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Tech starts strong, ends weak

ATLANTA - Once again, Georgia Tech found a way to start the season strong, then come to a disappointing finish.

January 18, 2007 | By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. Associated Press Writer | Sports


Ask Dr. Gott 1/4

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am writing about your recent response about "concierge doctoring." In your response, you suggested that limiting the number of patients seen and charging those patients a fixed fee is driven by the desire of some doctors for greater reimbursement to compensate them for interference in their profession.

January 18, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Strong finish has Richt hopeful

Georgia got a chance to see how the other half lives. Now, after knocking off three straight ranked teams to end the season, coach Mark Richt believes the Bulldogs are positioned to make another championship run in 2007.

January 18, 2007 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Unusually warm winter in the Midwest and the East makes for some strange sights

CHICAGO - Crocuses are pushing out of the ground in New Jersey. Ice fishing tournaments in Minnesota are being canceled for lack of ice. And golfers are hitting the links in Chicago in January.

January 18, 2007 | By TARA BURGHART Associated Press Writer | Nation


President Ford laid to rest in his hometown of Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Gerald R. Ford was remembered Wednesday as a man not afraid to laugh, make tough decisions or listen to the advice of his independent wife in eulogies delivered during a funeral at the church the couple attended for six decades.

January 18, 2007 | By KATHY BARKS HOFFMAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Democrats pledge action on ethics, Iraq war on eve of taking control of Congress

WASHINGTON - Congressional Democrats stepped hungrily to the brink of power on Wednesday, promising immediate action to limit the influence of lobbyists and constant prodding of the Bush administration to bring U.S. troops home from Iraq.

January 18, 2007 | By DAVID ESPO Associated Press Writer | Nation


Athlete of the Week

Eric Ferguson

January 18, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


Nation honors Ford under soaring arches of cathedral

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The nation remembered Gerald R. Ford on Tuesday for what he didn't have - pretensions, a scheming agenda, a great golf game - as much as for the small-town authenticity he brought to the presidency.

January 18, 2007 | By CALVIN WOODWARD Associated Press Writer | Nation


Odds & Ends

Ultimate Couch Potato Contest - every guy's dream?

January 17, 2007 | The Associated Press | Coffee Break


Bridge 1/3

George Orwell wrote, "The quickest way of ending a war is to lose it." At the bridge table, declarers who are about to go down play more and more slowly, delaying the evil moment when they will lose the war by conceding the setting trick.

January 17, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


U.S. death toll reaches 3,000

WASHINGTON (AP) - American deaths in the Iraq war reached the sobering milestone of 3,000 on Sunday even as the Bush administration sought to overhaul its strategy for an unpopular conflict that shows little sign of abating.

January 17, 2007 | BY PAULINE JELINEK Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bridge 0102

Lawrence Bixby claimed: "Each handicap is like a hurdle in a steeplechase, and when you ride up to it, if you throw your heart over, the horse will go along, too."

January 17, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER Newspaper Enterprise Association | Coffee Break


Dr. Gott 0102

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a long-time reader and believer in your column.

January 17, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT Newspaper Enterprise Association | Coffee Break


Housing slump expected to weigh on economy in 2007

WASHINGTON (AP) - The slowdown that hit the U.S. economy will persist into 2007 as the once red-hot housing market continues to suffer through a serious correction, analysts say.

January 17, 2007 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Nation


Abby 0102

DEAR ABBY: I am writing in response to the Nov. 20 letter from the computer-illiterate parents whose sons, 12 and 13, are spending hours "locked in their room" with their computer.

January 17, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


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Lanier Anniversary

Johnny "Boss" and Janice Lanier celebrated their 50th anniversary on March 11, 2014. The high school sweethearts were married at Friendship Baptist Church by Pastor Bob Helton on March 11, 1964. They celebrated their honeymoon in Cherokee, N.C. They have three children: Layna Lanier Mendlinger and her husband, Josh, of Alpharetta, Ga.; Joey Lanier of Twin City, Ga.; and Jana Lanier Dominy and her husband, David, of Metter, Ga. They have seven grandchildren: Lauren Brooke Lanier, Molly Ellis Manley, Ashton Elizabeth Lanier, Henry Jacob Manley, Noah Norman Mendlinger, John Hunter Lanier and Cooper Aiden Lanier Mendlinger.

March 28, 2014 | | Weddings


Swing into Spring canceled

Swing into Spring has been canceled because of inclement weather, according to the Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department.

March 28, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Altrusa Statesboro donates books to children in need

In just four years, the Altrusa Statesboro has distributed 12,000 books to local children who often have no access to books at home.

March 28, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Funk to play soccer at SCAD

Statesboro goalkeeper Drew Funk, center, is joined by parents Mike and Lisa as he signs a letter of intent to play soccer for the Savannah College of Art and Design.

March 28, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


Taco Bell's ads star real-life Ronald McDonalds

NEW YORK - Taco Bell is name-dropping an unlikely clown to promote its new breakfast menu - Ronald McDonald.

March 28, 2014 | By CANDACE CHOI Associated Press | World


Pistorius trial delayed over legal aide illness

PRETORIA, South Africa - The murder trial of Oscar Pistorius has been delayed until April 7 because one of the legal experts who will assist the judge in reaching a verdict is sick, abruptly ending expectations Friday that the double-amputee athlete was about to testify on his fatal shooting of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

March 28, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and GERALD IMRAY Associated Press | World


Congress backs bill to help cash-strapped Ukraine

WASHINGTON - Congress is close to sending President Barack Obama a bill to give $1 billion in loan guarantees to cash-strapped Ukraine and provide the administration broad authority to levy more sanctions on Russia for its annexation of Crimea.

March 28, 2014 | By DEB RIECHMANN and DONNA CASSATA Associated Press | World




NFL evaluates the Eagles at Pro Day

Georgia Southern's pro day used have a player, maybe two, and a handful of NFL scouts.

March 27, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Georgia Southern


SCD tops Lady Devils

A non-region game against a stellar Savannah Country Day squad proved to be too tall an order for the Statesboro girls soccer team as they dropped a 5-1 decision Thursday night at Womack Field.

March 27, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


College athlete union ruling raises plenty of questions

CHICAGO - Vince Dooley is sure relieved he's not running an athletic program these days.

March 27, 2014 | By MICHAEL TARM and PAUL NEWBERRY Associated Press | Sports


NCAA tournament roundup: Dayton still alive; Wisconsin cruises to Elite 8

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Jordan Sibert scored 18 points, Kendall Pollard added a season-high 12 and Dayton rolled past Stanford 82-72 on Thursday to make the NCAA tournament's Elite Eight for the first time since 1984.

March 27, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Local Roundup: SHS hosts 3-team tourney

The Statesboro Blue Devils played host to Effingham County and South Effingham in a golf tournament on Thursday at Forest Heights Country Club, with the Lady Devils placing first and the boys finishing second.

March 27, 2014 | From staff reports | Prep Sports 360


Harang hit hard in Braves debut

LAKELAND, Fla. - Aaron Harang made his Atlanta Braves debut, allowing six runs, including a long homer to Miguel Cabrera, while pitching into the sixth inning of a 9-3 loss to the Detroit Tigers on Thursday.

March 27, 2014 | By JEFF BERLINICKE Associated Press | Atlanta Braves - AP


Phil Mickelson shoots 77 in Texas Open

SAN ANTONIO - Long after the fog cleared at TPC San Antonio, Phil Mickelson remained shrouded in an increasingly alarming funk with the Masters two weeks away.

March 27, 2014 | By TIM PRICE Associated Press | Sports


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