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For Young Readers by Lindsey and Paige Oliver

As children make the slow and often agonizing journey to adulthood, loneliness, confusion, and a fervent search for one's identity can often make for a tumultuous few years. Adolescents wonder whether there is any end in sight to this time in their life, and, more importantly, if anyone truly understands them. For approximately four decades, "The Outsiders" has answered both questions with a resounding "yes", helping teens of all ages find direction and hope in a world which can often seem all too bleak.

November 17, 2007 | By LINDSEY and PAIGE OLIVER | Lifestyles Columnists


Fun with the family by Julie Lavender

The calendar clock keeps ticking, with warm days giving way to cooler ones. As the pages of the calendar flip over, be ever-mindful of your blessings. Give thanks for the gift of time that you have with your precious ones; make sure you use every day to spend quality time with those you love. Celebrate something every day – an actual, recognized holiday like those listed below, or create your own family days.

November 17, 2007 | By JULIE LAVENDER | Lifestyles Columnists


929 voters cast ballots during early voting

On the final day early voting for the Statesboro City Council on Friday, 199 individuals came out to cast their ballots. In line with the pattern for the week, the morning traffic was light with the afternoon picking up as the voter shuttles, picking up students in front of Retreiver's Bar And Grill, dropped off electors by the limo load.

November 17, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Local


Police Report - November 3

(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.)

November 17, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Judge approves subpoenas for Rice, other officials in Israeli spy case

WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and other senior intelligence officials will be subpoenaed to discuss their conversations with pro-Israel lobbyists, a federal judge ruled Friday in an espionage case.

November 17, 2007 | By MATT APUZZO Associated Press Writer | Nation


With veto power and little to lose, Bush is blistering Democratic-controlled Congress

WASHINGTON - President Bush's agenda these days is not subtle: Blast Democratic lawmakers for ineptitude. Then find a way to do it again.

November 17, 2007 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Palestinian president holds rare meeting with Hamas members, aides say it was not official

RAMALLAH, West Bank - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met with members of Hamas on Friday for the first time since the militant group ousted his forces and took over the Gaza Strip in June.

November 17, 2007 | By DALIA NAMMARI Associated Press Writer | Nation


Arizona nuclear plant on lockdown after worker stopped from entering grounds with explosive

PHOENIX - Security officials at the nation's largest nuclear power plant detained a contract worker with a small explosive device in the back of his pickup truck Friday, authorities said.

November 17, 2007 | By CHRIS KAHN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bush vetoes water projects bill even though Congress has votes to override

WASHINGTON - An increasingly confrontational President Bush on Friday vetoed a bill authorizing hundreds of popular water projects even though lawmakers can count enough votes to override him.

November 17, 2007 | By JENNIFER LOVEN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Oil or gas? Rising heating bills prompting homeowners to consider a switch

NEW YORK - With his furnace sputtering its final gasps, Charles Comito decided it was time to trade in his heating oil system for natural gas this year. The switch cost $4,400, a price he says will be worthwhile in the chilly months ahead.

November 17, 2007 | By CANDICE CHOI AP Business Writer | Nation


Annual Farm & Forest Festival Saturday

The Georgia Southern Botanical Garden will holds its annual Farm & Forest Festival and Plant Sale today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The festival allows children of all ages to see what farm life was like back in the 1920s and 1930s through arts & crafts, games and activities. Farm-fresh produce provided by local farmers will be available for purchase at the Farmer's Market. Admission to the event is free.

November 17, 2007 | Sepcial to the Herald | Local


8-year-old Ohio twins gain fame for anti-wedgie underwear design using fabric fastener

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Wedgie-proof underwear earned 8-year-old twin boys a spot Friday on ''The Ellen DeGeneres Show.''

November 17, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Civil rights museum’s racial makeup becomes an issue in the city where King was assassinated

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - The National Civil Rights Museum, built around the motel where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in 1968, is drawing criticism that its governing board is too white and too closely tied to big business to watch over such an important piece of black history.

