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At least 1 killed in blaze at hotel in Chicago suburb; residents flee in middle of the night

LOCKPORT, Ill. - A five-alarm fire tore through a suburban Chicago hotel early Tuesday, killing at least one person, authorities said.

April 16, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Record 24th straight drop in housing pushes overall construction down in February

WASHINGTON - Construction spending fell again in February as home building tumbled for a record 24th straight month.

April 16, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


Truckers pull rigs off road, others slow to crawl in loosely organized protest of fuel prices

TRENTON, N.J. - Independent truckers around the country pulled their rigs off the road and others slowed to a crawl on major highways in a loosely organized protest of high fuel prices.

April 16, 2008 | By TOM HESTER Jr. Associated Press Writer | National


Local Roundup: WJMS boys track wins third straight title

The William James boys track team won its third straight Coastal Empire title over the weekend, besting seven other teams.

April 16, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Video test

April 16, 2008 | | School Honor Rolls


Bridge 4/2

French field marshal Ferdinand Foch (try saying that quickly several times!) claimed: "It takes 15,000 casualties to train a major general."

April 16, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 4/2

Bonds between you and someone who means a lot to you can be strengthened considerably in the year ahead. Each will play a role in the other's affairs, and both of you will become closer in ways that otherwise wouldn't be possible.

April 16, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 4/2

DEAR DR. GOTT: For the past 2-1/2 years, I have had a fungus on one of my big toes. It appeared after a staph infection on the same toe. I have since been slathering it with Vicks VapoRub twice a day. I have not seen any improvement.

April 16, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Local Roundup: SoCon releases composite schedule

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - The 2008 Southern Conference football schedule was announced by Commissioner John Iamarino. Samford joins the league for the 2008 season, bringing league membership to nine for football. Each team will play eight conference contests over a 13-week span.

April 16, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Report: Low graduation rates in many city school districts

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration announced Tuesday it will require states to report high school graduation rates in a uniform way instead of using a variety of methods that critics say are often based on unreliable information.

April 16, 2008 | By KEN THOMAS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Feds: Administration will use waivers of regulations to build more of border fence

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration plans to use its authority to bypass more than 30 laws and regulations in an effort to finish building 670 miles of fence along the southwest U.S. border by the end of this year, federal officials said Tuesday.

April 16, 2008 | By EILEEN SULLIVAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


As gasoline nears $4 a gallon, Congress has questions about Big Oil’s big profits

WASHINGTON - Top executives of the five biggest U.S. oil companies said Tuesday they know high fuel prices are hurting consumers, but deflected any blame and argued their profits - $123 billion last year - were in line with other industries.

April 16, 2008 | By H. JOSEF HEBERT Associated Press Writer | Washington


Study finds transplants with older corneas as good as younger ones

WASHINGTON - Older corneas seem to transplant as well as younger ones, says a major new study that promises to expand the age of cornea donation to 75.

April 16, 2008 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Washington


Senate Democrats push foreclosure relief measures, but GOP may balk

WASHINGTON - A legislative effort to address the nation's home foreclosure crisis was likely to move ahead in the Senate Tuesday as Democratic and GOP leaders seemed poised to defuse a potential filibuster.

April 16, 2008 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Clinton likens herself to legendary film boxer Rocky, says she won’t quit

PHILADELPHIA - Perhaps the analogy was inevitable: Hillary Rodham Clinton as Rocky Balboa, the scrappy underdog boxer from Philadelphia memorably depicted in the 1976 Oscar-winning film. Even if Rocky did lose his first big fight.

April 16, 2008 | By BETH FOUHY Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


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Leonard Nimoy, famous as Mr. Spock on 'Star Trek,' dies

LOS ANGELES - In 1975, Leonard Nimoy published an autobiography with the defiant title, "I Am Not Spock." Two decades later, he bowed to fate with "I Am Spock," a revisionist sequel.

February 27, 2015 | By LYNN ELBER Associated Press | Associated Press


Bulloch County mother and son still missing

Authorities are still seeking the whereabouts of a Bulloch County mother and child reported missing Wednesday.

February 27, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Eagles' Fritz receives $100,000 raise

In his first season as Georgia Southern head coach, Willie Fritz guided the Eagles to a Sun Belt Championship in their inaugural season at the FBS level. Georgia Southern finished the season with a 9-3 mark, including a perfect 8-0 run through Sun Belt competition.

February 27, 2015 | From staff reports | Sports




Back on the track in Atlanta

HAMPTON, Ga. - After the glitz of Daytona, it's time for the NASCAR grind.

February 26, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Bulloch County mother, son are missing

Bulloch County sheriff's deputies are asking the public's help in finding a woman and her 2-year-old son who left their home in the far southeastern part of the county.

February 26, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Federal regulators approve tougher rules for Internet providers

WASHINGTON - Internet activists declared victory over the nation's big cable companies Thursday, after the Federal Communications Commission voted to impose the toughest rules yet on broadband providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T to prevent them from creating paid fast lanes and slowing or blocking Web traffic.

February 26, 2015 | By ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press | Associated Press


Statesboro Boy Scout to retire old, tattered flags in ceremony

James Nevil, a Boy Scout with Statesboro Primitive Baptist Church's Troop 342, invites the public to attend a flag retirement ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Boy Scout Hut on East Main Street, just across from the church.

February 26, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Judge rules for Peterson, paving way for reinstatement

A federal judge has cleared the way for Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson to be reinstated, ruling that an NFL arbitrator "failed to meet his duty" in a child abuse case that shook the league.

February 26, 2015 | By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Averitt Center to host creative birdhouse workshop

If you want to install a birdhouse - and make sure it will attract birds looking for that extra something - the Averitt Center for the Arts has a workshop for you.

February 26, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Bulloch Academy advances to quarterfinals

Bulloch Academy senior Will Marsh scored a career-high 27 points to lead the Gators to a 61-47 thrashing of Tiftarea Academy in the first round of the GISA Class AAA state boys' basketball playoffs Thursday night.

February 26, 2015 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


Angels' Hamilton meeting with MLB about disciplinary issue

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton is meeting with Major League Baseball officials about a disciplinary issue.

February 26, 2015 | The Associated Press | Sports


‘Elvis: A Concert Experience’ coming to Statesboro's Averitt Center

It was a sad day in August 1977 for Elvis Presley fans. The iconic singer died too soon. With nothing left but his legacy, fans held on to his memory.

February 26, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local




Outdoor Life: No country for older men

Nope, this isn't about Cormac McCarthy's novel. This is more along the lines of the aging process. I have listed some of the aggravations concerning this topic in the past. Namely stuff like the lessening of hand-eye coordination, lack of stamina, having to take numerous pills, and the inability to keep up with young boys on the basketball court to name a few. This issue reared its ugly head again recently battering me in a most merciless manner.

February 25, 2015 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


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