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North Korea destroys nuclear reactor tower

YONGBYON, North Korea - The gray cooling tower crumbled behind billowing dust clouds in seconds Friday, reducing the structure at North Korea's nuclear reactor into a pile of rubble. It was a choreographed show by the communist regime meant to affirm an intention to stop making atomic bombs.

July 12, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Oil reaches $142 on view dollar will keep falling

NEW YORK - Oil futures climbed to a new record near $143 a barrel Friday on expectations that the weakening dollar, a major factor in crude's stratospheric rise, will extend its decline and add to oil's appeal.

July 12, 2008 | By JOHN WILEN AP Business Writer | National


Police say teens beat homeless Ohio man to death

CLEVELAND - A group of teenagers beat a homeless man to death as passers-by slowed to watch the attack, some of which was caught on videotape, police said.

July 12, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Poll: Schools not properly preparing kids

WASHINGTON - It's not much of a report card.

July 12, 2008 | By NANCY ZUCKERBROD and TREVOR TOMPSON Associated Press Writer | Washington


Officers test laser speed guns to bolster cases

BLACKSTONE, Va. - Police officers took aim this week at vehicles zipping down a runway in tests meant to convince judges that laser speed guns - increasingly popular among law enforcement - are as accurate as their radar cousins.

July 12, 2008 | By DENA POTTER Associated Press Writer | National


Bridge 6/28

Yesterday, we had a deal in which declarer had to conserve a dummy entry to get full value from the long diamond suit on the board. Today, the cards are in the other hand, so to speak. The defense has to keep the declarer from getting more tricks than necessary from dummy's best suit.

July 12, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Justices add 2 cases to docket, break for summer

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court agreed Friday to step into an environmental dispute over a gold mining operation near Juneau, Alaska and a California criminal case in which a convicted killer was granted a new trial.

July 12, 2008 | By PETE YOST Associated Press Writer | Washington


Buckingham Palace says queen, royal family cost less than $2 per taxpayer last year

LONDON - Buckingham Palace accountants insisted Friday that the cost of maintaining Queen Elizabeth II and the royal family is a bargain for taxpayers, despite a price tag of 40 million pounds ($80 million), while a prominent anti-monarchist group said many of the true costs are hidden.

July 12, 2008 | By GREGORY KATZ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


US: Arrest made following attack in Karmah, Iraq

BAGHDAD - A member of an extremist cell believed to be behind a suicide attack that killed more than 20 people including three U.S. Marines has been arrested, the U.S. military said Friday.

July 12, 2008 | By SAMEER N. YACOUB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Dear Abby 6/28

DEAR ABBY: I am a 38-year-old woman enrolled in night school. A favorite professor of mine is a 46-year-old woman for whom I had a great deal of respect. We had some mutual interests and became casual friends. We'd grab a cup of coffee now and then, and she'd call me at work occasionally to say "hi."

July 12, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Studio Statesboro Vodcast

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Friday, June 27, 2008

July 12, 2008 | mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


SoCon wants to capitalize on marquee wins

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Southern Conference commissioner John Iamarino sat next to Davidson athletic direction Jim Murphy at Detroit's Ford Field last March, stunned as the league's Wildcats blitzed Big Ten champion Wisconsin in the NCAA's Sweet 16.

July 12, 2008 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Border fence would cut through Texas university

BROWNSVILLE, Texas - The steel fence that the U.S. government wants to build along the Mexican border would do more than slice through the University of Texas' Brownsville campus and cut off the golf course from the rest of the school.

July 12, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN Associated Press Writer | National


Stocks mostly lower again after big drop

NEW YORK - Stocks slid again Friday after their sharp dive in the previous session, with investors anxious about a new oil price record and dubious that personal income and spending will remain resilient.

July 12, 2008 | By MADLEN READ AP Business Writer | National


Ag secretary, lawmakers discuss farmers’ flood aid

WASHINGTON - The U.S. agriculture secretary says he is concerned that legal hurdles prevented much immediate federal help for Midwestern farmers faced with serious setbacks because of flooding.

July 12, 2008 | By DENNIS CONRAD Associated Press Writer | National


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Ortiz missing from Red Sox roster for 1st time since 2002

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - When the Boston Red Sox started to report for spring training Monday, David Ortiz was missing.

February 13, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Cobbtown teen arrested on molestation charges

Statesboro police arrested a Cobbtown teen on charges of child molestation after an investigation into an incident in Statesboro in December.

February 13, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Boro native joins Guido Evangelism Ministry in Metter

A Statesboro native and recent Georgia Southern University graduate, Win Lee took over last week as director of Evangelism and Discipleship of Guido Ministries and ...

February 13, 2017 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Gun industry seeks to ease gov't restrictions on silencers

ATLANTA - They are the stuff of legend, wielded by hit men and by James Bond. For decades, buying a silencer for a firearm has been ...

February 13, 2017 | By LISA MARIE PANE Associated Press | Associated Press


Georgia GOP proposing new state role in struggling schools

ATLANTA - The state would have broad authority to intervene in struggling schools and make significant changes to staff and management under legislation introduced by Georgia ...

February 13, 2017 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Burnette earns promotion; staying in Boro

Synovus, the parent company of Sea Island Bank in Statesboro and Savannah, announced last week the promotion of Darron Burnette to Synovus Division CEO.

February 13, 2017 | | Local


Georgia Southern team wins national retail 'challenge'

A team of Georgia Southern University students received first place for the 2017 Student Challenge, a business case competition for National Retail Federation Student Association ...

February 13, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local






Wemberly Ponder is still a willing teacher and student

"O Statesboro, where the sun smiles; where the evergreen grows from mile to mile." --Lyrics to "O Statesboro, Where the Sun Smiles," by Wemberly Ponder

February 12, 2017 | By VICKI MCCORMICK LEWIS Educator, Portal High School | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: Table for 2 -- at home

Valentine's Day is well on its way, and if you find yourself without a restaurant reservation, or simply prefer a romantic night at home ...

February 12, 2017 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Naps not the best solution for teens

There must be some relationship between aging and the "You've got to be kidding me!" response, if I am any indication, that is. What ...

February 12, 2017 | | Life


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.:End times -- Taking care of business

"In this life, two things are certain - death and taxes." This familiar saying is correct, but I can name other certainties, good and bad. The ...

February 12, 2017 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Long distance stagecoach lines make it to Georgia

Note: The following is one of a series of columns looking at the first road systems in Georgia and Bulloch County.

February 12, 2017 | | Life


Music more than a profession for GSU master's student Cottle

A musician's work is never done is a fact that Robert Cottle knows all too well. When asked to describe himself in a few ...

February 12, 2017 | By Rashida Otunba | Life


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