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Pentagon: Iranian boats harassed U.S. Navy ships in Strait of Hormuz

WASHINGTON - Iranian boats harassed and provoked three American Navy ships in the strategic Strait of Hormuz, threatening to explode the vessels, U.S. officials said Monday, calling it the most serious such incident in years.

January 22, 2008 | By PAULINE JELINEK Associated Press Writer | National


California autism cases continue to increase after removal of vaccine preservative thimerosal

LOS ANGELES - Autism cases in California continued to climb even after a mercury-rich vaccine preservative that some people blame for the neurological disorder was removed from routine childhood shots, a new study found.

January 22, 2008 | By ALICIA CHANG AP Science Writer | National


Girls who feel unpopular gained more weight than girls higher on social ladder, study shows

CHICAGO - Where a teenage girl sees herself on her school's social ladder may sway her future weight, a study of more than 4,000 girls finds.

January 22, 2008 | By CARLA K. JOHNSON Associated Press Writer | National


Bridge 1/7

The final of last year's World Transnational Open Teams was exciting. It was also truly transnational, pitting Victoria Gromova, Tatiana Ponomareva, Alexander Dubinin and Andrei Gromov from Russia, and Cezary Balicki and Adam Zmudzinski from Poland against Michel and Thomas Bessis (father and son) and Franck Multon from France, Fulvio Fantoni and Claudio Nunes from Italy, and Pierre Zimmermann from Switzerland.

January 22, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Texas mobile home fire kills 2 adults, 3 children; 2 children killed in Iowa house fire

ALVIN, Texas - A couple and their three young children died early Monday when their mobile home caught fire in a dilapidated, rural trailer park south of Houston, authorities and neighbors said.

January 22, 2008 | By LIZ AUSTIN PETERSON Associated Press Writer | National


Sony sells 1.2 million PlayStation 3 machines in North America over holidays

TOKYO - Sales of Sony's PlayStation 3 game machine sales totaled 1.2 million in North America during the key holiday season, the electronics and entertainment company said Monday. The performance gave a lift to its Blu-ray video format because the console also works as a Blu-ray player.

January 22, 2008 | By YURI KAGEYAMA AP Business Writer | World


Ask Dr. Gott 1/7

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a 50-year-old female who is in excellent health. For the past three months or so, my left eyelid has been twitching quite frequently throughout the day. I have noticed it pulls down a little whenever I smile, laugh, yawn or open my mouth widely. Maybe unrelated, but about two months ago while driving I had a feeling like I was blacking out although I have never blacked out before. It lasted maybe five seconds and luckily I was driving about 30 mph with no traffic. I pulled off the road, and the feeling passed. It ...

January 22, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Astrograph 1/7

Although you are generally a lone worker, partnership arrangements will work out better than you anticipate in the year ahead. If you should be invited to participate in an endeavor initiated by another, don't hesitate to get involved.

January 22, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


8 killed, 20 injured in chartered bus crash in Utah; bus rolled 41 feet down embankment

MEXICAN HAT, Utah - A chartered bus taking skiers home to Arizona ran off a curvy road and rolled down an embankment in a crash that split open the vehicle's roof and threw some passengers 100 yards. Eight were killed and 20 others injured.

January 22, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


First Bulloch baby of 2008

East Georgia Regional Medical Center said the first baby of the New Year – Zohaib Randhawa – was born at 10:49 a.m. on January 1, 2008 to Asmara Tarar and Majid Randhawa of Statesboro. The New Year's baby arrived weighing 6 lbs., 15 oz. and measuring 20" in length. East Georgia Regional Medical Center provided the family with a complimentary gift bag with baby necessities and gifts.

January 22, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Charles Taylor war crimes trial resumes with blood diamond expert's testimony

THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The war crimes trial of Charles Taylor, Liberia's former president, heard its first testimony Monday and saw video of victims telling of being sexually assaulted or dismembered by rebels who plundered West African diamond fields.

January 22, 2008 | By MIKE CORDER Associated Press Writer | World


Police Report - January 8

Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.

January 22, 2008 | | Crime Report


Dear Abby 1/7

DEAR ABBY: I have two adult sons living at home, ages 22 and 24. Both are working. I have recently retired, and my income has become half of what it was before. I told my sons that if they are to continue living here, they must pay room and board of $30 a week or find a place to live with the amenities they have here.

January 22, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Former death row inmate enters pleas to win release from jail

OTTAWA, Ohio - A British citizen who spent two decades on Ohio's death row was released from jail Monday after pleading no contest to three charges related to a fire that killed a 2-year-old girl.

January 22, 2008 | By JOHN SEEWER Associated Press Writer | National


6 snowmobilers rescued in Colorado after 3 days trapped in mountains

CONEJOS, Colo. - Six snowmobilers missing for three days in the snowy southern Colorado mountains were brought to safety Monday after calling 911 from a remote outpost where they sought refuge.

January 22, 2008 | By ROBERT WELLER Associated Press Writer | National


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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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