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Wall Street whiplash: Stocks plunge, then post big gains on day after Fed rate cut

NEW YORK - It started with another stomach-turning drop at the open, and a loss of more than 300 points by midday. Then stocks changed course, raced higher and closed with a dramatic gain of nearly 300.

February 07, 2008 | By MADLEN READ Associated Press Writer | National


Gaza border crisis roils Israeli-Egypt relationship

CAIRO, Egypt - The flood of Palestinians out of Gaza is fraying relations between Israel and Egypt - ostensible partners in peace but now bitterly at odds over the border chaos - undercutting the chances that President Bush's Mideast initiative will succeed.

February 07, 2008 | By SALLY BUZBEE Associated Press Writer | World


U.S. commander orders planning to help Pakistan fight insurgents over long term

WASHINGTON - The commander of U.S. forces in Central Asia has launched planning for more extensive use of U.S. troops to train Pakistani armed forces, a senior defense official said Wednesday.

February 07, 2008 | By ROBERT BURNS AP Military Writer | Washington


Senate probe finds UN poverty program paid company with ties to NKorean weapon sales

WASHINGTON - A United Nations anti-poverty program in North Korea paid $50,000 to a company with ties to North Korean weapons sales and left itself open to exploitation by the communist-led country, according to a Senate investigation released Wednesday.

February 07, 2008 | By FREDERIC J. FROMMER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Medical breakthrough spares kidney transplant patients from taking anti-rejection drugs

LOS ANGELES - In what's being called a major advance in organ transplants, doctors say they have developed a technique that could free many patients from having to take anti-rejection drugs for the rest of their lives.

February 07, 2008 | By ALICIA CHANG Associated Press Writer | National


Cornel West speaks at Georgia Southern

Cornel West, a provocative public intellectual and a champion for racial justice, spoke to an overflow crowd of nearly 1,500 at Georgia Southern University's Performing Arts Center Tuesday evening. West explored the words and actions of Martin Luther King, Jr., quoting Socrates, the Bible, Dr. King and even current hip hop lyrics to convey the importance of King's dream in the world today. "Brother Martin's greatness was in his depth of love for people," West told the crowd. "His dream is a dream of hope, and don't confuse hope with optimism. There is work to ...

February 07, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Stocks down 200 in first half-hour

NEW YORK - Stocks pulled back again Wednesday, with investors uneasy about the health of the economy after reports from big names like Apple Inc. and Motorola Inc. dashed any notion that the Federal Reserve's emergency rate cut could in short order patch up the economy. Bond prices rose but came off their highs after stocks pared their losses.

February 07, 2008 | By TIM PARADIS AP Business Writer | National


House leaders, treasury boss handle the dealmaking on stimulus package

WASHINGTON - The key players on Capitol Hill and in the Bush administration hashing out an economic stimulus package bring differing challenges and agendas to the table as they address an issue that's become the public's top concern.

February 07, 2008 | By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Heath Ledger autopsy inconclusive; more tests are needed

NEW YORK - A makeshift memorial of flowers and candles grew Wednesday outside the apartment building of Heath Ledger, whose Oscar-winning director in "Brokeback Mountain" called his death a "heartbreaking" ending to a superb acting career and life.

February 07, 2008 | By TOM HAYES Associated Press Writer | National


Astronaut survey finds no launch day drinking, 1 case of mixing medicine and alcohol

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - NASA said Wednesday that a survey of astronauts and flight surgeons found no evidence of launch day drinking by crew members, despite a report last year of two cases of drunkenness.

February 07, 2008 | By MARCIA DUNN Associated Press Writer | National


Mexican authorities arrest man in border agent’s death

MEXICO CITY - Mexican authorities said Wednesday they have arrested a man for the weekend killing of a U.S. Border Patrol agent who was run over by a suspected smuggler's vehicle.

February 07, 2008 | By E. EDUARDO CASTILLO Associated Press Writer | World


Military reverses itself, says F-16s were in Texas area where residents reported seeing UFO

FORT WORTH, Texas - Fighter jets were training nearby the night dozens of Stephenville-area residents reported seeing a UFO this month, Air Force Reserve officials said Wednesday, backtracking on earlier statements.

