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Taliban prep for battle outside Kandahar

ARGHANDAB, Afghanistan - Taliban militants destroyed bridges and planted mines in several villages they control outside southern Afghanistan's largest city in apparent preparation for battle, residents and officials said Tuesday.

July 02, 2008 | By NOOR KHAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Astrograph 6/18

Maintaining personal control over your affairs, both at work and in social situations, will be of immense importance to your happiness in the year ahead. You'll sense this, and do your part to manage what you can whenever you can.

July 02, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 6/18

DEAR DR. GOTT: I want to respond to your column regarding hemorrhoids and how hard it is to get rid of them. I would like to tell you about the experience of my husband's grandmother. During one of her physical exams, her doctor informed her that she had hemorrhoids and would need surgery to repair them. She refused the surgery because she had read an article in Prevention Magazine claiming honey would help heal hemorrhoids. She immediately put honey on everything she could (toast, hot cereal, etc.), and, by the time she saw the doctor again, they were gone ...

July 02, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Bridge 6/18

English letter writer and novelist Horace Walpole, who died in 1797, wrote, "Mystery is the wisdom of blockheads."

July 02, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Japan hangs 3 convicted murderers

TOKYO - A serial killer who mutilated the bodies of four young girls and reportedly drank the blood of one of his victims was among three convicted murderers executed in Japan on Tuesday for crimes an official called indescribably cruel.

July 02, 2008 | By MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Hawk rescued, healed after fall into water treatment facility

The swift action of Jim Smith stopped a juvenile little hawk from possibly drowning after it fell in a sea of sludge and chemicals. Luckily, Smith, an operator at Statesboro's water treatment plant, was nearby and quickly netted him out and rinsed him off with a hose. Many hawks are not so lucky and often do not survive a fall into the murky water at the treatment plant. Smith contacted Debbie Baca at Raven Oaks Bird Sanctuary, a nonprofit rescue organization located just outside of Statesboro. Baca arrived 15 minutes later and found the Coopers Hawk sitting in the ...

July 02, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Kidnappers extend deadline for talks to free Philippine journalists

MANILA, Philippines - Al-Qaida-linked militants extended a Tuesday deadline for a ransom payment to free a popular TV news anchor and her cameraman kidnapped in the southern Philippines, a negotiator said.

July 02, 2008 | By TERESA CEROJANO Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Military judge to rule on future of Haditha case

SAN DIEGO - The fate of the prosecution of a Marine officer accused of failing to probe the killings of 24 Iraqis rests on whether a military judge finds a four-star general was wrongfully influenced by an investigator when he decided to file charges.

July 02, 2008 | By CHELSEA J. CARTER Associated Press Writer | National


Pakistan’s A.Q. Khan denies new nuke weapons claim

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - The architect of Pakistan's nuclear program on Tuesday rejected a report alleging that his network may have shared blueprints for an advanced nuclear weapon with countries such as Iran and North Korea.

July 02, 2008 | By MUNIR AHMAD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Hamas says it’s reached cease-fire with Israel

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Gaza's Hamas rulers on Tuesday said they have reached a long-awaited cease-fire with Israel meant to end months of Palestinian assaults on Israeli border towns and bruising Israeli retaliation.

July 02, 2008 | By IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Gay couples rush to get married in California

SAN FRANCISCO - County clerk offices opened their doors Tuesday to hundreds of gay and lesbian couples with appointments to secure marriage licenses and exchange vows on the first full day same-sex nuptials were legal throughout California.

July 02, 2008 | By LISA LEFF Associated Press Writer | National


Beer Parlor Ramblers to play at Emma Kelly Theater Saturday

Authentic New Orleans Dixieland Jazz will take over the Averitt Center for the Arts Saturday night.

July 02, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Calif. police ID man they say fatally beat toddler

TURLOCK, Calif. - Police on Monday identified a man who was fatally shot by an officer for allegedly refusing to stop beating a toddler to death along a remote road.

July 02, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


At Vermont lake, new controversy over nude beach

WESTMORE, Vt. - From the beach of Lake Willoughby's Southwest Cove, the sheer cliffs of Mount Pisgah tower over the deep, frigid water. Across the narrows, Mount Hor's peak completes the look of a Scandinavian fjord.

July 02, 2008 | By WILSON RING Associated Press Writer | National


Analysis: Law schools growing, but jobs aren’t

To hear many students tell it, law school is a guaranteed ticket to a well-paying career. So a recent milestone must have sounded like good news.

July 02, 2008 | By JUSTIN POPE AP Education Writer | National


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4-H to host rabies vaccination clinic

The Bulloch County Extension Service and Bulloch County 4-H will host its annual rabies clinic Saturday. Vaccinations will cost $10 each.

May 18, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia's signing class gets late boost with RB Herrien

ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia's 2016 signing class received a late boost Wednesday with the addition of New Manchester High School running back Brian Herrien.

May 18, 2016 | The Associated Press | UGA


Southern Cruisers 25th anniversary show Saturday

Southern Cruisers will host its 25th anniversary edition car and truck show Saturday at the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fairgrounds, with vendors, door prizes, valve-cover races and ...

May 18, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


Former Braves manager Gonzalez laughs off firing

VILLANOVA, Pa. - Fredi Gonzalez brought two bottles of wine and knocked on the hotel room door of Atlanta general manager John Coppolella for a late-night ...

May 18, 2016 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Braves bounce back

PITTSBURGH - Julio Teheran allowed five hits in 7 2/3 crisp innings and theAtlanta Braves gave Brian Snitker his first victory as interim manager with ...

May 18, 2016 | By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Study: Almost half of all heart attacks are 'silent'

CHICAGO - Almost half of all heart attacks cause no obvious symptoms, yet they can still be life-threatening, according to research on more than 9,000 ...

May 17, 2016 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Report: Genetically altered food is safe

WASHINGTON - Genetically manipulated food remains generally safe for humans and the environment, a high-powered science advisory board declared in a report Tuesday.

May 17, 2016 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | Associated Press


Spring Fling at New Hope Methodist to honor Emma Kelly

New Hope United Methodist Church will hold a Spring Fling benefit Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. The community is ...

May 17, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local




Bucs beat Braves

PITTSBURGH - Matt Joyce homered among his three hits and drove in three runs, Gregory Polanco had three hits and three runs scored, and Jon Niese ...

May 16, 2016 | By JOHN PERROTTO Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


In the Pits: Larson races clean at the expense of his 1st Cup win

It might be hard to believe that the ending of a low-level race three years ago had such a profound effect on Kyle Larson that ...

May 16, 2016 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Jason Day starting to draw comparisons with Tiger Woods

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Nothing is good enough for Jason Day.

May 16, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Lady Panthers win state golf title

May 16, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Panther football coaching staff growing this season

May 16, 2016 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Blank says work on Falcons' new stadium is on schedule

ATLANTA - As he awaits word on Atlanta's bid for to host a Super Bowl,Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank said Monday construction of the ...

May 16, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


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