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AP answers your questions on the news, from military dress to rules on anonymous sources

If you were a military officer, would you rather walk around in a tie with a chestful of medals, or relax in more comfortable fatigues? The dress uniform says more about who you are. But medals and ribbons can weigh you down, and even in the Pentagon a lot of people walk around in cammo.

April 18, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Pope Benedict to visit New York synagogue led by Holocaust survivor

NEW YORK - During his first papal trip to the United States, Pope Benedict XVI will visit a synagogue led by a rabbi who survived the Holocaust, the nation's bishops said Thursday.

April 18, 2008 | By RACHEL ZOLL AP Religion Writer | National


Dear Abby 4/4

DEAR ABBY: I have been in a relationship with "Gary" for four years. His late wife was his first and only relationship. When he moved in with me, he brought so many boxes they filled my entire basement. I want it cleared out because I don't feel I should have to store his past.

April 18, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Rural communities hit hard by foreclosures, too; farms fall under the auctioneer’s hammer

MERCED, Calif. - The end came in a blink outside the Merced County courthouse.

April 18, 2008 | By EVELYN NIEVES Associated Press Writer | National


Bridge 4/4

Cartoonist and humorist James Thurber said, "It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers."

April 18, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Remains identified as those of missing Md. mother; husband killed children, self in 2007

HAGERSTOWN, Md. - Human remains found in a crude grave have been identified as those of a Salvadoran immigrant missing since her husband killed their four children and himself more than a year ago, authorities said Thursday.

April 18, 2008 | By DAVID DISHNEAU Associated Press Writer | National


More teens can do basics when it comes to writing; top performers hold steady in numbers

WASHINGTON - More and more middle- and high-school students understand the basics of writing, but there's been no increase in the ranks of top-performing teenage writers.

April 18, 2008 | By NANCY ZUCKERBROD AP Education Writer | Washington


Technology problems force Census Bureau to scrap plans to use computers in 2010 count

WASHINGTON - Technology problems will force the government to count all of the nation's 300 million residents the old-fashioned way in the 2010 census - with paper and pencil.

April 18, 2008 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Justice Department role in big-money settlement contracts a worry before Ashcroft agreement

WASHINGTON - Justice Department officials were concerned about having no oversight of lucrative monitoring contracts in white-collar crime settlements long before a no-bid agreement given to a former attorney general was made public, the nation's top lawyer said Thursday.

April 18, 2008 | By LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Prep Sports Blitz: SHS, BA baseball; Plankenhorn preview - Presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank

Prep Sports Blitz for Thursday, March 4 - Presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank.

April 18, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports Blitz


Bernanke, other government officials defend Bear Stearns rescue to protect US financial system

WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve moved to assist a Wall Street investment bank on the brink of bankruptcy to prevent a failure that could have dealt serious consequences to the U.S. economy, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Thursday.

April 18, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Washington


Police Report - April 4

(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.)

April 18, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Ukrainian leaders push for membership in NATO, but citizens are divided over joining alliance

KIEV, Ukraine - At dinner, Leonid and Yelena Adrov don't just talk about their daughter's grades or summer vacation plans. The couple has another issue to discuss - Ukraine's bid for membership in NATO.

April 17, 2008 | By MARIA DANILOVA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Questions linger over Justice Department’s approval of satellite radio merger

WASHINGTON - When antitrust regulators decided last week to allow the nation's only two satellite radio companies to become one, they put forth an unexpected argument - that the two companies largely do not compete with one another.

April 17, 2008 | By JOHN DUNBAR Associated Press Writer | Washington


HEALTHBEAT: Esophagus damage, cancer rising with longterm heartburn

WASHINGTON - Chronic heartburn is a daily acid bath for the esophagus, and complications from it are on the rise.

April 17, 2008 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | National


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Preview: SHS girls soccer healthy at right time

Statesboro High School girls soccer coach Brian Thomas watched attentively as his team scrimmaged against each other one last time in the school's gymnasium before the team's big rematch against region foes Effingham County Monday afternoon.

