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Bridge 12/07

Australian Bridge is published in a large-page format every two months. Editors Paul Marston and Brad Coles blend tournament reports with instructive articles and a bidding panel.

December 22, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Coffee Break


Heavily populated parts of Fiji spared hit by Cyclone Daman

NADI, Fiji - A powerful cyclone packing wind gusts up to 154 mph pounded small islands in northern Fiji on Friday, but missed heavily populated areas of the South Pacific nation, officials said.

December 22, 2007 | By PITA LIGAIULA Associated Press Writer | Nation


22 people killed in suicide attacks outside Baghdad, including 1 involving female bomber

BAGHDAD - A female suicide bomber attacked the offices of an anti-al-Qaida group that has joined forces with the U.S., killing 12 people Friday in one of Iraq's most violent provinces, police and the U.S. military said.

December 22, 2007 | By HAMID AHMED Associated Press Writer | Nation


Survivors and families to gather to remember the attack on Pearl Harbor 66 years ago

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii - Everett Hyland was ferrying ammunition to an anti-aircraft gun aboard the USS Pennsylvania on Dec. 7, 1941, when a bomb hit, throwing him down.

December 22, 2007 | By AUDREY McAVOY Associated Press Writer | Nation


ECI advances to state title game

ATLANTA - Washaun Ealey ran for 280 yards and four touchdowns to lead Emanuel County Institute to a 35-14 win over Clinch County in the Class A state semifinals on Friday.

December 22, 2007 | The Associated Press | Sports


Justices will review cases of detained Americans who don’t want to be handed over to Iraqis

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to intervene in the cases of two naturalized U.S. citizens who want to stop American forces in Baghdad from turning them over to Iraqi authorities.

December 22, 2007 | By PETE YOST Associated Press Writer | Nation


Gates: Persian Gulf countries must coordinate to counter Iranian threat

MANAMA, Bahrain - Defense Secretary Robert Gates planned to tell Gulf countries Saturday they must work together to help the U.S. counter Iranian threats, including Tehran's ballistic missiles and meddling in Iraq. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said the United States still wants new sanctions.

December 22, 2007 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press Writer | Nation


Ask Dr. Gott 12/07

DEAR DR. GOTT: I have a habit that I have developed off and on for the past two years. I love the taste of clay. It's not dirty as far as I can see. I eat almost a 1/2 cup at least once a week. I know this is not normal behavior. Tell me a bad side of this problem that might make me stop the habit. I live in South Carolina, where clay is easily found. Please help.

December 22, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


NATO ministers agree that Kosovo peacekeeping force should remain strong

BRUSSELS, Belgium - NATO foreign ministers agreed Friday to maintain a strong peacekeeping force in Kosovo to handle any flare-up of violence in the province, which appears poised to move toward independence from Serbia after negotiations failed.

December 22, 2007 | By PAUL AMES Associated Press Writer | Nation


Be prepared to wait for chance to benefit from interest rate freeze

WASHINGTON - Be ready to wait if you want to get information from a toll-free hot line about freezing the interest rate on your subprime mortgage.

December 22, 2007 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Nation


Pakistan opposition parties deadlocked over election demands

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan's opposition parties remained deadlocked Friday after three days of talks to draft conditions they want the government to meet for their participation in next month's elections.

December 22, 2007 | By MUNIR AHMAD Associated Press Writer | Nation


Dutch suspect in Natalee Holloway case freed after Aruba judge’s ruling

ORANJESTAD, Aruba - A judge Friday ordered the release of the last of three suspects re-arrested last month in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway, ruling the evidence was not strong enough to continue holding him.

December 22, 2007 | By MARGARET WEVER Associated Press Writer | Nation


ECI earns shot at Class A football title

ATLANTA - Washaun Ealey ran for 280 yards and four touchdowns to lead Emanuel County Institute to a 35-14 win over Clinch County in the Class A state semifinals on Friday.

December 22, 2007 | The Associated Press | Sports


Murdoch installs new CEO, publisher at Dow Jones; son James takes on bigger role

NEW YORK - Rupert Murdoch installed his own leadership team at Wall Street Journal publisher Dow Jones & Co. on Friday, a week before his acquisition of the company is expected to close. He also tapped his son James as heir apparent to his media empire News Corp.

December 22, 2007 | By SETH SUTEL AP Business Writer | Nation


Skeptical Russia ignores Rice calls for new Iran sanctions

BRUSSELS, Belgium - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Friday the United States would continue along a two-track strategy to deal with Iran, pressing for new sanctions and demanding Tehran come clean about its nuclear program while offering talks to sweeten the deal. But Russia ignored her calls to punish Iran.

December 22, 2007 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press Writer | Nation


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Georgia Southern, Coca-Cola celebrate 10-year extension of agreement

Georgia Southern University renewed an agreement with Coca-Cola Co. that allows the world's top beverage company to be the exclusive beverage provider on campus for the next 10 years.

July 31, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Braves lose to Dodgers 3-2 in 10 innings

LOS ANGELES - Alex Wood gave up just one run, Justin Upton tied the game in the ninth inning, and the Atlanta Braves still lost their second straight.

July 31, 2014 | By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Eagles back in action

The NCAA has made things a lot easier for a first-year head football coach to install his system.

July 30, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Georgia Southern


Bulloch County Schools’ open houses build excitement for new school year

Just two days before the new school year starts for students, Bulloch County held open houses throughout the district, introducing parents and students to new grades, new teachers and even some new principals.

July 30, 2014 | By JENNIFER ARTHURS Herald Intern | Local


Metter police chief named to state group’s board

Metter Police Chief Dennis Nelson was sworn in as the new third vice president of the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police on Tuesday.

July 30, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro's First Friday: Downtown Pep Rally

The August First Friday event happens to coincide with the first day of school for Bulloch County public school students this year.

July 30, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Jackets look to pick up where they left off

BROOKLET - As fall practices begin throughout the state, few schools carry over as much momentum as the Yellow Jackets of Southeast Bulloch.

July 30, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Bulloch Academy Gators 'Striking Out Alzheimer's'

Students around the state are ready to get back to school, but 16 teams from around south Georgia are already on the softball diamond as Bulloch Academy hosted the first day of the third annual Miriam Burnette Memorial "Striking out Alzheimer's" tournament Wednesday on the grounds of Georgia Southern University.

July 30, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


With stars departed, QB questions starting to pile up

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Quarterback battles and signal-caller questions abound in the Southeastern Conference going into preseason camps around the league.

July 30, 2014 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Woods wants more Firestone memories

AKRON, Ohio - Tiger Woods finds out over the next two weeks if his season is over or just getting started.

July 30, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


US economy grew at strong 4 percent rate in spring

WASHINGTON - After a dismal winter, the U.S. economy sprang back to life in the April-June quarter, growing at a fast 4 percent annual rate on the strength of higher consumer and business spending.

July 30, 2014 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Nation


Statesboro Christian Bookstore to close Saturday

Statesboro Christian Bookstore will close for the last time Saturday.

July 30, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Braves lose 8-4 to streaking Dodgers

LOS ANGELES - Tommy La Stella put together his second straight three-hit game and fourth since making his major league debut in late May. Freddie Freeman broke out of his slump, too. Their offense just wasn't enough to keep Atlanta's winning streak going.

July 30, 2014 | By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves




Matt Ryan teaching, adjusting to new faces on offense

FLOWERY BRANCH - Matt Ryan is expanding his leadership role to include teaching young players and other newcomers in his seventh training camp with the Falcons.

July 29, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


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