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Commission calls for better veterans care, help for troops’ family caregivers

WASHINGTON - A presidential commission on Wednesday urged broad changes to veterans' care that would boost benefits for family members helping the wounded, establish an easy-to-use Web site for medical records and overhaul the way disability pay is awarded.

August 09, 2007 | By HOPE YEN Associated Press Writer | Nation


You do the math: Nine months later, military bases see baby boom

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. - Army Spc. John Luckey and his wife, Kerry, already had five children and no plans for more when he came home from a year's duty in Iraq. But there was romance in the California air when the entire family went on a vacation to see the giant redwoods.

August 09, 2007 | By KRISTIN M. HALL Associated Press Writer | Nation


Tanks of propane, acetylene explode near downtown Dallas, sending debris onto highways; 2 hurt

DALLAS - A series of explosions at a gas facility sent flaming debris raining onto highways and buildings near downtown Wednesday and injured at least three people.

August 09, 2007 | By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press Writer | Nation


No doubt, it’s been a bleak time for sports

The bomb planted Wednesday near the Tour de France route wasn't really necessary because the doped-up cyclists have done a good enough job themselves destroying the race. By the time they ride into Paris this weekend, the only ones left pedaling will be a few French kids on Schwinns with training wheels.

August 09, 2007 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist | Sports


Bridge 7/26

British poet Edward Hodnett wrote, "If you don't ask the right questions, you don't get the right answers. A question asked in the right way often points to its own answer. Asking questions is the ABC of diagnosis. Only the inquiring mind solves problems."

August 09, 2007 | By PHILIP ALDER | Coffee Break


After School registration begins

When working parents need someone to supervise their kids after the school day is over, many turn to the Bulloch County Afterschool Program, which serves Pre-K to 5th grade and is held at every Bulloch elementary school.

August 09, 2007 | By NAOMI BRYANT Herald Intern | Local


Harrington era begins as Falcons, Petrino try to move on without Vick

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons hired Bobby Petrino because they thought he could turn Michael Vick into a complete quarterback. They signed Joey Harrington merely to serve as No. 7's backup.

August 09, 2007 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Braves shut down Bonds, Giants

SAN FRANCISCO - Barry Bonds' home fans might have to wait a while to celebrate history.

August 09, 2007 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Police Report - July 26

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.

August 09, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Gonzales denies pressuring AG Ashcroft on intelligence-gathering issue

WASHINGTON - Alberto Gonzales denied Tuesday that he and former White House chief of staff Andy Card tried during to pressure a hospitalized Attorney General John Ashcroft to recertify President Bush's domestic eavesdropping program.

August 08, 2007 | By LAURIE KELLMAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


No indictment against doctor accused in patient deaths in aftermath of Hurricane Katrina

NEW ORLEANS - A grand jury refused Tuesday to indict a surgeon accused of murdering four seriously ill patients with high doses of painkillers in a putrid hospital in the desperate days after Hurricane Katrina. The decision closes the books on the only criminal mercy-killing case to emerge from the storm.

August 08, 2007 | By MARY FOSTER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Flooded rivers crest across western Britain; thousands still without clean water

NEWBRIDGE, England - Swollen rivers crested Tuesday across western England, as emergency crews struggled to restore electricity and clean water, and residents piled sandbags against doors to keep floodwaters from their homes.

August 08, 2007 | By D’ARCY DORAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Stern believes betting allegations an isolated case

NEW YORK - NBA commissioner David Stern said he believed the betting scandal that has rocked the league won't go beyond the allegations against the one referee who resigned.

August 08, 2007 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Nation


’Open access’ provision on spectrum swath supported by majority of FCC commissioners

WASHINGTON - A majority of the Federal Communications Commission told a House subcommittee that they support an ''open access'' requirement on one swath of airwaves that will be auctioned early next year.

August 08, 2007 | By JOHN DUNBAR Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bridge 7/25

H.M. Tomlinson was an English writer and journalist known for antiwar and travel writing, novels and short stories, especially of life at sea. He wrote, "It is better to obey the mysterious direction, without any fuss, when it points to a new road, however strange that road may be. There is probably as much reason for it, if the truth were known, as for anything else."

