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NJ inmates used photos to hide escape holes in Shawshank-style jailbreak, authorities say

ELIZABETH, N.J. - Two jail inmates used photos of bikini-clad women to hide holes they used to escape and left behind a thank-you note, signed with a smiley face, for a guard they claimed helped them, officials said Monday.

January 02, 2008 | By JEFFREY GOLD Associated Press Writer | National


Dear Abby 12/18

DEAR ABBY: Your advice to "Smothered in Michigan" (Oct. 24), whose "loving, caring, generous boyfriend" stops by her job "only a few times a day" and shows up at her door the minute she gets home from work, was wrong. You told her to tell him she needs some space. Well, that won't work.

January 02, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Astrograph 12/18

In the year ahead, a number of new people will enter your life who may be good candidates for becoming close friends. The ones with the greatest impact will be those who possess sensitivity to other's needs.

January 02, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


UN secretary-general condemns terrorism in visit to bombed-out offices in Algiers

ALGIERS, Algeria - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday toured the ruins of a building torn apart by a suicide bombing that killed 17 U.N. staffers last week, vowing that the world body would not be intimidated.

January 02, 2008 | By AOMAR OUALI Associated Press Writer | World


Police Report - December 19

(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.)

January 02, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


US diplomat says Serb premier could order capture of top war crimes fugitives

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina - A U.S. diplomat said two top war crimes suspects - Radovan Karadzic and Ratko Mladic - could be apprehended with a single phone call from Serbia's prime minister.

January 02, 2008 | By AIDA CERKEZ-ROBINSON Associated Press Writer | World


Israel steps up attacks on militants, dealing blow to Islamic Jihad with deaths

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Israel will keep striking the leaders of groups that launch rockets from the Gaza Strip, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert pledged Tuesday after an hours-long aerial assault killed 12 militants including the commander of the extremist group Islamic Jihad.

January 02, 2008 | By IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer | World


More than a week after an ice storm, tens of thousands in Oklahoma still cold and in the dark

OKLAHOMA CITY - More than 88,000 homes and businesses in Oklahoma remained without power on Tuesday, more than a week after an ice storm plunged them into darkness.

January 02, 2008 | By SEAN MURPHY Associated Press Writer | National


From the bus to the ring: ECI's Championship Game - Presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank

From the bus to the ring: ECI's Championship Game vs. Wilcox Co.

January 02, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Kurdish officials say Turkish troops that had entered Iraq have withdrawn

KIRKUK, Iraq - Turkey sent hundreds of troops about 1 1/2 miles into northern Iraq early Tuesday in an operation against Kurdish rebels but then withdrew them later in the day, Kurdish officials said.

January 02, 2008 | By YAHYA BARZANJI Associated Press Writer | World


Congress expanding FOIA to allow access to more government records

WASHINGTON - Congress is moving to reverse one area of the Bush administration's trend toward secrecy since the 2001 terrorist attacks by expanding the Freedom of Information Act, increasing penalties for noncompliance and making records held by government contractors subject to the law.

January 02, 2008 | By LAURIE KELLMAN Associated Press Writer | National


Astronauts take spacewalk to check defective mechanisms; fuel test under way at launch site

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - A pair of space station astronauts ventured out on a spacewalk Tuesday to inspect two defective mechanisms that are hobbling power generation at the orbiting complex.

January 02, 2008 | By MARCIA DUNN Associated Press Writer | National


Bridge 12/18

Dorothy Parker said, "Money cannot buy health, but I'd settle for a diamond-studded wheelchair."

January 02, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Fed unveils plan to curb shady home lending practices

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve endorsed new rules Tuesday that would give people taking out home mortgages new protections against shady lending practices.

January 02, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | National


Deceased Georgia speaker to lie in honor at state Capitol

ATLANTA - Flags flew at half staff over the Georgia Capitol on Tuesday in honor of the cantankerous yet compassionate former speaker of the House whose reign under the gold dome lasted nearly three decades.

January 02, 2008 | By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated Press Writer | Local


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Badcock Home Furniture & More Presents: Prep Sports Spotlight

In addition to being one of the most electrifying players in the area, Claxton's Zach Grant has dealt with a bit more adversity than the average high school senior.

October 01, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Local Roundup: SEB takes regular season finale

BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets only had one senior to honor on Senior Night, but they went out with a bang anyway, topping Calvary Day 3-2 in the final regular-season game of the year.

October 01, 2014 | From staff reports | Prep Sports 360


Tourney time

Statesboro's softball team is in a bit of an unfamiliar position, but one they're glad to be a part of.

October 01, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Cup Chase reaches contender round

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Drivers have been fretting about the second round of NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship for weeks.

October 01, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


NFL Weekend Picks: QB dilemma for Vikings

You might say the Minnesota Vikings are pondering a quarterbacking dilemma.

October 01, 2014 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


SEC seeks offensive balance

The gaudy rushing, passing and receiving statistics being put up in the Southeastern Conference have grabbed headlines, but offensive balance is what leads to SEC titles.

October 01, 2014 | By GARY B. GRAVES AP Sports Writer | Sports


Man convicted of murder in killing over loud music

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A jury convicted a Florida man on Wednesday of first-degree murder in his retrial for killing a teenager after an argument over loud music.

October 01, 2014 | By DEREK KINNER Associated Press | Local


Deer lands in SUV's passenger seat in Statesboro

A 10-point buck struck by a car Wednesday morning on Westside Road crashed through the windshield of a second vehicle, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

October 01, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Patient told Texas hospital he was from Liberia

DALLAS - The first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States told health care workers on his initial hospital visit that he had recently been in an area affected by the deadly disease, but that information was not widely shared, a hospital official said Wednesday.

October 01, 2014 | By DAVID WARREN and LAURAN NEERGARD Associated Press | Nation


Q&A: What are students in Colorado protesting?

DENVER - A fight in Colorado over how United States history is taught has pitted the new conservative majority on a suburban Denver school board against students and teachers who accuse the board of censorship.

October 01, 2014 | By COLLEEN SLEVIN Associated Press | Nation


Diseases making comeback as parents shun vaccinations

Whooping cough, measles and other preventable illnesses are making a comeback, thanks to an anti-vaccine movement whose members might surprise you.

October 01, 2014 | By LOIS M. COLLINS Deseret News National | Hot topics




Horford playing it safe during training camp

ATHENS - Al Horford stood on the sideline during the first day of training camp Tuesday, tugging anxiously at his No. 15 jersey while his teammates went through a five-on-five drill.

September 30, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bulldogs expect boost from added WR depth

ATHENS - Help is on the way for Hutson Mason and Georgia's struggling passing game.

September 30, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | UGA


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