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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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Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Child rearing has gone 'off the rails'

I am sometimes asked if I think the "parenting pendulum" is swinging back, however slowly, toward where it was 60-plus years ago or at least ...

October 22, 2017 | | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: Iced Pumpkin Cookies tantalize the senses

Isn't it funny how powerful our senses can be? My family takes a trip to the Tennessee mountains every fall and you can't ...

October 22, 2017 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Bulloch towns rise, fall throughout county's history

Note: The following is part of a series of columns looking at the founding and general history of southeast Georgia and Bulloch County.

October 22, 2017 | | Life


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: On the move

For most people, the post-retirement stage of life now lasts for decades. Even those who "hang it up" in their 70s may live another 10-20 ...

October 22, 2017 | | Life


Kiwanis fair brings thrills, chills and skills to the Boro

The 56th annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair brought popular favorites, some new attractions and a new safety program for kids to the fairgrounds on Highway 67.

October 22, 2017 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT | staff | Life


Experts: Opioid crisis is hitting Georgia especially hard

ATHENS - The nation's deepening opioid epidemic is hitting Georgia harder than most states, experts say.

October 21, 2017 | The Associated Press | Local




Gators get to Pinewood for rivalry victory

Earlier in the week Bulloch Academy head coach Terence Hennessy said "We've told our kids you are playing 48 minutes in order to get ...

October 20, 2017 | By JOSH AUBREY jaubrey@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Yellow Jackets on four-game winning streak

GARDEN CITY - With the regular season winding down Southeast Bulloch is peaking at the right time.

October 20, 2017 | by MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Prep Sports 360


Gamecocks go wild

It was homecoming at Kelly Memorial Stadium as the Screven County Gamecocks stayed undefeated and recorded a fifth consecutive shutout against the Josey Eagles (1-7 ...

October 20, 2017 | By McCLAIN BAXLEY Herald Correspondent | Prep Sports 360


Johnson, Kenseth on bubble as Kansas elimination race looms

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Jimmie Johnson took time this week to drive the car pool for Hendrick Motorsports whiz kids Alex Bowman and William Byron, while ...

October 20, 2017 | By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


These aren't your 1988 Dodgers, not even close

These aren't your 1988 Dodgers, not even close.

October 20, 2017 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist | Sports


No. 2 Penn State faces No. 19 Michigan with high stakes

This team is back. That team is back. The practice of proclaiming that a struggling traditional college football power has returned to elite status after ...

October 20, 2017 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Something has got to give

There are five winless teams remaining in FBS football. That number is guaranteed to drop by one this weekend.

October 20, 2017 | by MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Sports


Tech looks to rebound vs. Wake

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech needs to have a short memory.

October 20, 2017 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Georgia Tech


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