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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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Georgia film studio delivers high drama, few results

SAVANNAH - Medient Studios promised to bring 1,000 jobs and a taste of Hollywood glamor to the middlebrow suburbs of Effingham County last summer, when the company broke ground on a $90 million movie-production campus west of Savannah.

September 01, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - 'Bubba San's' latest gig: Real estate sales

Stereotypically in the South, if you hear someone refer to a man as "Bubba," you immediately have visions of "Larry the Cable Guy" and banjo music. Thanks to a new generation of southern Bubbas, that perception is changing.

September 01, 2014 | | Business


Statesboro man in jail after Sunday-morning beating

A 23-year-old Statesboro man is in jail after a violent beating early Sunday morning left a male victim with multiple broken bones and contusions, according to a news release issued Monday by the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

September 01, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


For sale: Century-old cards of Ty Cobb, Cy Young

BIDDEFORD, Maine - A baseball fan took up smoking a century ago and with it acquired another habit: holding onto little cards that bore the faces of baseball's earliest greats.

September 01, 2014 | By DAVID SHARP Associated Press | World


Will traffic deaths rise as states legalize pot?

WASHINGTON - As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths. Researchers who have studied the issue, though, are divided on the question.

September 01, 2014 | By JOAN LOWY Associated Press | World


What men actually fear the most

Thousands of years ago, our cavemen ancestors were responsible for defending their families against cave lions who wanted to eat their wives and children for dinner. Not only that, but our cavemen ancestors also had to hunt day and night with primitive weapons to find enough food in order to keep their wives and children from starvation.

September 01, 2014 | By AARON ANDERSON Deseret News National | Hot topics


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond - Happy kids get old-fashioned parenting

As the old parenting point of view fell out of fashion beginning in the late 1960s, the vernacular that accompanied it all but completely disappeared. Today's parents don't say to their children the sorts of things parents said to children in the 1950s and before, things like "You're acting too big for your britches again, young man."

August 31, 2014 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Rigdon-Hodges

Mr. and Mrs. Craig Rigdon of Statesboro are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Aleta A. Rigdon, to Justin W. Hodges, son of Chuck and Dawn Hodges of Alpharetta.

August 31, 2014 | | Weddings


Dunstan-Newland

Mrs. James Richard Dunstan is pleased to announce the engagement of her daughter, Margaret Durant Dunstan, to Mr. Christopher James Newland, son of Mrs. Joanne Smith Newland.

August 31, 2014 | | Weddings


Mr. & Mrs. Joshua Sutcliff

Edward and Paige Sutcliff of Statesboro are happy to announce the wedding of their son, Joshua Sutcliff, to Autry Gibson, daughter of Cameron and Janice Gibson of Las Cruces, New Mexico.

August 31, 2014 | | Weddings


Consumer Q's: Pear problems and apple inquiries

Question: Is it true I can no longer purchase a 'Bradford' pear tree? Someone told me this at a nursery.

August 31, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Life


13-year-old fashion designer finds success

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - At the age of 9, Isabella Rose Taylor - a painter since she was 3 - took a weeklong sewing class with an eye toward incorporating textiles into her artwork. She quickly discovered a love for fashion design as well, taking the class twice more that summer. Now, at 13, her line is debuting at Nordstrom stores this fall and she's set to hold her first show at New York Fashion Week."

August 31, 2014 | The Associated Press | Life


What does heaven look like? Here are 10 possibilities

Heaven - what does it look like?

August 31, 2014 | By HERB SCRIBNER Deseret News Service | Hot topics


Kathy Bradley - A mimosa in time

What is this? A mimosa tree? Its slender branches are curved in an arc out over the ditch. Its fingerling leaves are dangling over my head. Its barkless trunk is all but hidden among the grapevines and pine trees and scrub oaks. I have walked by this very spot hundreds of times, driven by it thousands of times. How could I have never noticed a mimosa tree?

August 31, 2014 | Kathy Bradley Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Eddins-Bland

Linda and Jack D. Stanley and W. Craig Eddins of Perry, Georgia, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Cathryn Elizabeth Eddins, to Guy W. Bland.

August 31, 2014 | | Weddings


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