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At least 1 killed in blaze at hotel in Chicago suburb; residents flee in middle of the night

LOCKPORT, Ill. - A five-alarm fire tore through a suburban Chicago hotel early Tuesday, killing at least one person, authorities said.

April 16, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Record 24th straight drop in housing pushes overall construction down in February

WASHINGTON - Construction spending fell again in February as home building tumbled for a record 24th straight month.

April 16, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


Truckers pull rigs off road, others slow to crawl in loosely organized protest of fuel prices

TRENTON, N.J. - Independent truckers around the country pulled their rigs off the road and others slowed to a crawl on major highways in a loosely organized protest of high fuel prices.

April 16, 2008 | By TOM HESTER Jr. Associated Press Writer | National


Local Roundup: WJMS boys track wins third straight title

The William James boys track team won its third straight Coastal Empire title over the weekend, besting seven other teams.

April 16, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Video test

April 16, 2008 | | School Honor Rolls


Bridge 4/2

French field marshal Ferdinand Foch (try saying that quickly several times!) claimed: "It takes 15,000 casualties to train a major general."

April 16, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 4/2

Bonds between you and someone who means a lot to you can be strengthened considerably in the year ahead. Each will play a role in the other's affairs, and both of you will become closer in ways that otherwise wouldn't be possible.

April 16, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 4/2

DEAR DR. GOTT: For the past 2-1/2 years, I have had a fungus on one of my big toes. It appeared after a staph infection on the same toe. I have since been slathering it with Vicks VapoRub twice a day. I have not seen any improvement.

April 16, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Local Roundup: SoCon releases composite schedule

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - The 2008 Southern Conference football schedule was announced by Commissioner John Iamarino. Samford joins the league for the 2008 season, bringing league membership to nine for football. Each team will play eight conference contests over a 13-week span.

April 16, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Report: Low graduation rates in many city school districts

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration announced Tuesday it will require states to report high school graduation rates in a uniform way instead of using a variety of methods that critics say are often based on unreliable information.

April 16, 2008 | By KEN THOMAS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Feds: Administration will use waivers of regulations to build more of border fence

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration plans to use its authority to bypass more than 30 laws and regulations in an effort to finish building 670 miles of fence along the southwest U.S. border by the end of this year, federal officials said Tuesday.

April 16, 2008 | By EILEEN SULLIVAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


As gasoline nears $4 a gallon, Congress has questions about Big Oil’s big profits

WASHINGTON - Top executives of the five biggest U.S. oil companies said Tuesday they know high fuel prices are hurting consumers, but deflected any blame and argued their profits - $123 billion last year - were in line with other industries.

April 16, 2008 | By H. JOSEF HEBERT Associated Press Writer | Washington


Study finds transplants with older corneas as good as younger ones

WASHINGTON - Older corneas seem to transplant as well as younger ones, says a major new study that promises to expand the age of cornea donation to 75.

April 16, 2008 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Washington


Senate Democrats push foreclosure relief measures, but GOP may balk

WASHINGTON - A legislative effort to address the nation's home foreclosure crisis was likely to move ahead in the Senate Tuesday as Democratic and GOP leaders seemed poised to defuse a potential filibuster.

April 16, 2008 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Clinton likens herself to legendary film boxer Rocky, says she won’t quit

PHILADELPHIA - Perhaps the analogy was inevitable: Hillary Rodham Clinton as Rocky Balboa, the scrappy underdog boxer from Philadelphia memorably depicted in the 1976 Oscar-winning film. Even if Rocky did lose his first big fight.

April 16, 2008 | By BETH FOUHY Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


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Living with Children with John Rosemond: These parents may need some therapy

My column of a few weeks back in which I described real-life parenting scenarios that qualified the parents in question for a diagnosis of "just plain nuts" was a big hit. Since it ran, readers have sent me numerous examples of parents who indeed seem to qualify as JPN and be in need, therefore, of You Ought to be Ashamed of Yourself Therapy.

February 01, 2015 | John Rosemond | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: South Georgia leads cotton production

(Note: The following is part of a series of articles looking at the history and evolution of agriculture in Georgia and Bulloch County.)

February 01, 2015 | Roger Allen | Columnists/Editorials


Memorial scholarship now open for high school seniors

The window is now open for area students to apply for a scholarship honoring the memory of a beloved Toombs County teen. From now until March 16, qualified seniors who wish to apply for the first annual Courtney Wilkes Ag & Vet Scholarship can submit their applications.

February 01, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Brady rallies Patriots to 28-24 Super Bowl win over Seahawks

GLENDALE, Ariz. - Tom Brady and the Patriots made this Super Bowl all about football, not footballs.

February 01, 2015 | By BARRY WILNER Associated Press | Sports


Super Bowl the final act of NFL's worst season

PHOENIX - Domestic violence. Questionable discipline. Player safety. Confusing officiating. Deflated footballs.

January 31, 2015 | By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer | Sports


Laird takes 3-stroke lead

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Martin Laird watched the ball disappear into the cup on the par-3 16th hole and put some elbow grease into his fist pump.

January 31, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Hawks blow lead, but hang on for 19th in a row

ATLANTA - Al Horford scored 23 points, including a tying basket after Philadelphia took its first lead late in the game, and the Atlanta Hawks recovered after squandering a 21-point lead to beat the 76ers 91-85 on Saturday night and stretch their franchise-record winning streak to 19 games.

January 31, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bulloch Academy splits with HHC

Jaylen Tolliver scored a game-high 21 points to lead Bulloch Academy to a 66-55 victory over Hilton Head Christian Academy Saturday afternoon.

January 31, 2015 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360




Hawks down Blazers, winning streak now at 18

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks overcame 37 points by Portland's LaMarcus Aldridge to extend their franchise-record winning streak to 18 games by beating the Trail Blazers 105-99 on Friday night.

January 30, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Seattle repeat a scary prospect for rest of NFL

PHOENIX - Here are some scary thoughts for the rest of the NFL:

January 30, 2015 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Flu hospitalizations of elderly hit record high, CDC says

NEW YORK - Some new evidence this is a particularly bad flu season: Flu-related hospitalizations of the elderly are the highest since the government started tracking that statistic nine years ago.

January 30, 2015 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Cost pressure intensifies for Plant Vogtle

ATLANTA - The delays and cost overruns are piling up for a new plant near Waynesboro that was supposed to prove nuclear energy can be built affordably.

January 30, 2015 | By RAY HENRY Associated Press | Associated Press


Romney not running: Former GOP nominee out of 2016 race

WASHINGTON - Mitt Romney ended his rollercoaster return to presidential politics on Friday, declaring his party would be better served by the "next generation of Republican leaders" and concluding his unlikely comeback as suddenly as it began.

January 30, 2015 | By STEVE PEOPLES Associated Press | Associated Press


Newberry: Has Ferry been punished enough for comments?

Danny Ferry can only watch from afar, surely with plenty of satisfaction at the juggernaut he created, undoubtedly offset by a sense of melancholy that he's not along for the ride.

January 30, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


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