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Heath Ledger found dead in NYC building; authorities say drugs may be a factor

NEW YORK - Heath Ledger was found dead Tuesday at a downtown Manhattan residence, and police said drugs may have been a factor. He was 28.

February 06, 2008 | By TOM HAYS Associated Press Writer | National


Amid fears of recession, Fed cuts interest rate by .75

WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve, confronted with a global stock sell-off fanned by increased fears of a recession, slashed a key interest rate by three-quarters of a percentage point on Tuesday and indicated further rate cuts were likely.

February 06, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER Associated Press Writer | National


Ask Dr. Gott 1/23

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a 68-year-old female who has had back problems (spinal stenosis) for the past 10 years. Over this period, I have had eight cortisone shots and several physical-therapy sessions - anything to avoid surgery.

February 06, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 1/22

DEAR ABBY: To be honest with you, if I had a gun, I could shoot either myself or my ex-boyfriend. I was in love with him from the first day we met. We talked about everything in life and also about our relationship. Now he says he's "not ready" for a relationship!

February 06, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Clashes erupt at Gaza-Egypt border as Palestinians protest closure

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Israel eased its siege of Gaza for a day on Tuesday, allowing in shipments of fuel and medicine. But tensions erupted over Egypt's closure of its Gaza border, with Palestinian protesters breaking through the crossing and clashing with Egyptian guards.

February 06, 2008 | By IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer | World


Stocks dive on worries of U.S. recession; Wall Street digests Fed’s interest rate cut

NEW YORK - Wall Street struggled to steady itself Tuesday, climbing back from an early plunge after the Federal Reserve implemented an emergency interest rate cut in hopes of restoring stability to a faltering U.S. economy. The Dow Jones industrials, down 465 points at the start of the session, recovered to a loss of more than 180 points.

February 06, 2008 | By MADLEN READ AP Business Writer | National


Bank of America, Wachovia profits plunge in fourth quarter on credit losses

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Hurt by the deepening credit crisis, Bank of America Corp. said Tuesday its fourth-quarter earnings fell 95 percent, and Wachovia Corp. reported its earnings tumbled 98 percent.

February 06, 2008 | By IEVA M. AUGSTUMS AP Business Writer | National


Astrograph 1/21

Although you are an individual who needs large-group involvement as much as intimate encounters, you will seek out in the year ahead a small circle of friends more than you will take part in those large organizations.

February 06, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


NYC votes to force chain restaurants to put calories on menus

NEW YORK - Want 300-calorie fries with that?

February 06, 2008 | By KAREN MATTHEWS Associated Press Writer | National


Dozens of Minneapolis bridge collapse victims prepare to sue, file initial paperwork

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Dozens of victims of last summer's bridge collapse in Minneapolis - from surviving spouses to the parents of children riding on a yellow school bus - have filed preliminary paperwork to sue the state.

February 06, 2008 | By MARTIGA LOHN Associated Press Writer | National


AP IMPACT: Immigrants’ traditional medicines a common cause of lead poisoning in children

HOUSTON - Maria didn't mean to poison her children. Quite the opposite.

February 06, 2008 | By MONICA RHOR Associated Press Writer | National


Dear Abby 1/23

DEAR ABBY: I have four beautiful children. I have tried to raise them to appreciate the importance of family and understand that love is the most important thing of all.

February 06, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Former UGA, Appalachian coach to head Eagle volleyball

Chad Callihan, a former Southern Conference coach of the year, has been hired as the new volleyball coach at Georgia Southern. Director of athletics Sam Baker announced the hiring Tuesday.

February 06, 2008 | From Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Suicide bomber attacks outside Iraqi school, killing 1 bystander

BAGHDAD - A suicide bomber pushing an electric heater on top of a cart packed with explosives attacked a high school north of Baghdad on Tuesday, killing a bystander and injuring 21 people - mainly youngsters and teachers.

February 06, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER CHESTER Associated Press Writer | World


‘No Country for Old Men,’ ‘There Will Be Blood’ tie for most Oscar nominations with 8

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - ''No Country for Old Men'' and ''There Will Be Blood'' led with eight Academy Awards nominations each Tuesday, among them best picture and acting honors for Daniel Day-Lewis and Javier Bardem - but it remained in doubt whether any stars would cross striking writers' picket lines to attend the ceremony.

February 06, 2008 | By DAVID GERMAIN AP Movie Writer | National


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Beach bummed

BROOKLET - Southeast Bulloch Head Coach Pat Collins promised his 4-year-old daughter he would do a cartwheel after the Yellow Jackets won a game. Through the first four games of the season, he didn't have the opportunity to fulfill that promise.

October 03, 2014 | | Prep Sports 360


Taylor, Tigers run past Portal

CLAXTON - Quarterback Cornelious Taylor led the Claxton Tigers up and down the field and Portal couldn't keep up, as the Panthers fell 31-14 Friday in the Region 3A-A opener for both teams at the Pecan Grove.

October 03, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Coffee jolts Blue Devils

DOUGLAS - An already rough season for Statesboro sustained another body blow Friday night as No. 5 Coffee dismantled the Blue Devils by a count of 35-7.

October 03, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Fredi Gonzalez staying as Braves manager

ATLANTA - Fredi Gonzalez figured it would be a while before he learned his future with the Atlanta Braves.

October 03, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Blalock, Douglas out of Falcons' game at Giants

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Coach Mike Smith says the Atlanta Falcons aren't concerned about the injuries that have reshuffled their offensive line.

October 03, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


OTC, city collaborate on firefighter training

Ogeechee Technical College and the city of Statesboro recently entered into an agreement that will facilitate a Firefighter I program to train those seeking to enter fire service.

October 03, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


'Go green' at annual GreenFest

Georgia Southern University's Center for Sustainability is preparing for a full day of "going green" during its second annual GreenFest on Saturday from 9 a.m. to

October 03, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Former GOP candidate backs Libertarian for Ga. governor

SMYRNA, Ga. - A former Republican candidate for governor announced his support for the Libertarian candidate on Friday, arguing that neither major party candidate represents conservative values.

October 03, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local




SEB opens region play at home

Despite the rough start to the season, Southeast Bulloch's dreams of reaching the state playoffs are within reach, but that journey starts tonight as the Yellow Jackets open subregion play against Beach High School.

October 02, 2014 | By LUKE MARTIN Herald Correspondent | Prep Sports 360


Winless Statesboro Blue Devils visit Coffee

In football, it's rare to find sympathy for a struggling team.

October 02, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Portal visits region rival Claxton

PORTAL - A cat fight is in store tonight as the Portal Panthers make the short trip to the Pecan Grove to take on the Claxton Tigers in each team's sub-region opener.

October 02, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Osi Umenyiora returns to New York

FLOWERY BRANCH - Osi Umenyiora still goes online to play video games against his buddy Victor Cruz.

October 02, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Bulloch Academy hosts Brentwood

Three steps forward and two steps backward.

October 02, 2014 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


Texas family that hosted Ebola patient confined to home

DALLAS - Four members of a family the U.S. Ebola patient was staying with were confined to their Texas home under armed guard Thursday as the circle of people possibly exposed to the virus widened and Liberian authorities said they would prosecute the man for allegedly lying on an airport questionnaire.

October 02, 2014 | By JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEH and DAVID WARREN Associated Press | Nation


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