February 07, 2008 | By ANGELA K. BROWN Associated Press Writer | National


AP IMPACT: Southern drought could dry up coolant water and force nuclear plants to shut down

LAKE NORMAN, N.C. - Nuclear reactors across the Southeast could be forced to throttle back or temporarily shut down later this year because drought is drying up the rivers and lakes that supply power plants with the awesome amounts of cooling water they need to operate.

February 07, 2008 | By MITCH WEISS Associated Press Writer | National


Vice President Cheney prods Congress to act soon on surveillance law due to expire Feb. 1

WASHINGTON - Vice President Dick Cheney prodded Congress on Wednesday to extend and broaden an expiring surveillance law, saying ''fighting the war on terror is a long-term enterprise'' that should not come with an expiration date.

February 07, 2008 | By TOM RAUM Associated Press Writer | Washington


Bridge 1/24

George S. Patton said, "I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs, but how high he bounces when he hits bottom."

February 07, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


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October 30 - Mrs. Eva Roberson Bland Blackburn, age 81, died Wednesday morning, October 29, 2014, at

Mrs. Eva Roberson Bland Blackburn

October 29, 2014 | | Obituaries


Bumgarner carries Giants to the title

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Madison Bumgarner pitched five innings of near-perfect relief and the San Francisco Giants held off the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Wednesday night in Game 7 of the World Series for their third championship in five seasons.

October 29, 2014 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Duncan has Screven County clicking on all cylinders

SYLVANIA - When Ron Duncan arrived at Screven County prior to the 2012 season, the Gamecocks were in a decade-long rut.

October 29, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Badcock Home Furniture & More Presents: Prep Sports Spotlight

Halfway through the season, the Metter Tigers found themselves with their backs against the wall.

October 29, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


NFL Weekend Picks: Huge matchup in messy NFC South

Back in 2010, New Orleans went 11-5 and Seattle was 7-9. But the Saints were a wild card for the playoffs and the Seahawks won their division.

October 29, 2014 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


NCAA hands Gurley 4-game suspension

ATHENS - The NCAA said Wednesday that Georgia star running back Todd Gurley must sit out until Nov. 15 for accepting more than $3,000 for autographed memorabilia and other items over a two-year period.

October 29, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | UGA


Gov. Deal compares Democrat Carter to Obama

ATLANTA - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is joining GOP candidates across the country increasingly working to tie their Democratic opponents to President Barack Obama in the final days of his campaign against Jason Carter, the grandson of former President Jimmy Carter.

October 29, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


For Biden, silver lining if Senate fight is a draw

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is crossing his fingers that Republicans won't come close to capturing the six Senate seats they need to seize the majority in next week's election. But for Vice President Joe Biden, there's a silver lining if Republicans fall just short.

October 29, 2014 | By JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press | Nation


East Georgia band festival packs Womack

More than 3,000 people packed Statesboro High School's Womack Field Saturday to catch the sounds of the 38th Annual East Georgia Marching Band Festival.

October 29, 2014 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local


The first Portal Panthers

PORTAL - The Portal Panthers celebrated their homecoming two weeks ago, but a few more alums will get an encore performance when Jenkins County comes to town on Friday night.

October 29, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360




A Royal beating

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Lorenzo Cain looped a two-run single and Eric Hosmer chopped a two-run double over shortstop in a seven-run second inning as the Kansas City Royals battered the San Francisco Giants 10-0 Tuesday night to force a decisive Game 7 in the World Series.

October 28, 2014 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Monken accepts responsibility for Army violations

A contrite Jeff Monken accepted responsibility on Tuesday for a football recruiting trip that happened a month after he was hired as head coach at Army and resulted in minor NCAA violations.

October 28, 2014 | By JOHN KEKIS AP Sports Writer | Sports


College Football Playoff Top 25 released

Mississippi State, Florida State, Auburn and Mississippi are the top four teams in the first College Football Playoff rankings.

October 28, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Gurley or no, it's UGA's to lose

ATHENS - With or without Todd Gurley, the Georgia Bulldogs are big favorites to hand Florida another defeat.

October 28, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | UGA


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