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Study: Giving moms magnesium sulfate cuts risk of cerebral palsy in extreme premature babies

NEW YORK - Doctors can cut the risk of cerebral palsy in half for very premature babies by giving their mothers magnesium sulfate just before they give birth, new research shows.

February 15, 2008 | By STEPHANIE NANO Associated Press Writer | National


Freddy Cole plays at Averitt Center Friday

Walk through the Main Gallery of the Averitt Center and you may hear jazz love songs being crooned that's somewhat reminiscent of the late Nat King Cole. Only this voice evokes the sultry feel of black velvet. Freddy Cole is the late Nat's younger brother and has his own claim to fame.

February 15, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Faced with fewer hunters, West Virginia considers offering gun training in schools

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A significant drop in the number of hunters in West Virginia has left a hole in the state's budget, and one lawmaker thinks he has a solution: Allow children to receive hunter training in school.

February 15, 2008 | By TOM BREEN Associated Press Writer | National


Aruba police investigate evidence in Holloway case from Dutch crime reporter

ORANJESTAD, Aruba - Aruban prosecutors said Thursday that authorities are investigating new information in the Natalee Holloway case provided by a Dutch crime reporter.

February 15, 2008 | By MARGARET WEVER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Suicide bomber kills Afghan official amid fears for future of international mission

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - A suicide bomber blew himself up Thursday in a mosque in southern Afghanistan, killing a deputy provincial governor and five other people in another blow to President Hamid Karzai's U.S.-backed government.

February 15, 2008 | By NOOR KHAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Four years later, bird flu continues march across Asia; 100 dead in Indonesia, India at risk

HANOI, Vietnam - Fears of a global bird flu pandemic that once dominated headlines have largely vanished in the West, but four years after the virus began ravaging Asian poultry, it continues to quietly spread.

February 15, 2008 | By MARGIE MASON AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Colombia’s top cop seeks extradition of colonel sacked in corruption case

BOGOTA, Colombia - A police colonel sacked for abetting one of Colombia's most-wanted drug traffickers should be extradited to the United States as an example, the country's police chief told The Associated Press on Thursday.

February 15, 2008 | By FRANK BAJAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Disaster threatens the nation from the sky, the land — and from computers — in major US drill

WASHINGTON - In the middle of the biggest-ever ''Cyber Storm'' war game to test the nation's hacker defenses, someone quietly targeted the very computers used to conduct the exercise.

February 15, 2008 | By TED BRIDIS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Polish foreign minister accuses Russia of blackmail in opposition to US missile shield plan

WASHINGTON - Poland's foreign minister Radek Sikorski on Thursday accused Russia of blackmail for making threats aimed at derailing plans to allow the U.S. to install missile defense interceptors on Polish territory.

February 15, 2008 | By DESMOND BUTLER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Bid on prime public airwaves auction exceeds $4.6 billion, triggers open access provision

WASHINGTON - A bid on the largest portion of public wireless airwaves, now being auctioned by the federal government, reached $4.7 billion on Thursday, triggering a provision to allow any device or software to work on that spectrum.

February 15, 2008 | By DIBYA SARKAR AP Business Writer | National


Polish foreign minister accuses Russia of blackmail in opposition to US missile shield plan

WASHINGTON - Poland's foreign minister Radek Sikorski on Thursday accused Russia of blackmail for making threats aimed at derailing plans to allow the U.S. to install missile defense interceptors on Polish territory.

February 15, 2008 | By DESMOND BUTLER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Consumer spending slows abruptly in December, turning in weakest growth in 6 months

WASHINGTON - Consumers increased their spending at the weakest pace in six months while applications for unemployment benefits soared last week, two more signs the economy is weakening.

February 15, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


Prep Sports Blitz - Presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank

Prep Sports Blitz for Thursday, January 31.

February 15, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports Blitz


Army suicides rise as much as 20 percent, report says

WASHINGTON - As many as 121 Army soldiers committed suicide in 2007, a jump of some 20 percent over the year before, officials said Thursday.

February 15, 2008 | By PAULINE JELINEK Associated Press Writer | Washington


Senior al-Qaida commander al-Libi, 1 of U.S. most wanted, killed

CAIRO, Egypt - Abu Laith al-Libi, a top al-Qaida commander in Afghanistan who was blamed for bombing a base while Vice President Cheney was visiting last year, has been killed, according to a militant Web site.

February 15, 2008 | By PAUL SCHEMM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Help coming soon for Braves

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - The closer the Braves fall to the bottom of the NL East, the more their focus will shift to prospects acquired in a barrage of offseason trades.

May 14, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Brady appeals suspension as Pats rebut league's decision

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady appealed the four-game suspension he was handed for his role in using deflated footballs during the AFC championship game, and the players union urged Commissioner Roger Goodell to appoint a neutral arbitrator to hear the case.

May 14, 2015 | By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Statesboro businessman Holmes Ramsey charged with jury tampering

Statesboro businessman Holmes Ramsey, who owns the University Plaza adjacent to the Georgia Southern University campus, was arrested Wednesday afternoon and charged with criminal attempt of embracery, which is jury tampering.

May 14, 2015 | From staff reports | Local




History made in Panthers' season

Portal High School's girls track and field team showed they can compete with any school at the state level, despite not having a home track to practice on.

May 13, 2015 | HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Braves baffled in 2-hit loss

CINCINNATI - Reds rookie Raisel Iglesias wasn't Atlanta's only problem in a 5-1 loss on Wednesday.

May 13, 2015 | By MARK SCHMETZER Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Gas prices still look low for summer

NEW YORK - Drivers who have seen a steady rise in the price of gasoline can relax: They will almost certainly be paying far less for gas this summer than they have in at least six years.

May 13, 2015 | By JONATHAN FAHEY Associated Press | Associated Press


Investigators: Train in deadly wreck was going 106 mph

PHILADELPHIA - The Amtrak train that crashed in Philadelphia, killing at least seven people, was hurtling at 106 mph before it ran off the rails along a sharp curve where the speed limit drops to just 50 mph, federal investigators said Wednesday.

May 13, 2015 | By GEOFF MULVIHILL Associated Press | Local


Amtrak train derails killing 6 people; investigation begins

PHILADELPHIA - Daylight on Wednesday revealed the destruction and devastation caused by an Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia that left at least six people dead and injured dozens more, several critically, as survivors recalled a terrifying wreck that plunged them into darkness and chaos.

May 13, 2015 | By GEOFF MULVIHILL Associated Press | Associated Press




SEB, Portal headed to state tournament

PORTAL - In just a few short years, the Portal girls golf team has gone from a brand new program to a local power.

May 12, 2015 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Braves let late lead slip away

CINCINNATI - Mike Foltynewicz's best start ended badly, done in by one errant throw to second base.

May 12, 2015 | By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Man resists arrest

A man caught stealing from woman's car punched her, tried to steal her car and fled, but sheriff's deputies caught him after a short chase. They used a Taser to subdue the man, who screamed that they should have killed and beaten him "like they do on TV."

May 12, 2015 | | Local


Man arrested after smashing window, saving dog from hot car

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Georgia state law allows an individual to break a car window to save a child in distress, but the same protection does not apply when a pet's life is at stake, as one man has quickly found out.

May 12, 2015 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


City Council alcohol law work session rescheduled to May 27

Originally scheduled for today, Statesboro City Council rescheduled a work session on a proposed new Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance to May 27 at 3 p.m.

May 12, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


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