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Myanmar cyclone death toll nearly 78,000

YANGON, Myanmar - The official death toll from Cyclone Nargis has nearly doubled to almost 78,000 and another 56,000 people remain missing two weeks after the devastating storm, state television reported Friday.

May 31, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Alabama sheriffs feed inmates on $1.75 a day

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Back in the day of chain gangs, Alabama passed a law that gave sheriffs $1.75 a day to feed each prisoner in their jails, and the sheriffs got to pocket anything that was left over.

May 31, 2008 | By JAY REEVES Associated Press Writer | National


Olympian Montgomery gets 46 months for check fraud

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - Olympic gold medalist Tim Montgomery's once-celebrated life continued its long downward spiral Friday when a federal judge sentenced the former ''world's fastest man'' to nearly four years in prison for dealing in bad checks.

May 31, 2008 | By JIM FITZGERALD Associated Press Writer | National


Arizona man charged in serial predator investigation

PHOENIX - A suspected serial predator accused of sexually assaulting four women, killing two of them, was described by co-workers as a polite, soft-spoken car salesman who mostly kept to himself.

May 31, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Mo. lawmakers vote to bar Internet harassment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Responding to the suicide of a Missouri teenager who was teased over the Internet, state lawmakers Friday gave final approval to a bill making cyber harassment illegal.

May 31, 2008 | By CHRIS BLANK Associated Press Writer | National


CDC: Syringe reuse linked to hepatitis C outbreak

RENO, Nev. - A hepatitis C outbreak was caused by workers improperly reusing syringes and medicine vials at a Las Vegas clinic, federal health officials said Friday.

May 31, 2008 | By SCOTT SONNER Associated Press Writer | National


Spokesman: Gunfire hits Iranian convoy in Baghdad

BAGHDAD - An Iranian Embassy convoy came under fire in Baghdad, wounding two Iranian diplomats and two other staff, a spokesman said Friday. Tehran accused the United States of encouraging attacks against Iranian interests in Iraq.

May 31, 2008 | By HAMID AHMED Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pakistan protests suspected US missile strike on border village

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan's army lodged a formal protest Friday to ''allied forces'' in neighboring Afghanistan over a suspected U.S. missile strike this week that killed 14 people in a Pakistani border village.

May 31, 2008 | By ZARAR KHAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Chemist gets life for killing husband in acid vat

FRESNO, Calif. - A biochemist was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole Friday for killing her estranged husband by knocking him out and stuffing him into a vat of acid, possibly while he was still alive.

May 31, 2008 | By GARANCE BURKE Associated Press Writer | National


Texas assesses whether sect ’girls’ are adults

SAN ANTONIO - When Texas child welfare authorities released statistics showing nearly 60 percent of the teen girls taken from a polygamist sect's ranch were pregnant or had children, they seemed to prove what was alleged all along: The sect commonly pushed girls into marriage and sex.

May 31, 2008 | By MICHELLE ROBERTS Associated Press Writer | National


Astrograph 5/17

It looks as if you'll get off to a great start in the year ahead with the possibilities of finding both a quality social life and many new potential prospects for material gain. Make the most of things while conditions favor you.

May 31, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 5/17

DEAR DR. GOTT: I would like to share my experience with tea tree oil. Maybe it will help someone else.

May 31, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 5/17

DEAR ABBY: I have overbearing in-laws who refuse to let their children, all of whom are in their 40s, live their own lives. We are constantly forced to spend time with them by means of manipulation. We have all been under their thumbs for so long that when the opportunity presented itself for our family to start a new life in a different state, we jumped at the chance.

May 31, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Saudis see no reason to raise oil production now

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabian leaders made clear Friday they see no reason to increase oil production until their customers demand it, apparently rebuffing President Bush amid soaring U.S. gasoline prices.

May 31, 2008 | By JENNIFER LOVEN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Hotels seek workers on eve of summer travel season

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - The shortage of workers at Ted Blair's three hotels near Yellowstone National Park is so severe that Blair himself might soon be busing tables and stripping beds.

May 31, 2008 | By MEAD GRUVER Associated Press Writer | National


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Sheffield Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Frank and Inez Sheffield of Portal, Ga., plan to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on April 23, 2016, at Williams Grove Church ...

April 17, 2016 | | Weddings


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: 'Paradoxical intention' can help control thumb-sucking

Q: Our 7-year-old son has sucked his thumb forever, more or less constantly. He has recently switched to sucking his index finger and putting his ...

April 17, 2016 | | Life


Poll: Americans happy at home, upset with government

CHICAGO - All that talk of an angry America?

April 16, 2016 | By TAMMY WEBBER and EMILY SWANSON Associated Press | Associated Press


SHS boys dominate, advance to region championship

The Statesboro boys soccer team continued its dominant and deliberate march Friday night, defeating Brunswick by a count of 3-0 in the Region 3-AAAAA playoffs.

April 15, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


SEB sweeps through region playoff

For the first 30 minutes of Friday's Region playoff 1-AAA girls soccer game at Southeast Bulloch, the Lady Yellow Jackets were having a hard ...

April 15, 2016 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Column: Players should get the same moving luxuries as coaches

Hey NCAA, why don't you make Chris Beard sit out a year?

April 15, 2016 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Braves earn 1st win by rallying past Marlins

MIAMI - The Atlanta Braves gathered on the field for hugs and high fives, executing a flawless postgame celebration despite a lack of practice.

April 15, 2016 | By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


'Made in the USA' or lower prices?

WASHINGTON - The vast majority of Americans say they prefer lower prices instead of paying a premium for items labeled "Made in the USA," even if ...

April 14, 2016 | By JOSH BOAK and EMILY SWANSON Associated Press | Associated Press


GOP prepares for Georgia delegate fight

ATLANTA - Donald Trump scored a decisive victory in Georgia's March primary, taking more than half of the state's 76 Republican delegates as part ...

April 14, 2016 | By KATHLEEN FOODY and RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


From sea to shining sea

When Adam Kimble dreams, he dreams big. One of his large-sized dreams brought him through Statesboro earlier this week, on foot, on the final leg ...

April 14, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Missing boy found

A 3-year-old boy reported missing around 2 p.m. Thursday in the Starling/Jim Futch Road area was found safe around 3:10 p.m ...

April 14, 2016 | | Local


Former SHS player Jenkins hopes for WNBA

Like any typical 22-year-old, Alisia Jenkins may check her phone several times a day. However, today, is not like any other day. Today, Jenkins is ...

April 13, 2016 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Braves fall to 0-8 on season

WASHINGTON - Tanner Roark pitched seven innings, Stephen Drew and Jayson Werth homered in the fourth and the Washington Nationals defeated the winless Atlanta Braves 3-0 ...

April 13, 2016 | By HARVEY VALENTINE Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Police: Braves' Hector Olivera arrested, accused of assault

ARLINGTON, Va. - Atlanta Braves outfielder Hector Olivera was placed on paid administrative leave by Major League Baseball after he was arrested and charged with assaulting ...

April 13, 2016 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Devils storm past Coffee in region playoff

For now, Statesboro's soccer team can look back and celebrate a "successful" season.

April 13, 2016 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


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