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Hollywood animal trainer distraught over fatal bear attack

BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. - The owner of a wild animal training center where a grizzly bear killed a handler says the animal is a ''loving, affectionate, friendly, safe bear,'' but he is at a loss to explain how a ''simple routine'' turned tragic.

May 09, 2008 | By GILLIAN FLACCUS Associated Press Writer | National


5 dead, 7 hurt after truck, van collide south of Pittsburgh

EIGHTY-FOUR, Pa. - A tractor-trailer collided with a van carrying residents from a group home for the mentally disabled Thursday, flipping the vehicle onto its side and crushing it against a building. Five people were killed and seven injured.

May 09, 2008 | By JOE MANDAK Associated Press Writer | National


China reports it’s tied US for most Internet users

BEIJING - By some measures, China has tied the United States as the online population leader with its government reporting that the number of Internet users there has soared to 221 million.

May 09, 2008 | By JOE McDONALD AP Business Writer | Associated Press


Chinese authorities stepping up security ahead of Olympics

BEIJING - Foreigners report random ID checks. Police check on chemicals in school science labs. A music festival is postponed. With 3 1/2 months to go, China is ramping up its campaign to tighten security ahead of the Beijing Olympics.

May 09, 2008 | By TINI TRAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Prep Sports Blitz: SEB stings & NFL's Mincey returns- Presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank

Prep Sports Blitz for Thursday, April 24 - Presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank.

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


Florida lawmakers debate offering a Christian license plate

MIAMI - Florida drivers can order more than 100 specialty license plates celebrating everything from manatees to the Miami Heat, but one now under consideration would be the first in the nation to explicitly promote a specific religion.

May 09, 2008 | By JESSICA GRESKO Associated Press Writer | National


’Jihadist’ booted from government lexicon

WASHINGTON - Don't call them jihadists any more.

May 09, 2008 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press Writer | Washington


Congress getting evidence on suspected nuclear facility

WASHINGTON - The Syrian nuclear reactor allegedly built with North Korean design help and destroyed last year by Israeli jets was within weeks or months of being functional, a top U.S. official said Thursday.

May 09, 2008 | By PAMELA HESS Associated Press Writer | Washington


House Dem leaders may add unemployment benefits to war bill

WASHINGTON - House Democratic leaders plan to add extended unemployment benefits and new education funding for veterans to President Bush's war funding bill while dropping lots of other party priorities.

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


Pakistan wants peace deal with militant tribe

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan's government is seeking a peace deal with the tribe of a Taliban commander suspected in the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, an official said Thursday.

May 09, 2008 | By MUNIR AHMAD Associated Press Writer | National


Ask Dr. Gott 4/25

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a 79-year-old male in reasonably good health for my age.

May 09, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 4/25

DEAR ABBY: I'm 12 and adopted. I have always known and have never felt less loved because of it. My mom always said that when you're adopted, you know that you are wanted and loved because nobody gets adopted by accident.

May 09, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Nepal’s Maoists win lead role in new governing assembly

KATMANDU, Nepal - Nepal's former communist rebels were declared the biggest party in a new governing assembly Thursday. While the Maoists won't have a majority, they are expected to usher in sweeping changes for the poor Himalayan nation.

May 09, 2008 | By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Assad confirms Israeli peace offer

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Syrian President Bashar Assad said Thursday that Israel has expressed willingness to withdraw from the Golan Heights, but direct talks would not begin before a new U.S. administration takes office.

May 09, 2008 | By SAM F. GHATTAS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bridge 4/25

May the dummy walk around the table and stand behind declarer to watch the play?

May 09, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


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Plankenhorn sees biggest turnout yet

Superstition would have you believe the number 13 is unlucky. Nonetheless, the 13th Annual Derrick Plankenhorn Invitational held at Southeast Bulloch Wednesday afternoon was full ...

March 30, 2016 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


One last dance

From the outside looking in, Statesboro's Alex Wagner and Southeast Bulloch's L.A. Anderson appear to have nothing in common.

March 30, 2016 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


NCAA title on cable for 1st time; ratings depend on matchups

NEW YORK - The NCAA Tournament's semifinals moved to cable for the first time in 2014, and viewership was down 11 percent from the season ...

March 30, 2016 | By RACHEL COHEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Rain or shine, First Friday offers plenty of fun

Despite the strong threat of rain Friday afternoon, downtown Statesboro's monthly First Friday celebration has plenty of indoor activities scheduled just in case. And ...

March 30, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Two different calculations on LGBT rights

ATLANTA - Two Republican governors. Two proposals at the heart of LGBT rights. One rejection. One new law.

March 30, 2016 | By BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


Feed the Boro Golf Scramble is April 14

Feed the Boro is an annual tradition in Statesboro that has helped serve a hot Thanksgiving meal to thousands since it started more than 20 ...

March 30, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


Spring and Easter… the perfect time for Lori Grice portraits

The welcoming of warmer weather and flowers blooming signals the beginning of spring and the upcoming Easter holiday. Easter brings families together to celebrate the ...

March 08, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Locally Owned


Victoria Family Practice Medical Clinic

Since entering the Statesboro healthcare market in 2009, Dr. Daniel Okungbowa has embraced the community with a passion of ensuring that every citizen has access ...

December 22, 2015 | | Locally Owned


The Lodge at Bethany scheduled to open to the community

Nestled among the oak trees of what was once the Gesmon Neville Family Farm, The Lodge at Bethany, an extension of the long-standing history of ...

December 22, 2015 | | Locally Owned


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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