March 23, 2015 | HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Sharper guilty rape, drugging counts

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former NFL star Darren Sharper removed all doubt Monday that he drugged and raped women, taking the first of several legal steps to own up to sex assaults in four states that will send him to federal prison for about nine years.

March 23, 2015 | JACQUES BILLEAUD Associated Press | Sports


Hunter Cattle earns 'Best Meat Product' award

Hunter Creek Cattle Company of Brooklet took home the prize for best meat product at the University of Georgia's 2015 Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest.

March 23, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Ogeechee Tech success gaining statewide notice

When Dr. Dawn Cartee took over Ogeechee Technical College nearly eight years ago as the institution's fourth president, she created a pretty impressive "to-do" list. At the top of the list was one large goal - accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

March 23, 2015 | | Local


Living with Children with John Rosemond: Encourage your child's flights of fancy

Today's parents tend to worry about all manner of things that do not deserve second thoughts. Imaginary friends, for example. I've been asked many times by mothers if they should worry that their preschoolers have imaginary friends they seem to think - and in some cases even insist - are real.

March 22, 2015 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Clark-Bloser

Miss Meredith Kay Clark and Mr. William Blake Bloser were united in marriage on the 25th day of October 2014 at 4:30 in the afternoon at Tryphena's Garden in Fort Valley, Georgia. Elder Randy M. Waters, pastor of the Statesboro Primitive Baptist Church, officiated over the double-ring ceremony.

March 22, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Weddings


Tickets still available for Archie Manning at Georgia Southern

Georgia Southern University will welcome Archie Manning, a former NFL player and member of the National Football Foundation's College Hall of Fame, to Hanner Fieldhouse on Tuesday at 7 p.m. as part of the university's Leadership Lecture Series.

March 22, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


The 'dog'tor will see you now

Caregivers and those who serve others come in all shapes and sizes, but sometimes the person in need just wants a little

March 22, 2015 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Correspondent | Local


Kathy Bradley: Flirting with the sunrise

The color of this early morning in not-quite spring is liquid lavender, is pearly pink, is slightly silver in the way it glints and glows. The sky and the fields and everything in them are shaded as though tinted by a crayon unwrapped and swiped across the countryside with its long barrel, the sharp tip forgotten. Outlines and details are unimportant to the day as it languorously wakens.

March 22, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: The long and juicy history of Georgia's famous peaches

(Note: The following is part of a series of articles looking at the history and evolution of agriculture in Georgia and Bulloch County.)

March 22, 2015 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Columnists/Editorials




Pink Power Run next Saturday

The Statesboro-Bulloch County Breast Cancer Foundation will hold the Pink Power Run next Saturday, March 28 at 8 a.m. The event will take place at the Recreation Activity Center Pavilion on Georgia Southern's campus and is the organization's fourth running of the 5K series.

March 21, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Poll: Spend more, tax less, legalize pot

WASHINGTON - Americans want lower taxes and more government spending both at once, although their support for spending more tax dollars on health care has dropped dramatically. They're likelier than ever to not feel connected to any particular religion, but no less likely to believe in God. And for the first time, most want to legalize marijuana.

March 21, 2015 | By EMILY SWANSON Associated Press | Associated Press


Convicted in girl's running death, grandma faces death

GADSDEN, Ala. - Jurors who convicted an Alabama woman in the running death of her 9-year-old granddaughter soon must decide whether to recommend she should die for the crime or spend the rest of her life in prison.

March 21, 2015 | By JAY REEVES Associated Press | Associated Press


US veterans return to Iwo Jima for 70th anniversary

IOTO, Japan - Dozens of aging U.S. veterans, many in their early 90s and some in wheelchairs, gathered on the tiny, barren island of Iwo Jima on Saturday to mark the 70th anniversary of one of the bloodiest and most iconic battles of World War II.

March 21, 2015 | By ERIC TALMADGE Associated Press | Associated Press


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