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Today in History - December 24

Today is Monday, Dec. 24, the 358th day of 2007. There are seven days left in the year. This is Christmas Eve.

January 08, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Pope calls on faithful to find time for God as he ushers in Christmas with Midnight Mass

VATICAN CITY - Pope Benedict XVI urged the faithful to set aside time in their lives for God and the needy, as he ushered in Christmas early Tuesday by celebrating Midnight Mass in St. Peter's Basilica.

January 08, 2008 | By ARIEL DAVID Associated Press Writer | World


Gut feeling: North Dakota farmer forecasts the winter by examining pig spleens

STEELE, N.D. - Paul Smokov doesn't need radar or other high-tech equipment to forecast a major snowstorm on the prairie. He consults pig spleens.

January 08, 2008 | By JAMES MacPHERSON Associated Press Writer | National


Bridge 12/24

Johnny Carson said, "Mail your packages early so the post office can lose them in time for Christmas."

January 08, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Both Dems and Republicans set records as they raise money for 11 governors' races in 2008

The major parties are raising record amounts of cash as they prepare for gubernatorial campaign showdowns in 11 states next year.

January 08, 2008 | By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press Writer | National


Astrograph 12/24

In the year ahead, your social scope of interests could be expanded considerably. New activities, sports, hobbies and people are likely to occupy your leisure hours, but they will also influence your choices in life. Make good ones.

January 08, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 12/24

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a 69-year-old female, 5 feet 7 inches tall and 160 pounds. I exercise regularly, take vitamins, am on Femara as a follow-up for breast cancer, and clonidine and Arthrotec. At my last check up, about a month ago, my blood pressure was 117/73, cholesterol was 202 and thyroid was OK.

January 08, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 12/24

DEAR ABBY: My husband had a stroke the morning of New Year's Eve last year. He died on New Year's Day. This year has been hard for me. With the help of my strong faith and my family, I have been coping.

January 08, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Just in time for Christmas, weather eases in upper Midwest as death toll climbs to 22

MILWAUKEE - Sunny conditions on Monday helped road crews deal with the remnants of a blustery snowstorm that blacked out thousands of homes and businesses and was blamed for at least 22 traffic deaths in the upper Midwest.

January 08, 2008 | By CARRIE ANTLFINGER Associated Press Writer | National


Airlines, service providers say they've learned from Boeing's in-flight Net failure

NEW YORK -Airlines and service providers seeking to deliver high-speed Internet services to passengers say they've learned from Boeing Co.'s 2006 decision to pull the plug on its ambitions to outfit its planes with a similar service.

January 08, 2008 | By ANICK JESDANUN AP Internet Writer | National


Nearly 5 months after Utah mine collapse, the fate of the mine and the men is unclear

HUNTINGTON, Utah - A lone watchman guards Utah's Crandall Canyon mine, protecting what is more a tomb than a coal operation.

January 08, 2008 | By PAUL FOY Associated Press Writer | National


12-story building collapses in Egypt's Alexandria, at least 3 killed

CAIRO, Egypt - A 12-story building collapsed Monday in Egypt's Mediterranean port city of Alexandria, killing at least three people, according to rescuers and the state-run news agency MENA.

January 08, 2008 | By MAAMOUN YOUSSEF Associated Press Writer | World


Analysis: White House, Congress, Fed are scrambling to deal with mortgage crisis

WASHINGTON - After a slow and stumbling start, official Washington is scrambling to try to prevent the unfolding mortgage crisis from pushing the country into recession during an election year. There is a strong feeling, though, that the government will need to do more to avert a financial disaster.

January 08, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | National


Pianist, jazz great Oscar Peterson dies at 82

TORONTO (AP) _ Oscar Peterson, whose speedy fingers, propulsive swing and melodic inventiveness made him one of the world's best known and influential jazz pianists, has died. He was 82.

January 08, 2008 | By ROB GILLIES Associated Press Writer | World


Israeli military prosecutors uphold use of cluster bombs during last year's war in Lebanon

JERUSALEM - The Israeli army on Monday said it will not press charges against officers who ordered the use of cluster bombs during last year's war in Lebanon, brushing off international criticism that the weapons unnecessarily put Lebanese civilians at risk.

January 08, 2008 | By JOSEF FEDERMAN Associated Press Writer | World


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Marlins shut down Braves

ATLANTA - Jarred Cosart pitched seven effective innings, and the Miami Marlins beat the Atlanta Braves 4-0 on Saturday night to stop a three-game losing streak.

August 31, 2014 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Jerick's journey into the NFL - Week 4: A bit of rookie hazing

Jerome Felton is an NFL veteran, and he's been to a Pro Bowl.

August 31, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Tech struggles early, pulls away late

August 31, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Georgia Tech


UGA pours it on, pays back Clemson

ATHENS - Todd Gurley felt strong and healthy.

August 31, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | UGA




Nunn, Perdue battle over backgrounds

ATLANTA - Democrat Michelle Nunn and Republican David Perdue share the title of CEO but are trying to make the case their experiences couldn't be more different as they campaign for Georgia's open Senate seat.

August 30, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Traffic stop leads to arrests

A traffic stop led to the arrest of two men, one of whom is wanted in a Long County kidnapping, according to a release from the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

August 30, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


NC State edges Georgia Southern, 24-23

RALEIGH, N.C. - Jacoby Brissett threw for 291 yards and three second-half touchdowns to help North Carolina State edge Georgia Southern 24-23 on Saturday in the season opener for both teams, and the debut in FBS for the Eagles.

August 30, 2014 | From wire reports | Sports


Local Roundup: GSU volleyball loses 2 on opening day

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - The Georgia Southern volleyball team lost two matches against two of the top teams in the country on the opening day of the 2014 season in the Active Ankle Challenge at the University of Florida Friday.

August 30, 2014 | From staff reports | Sports


Ga. Prep Football Scores: 8/29/14

Adairsville 52, Woodland Cartersville 28

August 30, 2014 | The Associated Press | Prep Sports 360




Upton, Heyward spark Braves past Marlins

ATLANTA - Justin Upton is having quite a month.

August 29, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Harvick wins Atlanta pole; Stewart is 12th

HAMPTON, Ga. - Kevin Harvick took yet another pole, this time with a big assist from Tony Stewart in the team owner's return to the track.

August 29, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Gurley ready for big season — if he stays healthy

ATHENS, Ga. - For Todd Gurley, the key to avoiding another injury-marred season is simple.

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


Palmer opens with a 63 to lead in Boston

NORTON, Mass. - Ryan Palmer has felt all year that something special was going to happen. For now, he'll take his lowest round of the season.

August 29, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


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