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Technology problems force Census Bureau to scrap plans to use computers in 2010 count

WASHINGTON - Technology problems will force the government to count all of the nation's 300 million residents the old-fashioned way in the 2010 census - with paper and pencil.

April 18, 2008 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Justice Department role in big-money settlement contracts a worry before Ashcroft agreement

WASHINGTON - Justice Department officials were concerned about having no oversight of lucrative monitoring contracts in white-collar crime settlements long before a no-bid agreement given to a former attorney general was made public, the nation's top lawyer said Thursday.

April 18, 2008 | By LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Prep Sports Blitz: SHS, BA baseball; Plankenhorn preview - Presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank

Prep Sports Blitz for Thursday, March 4 - Presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank.

April 18, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports Blitz


Bernanke, other government officials defend Bear Stearns rescue to protect US financial system

WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve moved to assist a Wall Street investment bank on the brink of bankruptcy to prevent a failure that could have dealt serious consequences to the U.S. economy, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Thursday.

April 18, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Washington


Police Report - April 4

(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.)

April 18, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Ukrainian leaders push for membership in NATO, but citizens are divided over joining alliance

KIEV, Ukraine - At dinner, Leonid and Yelena Adrov don't just talk about their daughter's grades or summer vacation plans. The couple has another issue to discuss - Ukraine's bid for membership in NATO.

April 17, 2008 | By MARIA DANILOVA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Questions linger over Justice Department’s approval of satellite radio merger

WASHINGTON - When antitrust regulators decided last week to allow the nation's only two satellite radio companies to become one, they put forth an unexpected argument - that the two companies largely do not compete with one another.

April 17, 2008 | By JOHN DUNBAR Associated Press Writer | Washington


HEALTHBEAT: Esophagus damage, cancer rising with longterm heartburn

WASHINGTON - Chronic heartburn is a daily acid bath for the esophagus, and complications from it are on the rise.

April 17, 2008 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | National


AP IMPACT: Military feels the gouge of fuel costs as Iraq, allies watch oil profits soar

WASHINGTON - Think you're being gouged by Big Oil? U.S. troops in Iraq are paying almost as much as Americans back home, despite burning fuel at staggering rates in a war to stabilize a country known for its oil reserves.

April 17, 2008 | By ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press Writer | Washington


Feds say vague law makes ban on Internet gambling tough to enforce

WASHINGTON - Congress' ban on Internet gambling is so vague that implementing it is a struggle, say federal officials charged with the task.

April 17, 2008 | By ERICA WERNER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Dean: Dems committed to seating Florida delegates if Obama and Clinton campaigns can agree

WASHINGTON - Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean said Wednesday the party is committed to seating Florida's delegates at this summer's convention as long as any agreement is supported by the party's two presidential contenders.

April 17, 2008 | By KEN THOMAS Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Obama says Gore would be considered for Cabinet-level post or higher

WALLINGFORD, Pa. - Democrat Barack Obama said Wednesday he talks regularly with former vice president Al Gore and would consider putting him in a Cabinet-level position or higher.

April 17, 2008 | By DEVLIN BARRETT Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


McCain working to announce his choice of running mate before GOP convention

PENSACOLA, Fla. - Sen. John McCain is in the ''embryonic stages'' of selecting a vice presidential running mate and he hopes to unveil his choice before the Republican National Convention to avoid the type of problems that plagued Dan Quayle's debut two decades ago.

April 17, 2008 | By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent | Campaign 2008


Astrograph 4/3

Conditions and developments that occur in the year ahead are likely to arouse your better leadership qualities. Once you accept command, you'll commit yourself to being the best and prove to be an outstanding chieftain others want to follow.

April 17, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 4/3

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am told I am losing blood all the time, but my doctors don't know from where. I have had several colon and throat studies and all types of blood work. On four separate occasions, I have had veins in my throat banded. I usually have three veins done at a time, but once I had five banded at once.

April 17, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


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Johnson has 3 hits to help Braves beat Pirates

BRADENTON, Fla. - Josh Harrison led off the game with a home run that ended Wandy Rodriguez's scoreless streak at 12 innings, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-5 Thursday.

March 26, 2015 | Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Co-pilot was 'very happy' with Germanwings job

MONTABAUR, Germany - Andreas Lubitz never appeared anything but thrilled to have landed a pilot's job with Germanwings, according to those who helped him learn to fly as a teenager in this town in the forested hills of western Germany.

March 26, 2015 | By DAVID McHUGH | Associated Press


Statesboro PD investigating infant death

Statesboro Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of an infant inside a home on South College Street in Statesboro.

March 26, 2015 | From Staff Reports | Local




Hawks rally in 4th

ORLANDO, Fla. - Paul Millsap had 25 points and 11 rebounds, and the Atlanta Hawks snapped a three-game losing streak with a 95-83 victory over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night.

March 25, 2015 | By KYLE HIGHTOWER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Comedic ballet coming to Emma Kelly

The ballet "Coppélia" tells the charming story of an eccentric toymaker, his life-like creation, and a young couple in love. Full of delightful characters and beautiful choreography, the ballet is a light-hearted comedy that will charm audiences both young and old.

March 25, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local




Blue Devils remain undefeated in region play

In a tightly contested pitcher's duel Tuesday night at Mill Creek Park, the Statesboro High School Blue Devils came out on top 5-2 against Effingham County to extend the team's winning streak to eight games and a perfect 4-0 region record.

March 24, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Falcons' plan may include Julio Jones

The Falcons' financially conservative approach to this year's free-agent signings may have been influenced by hopes of keeping star wide receiver Julio Jones from leaving next year.

March 24, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


'Swing into Spring' set for Friday

The Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department will host the 14th annual "Swing into Spring" celebration from 5–9 p.m. Friday at Mill Creek Regional Park.

March 24, 2015 | | Local


House backs high school credit for some college-level study

ATLANTA - The Georgia House has approved a bill letting Georgia high school students earn credit toward a diploma while taking some college-level courses.

March 24, 2015 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


March 24 - Mr. Carlton Joe Akins, age 81, passed away Saturday, March 21, 2015.

Mr. Carlton Joe Akins

March 23, 2015 | | Obituaries


Man hospitalized after being struck by vehicle at Statesboro restaurant

A man was transported to a Savannah hospital early Saturday morning after being struck by a vehicle at a local restaurant.

March 23, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


As patients face death, doctors push for straight talk on desired end-of-life care

WASHINGTON - Dr. Angelo Volandes remembers performing rib-cracking CPR on a frail elderly man dying of lung cancer, a vivid example of an end-of-life dilemma: Because his patient never said if he wanted aggressive care as his body shut down, the hospital had to try. He died days later.

March 23, 2015 | | Associated Press


Cruz is first one in for GOP

LYNCHBURG, Va. - Launching his bid for the Republican presidential nomination, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas asked Christian conservative voters to imagine a United States without the IRS, Obamacare or abortion rights - and to imagine they can make that happen by supporting him.

March 23, 2015 | By PHILIP ELLIOTT Associated Press | Associated Press


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