November 17, 2007 | By WOODY BAIRD Associated Press Writer | Nation


Pants-dropping, coin-flipping incidents cost Virginia judge his job

RICHMOND, Va. - A judge who ordered a woman to drop her pants and decided a custody dispute by flipping a coin was removed from the bench by the Virginia Supreme Court on Friday.

November 17, 2007 | By LARRY O’DELL Associated Press Writer | Nation


Mexican officials rush aid to flooded Gulf coast state; health experts fear outbreaks

VILLAHERMOSA, Mexico - Military trucks hauled bottled water, food and clothing to Mexico's flooded Gulf coast Friday as rescue workers in helicopters and boats worked furiously to retrieve thousands of victims stranded on rooftops.

November 17, 2007 | By ANTONIO VILLEGAS Associated Press Writer | Nation


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Chase Elliott to replace Gordon

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Chase Elliott will replace Jeff Gordon in the No. 24 Chevrolet when the four-time NASCAR champion gives up his seat at the end of this season.

January 29, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Serena one win away from 19th major title

MELBOURNE, Australia - It wasn't until Serena Williams forced herself to relax, and not focus too intently on a milestone Grand Slam title, that she rediscovered the art of winning the biggest events in tennis.

January 29, 2015 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Belichick, Carroll have different angles

PHOENIX - Put Bill Belichick behind a microphone and he's C-SPAN - minus the information.

January 29, 2015 | By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer | Sports


Tiger's year off to rough start with 2-over 73

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Tiger Woods helped attract a record, raucous crowd to the Phoenix Open on Thursday, the first big event in a week that concludes with the Super Bowl.

January 29, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Oregon could make first move in college football free agency

College football's free-agent market is open and Oregon is searching for the next Russell Wilson to replace Marcus Mariota.

January 29, 2015 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Work begins to raise Confederate warship from Savannah River

SAVANNAH - Divers and military salvage crews will spend the next nine months raising what's left of an armored Confederate warship that's been rotting at the bottom of the Savannah River for 150 years.

January 29, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Associated Press


Harper Lee's classic to take Averitt stage

More than 50 years after Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, our nation still is wrestling with the repercussions of decisions our forefathers made multiple generations ago.

January 29, 2015 | By MELINDA ROELL Special to the Herald | Local


Singing songs of the good news

About four years ago, comedian Steve Martin, who is also one great banjo player, wrote an interesting piece of music, "Atheists don't have no songs." Yes, I know that's a double negative. According to Martin, their hymnbook is only one page and if the name of God is there, it's spelled with a lower case "g." Go figure.

January 29, 2015 | Dr. John Bressler | Columnists/Editorials




Surprise players could be key

PHOENIX - Almost all football fans know Tom Brady, Russell Wilson, Richard Sherman, Marshawn Lynch and Rob Gronkowski.

January 28, 2015 | By ROB MAADDI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Semifinals now set

MELBOURNE - It was difficult to tell who was more pleased with reaching the Australian Open semifinals: No. 1-ranked Novak Djokovic, advancing to his 25th at a Grand Slam tournament, or 19-year-old Madison Keys, who beat Venus Williams to get into her first.

January 28, 2015 | By DENNIS PASSA AP Sports Writer | Sports


US fades in 3-2 loss to Chile

Mark Gonzalez scored in the 66th and 75 minutes, rallying Chile to a 3-2 exhibition win over the United States on Wednesday night that sent the Americans to their first five-game winless streak since 2007.

January 28, 2015 | The Associated Press | Sports


Slain Georgia couple known for charity work across the South

McRAE, Ga. - Elrey "Bud" Runion and his wife, June, took their charitable efforts all over the South: from storm-damaged Alabama towns and impoverished pockets of West Virginia to their hometown in suburban Atlanta.

January 28, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM and RAY HENRY Associated Press | Associated Press


Attorney General nominee defends Obama immigration changes

WASHINGTON - Confronting skeptical Republicans, attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch pledged a new start with Congress and independence from President Barack Obama Wednesday, even as she defended the president's unilateral protections for millions of immigrants in the country illegally.

January 28, 2015 | By ERICA WERNER and ERIC TUCKER Associated Press | Associated Press


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