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Crane collapses onto row of NYC apartment buildings; at least 4 dead, 10 injured

NEW YORK - A crane rising 19 stories alongside a skyscraper under construction toppled like a tree across a city block Saturday, crashing into apartment buildings, killing four people and setting off a scramble for survivors.

March 30, 2008 | By PAT RIZZO and CLARE TRAPASSO Associated Press Writer | National


Host Gators take 3rd at Relays

Hundreds of high-school athletes and their supporters filled the Georgia Southern University track and field complex as 21 boys' teams and 20 girls' squads competed in Bulloch Academy's ninth annual Gator Relays Saturday.

March 30, 2008 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


China gambles that Tibet crackdown won't bring Olympic boycott

BEIJING - Soldiers on foot and in armored carriers swarmed Tibet's capital Saturday, enforcing a strict curfew a day after protesters burned shops and cars to vent their anger against Chinese rule. In another western city, police clashed with hundreds of Buddhist monks leading a sympathy demonstration.

March 30, 2008 | By AUDRA ANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Air Force confirms that pilot was killed when F-16 crashed in western Arizona

PARKER, Ariz. - The pilot of an F-16C fighter jet that crashed in a rugged area of western Arizona was killed when his plane went down, Air Force officials confirmed Saturday.

March 30, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Suspects in slayings of NC college students fell through cracks

DURHAM, N.C. - Whenever there's been a crack to fall through in North Carolina's legal system, Laurence Lovette and Demario Atwater have found it.

March 30, 2008 | By MIKE BAKER Associated Press Writer | National


Storms leave two dead after Atlanta twister

ATLANTA - Tens of thousands of basketball fans at two arenas were perfectly safe, officials insisted Saturday, even though the crowds apparently weren't warned about an approaching tornado - one that would ravage skyscrapers and injure dozens.

March 30, 2008 | By ERRIN HAINES Associated Press Writer | National


Lee-Lane

Mr. and Mrs. Dannie and Marie Lee of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Marie Lee of Statesboro, to Brian Adam Lane, son of Perry and Sonya Lane.

March 30, 2008 | | Wedding Planner


For Young Readers by Lindsey and Paige Oliver

In the world of young adult literature, few figures are so impressive as Avi. Though often passed over in favor of classic or more modern novels, his works, which include "The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle" and "The Man Who Was Poe," strike a balance which few, if any, writers have obtained. While engaging and thoroughly kid-friendly, stories penned by Avi often plumb the darkness of human nature, injecting mature themes so subtly and skillfully that they rarely seem out of place, even in a book for younger audiences. His are multi-faceted works-enjoyable and fun at most moments, but ...

March 30, 2008 | By LINDSEY and PAIGE OLIVER | Lifestyles Columnists


Kathy Bradley - Life from a conch shell

The best gift is one that is unexpected or one that is particularly suited to the recipient. When a single gift is both, it makes the heart sing.

March 30, 2008 | By KATHY BRADLEY | Lifestyles Columnists


Diane Miller - Healthy families communicate

Without exception, every research study completed on family strengths lists communication as a trait of strong or healthy families. The family members in strong families enjoy talking to each other. However, it is not just talking or verbal communication that is important. The non-verbal messages sent out are also heeded.

March 30, 2008 | By DIANE MILLER | Lifestyles Columnists


Bulloch History by Roger Allen

On Nov. 14, 1902, it was announced that Bulloch County's very first industrial enterprise would be, literally, a community undertaking. A Mr. Preston asked the citizens to subscribe to his plan to build a seed mill in Statesboro, estimating it would take $30,000 to build the plant.

March 30, 2008 | By ROGER ALLEN | Lifestyles Columnists


Smithsonian Institution picks Ga. Tech president as its leader

WASHINGTON - The Smithsonian Institution returned to its academic roots on Saturday, naming the president of Georgia Tech as the new leader of the museum complex beleaguered by financial scandals.

March 30, 2008 | By BRETT ZONGKER Associated Press Writer | National


Recent Births 3/16

Malachi Joshua

March 30, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Births


Dickie Scruggs, legendary trial lawyer, pleads guilty to trying to bribe a judge

JACKSON, Miss - Richard ''Dickie'' Scruggs, the legendary trial lawyer who made Big Business tremble every time he set foot in court, pleaded guilty Friday to conspiring to bribe a judge - a crime that could send him to prison and spell the end of his storied legal career.

March 29, 2008 | By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated Press Writer | National


Sticker shock at the grocery: Soaring wheat prices mean more expensive food in every aisle

LUBBOCK, Texas - If you think the cost of gassing up your car is outrageous, wait until you need to restock your pantry.

March 29, 2008 | By BETSY BLANEY Associated Press Writer | National


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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


Ammon Bundy urges last refuge occupiers to go home

BURNS, Ore. - A day after eight members of an armed anti-government group were arrested, their jailed leader on Wednesday urged a handful of remaining militants ...

January 27, 2016 | By KEITH RIDLER and TERRENCE PETTY | Associated Press






Panthers split with Wolverines

January 26, 2016 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


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