington


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No. 12 Georgia hoping for smoother test vs. Vols

ATHENS - No. 12 Georgia begins a stretch of seven straight Southeastern Conference games with a team that seemed to take all the steam out of the Bulldogs a year ago.

September 26, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | UGA


Blue Devils upended by Brunswick

Friday night featured the 50th anniversary of Statesboro's 'homeless' 1964 squad finally making its first appearance on Womack Field.

September 26, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Phillies edge Braves, 5-4

PHILADELPHIA - Jonathan Papelbon made his first appearance in Philadelphia since he made a lewd gesture as he left the field, closing out the Phillies' 5-4 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night with a scoreless ninth inning.

September 26, 2014 | By AARON BRACY Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Local Roundup: Screven wins defensive battle

LOUISVILLE - The Screven County Gamecocks were shut out for three quarters, but scored twice in the fourth quarter and escaped with a 12-7 win over Jefferson County in the region opener for both teams.

September 26, 2014 | From staff reports | Prep Sports 360


Europe leads Ryder Cup after first round

GLENEAGLES, Scotland - The start of this Ryder Cup was a lot like how the last one ended.

September 26, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Tony Stewart comforted by support of NASCAR family

DOVER, Del. - Tony Stewart's walk back to his motorhome was halted by a pair of old friends. Two longtime NASCAR participants stopped Stewart not far from his car for a lengthy chat in the Dover garage.

September 26, 2014 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


With rap star Ludacris, Georgia gov. taps unlikely partner

RIVERDALE, Ga. - A campaign event without political chatter seems about as likely as Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal and rapper Ludacris sharing a stage.

September 26, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Sheila Raye Charles, daughter of music icon Ray Charles, to perform in Statesboro

Sheila Raye Charles, daughter of the musical giant and legendary singer and composer Ray Charles, will perform live Saturday at Eastern Heights Baptist Church.

September 26, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Trinity Episcopal kicks off year of benefit concerts Saturday

Statesboro's Trinity Episcopal Church begins another year of benefit concerts for the local community, with the first concert scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday

September 26, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


College of Business among Newsweek top 12

The Georgia Southern University College of Business Administration was recently named one of Newsweek's 12 Top Business Schools of 2014. The recognition comes on the helm of the College being named as one of the nation's Top 30 Best Online MBA Programs by BestColleges.com

September 26, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Business


40 East Grill - Perfect place for a great meal and a great time

This month, Heath Robinson and his team will celebrate their second anniversary at his signature restaurant - 40 East Grill in downtown Statesboro.

September 26, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Locally Owned




Ga. Ports chief: Savannah port can surpass NY

SAVANNAH - Coming off a year of record-smashing growth, Georgia's top ports executive said Thursday he's convinced the Port of Savannah can someday overtake New York as the busiest seaport for containerized cargo on the East Coast.

September 25, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Vandals strike Nevils cemetery

Vandalism of gravesites in a Nevils-area cemetery have Bulloch County sheriff's investigators seeking the public's help in finding the culprits.

September 25, 2014 | From staff reports | Local




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