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More teens can do basics when it comes to writing; top performers hold steady in numbers

WASHINGTON - More and more middle- and high-school students understand the basics of writing, but there's been no increase in the ranks of top-performing teenage writers.

April 18, 2008 | By NANCY ZUCKERBROD AP Education Writer | Washington


Technology problems force Census Bureau to scrap plans to use computers in 2010 count

WASHINGTON - Technology problems will force the government to count all of the nation's 300 million residents the old-fashioned way in the 2010 census - with paper and pencil.

April 18, 2008 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Justice Department role in big-money settlement contracts a worry before Ashcroft agreement

WASHINGTON - Justice Department officials were concerned about having no oversight of lucrative monitoring contracts in white-collar crime settlements long before a no-bid agreement given to a former attorney general was made public, the nation's top lawyer said Thursday.

April 18, 2008 | By LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Prep Sports Blitz: SHS, BA baseball; Plankenhorn preview - Presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank

Prep Sports Blitz for Thursday, March 4 - Presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank.

April 18, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports Blitz


Bernanke, other government officials defend Bear Stearns rescue to protect US financial system

WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve moved to assist a Wall Street investment bank on the brink of bankruptcy to prevent a failure that could have dealt serious consequences to the U.S. economy, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Thursday.

April 18, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Washington


Police Report - April 4

(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.)

April 18, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Ukrainian leaders push for membership in NATO, but citizens are divided over joining alliance

KIEV, Ukraine - At dinner, Leonid and Yelena Adrov don't just talk about their daughter's grades or summer vacation plans. The couple has another issue to discuss - Ukraine's bid for membership in NATO.

April 17, 2008 | By MARIA DANILOVA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Questions linger over Justice Department’s approval of satellite radio merger

WASHINGTON - When antitrust regulators decided last week to allow the nation's only two satellite radio companies to become one, they put forth an unexpected argument - that the two companies largely do not compete with one another.

April 17, 2008 | By JOHN DUNBAR Associated Press Writer | Washington


HEALTHBEAT: Esophagus damage, cancer rising with longterm heartburn

WASHINGTON - Chronic heartburn is a daily acid bath for the esophagus, and complications from it are on the rise.

April 17, 2008 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | National


AP IMPACT: Military feels the gouge of fuel costs as Iraq, allies watch oil profits soar

WASHINGTON - Think you're being gouged by Big Oil? U.S. troops in Iraq are paying almost as much as Americans back home, despite burning fuel at staggering rates in a war to stabilize a country known for its oil reserves.

April 17, 2008 | By ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press Writer | Washington


Feds say vague law makes ban on Internet gambling tough to enforce

WASHINGTON - Congress' ban on Internet gambling is so vague that implementing it is a struggle, say federal officials charged with the task.

April 17, 2008 | By ERICA WERNER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Dean: Dems committed to seating Florida delegates if Obama and Clinton campaigns can agree

WASHINGTON - Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean said Wednesday the party is committed to seating Florida's delegates at this summer's convention as long as any agreement is supported by the party's two presidential contenders.

April 17, 2008 | By KEN THOMAS Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Obama says Gore would be considered for Cabinet-level post or higher

WALLINGFORD, Pa. - Democrat Barack Obama said Wednesday he talks regularly with former vice president Al Gore and would consider putting him in a Cabinet-level position or higher.

April 17, 2008 | By DEVLIN BARRETT Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


McCain working to announce his choice of running mate before GOP convention

PENSACOLA, Fla. - Sen. John McCain is in the ''embryonic stages'' of selecting a vice presidential running mate and he hopes to unveil his choice before the Republican National Convention to avoid the type of problems that plagued Dan Quayle's debut two decades ago.

April 17, 2008 | By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent | Campaign 2008


Astrograph 4/3

Conditions and developments that occur in the year ahead are likely to arouse your better leadership qualities. Once you accept command, you'll commit yourself to being the best and prove to be an outstanding chieftain others want to follow.

