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Giuliani quits Republican presidential race, endorses John McCain

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. - Rudy Giuliani, who sought to make the leap from New York mayor to the White House, bowed out of the Republican presidential contest Wednesday and endorsed front-runner and longtime friend John McCain.

February 14, 2008 | By LIZ SIDOTI and DEVLIN BARRETT Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Giuliani expected to quit race, back McCain

ORLANDO, Fla. - In the end, 9/11 wasn't enough.

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, once the Republican presidential front-runner thanks to his status as "America's Mayor," suffered a debilitating defeat in Tuesday's Florida primary. He prepared Wednesday to quit the race and endorse his friendliest rival, John McCain.

February 14, 2008 | By DEVLIN BARRETT Associated Press Writer | National


White House race narrows to twin 2-way fights as Edwards bows out, Giuliani next

WASHINGTON - The race for the White House narrowed abruptly Wednesday to twin two-way battles, party maverick John McCain the man to beat for the Republican nomination while the Democrats faced a historic choice between a woman and a black man.

February 14, 2008 | By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent | Campaign 2008


Astrograph 1/31

In the year ahead, conditions will be right for making some important, long-contemplated changes in your life. Not all times will be completely optimal, but you'll figure out when it will be best to make things happen.

February 14, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 1/31

DEAR ABBY: "On Foot in Orlando" (Nov. 23) wrote about being nearly run down by bicycles going too fast, especially when they don't warn that they're approaching. When I'm on my bike, I always slow down and call out "On your left!" to warn the walker that I'm passing.

February 14, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Detroit mayor to speak from pulpit in bid to polish his image, tarnished by affair allegations

DETROIT - Amid calls for his resignation over racy text messages to a top aide, a chastened Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick headed to church Wednesday to set about salvaging his image with a televised address.

February 14, 2008 | By COREY WILLIAMS Associated Press Writer | National


Wintry, windy blast moves into Northeast, sinking temperatures and frustrating commuters

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Wicked wind and blowing snow blinded drivers and Lake Erie surged over its eastern shore Wednesday as severe weather that sliced through the nation's midsection took aim at the Northeast.

February 14, 2008 | By CAROLYN THOMPSON Associated Press Writer | National


Federal Reserve’s fourth auction of short-term loans sees interest rate drop to 3.123 percent

WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve, working to combat effects of a serious credit crisis, said Tuesday it had auctioned $30 billion in funds to commercial banks at an interest rate of 3.123 percent.

February 13, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


Gator wrestlers finish third in Region 3 Duals

Good individual wrestling performances highlighted the team-oriented Region 3 duals Tuesday in Bulloch Academy's gymnasium.

February 13, 2008 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


Local Roundup: Portal boys win again

PORTAL - The Portal boys improved to 20-1 with a 71-56 home win over Richmond Hill Tuesday.

February 13, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Sports


Gunmen in Venezuelan bank standoff flee in ambulance with hostages

ALTAGRACIA DE ORITUCO, Venezuela - Gunmen who held more than 30 hostages inside a Venezuelan bank for over 24 hours negotiated their getaway in an ambulance Tuesday and sped off with five captives, leaving the others inside.

February 13, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER TOOTHAKER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Kennedy says Obama endorsement wasn’t intended as repudiation of Clintons

WASHINGTON - Sen. Edward Kennedy says his endorsement of Barack Obama for president wasn't intended as a repudiation of Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign or of her husband, the former president.

February 13, 2008 | The Associated Press | Campaign 2008


Bush says reliance on faith helped him beat ‘‘addiction’’ to alcohol

BALTIMORE, Md. - President Bush on Tuesday referred to his former struggles with alcohol as an ''addiction,'' a blunt characterization of his less disciplined adult days before a reliance on faith help him turn his life around.

February 13, 2008 | By JENNIFER LOVEN Associated Press Writer | National


Sons of Confederate Veterans holds 7th annual Lee-Jackson Banquet

The Ogeechee Rifles Camp #941 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans held its 7th annual Lee-Jackson Banquet at First Baptist Church in Statesboro Monday.

