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Debate over civil war in Iraq masks deeper divisions

BAGHDAD, Iraq - America's hand-wringing over whether the violence in Iraq amounts to a civil war, while on the surface a semantic distinction, mirrors deeper divisions over how far the U.S. should go to try to salvage a desperate situation.

December 18, 2006 | By STEVEN R. HURST Associated Press Writer | Nation


Wife and contact of poisoned ex-Russian spy were exposed to radiation

LONDON - The wife of an ex-KGB agent fatally poisoned in Britain and the Italian security expert he met the day he fell ill both showed traces of the same radioactive substance found in the dead man's body, friends and officials said Friday.

December 18, 2006 | By DAVID STRINGER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Huge Iraq spending bill to test Democrats

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration is hammering out its largest-ever appeal for more Iraq war funds - a record $100 billion, at least, and that figure reflects cuts from wish lists originally circulating around the Pentagon.

December 18, 2006 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | Nation


A third of red lights to be extinguished in crackdown on Amsterdam’s famed prostitution district

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands - City officials say they will turn off the red lights and shutter a third of the prostitution ''windows'' in Amsterdam's famed Red Light District, where scantily-clad ladies of the night have beckoned customers for hundreds of years.

December 18, 2006 | By TOBY STERLING Associated Press Writer | Nation


NYPD: Furor over shooting death, but overall an improving record

NEW YORK - The fatal shooting of an unarmed man by undercover officers again places New York police under unwelcome scrutiny. Critics say it's evidence of an unaccountable, sometimes trigger-happy force, while defenders - backed by statistics - insist the NYPD is among the best-trained, most restrained departments in the nation.

December 18, 2006 | By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer | Nation


Ask Dr. Gott 11/16

DEAR DR. GOTT: Around June 2005, I put a bar of soap under my sheet because I got cramps during the night from time to time. Nothing really bad. A few months after that, around August or September, I developed arthritis of both legs, the right more than the left. As time went on, it got worse. I could not squat down or get down on the floor with my grandchildren. Let me add that I am 72 years old. I couldn't get over the fact that it came on so fast. I socialize with people in their late ...

December 18, 2006 | BY DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 11/21

DEAR ABBY: I could only sympathize after reading the letter from "Tired in Kentucky" (10/9), the mother of the bride who was having trouble with the RSVPs.

December 18, 2006 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 11/29

DEAR DR. GOTT: This is regarding your answer to a reader's question about whether or not a doctor is acting unprofessionally by feeling her breast during a heart exam. A woman's breast has nothing to do with the heart. The heart is below the breasts! If a doctor can't get a good hearing, then there are three other places to listen for it. They are all below the breast, and the doctor has no right to touch a woman's breasts; they have nothing to do with hearing the heart. If doctors loosen the bra and/or ...

December 18, 2006 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Vick apologizes for obscene hand gesture to fans

FLOWERY BRANCH - Michael Vick's frustrations with fading playoff hopes and unexpected insults from home fans caused him to flash an obscene hand gesture on Sunday.

December 18, 2006 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Police Report - November 28

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 18, 2006 | From staff reports | Crime Report


Bridge 11/28

The 14th and final edition of the Daily Bridge Calendar is now available. There are eight contributors (six individuals and one married couple) providing daily problems on all aspects of the game. The calendar sits on a plastic stand, with the problems on the front of each tear-off sheet and the answers on the back. You also receive information about bidding conventions and tournaments.

December 18, 2006 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Bridge 11/16

Choreographer and dancer Agnes de Mille said, "Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what next or how. ... We guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark."

December 18, 2006 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Defense keeps Georgia Tech on championship course

ATLANTA - Don't blame the defense for Georgia Tech's scares in taking narrow victories over North Carolina State and North Carolina the last two weeks.

December 18, 2006 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Gamecocks look to continue improvement on hardwood

Out of the state playoff picture since February, 1995, the Screven County High School Gamecocks of Coach Arthur Davis, now in his sixth year at the helm, have improved steadily over the past three seasons. Ten returning letter winners have given rise to the hope that this is the season the red and white finally break through.

December 18, 2006 | By BURTON KEMP Special to the Herald | Sports


Florida to face Ohio State in national title showdown

Florida beat Michigan on Sunday in the only game that mattered.

December 18, 2006 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP Sports Writer | Sports


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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




Harvick wins 1st Darlington pole

DARLINGTON, S.C. - Kevin Harvick won his first career pole at Darlington Raceway on Friday as he looks to chase his first Southern 500.

April 11, 2014 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | NASCAR - AP


Evaluation time for Eagles at Blue/White game

Georgia Southern's spring game isn't just a dress rehearsal for the players, or a showcase for the fans.

April 11, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Georgia Southern


Watson the life of the party

A patron asks, "Is that Bubba?"

April 11, 2014 | By VINCE JOHNSON Special to the Herald | Sports


Hall hits 2 bombs, UNCG tops Eagles

UNC Greensboro catcher Jake Hall has hit two home runs in his career.

April 11, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Georgia Southern


Finch on fire in SHS region finale

In its final sub-region game of the season against South Effingham, Statesboro needed to come up big.

April 11, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Local Roundup: Islands blanked by Rushing, SEB

SAVANNAH - Drew Rushing mowed down 10 Islands batters and allowed only two hits as the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets earned a 5-0 shutout on the road Friday.

April 11, 2014 | From staff reports | Prep Sports 360


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