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'Friday the 13th' nails No. 1 box office spot with $42.2M

LOS ANGELES - "Friday the 13th" had all the luck as the remake of the 1980 slasher flick opened with $42.2 million, putting blood and guts ahead of hearts over Valentine's Day weekend.

That was a record for the horror genre, topping the $39.1 million debut for 2004's "The Grudge." Accounting for today's higher admission prices, "The Grudge" sold slightly more tickets, however.

February 15, 2009 | By DAVID GERMAIN AP Movie Writer | World


Kenseth wins rain-shortened Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Matt Kenseth drove from the back of the field to take the Daytona 500 lead minutes before the sky opened up, handing the former series champion his first victory in NASCAR's version of the Super Bowl.

Coming off one of the worst seasons of his career, Kenseth's bad luck followed him into Daytona International Speedway. He wrecked his primary car, had to go to a backup and started Sunday's race in last place.

February 15, 2009 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | World


Investigator: Plane fell flat onto Buffalo house

CLARENCE, N.Y. - Continental Connection Flight 3407's yoke was shaking as the plane fought to stay aloft, its deicing mechanisms pulsing to crack ice away.

The commuter plane was approaching a runway at Buffalo Niagara International Airport when its safety systems warned pilot Capt. Marvin Renslow that the plane was perilously close to losing lift and falling from the sky. The stick automatically pushed forward, the plane's nose dropping in a last-minute corrective measure before it belly-flopped onto a house in a fireball - landing with its nose pointed away from the runway.

February 15, 2009 | By JOHN CURRAN Associated Press Writer | World


Recession, fires: double trouble for the Red Cross

NEW YORK - The worsening recession, coupled with a seasonal surge of house fires, has depleted the resources of many American Red Cross chapters as they struggle to meet rising demands at a time of dwindling donations.

Red Cross staff have been laid off in San Diego and Long Beach, California; in western Oregon; Minnesota's Twin Cities, Tampa, Florida, and elsewhere. Office hours have been cut back, salaries trimmed, training programs scrapped.

February 15, 2009 | By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer | World


WWII-era bomber offering rides

ATLANTA - Inside the B-17 bomber, five miles high over Germany in 1944, the temperature fell to 50 degrees below zero. Lt. Jonathan Swift, U.S. Air Force, wore thick gloves to keep his hands from getting stuck to his bombardier's sight like a kid's tongue on a flagpole.

February 15, 2009 | By PHIL KLOER The Atlanta Journal-Constitution | World


The recovery plan: A national jolt to economy

WASHINGTON - America is bringing shock and awe to the home front, using dollars instead of bombs.

It's the military doctrine of lightning force - fast and brute, or as brute as the shaken country can manage - applied to the campaign for economic recovery.

February 15, 2009 | By NANCY BENAC and CALVIN WOODWARD Associated Press Writers | World


Officials: Plane crew saw ice before crash

BUFFALO, New York - The crew of the commuter plane that crashed into a suburban Buffalo, New York, house, killing all 49 people aboard and one person on the ground, noticed significant ice buildup on the wings and windshield just before the aircraft began pitching and rolling violently, investigators said Friday.

Officials stopped short of saying the ice buildup caused Thursday night's crash and stressed that nothing has been ruled out. But ice on the wings can interfere catastrophically with an aircraft's handling and has been blamed for a number of major air disasters over the years.

February 14, 2009 | By CAROLYN THOMPSON Associated Press Writer | World


Ga. readies for $5.9B federal stimulus

ATLANTA - Georgia is expected to get $5.9 billion for transportation, health care and other programs from the massive economic stimulus package headed for President Barack Obama's desk.

The $787 billion economic stimulus package passed by Congress Friday night includes a $1.7 billion infusion for Medicaid, $1.2 billion for education and another $1 billion to build and repair highways and bridges in Georgia, according to the Federal Funds Information for States.

February 14, 2009 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | World


Democrats muscle huge stimulus through Congress

WASHINGTON - In a major victory for President Barack Obama, Democrats muscled a huge, $787 billion stimulus bill through Congress late Friday night in hopes of combating the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. Republican opposition was nearly unanimous.

