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Mattel recalling more Chinese-made toys over lead paint in latest blow to toy industry

WASHINGTON - Mattel recalled 9 million Chinese-made toys Tuesday, including Polly Pocket play sets and Batman action figures, because of dangers to children from lead paint or tiny magnets that could be swallowed.

August 29, 2007 | By NATASHA T. METZLER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Auditions for Averitt Center's Fall Productions to be held Saturday, Sunday

Attention artists, actors and performers of all ages! It is time to audition for the Averitt Center's Fall Productions.

August 29, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM pboyum@statesboroherald.com | Local


Astrograph 8/15

In the year ahead, you could have many great opportunities to use your ideas and concepts in profitable ways. The products of your fertile, creative mind will be much more in demand than ever before.

August 29, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 8/15

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am deeply concerned about my 85-year-old mother. She was in very good health until four years ago when, in quick succession, she had to have a heart stent and later developed colon cancer. She has become adverse to eating since the chemotherapy for the cancer. She also will not consume water or most any other liquid in any amount to maintain her fluid levels. Her thinking is becoming erratic. She is on a cholesterol drug and vitamins, and as far as I know, that is all.

August 29, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Coffee Break


AP IMPACT: Passport rules snare child support scofflaws: If you want to travel, you must pay

WASHINGTON - The price of a passport: $311,491 in back child support payments for a U.S. businessman now living in China; $46,000 for a musician seeking to perform overseas, and $45,849 for a man planning a Dominican Republic vacation.

August 29, 2007 | By KEVIN FREKING Associated Press Writer | Nation


Suicide truck bombs strike religious sect in Iraq, dozens dead; U.S. helicopter crash kills 5

BAGHDAD - Three suicide truck bombers targeted members of an ancient religious sect in northwestern Iraq on Tuesday, killing at least 20 people and setting apartment buildings and stores ablaze, while the crash of an American transport helicopter near an air base in Anbar killed five U.S. servicemembers.

August 29, 2007 | By KIM GAMEL Associated Press Writer | Nation


GSU says hello to new year

"Hot" was the word most students used to describe their first day of fall classes – circa 2007 – at Georgia Southern University. Regardless of the heat, the campus was buzzing with activity as the students took care of their day one business.

August 28, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM pboyum@statesboroherald.com | Local


Police Report - August 14

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 28, 2007 | | Crime Report


Rove leaving Bush administration at end of August

WASHINGTON - Karl Rove, President Bush's close friend and chief political strategist, plans to leave the White House at the end of August, joining a lengthening line of senior officials heading for the exits in the final 1 1/2 years of the administration.

On board with Bush since the beginning of his political career in Texas, Rove was nicknamed "the architect" and "boy genius" by the president for designing the strategy that twice won him the White House. Critics call Rove "Bush's brain."

August 28, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Police Report - August 13

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 27, 2007 | | Crime Report


Bulloch BOE buys 9 school buses

The Bulloch Board of Education voted unanimously last week during its regular meeting to purchase seven 72-passenger school buses and two buses for Special Education. Each 72-passenger bus costs $77,768, and the Special Ed buses cost $78,890 each . All of the buses will be air conditioned.

August 27, 2007 | By PAT HOMER phomer@statesboroherald.net | Local


Howard sends Braves back to third

PHILADELPHIA - Ryan Howard hit a three-run homer to back another solid outing from Jamie Moyer, leading the Philadelphia Phillies to a 5-3 win over the Atlanta Braves on Sunday night.

August 27, 2007 | By ROB MAADDI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Happy 90th, Fay Foy!

August 26, 2007 | | Birthdays


Nessmith-Peterson

Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Nessmith of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Tara Nessmith of Alpharetta, Ga., to Matthew David Peterson of Alpharetta.

August 26, 2007 | | Wedding Planner


Smoak-Hagan

Margaret Ruth Smoak and John Irvine Hagan II, both of Statesboro, were united in marriage on Saturday, June 23, 2007, during a 3 p.m. ceremony at the Baptist Church of Beaufort. Dr. Harry Rowland officiated.

August 26, 2007 | | Wedding Planner


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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


Big 12's Bowlsby against changes

DALLAS - Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby had a dire warning Monday for anyone who likes intercollegiate athletics the way they are now.

July 24, 2014 | By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer | Sports


White signs 4-year extension

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons agreed to a four-year extension with receiver Roddy White on the eve of training camp on Thursday.

July 24, 2014 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


NCAA enforcement director defends investigators

INDIANAPOLIS - Jonathan Duncan understands that a perfect NCAA enforcement division won't catch every cheater in college sports. He still believes his team is getting the job done.

July 24, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Pucker up! NASCAR returns to Brickyard

INDIANAPOLIS - Dale Jarrett loved his win so much he had to celebrate it with a kiss.

July 24, 2014 | The Associated Press | NASCAR


How to save hundreds on your family’s cell phone bill

Over the last two decades, cell phones have gone from an expensive (and bulky!) luxury to an absolute necessity - the latter definition, of course, coming from your kids. But the way society is moving, it's becoming more and more difficult to deny that fact. Parents want their kids to have a way to call home in case of an emergency. Kids want to be able to be in contact with their friends.

July 24, 2014 | By BEN LUTHI Deseret News National | Hot topics


7 relationship problems you should stop arguing about

As a marriage counselor, I see all sorts of couples in my office. They come to me with problems ranging from infidelity to not putting the cap back on the toothpaste. When they decide to go to marriage counseling, most couples have decided that their problems are so big that they need to get it sorted out - or else. However, there are a lot of problems couples have that aren't really problems at all. They're small enough that it's not really worth the argument.

July 24, 2014 | By AARON ANDERSON Deseret News National | Hot topics


Atlanta fugitive arrested in Claxton

A woman wanted in the 2012 shooting of her ex-boyfriend in Atlanta was apprehended Tuesday, at Claxton Poultry, according to Atlanta police.

July 24, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


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