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Summer Studios art sessions at GSU begin June 16

Starting June 16, the Averitt Center for the Arts and the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art will be teaming up to offer three young artist summer programs. Entitled Summer Studios, the classes will give students from the first through 12th grade an opportunity at hands-on artistic training at Georgia Southern University art facilities.

June 27, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Opposition No. 2 faces treason charge in Zimbabwe

HARARE, Zimbabwe - President Robert Mugabe's regime struck at the opposition leadership Thursday only two weeks before Zimbabwe's presidential runoff election, twice detaining his challenger and jailing the No. 2 opposition official to face treason charges.

June 27, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Dear Abby 6/13

DEAR ABBY: My younger sister "Marni" is 15 and paranoid about her weight because when she was younger she was teased about being fat. From what I have learned on the Internet, she may suffer from anorexia.

June 27, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


House passes jobless benefits extension

WASHINGTON - The House on Thursday approved an extra three months of jobless benefits for all unemployed Americans, knowing the plan's chances are slight in the Senate and almost nonexistent at the White House.

June 27, 2008 | By JESSE J. HOLLAND AP Labor Writer | Washington


Veterans programs get boost from House panels

WASHINGTON - Two House panels on Thursday approved remarkably generous spending bills for the upcoming budget year, awarding veterans programs with record increases and restoring proposed cuts to local law enforcement subsidies.

June 27, 2008 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


FDA issues precautionary note on silver fillings

WASHINGTON - Silver dental fillings contain mercury, and the government for the first time is warning that they may pose a safety concern for pregnant women and young children.

June 27, 2008 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Washington


Pentagon chief regrets any problems from airstrike

BRUSSELS, Belgium - Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday he has invited Afghanistan and Pakistan to be part of a U.S. investigation into an airstrike that Pakistani officials say killed 11 of their troops.

June 27, 2008 | By ROBERT BURNS AP Military Writer | Associated Press


Bush disagrees with court’s Guantanamo ruling

ROME - President Bush on Thursday strongly disagreed with a Supreme Court ruling that clears foreign terrorism suspects at Guantanamo Bay to challenge their detention in U.S. civilian courts. Bush suggested new legislation may now be needed to keep the American people safe.

June 27, 2008 | By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Studio Statesboro Vodcast

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Thursday June 12, 2008

June 27, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Militias gone from Basra but fear, apprehension remain

BASRA, Iraq - A clothing store owner defiantly waves a cigarette in the air, saying he was not allowed to smoke when Shiite militias were in control. Then he quietly adds: ''Don't let them know I said they were bad. They can still kill me.''

June 27, 2008 | By KIM GAMEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Rates on 30-year mortgages jump

WASHINGTON - Rates on 30-year mortgages jumped to the highest level in nearly eight months, reflecting increased concerns about what the Federal Reserve might do to battle inflation.

June 27, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


Police Report - June 13

(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.)

June 27, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Scouts praised for response after tornado hits Iowa camp

BLENCOE, Iowa - Boy Scouts who came to each others' aid after a tornado that killed four of their comrades and injured 48 people were hailed as heroes Thursday for helping to administer first aid and search for victims buried in their flattened campsite.

June 27, 2008 | By TIMBERLY ROSS Associated Press Writer | National


Study: Puttering about on golf carts has its risks

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Beware: Puttering around on golf carts can be hazardous to your health.

June 27, 2008 | By JAY REEVES Associated Press Writer | National


Astrograph 6/13

There's a strong possibility that some secret desires could be fulfilled in the year ahead. It'll prove that you should always hold onto your dreams, regardless of the circumstances and whatever others have to say.

June 27, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


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