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Panel calls for focus on fractions, other subjects to shore up nation’s math skills

WASHINGTON - Schools could improve students' sluggish math scores by hammering home the basics, such as addition and multiplication, and increasing the focus on fractions and some geometry, a presidential panel recommended Thursday.

March 28, 2008 | By NANCY ZUCKERBROD AP Education Writer | Washington


Two defendants in West Virginia torture case sentenced; victim’s mother criticizes prosecutor

LOGAN, W.Va. - Two people accused of taking part in the torture of a young black woman received the maximum sentence possible Thursday, but the victim's mother said it wasn't enough.

March 28, 2008 | By SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER Associated Press Writer | National


Incoming NY governor says transition is going well, government is stable

ALBANY, N.Y. - Lt. Gov. David Paterson, who will take over as New York's governor following Gov. Eliot Spitzer's dramatic fall from power in a prostitution scandal, rushed off to meet with lawmakers Thursday as he prepared for his transition.

March 28, 2008 | By VALERIE BAUMAN Associated Press Writer | National


In Belgium, refusing polio vaccine for children can mean parents serve jail time

LONDON - As doctors struggle to eradicate polio worldwide, one of their biggest problems is persuading parents to vaccinate their children. In Belgium, authorities are resorting to an extreme measure: prison sentences.

March 27, 2008 | By MARIA CHENG AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Hong Kong closes all kindergartens, primary schools for 500,000 youngsters amid flu outbreak

HONG KONG - Hong Kong's government ordered Wednesday that all kindergartens and primary schools be closed for two weeks amid a flu outbreak, shutting down classes for more than a half million students.

March 27, 2008 | By MIN LEE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Hamas sets terms for cease-fire with Israel but West Bank attack could cloud prospects

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - The Hamas prime minister called publicly Wednesday for a period of calm with Israel, laying out conditions that would end attacks on Palestinian militants, open Gaza's borders and lift economic sanctions.

March 27, 2008 | By IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Khomeini granddaughter says reformist ex-president Khatami only hope against Iran hard-liners

TEHRAN, Iran - She is a granddaughter of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, founder of the 1979 Islamic revolution, but Zahra Eshraghi has long been a leader of reformers seeking to liberalize Iran.

March 27, 2008 | By LEE KEATH and ALI AKBAR DAREINI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Southwest Airlines grounds 41 jets after missing required inspections for structural cracks

DALLAS - Southwest Airlines grounded 41 planes overnight - about 8 percent of its fleet - in the wake of its recent admission that it had missed required inspections of some planes for structural cracks.

March 27, 2008 | By DAVID KOENIG AP Business Writer | National


Stocks get a lift from investors optimistic about Fed efforts, rise in crude oil inventories

NEW YORK - Wall Street advanced in choppy trading Wednesday, extending the huge rally a day earlier that was triggered by the Federal Reserve's plans to pump liquidity into distressed financial markets.

March 27, 2008 | By TIM PARADIS AP Business Writer | National


Ill. mom goes to trial for briefly leaving child in car; case sparks Internet debate

CHICAGO - Treffly Coyne was out of her car for just minutes and no more than 10 yards away.

March 27, 2008 | By DON BABWIN Associated Press Writer | National


Prostitution scandal drives New York’s Gov. Eliot Spitzer from office

NEW YORK - Gov. Eliot Spitzer resigned in disgrace Wednesday after getting caught in a call-girl scandal that shattered his corruption-fighting, straight-arrow image, saying: ''I cannot allow my private failings to disrupt the people's work.''

March 27, 2008 | By VERENA DOBNIK and MICHAEL GORMLEY Associated Press Writers | National


Diamond Eagles hold off Upstate, win 11-8

Georgia Southern scored six runs in the bottom of the seventh inning, all without recording an out, and seven starters had at least two hits in an 11-8 win over USC Upstate Tuesday night (March 11). The Eagles improved to 7-6 overall while the Spartans fell to 5-9 as both teams sat through a rain delay in the third inning.

USC Upstate took a 2-0 lead in its half of the third. A hit and error put the first two runners on. Groundouts from Casey Rivers and Andrew Runion plated both.

March 27, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Reports: Prosecutor says police have possible break in slaying of UNC’s student body president

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Police investigating the slaying of the University of North Carolina's student body president may have a break in the case, and police planned an announcement Wednesday.

March 27, 2008 | By ERIN GARTNER Associated Press Writer | National


Dallas cops: Mom threw 2 children, self off freeway overpass during morning rush; all survive

DALLAS - A woman threw her two struggling young children from a freeway overpass during Wednesday's morning rush before leaping off herself, police said, but all three survived the 22-foot fall into traffic.

March 27, 2008 | By JEFF CARLTON and SCHUYLER DIXON Associated Press Writers | National


Democrats, Republicans seek political points as Capitol Hill budget debate begins Wednesday

WASHINGTON - Congress is considering dueling fiscal plans for the upcoming year that illustrate the unappetizing budget choices facing the next president.

March 27, 2008 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


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GOP leaders are struggling to show they really are in charge

WASHINGTON - Two months into full Republican control of Congress, GOP leaders are struggling to demonstrate they really are in charge.

February 28, 2015 | By ERICA WERNER Associated Press | Associated Press


Kvapil's car stolen from racetrack

HAMPTON, Ga. - When Travis Kvapil got the call Friday, he figured someone on his race team was playing a joke.

February 28, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | NASCAR






Bulls expect Derrick Rose back this season

CHICAGO - The Chicago Bulls can breathe a little easier. They expect Derrick Rose to return this season from his latest knee surgery.

February 27, 2015 | By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Statesboro swept by Richmond Hill

Richmond Hill scored three goals in a five minute span midway through the second half on their way to knocking off Statesboro High 5-3 Friday night at Womack Field.

February 27, 2015 | By LUKE MARTIN Herald Correspondent | Prep Sports 360


Lady Gators into semifinals

When the game is on the line, Bulloch Academy head girls' basketball coach Paul Webb can usually count on senior point guard Ashley Burke.

February 27, 2015 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


Leonard Nimoy, famous as Mr. Spock, dies at 83

LOS ANGELES - Leonard Nimoy, the actor known and loved by generations of "Star Trek" fans as the pointy-eared, purely logical science officer Mr. Spock, has died.

February 27, 2015 | The Associated Press | Entertainment News


Statesboro police arrest 3 in fatal shooting

The Statesboro Police Department has arrested three suspects in a homicide investigation that left a Norcross man dead.

February 27, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Leonard Nimoy, famous as Mr. Spock on 'Star Trek,' dies

LOS ANGELES - In 1975, Leonard Nimoy published an autobiography with the defiant title, "I Am Not Spock." Two decades later, he bowed to fate with "I Am Spock," a revisionist sequel.

February 27, 2015 | By LYNN ELBER Associated Press | Associated Press


Bulloch County mother and son still missing

Authorities are still seeking the whereabouts of a Bulloch County mother and child reported missing Wednesday.

February 27, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Eagles' Fritz receives $100,000 raise

In his first season as Georgia Southern head coach, Willie Fritz guided the Eagles to a Sun Belt Championship in their inaugural season at the FBS level. Georgia Southern finished the season with a 9-3 mark, including a perfect 8-0 run through Sun Belt competition.

February 27, 2015 | From staff reports | Sports




Back on the track in Atlanta

HAMPTON, Ga. - After the glitz of Daytona, it's time for the NASCAR grind.

February 26, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Bulloch County mother, son are missing

Bulloch County sheriff's deputies are asking the public's help in finding a woman and her 2-year-old son who left their home in the far southeastern part of the county.

February 26, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


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