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Chavez awaiting Colombian ’green light’ for hostage handover; Uribe considering next move

CARACAS, Venezuela - President Hugo Chavez said Wednesday that if Colombia says OK, he will send Venezuelan planes or helicopters across their border to pick up three hostages being released by leftist rebels after six years in captivity.

January 10, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER TOOTHAKER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Couple jailed on Christmas after domestic dispute involving knife

An argument on Christmas Day landed a Statesboro couple in jail after the altercation grew from a mere verbal disagreement into a physical struggle involving a knife.

January 10, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Local


Alaska governor bucks party, oil industry; makes time to pose for Vogue

JUNEAU, Alaska - In her first year as governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin has plunged ahead with the fearlessness of a polar explorer.

January 10, 2008 | By STEVE QUINN Associated Press Writer | National


AP Enterprise: Neighboring guard units picking up slack during F-15 groundings

FRESNO, Calif. - The grounding of hundreds of F-15s because of dangerous structural defects is straining the nation's air defense network, forcing some states to rely on their neighbors' fighter jets for protection, and Alaska to depend on the Canadian military.

January 10, 2008 | By SCOTT LINDLAW Associated Press Writer | National


Retailers roll out longer hours, deeper discounts to lure shoppers after weak holiday season

NEW YORK - Retailers opened earlier than ever on the day after Christmas on Wednesday and slashed prices with hopes of salvaging a holiday season that is falling short of already modest expectations.

January 10, 2008 | By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO AP Business Writer | National


Ask Dr. Gott 12/26

DEAR DR. GOTT: My husband is 75 and very active despite asthma, arthritis and one kidney.

January 10, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Bush signs $555 billion spending bill; raps project spending

CRAWFORD, Texas - President Bush, still voicing concern about special project spending by Congress, signed a $555 billion bill Wednesday that funds the Iraq war well into 2008 and keeps government agencies running through next September.

January 10, 2008 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | National


Japanese PM looks to boost ties through China visit

TOKYO - When Japan's prime minister heads to China for a summit Thursday, he'll face conditions his predecessors haven't enjoyed for years: warming relations, a boost in economic ties and almost no rhetoric over their historical grievances.

January 10, 2008 | By HIROKO TABUCHI Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Palestinian President Abbas to demand settlement freeze at summit with Israeli premier

JERUSALEM - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will demand Israel commit at a peace summit Thursday to a freeze on all settlement construction, and he has appealed to U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice for support, an aide said.

January 10, 2008 | By ARON HELLER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Today in History - December 26

Today is Wednesday, Dec. 26, the 360th day of 2007. There are five days left in the year. The seven-day African-American holiday Kwanzaa begins today. This is Boxing Day.

January 10, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Police Report - December 27

(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.)

January 10, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Dear Abby 12/26

DEAR ABBY: We have out-of-state friends who have two daughters, ages 10 and 11. More than once I have seen the mother give her girls sips of her wine - even hard liquor - when she is drinking. We do not allow our children to do this. We have discussed drinking in moderation with them, but only when they are of legal age.

January 10, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Hairdressers in Iraq are forced to work in secret salons, fearing extremists’ death threats

BAGHDAD, Iraq - Umm Doha cuts hair and waxes eyebrows in secret from her living room because making women look pretty can get a person killed in her Sunni-dominated Baghdad neighborhood.

January 10, 2008 | By DIAA HADID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


SF Zoo officials sweep grounds seeking clues to tiger attack that killed 1 visitor

SAN FRANCISCO - The San Francisco Zoo was closed to visitors Wednesday as investigators returned to the scene to determine how a tiger escaped from its enclosure and attacked three visitors, killing one of the men and mauling two others.

January 10, 2008 | By JORDAN ROBERTSON Associated Press Writer | National


S&P: US home prices fall by a record in October for 23rd straight month of deceleration

NEW YORK - U.S. home prices fell in October for the 10th consecutive month, posting their largest drop since early 1991, according to a key index released Wednesday.

January 10, 2008 | BY STEPHEN BERNARD AP Business Writer | Associated Press


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Carmike Cinemas catches soccer fever

Sunday evening, the United States Women's National Soccer Team will be gunning for its first World Cup championship since 1999. The Americans will also be out for a bit of revenge as they face Japan, which denied them the world title four years ago in the championship game.

July 03, 2015 | MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Serena escapes, faces sister next

Twice, Serena Williams stood merely two points from a loss at Wimbledon against a British opponent buoyed by a roaring, flag-waving Centre Court crowd.

July 03, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer | Sports


Uribe's HR lifts Teheran, Braves to 2-1 victory Phillies

ATLANTA - Juan Uribe hit a tie-breaking homer in the seventh inning, Julio Teheran delivered another strong home start and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 on Friday night.

July 03, 2015 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Moore elected to GMA board

Statesboro Mayor Jan Moore was elected to the board of directors of the Georgia Municipal Association during the GMA's annual meeting in Savannah June 28.

July 03, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


John Jay: The forgotten founder

KATONAH, N.Y. - The inner circle of founders has been set for as long as anyone can remember - Washington, Jefferson, Adams, Franklin, Hamilton and Madison.

July 03, 2015 | By HILLEL ITALIE AP National Writer | Associated Press


Could insulin pills prevent diabetes?

CHICAGO - For nearly a century, insulin has been a life-saving diabetes treatment. Now scientists are testing a tantalizing question: What if pills containing the same medicine patients inject every day could also prevent the disease?

July 03, 2015 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Local


Economy sees new 'normal'

WASHINGTON - Even after another month of strong hiring in June and a sinking unemployment rate, the U.S. job market just isn't what it used to be.

July 03, 2015 | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER and JOSH BOAK AP Economics Writers | Local


July 3 - Mr. Charles Edward Bland, age 49, died Wednesday at his residence.

Mr. Charles Edward Bland

July 02, 2015 | | Obituaries


Braves walk off with win over Nats

ATLANTA - Cameron Maybin drove in the go-ahead run with a chopper against Max Scherzer that bounced over third base in the ninth inning, lifting the Atlanta Braves to a 2-1 victory over the Washington Nationals on Thursday night.

July 02, 2015 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Nadal bows out early at Wimbledon

LONDON - On the final point of the first set of his latest Wimbledon disappointment, Rafael Nadal swung his mighty, lefty forehand - and whiffed, accidentally whacking his right leg with his racket.

July 02, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


NASCAR tracks unite, ask fans not to fly Confederate flag

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - NASCAR's national series tracks announced Thursday that they are asking fans to refrain from displaying the Confederate flag at races following the deadly attack at a South Carolina church two weeks ago.

July 02, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


U.S. asks for extradition of FIFA officials

GENEVA - The United States has submitted a formal request for Switzerland to extradite seven FIFA officials arrested in Zurich as part of a corruption probe that has rocked soccer's world governing body.

July 02, 2015 | By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bishop tearing up the track

July 02, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


More heartbreak for English soccer

MANCHESTER, England - England's national teams keep finding ways to make agonizing exits from major soccer tournaments.

July 02, 2015 | By STEVE DOUGLAS AP Sports Writer | Sports


How Obama reversed course on federal college ratings

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama dearly wanted to get the government in the business of rating colleges and universities based on value and affordability, promising a new system by 2015. Now that goal is shriveling under the weight of a concerted opposition from universities, lawmakers and bureaucrats in Obama's own administration.

July 02, 2015 | By JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


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