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Fed chairman tells Congress business prospects are deteriorating

WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress Thursday the economy is deteriorating and signaled a readiness to keep on lowering a key interest rate to shore things up.

February 29, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


Bush pledges long-term U.S. commitment toward Africa, sending Rice to bolster peace in Kenya

WASHINGTON - President Bush said Thursday he will dispatch Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to Kenya to demand a halt to the violence that has left more than 1,000 people dead.

February 29, 2008 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Astrograph 2/15

In the year ahead you will find it personally important to pay considerable attention to ways and means to achieve security and position in life. If your plans are imaginative and constructive, what you envision can be realized.

February 29, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


More than 500 people died in ATV accidents in 2006; the government expects the number to climb

WASHINGTON - At least 555 people - including more than 100 children - died in all-terrain vehicle accidents in 2006. Government safety officials expect the number to go much higher as they receive information from coroners and hospitals nationwide.

February 29, 2008 | By JENNIFER C. KERR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Ask Dr. Gott 2/15

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a 75-year-old male in reasonably good health. The reason I am writing is to relate a series of events that still puzzles me.

February 29, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 2/15

DEAR ABBY: You were right to tell "Just Saying No" (Jan. 16) that his pot-smoking classmates could be headed for addiction or other problems. I worry that marijuana poses more risks to teens than they - or their parents - recognize. More kids need professional help kicking marijuana than for all other drugs combined. It is not a "harmless" drug.

February 29, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Former GOP candidate Romney endorsing McCain

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Republican campaign dropout Mitt Romney agreed Thursday to endorse Sen. John McCain for the party's presidential nomination and ask his national convention delegates to swing behind the likely nominee, according to officials familiar with the decision.

February 29, 2008 | By LIZ SIDOTI Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Clinton outlines plan to crack down on corporations, attacks Obama

LORDSTOWN, Ohio - Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton, criticized for taking corporate special interest contributions, proposed restrictions on a wide array of industries Thursday and stepped up her assault on rival Barack Obama, casting him as the candidate more beholden to corporations.

February 29, 2008 | By JIM KUHNHENN Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Bridge 2/15

Mahatma Gandhi said, "Almost anything you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it."

February 29, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Portal High School

The following is a list of students named to the Honor Roll for the first nine weeks grading period at Portal High School:

February 29, 2008 | | School Honor Rolls


Trinity Christian School

The following students have been named to the Headmaster's List (95-100 average) or to the Honor Roll (90-94 average) for the first quarter at Trinity Christian School.

February 29, 2008 | | School Honor Rolls


Justice Department says illegality of waterboarding is not absolute

WASHINGTON - A senior Justice Department official told Congress on Thursday that laws and other limits enacted since three terrorism suspects were waterboarded have eliminated the technique from what is now allowed.

February 29, 2008 | By LAURIE KELLMAN Associated Press Writer | National


Stilson Elementary School

The following Stilson Elementary School students have been named to the first nine weeks Honor Roll.

February 29, 2008 | | School Honor Rolls


McCain rallies House GOP members behind him as he looks toward the general election

WASHINGTON - Republican nominee-in-waiting John McCain appealed to GOP House members for help rallying conservatives behind him, acknowledging the party must unite if it hopes to match the enthusiasm generated by Democrats Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton.

February 28, 2008 | By LIBBY QUAID Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


In Colombia, US ambassador calls hostage-holding rebels ’sick and weak’

BOGOTA, Colombia - The U.S. ambassador condemned Colombia's main rebel group as ''sick and weak'' on the fifth anniversary Wednesday of its seizure of three American military contractors on a surveillance flight.

February 28, 2008 | By FRANK BAJAK Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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Why watch?

Over the next three weeks, 38 bowl games and a national championship game will be played from Boise to the Bahamas and various points in between. You should watch them all. Here's why:

December 18, 2014 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Dr. John Bressler: The magic of Christmas

The last couple of weeks have been wonderful for someone who likes the Christmas season and especially if he or she is looking for some Christmas spirit. Julie and I started out by attending the downtown tree lighting ceremony in Brooklet. It was a bit chilly - which is just right for folks like us - and we felt like we were in a Christmas card surrounded by angels. There was great music, Scripture and plenty of laughter and applause to warm our hearts. We love attending church and singing all those carols and admiring the tree decorated with crismons and the ...

December 18, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Dentist thanks all who took part in ‘Dentistry from the Heart’

Editor:

December 18, 2014 | | Letters To The Editor


Statesboro resident competes on ‘Wheel of Fortune’

Statesboro resident Jeannette Bryant and her sister, a former dispatcher for the Statesboro Police Department and current resident of Atlanta, Ranada Royal, placed second on an episode of "Wheel of Fortune."

December 18, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Georgia Southern’s Small Business Development Center moving to City Campus

Georgia Southern University's Small Business Development Center, currently located in the Market District, will soon relocate to City Campus in downtown Statesboro, 58 E. Main St.

December 18, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


How high court rules on ACA will affect many Georgians

Georgia would have the fourth-highest number of people affected if the U.S. Supreme Court rules against the current implementation of the Affordable Care Act, a study has found.

December 18, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Associated Press


How Pope Francis’ diplomacy may change everything, not just US-Cuba relations

Pope Francis is being hailed around the world - and criticized by some in the U.S. - for his pivotal role in brokering the historic breakthrough in relations between Washington and Havana, a role attributed to his background as the first Latin American pope and to the special position he occupies.

December 18, 2014 | By DAVID GIBSON Religion News Service | Associated Press


Blount Boys Home Singers to perform at Guido Gardens' Nights of Lights

What do a group of boys singing for their supper and Guido Gardens' Nights of Lights have in common?

December 18, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Georgia Southern police charge man, 19, with molesting girl, 15

Georgia Southern University police arrested a man Tuesday in connection with a child molestation incident reported in November.

December 18, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Paul McCartney reflects on yesterday, today and tomorrow

NEW YORK - Sir Paul McCartney is 72, and only the wrinkles give his years away.

December 18, 2014 | By HILLEL ITALIE Associated Press | Associated Press


7 habits of the happiest families

Hearken back for a moment to your old favorite family sitcoms. Not the modern shows with dysfunctional families, snide remarks and spoiled kids, but the classics. The old black and white or even 80s shows featured families we liked and trusted. We would have felt comfortable stepping through the TV screen into their homes.

December 18, 2014 | By MEGAN GLADWELL Deseret News National | Hot topics


15 Bible verses to strengthen your relationship with God

Have you ever felt your relationship with God growing more distant and unfamiliar with the passing of time?

December 18, 2014 | By LEAH PERRI Deseret News National | Hot topics


AP study: Abused kids die as authorities fail to protect

BUTTE, Montana - At least 786 children died of abuse or neglect in the U.S. in a six-year span in plain view of child protection authorities - many of them beaten, starved or left alone to drown while agencies had good reason to know they were in danger, The Associated Press has found.

December 18, 2014 | By HOLBROOK MOHR and GARANCE BURKE Associated Press | Associated Press


Drones might help show how tornados form

DENVER - Researchers say they've collected promising weather data by flying instrument-laden drones into big Western and Midwestern storms. Now they want to expand the project in hopes of learning more about how tornados form.

December 18, 2014 | By DAN ELLIOTT Associated Press | Associated Press




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