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Bridge 8/15

The auction in this deal resembled musical chairs: Everyone kept bidding until the music stopped, when South was in five hearts undoubled. This contract went down one, losing two spades and one diamond. Analyze the whole auction and decide what would you have done differently.

August 29, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Highway crashes kill more than 41,000 in 2007

WASHINGTON - Traffic deaths in the United States declined last year, reaching the lowest level in more than a decade, the government reported Thursday.

August 29, 2008 | By KEN THOMAS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Jury deliberating in Osteen lawsuit

HOUSTON - Jurors began deliberations Thursday in a lawsuit alleging that the wife of megachurch pastor Joel Osteen physically and verbally abused a flight attendant - a claim rejected by Victoria Osteen's lawyer as a made-up story concocted to land a courtroom payday.

August 29, 2008 | By JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press Writer | National


NJ girls visiting family are trapped in Georgia

TRENTON, N.J. - A couple is trying to get their two children out of the Republic of Georgia after the Russian invasion of the country trapped the girls at their grandparents' farm.

August 29, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Russia wins concesssions in Georgia truce

PARIS - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will ask Georgia to sign a cease-fire agreement with Russia that includes concessions to Moscow but preserves Georgian borders, U.S. officials said Thursday.

August 29, 2008 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


UK officials: Christian Bale will not face charges

LONDON - Batman star Christian Bale will not face charges relating to an alleged assault on his mother and sister last month, prosecutors said Thursday, suggesting their decision was based in part on the family members' wishes.

August 29, 2008 | By RAPHAEL G. SATTER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Analysts: China crackdown fueling attacks

KUQA, China - A police crackdown meant to quell militants in China's rugged frontier of Xinjiang has failed to prevent a surge of attacks, and analysts say Beijing's tactics may actually be encouraging more violence among the region's usually moderate Muslims.

August 29, 2008 | Analysts: China crackdown fueling attacks Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Summer Sports Show: GSU's long days, SHS's first plays, and Portal's new ways

Summer Sports Show for Thursday, August 14 - Presented exclusively by Farmers and Merchants Bank.

August 29, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Summer Sports Show


Ga. Board of Education approves social studies curriculum

ATLANTA - The Georgia Board of Education approved changes Thursday to Georgia's social studies curriculum in hopes of preventing a repeat of last spring when droves of students failed state-mandated tests.

August 29, 2008 | By DORIE TURNER Associated Press Writer | Local


Fire at apartment complex routs hundreds in Pa.

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. - Firefighters doused hot spots Thursday after a towering fire ripped through a luxury apartment complex built on the once blighted riverfront and left 375 people without homes.

August 29, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Search of gunman’s house finds weapons and a will

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The man who fatally shot the chairman of the state Democratic Party after he lost his job had a Post-it note at home with the victim's last name and phone number along with 14 guns, antidepressants and a last will and testament, according to court documents.

August 29, 2008 | By ANDREW DeMILLO Associated Press Writer | National


3 passengers back Osteen, say they saw no assault

HOUSTON - Three airline passengers testified Wednesday they never saw or heard any indication that the wife of megachurch evangelist Joel Osteen assaulted a flight attendant in 2005.

August 28, 2008 | By JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press Writer | National


Chinese defend Olympic ceremony lip-synch

BEIJING - Chinese officials defended their decision to pass off the voice of a 7-year-old songbird as that of another girl at the Olympic opening ceremony, calling it a simple casting choice. Critics said it was a step too far in China's obsession with the perfect Olympic Games.

August 28, 2008 | By ROHAN SULLIVAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bombs target city official, civilians in Iraq

BAGHDAD - A series of car bombs targeted a senior city official and civilians Wednesday in northern Iraq, killing at least four people, officials said, the latest in a spate of attacks the U.S. military said was a show of force by an enemy on the run.

August 28, 2008 | By HAMID AHMED Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


World’s tallest woman dies in Indiana at age 53

INDIANAPOLIS - A woman who grew to be 7 feet, 7 inches tall and was recognized as the world's tallest female died early Wednesday, a friend said. She was 53.

August 28, 2008 | By DEANNA MARTIN Associated Press Writer | National


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Ga. officer, suspect killed in shootout

LOCUST GROVE, Ga. - As police tried to serve an arrest warrant at a home outside of Atlanta, the criminal suspect became combative and both sides ...

February 10, 2018 | | Associated Press


Feb. 10 - Edna Angeline Smith Hall was born on July 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia.

Edna Angeline Smith Hall

February 09, 2018 | | Obituaries


Michigan State plans to fire official over Nassar scandal

LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State University said Friday it plans to fire a high-ranking administrator who told police he never followed up after ordering sports doctor ...

February 09, 2018 | By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press | Sports


Spring training opens with turmoil, many moves to make

The Boston Red Sox plan to print 5,000 copies of their media guide during the last week of February. Their opening-day roster could include ...

February 09, 2018 | By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Flu season still getting worse

NEW YORK - The flu has further tightened its grip on the U.S. This season is now as bad as the swine flu epidemic nine ...

February 09, 2018 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Local


Feb. 9 - Edna Angeline Smith Hall was born on July 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia.

Edna Angeline Smith Hall

February 08, 2018 | | Obituaries


Mars on Earth

DHOFAR DESERT, Oman - Two scientists in spacesuits, stark white against the auburn terrain of desolate plains and dunes, test a geo-radar built to map Mars ...

February 08, 2018 | By SAMUEL McNEIL Associated Press | Associated Press


Dow industrials plunge 1,000

NEW YORK - The Dow Jones industrials plunged more than 1,000 points for the second time this week as a sell-off in the stock market ...

February 08, 2018 | By MARLEY JAY AP Markets Writer | Associated Press




Sexual assault reports doubled at West Point

WASHINGTON - The number of sexual assaults reported at the U.S. Military Academy roughly doubled during the last school year, according to data reviewed by ...

February 07, 2018 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump flirts with flashy military parade

WASHINGTON - For generations, as America's authoritarian rivals strutted their tanks, troops and jets through main thoroughfares in dramatic displays of strength, the United States ...

February 07, 2018 | By JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press




Sheriff seeks suspect in shots fired into home

Bulloch County sheriff's investigators are looking for a man who fired shots into a Pretoria Rushing Road home on Monday.

February 06, 2018 | From staff reports | Local


Girl Scouts lobby to relabel bridge

ATLANTA - Hundreds of Girl Scouts from across Georgia gathered inside the state Capitol on Tuesday, offering cookies and smiles as they sought to convince lawmakers ...

February 06, 2018 | By R.J. RICO Associated Press | Associated Press


'Loam,' 'newton' earn SEBMS eighth-grader spelling bee title

Worlanyo Gato, a 14-year-old eighth-grader at Southeast Bulloch Middle School, won the 2018 Bulloch County Spelling Bee held Monday evening at Statesboro High School. Gato ...

February 06, 2018 | By HAYLEY GREENE Special to the Herald | Local


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