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Bhutto placed under house arrest for 1 day, 5,000 supporters rounded up

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - President Gen. Pervez Musharraf placed opposition leader Benazir Bhutto under house arrest for a single day Friday - surrounding her villa with barbed wire - and rounded up thousands of her supporters to block a mass rally against his emergency rule.

November 24, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


US frees 9 Iranians in Iraq in possible outreach to Tehran

BAGHDAD - In a possible break in the U.S.-Iranian standoff in Iraq, the U.S. military on Friday released nine Iranians no longer deemed a threat, including two accused of membership in an elite force suspected of arming Shiite militias.

November 24, 2007 | By LAUREN FRAYER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Immigrants are being ripped off by phone cards that don’t deliver the promised minutes

MIAMI - They can be seen hanging behind the counter at the mini-mart, those brightly colored phone cards for calling Latin America, Africa and Asia. Often, they are the only reliable way for immigrants to stay in touch with their families.

November 24, 2007 | By LAURA WIDES-MUNOZ Associated Press Writer | Nation


Police Report - November 10

(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.)

November 24, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Police Report - November 9

(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.)

November 24, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


GSU student diagnosed with bacterial meningitis

An undergraduate student at Georgia Southern University residing off-campus was diagnosed with suspected bacterial meningitis. He was treated with prophylactic medication and immediately transported to the East Georgia Regional Medical Center for additional testing and treatment. Initial testing indicates the student does have bacterial meningitis and additional testing is being conducted to confirm the diagnosis.

November 24, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Local


Orr ends career as team leader

One of the attractions of Georgia Southern football for Russell Orr was the opportunity to win championship rings.

November 24, 2007 | By MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Georgia Southern


Border fence could cut through backyards, create a no-man’s-land

GRANJENO, Texas - Founded 240 years ago, this sleepy Texas town along the Rio Grande has outlasted the Spanish, then the Mexicans and then the short-lived independent Republic of Texas. But it may not survive the U.S. government's effort to secure the Mexican border with a steel fence.

November 23, 2007 | By ALICIA A. CALDWELL Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bulloch Veterans Day program set for Monday

Since Nov. 11, 1918, when World War I ended across the Western Front in Europe on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, Americans everywhere have stopped to honor the brave men and women who have stepped to the front in battle so that they could live free. This is not a day to celebrate war, but to celebrate peace – and remember those who fought for it.

November 23, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


WWII film to be shown Monday in honor of Veterans Day

The community is invited to celebrate the lives of veterans with a showing of Larry Cappetto's powerful World War II documentary "Lest They Be Forgotten." The film will be shown 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12 at the Emma Kelly Theater. It is free to the public and sponsored by Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory.

November 23, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Amid health concerns, FEMA bars workers from stored trailers; 48,000 still occupied

NEW ORLEANS - The Federal Emergency Management Agency is barring employees from entering thousands of stored travel trailers over concerns about hazardous fumes, while more than 48,000 other trailers continue to be used by hurricane victims in Louisiana and Mississippi.

November 23, 2007 | By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Georgia leader seeks to cool unrest, Western criticism by calling early presidential election

TBILISI, Georgia - Under fire from the West, the U.S.-friendly leader of this former Soviet republic moved Thursday to defuse an explosive political crisis by calling an early presidential election and promising to quickly lift a state of emergency.

November 23, 2007 | By MARIA DANILOVA Associated Press Writer | Nation


Mother says her son began to stumble and vomit after eating Chinese-made toy, now recalled

A mother said Thursday she knew something was terribly wrong when her 20-month-old son began to stumble and started vomiting. He had just ingested a popular toy that contains a chemical that turns into a powerful ''date rape'' drug when eaten.

November 23, 2007 | By DIKKY SINN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Cruise ship runs aground in Virginia with 66 aboard; passengers rescued safely

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - The captain of a small cruise ship with 66 people aboard ran the vessel aground early Thursday to keep it from sinking after it began taking on water, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

November 23, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


30-year fixed mortgage rates fall for third straight week, hit lowest level in five months

WASHINGTON - Rates on 30-year mortgages fell for the third straight week, dropping to the lowest level in five months.

