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Governor escapes injury in suicide blast

BAGHDAD - A female suicide bomber blasted an Iraqi convoy north of Baghdad on Tuesday, killing two people but narrowly missing a provincial governor in the second suicide attack by a woman in Diyala province in as many days.

August 27, 2008 | By ROBERT H. REID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Allison looks to improve things at Chatty

No doubt it's been a rough road for the Chattanooga Mocs, who've only had one winning season in the last decade - a 6-5 mark in 2005. You have to go back even further to find the last time the Mocs had a winning record in Southern Conference play, a 4-3 finish in 1991. In total, the program's won just five games over the past two seasons. But luckily for Rodney Allison, the Mocs' coach since 2003, his new boss is understanding. UTC athletic director Rick Hart came to Chattanooga in 2006, and after two losing seasons he ...

August 27, 2008 | By ALEX PELLEGRINO Special to the Herald | Georgia Southern


Georgian village bombed as fighting neared an end

RUISI, Georgia - Living near a conflict zone has taught 70-year-old Vakhtang Chkhekvadze to sense danger.

August 27, 2008 | By SERGEI GRITS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Parents charged in starvation death sue Philly

PHILADELPHIA - The parents charged in the starvation death of their bedridden daughter have sued the city, alleging that dangerous and reckless actions by several municipal employees and contract workers contributed to the girl's death.

August 27, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Settlements reached in Chicago clergy abuse cases

CHICAGO - The Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago said Tuesday it had agreed to pay more than $12.6 million to settle lawsuits by 16 people who accused priests of sexual abuse.

August 27, 2008 | By MIKE ROBINSON Associated Press Writer | National


Motorists turn to carpool sites as gas prices rise

NEW YORK - Robert Gilliland didn't think much about carpooling until gas prices got out of control. Now, he's happy to trade his motoring freedom for $120 in weekly savings.

August 27, 2008 | By ANICK JESDANUN AP Internet Writer | National


More violence in western China

KUQA, China - Attackers jumped from a vehicle and slashed at civilian guards at a roadside checkpoint in China's far west on Tuesday, killing three and extending a surge of violence that has accompanied the Olympic Games in Beijing.

August 27, 2008 | By WILLIAM FOREMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Astrograph 8/13

In the year ahead, you'll establish a larger array of friendships with individuals who can help you in your field of operation and with your future plans. Don't let this valuable gift go undeveloped.

August 27, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 8/13

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a 74-year-old diabetic female and take 1,000 mg of metformin twice a day. My morning blood sugars are around 160, and they drop to the 129-140 range at night. A snack of graham crackers and peanut butter doesn't help. I've started 1,000 mg of cinnamon daily, but haven't noticed any change yet.

August 27, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Marines borrow hunting skills in combat training

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. - The enemy hides among civilians on the urban battlefield, walking the same dusty streets and in the same crowded markets where Cpl. Derrick Terrell found himself during a yearlong deployment in Iraq.

August 27, 2008 | By KEVIN MAURER Associated Press Writer | National


Bridge 8/13

William Safire wrote, "To 'know your place' is a good idea in politics."

August 27, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


New lanes of bypass to open Thursday

Local drivers will have to wait one more day before trying out the newly constructed lanes of the Statesboro bypass.

August 27, 2008 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


Local briefs - Kiwanis Fair parade, DA group president

Applications for fair parade being accepted

August 27, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Local


Dalai Lama visits Buddhist institute, pagoda

EVRY, France - The Dalai Lama skirted controversy over Tibet at the start of his 12-day trip to France on Tuesday, blessing a Buddhist institute and a temple, and offering a message of goodwill to China as the host of the Olympic Games.

August 27, 2008 | By ANGELA DOLAND Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


More than ’Shaft’: Hayes was goldmine of influence

With its riveting orchestration, definitive guitar play and signature sensual baritone vocals, Isaac Hayes' theme song for the 1971 movie ''Shaft'' not only became one of pop music's iconic songs, but also the defining work of Hayes' career.

August 26, 2008 | By NEKESA MUMBI MOODY AP Music Writer | National


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Braves avoid sweep

WASHINGTON - Peter Bourjos began the game on the bench for the Atlanta Braves. Didn't get in until the seventh inning. He made quite a ...

April 11, 2018 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


GS Golf set to host 'The Crawford'

The Crawford, a Pro-Am Golf Tournament hosted by the men's and women's golf teams at Georgia Southern University, will be held Monday, April ...

April 11, 2018 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


No. 1 Johnson looks to follow strong Masters at Harbour Town

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Dustin Johnson is not satisfied with his Masters' history, no matter how many top-10 finishes he posts at Augusta National.

April 11, 2018 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Pruitt trying to turn around Tennessee's defense

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt's track record suggests the Volunteers eventually should have a dramatic improvement from their defense.

April 11, 2018 | By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hoops with Heroes set for Thursday

Today after school, William James Middle School students will have the chance to play basketball with local law enforcement as the second annual "Hoops with ...

April 11, 2018 | | Local


Statesboro sweeps South Effingham

The Statesboro girls soccer team got off to a quick start, but were in a nail biter with South Effingham, before finally scoring a couple ...

April 11, 2018 | By JOSH AUBREY jaubrey@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Eagles can't keep up with Kennesaw State

A nightmarish inning that featured 12 batters, five walks, four hits and five different pitchers put Georgia Southern in an early hole from which it ...

April 10, 2018 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


NBA looks for playoffs not marred by more player-ref strife

MIAMI - By rule, any substitute checking into an NBA game must first report his intentions to the scorer's table. Denver's Jamal Murray was ...

April 10, 2018 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Strasburg's eight strong innings shut down Braves

WASHINGTON - Stephen Strasburg didn't duplicate fellow Washington Nationals starter Max Scherzer's stolen base from Monday night. He did nearly match Scherzer zero for ...

April 10, 2018 | By PATRICK STEVENS AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Study: Schools hampering South's talent

DURHAM, N.C. - The South's increasingly diverse homegrown talent won't share in the region's economic growth unless state leaders commit to spending ...

April 10, 2018 | By JONATHAN DREW Associated Press | Local


Free-range parenting laws could catch on

SALT LAKE CITY - After Utah passed the country's first law legalizing so-called free-range parenting, groups in states from New York to Texas are pushing ...

April 10, 2018 | By LINDSAY WHITEHURST Associated Press | Associated Press


Teachers acquire new skill: How to stop the bleeding

PLEASANT HILL, Iowa - As she learned the basics of applying direct pressure, packing a wound with gauze and tying a tourniquet, sixth-grade math and social ...

April 10, 2018 | By SCOTT McFETRIDGE Associated Press | Associated Press


Annual ArtsFest set for Saturday

The 2018 ArtsFest returns for its 36th year on Saturday and once again will be held on Sweetheart Circle at Georgia Southern University from 10 ...

April 10, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


Huge win for SEB soccer

The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets boys soccer team needed a win Monday night against Groves to secure a spot in the state playoffs. It looked ...

April 09, 2018 | By JOSH AUBREY jaubrey@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Scherzer, Nats shut down Braves

WASHINGTON - Max Scherzer stole the first base of his professional career and allowed only two singles in his fifth big league shutout, and the Nationals ...

April 09, 2018 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


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