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FDA takes closer look at Lasik complaints

WASHINGTON - Lost in the hoopla of ads promising that laser vision surgery lets you toss your glasses is a stark reality: Not everyone's a good candidate and an unlucky few do suffer life-changing side effects - lost vision, dry eye, night-vision problems.

May 09, 2008 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Washington


House passes Coast Guard bill despite Bush veto threat

WASHINGTON - Defying President Bush's threatened veto, the House on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a bill making the Coast Guard enforce security zones around eight liquefied natural gas terminals and any arriving tankers -all potential terrorism targets.

May 09, 2008 | By ANDREW MIGA Associated Press Writer | Washington


Not all :) as informal writing creeps into teen assignments

NEW YORK - It's nothing to LOL about: Despite best efforts to keep school writing assignments formal, two-thirds of teens admit in a survey that emoticons and other informal styles have crept in.

May 09, 2008 | By ANICK JESDANUN AP Internet Writer | National


4 nabbed in Ind. shooting of bank teller pregnant with twins

INDIANAPOLIS - Police were still searching Thursday for a gunman who shot a pregnant bank teller during a robbery, but they arrested four men in connection with the crime.

May 09, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Panel: WVU improperly granted degree to governor’s daughter

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - An independent panel has chastised West Virginia University for retroactively awarding the governor's daughter a master's degree she did not earn.

May 09, 2008 | By VICKI SMITH Associated Press Writer | National


US predicts increase in Afghan violence

KABUL, Afghanistan - Insurgent violence in Afghanistan could reach record levels this year as militants increasingly target police and development projects, a top U.S. general said Thursday.

May 09, 2008 | By FISNIK ABRASHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Off-duty Baltimore officer killed by police during bar fight

BALTIMORE - An off-duty officer was shot and killed by another officer early Thursday after he drew a handgun when police tried to quell a brawl at a strip club, police said.

May 09, 2008 | By ALEX DOMINGUEZ Associated Press Writer | National


Tour de Georgia in Statesboro

Tour de Georgia comes through Statesboro to start Stage 2.

May 09, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports Blitz


Test run for 2010 census is scaled back, worrying experts

FRESNO, Calif. - The Census Bureau has scaled back its dress rehearsal for the once-a-decade national head count, raising fears that thousands of soldiers, immigrants and other hard-to-reach people will go uncounted when the population survey is conducted in 2010.

May 09, 2008 | By GARANCE BURKE Associated Press Writer | National


Case stemming from Willmar immigration arrests gets smaller

MINNEAPOLIS - A federal lawsuit from last year's immigration raid in Willmar was whittled down Wednesday when a judge dismissed counts against the U.S. government and other authorities.

May 09, 2008 | By AMY FORLITI Associated Press Writer | National


Ford swings to $100M profit in 1st qtr, beats Wall Street

DEARBORN, Mich. - Ford Motor Co. surprised Wall Street on Thursday with a $100 million profit in the first quarter as strong results from Europe and South America helped offset the impact of a slumping U.S. economy that cut car and truck sales in its main market. Its shares rose almost 6 percent in morning trading.

May 09, 2008 | By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer | National


Rates on 30-year mortgages top 6 percent

WASHINGTON - Rates on 30-year mortgages topped 6 percent for the first time in six weeks as financial markets grew more worried about rising inflation pressures.

May 09, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


Senate passes genetic discrimination bill

WASHINGTON - People learning through genetic testing that they might be susceptible to devastating diseases wouldn't also have to worry about losing their jobs or their health insurance under anti-discrimination legislation the Senate passed Thursday.

May 09, 2008 | By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Local Roundup: Screven, Metter win first-round tennis matches

SYLVANIA - The Screven County tennis teams advanced in the first round of the GHSA Class AA state tournament on Wednesday, beating Cook County.

May 08, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


FMB AOTW: Simmons striking out the enemy

Crawford Simmons has become a strikeout machine.

May 08, 2008 | From staff reports | Sports


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Prep recruits savor the day as they choose schools

For many, national signing day is a chance to see what new additions will bolster their favorite college team. However, for some, national signing day ...

February 03, 2016 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Like Elway, Manning has chance to tie things up with a title

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The last time the world saw John Elway in a Broncos uniform, he was facing the stands, both hands aloft, holding his ...

February 03, 2016 | By EDDIE PELLS AP Sports Writer | Sports


'What If' moments that defined Super Bowl legacies

Imagine a world where the name Scott Norwood evokes awe in Buffalo, not "aww, dude."

February 03, 2016 | By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer | Sports


Stabler to be linked to CTE

SAN FRANCISCO - For a guy who loved a good party, it's hard to imagine Ken Stabler ever thought he'd be crashing one this ...

February 03, 2016 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist | Sports


‘Oubliette,’ ‘corsair’ earn Brooklet student spelling bee title

Correctly spelling "oubliette" and "corsair" earned Eric Lim, a fifth-grade student at Brooklet Elementary School, the title of 2016 Bulloch County Spelling Bee champion on ...

February 03, 2016 | | Local




Portal gets a leg up on Claxton

At the beginning of the season, plenty of naysayers counted the Portal Panthers out after losing a sizeable senior class the year prior. The Panthers ...

February 02, 2016 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Recruiting stunts help coaches stand out in social media age

In the wacky world of recruiting, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh sleeping over at a prospect's house somehow makes perfect sense.

February 02, 2016 | By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Frazier's 3s help Georgia top No. 25 South Carolina, 69-56

ATHENS, Ga. - Trick-shot specialist J.J. Frazier scored all of his 13 points in the second half and then joined his teammates in the postgame ...

February 02, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | UGA


Feb. 2 - Mrs. Lois Yvonne Creel Burke, age 68, died Wednesday evening in an automobile accident.

Mrs. Lois Yvonne Creel Burke

February 01, 2016 | | Obituaries


Cruz tops Trump in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa - Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a fiery conservative loathed by his own party's leaders, swept to victory in Iowa's Republican caucuses ...

February 01, 2016 | By JULIE PACE and CATHERINE LUCEY Associated Press | Associated Press


WHO declares global emergency over Zika virus spread

GENEVA - The World Health Organization declared a global emergency over the explosive spread of the Zika virus, which has been linked to birth defects in ...

February 01, 2016 | By JAMEY KEATEN and MARIA CHENG Associated Press | Associated Press


Statesboro man hospitalized after wreck Saturday

A man who ran a stop sign Saturday on Old River Road said his clutch failed, sending him crashing into another vehicle, according to Georgia ...

February 01, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Police seek information about convenience store robbery

The Statesboro Police Department is seeking information about an armed robbery at a local convenience store.

February 01, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Recreation Dept. honors its volunteers of the year

The Statesboro Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department depends on more than 600 volunteers each year in sports activities, recreational programs, and in the afterschool ...

February 01, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


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