August 08, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


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Arab strikes in Libya show impatience with US

WASHINGTON - Egypt and the United Arab Emirates secretly carried out airstrikes against Islamist militias inside Libya, the United States publicly acknowledged Tuesday, another sharp jolt to American-led attempts over the past three years to stabilize Libya after dictator Moammar Gadhafi's overthrow.

August 26, 2014 | By BRADLEY KLAPPER and MAGGIE MICHAEL Associated Press | World


Gaza truce open-ended, but puts off tough issues

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Israel and Gaza's ruling Hamas agreed Tuesday to an open-ended cease-fire after seven weeks of fighting - an uneasy deal that halts the deadliest war the sides have fought in years, with more than 2,200 killed, but puts off the most difficult issues.

August 26, 2014 | By KARIN LAUB and MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH Associated Press | World


Customer service is Forest Heights Pharmacy’s first priority

Forest Heights Pharmacy, located at 4439 Country Club Road, was founded by the late Joel Sikes in 2006. He was a long time Brooklet resident. Joel sold the business to Ben Ross in 2008 after he became ill. Ben is a second generation pharmacist/pharmacy owner who grew up working in his dad's pharmacy, Ross Drug, in Sylvania. Ben, his wife, Lauren and their two girls, Lanie and Lucy Kate, are active Bulloch County residents.

August 26, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Locally Owned


Burger King plans expansion of Tim Hortons

MIAMI - The fight for the coffee and breakfast crowd is heating up, both at home and abroad.

August 26, 2014 | The Associated Press | Nation


Inspector General: Shoddy care by VA didn't cause Phoenix deaths

WASHINGTON - Government investigators found no proof that delays in care caused veterans to die at a Phoenix VA hospital, but they found plenty of problems that the Veterans Affairs Department is promising to fix.

August 26, 2014 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press | Nation


UN panel: Global warming human-caused, dangerous

WASHINGTON - Global warming is here, human-caused and probably already dangerous - and it's increasingly likely that the heating trend could be irreversible, a draft of a new international science report says.

August 26, 2014 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | World


Outdoor Life: Crossbows or compound bows?

A recent question among hunters who favor bow and arrow as their weapon of choice in the field is the debate concerning the differences between compound bows and crossbows.

August 26, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Merson earns 1st Sun Belt honor

NEW ORLEANS - Georgia Southern goalkeeper Katie Merson has earned the Eagles' first Sun Belt Conference award when she was named the league's defensive player of the week on Tuesday afternoon.

August 26, 2014 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Georgia Southern to host American cartoonist and featured TED Talks speaker

Georgia Southern University's College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences will host Scott McCloud, cartoonist and comic book theorist, on Wednesday, Sept. 10, at 5:30 p.m. in room 1115 of the College of Education.

August 26, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Emerging disease confirmed in wild Bulloch County snake

A disease that some scientists have compared to the illness killing bats by the millions has been documented in a wild snake in Georgia.

August 26, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


PBS show to highlight Georgia Southern at Camp Lawton tonight

In 2012, the PBS show "Time Team America" tracked the adventures of Georgia Southern University archeologists and students at Camp Lawton, a Civil War POW camp in Millen, as they uncovered buried secrets using the latest technology and decades of expertise. The episode will premiere tonight at 9 on PBS.

August 26, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local




Tiger ditches swing coach

PARAMUS, N.J. - Tiger Woods is leaving swing coach Sean Foley after four years and no majors.

August 25, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Sun Belt prepares to kick off season

It's a new era for the Sun Belt Conference with first-year members Appalachian State, Georgia Southern, Idaho and New Mexico State, and it's a new world for the Mountaineers and Eagles, who are playing in the Football Bowl Subdivision for the first time this week.

August 25, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Eagles want to make a statement in Sun Belt

Georgia Southern volleyball coach Dustin Wood likes the opportunity in front of the Eagles, and it's not because they're in the Sun Belt.

August 25, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Georgia Southern


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