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Study links oil prices to investor speculation

WASHINGTON - Speculation by large investors - and not supply and demand for oil - were a primary reason for the surge in oil prices during the first half of the year and the more recent price declines, an independent study concluded Wednesday.

September 25, 2008 | By H. JOSEF HEBERT Associated Press Writer | Washington


Hurricane Ike enters Gulf; on path for Texas

McALLEN, Texas - As Hurricane Ike charged into the Gulf's fueling waters Wednesday and toward the Texas coast, officials started to evacuate the first of 1 million residents who could be in the way of the storm's path.

September 25, 2008 | By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN Associated Press Writer | National


Lehman tries to soothe Wall Street with asset sale

NEW YORK - Lehman Brothers, in a desperate bid to survive, announced plans Wednesday to sell a majority stake in its prized investment management business and said a sale of the entire company was possible.

September 25, 2008 | By JOE BEL BRUNO Associated Press Writer | National


Smugglers force African refugees off boat; 39 dead

SAN'A, Yemen - Smugglers threw two children overboard and forced dozens of other African refugees to swim to shore in the middle of the night, leaving more than three dozen dead, the U.N. and an aid group said Wednesday.

September 25, 2008 | By AHMED AL-HAJJ Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Texas death row inmate gets execution postponed

McKINNEY, Texas - A death row inmate whose lawyers argued a secret romantic relationship between the judge and prosecutor tainted his trial has won a reprieve - but not because of the alleged affair.

September 25, 2008 | By SCHUYLER DIXON Associated Press Writer | National


South Korea says Kim is on the road to recovery

SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea's Kim Jong Il is on the road to recovery from a stroke and still in control of his isolated country's communist regime, South Korea suggested Wednesday, disputing reports that the leader is gravely ill.

September 25, 2008 | By HYUNG-JIN KIM Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


AP IMPACT: US oilfield deaths rise sharply

SNYDER, Texas - Less than two months into the job in the oilfields of West Texas, Brandon Garrett was sliced in half by a motorized spool of steel cable as he and other roughnecks struggled to get a drilling rig up and running.

September 25, 2008 | By BETSY BLANEY Associated Press Writer | National


Facebook unveils new look with a new approach

SAN FRANCISCO - Since he started Facebook in college 4 1/2 years ago, Mark Zuckerberg has learned - sometimes painfully - that he can't make significant changes to the popular online hangout without triggering an uproar among indignant users who preferred the status quo.

September 25, 2008 | By MICHAEL LIEDTKE Associated Press Writer | National


Teen arrested for 4 slayings in burned SoCal home

LANCASTER, Calif. - A teenager was arrested for investigation of four counts of murder Wednesday in the killings of a woman and three girls whose bodies were found in a burning house, authorities said.

September 25, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Police charge man in Philly subway hammer attack

PHILADELPHIA - Police have arrested a man suspected of brutally attacking a dozing subway passenger with a hammer while other riders did nothing to stop the assault, the city's police commissioner said Wednesday.

September 25, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


ECI: The Season - Episode 3

ECI: The Season - Episode 3

September 25, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | ECI: The Season


Jury selection resumes in O.J. Simpson trial

LAS VEGAS - The judge in the O.J. Simpson armed robbery trial allowed jury selection to proceed Wednesday after looking into a report by two prospective jurors that they were contacted by somebody identifying himself as a member of the media.

September 25, 2008 | By KEN RITTER Associated Press Writer | National


Wisconsin man has eaten 23,000 Big Macs since 1972

FOND DU LAC, Wis. - Talk about a Big Mac attack! Don Gorske says he has eaten 23,000 of the burgers in 36 years.

September 25, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


New papers show secret concerns about Chile in ’70

WASHINGTON - Senior officials in the Nixon administration discussed a desire to stop the newly elected government of leftist Chilean President Salvador Allende from taking power in 1970, according to recently declassified transcripts of those conversations made public Wednesday.

September 25, 2008 | By PETE YOST Associated Press Writer | Washington


OPEC decides to curb overall output through quotas

VIENNA, Austria - OPEC said Wednesday it would trim overall output by more than 500,000 barrels of oil a day by adhering closer to production quotas - a compromise meant to avoid a backlash from the biggest petroleum consuming nations and stop the rapid decline in oil prices.

September 25, 2008 | By GEORGE JAHN Associated Press Writer | National


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There is a reason that, for over 30 years, customers continue to select Cottons Tire, now with locations in Statesboro and Sylvania, as their one ...

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Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

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