November 23, 2007 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Nation


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Federal regulators approve tougher rules for Internet providers

WASHINGTON - Internet activists declared victory over the nation's big cable companies Thursday, after the Federal Communications Commission voted to impose the toughest rules yet on broadband providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T to prevent them from creating paid fast lanes and slowing or blocking Web traffic.

February 26, 2015 | By ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press | Associated Press


Statesboro Boy Scout to retire old, tattered flags in ceremony

James Nevil, a Boy Scout with Statesboro Primitive Baptist Church's Troop 342, invites the public to attend a flag retirement ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Boy Scout Hut on East Main Street, just across from the church.

February 26, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Judge rules for Peterson, paving way for reinstatement

A federal judge has cleared the way for Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson to be reinstated, ruling that an NFL arbitrator "failed to meet his duty" in a child abuse case that shook the league.

February 26, 2015 | By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Averitt Center to host creative birdhouse workshop

If you want to install a birdhouse - and make sure it will attract birds looking for that extra something - the Averitt Center for the Arts has a workshop for you.

February 26, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch Academy advances to quarterfinals

Bulloch Academy senior Will Marsh scored a career-high 27 points to lead the Gators to a 61-47 thrashing of Tiftarea Academy in the first round of the GISA Class AAA state boys' basketball playoffs Thursday night.

February 26, 2015 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


Angels' Hamilton meeting with MLB about disciplinary issue

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton is meeting with Major League Baseball officials about a disciplinary issue.

February 26, 2015 | The Associated Press | Sports


‘Elvis: A Concert Experience’ coming to Statesboro's Averitt Center

It was a sad day in August 1977 for Elvis Presley fans. The iconic singer died too soon. With nothing left but his legacy, fans held on to his memory.

February 26, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local




Outdoor Life: No country for older men

Nope, this isn't about Cormac McCarthy's novel. This is more along the lines of the aging process. I have listed some of the aggravations concerning this topic in the past. Namely stuff like the lessening of hand-eye coordination, lack of stamina, having to take numerous pills, and the inability to keep up with young boys on the basketball court to name a few. This issue reared its ugly head again recently battering me in a most merciless manner.

February 25, 2015 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


Hawks crush short-handed Mavs

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks took the lead with a 13-0 run in the third quarter and went on to a 104-87 victory Wednesday night over the Dallas Mavericks, who were without suspended guard Rajon Rondo.

February 25, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Inglewood celebrates stadium deal, awaits NFL

INGLEWOOD, Calif. - The Inglewood City Council unanimously approved a $2 billion stadium plan backed by St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke that clears a path for the NFL to return to the Los Angeles area for the first time in two decades.

February 25, 2015 | By ROBERT JABLON | Sports


Chemist involved in baseball steroids case gets 18 months

MIAMI - A chemist working out of his suburban South Florida garage was sentenced Wednesday to 18 months in prison for supplying banned performance-enhancing substances to a clinic whose customers included professional baseball players such as New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez.

February 25, 2015 | By CURT ANDERSON Associated Press | Sports


No charges for Savannah officer who shot handcuffed man

SAVANNAH - A police officer who fatally shot a handcuffed man won't face criminal charges after a grand jury concluded Wednesday that the suspect was armed with a handgun police missed while patting him down.

February 25, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Associated Press


Burglary suspect flees Bulloch County deputies

Bulloch County sheriff's investigators are seeking information on a South Carolina man suspected in a burglary that occurred early Wednesday in far southeastern Bulloch County.

February 25, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Ga. House bill OKs cannabis oil to treat 9 health problems

ATLANTA - The Georgia House overwhelmingly passed a bill Wednesday to legalize cannabis oil for the treatment of nine major health problems, including sickle cell disease added at the last minute.

February 25, 2015 | By BILL HENDRICK Associated Press | Associated Press


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