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Judge orders halt to distribution of Bibles in public schools in rural Mo. district

ST. LOUIS - A rural school district's long-standing practice of allowing the distribution of Bibles to grade school students is unconstitutional, a federal judge has ruled.

January 24, 2008 | By JIM SALTER Associated Press Writer | National


Bloodied, injured pit bulls in trash bin point to dogfighting in New York City’s suburbs

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - Maybe the dogs had lost a bout before a frenzied crowd in a basement. Maybe they had been used to whet the bloodlust of other dogs. But dead or alive, the two shredded pit bulls were no longer of any use to their owners.

January 24, 2008 | By JIM FITZGERALD Associated Press Writer | National


Astrograph 1/9

Notable changes will emerge from your personality that will allow you to take a kinetic leadership role in the year ahead. Don't be surprised when you look behind you and find a crowd following your every move.

January 24, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Police Report - January 10

(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.)

January 24, 2008 | From Staff Reports | National


Panama crash survivor, 12, back home in Calif.; she remembers little, mother says

LOS ANGELES - A 12-year-old girl who was the sole survivor of a plane crash in Panama is ''doing quite well'' following her return to California, while dealing with the devastating loss of her close friend, her mother said Tuesday.

January 24, 2008 | By DENISE PETSKI Associated Press Writer | National


Stocks give up rebound; investors remain nervous about economy, earnings

NEW YORK (AP) _ Stocks fell again Wednesday after several rallies fizzled amid concerns about the strength of the economy and upcoming corporate results.

January 24, 2008 | By TIM PARADIS AP Business Writer | National


Ask Dr. Gott 1/9

DEAR DR. GOTT: I read somewhere that eating grapefruit restricts the absorption of some vitamins and minerals, but I've forgotten which. As I eat a lot of grapefruit, this is a concern to me. Do you know which vitamins and minerals?

January 24, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Recordings show Iranian boats confronting 3 US warships in Persian Gulf

WASHINGTON - Small Iranian fast boats swarmed around massive U.S. warships in the Persian Gulf, and a man speaking heavily accented English threatened, ''I am coming to you. ... You will explode,'' according to a video released Tuesday by the Pentagon.

January 24, 2008 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR and SEBASTIAN ABBOT Associated Press Writer | National


Glow, little piglet: Chinese fluorescent sow passes on ’green’ genes to offspring

BEIJING - A cloned pig whose genes were altered to make it glow fluorescent green has passed on the trait to its young, a development that could lead to the future breeding of pigs for human transplant organs, a Chinese university reported.

January 24, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press Writer | World


Maldives cheers Boy Scout who foiled attempt to assassinate nation’s president

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Residents of the Maldives showered praise Wednesday on a 15-year-old Boy Scout who foiled an attempt to assassinate the president of this island nation by grabbing the attacker's knife.

January 24, 2008 | By KRISHAN FRANCIS Associated Press Writer | World


Former top security officer for Taylor testifies at ex-Liberian president’s war crimes trial

THE HAGUE, Netherlands - A former bodyguard and member of Charles Taylor's inner circle testified Wednesday that a secret radio room linked the Liberian ex-president's mansion with a notoriously brutal rebel leader in neighboring Sierra Leone.

January 24, 2008 | By MIKE CORDER Associated Press Writer | World


Newly published diary tells of young Jewish woman’s life in occupied Paris

PARIS - On some days her world was awash in light, on others dark shadows enveloped her and all of Paris.

January 24, 2008 | By ELAINE GANLEY Associated Press Writer | World


Sweden, Norway drop out of UN peacekeeping force in Darfur

STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Sweden and Norway dropped plans Wednesday to send about 400 troops to the U.N. peacekeeping force in Darfur because of opposition from Sudan's government.

January 24, 2008 | By MALIN RISING Associated Press Writer | World


Bridge 1/9

After 42 of the 48 boards in the World Transnational Open Teams final in Shanghai last October, M. Bessis, T. Bessis and Multon from France, Fantoni and Nunes from Italy, and Zimmermann from Switzerland led Gromova, Ponomareva, Dubinin and Gromov from Russia, and Balicki and Zmudzinski from Poland by 10 international match points. Here is board 43.

January 24, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Judge denies bond for drifter accused of murdering hiker

DAWSONVILLE, Ga. - A judge denied bond Wednesday for a drifter accused of kidnapping and killing a 24-year-old hiker in the north Georgia mountains, and Florida authorities said he is now a ''prime suspect'' in a homicide investigation there.

January 24, 2008 | By DORIE TURNER Associated Press Writer | National


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Braves lose 8-4 to streaking Dodgers

LOS ANGELES - Tommy La Stella put together his second straight three-hit game and fourth since making his major league debut in late May. Freddie Freeman broke out of his slump, too. Their offense just wasn't enough to keep Atlanta's winning streak going.

July 30, 2014 | By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves




Matt Ryan teaching, adjusting to new faces on offense

FLOWERY BRANCH - Matt Ryan is expanding his leadership role to include teaching young players and other newcomers in his seventh training camp with the Falcons.

July 29, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Woods faces 2 big weeks that shape rest of season

AKRON, Ohio - The landmark at Firestone Country Club is among the most popular in America, a massive water tower in the shape of a golf ball on a tee.

July 29, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Willoughby gets to work with Portal Panthers

PORTAL - No matter the expectations, the preseason preparations rarely change for the Portal Panthers.

July 29, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Column: NCAA may not be bumbling idiots after all

Two down, one big one to go.

July 29, 2014 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist | Sports


Unaccompanied youths enroll in Dalton schools

DALTON - The challenges presented by an influx of unaccompanied children and youths from Central America streaming across the southern border into the United States have reached Dalton.

July 29, 2014 | By JEFF HARRISON The (Dalton) Daily Citizen | Local


Girl struck by plane on Florida beach dies

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - A 9-year-old girl who was struck by a plane that crash-landed on a beach while she vacationed with her family has died from her injuries, law enforcement officials in Florida said Tuesday.

July 29, 2014 | By TAMARA LUSH Associated Press | Local


Outdoor Life: Fishing - don't get hooked

If I ever write a book I'll call it "Truths, Half Truths and Downright Lies," mainly because I can't remember which category all my little adventures fall under.

July 29, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Family escapes burning Claxton home

A family of seven escaped a fire early Monday morning caused by food left cooking, Evans County Fire Chief Andy Sikes said.

July 29, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Willingway appoints new medical director

Dr. Shawn Williams has been named the medical director of Willingway, the addiction recovery center announced Tuesday.

July 29, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Keel: Georgia Southern will double-match REACH Scholarship for eligible students

Georgia Southern University President Dr. Brooks A. Keel recently announced that the university will double-match funds for the needs-based Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen, or REACH, Scholarship program.

July 29, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Metter police seek robbery suspect

Metter police seek the public's help in identifying a man they say robbed a hotel Sunday afternoon near Interstate 16.

July 29, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro man, 21, charged with molesting girl, 14

A 21-year-old Statesboro man has been arrested on charges he had a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl, and the teen also faces charges, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

July 29, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro begins reloading

Putting answers next to preseason question marks and replacing departed seniors is an annual exercise for high school football teams everywhere.

July 29, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


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