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Music can be path to language and math

WASHINGTON - The challenge was to come up with an idea that can transform public education, particularly in poor communities. The winner: an educator with a passion for making school fun.

May 15, 2008 | By NANCY ZUCKERBROD AP Education Writer | Washington


Administration brings back one-year Treasury security

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration, moving to cope with soaring budget deficits, says it is bringing back the one-year Treasury bill that it stopped issuing seven years ago when the budget was in surplus.

May 15, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


Economy grows by only 0.6 percent in first quarter

WASHINGTON -The bruised economy limped through the first quarter, growing at just a 0.6 percent pace as housing and credit problems forced people and businesses alike to hunker down.

May 15, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


Fed expected to cut rates 1 more time, then pause

WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve, which began the year aggressively fighting a severe credit crunch and economic weakness, may push the pause button after delivering perhaps one more quarter-point cut in interest rates.

May 15, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Congress convenes to hear retiring Irish prime minister

WASHINGTON - When retiring Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern visited the White House on St. Patrick's Day, he was able to declare that peace had been established in Northern Ireland after decades of violence.

May 15, 2008 | By DESMOND BUTLER Associated Press Writer | Washington


AP Exclusive: 2 beef processors cited for humane violations

WASHINGTON - A government inspection of slaughterhouses found significant problems with the treatment of cattle and two of the nation's largest beef processors - both of which provide meat for the National School Lunch Program - were slapped with humane handling violations.

May 15, 2008 | By FREDERIC J. FROMMER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Israel moves to shutter West Bank charity it links to Hamas

HEBRON, West Bank - To Nayfa Shatat, the widowed mother of 11, Hebron's biggest Islamic charity is a lifeline: It schools her daughters and helps feed her family.

May 15, 2008 | By DIAA HADID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Blaming the victim: Abused Afghan women often end up in jail

JALALABAD, Afghanistan - Trafficked across the border from Pakistan with her 3-year-old son, Rukhma was handed to an Afghan who raped and abused her, then beat the toddler to death as she watched helplessly.

May 15, 2008 | By ALISA TANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Local Roundup: Screven tennis earns 19th straight quarterfinal trip

SYLVANIA - The Screven County girls tennis team punched a ticket to its 19th consecutive state quarterfinal appearance by blanking Pierce County 5-0 Tuesday in the second round of the GHSA Class AA state tournament.

May 15, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Studio Statesboro Vodcast

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Wednesday, April 30, 2008

May 15, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer | Local


Taste of the Town - Christopher's

Taste of the Town - April 30, 2008

May 15, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Local service for National Day of Prayer to be held today

A prayer service held on the lawn of the Bulloch County Courthouse will be just one of tens of thousands of prayer events planned across the country today, in recognition of the 57th Annual National Day of Prayer. The service begins at 11:30 a.m. After the service, a luncheon will be held at R.J.'s Steakery, with Dr. Michael Guido as the guest speaker. Tickets for the luncheon are $10.

May 15, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Officials say Pentagon easing security clearance screening

WASHINGTON - U.S. troops won't have to reveal all their mental health counseling when applying for security clearances under a change the Pentagon hopes will ease the stigma of seeking help for combat stress, The Associated Press has learned.

May 15, 2008 | By PAULINE JELINEK Associated Press Writer | Washington


Bridge 5/1

What is the chance that you will get a hole in one - an ace - on a golf course? What is the chance that your bridge hand will contain at least one ace?

May 15, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 5/1

A troubling situation for which you feel responsible could take a substantial turn for the better in the year ahead. All your hard work and effort will begin to pay off, and you will overcome the old obstacles that held you back.

May 15, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


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