February 13, 2008 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local


Hidden victims of mortgage crisis: Pets abandoned by their owners after foreclosure

STOCKTON, Calif. - The house was ravaged - its floors ripped, walls busted and lights smashed by owners who trashed their home before a bank foreclosed on it. Hidden in the wreckage was an abandoned member of the family: a starving pit bull.

February 13, 2008 | By EVELYN NIEVES Associated Press Writer | National


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SHS turns page on last season

The sound of Statesboro High football coach Steve Pennington screaming instructions to his players in a long sleeve jacket in 91 degree weather can mean only one thing-football is back for the Blue Devils.

May 22, 2015 | HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Brew crew stomps Braves

ATLANTA- Ryan Braun homered and drove in four runs, four Milwaukee pitchers combined to hold Atlanta to three hits, and the Brewers beat the Braves 11-0 on Friday night.

May 22, 2015 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Kurt Busch brings lessons to Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. - There's no bank of TV cameras surrounding Kurt Busch's hauler, no one monitoring his fluid intake to prevent dehydration, no golf cart waiting to whisk him away from NASCAR practice and off to Indianapolis. This year, Busch is glad to have his focus solely on the Coca-Cola 600.

May 22, 2015 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Kurt Busch brings lessons to Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. - There's no bank of TV cameras surrounding Kurt Busch's hauler, no one monitoring his fluid intake to prevent dehydration, no golf cart waiting to whisk him away from NASCAR practice and off to Indianapolis. This year, Busch is glad to have his focus solely on the Coca-Cola 600.

May 22, 2015 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Federal data: As oil production soars, so do pipeline leaks

The oil pipeline leak that fouled a stretch of California coastline this week reflects a troubling trend in the nation's infrastructure: As U.S. oil production has soared, so has the number of pipeline accidents.

May 22, 2015 | By HENRY C. JACKSON and DAVID A. LIEB Associated Press | Associated Press


Wal-Mart's push on animal welfare hailed as game changer

NEW YORK - Wal-Mart's push to get its suppliers to give farm animals fewer antibiotics and more room to roam is expected to have a big impact on the food industry, experts say.

May 22, 2015 | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer | Associated Press


Another honor for the late Dr. Leila Denmark

The legacy of Portal's Leila Alice Daughtry Denmark will be honored yet again, this time with the naming of Forsyth County's sixth high school.

May 22, 2015 | By LUCAS BAGGETT Herald Intern | Local




Mixed review for GHSA rule change

In just three short years high school football participation has decreased by 10 percent, according to statistics from the National Federation of State High School Associations- and many states are beginning to take notice.

May 21, 2015 | HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Offense explodes in 7th for 10-1 win

ATLANTA - Julio Teheran pitched seven strong innings and the Atlanta Braves took advantage of Milwaukee reliever Will Smith's seventh-inning ejection for allegedly using pine tar in a 10-1 victory Thursday night.

May 21, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


What is our purpose in life?

I believe it was back in 1939 when a very popular author, James Thurber, wrote a short novel about an unusual man he named "Walter Mitty." It became so well read that it was produced for Broadway, made into a movie around 1947 - which I remember watching - and remade in 2013. If you're one of those purists, I guess you won't like my position, but I really liked Danny Kaye and Ben Stiller, who played the role of Walter Mitty. I suppose my reason for being so attached to the character is that, like many others (I hope ...

May 21, 2015 | Dr. John Bressler | Columnists/Editorials


James, Smith lead Cavs over Hawks in Game 1

ATLANTA - J.R. Smith knocked down a tough 3-pointer, then another. Turning toward the fans, their heckling transformed to groans, he blew off his right index finger and motioned toward his side, like he was holstering his pistol.

May 21, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports




Perez solid in debut as Braves beat Rays

ATLANTA - Williams Perez gave up one run over five innings in his first major league start and fellow rookie Todd Cunningham drove in the tiebreaking run with a groundout as theAtlanta Braves beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 on Wednesday night.

May 20, 2015 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


American Pharoah's breeding rights sold

NEW YORK - Win or lose the Belmont Stakes, Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah is expected to keep racing for the rest of the year.

May 20, 2015 | By RICHARD ROSENBLATT AP Sports Writer | Sports


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