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Bush acknowledges ’unsettling times’ for economy; Bernanke offers fresh assurances

WASHINGTON - President Bush acknowledged ''some unsettling times'' in the country's troubled housing and credit markets, while Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke offered fresh assurances steps would be taken to curb the fallout.

October 05, 2007 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Nation


Thousands rally for 6 black teens in Louisiana.; protests evoke memories of civil rights era

JENA, La. - Drawn by a case tinged with one of the most hated symbols of Old South racism - a hangman's noose tied in an oak tree - tens of thousands of protesters rallied Thursday against what they see as a double standard of prosecution for blacks and whites.

October 05, 2007 | By MARY FOSTER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Gators set for speedy Blazers

Bulloch Academy football coach Clint Morgan uses one word over and over again when he talks about tonight's opponent, the Bethesda Day School Blazers.

October 05, 2007 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


Needing Stability: GSU’s kicking game turns to walk-ons for consistency

Last year whenever a Georgia Southern kicker trotted onto the field the crowd collectively held its breath.

October 05, 2007 | By MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Georgia Southern


Paulson tells Congress the current debt ceiling will be hit on Oct. 1

WASHINGTON - Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson told Congress on Wednesday that the federal government will hit the current debt ceiling on Oct. 1.

October 04, 2007 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Nation


Dear Abby 9/20

DEAR ABBY: I am almost 13. There has been a recent death in the family. My aunt and a very close family friend were both killed in a car crash.

October 04, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Big drop in energy costs sends consumer prices down for the first time in 10 months

WASHINGTON - Consumer prices in August fell for the first time in 10 months, as another big drop in energy costs offset higher food prices.

October 04, 2007 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Nation


O.J. Simpson released from jail after posting $125,000 bail in connection with armed robbery

LAS VEGAS - O.J. Simpson was released from jail Wednesday after posting $125,000 bail in connection with the armed robbery of sports memorabilia collectors at a Las Vegas hotel.

October 04, 2007 | By KEN RITTER Associated Press Writer | Nation


In wake of toy recalls safety commission seeks more money, power to police faulty products

WASHINGTON - Leaders of the agency responsible for protecting consumers from faulty products on Wednesday pleaded with Congress to increase their budget and authority in the wake of huge recalls of toys contaminated by lead paint.

October 04, 2007 | By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Plenty of flu shots promised; now the push is to get them all used

WASHINGTON - Come one, come all: After years of shortages and confusion, this fall promises plenty of flu vaccine to go around - up to 132 million doses, more than the nation has ever produced.

October 04, 2007 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Nation


Disease, hunger, fish swimming in the streets — severe floods strike 17 countries in Africa

SOROTI, Uganda - Fish swam alongside the dugout canoes residents were using to flee their flooded homes, riding the water gushing through the streets of this town in eastern Uganda.

October 04, 2007 | By KATY POWNALL Associated Press Writer | Nation


Police Report - September 19

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.

October 04, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Astrograph 9/19

A busier-than-usual social calendar could be in the offing. Although it will satisfy your recreational needs and feelings of acceptance, don't let it interfere with your responsibilities to your work or family.

October 04, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 9/19

DEAR DR. GOTT: Would you please advise whether a probiotic (such as acidophilus or Florastor) is good to take? My internist said that it would be good to take one tablet a day, which promotes intestinal health. I am now taking one tablet a day, but I do not want to take it if it does not give me any health benefits.

October 04, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 9/19

DEAR ABBY: I am 18, a freshman in college, and I'm having the hardest time making friends. I have always been a quiet person, but meeting people around here has been like pulling teeth. I have received advice from many people telling me I should be more open to people, and I should talk more and be active in groups and organizations. Although I have followed this advice, no one seems to take an interest in me.

October 04, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


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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


US unemployment falls to 7-year low

WASHINGTON - U.S. unemployment fell to a seven-year low of 5.3 percent and employers hired at a solid pace in June, but other gauges of the job market drew a bleaker picture: A wave of people stopped looking for work, and paychecks failed to budge.

July 02, 2015 | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer | Associated Press


Metter man electrocuted while working under house

A Metter man was electrocuted Wednesday while working on an air conditioning system at a Neville Dairy Road home.

July 02, 2015 | From staff reports | Local




Defense has keyed run to World Cup final

MONTREAL (AP) - It used to be that the U.S. women's national team was known more for its fierce attack. For the Women's World Cup in Canada, the Americans are finding success with a locked-down defense.

July 01, 2015 | By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Venus, Serena on collision course

LONDON - Venus Williams is no longer the player she once was, on account of the passage of time and the day-to-day ups and downs of an energy-sapping condition.

July 01, 2015 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Dollars flying in NBA free agency

Kevin Love has unfinished business in Cleveland and Tyson Chandler will be conducting his in Phoenix.

July 01, 2015 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Sports


16-year-old French girl breaking baseball barriers

PARIS - Simply by playing ball, Melissa Mayeux is busting through barriers.

July 01, 2015 | By JOHN LEICESTER AP Sports Writer | Sports


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