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Despite cuts, U.S. troop totals in Iraq may be higher at end of ‘‘surge’’ than before it began

WASHINGTON - Even with cutbacks promised by President Bush, the United States may wind up with thousands more troops in Iraq next summer than before the buildup of forces he ordered in January.

September 29, 2007 | By ROBERT BURNS AP Military Writer | Nation


Defense and DHS can’t pass audits, aren’t meeting basic accounting

Ten years after Congress ordered federal agencies to have outside auditors review their books, neither the Defense Department nor the newer Department of Homeland Security has met even basic accounting requirements, leaving them vulnerable to waste, fraud and abuse.

September 29, 2007 | By MARTHA MENDOZA AP National Writer | Nation


O.J. Simpson named suspect in casino break-in; he says he ran ’sting’ to get his property back

LAS VEGAS - Investigators questioned O.J. Simpson and named him a suspect Friday in a confrontation at a casino hotel room involving sports memorabilia. The former football star said he went to the room to retrieve property he said was stolen from him but denied breaking in.

September 29, 2007 | By KATHLEEN HENNESSEY and LINDA DEUTSCH Associated Press Writers | Nation


Humberto knocks out power, dumps heavy rain in Texas, Louisiana before aiming at Mississippi

HIGH ISLAND, Texas - Some residents of Texas and Louisiana fired up generators to cut through the darkness after Hurricane Humberto sneaked up on the Gulf Coast, knocking out power to thousands and flooding streets before fizzling into a tropical depression.

September 29, 2007 | By JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press Writer | Nation


SHS sets up plan for football parking

Statesboro High opens its home football schedule tonight when the Blue Devils play Glynn Academy at Womack Field. The game begins at 7:30 p.m. and parking will be a little different for the thousands of fans expected to attend.

September 28, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Nation


Letter - Segment reveals NPR has political goals

Editor:

September 28, 2007 | | Letters To The Editor


Off 9-3 season, Chants hope for continued success

Coastal Carolina coach David Bennett may have found what he was looking for last week when his team rallied late to beat Winston Salem State.

September 28, 2007 | By MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Georgia Southern


Police Report - September 14

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.

September 28, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Letter - Random thoughts on big local issues

Editor:

September 28, 2007 | | Letters To The Editor


Astrograph 9/14

In the year ahead, your philosophical outlook and attitude is likely to be greatly strengthened through a number of personal experiences that may be different from previous observations. Your stature will be elevated by these encounters.

September 28, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 9/14

DEAR DR. GOTT: Just recently was the fourth anniversary of a life-altering occurrence in our family. A recent column of yours prompted me to write to you in the hope that someone else can be spared the pain we went through because it was missed early on.

September 28, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 9/14

DEAR ABBY: My 23-year-old daughter, "Kimberly," is driving me nuts. She's a college grad, a teacher and cheerleading coach, and she still lives at home. She says she can't afford to move out due to lack of money, yet she shops constantly - and I don't mean shopping at discount stores. Kimberly has to have the finest car, clothing, etc. Her credit cards are maxed out. She also has a black lab mix that is destroying my back yard. She spends no time with him.

September 28, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Bush rejects calls to end the war but says he wants gradual US troop withdrawals from Iraq

WASHINGTON - Rejecting calls to leave Iraq, President Bush on Thursday approved gradual U.S. troop reductions from their highest level of the war and said more can return home as progress is made. At the same time he said Iraq needs ''an enduring relationship with America.''

September 28, 2007 | By TERENCE HUNT AP White House Correspondent | Nation


5 years after winning record Powerball game, W. Virginia man reflects on jackpot

MOUNT HOPE, W.Va. - In his darkest moments, Jack Whittaker has sometimes wondered if winning the nearly $315 million Powerball game was really worth it.

September 28, 2007 | By SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Salmon spawn baby trout, in experiment aimed at new way to preserve endangered fish

WASHINGTON - Papa salmon plus mama salmon equals ... baby trout?

September 28, 2007 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD Associated Press Writer | Nation


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Pathologist: Brown may have had his hands raised

FERGUSON, Mo. - An unarmed 18-year-old whose fatal shooting by police has sparked a week of protests in suburban St. Louis suffered a bullet wound to his right arm that may indicate his hands were up or his back was turned, a pathologist hired by his family said Monday.

