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Father struggles to carry on slain family’s legacy

CHESHIRE, Conn. - A year ago, Dr. William Petit had a thriving medical practice. He lived in a comfortable colonial house adorned with flower gardens in an upscale Connecticut suburb with his wife and two daughters admired for their charitable works.

August 05, 2008 | By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN and SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press Writers | National


Reality trumps ideology in Fannie-Freddie rescue

WASHINGTON - Odd alliances are at work as President Bush and congressional Democrats band together to save Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

August 05, 2008 | By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Portugal closes case of missing British girl

LISBON, Portugal - Portugal's attorney general ordered police Monday to halt their investigation into the disappearance of British girl Madeleine McCann because detectives uncovered no evidence of a crime during their 14-month probe.

August 05, 2008 | By BARRY HATTON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Worse may come for epic lines at Tijuana crossing

TIJUANA, Mexico - It looks like any Southern California traffic jam - except you can buy a cappuccino and a 4-foot statue of Jesus from your car while watching dogs sniff vehicles for drugs.

August 05, 2008 | By DAN KEANE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Back-to-School Party; Summer Basketball Jam

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Monday July 21, 2008

August 05, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Embattled Grady hospital names new CEO

ATLANTA - Grady Memorial Hospital's nonprofit board on Monday named a hospital executive with 20 years of experience to lead the embattled health care system that was facing closure a year ago.

August 05, 2008 | By ERRIN HAINES Associated Press Writer | National


Rescuers search off Guam for crew of crashed B-52

HONOLULU - Rescue crews were searching a vast area of floating debris and a sheen of oil Monday for crew members of an Air Force B-52 bomber that crashed off the island of Guam, officials said.

August 05, 2008 | By JAYMES SONG Associated Press Writer | National


Fish pedicures: Carp rid human feet of scaly skin

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Ready for the latest in spa pampering? Prepare to dunk your tootsies in a tank of water and let tiny carp nibble away.

August 05, 2008 | By MATTHEW BARAKAT Associated Press Writer | National


Yahoo settles with Icahn to avert August showdown

SAN FRANCISCO - Yahoo Inc. averted a showdown with rabble-rousing investor Carl Icahn on Monday by giving him three seats on its board of directors in a truce that still leaves the door open for a possible sale to Microsoft Corp.

August 05, 2008 | By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Business Writer | National


Worker finds suspected mail bomb at Ga. courthouse

SAVANNAH - Police have evacuated a courthouse in Savannah, Ga., after a suspected mail bomb was found in the district attorney's office.

August 05, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Police say soldier’s husband stabbed, raped her

EL PASO, Texas - A Fort Bliss soldier's husband kicked her in the face, stabbed and raped her before abducting her from her off-post apartment last week and taking her to Nevada, police said Monday.

August 05, 2008 | By ALICIA A. CALDWELL Associated Press Writer | National


Myanmar cyclone damage estimated at $4 billion

SINGAPORE - Survivors of Myanmar's Cyclone Nargis face a ''second emergency'' unless relief efforts receive an influx of $1 billion in international aid over the next three years, according to the first full assessment of the disaster released Monday.

August 05, 2008 | By VIJAY JOSHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Deadly Tolls: Sick truckers causing fatal wrecks

WASHINGTON - Tractor-trailer and bus drivers in the United States have suffered seizures, heart attacks or unconscious spells behind the wheel that led to deadly crashes on highways. Hundreds of thousands of drivers carry commercial licenses even though they also qualify for full federal disability payments, according to a new U.S. safety study obtained by The Associated Press.

August 05, 2008 | By HOPE YEN and FRANK BASS Associated Press Writers | Washington


Police Report - July 22

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.

August 05, 2008 | | Crime Report


Roche offers $43.7B for rest of Genentech

GENEVA - Swiss pharmaceutical maker Roche on Monday offered $43.7 billion for the remaining shares of its U.S. biotech partner Genentech Inc., seizing the opportunity offered by the weak U.S. dollar to grab a bigger share of earnings from such Genentech drugs as the blockbuster cancer treatment Avastin.

August 05, 2008 | By ALEXANDER G. HIGGINS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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GSU men's team salvages road trip with win over Arkansas State

JONESBORO, Ark. - Tookie Brown hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with just over a minute to play, and Mike Hughes iced the contest with a pair of ...

January 30, 2016 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


Stars shine bright

In his first year as director of the Coastal Middle School Region, Marty Holder said he wanted to find a way to celebrate the region ...

January 30, 2016 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Local archer to compete overseas

The regulation phase of the competition was over. Cassy Pelton, the 21-year old Georgia Southern junior, stood tied for third at the World Indoor Archery ...

January 30, 2016 | By LUKE MARTIN Herald Correspondent | Sports


Archie, Eli Manning proud of Peyton's evolution this season

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Archie Manning speaks deliberately and carefully when addressing whether his 39-year-old son, Peyton, might be playing his final NFL game when he ...

January 30, 2016 | By BRETT MARTEL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Braves' Freeman says ailing right wrist is finally pain-free

ATLANTA (AP) - Freddie Freeman's slow-healing right wrist finally is pain-free, allowing the Braves first baseman to take swings on back-to-back days this week for ...

January 30, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Kerber beats Williams for her 1st Grand Slam title

MELBOURNE, Australia - After all the advice that Steffi Graf gave her, AngeliqueKerber was able to return a favor to the retired champion on Saturday.

January 30, 2016 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


1 million face loss of food aid

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - More than 1 million low-income residents in 21 states could soon lose their government food stamps if they fail to meet work ...

January 30, 2016 | By DAVID A. LIEB Associated Press | Associated Press


IOC sends medical advice to Olympic committees on Zika virus

LONDON - The IOC advised national Olympic committees on Friday to follow the World Health Organization's guidance on dealing with the Zika virus ahead of ...

January 29, 2016 | By STEPHEN WILSON Associated Press | Sports


Murray beats Raonic in 5 to reach 5th Australian Open final

MELBOURNE, Australia - Andy Murray arrived at the Australian Open fully prepared to become a father before becoming champion.

January 29, 2016 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Chairman says Chargers to stay in San Diego in 2016

SAN DIEGO - Chargers Chairman Dean Spanos said Friday that the team will play in San Diego in 2016, and he'll work with politicians and ...

January 29, 2016 | By BERNIE WILSON AP Sports Writer | Sports




Turn to Jesus Christ for meaning

Socrates said, "Know yourself."

January 28, 2016 | Dr. John Bressler | Columnists/Editorials


‘Build the beloved community’

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Statesboro celebrated their new home Sunday with an emotional dedication service amid hopes of spreading "more love, justice and peace."

January 28, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Education advocate challenges all

Dr. Steve Perry, a strident advocate for education revolution and founder and principal of the Capital Preparatory Magnet School in Hartford, Conn., came to Georgia ...

January 28, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


‘Dreamgirls’ coming to Boro

"Dreamgirls" may just knock your socks off!

January 28, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Local


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