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Today in History - December 28

Today is Friday, Dec. 28, the 362nd day of 2007. There are three days left in the year.

January 12, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Newly elected leader of African National Congress ordered to face corruption trial

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Jacob Zuma, who won a bitterly contested election for leadership of the ruling African National Congress, was ordered to stand trial on corruption and other charges related to a French weapons contract, his lawyer said Friday.

January 12, 2008 | By CELEAN JACOBSON Associated Press Writer | World


Ask Dr. Gott 12/28

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a 42-year-old female. The only medication I take is Lexapro, which I have been on for two years. Within the last eight months, I have gained 35 pounds. Rather than taking the elevator at work, I am constantly running up and down flights of stairs. In addition to my day job, I have taken on a part-time position at night cleaning. This entails mopping floors, and reaching high and low to clean. I throw a football around with my boys and do a lot of walking, yet I cannot seem to take off any of ...

January 12, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 12/28

DEAR ABBY: We have a large collection of 18th- and 19th-century antiques, mostly inherited. It consists of furniture, silver, china, Oriental rugs and artwork. Our son professes an interest when asked, but recently threw out a very good (but not antique) rug we had given him. He replaced it with a rug from IKEA.

January 12, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Thousands throng Bhutto’s burial as Pakistan government blames Taliban, al-Qaida for death

GARHI KHUDA BAKHSH, Pakistan - Hundreds of thousands of mourners thronged the mausoleum of Pakistan's most famous political dynasty in an outpouring of emotion for Benazir Bhutto. The government said al-Qaida and the Taliban were responsible for her death, claiming it intercepted an al-Qaida leader's message of congratulation for the assassination.

January 12, 2008 | By ASHRAF KHAN Associated Press Writer | World


Classmates recall Bhutto’s intensity at Harvard; she cherished memories of college days

BOSTON - Even at age 16, Benazir Bhutto was unafraid to express herself, a lesson one college classmate learned when she invited Bhutto home for Thanksgiving during their freshman year.

January 12, 2008 | By JAY LINDSAY Associated Press Writer | National


Mothers of war wounded upend lives, sacrifice when feared call comes

SAN ANTONIO - Rose Lage swears it is true: Suddenly, in the midst of a fitful night of sleep last June, she knew that her son had been injured in Iraq.

January 12, 2008 | By MICHELLE ROBERTS Associated Press Writer | National


Feds shut down Texas bus company involved in deadly Ark. crash, calling it a safety hazard

DALLAS - A charter bus company involved in a deadly crash in Arkansas last month must immediately shut down because it is an ''imminent hazard to public safety,'' federal officials said Thursday.

January 12, 2008 | By JEFF CARLTON Associated Press Writer | National


Mass. health officials warn of milk from small dairy, say it was likely cause of 2 deaths

BOSTON - State health officials warned consumers not to drink milk produced by a Massachusetts dairy, saying it was the likely source of a bacterial illness that killed two men and sickened two others.

January 12, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Shredding the past: People invited to destroy papers from 2007 in industrial-size machine

NEW YORK - Think of your most troubling souvenirs of 2007: a photo of an ex-boyfriend, a bad medical report, stacks of unpaid bills.

January 12, 2008 | By VERENA DOBNIK Associated Press Writer | National


Bridge 12/28

Author and government official John W. Gardner said, "We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as unsolvable problems." And Lee Iacocca said, "We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems." I wonder who spoke first.

January 12, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Town in liberal Vermont considers measure to have Bush, Cheney arrested for war crimes

MONTPELIER, Vt. - President Bush may soon have a new reason to avoid left-leaning Vermont: In one town, activists want him subject to arrest for war crimes.

January 12, 2008 | By DAVE GRAM Associated Press Writer | National


US counts on Pakistani election despite Bhutto assassination

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration is counting on Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf going ahead with upcoming parliamentary elections despite Benazir Bhutto's assassination in the hope they will cement steps toward restoring democracy.

January 12, 2008 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press Writer | National


Court: Painting auctioned under pressure from Nazis belongs to Jewish art dealer’s estate

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - A painting held by a German baroness rightfully belongs to the estate of a late Jewish art dealer who was forced by Nazi authorities to auction it off, a federal judge ruled.

January 12, 2008 | By RAY HENRY Associated Press Writer | National


Morgan St. comes back to top Lady Eagles

RICHMOND, Va. – Morgan State regained the lead with 1:54 remaining in the contest and sank its last five free throws to secure a 64-58 win over Georgia Southern Friday night in game two of the Virginia Commonwealth University Christmas tournament at the Siegel Center in Richmond, Va.

January 12, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


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Local Roundup: Screven tops Generals in S.C.

VARNVILLE, S.C. - Screven County's first trip to the Lowcountry was a good one for the Gamecocks (3-0), who brought home a 38-14 win over the Wade Hampton Generals.

September 13, 2014 | From staff reports | Sports


ECI pounds Portal

PORTAL - The Portal Panthers suffered their first setback of the season, falling 42-14 to Emanuel County Institute Friday night in the 36th meeting between the rival schools.

September 13, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Bulloch Academy makes most of Gatewood errors

Bulloch Academy capitalized on three Gatewood fumbles and dominated the line of scrimmage to take a 33-7 victory over the visitors from Eatonton Friday night at Gator Alley.

September 13, 2014 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


Ga. Prep Football Scores: 9/13/14

Adairsville 35, Ringgold 0

September 13, 2014 | The Associated Press | Prep Sports 360


Chirinos helps Rangers past Braves 2-1

ARLINGTON, Texas - Robinson Chirinos hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the eighth inning, sending the Texas Rangers to a 2-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night.

September 13, 2014 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves




Vikings RB Adrian Peterson indicted on child abuse

An arrest warrant was issued Friday for star Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson after he was indicted in Texas on a charge of child abuse for using a branch to spank his son. His team benched him for this weekend's game against New England.

September 12, 2014 | By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Kyle Busch gets pole for Chase opener at Chicago

JOLIET, Ill. - With rain in Friday's forecast at Chicagoland Speedway, the only time on track became a strategy session for the championship contenders.

September 12, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


SEB to host full day of softball

BROOKLET - Most softball tournaments are scheduled for the preseason or for the region and state competitions, but down in Brooklet, an annual midseason tradition is about to renew itself.

September 12, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Hawks cancel meeting with civil rights leaders

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks cancelled a scheduled meeting between their CEO and city civil rights leaders Wednesday, prompting one of the group's leaders to say his community was greatly offended.

September 12, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Horschel takes 2-shot lead in Tour Championship

ATLANTA - Billy Horschel showed why he might be the hottest player in golf at the moment with another 4-under 66 on Friday in the Tour Championship. It was his 10th straight round in the 60s. He already has a victory and a runner-up finish in the FedEx Cup playoffs.

September 12, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Dr. Al Mooney releases new recovery book at symposium

Dr. Al Mooney, the director of addiction medicine and recovery at Willingway, is officially releasing the second edition of "The Recovery Book" at the Cape Cod Symposium on Addictive Disorders.

September 12, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Georgia Southern to participate in new statewide campus safety committee

University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby announced Thursday a new Campus Safety and Security Committee that will review and develop recommendations on matters related to public safety at the system's 31 public colleges and universities.

September 12, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bryan Co. wins defensive battle against SEB

PEMBROKE - In a battle of two teams searching for their first win of the season, it was Bryan County that came up with all of the big plays.

September 11, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Falcons' Carimi may make first career start at LT

FLOWERY BRANCH - One week ago, Gabe Carimi was being groomed to be the Falcons' version of John Havlicek who could play backup roles across the offensive line.

September 11, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


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