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Bridge 8/24

A convicted murderer was about to be executed by a firing squad. When asked if he had a last request, he replied, "Why, yes -- a bulletproof vest."

September 07, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 8/24

Be alert for opportunities that may come from that which you produced in the past, including some of the same people who were involved. What was once so successful for you can be so again.

September 07, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Astrograph 8/23

One of the greatest assets you'll have is an awareness of how the picture in life can quickly change. Having this complete understanding gives you a sense of timing for taking action that leads to success.

September 06, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Rain moves east as death toll from days of flooding climbs to 22 in Midwest, southern Plains

CAREY, Ohio - At the end of a long block of flooded homes, Mike Watkins used a generator to try to pump 4 feet of water out of his mother's basement. But he was clearly in a losing battle.

September 06, 2007 | By JOHN SEEWER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Va. Tech panel: Increase security, establish a team to monitor students posing threats

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Virginia Tech's internal review of the campus massacre recommended Wednesday more monitoring of troubled students, classroom locks and other security measures.

September 06, 2007 | By SUE LINDSEY and DIONNE WALKER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bridge 8/23

Cicero, who died in 43 B.C., said, "When you wish to instruct, be brief; then men's minds take in quickly what you say, learn its lesson, and retain it faithfully. Every word that is unnecessary only pours over the side of a brimming mind."

September 06, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Police Report - August 23

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 06, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Hurricane Dean hits mainland Mexico for a second time, batters oil installations

TECOLUTLA, Mexico - Hurricane Dean struck the Mexican mainland Wednesday for a second time after battering oil platforms in the Gulf and forcing thousands to flee.

September 06, 2007 | By RICHARD JACOBSEN Associated Press Writer | Nation


AP Interview: Utah mine boss defends search for miners; 5th bore hole breaks through into mine

HUNTINGTON, Utah - Coal mine boss Bob Murray said Wednesday he is hurt by critics who say he ran an unsafe mine and wasn't doing enough to find six missing miners trapped deep underground. He also said he emotionally ''came apart'' after a second cave-in killed three rescuers.

September 06, 2007 | By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press Writer | Nation


Helicopter crashes in northern Iraq, killing 14 U.S. soldiers, military says

BAGHDAD - A Black Hawk helicopter went down Wednesday in northern Iraq, killing all 14 U.S. soldiers aboard, the military said, the deadliest crash since January 2005.

September 06, 2007 | By HAMID AHMED Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bush endorses Iraqi prime minister, seeking to show he has not abandoned him

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - President Bush, scrambling to show he has not abandoned Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, offered a fresh endorsement on Wednesday.

September 06, 2007 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Dear Abby 8/23

DEAR ABBY: I am a 40-something-year-old woman, single for four years, moving on with my life after the dissolution of a 24-year marriage. I am told I'm pretty. I'm in good shape, exercise regularly and take care of myself. Young men often hit on me.

September 06, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 8/23

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am writing to you because I need help. I'm so upset I can hardly write.

September 06, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


AP/MTV poll: Young people don’t rely on money for happiness — but it helps

WASHINGTON - Today's young people have a complicated relationship with money, dismissing it as a paramount source of happiness yet conceding its power over them.

September 05, 2007 | By ALAN FRAM and TREVOR TOMPSON Associated Press Writers | Nation


Cincinnati sneaks past Braves

CINCINNATI - Blame it on the ballpark. Or, maybe the humidity was the problem. Perhaps it was the strike zone.

September 05, 2007 | By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer | Sports


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Montoya back at Indy intent on winning for Penske

INDIANAPOLIS - Juan Pablo Montoya is back at Indianapolis Motor Speedway - one night only, an encore of sorts, in a guest-starring role for Team Penske.

July 25, 2014 | The Associated Press | NASCAR


Furyk, Petrovic, share Canadian Open lead

MONTREAL - Two-time winner Jim Furyk birdied two of his last four holes Friday in the Canadian Open to match the Royal Montreal record at 7-under 63 and tie Tim Petrovic atop the leaderboard.

July 25, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Road to the Majors — Where are they now? (July 25 Update)

Eric Alonzo (P, GSU)

July 25, 2014 | From staff reports | Georgia Southern


Georgia Southern's Jackson ready to get started

When Georgia Southern's Edwin Jackson and Garrett Frye were asked what if felt like to be named second-team, All-Sun Belt before the 2014 season, they looked at each other for a quick moment.

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


School board rolls back millage

The Bulloch County Board of Education is rolling back its millage rate 1 percent to avoid what would have to be announced as an increase in property taxes. Even so, total revenue and local revenue to the schools still will increase compared to last year's.

July 25, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Wilson to teachers: Bulloch schools will overcome challenges

As teachers prepare for the upcoming school year, Bulloch County Schools Superintendent Charles Wilson addressed the hardships the system has faced in the past months but remained positive the district will overcome them.

July 25, 2014 | By BROOKE RABON Herald Intern | Local


Hospital gunman kills caseworker, intended to kill others, official says

MEDIA, Pa. - A psychiatrist's patient ranted about a gun ban at a suburban medical complex before opening fire there, killing his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist before the doctor pulled out his own weapon and fired back, authorities said Friday.

July 25, 2014 | The Associated Press | Nation


Emory University releases app for Civil War battle sites in Atlanta

ATLANTA - This week marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Atlanta, one of the key conflicts of the Civil War, and researchers at Emory University's Center for Digital Scholarship have released a mobile app for the tour.

July 25, 2014 | The Associated Press | Local


Take science seriously, but believe

At times, I enjoy the computer because there is so much information accessible at the touch of a button. I remember asking a student to type in the word cuneiform to see what she could find. She said, "It seems to be some kind of language, Mesopotamian or something, printed on a clay tablet. So what's the big deal?"

July 25, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


12-year-old girl finds, returns Georgia Southern lecturer's camera

While vacationing in Helen, Georgia, with her grandparents and cousins during the Fourth of July weekend, 12-year-old Emily Root stepped on what she believed was a fish.

July 25, 2014 | By BROOKE RABON Herald Intern | Local


Cause sought for gunfight between patient, doctor

DARBY, Pa. - Authorities are attempting to determine why a man identified as a patient fatally shot a caseworker at a hospital complex in a Philadelphia suburb and whether a psychiatrist who pulled out his own gun and wounded the patient had concerns about him.

July 25, 2014 | Associated Press | World


Toppled crosses in China spur defiance

WUXI VILLAGE, China - The battle started when a government-hired crew tore down the metal cross atop the one-room church in this village surrounded by rice paddies last month.

July 25, 2014 | By DIDI TANG Associated Press | World




Saltalamacchia peppers Braves, Marlins win

ATLANTA - Jarrod Saltalamacchia drove in the go-ahead run in the ninth inning, Henderson Alvarez won for the first time in three starts and the Miami Marlins beat the Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Thursday.

July 24, 2014 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Georgia Southern AD, SBC commish address potential NCAA changes

On Tuesday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans at the Sun Belt Football Media Day, SBC commissioner Karl Benson expressed his support for a recent proposal that would change the NCAA Division-I landscape.

July 24, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Georgia Southern


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