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Supreme Court upholds federal ban on partial-birth abortion procedure

The Supreme Court upheld the nationwide ban on a controversial abortion procedure Wednesday, handing abortion opponents the long-awaited victory they expected from a more conservative bench.

The 5-4 ruling said the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act that Congress passed and President Bush signed into law in 2003 does not violate a woman's constitutional right to an abortion.

May 03, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Board of Regents come to Georgia Southern

May 03, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Supreme Court backs nationwide ban on abortion procedure in 5-4 ruling

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court's conservative majority upheld a nationwide ban Wednesday on a controversial abortion procedure in a decision that sets the stage for additional restrictions on a woman's right to choose.

May 03, 2007 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Police Report - April 19

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.

May 03, 2007 | From staff reports | Crime Report


2 studies link hormone use to slightly higher risk for breast, ovarian cancers

ATLANTA - Research on two continents signaled more bad news for menopause hormones, offering the strongest evidence yet that they can raise the risk of breast cancer and are tied to a slightly higher risk of ovarian cancer.

May 03, 2007 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Nation


Details surrounding N.J. gov.’s crash change dramatically with trooper speeding revealed

TRENTON, N.J. - It was an ominous tale - an erratic driver in a red pickup racing wildly along the nation's busiest toll road sends the governor's sport utility vehicle careening into a guard rail.

May 03, 2007 | By TOM HESTER Jr. Associated Press Writer | Nation


IRS: No penalty for TurboTax users affected by company’s overtaxed computers

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Taxpayers who couldn't electronically file 11th-hour returns using Intuit Inc.'s TurboTax, ProSeries and other software won't be penalized for delays caused by the company's overtaxed servers, the IRS said Wednesday.

May 03, 2007 | By JORDAN ROBERTSON AP Technology Writer | Nation


Bridge 4/18

We are looking at the myths that surround a one-club opening. Here is another sentence I have heard numerous times: "I had to rebid my five-card minor to tell partner it wasn't a short minor."

May 02, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 4/18

Ambitious undertakings can be accomplished, provided you partner with resourceful and progressive associates. Dealings you have with those who lack imagination and/or skills aren't apt to be too gainful.

May 02, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Local Roundup: Two Gator doubles teams advance to state semis

Two doubles teams from Bulloch Academy won twice Monday to advance to this morning's semifinals at the GISA Class AA state tennis tournament in Tifton.

May 02, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


Police Report - April 18

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.

May 02, 2007 | From staff reports | Crime Report


Ask Dr. Gott 4/18

DEAR DR. GOTT: Do you have knowledge of red yeast rice tablets?

May 02, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 4/18

DEAR ABBY: I am unsure what to do about a friend who I thought was an honest, law-abiding citizen. She bragged to me that she's committing welfare fraud by not revealing additional income.

May 02, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


SEB walks to win

BROOKLET - The Laney Wildcats out-hit Southeast Bulloch 6-5, but 16 Yellow Jackets reached base on walks and SEB (9-8, 4-5 Region 3-AA) knocked off LHS 15-5 on the strength of a five-run sixth inning Tuesday.

May 02, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.net | Sports


AP Centerpiece: Questionable rescue plans rise along with foreclosures

Eylonda and Tyrone Wynn of Dallas thought their prayers had been answered when two young women from Resolutions Foreclosure & Home Mortgages knocked on the door in December 2005.

May 02, 2007 | By J.W. ELPHINSTONE AP Business Writer | Nation


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