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Woman from Mali who underwent circumcision fights for asylum

SILVER SPRING, Md. - Alima Traore doesn't remember when part of her genitals was removed as a young child in her native Mali. But even at 29, she still lives with the consequences.

May 18, 2008 | By STEPHEN MANNING Associated Press Writer | National


Bills seek punishment for use, display of fake weapons

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Concerns that realistic-looking toy weapons are confusing police and threatening safety have led 15 states to try going beyond gun control and cracking down on fake firearms.

May 18, 2008 | By LUCAS L. JOHNSON II Associated Press Writer | National


On Japan’s secretive death row, inmate becomes cause celebre

TOKYO - Iwao Hakamada, Japan's longest serving death row inmate, has insisted for 40 years that he is innocent of the four murders he was convicted of. The evidence was suspect, he says, and his confession was coerced.

May 18, 2008 | By CHISAKI WATANABE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


China orders heightened efforts to stop deadly virus

BEIJING - China's Health Ministry ordered heightened efforts to stem the spread of infectious diseases Saturday following an outbreak of a virus that has caused the deaths of 22 children in one city and is spreading.

May 18, 2008 | By CHARLES HUTZLER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Local Roundup: Screven relay team wins state

ALBANY - Area teams competed at the GHSA track and field state championships this weekend. Here are the results.

May 18, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


7 die in severe storms in Ark., raising year’s toll to 26

SILOAM SPRINGS, Ark. - Residents of communities across Arkansas on Saturday faced the wreckage of homes torn apart by violent weather that has pushed this year's storm death toll in the state up to at least 26.

May 18, 2008 | By KELLY P. KISSEL Associated Press Writer | National


Fun with the family by Julie Lavender

Can you believe another school year is coming to a close and summer is creeping our way? I hope you made memories to treasure throughout the school year, ones that will be recalled fondly for years to come. Celebrate the end of school with great festivities, and start planning summer merriment. Make use of every available minute in the month of May to create special times for your family. Try out a few of these holidays, or create your own!

May 18, 2008 | By JULIE LAVENDER | Lifestyles Columnists


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy

The Austin Graduate School of Theology in Texas published a relatively small, well-written booklet in 1991 entitled "Things That Matter" for use in Russian evangelism. Since then it has been distributed over much of Eastern Europe, the United States, and perhaps in other localities as well. It has eight brief chapters dealing with some of the essentials of Christian faith and practice.

May 18, 2008 | By LARRY SHEEHY | Lifestyles Columnists


Film details Hispanic Marine’s acts in WWII

MIAMI - Armed but alone, Marine Pfc. Guy Gabaldon roamed Saipan's caves and pillboxes, persuading enemy soldiers and civilians to surrender during the hellish World War II battle on the island.

May 18, 2008 | By ADRIAN SAINZ Associated Press Writer | National


Felder-Mullis

Mr. and Mrs. James Richard Felder Sr. of Augusta announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Felder of Statesboro, to Todd Mullis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Eli Mullis.

May 18, 2008 | | Wedding Planner


Murphey-Zeigler

Mr. and Mrs. Terry Murphey of Dearing, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Hillary Michelle Murphey of Statesboro, to Austin Greene Zeigler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Perry Zeigler.

May 18, 2008 | | Wedding Planner


Mercers celebrate 15th

May 18, 2008 | | Anniversaries


Bulloch History by Roger Allen

How the Catholic Church came to Statesboro and Bulloch County is a little known story. It all began with the arrival in Georgia in 1930 of two sets of brothers (who also just happened to be first cousins) and their families from Italy. They were Roman Catholics.

May 18, 2008 | By ROGER ALLEN | Lifestyles Columnists


Hundreds of Palestinian troops take up positions in Jenin

JENIN, West Bank - Hundreds of flag-waving Palestinian troops took up positions in the former militant stronghold of Jenin on Saturday, part of President Mahmoud Abbas' attempt to assert control over once lawless West Bank towns and encourage an Israeli withdrawal.

May 18, 2008 | By ALI DARAGHMEH Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Despite high food prices, Haitians reluctant to head to US

BAIE DES MOUSTIQUES, Haiti - When soaring food prices sparked deadly riots across Haiti, many expected that people along the cactus-studded northern coast would do what they traditionally do in times of crisis: take to the seas and head for the United States.

May 18, 2008 | By ANDREW O. SELSKY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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US Capitol's Confederate statues prompt renewed debate

WASHINGTON - Alexander H. Stephens, onetime vice president of the Confederacy, sits memorialized in stone, right leg crossed over left, staring sternly into the distance as summer-clad tourists mill about him in the U.S. Capitol's Statuary Hall. Solemn and cold, he looks like he could sit there for eternity.

June 25, 2015 | By ERICA WERNER Associated Press | Local


Court upholds insurance subsidies for thousands of Georgians

ATLANTA - More than 412,000 Georgians can receive tax subsidies designed to make health insurance affordable after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the nationwide assistance in a ruling Thursday.

June 25, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Obamacare clears another hurdle

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court sent a clear message Thursday that President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is here to stay, rejecting a major challenge that would have imperiled the landmark law and health insurance for millions of Americans.

June 25, 2015 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | Local




Braves sac'd in 11th

WASHINGTON - Ian Desmond hit a sacrifice fly with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 11th inning to lift Washington to a 2-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday night for the Nationals' fifth straight victory.

June 24, 2015 | By JEFF SEIDEL Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


South Georgia Fury growing, improving

In just five short years, the South Georgia Fury softball organization grew from humble beginnings to a powerhouse travel team organization on the rise.

June 24, 2015 | HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Sports


New era in police recruitment

They poach officers from nearby police departments. They entice recruits by playing up the drama and heroism of policing through video close-ups of flashing lights and holstered guns. They wrestle with how to offer better pay.

June 24, 2015 | | Associated Press


Going to camp in 3D

A different kind of summer camp this week using a blooming technology, brought a new twist to Statesboro summers.

June 24, 2015 | By LUCAS BAGGETT Herald Intern | Local




NASCAR distances itself from Confederate flag

Confederate flags are as easy to find at NASCAR races as cutoff jeans, cowboy hats and beer.

June 23, 2015 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | Sports


Gov. Deal: Confederate flag license plate needs redesign

ATLANTA - Georgia's specialty license plate featuring the Confederate flag should be redesigned, Gov. Nathan Deal said Tuesday, after initially telling reporters he wouldn't urge changes.

June 23, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local




Morgan, Lloyd score in 2-0 victory over Colombia

EDMONTON, Alberta - Alex Morgan scored her first goal of the Women's World Cup and the United States advanced to the quarterfinals with a 2-0 victory over Colombia on Monday night.

June 22, 2015 | By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Spieth a man with a sense of history

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. - Jordan Spieth loves golf history, which is appropriate for someone quickly becoming part of it.

June 22, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Business briefs

Brian Dart to help Bank of America customers in Boro

June 22, 2015 | | Business


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