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Senate approves legal immunity for telecoms in eavesdropping legislation

WASHINGTON - The Senate voted Tuesday to shield from lawsuits telecommunications companies that helped the government eavesdrop on their customers without court permission after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

February 27, 2008 | By PAMELA HESS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Clinton looks for March 4 comeback as she and Obama launch big-state TV ads

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Democratic Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton is counting on the almost-Super Tuesday primaries March 4 for another comeback, as she and rival Sen. Barack Obama both begin ads in Texas and Ohio, the day's biggest prizes.

February 27, 2008 | By PHILIP ELLIOTT Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Ask Dr. Gott 2/12

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a 65-year-old male. My problem is that I have to frequently clear excess mucus from my throat. It seems to be worse when I am talking on the phone or meeting new people.

February 27, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Clinton, Obama face off in Virginia, Maryland and DC, home to long-sought prize — White House

WASHINGTON - Democratic rivals Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton squared off Tuesday in primaries in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia, home to the White House, their long-sought prize.

February 27, 2008 | By DAVID ESPO Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Police Report - February 12

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.

February 27, 2008 | | Crime Report


Astrograph 2/13

Although you will have to face some challenging conditions from time to time in the year ahead, you will be a match for anything that confronts you. Even if they should slow you down a bit, you'll easily regain any momentum you lost.

February 27, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 2/13

DEAR DR. GOTT: About 30 years ago, my brother-in-law, while working in extreme heat and consuming alcohol, suffered heat stroke. He was left with a strong speech impairment. He cannot pronounce consonants, and his voice is quite rough. He took speech therapy for a while after the stroke, but it did not help. Otherwise, his health is good. He takes no medications and is 74 years old. He has a slight balance problem but can work in the yard, mow with a riding mower, etc. He hasn't seen a doctor in years. He is quite alert. His wife died ...

February 27, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Budget deficit so far this year running at twice the pace of last year

WASHINGTON - The federal budget deficit is running at a pace that is more than double last year's imbalance through the first four months of the budget year.

February 27, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER Associated Press Writer | Washington


GM posts record US automotive loss of $38.7B for 2007, offers buyouts to US hourly workers

DETROIT (AP) - General Motors Corp. reported a $38.7 billion loss for 2007 on Tuesday, the largest annual loss ever for an automotive company, and said it is making a new round of buyout offers to U.S. hourly workers in hopes of replacing some of them with lower-paid help.

February 27, 2008 | By DEE-ANN DURBIN AP Auto Writer | National


Local Roundup: BA wrestler finishes runner-up

GAINESVILLE - Bulloch Academy senior Michael Kimbrell was the state runner-up in the 130-pound weight classification at the Georgia Independent School Association traditional wrestling tournament this past weekend.

February 26, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Amy Winehouse grabs 5 Grammys, but loses album of the year to Herbie Hancock in a shocker

LOS ANGELES -- A resoundingly retro Grammy Awards left its biggest winners nearly speechless.

February 26, 2008 | By Ryan Pearson AP Entertainment Writer | National


Whitney paces Lady Eagles to another win

GREENVILLE, S.C. - The charity stripe, in the end, was good to the Lady Eagles, Monday night (Feb. 11). Georgia Southern finished the game hitting 19-of-23 (.826) from the free-throw line to help secure a 59-54 Southern Conference victory at Furman.

February 26, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Hardening sugar slows search for bodies at refinery

PORT WENTWORTH, Ga. - Sugar that was still burning three days after a refinery explosion killed at least five people hampered the search Sunday for three other workers missing since the blast leveled portions of the plant.

Crews used construction cranes to shore up three badly damaged, 80-foot storage silos that rescue workers want to search for the missing men. One of the silos blew up late Thursday, possibly after combustible dust ignited.

February 25, 2008 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press Writer | National


Georgia Southern names initial head of Office of Research

Charles E. Patterson, Ph.D., was named recently to the newly created position of associate vice president for research at Georgia Southern University, where he will support and enhance research at the University.

February 25, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Business


Lady Eagles continue road trip to Furman

The Georgia Southern women's basketball team will continue its four-game road trip today in a Southern Conference scuffle at Furman. Tip-off versus the Paladins is slated for 7 p.m. at Timmons Arena in Greenville, S.C.

February 25, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


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