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Pianist, jazz great Oscar Peterson dies at 82

TORONTO (AP) _ Oscar Peterson, whose speedy fingers, propulsive swing and melodic inventiveness made him one of the world's best known and influential jazz pianists, has died. He was 82.

January 08, 2008 | By ROB GILLIES Associated Press Writer | World


Israeli military prosecutors uphold use of cluster bombs during last year's war in Lebanon

JERUSALEM - The Israeli army on Monday said it will not press charges against officers who ordered the use of cluster bombs during last year's war in Lebanon, brushing off international criticism that the weapons unnecessarily put Lebanese civilians at risk.

January 08, 2008 | By JOSEF FEDERMAN Associated Press Writer | World


Iraqi officials say that Iran wants to hold ambassadorial-level talks with U.S. over Iraq

BAGHDAD -Iran wants to renew high-level talks with U.S. officials on security in Iraq, insisting that discussions take place between ambassadors and not lower-level functionaries, Iraqi officials said Monday.

January 08, 2008 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA and BRADLEY BROOKS Associated Press Writers | World


FCC chief defends changes in media ownership rules while others warn of wave of mergers

WASHINGTON -The Republican chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is disputing Democratic assertions that a new rule loosening restrictions on media ownership is full of loopholes and will lead to a wave of mergers and fewer choices for consumers.

January 08, 2008 | By JOHN DUNBAR Associated Press Writer | National


Robbery suspect is shot and wounded at suburban Atlanta shooting mall

DECATUR - A robbery suspect was shot and wounded by police in the parking lot outside a suburban Atlanta mall on Monday, authorities said.

January 08, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Cincinnati archdiocese turns to online collection baskets as source for weekly tithing

CINCINNATI - No cash for the collection basket at church? No problem.

January 08, 2008 | | National


Study says many parents of fat children are in denial about their youngsters' weight

DETROIT - A startling number of parents may be in denial about their youngsters' weight.

January 08, 2008 | By DAVID RUNK Associated Press Writer | National


A cheerful Christmas in Bethlehem

BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) - Gloom was banished from Christmas celebrations in Bethlehem for the first time in years on Monday as Christian pilgrims from all over the world flocked here to celebrate Jesus' birth in an atmosphere of renewed tranquility.

January 08, 2008 | The Associated Press | Nation


Pakistan election campaign intensifies as opposition leaders criticize Musharraf

SUKKUR, Pakistan - Pakistan's opposition leaders fanned out across the country Monday, lashing out at President Pervez Musharraf and telling thousands of people at raucous political rallies to vote for change.

January 08, 2008 | By ASHRAF KHAN Associated Press Writer | World


Decades later, the notion that crack is far more dangerous than cocaine is widely disputed

BOSTON - During some of the bloodiest years of the drug wars of the 1980s, crack was seen as far more dangerous than powdered cocaine, and that perception was written into the sentencing laws. But now that notion is under attack like never before.

January 08, 2008 | By DENISE LAVOIE Associated Press Writer | National


Candidates court vote of Kenya's Muslim minority in nation's closest election ever

KIBERA, Kenya - In the Kenyan slum of Kibera these days, the ancient cadences of the Muslim call to prayer compete with election propaganda blaring from loudspeakers.

January 08, 2008 | By KATHARINE HOURELD Associated Press Writer | World


Bush makes holiday phone calls to U.S. troops around the world

WASHINGTON - President Bush made Christmas Eve calls to 10 U.S. troops serving in Iraq, Afghanistan and other spots around the world, thanking them for their sacrifice and wishing them a happy holiday even though they'll be far away from their families and friends.

January 08, 2008 | By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer | National


Leader of Iraq's Catholics urges emigrants to return in Christmas message

BAGHDAD - The spiritual leader of Iraq's Catholics made a Christmas appeal Monday for all those who have fled Iraq to return and help rebuild their shattered homeland, acknowledging that fear still persists even as the country enjoys one of its most peaceful holiday seasons in years.

January 08, 2008 | By ELENA BECATOROS Associated Press Writer | World


Virginia Tech victims' families lobby for state changes in gun, mental health laws

RICHMOND, Va. - As he sat in a hospital, watching blood ooze from his son Colin's gunshot wounds, Andrew Goddard negotiated with a higher power: Let my son live, and I will do what I can to spare another parent this torture.

January 07, 2008 | By KRISTEN GELINEAU Associated Press Writer | National


Beauty salons enlisted in fight against domestic violence

NEW YORK - At the Divas beauty salon, Spanish-language talk shows play on the TV, blow driers and scissors are at the ready and customers chat about everything from men to money to jobs.

January 07, 2008 | By CRISTIAN SALAZAR Associated Press Writer | National


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Coffee jolts Blue Devils

DOUGLAS - An already rough season for Statesboro sustained another body blow Friday night as No. 5 Coffee dismantled the Blue Devils by a count of 35-7.

October 03, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Fredi Gonzalez staying as Braves manager

ATLANTA - Fredi Gonzalez figured it would be a while before he learned his future with the Atlanta Braves.

October 03, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Blalock, Douglas out of Falcons' game at Giants

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Coach Mike Smith says the Atlanta Falcons aren't concerned about the injuries that have reshuffled their offensive line.

October 03, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


OTC, city collaborate on firefighter training

Ogeechee Technical College and the city of Statesboro recently entered into an agreement that will facilitate a Firefighter I program to train those seeking to enter fire service.

October 03, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


'Go green' at annual GreenFest

Georgia Southern University's Center for Sustainability is preparing for a full day of "going green" during its second annual GreenFest on Saturday from 9 a.m. to

October 03, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Former GOP candidate backs Libertarian for Ga. governor

SMYRNA, Ga. - A former Republican candidate for governor announced his support for the Libertarian candidate on Friday, arguing that neither major party candidate represents conservative values.

October 03, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local




SEB opens region play at home

Despite the rough start to the season, Southeast Bulloch's dreams of reaching the state playoffs are within reach, but that journey starts tonight as the Yellow Jackets open subregion play against Beach High School.

October 02, 2014 | By LUKE MARTIN Herald Correspondent | Prep Sports 360


Winless Statesboro Blue Devils visit Coffee

In football, it's rare to find sympathy for a struggling team.

October 02, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Portal visits region rival Claxton

PORTAL - A cat fight is in store tonight as the Portal Panthers make the short trip to the Pecan Grove to take on the Claxton Tigers in each team's sub-region opener.

October 02, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Osi Umenyiora returns to New York

FLOWERY BRANCH - Osi Umenyiora still goes online to play video games against his buddy Victor Cruz.

October 02, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Bulloch Academy hosts Brentwood

Three steps forward and two steps backward.

October 02, 2014 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


Texas family that hosted Ebola patient confined to home

DALLAS - Four members of a family the U.S. Ebola patient was staying with were confined to their Texas home under armed guard Thursday as the circle of people possibly exposed to the virus widened and Liberian authorities said they would prosecute the man for allegedly lying on an airport questionnaire.

October 02, 2014 | By JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEH and DAVID WARREN Associated Press | Nation


Narrow health networks: Many in Ga. upset as insurers exclude favorite providers

Months after she first read it, Vera Brown of Augusta is still upset about a letter she received from her health insurer.

October 02, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Ga. school district moves 54 refugee students to separate program

GAINESVILLE - Fifty-four Central American refugee students, some of whom cannot read or write, have been moved from their schools into a separate program at a Hall County public school, Lanier Charter Career Academy.

October 02, 2014 | By JENNIFER BROWN Gainesville Times | Local


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