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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


Toxic fumes blamed for deaths of 4 workers at industrial site in Superior, Wis.

SUPERIOR, Wis. - Toxic fumes are believed to have killed four workers whose bodies were pulled from a 12-foot-deep sewer line near a construction company landfill, authorities said Friday.

November 17, 2007 | By BRIAN BAKST Associated Press Writer | Nation


5 million Totino’s, Jeno’s frozen pizzas recalled for possible E. coli

MINNEAPOLIS - General Mills on Thursday recalled about 5 million frozen pizzas sold nationwide under the Totino's and Jeno's labels because of possible E. coli contamination.

November 16, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Worst-case scenario in the South: Tennessee town has run out of water and has to truck it in

ORME, Tenn. - As twilight falls over this Tennessee town, Mayor Tony Reames drives up a dusty dirt road to the community's towering water tank and begins his nightly ritual in front of a rusty metal valve.

November 16, 2007 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Senior-laden Terriers in first place

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Wofford ended last season as one of the hottest teams in the nation, winning its last five games. Due to slow start that contributed to a 7-4 record it was left out of the FCS playoff field.

November 16, 2007 | By MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Georgia Southern


Gators face must-win situation

High-school homecomings conjure up memories of mums with the number of a specific football player in the middle, members of the homecoming court nervously walking across the field at halftime with each secretly wishing that their name would be called and the night-ending homecoming dance.

November 16, 2007 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


Astrograph 11/02

In the year ahead, you are likely to become more actively involved in social outlets than you are usually accustomed to. This may enable you to become involved with a totally new circle of friends who will turn out to be quite fortunate for you.

November 16, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Bulloch gets $288K to expand recycling program

Bulloch County was named along with Griffin, Savannah and Valdosta-Lowndes County to receive a total of $2.2 million in state grants during the 29th Annual Keep Georgia Beautiful Awards Luncheon in Atlanta. The grants come from the state's Solid Waste Trust Fund (SWTF) to implement four new regional recycling collection programs.

November 16, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


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Vikings RB Adrian Peterson indicted on child abuse

An arrest warrant was issued Friday for star Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson after he was indicted in Texas on a charge of child abuse for using a branch to spank his son. His team benched him for this weekend's game against New England.

September 12, 2014 | By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Kyle Busch gets pole for Chase opener at Chicago

JOLIET, Ill. - With rain in Friday's forecast at Chicagoland Speedway, the only time on track became a strategy session for the championship contenders.

September 12, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


SEB to host full day of softball

BROOKLET - Most softball tournaments are scheduled for the preseason or for the region and state competitions, but down in Brooklet, an annual midseason tradition is about to renew itself.

September 12, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Hawks cancel meeting with civil rights leaders

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks cancelled a scheduled meeting between their CEO and city civil rights leaders Wednesday, prompting one of the group's leaders to say his community was greatly offended.

September 12, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Horschel takes 2-shot lead in Tour Championship

ATLANTA - Billy Horschel showed why he might be the hottest player in golf at the moment with another 4-under 66 on Friday in the Tour Championship. It was his 10th straight round in the 60s. He already has a victory and a runner-up finish in the FedEx Cup playoffs.

September 12, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Dr. Al Mooney releases new recovery book at symposium

Dr. Al Mooney, the director of addiction medicine and recovery at Willingway, is officially releasing the second edition of "The Recovery Book" at the Cape Cod Symposium on Addictive Disorders.

September 12, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Georgia Southern to participate in new statewide campus safety committee

University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby announced Thursday a new Campus Safety and Security Committee that will review and develop recommendations on matters related to public safety at the system's 31 public colleges and universities.

September 12, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bryan Co. wins defensive battle against SEB

PEMBROKE - In a battle of two teams searching for their first win of the season, it was Bryan County that came up with all of the big plays.

September 11, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Falcons' Carimi may make first career start at LT

FLOWERY BRANCH - One week ago, Gabe Carimi was being groomed to be the Falcons' version of John Havlicek who could play backup roles across the offensive line.

September 11, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Pistorius not guilty of murder but was negligent

PRETORIA, South Africa - During his trial, Oscar Pistorius sometimes retched and sobbed. The double-amputee Olympian sobbed again on Thursday, this time in apparent relief as a judge said the evidence did not support a murder conviction for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

September 11, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and GERALD IMRAY Associated Press | Sports


Portal hopes to blue out ECI

PORTAL - In football, no team can afford to be content.

September 11, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Bulloch Academy plays host to Gatewood

For the second straight game, Bulloch Academy will be keying on a player who wears the number 5 on his jersey. But BA head coach Terence Hennessy hopes it goes better than it did last week.

September 11, 2014 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


Georgia offense looks to end drought in Columbia

ATHENS - Georgia's Michael Bennett was taken aback when he heard the stat.

September 11, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | UGA


The Chase for the Sprint Cup begins on Sunday

CHICAGO - It's been 11 weeks since Jimmie Johnson's last victory and he suffered through one of his typical summer swoons.

September 11, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Local Roundup: BA cross country runs in Dublin

DUBLIN - Bulloch Academy freshman Kyle Samuels was the only Bulloch Academy runner, varsity or middle school, to finish in the Top 10 of the Trinity Christian Crusader Cross Country Invitational Tuesday.

September 11, 2014 | From staff reports | Prep Sports 360


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