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Japan drops charges against US Marine who was accused of raping 14-year-old girl

TOKYO - A U.S. Marine who was accused of raping a 14-year-old girl in southern Japan has been released after prosecutors dropped the charges at the teenager's request, the Foreign Ministry said Friday.

March 15, 2008 | By MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Two South African students involved in video apologize; black journalist assaulted

BLOEMFONTEIN, South Africa - Two white students behind a video in which five black university workers appear to be duped into eating food tainted with urine apologized and said they had been ''crucified as racists.''

March 15, 2008 | By CELEAN JACOBSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Kenya’s opposition leader confident power-sharing deal will succeed

NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenya's opposition leader said Friday he expects a new power-sharing agreement to succeed, two months after a disputed presidential election set off violence that tarnished the country's reputation for stability.

March 15, 2008 | By MALKHADIR M. MUHUMED Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Childs-Dove

Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Childs of Statesboro are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Kathryn Brook Childs, to Andrew Michael Dove, son of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Dove of Ocilla, Ga.

March 15, 2008 | | Wedding Planner


Ask Dr. Gott 3/1

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a relatively healthy 48-year-old nurse with no history, no meds and no allergies. I developed severe abdominal pain and was diagnosed with diverticulitis. I knew immediately, as I have been preaching to my patients, that nuts, seeds, corn and popcorn were out of my diet, which my gastroenterologist confirmed. Although I am not a big nut and seed fan, I do like corn and popcorn.

March 15, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


For the Public Health by Renee Hotchkiss, Ph.D.

Throughout the last ten years of her life, my grandmother knitted hats for the newborn babies at her local hospital. What she didn't realize was that this small act of kindness, her form of volunteering, not only benefited those babies and their families but was likely to have improved her own health. That's right, volunteering not only benefits the community but it can benefit the mental, physical, and social well-being of volunteers.

March 15, 2008 | By RENEE HOTCHKISS, Ph.D. | Lifestyles Columnists


Doctors in Houston successfully implant former Polish president Lech Walesa with pacemaker

HOUSTON - Surgeons successfully implanted a pacemaker in former Polish President Lech Walesa on Friday and hope it will keep the Nobel laureate from needing a heart transplant.

March 15, 2008 | By JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press Writer | National


NASA: Shuttle Endeavour ready to fly March 11 on longest space station visit ever

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - NASA on Friday cleared space shuttle Endeavour for liftoff in less than two weeks on the longest space station visit ever.

March 15, 2008 | By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer | National


Study finds robots — and Rover — equally decrease loneliness in the elderly

ST. LOUIS - Dogs may have a hard time wrapping their paws around this one: Robotic competition is nipping at their heels in the man's-best-friend department.

March 15, 2008 | By CHERYL WITTENAUER Associated Press Writer | National


Obama says economy on verge of recession, blames Bush, McCain for failed leadership

AUSTIN, Texas - Democratic candidate Barack Obama said Thursday the economy is ''on the brink of a recession'' and blamed economic policies espoused by President Bush and Republican presidential contender John McCain.

March 14, 2008 | By TOM RAUM Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Nader chooses Matt Gonzalez as his running mate

WASHINGTON - Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader selected Matt Gonzalez, a former member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, to be his running mate.

March 14, 2008 | By ANN SANNER Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Prep Sports Blitz: State playoff action for SHS, Portal - Presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank

Prep Sports Blitz for Thursday, February 28 - Presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank

March 14, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports Blitz


McCain says critics distort his remark about US troops staying 100 years in Iraq

HOUSTON - Republican presidential hopeful John McCain said his remark that American troops could stay in Iraq for 100 years has been distorted, yet he still suggests a lengthy U.S. presence comparable to that in Korea and other countries.

March 14, 2008 | By LIBBY QUAID Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


UK officials: Prince Harry serving on front line in Afghanistan

LONDON - Prince Harry has been serving on the front line in Afghanistan with the British Army, calling in airstrikes on Taliban positions and going out on foot patrols, the Ministry of Defense announced Thursday.

March 14, 2008 | By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Dollar sinks to another low against euro as US economy nearly halts, jobless claims rise

NEW YORK - The dollar dipped further Thursday, reaching a new low against the euro, after data confirmed that the U.S. economy nearly braked to a halt at the end of last year - limiting the Fed's options as it tries to steer through the housing and credit crises.

March 14, 2008 | By ERIN CONROY AP Business Writer | National


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Willingway, Georgia Southern conference will update addiction treatment methods

For Dr. Al Mooney, Director of Addiction Medicine and Recovery at Willingway, one of the key factors that distinguishes this week's Addiction Update Conference is its "focus on the solutions rather than the problems."

June 22, 2014 | Special to the Herald | News 4U


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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