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Today in History - January 3

Today is Thursday, Jan. 3, the third day of 2008. There are 363 days left in the year.

January 18, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Second escape by an inmate from Maryland hospital prompts questions about prisoner handling

LAUREL, Md. - A brazen escape by a prisoner being treated at a hospital - the second such escape in as many months - has prompted an investigation about how inmates are handled outside prison walls.

January 18, 2008 | By STEPHEN MANNING Associated Press Writer | National


Top U.S. diplomat dispatched to Kenya to press leaders for calm following election violence

WASHINGTON - The top U.S. diplomat for Africa is being dispatched to Kenya to directly press leaders to calm violence that has followed allegations of fraud in President Mwai Kibaki's re-election, the State Department said Thursday.

January 18, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Iowa voting first winners, losers in 2008 presidential campaign

DES MOINES, Iowa - Democrats Barack Obama, Hillary Rodham Clinton and John Edwards fought for first Thursday in Iowa's presidential caucuses, a multimillion-dollar exercise in grass-roots democracy and the initial, critical test in the campaign for the party's 2008 nomination. Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee vied for the Republican victory.

January 18, 2008 | By DAVID ESPO Associated Press Writer | National


Obama, Huckabee win Iowa caucuses

DES MOINES, Iowa - Sen. Barack Obama, bidding to become the nation's first black president, captured the Iowa caucuses Thursday night, opening test in the race for the 2008 Democratic nomination. Mike Huckabee rode a wave of support from evangelical Christians to victory in the Republican caucuses.

January 18, 2008 | By DAVID ESPO Associated Press Writer | National


5 killed, 68 wounded by car bomb in southeastern Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey - A car bomb targeting soldiers killed five people and wounded 68 - including 30 troops - on Thursday in the Kurdish-dominated southeastern city of Diyarbakir, officials said.

January 18, 2008 | By SELCAN HACAOGLU Associated Press Writer | World


Late payments on consumer loans jump to highest point since last recession

WASHINGTON - Late payments on a cluster of consumer loans, including those for autos, home improvement and certain home equity loans, climbed in the summer to their highest point since the country's last recession in 2001.

January 18, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | National


S.F. Zoo reopens amid questions after fatal tiger attack; makeshift memorial for slain cat

SAN FRANCISCO - Nine days after a tiger mauled three visitors, the San Francisco Zoo reopened Thursday amid heightened scrutiny of its security procedures and a flurry of questions over the events that led to a teenager's death.

January 18, 2008 | By LISA LEFF Associated Press Writer | National


Cold stretches across the East; Sunshine State reports flurries, though citrus growers seem OK

TAMPA, Fla. - A blast of cold air brought flurries to the Sunshine State on Thursday but seemed to have spared citrus crops from the major damage that growers had feared.

January 18, 2008 | By ANTHONY MCCARTNEY Associated Press Writer | National


Oil prices rise above $100 after government reports drop in crude supplies

NEW YORK - Oil futures rose to a new record over $100 a barrel Thursday after the government reported a larger-than-expected decline in crude oil inventories and an unexpected rise in heating oil supplies.

January 18, 2008 | By JOHN WILEN AP Business Writer | National


Ford picks Tata as top bidder for Jaguar, Land Rover

DETROIT (AP) - Ford Motor Co. picked India's Tata Motors Ltd. as the top bidder for its Jaguar and Land Rover units, the Detroit automaker said Thursday.

January 18, 2008 | By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer | National


Astrograph 1/3

Get involved in as many group involvements as you can in the year ahead, because a great number of unique benefits will come from rubbing shoulders with the right crowd. The more people you know, the more options you'll have.

January 18, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Factory orders rise by largest amount in 4 months

WASHINGTON - Orders to U.S. factories jumped in November by the largest amount in four months. The increase was driven by higher petroleum prices and was not viewed as a sign of any newfound strength in manufacturing.

January 18, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | National


IRS updates rules protecting info taxpayers give preparers

WASHINGTON (AP) - Tax preparers will have to make the fine print a little less fine and obtain customer consent for offshore work under new Internal Revenue Service rules aimed at giving taxpayers greater control over private information.

January 18, 2008 | By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press Writer | National


Northcentral Pennsylvania congressman announces retirement

WASHINGTON (AP) - Rep. John Peterson, a vocal opponent of interstate tolling and leading congressional advocate for rural America, announced his retirement on Thursday.

January 18, 2008 | By KIMBERLY HEFLING Associated Press Writer | National


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SEC seeks offensive balance

The gaudy rushing, passing and receiving statistics being put up in the Southeastern Conference have grabbed headlines, but offensive balance is what leads to SEC titles.

October 01, 2014 | By GARY B. GRAVES AP Sports Writer | Sports


Man convicted of murder in killing over loud music

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A jury convicted a Florida man on Wednesday of first-degree murder in his retrial for killing a teenager after an argument over loud music.

October 01, 2014 | By DEREK KINNER Associated Press | Local


Deer lands in SUV's passenger seat in Statesboro

A 10-point buck struck by a car Wednesday morning on Westside Road crashed through the windshield of a second vehicle, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

October 01, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Patient told Texas hospital he was from Liberia

DALLAS - The first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States told health care workers on his initial hospital visit that he had recently been in an area affected by the deadly disease, but that information was not widely shared, a hospital official said Wednesday.

October 01, 2014 | By DAVID WARREN and LAURAN NEERGARD Associated Press | Nation


Q&A: What are students in Colorado protesting?

DENVER - A fight in Colorado over how United States history is taught has pitted the new conservative majority on a suburban Denver school board against students and teachers who accuse the board of censorship.

October 01, 2014 | By COLLEEN SLEVIN Associated Press | Nation


Diseases making comeback as parents shun vaccinations

Whooping cough, measles and other preventable illnesses are making a comeback, thanks to an anti-vaccine movement whose members might surprise you.

October 01, 2014 | By LOIS M. COLLINS Deseret News National | Hot topics




Horford playing it safe during training camp

ATHENS - Al Horford stood on the sideline during the first day of training camp Tuesday, tugging anxiously at his No. 15 jersey while his teammates went through a five-on-five drill.

September 30, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bulldogs expect boost from added WR depth

ATHENS - Help is on the way for Hutson Mason and Georgia's struggling passing game.

September 30, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | UGA


Jackets serving up more wins on volleyball court

BROOKLET - As volleyball's regular season enters its home stretch, Southeast Bulloch is looking to prove that last year's postseason run was no fluke.

September 30, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Tech back to work

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson doesn't think his team is too excited about its successful start.

September 30, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Georgia Tech


Devils hosting fundraiser scramble

The Statesboro High golf team has sent its boys squad to the state finals in each of the last two seasons.

September 30, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


4th filmmaker charged in Allman movie train crash

SAVANNAH - A fourth filmmaker has been charged with crimes stemming from a train collision in southeast Georgia that killed a crew member during shooting of a biographical movie about singer Gregg Allman.

September 30, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


South Georgia Center for Cancer Care hosts free Cancer Survivor Day celebration

South Georgia Center for Cancer Care will host its free Cancer Survivor Day celebration on Friday from 4:30-8 p.m. at The Hall by 40 East Grill on 19B S. Vine St.

September 30, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch County robbery suspect arrested in Florida

A Statesboro man has been arrested in connection with the July 8 robbery of a truck stop, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

September 30, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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