February 14, 2009 | By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent | World


The Eagles Nest: Navarro's surprise season has Lady Eagles soaring; Aron Price rocks the PGA tour

A special baseball preview edition of 'The Eagles Nest' will be available next Wednesday, and we will return to our regular Friday posting the following week.

February 13, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | The Eagles Nest


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Valentine's Dance, The Phil & ?? Show: Jake replacement auditions

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Friday, February 13, 2008

February 13, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Reports indicate GSU QB Henton has left team

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February 13, 2009 | | Sports


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Magellan string quartet; 300 Miles Band's Studio Performance

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Thursday, February 12, 2008

February 12, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


New jobless claims drop slightly to 623K

WASHINGTON - Nearly 5 million Americans continued to draw jobless benefits late last month, and new requests again exceeded 600,000 as companies lay off scores of workers amid a deepening recession.

In slightly better economic news, retail sales rose unexpectedly in January, reversing six months of decline and following a dismal holiday season. But analysts said the jump was unlikely to last, partly because of the weak job market.

February 12, 2009 | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER Associated Press Writer | World


When toddlers point a lot, more words will follow

WASHINGTON - Don't just talk to your toddler - gesture, too. Pointing, waving bye-bye and other natural gestures seem to boost a budding vocabulary.

Scientists found those tots who could convey more meaning with gestures at age 14 months went on to have a richer vocabulary as they prepared to start kindergarten. And intriguingly, whether a family is poor or middle class plays a role, the researchers report Friday.

February 12, 2009 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD Associated Press Writer | World


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Poetry event Saturday at Whitaker Black Box

Georgia Hall of Fame inductee Mical Whitaker brings his original multi-media production, "An Evening of African American Poetry," to the Whitaker Black Box Theater Saturday ...

January 20, 2017 | Special to the Herald | Local




Women’s March, Statesboro, noon Saturday

A Statesboro installment of the Women's March is planned for Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. on the Georgia Southern University campus. The ...

January 19, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


Trump sweeps in for his big day

WASHINGTON - With fireworks heralding his big moment, Donald Trump swept into Washington Thursday on the eve of his presidential inauguration and pledged to unify a ...

January 19, 2017 | By NANCY BENAC Associated Press | Associated Press




Study finds global warming could steal postcard-perfect days

WASHINGTON - Global warming is going to steal away some of those postcard-perfect weather days in the future, according to a first-of-its-kind projection of nice weather.

January 18, 2017 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | Associated Press




Bulloch Academy notches sweep on hardwood

Dra Harrison's 14 points helped propel Bulloch Academy to a healthy lead and eventual 57-25 blowout of Edmund Burke to improve to 2-0 in ...

January 17, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Packers-Falcons expected to produce big offense

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The high-scoring offenses of the Atlanta Falcons and Green Bay Packers appear poised to provide a memorable send-off for the Georgia Dome.

January 17, 2017 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Big wins for Justin Thomas

HONOLULU - Justin Thomas used to call his father when he arrived at junior tournaments, and the conversation almost always started the same way.

January 17, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Special meeting to restore SPD funeral escorts

Statesboro City Council has called a special meeting for 8:30 a.m. Thursday at City Hall to adopt an ordinance on providing police escorts ...

January 17, 2017 | From staff reports | Local


2017 Rotary Club of Statesboro Speech Contest

The Rotary Club of Statesboro invites students in grades 9–12 to participate in the 2017 Rotary Speech Contest.

January 17, 2017 | | Local


Nursing crisis in Georgia

Merry Fort, an RN who lives in Macon, has seen nursing shortages before. But, she says, "I've never seen it like this."

January 17, 2017 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local




Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - A great year already for BBWH Insurors

It's been a great year for Statesboro's BBWH Insurors already. They relocated into their newly constructed 6,500-square-foot office at 1208 Merchant Way ...

January 16, 2017 | | Local


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