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Weekly Whatup, 9/29

I can't believe we're only four weeks into the football season and I have to write this column, but based on the phone calls and text messages I got on Saturday night and throughout Sunday from the people I've always talked Georgia Southern football with, it seems like it's about that time.

September 28, 2009 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Jurrjens dominant, Braves creep closer to Rockies

ATLANTA - Jair Jurrjens pitched seven outstanding innings, Chipper Jones homered and the Atlanta Braves beat Florida 4-0 Monday night for their 15th win in 17 games, a stretch that has lifted them into playoff contention with less than a week to go in the regular season.

September 28, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Mickelson wins the title, Tiger takes the cup

ATLANTA - No matter how much they tinker with the FedEx Cup, there's never going to be a system that pleases everyone.

September 28, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


In The Pits: Johnson assailing NASCAR record books

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Oh boy, another easy victory for Jimmie Johnson.

September 28, 2009 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Mornings UnPHILtered - COBA dean: Sales courses now available

(Each Tuesday though Saturday, Statesboro Herald correspondent Roger Allen will write about newsmakers on Phil Boyum's "Mornings unPHILtered" Web audio and radio program.)

September 28, 2009 | By ROGER ALLEN Herald Correspondent | Local


Police Report - September 29

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. Statesboro Police Arrests.

September 28, 2009 | From staff reports | Crime Report


Studio Statesboro - Books-A-Million & PETCO help out Humane Society; Bulloch History Moment

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September 28, 2009 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Obama to make in-person pitch for 2016 Olympics

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will travel to Denmark to support Chicago's bid for the 2016 Summer Olympics, projecting the highest-ever White House profile in lobbying for the international event.

Valerie Jarrett, a senior adviser to the president, told The Associated Press Monday morning that Obama will leave Thursday and join his wife, Michelle, in Copenhagen, where they'll make the pitch to the International Olympic Committee. Obama would be the first U.S. president to actually appeal in person to the International Olympic Committee for an Olympics event.

September 28, 2009 | By JULIE PACE Associated Press Writer | World


Lucy of 'Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds' fame dies

LONDON - Lucy Vodden, who provided the inspiration for the Beatles' classic song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds," has died after a long battle with lupus. She was 46.

Her death was announced Monday by St. Thomas' Hospital in London, where she had been treated for the chronic disease for more than five years, and by her husband, Ross Vodden. Britain's Press Association said she died last Tuesday. Hospital officials said they could not confirm the day of her death.

September 28, 2009 | By GREGORY KATZ Associated Press Writer | World


Iran tests most advanced missiles

TEHRAN, Iran - Iran tested its most advanced missiles Monday to cap two days of war games, raising more international concern and stronger pressure to quickly come clean on the newly revealed nuclear site Tehran was secretly constructing.

State television said the powerful Revolutionary Guard, which controls Iran's missile program, successfully tested upgraded versions of the medium-range Shahab-3 and Sajjil missiles. Both can carry warheads and reach up to 1,200 miles (2,000 kilometers), putting Israel, U.S. military bases in the Middle East, and parts of Europe within striking distance.

September 28, 2009 | By ALI AKBAR DAREINI Associated Press Writer | World


Meatballs sticks to movie menu top with $24.6M

LOS ANGELES - Movie fans lined up for a second helping of "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs," which took in $24.6 million to remain No. 1 at the box office for a second straight weekend.

September 27, 2009 | By DAVID GERMAIN AP Movie Critic | World


ROTC recruiter at GSU is named tops in nation

Lt. Col. William Roberts (USA, retired) will be presented with the U.S. Army's Recruiting Operations Officer award during a ceremony Monday at 11:30 a.m. in the Georgia Southern University's ROTC building lobby.

September 27, 2009 | Special to the Herald | Local


Portal receives $489,000 grant for sewer work

Portal Mayor Larry Motes recently received a $489,840 federal grant for the city from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the state's Community Development Block Grant Program and Community Home Investment Program .

September 27, 2009 | by N. LUREE BOWEN | Local


Braves crush Nats, win fifth straight

WASHINGTON (AP) - Tommy Hanson is a major reason why the Atlanta Braves are closing the season with a flourish. They're going to need more than Hanson's help to get into the playoffs.The rookie pitched seven innings Saturday for his 11th win, Yunel Escobar drove in three runs and the Braves beat the Washington Nationals 11-5 on Saturday for their fifth consecutive victory.Atlanta pulled within three games of NL wild card-leading Colorado, which was scheduled to play St. Louis later in the day. The Braves (84-70) have won 13 of 15 and are 50-30 since June 27 ...

September 27, 2009 | ASSOCIATED PRESS | Sports


Tech runs over #22 Tar Heels

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets didn't like falling out of the Top 25 with their first loss, so they made a point with a lopsided victory against another ranked opponent.Josh Nesbitt ran for two touchdowns and Georgia Tech held the ball for 42 minutes, its highest total in 13 years, to beat No. 22 North Carolina 24-7 on Saturday.Georgia Tech was ranked No. 14 before its 33-17 loss at Miami last week."I think a lot of people had written us off," said Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson, who made sure his players heard the ...

September 27, 2009 | CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


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