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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 | World


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 | World


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 | World


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 | World


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 | World


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List of unbeaten teams includes unlikely names

Imagine a playoff that includes Arizona facing TCU in one semifinal and Mississippi State meeting Georgia Tech in the other.

October 08, 2014 | By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer | Georgia Tech


Local industries, federal grant to equip lab at OTC

Ogeechee Technical College will work with area industries, two development authorities and a federal grant to equip a lab for industrial maintenance courses at a cost of almost $420,000, officials announced Wednesday.

October 08, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Ga. signs agreement to deepen Savannah port

SAVANNAH - After 15 years of studies, lawsuits and bureaucratic delays, state and federal officials Wednesday signed the final paperwork needed for crews to begin digging sand and mud from the Savannah harbor to make room for supersized cargo ships to reach the busy port.

October 08, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM and KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


TV time for struggling Statesboro Blue Devils

There's no good way to sugarcoat it.

October 08, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


SEC East division is pretty good too

ATHENS - An important Southeastern Conference Eastern Division showdown is being overshadowed this week by another deluge of compelling SEC West games.

October 08, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | UGA


Homegrown talent key to another NLCS

ST. LOUIS - Changing cast, same old hit show for the St. Louis Cardinals.

October 08, 2014 | By R.B. FALLSTROM AP Sports Writer | Sports


NFL Weekend Picks: Colts can bust open AFC South

The AFC South pretty much has been the province of the Colts and Texans in recent years. Even though Houston fell apart last season, it's not a big surprise it has emerged as the only challenger to Indianapolis in the division this year.

October 08, 2014 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Falcons face must-win in rare home game

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons are back in familiar surroundings for Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears.

October 08, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


NFL owners' meetings focus on personal conduct

NEW YORK - There hasn't been much football talk at the NFL owners' meetings Wednesday.

October 08, 2014 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Man charged with underage gun possession

Members of the Statesboro-Bulloch County Crime Suppression Team saw a man at Southern Lounge off Fair Road "leaning into the window of a parked car, being loud and disorderly," around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

October 08, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Brooklet man, a ‘known flight risk,’ is arrested

Bulloch County sheriff's investigators surrounded a house Friday at Bridgewater subdivision as they sought to arrest a wanted person.

October 08, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Statesboro officers to conduct alcohol, occupancy checks during Georgia Southern homecoming

With Georgia Southern University's homecoming weekend approaching, local law enforcement authorities are warning residents and local businesses of compliance checks to combat underage drinking as well as overcrowded gathering places.

October 08, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia Southern observes Disability Awareness Month

Georgia Southern University is recognizing Disability Awareness Month in October with various programs and activities. This year's theme is "See the Person, Not the Disability."

October 08, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Stolen electricity complaint leads to 2 meth arrests

Bulloch County sheriff's deputies responding to a call about stolen power Friday found ingredients for manufacturing methamphetamine, and two men were arrested, according to the sheriff's office.

October 08, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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