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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


Former aide to ex-Rep. Weldon pleads guilty to conspiring to commit wire fraud

WASHINGTON - The one-time top aide to former Rep. Curt Weldon pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to a conspiracy charge as part of a plea agreement.

December 22, 2007 | By KIMBERLY HEFLING Associated Press Writer | Nation


Police release first images of Omaha mall gunman; surveillance shots show teen raising gun

OMAHA, Neb. - In the first surveillance images released of a teenage gunman's shopping mall rampage, the shaggy-haired assailant can be seen raising an assault rifle to fire in front of a department store mannequin.

December 22, 2007 | By SOPHIA TAREEN Associated Press Writer | Nation


FMB AOTW: Ferguson aleader for SHS

Eric Ferguson has become Statesboro's go-to guy.

December 21, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Sports


Astrograph 12/06

Although your probabilities for success are stronger than usual in the year ahead, you must take care that you don't take on more than you can comfortably handle. Focus only on your most meaningful goals.

December 21, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Congress drops legislation that would have expanded hate crimes laws to cover attacks on gays

WASHINGTON - Congress has dropped legislation that would have expanded hate crime laws to include attacks on gays after it became clear the measure wouldn't pass the House, aides said Thursday.

December 21, 2007 | By ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press Writer | Nation


Veto power could give Bush upper hand in budget fight with Democrats

WASHINGTON - Republicans in Congress are divided over how President Bush should play his strong hand in the rush to leave town before Christmas.

December 21, 2007 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | Nation


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Back on the track in Atlanta

HAMPTON, Ga. - After the glitz of Daytona, it's time for the NASCAR grind.

February 26, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Bulloch County mother, son are missing

Bulloch County sheriff's deputies are asking the public's help in finding a woman and her 2-year-old son who left their home in the far southeastern part of the county.

February 26, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Federal regulators approve tougher rules for Internet providers

WASHINGTON - Internet activists declared victory over the nation's big cable companies Thursday, after the Federal Communications Commission voted to impose the toughest rules yet on broadband providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T to prevent them from creating paid fast lanes and slowing or blocking Web traffic.

February 26, 2015 | By ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press | Associated Press


Statesboro Boy Scout to retire old, tattered flags in ceremony

James Nevil, a Boy Scout with Statesboro Primitive Baptist Church's Troop 342, invites the public to attend a flag retirement ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Boy Scout Hut on East Main Street, just across from the church.

February 26, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Judge rules for Peterson, paving way for reinstatement

A federal judge has cleared the way for Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson to be reinstated, ruling that an NFL arbitrator "failed to meet his duty" in a child abuse case that shook the league.

February 26, 2015 | By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Averitt Center to host creative birdhouse workshop

If you want to install a birdhouse - and make sure it will attract birds looking for that extra something - the Averitt Center for the Arts has a workshop for you.

February 26, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


On to quarterfinals...

Bulloch Academy senior Will Marsh scored a career-high 27 points to lead the Gators to a 61-47 thrashing of Tiftarea Academy in the first round of the GISA Class AAA state boys' basketball playoffs Thursday night.

February 26, 2015 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


Angels' Hamilton meeting with MLB about disciplinary issue

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton is meeting with Major League Baseball officials about a disciplinary issue.

February 26, 2015 | The Associated Press | Sports


‘Elvis: A Concert Experience’ coming to Statesboro's Averitt Center

It was a sad day in August 1977 for Elvis Presley fans. The iconic singer died too soon. With nothing left but his legacy, fans held on to his memory.

February 26, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local




Outdoor Life: No country for older men

Nope, this isn't about Cormac McCarthy's novel. This is more along the lines of the aging process. I have listed some of the aggravations concerning this topic in the past. Namely stuff like the lessening of hand-eye coordination, lack of stamina, having to take numerous pills, and the inability to keep up with young boys on the basketball court to name a few. This issue reared its ugly head again recently battering me in a most merciless manner.

February 25, 2015 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


Hawks crush short-handed Mavs

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks took the lead with a 13-0 run in the third quarter and went on to a 104-87 victory Wednesday night over the Dallas Mavericks, who were without suspended guard Rajon Rondo.

February 25, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Inglewood celebrates stadium deal, awaits NFL

INGLEWOOD, Calif. - The Inglewood City Council unanimously approved a $2 billion stadium plan backed by St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke that clears a path for the NFL to return to the Los Angeles area for the first time in two decades.

February 25, 2015 | By ROBERT JABLON | Sports


Chemist involved in baseball steroids case gets 18 months

MIAMI - A chemist working out of his suburban South Florida garage was sentenced Wednesday to 18 months in prison for supplying banned performance-enhancing substances to a clinic whose customers included professional baseball players such as New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez.

February 25, 2015 | By CURT ANDERSON Associated Press | Sports


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