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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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SEC week a snoozer

This weekend's SEC lineup doesn't hold much national appeal, unless the nonconference scheduling backfires.

September 03, 2014 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Makarova beats Azarenka to reach US Open semis

NEW YORK - Ekaterina Makarova describes herself as a person who prefers "to stay in the shade."

September 03, 2014 | By RACHEL COHEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Welker, Mathis, Gordon among suspended for NFL's opening week

NEW YORK - Wes Welker. Robert Mathis. Aldon Smith. Josh Gordon.

September 03, 2014 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Statesboro police seek witnesses, video of fight at Rusty’s

The Statesboro Police Department is looking for witnesses and/or video of a fight that occurred at Rusty's Tavern, 15 University Plaza, at approximately 2:50 a.m. Aug. 20.

September 03, 2014 | From staff reports | Local




Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets' offense picks up where it left off in opener

BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets came up short in a season-opening 44-26 loss to Pierce County last Friday night.

September 02, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Phillies blank Braves again

ATLANTA - Kyle Kendrick allowed only three hits in seven scoreless innings, Carlos Ruiz homered and drove in two runs, and the Philadelphia Phillies shut out the struggling Atlanta Braves 4-0 on Tuesday night.

September 02, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Watson fills out Ryder Cup team

NEW YORK - U.S. captain Tom Watson went with experience and a gut feeling Tuesday night when he filled out his Ryder Cup team with Keegan Bradley, Hunter Mahan and Webb Simpson.

September 02, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Local Roundup: Statesboro Blue Devils notch pair of wins

The Statesboro Lady Blue Devils knocked off Burke County and Southeast Bulloch on Tuesday in volleyball action.

September 02, 2014 | From staff reports | Prep Sports 360


30 teens escape from Nashville detention center

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Thirty teens "overwhelmed" their minders at a juvenile detention center by simultaneously breaking out of four dormitories and then crawling under a weak spot in a chain-link fence. By Tuesday evening, seven were still on the run.

September 02, 2014 | By ERIK SCHELZIG Associated Press | Nation


‘Broadway in the Boro’ set for Saturday

The "Broadway in the Boro" event, which benefits two worthy causes, is set for Saturday evening at Statesboro High School.

September 02, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Rude Rudy’s bouncer now faces murder charge

A man accused of beating another to death last week now faces a murder charge.

September 02, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Outdoor Life: Fishing with a bow

In the time gap between the end of spring and the beginning of fall hunting seasons, there is a unique outdoor activity for lovers of archery. Let me offer up the idea of bow fishing. This is a sport that combines the skill of archery with the enjoyment of fishing.

September 02, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Bouchard upset, Serena, Djokovic on to quarters

NEW YORK - Wilting in high heat and humidity, Eugenie Bouchard became the latest top woman to lose at the U.S. Open, ending her streak of making the semifinals at each Grand Slam tournament this year.

September 01, 2014 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Phillies no-hit Braves

ATLANTA - With their playoff hopes uncertain, Atlanta's struggling batters picked a bad time to get no-hit by Cole Hamels and three Philadelphia relievers.

September 01, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


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