April 17, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


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Lady Gators looking for revenge in Elite Eight

For the second straight season, Bulloch Academy travels to Atlanta to face Holy Spirit Prep in the 'Elite Eight' of the GISA Class AAA girls' soccer playoffs.

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


In the Pits: Busch's victory shows attempt to change as a person

Kurt Busch's win at Richmond International Raceway would only be considered redemption if anyone had ever questioned his driving ability.

April 27, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Winston, Mariota atop latest mock draft

NEW YORK - The NFL draft heads to Chicago this year, with the top overall choice in ourmock draft not planning to be on hand. No matter: Tampa Bay will already have let its selection know when the crowd in the Windy City gets, uh, wind of the pick.

April 27, 2015 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


A choir's debut

The Boys and Girls Club Choir will offer its debut performance Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. inside the First United Methodist Church of Statesboro on South Main Street. The free concert is open to the public, and the community is encouraged to attend the inaugural display of musical talent from the Statesboro club.

April 27, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Less fluoride in the water

NEW YORK - The government is lowering the recommended amount of fluoride in drinking water because some kids are getting too much, causing white splotches on their teeth.

April 27, 2015 | By MIKE STOBBE Associated Press | Associated Press


Nepal quake death toll tops 4,000

KATHMANDU, Nepal - As the death toll from Nepal's devastating earthquake climbed past 4,000, aid workers and officials in remote, shattered villages near the epicenter pleaded Monday for food, shelter and medicine.

April 27, 2015 | By KATY DAIGLE and BINAJ GURUBACHARYA Associated Press | Associated Press


Founder of Feetz to speak at Georgia Southern

Tuesday, April 28, at 5:30 p.m. in the College of Engineering and Information Technology, Room 1004, the Georgia Southern College of Business Administration Business Innovation Group will host the Entrepreneur Lecture Series with speaker Lucy Beard as she discusses her adventures in starting Feetz, the digital cobbler for the new era.

April 27, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


US vets come to Vietnam to confront past — and find a home

DANANG, Vietnam - When Richard Parker left Vietnam in 1970, he planned to leave his memories of napalm attacks firmly in the past. Instead, as time marched on, they haunted him.

April 27, 2015 | By MIKE IVES Associated Press | Associated Press


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Optim Healthcare merger becomes official

Optim Healthcare has made official the long anticipated partnership with National Surgical Healthcare, an owner and operator of surgical hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers based in Chicago.

April 27, 2015 | | Local


April 26 - Mrs. Marjorie Daniel Collins Anderson, age 92, died Friday evening, April 24, 2015, at th

Mrs. Marjorie Daniel Collins Anderson

April 27, 2015 | | Obituaries


The myth of the terrible teen years

Q: Our son is going to be 13 next year and we're trying to be proactive about the coming storm. He's been a good kid and relatively easy to raise to this point, but we've heard the horror stories and dread what may be around the corner. Do you have any tips?

April 26, 2015 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Jernigan-Soles

Nicci Jernigan of Brooklet, daughter of the late Harry Jernigan and the late Merrie Rossman, would like to announce her engagement to Jason Soles of Brooklet, the son of Mr. Roger Soles of Wrightsville, Georgia, and Ms. Anna Soles of Portal.

April 26, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Weddings


Prom can be a platform for social change, good deeds

NEW YORK - Proms have traditionally been a night of glamour and romance, complete with backstage drama over dates and dresses. But prom culture is changing. Some teens now see prom as an opportunity to be inclusive rather than exclusive. They're using proms as vehicles for good deeds and to take a stand on issues that matter to them.

April 26, 2015 | By BETH J. HARPAZ The Associated Press | Life


This ain't our first rodeo

The bulls and broncs have all gone home to pasture, relaxing after their 8–16 seconds of work.

April 26, 2015 | By BILL ANDERSON Kiwanis Club of Statesboro | Local


Picture it: A 1,000-year exposure showing a changing Earth

AMHERST, Mass. - If a picture is worth a thousand words, then Jonathon Keats figures a picture can also span a thousand years.

April 26, 2015 | By BOB SALSBERG Associated Press | Associated Press


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