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Plan for New Mexico’s spaceport is up the air

UPHAM, N.M. - Billionaire Richard Branson looks at a bleak and featureless expanse of the New Mexico desert and sees the perfect spot on which to build the future - a $198 million launch complex that would blast paying tourists into space.

April 19, 2007 | By ALICIA CALDWELL Associated Press Writer | Nation


Catching on

The Georgia Southern Eagles returned to the banks of Beautiful Eagle Creek for their final practice of the week on Wednesday, and - with players' jerseys still inside out and tape still covering the logos of the coaches' hats – the wide receivers continued to learn about the "Hatch Attack."

April 19, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.net | Georgia Southern


Iran to free 15 captive British sailors and marines; Blair expresses ‘profound relief’

TEHRAN, Iran - President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad defused a growing confrontation with Britain, announcing the surprise release of 15 captive British sailors Wednesday and then gleefully accepting the crew's thanks and handshakes in what he called an Easter gift.

April 19, 2007 | By NASSER KARIMI Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bridge 4/5

George Burns said, "If you ask what is the single most important key to longevity, I would have to say it is avoiding worry, stress and tension. And if you didn't ask me, I'd still have to say it."

April 19, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


McCabb ties it, Thorman wins it

PHILADELPHIA - Two games. Two comeback victories for the Atlanta Braves.

April 19, 2007 | The Associated Press | Sports


Police Report - April 5

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.

April 19, 2007 | From staff reports | Crime Report


Bridge 4/4

An unknown person said, "A single fact can spoil a good argument."

April 18, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


AOTW: Rocker shooting his way to top

Mark Rocker is striving to play golf at the next level. If he continues to play the way he's been playing this season, that dream may become a reality.

April 18, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


Shots fired inside CNN headquarters complex in Atlanta; 1 dead, 1 in critical condition

ATLANTA - A domestic dispute erupted in gunfire at CNN's headquarters complex Tuesday, killing a woman and critically wounding the man who first pulled a gun, authorities said.

April 18, 2007 | By MARYANN MROWCA Associated Press Writer | Nation


Ask Dr. Gott 4/4

DEAR DR. GOTT: I have yearly mammograms and last year had to go back in for an additional one, followed by an ultrasound. Fortunately, all they found was a cyst.

April 18, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Astrograph 4/4

A number of new interests and involvements are likely to be in the offing for you. Fresh, previously unavailable opportunities could develop in areas that can lead to your advancement.

April 18, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 4/4

DEAR ABBY: Within the last two months, my dear 75-year-old friend, "Margery," lost her 51-year-old daughter and her 29-year-old granddaughter to cancer. (They were mother and daughter.)

April 18, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


NGA breaks BA

After a perfect game on Saturday night, the Bulloch Academy Gators (5-11, 2-3) looked to get something started against Nathaniel Green Academy, but the visitors were too much for BA as they dropped an error-filled Tuesday afternoon game 12-3 to the Patriots.

April 18, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.net | Sports


Police Report - April 4

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.

April 18, 2007 | From staff reports | Crime Report


Bush calls Democrats ’irresponsible’ on Iraq money, raps Pelosi’s Syria trip

WASHINGTON - President Bush denounced ''irresponsible'' Democrats on Tuesday for going on spring break without approving money for the Iraq war with no strings. He condemned House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's trip to Syria, too, accusing her of encouraging a terrorism sponsor.

April 18, 2007 | By JENNIFER LOVEN Associated Press Writer | Nation


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4 children, parents killed in Houston-area shooting

SPRING, Texas - A gunman charged Thursday in the killing of four children and their parents was dressed as a delivery man when he arrived at the suburban Houston home where the family was shot to death, officials said.

July 10, 2014 | By MICHAEL GRACZYK Associated Press | World


Guyton man who was missing is found, arrested

SPRINGFIELD - What began as a search for a missing Effingham County man Sunday ended with the man found safe, and then criminally charged, Tuesday night.

July 09, 2014 | By PAUL FLOECKHER Effingham Herald | Local


Gee makes impressive return, Mets beat Braves

NEW YORK - David Wright ignited a tiebreaking rally in the seventh inning with a hustle double, Travis d'Arnaud gave Dillon Gee some cushion with a two-run drive later in the seventh and the New York Mets beat the Atlanta Braves 4-1 on Wednesday night for their first four-game winning streak in a year.

July 09, 2014 | By HOWIE RUMBERG AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Local Roundup: Around the Horn wins state title

Youth travel baseball team Around the Horn 13AAA, won the USSSA Southeast State Championship held at Mill Creek Regional Park last week.

July 09, 2014 | From staff reports | Sports


Argentina reaches final with PKs

SAO PAULO - Goalkeeper Sergio Romero saved two penalties Wednesday to send Argentina into the World Cup final with a 4-2 shootout win over the Netherlands after the game finished in a 0-0 stalemate.

July 09, 2014 | By MIKE CORDER Associated Press | Sports


'Scholarships for life'

WASHINGTON - NCAA President Mark Emmert told a Senate committee Wednesday he supports "scholarships for life" and other reforms in how athletes are treated, then did such a good job of casting himself as a powerless figurehead that one senator told him: "I can't tell whether you're in charge or whether you're a minion."

July 09, 2014 | By JOSEPH WHITE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Almirola: Congrats from Petty a special moment

RICHMOND, Va. - Aric Almirola waited two days to experience one of the highlights of his first victory in NASCAR's premier series.

July 09, 2014 | By HANK KURZ Jr. AP Sports Writer | NASCAR




10-year sentence for ex-New Orleans Mayor Nagin

NEW ORLEANS - Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for bribery, money laundering and other corruption that spanned his two terms as mayor - including the chaotic years after Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005.

July 09, 2014 | By KEVIN McGILL Associated Press | Nation


Combating workplace bullying: how your communication skills can help

Based on the responses I received to last week's column, it's clear that bullying is a real problem in our nation's offices.

July 09, 2014 | By GREG KRATZ Deseret News National | Hot topics


Government made $100B in improper payments

WASHINGTON - By its own estimate, the government made about $100 billion in payments last year to people who may not have been entitled to receive them - tax credits to families that didn't qualify, unemployment benefits to people who had jobs and medical payments for treatments that might not have been necessary.

July 09, 2014 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press | World


4 dead, 70K without power after upstate NY storms

SMITHFIELD, N.Y. - Severe thunderstorms packing strong winds rolled through central New York, killing four people, destroying or damaging numerous houses and knocking out power to more than 70,000 utility customers, officials said Wednesday.

July 09, 2014 | Associated Press | World




DeGrom Ks 11 in 7 shutout innings, Mets top Braves

NEW YORK - Rookie Jacob deGrom struck out 11 in seven shutout innings and also delivered a table-setting hit from the No. 8 spot in the batting order as the New York Mets tagged All-Star Julio Teheran and the Atlanta Braves 8-3 Tuesday night.

July 08, 2014 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Atlanta Braves


Georgia Southern's Ferguson suspended indefinitly following arrest

Georgia Southern basketball player Eric Ferguson has been suspended from the team indefinitely following a June 26 arrest.

July 08, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Georgia Southern


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