August 18, 2014 | By ALAN SCHER ZAGIER Associated Press | Nation


Tricky 18th hole helps Villegas win Wyndham

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Camilo Villegas got some help from an unlikely source on his way to his first victory in a while.

August 18, 2014 | By JOEDY McCREARY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Jeff Gordon races to first win at Michigan since 2001

BROOKLYN, Mich. - It had been 13 years since Jeff Gordon's last victory at Michigan - which came during the same season as his most recent championship on NASCAR's top series.

August 18, 2014 | By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Upton's 2-run HR helps Braves top Lester, A's 4-3

ATLANTA - Mike Minor needed a reason to believe he could work his way back to his 2013 form.

August 18, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Georgia Southern to host award-winning filmmaker for Hispanic Heritage Month

Georgia Southern University will host Adriana Bosch, an award-winning series producer and filmmaker, as this year's Hispanic Heritage Month guest speaker.

August 18, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Ice Bucket Challenge sweeping the nation

If you are on social media, you have probably seen friends, politicians, athletes or celebrities recently dump a bucket of ice water over their head. This chilly "challenge" they are doing is the Striking Out ALS: Ice Bucket Challenge, and it is taking over the social media world. The task is a campaign to raise money and awareness for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also referred to as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease.

August 18, 2014 | By LINDSEY PETERSON Deseret News National | Hot topics


Iraq says it seizes Mosul Dam; militants deny it

BAGHDAD - Boosted by two days of U.S. airstrikes, Iraqi and Kurdish forces on Monday wrested back control of the country's largest dam from Islamic militants, a military spokesman in Baghdad said, as fighting was reported to be underway for the rest of the strategic complex.

August 18, 2014 | By SINAN SALAHEDDIN and VIVIAN SALAMA Associated Press | World


Bourbon production reaches high point since '70s

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - In a business where patience is part of the process, Kentucky bourbon makers are making a big bet by stashing away their largest stockpiles in more than a generation.

August 18, 2014 | By BRUCE SCHREINER Associated Press | World


Sparks-Dowdy

Sara Ashley Sparks of Aiken, South Carolina, became the bride of James Daniel Dowdy of Greensboro, Georgia, during a 5 p.m. ceremony held on Saturday, August 16, 2014, at the St. John's United Methodist Church in Aiken. The Rev. Donnie Bates officiated.

August 17, 2014 | | Weddings


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond - Parent Anxiety: the root of potty problems

On one of my websites I, along with a team of certified parent coaches, answer questions submitted by parents. In the last two days, 67 percent of the questions have concerned toilet training. A 3-year-old is afraid of the potty. A 26-month-old will only use the potty independently if he's not wearing clothes. A 23-month-old seems oblivious to mom's expectations. And so on.

August 17, 2014 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Moore Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Dennis and Kathy Moore of Statesboro celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, August 15, in Register. The couple was married on August 15, 1964, at the Statesboro Primitive Baptist Church. They have three children, Amy Moore Bettinger, Lisa Moore Judy and Dennis F. Moore III, all of Register; and six grandchildren. Mr. and Mrs. Moore are lifetime residents of Bulloch County and are graduates of Statesboro High School. They are both retired and enjoy spending time with their grandchildren.

August 17, 2014 | | Weddings


Bring your family closer with the power of interior decorating

Gina Tentzeras and her husband Chris sit beside each other on the couch, facing twin TV sets on the credenza, their young son between them playing a puzzle game on his iPad. They've outfitted this family space in their Fort Lauderdale, Florida, home for a togetherness they enjoy passionately: video games.

August 17, 2014 | Deseret News | Life


Floyd-Lee

Jon and Connie Floyd and Michael and Lisa Strickland of Brooklet are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Bailey Ann Floyd, to John Jacob "J.J." Lee, son of Terry and Mary Lee of the Middleground Community.

August 17, 2014 | | Weddings


They're Back - Georgia Southern students return

And no, we're not talking about Poltergeist.

August 17, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Kathy Bradley - Bits and scraps and making nests

Why do we call it nesting? Why not denning or lairing? Why was the home of a bird, as opposed to that of a lion or fox or bear, turned into a verb?

August 17, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


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