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Grube signals new GSU academic year at fall 2008 Convocation

With Georgia Southern set to welcome more than 17,000 students on the first day of fall classes Monday, university President Bruce Grube called the past 10 years one of the most active decades in the college's more than 100-year history.

August 28, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Taliban ambush kills 3 more Western aid workers

PUL-E-ALAM, Afghanistan (AP) - Taliban fighters with assault rifles shredded a U.S. aid group's SUV with dozens of bullets Wednesday, killing three Western women and their Afghan driver amid an escalating militant onslaught against humanitarian workers in Afghanistan.

August 28, 2008 | By AMIR SHAH and FISNIK ABRASHI Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


Officials: Missiles kill 9 in Pakistan

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan - A missile strike in a Pakistani tribal region killed at least nine suspected insurgents including foreigners, officials said Wednesday, raising suspicion that the U.S. was again targeting militants in Pakistan.

August 28, 2008 | By ISHTIAQ MAHSUD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Gunman wounds Arkansas Democratic Party chairman

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - A gunman barged into the Arkansas Democratic Party headquarters Wednesday and shot the state party chairman three times, critically wounding him, authorities and party officials said.

August 28, 2008 | By ANDREW DeMILLO Associated Press Writer | National


China: attacks possibly linked to terror groups

URUMQI, China - China said Wednesday that some evidence suggests terrorist groups may have been involved in a series of attacks in the Muslim territory of Xinjiang, far from the Olympics in Beijing.

August 28, 2008 | By WILLIAM FOREMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Child killer’s death penalty hearing set to begin

BOISE, Idaho - As a jury hears prosecutors explain why he should be put to death for killing four members of a family and kidnapping a fifth, a convicted pedophile may offer no substantial counter-argument for why he should live.

August 28, 2008 | By REBECCA BOONE Associated Press Writer | National


Disruptive behavior by autistic kids stirs furor

FARGO, N.D. - When a 13-year-old Minnesota boy was banned from church after parishioners complained about his behavior, it exposed a painful truth so politically incorrect that some people feel guilty just saying it out loud: Some autistic children can be annoying and disruptive in public.

August 28, 2008 | By DAVE KOLPACK Associated Press Writer | National


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - GSU theatre department to raffle VW Bug; Afterschool program

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Wednesday August 13, 2008

August 28, 2008 | mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Sheriff's deputy: Man wanted for assault turns himself in

A man wanted for parole violation and aggravated assault who has been evading law enforcement since June turned himself in to authorities Monday, said Bulloch County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Gene McDaniel.

August 28, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Local


Pressure mounts on Zimbabwe opposition leader

HARARE, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe's main opposition leader faced mounting pressure Wednesday to agree to a power-sharing government with autocratic President Robert Mugabe, but insisted that this must reflect ''the will of the people.''

August 28, 2008 | By ANGUS SHAW Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


It finally starts to sink in for Phelps

BEIJING - Michael Phelps finally seems to be grasping what it all means.

August 28, 2008 | By PAUL NEWBERRY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bridge 8/14

British author and journalist Claud Cockburn wrote, "Nothing sets a person up more than having something turn out just the way it's supposed to be, like falling into a Swiss snowdrift and seeing a big dog come up with a little cask of brandy round its neck."

August 28, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


US army deserter ordered deported from Canada

TORONTO - A U.S. Army specialist who fled Fort Bragg for Canada after learning his unit was to be deployed to Iraq was ordered deported Wednesday.

August 28, 2008 | BY ROB GILLIES Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US plans aid to Georgia as Russia rolls into city

OUTSIDE GORI, Georgia - Russian troops and paramilitaries rolled into the strategic Georgian city of Gori on Wednesday, apparently violating a truce designed to end the conflict that has uprooted tens of thousands and scarred the Georgian landscape.

August 28, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and MATTI FRIEDMAN Associated Press Writers | Associated Press


ECI: The Season - Episode 1

ECI: The Season - Episode 1

August 27, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | ECI: The Season


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