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Astrograph 10/27

It behooves you not to give up on past efforts where you've worked hard and long and that have yet to come to fruition. The year ahead will offer you new conditions that could bring you exactly what's needed to achieve your goals.

November 11, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 10/27

DEAR ABBY: My family owns a golf course. One of the longtime members, a man I'll call "Jack," died suddenly. Another member took it upon himself to commission a watercolor of a golf scene and hang it in the pro shop in Jack's memory. The painting is tastefully done, matted and framed with a brass plaque stating, "In Memory of ..."

November 11, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 10/27

DEAR DR. GOTT: I read your column about the lady who is in constant pain and is getting steadily weaker after having been given a variety of treatments, including prednisone. You could have been describing me a year ago. That's when I decided to take things into my own hands, as it was apparent that only a few months of my life remained, and they would be terrible at best.

November 11, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Bridge 10/27

First, look at only the West hand. South is in six clubs. You know that South has a balanced 15-17 points and that North has a long club suit with slam interest. What would you lead?

November 11, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Georgia astronomy village draws star gazers looking for darkness, far off galaxies

SHARON, Ga. - The most important rule at this remote vacation spot is simple: no white light.

November 11, 2007 | By DORIE TURNER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Astronauts prepare to open new room after installation in international space station

HOUSTON - Wearing goggles and surgical masks, the commander of the international space station and an Italian astronaut on Saturday opened the hatch to christen the complex's brand new room.

November 11, 2007 | By LIZ AUSTIN PETERSON Associated Press Writer | Nation


US to give Iraq security control in Shiite region of Karbala, despite violence

BAGHDAD - U.S. forces will turn over security to Iraqi authorities in the southern Shiite province of Karbala on Monday, the American commander for the area said, despite fighting between rival militia factions that has killed dozens.

November 11, 2007 | By KIM GAMEL Associated Press Writer | Nation


Sudanese government opens Darfur peace talks with cease-fire declaration

SIRTE, Libya - The Sudanese government committed to an immediate cease-fire in Darfur at the opening of peace talks on Saturday, but the expected announcement was not met by similar pledges from rebels, who largely boycotted the U.N.-brokered negotiations.

November 11, 2007 | By ALFRED de MONTESQUIOU Associated Press Writer | Nation


Iraqi women face disapproving family and safety fears serving as police officers in Ramadi

RAMADI, Iraq - The women received their first paychecks a few weeks ago - about $500 for a month's work as police officers. They paid rent, bought food, wiped out debts. But the seemingly simple transaction has left at least one woman in fear for her life, another threatened with divorce.

November 11, 2007 | By KIM CURTIS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Boy accused of plotting school admits illegally stockpiling guns

NORRISTOWN, Pa. - A 14-year-old boy accused of plotting a Columbine-style attack on a suburban Philadelphia high school admitted in court Friday that he illegally stockpiled weapons.

November 10, 2007 | By MARYCLAIRE DALE Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bush scolds Democrats for second children’s health bill, urges Congress to pass spending bills

WASHINGTON - President Bush accused Democratic lawmakers on Friday of wasting time by passing legislation to expand children's health coverage, knowing that he would veto it again. At the same time, he criticized Congress for failing to approve spending bills to keep the government running.

November 10, 2007 | By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent | Nation


Early voting for Statesboro city elections continues

During the second day of early voting for the Statesboro City Council, 216 individuals came out to cast their ballots - up from the 180 cast on day one. City Election Superintendent Judy McCorkle said there was a steady flow of voters all day.

November 10, 2007 | From Staff Reports | 2007 Statesboro City Council Election


Fire evacuees leave San Diego stadium, head home to heartbreaking scenes

SAN DIEGO - The football stadium where thousands of displaced residents sought refuge is closing as an evacuation center, symbolic progress against wildfires menacing Southern California.

November 10, 2007 | By ALLISON HOFFMAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


GSU Dean of Students: 'They really just want their voice to be heard'

Many Georgia Southern students feel disenfranchised and isolated from the Statesboro community, according to several students at the university.

November 10, 2007 | By WHITNEY SKEETERS Herald Intern | 2007 Statesboro City Council Election


Ga. high court orders release of young man sentenced for oral sex

ATLANTA - Georgia's Supreme Court on Friday ordered the release of a young man who has been imprisoned for more than two years for having consensual oral sex with another teenager.

November 10, 2007 | By DANIEL YEE Associated Press Writer | Nation


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Djokovic defeats Wawrinka, will face Murray in finals

MELBOURNE, Australia - Novak Djokovic reached a fifth Australian Open final, avenged a long and arduous loss to Stan Wawrinka and ensured he'd renew an old rivalry with Andy Murray.

January 30, 2015 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Victim's mother leaves as gory images shown at Hernandez trial

FALL RIVER, Mass. - The mother of the man former New England Patriots standoutAaron Hernandez is accused of killing was overcome with emotion Friday as a prosecutor showed the jury graphic photos of her son's body at the industrial park where he found.

January 30, 2015 | By MICHELLE R. SMITH Associated Press | Sports




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


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