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Executed man takes half an hour to die

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Defense attorneys and death penalty opponents were outraged Thursday over an execution in which the condemned man took more than half an hour to die, needed a rare second dose of lethal chemicals, and appeared to grimace in his final moments.

December 30, 2006 | By RON WORD Associated Press Writer | Local


Four Army ROTC cadets from GSU receive commissions

Four Army ROTC cadets at Georgia Southern University were commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army last week.

December 30, 2006 | Special to the Herald | Local


Dear Abby 12/15

DEAR ABBY: One Sunday, our two elderly dogs (14 and 15) were outside in the yard when a sudden rainstorm came up. One of the dogs ran inside, but the other, "Windom," didn't. We assumed he had taken refuge in the doghouse or under the porch. We live in a rural area and the dogs rarely leave the yard, so when Windom still hadn't come to the door a half-hour later, we began looking for him.

December 29, 2006 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Bridge 12/15

Dick Cavett said, "If your parents never had children, chances are you won't, either."

December 29, 2006 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Judge hears new defense motion to delay courthouse shooting trial

ATLANTA - Defense lawyers pleaded anew Wednesday for a judge to delay next month's murder trial of accused courthouse gunman Brian Nichols, saying they simply will not be prepared to go forward by then.

December 29, 2006 | By HARRY R. WEBER Associated Press Writer | Local


Official report: Diana’s death a ’tragic accident’

LONDON - A British police inquiry released Thursday concluded that the deaths of Princess Diana and her boyfriend in a 1997 Paris car crash were a ''tragic accident'' and that allegations of murder are unfounded.

December 29, 2006 | By D’ARCY DORAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


McCain says U.S. must deploy thousands more troops to stabilize Iraq

BAGHDAD, Iraq - Sen. John McCain took his controversial proposal for curbing Iraq's sectarian violence to Baghdad on Thursday, calling for an additional 15,000 to 30,000 U.S. troops and joining a congressional delegation in telling Iraq's prime minister he must break his close ties with a radical Shiite cleric.

December 29, 2006 | By THOMAS WAGNER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Police Report - December 15

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.

December 29, 2006 | From staff reports | Crime Report


Perdue: Rising economy not a license to hike spending

ATHENS, Ga. - Gov. Sonny Perdue warned state lawmakers on Tuesday that Georgia's improving economy is not a license to boost spending or push through politically popular tax cuts.

December 29, 2006 | By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press Writer | Local


U.S. breast cancer rates fall, perhaps because of declining hormone use

SAN ANTONIO - In a startling turnaround, breast cancer rates in the United States dropped dramatically in 2003, and experts said they believe it is because many women stopped taking hormone pills.

December 29, 2006 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Medical Writer | Nation


Running wounded

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Running back Warrick Dunn missed his second straight practice Thursday, but the Atlanta Falcons received some good news when rookie Jerious Norwood returned to the field.

December 29, 2006 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press Writer | Sports


Ask Dr. Gott 12/15

DEAR DR. GOTT: I had my left lung removed three years ago because of lung cancer. I spent 42 days in the hospital due to an infection of chest fluid, was discharged and was back in a week with pneumonia. After my final discharge, I had five weeks of radiation therapy, chest X-rays every six months and a CT scan every year since. I have had bone scans and MRIs. I had a complete heart work-up since two heart enzymes were slightly elevated, and heart specialists says my cardiovascular system is in fine shape. The only thing is my cholesterol ...

December 29, 2006 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Soundoff 12/15

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December 29, 2006 | From staff reports | Soundoff


Astrograph 12/15

Because you will place the needs of those you love above your own comforts, you will be strongly motivated to do what you can for them in the year ahead. It'll draw you closer together in ways you can't buy.

December 29, 2006 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Odds & Ends 12/15

7 legged, freak of nature deer hit last month

December 29, 2006 | The Associated Press | Coffee Break


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Cost of fighting warming 'modest,' says UN panel

BERLIN - The cost of keeping global warming in check is "relatively modest," but only if the world acts quickly to reverse the buildup of heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere, the head of the U.N.'s expert panel on climate change said Sunday.

April 13, 2014 | By KARL RITTER Associated Press | World


Utah woman arrested after 7 dead babies found

PLEASANT GROVE, Utah - A Utah woman accused of killing seven babies she gave birth to over 10 years was arrested Sunday after police discovered the tiny bodies stuffed in separate cardboard boxes in the garage of her former home.

April 13, 2014 | By BRADY McCOMBS and MARTIN GRIFFITH Associated Press | World


'Small town' Bubba in rarified air

"When I got to the 10 tee box, I still believed I could win the tournament, no doubt about it. I still thought that Bubba..."

April 13, 2014 | By VINCE JOHNSON | Sports


Bubba Watson wins another green jacket at Augusta

AUGUSTA - Bubba Watson's second Masters title was nothing like the green jacket he won two years ago.

April 13, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Kathy Bradley - Hut one, two: For love of the blitz

I know exactly when I fell in love with sports.

April 13, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy - We live in battlefield conditions

"Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil" (Ephesians 6:10–11).

April 13, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Feds release cows gathered in Nevada roundup

Federal land managers confirmed Saturday that they released all 400 or so head of cattle rounded up on public land in southern Nevada from a rancher who has refused to recognize their authority.

April 13, 2014 | By MARTIN GRIFFITH Associated Press | World


Spieth aims for youthful history

On July 27, 1993, Jordan Spieth was born.

April 13, 2014 | By VINCE JOHNSON | Sports


Eagles solid in Blue/White game

On Saturday at Georgia Southern's annual Blue and White game at Paulson Stadium, they didn't keep score.

April 12, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Georgia Southern


Mason impresses at G-Day game

ATHENS - An injury late last season gave Hutson Mason a head start on replacing record-setting Aaron Murray as Georgia's quarterback.

April 12, 2014 | By BLAKE GILES Associated Press | UGA - AP


Have you registered to vote?

Spring election season is just about here.

April 12, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Connection Church films video for Easter Service

After four days of filming, the 15-minute video Connection Church plans to use during its Easter services is ready.

April 12, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Police Report 4-13-14 - Officers responded to a fire in a dumpster behind the PAC

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. Arrest photos are available for viewing at statesboroherald.com/arrests/

April 12, 2014 | | Police Report


NC inmate charged in kidnapping of DA's father

RALEIGH, N.C. - A North Carolina inmate described as a high-ranking member of the Bloods street gang faces a federal kidnapping charge after authorities say he used a mobile phone to help orchestrate the abduction of a prosecutor's father.

April 12, 2014 | By MICHAEL BIESECKER & KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | World


Couple: Truck was on fire before deadly bus crash

ORLAND, Calif. - A couple said a FedEx tractor-trailer was already on fire when it careened across a median, sideswiped their car and slammed into a bus carrying high school students, adding a new twist to the investigation of a crash that killed 10 people.

April 12, 2014 | By FENIT NIRAPPIL and JOAN LOWY Associated Press | World


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