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Israeli military thrust into Gaza Strip upsets Palestinians on eve of renewed peace talks

KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip - Israeli tanks and bulldozers pushed into the southern Gaza Strip on Tuesday, killing five Islamic militants and trapping hundreds of people in their homes, while another extremist died from an airstrike elsewhere in the territory.

December 26, 2007 | By IBRAHIM BARZAK and AMY TEIBEL Associated Press Writers | World


Ask Dr. Gott 12/12

DEAR DR. GOTT: My 54-year-old sister, who weighs more than 300 pounds, has constant sinus infections. She doesn't have any pets and lives alone in a 5-year-old house full of newspapers, plastic bags and other items she plans to recycle but never gets around to. Her entire house is cluttered several feet deep. I think her chronic sinus infections may be related to this accumulation. She gets upset when anyone offers to help with the recycling and rarely lets anyone take any of it. Could these living conditions be the cause of her sinus trouble? I love her dearly ...

December 26, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Petrino resigns as Falcon coach after 13 games, heads to Arkansas

ATLANTA - Bobby Petrino resigned as Atlanta Falcons coach on Tuesday, having lasted only 13 games with the NFL team. A person within the league told The Associated Press that Petrino quit to return to the college ranks at Arkansas.

December 26, 2007 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Ex-wives of accused killer’s father say Baby Grace case familiar

HOUSTON - When Rita Grofer heard that Royce Clyde Zeigler II was accused of beating his 2-year-old stepdaughter to death because the toddler failed to say ''please,'' and ''yes, sir,'' her blood chilled.

December 26, 2007 | By LIZ AUSTIN PETERSON Associated Press Writer | National


Wife of UK man accused of faking death in insurance scam appeals to ’duped’ sons

HARTLEPOOL, England - A woman accused of taking part in an insurance scam by falsely claiming her husband had died asked her sons to forgive her on Tuesday and to visit her in jail.

December 26, 2007 | By ROB HARRIS Associated Press Writer | World


Eagle Scout Troop #332 celebrates four new members

Statesboro's First United Methodist Church Troop #332 held an Eagle Scout Ceremony for John Manack, Taylor Burke, Taylor Morgan and Blake Thompson on Dec. 9. The ceremony was held in the church's sanctuary and was well attended.

December 26, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Teacher accused of sleeping with student says flight to Mexico was his idea; judge denies bail

OMAHA, Neb. - A former teacher accused of having sex with a 13-year-old student said Monday it was the boy's idea to flee to Mexico and that he told her he would kill her if she left him.

December 26, 2007 | By OSKAR GARCIA Associated Press Writer | National


New study says overall drug use declining among teens, but painkillers remain popular

WASHINGTON - Illicit drug use by teens continued to gradually decline overall this year, but the use of prescription painkillers remains popular among young people, according to a federally financed study released Tuesday at the White House.

December 26, 2007 | By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press Writer | National


FMB AOTW: Raymond a big scorer for SEB

When Tony Raymond starts heating up from outside the three-point line, the rest of the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets step up their game, too.

December 26, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


Bicyclist killed when hit by 18-wheeler on Hwy. 301 South

A Florida man riding a bicycle was killed Monday evening when an 18-wheeler struck him, reports stated.

December 26, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Local


Spy court won’t release documents on warrantless wiretapping program

WASHINGTON - The nation's spy court said Tuesday that it will not release its documents regarding the Bush administration's warrantless wiretapping program.

December 26, 2007 | By MATT APUZZO Associated Press Writer | National


Stocks plunge after Fed cuts rates as expected; policymakers signal further cuts are possible

NEW YORK - Wall Street plunged Tuesday after the Federal Reserve lowered its benchmark interest rate by 0.25 percent, disappointing some investors who hoped the central bank would take more aggressive measures. The Dow Jones industrial average, which had been up about 40 points before the decision, fell 300 points.

December 26, 2007 | By JOE BEL BRUNO AP Business Writer | National


Despite warming ties, North Korean propaganda still lambastes Americans

SEOUL, South Korea - President Bush wrote a personal letter to North Korean leader Kim Jong Il. The North even thanked the U.S. Navy last month for helping it end a high-seas standoff with Somali pirates.

December 26, 2007 | By BURT HERMAN Associated Press Writer | World


Authorities: Mexico’s alleged cannibal killer commits suicide in jail

MEXICO CITY - A murder suspect dubbed ''the cannibal'' was found dead in his prison cell of an apparent suicide Tuesday, two months after police found cooked and seasoned bits of his girlfriend's corpse on a fork and plate in his apartment.

December 26, 2007 | By MARK STEVENSON Associated Press Writer | World


Hayden faces questions on CIA tapes destruction as ex-agent says waterboarding OK’d at the top

WASHINGTON - The CIA's waterboarding of a top al-Qaida figure was approved at the top levels of the U.S. government, a former CIA agent said Tuesday as Congress grilled agency director Gen. Michael Hayden about the destruction of videotapes of terror suspect interrogations.

December 26, 2007 | By PAMELA HESS Associated Press Writer | National


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Blue Devils open season in Paulson

The Statesboro Blue Devils will get their season started in style this evening as they match up with Burke County in an 8 p.m. kickoff to round out the third annual Erk Russell Classic at Georgia Southern's Paulson Stadium.

August 22, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Georgia Southern receivers may just be ready for FBS

On November 23 when Georgia Southern beat Florida, people weren't just talking about the fact that the Gators lost. The story was about how they lost -the Eagles didn't complete a pass.

August 22, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Georgia Southern


New QB, new division, new region for Statesboro High

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

August 22, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthonoy@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Scott, Tringale tied for lead

PARAMUS, N.J. - Now that the majors are over, Adam Scott is going after the only big prize left this year - a shot at the $10 million FedEx Cup title.

August 22, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Harvick wins Bristol pole; 5th of this season

BRISTOL, Tenn. - Kevin Harvick has become the best qualifier in NASCAR's top series, at least for this season.

August 22, 2014 | By HANK KURZ JR AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Hester looking for Falcons to rebound against Titans

ATLANTA - From his vantage point in Chicago, Devin Hester saw the Atlanta Falcons as a consistent playoff contender.

August 22, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


College Football Hall of Fame finds high-tech home

ATLANTA - Visitors to the new College Football Hall of Fame will find 100-year-old artifacts have found a new home in the digital age.

August 22, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


A shoutout to college football's bottom 10

This isn't another column about Florida State or Alabama. They get enough attention.

August 22, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Columnist | Sports


Las Vegas has dominated LLWS heading into rematch

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Things have come easy at the Little League World Series for the team from Las Vegas.

August 22, 2014 | By RUSTY MILLER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Cancer-stricken Cooper leads Dream into playoffs

ATLANTA - Michael Cooper remembers the day well. The sun was shining bright, yet the notorious Atlanta heat wasn't too stifling. The sky was a brilliant blue, speckled with only a few puffy white clouds.

August 22, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Ice bucket challenge may change nonprofit world

NEW YORK - The ice bucket challenge's phenomenal success is making other charitable organizations rethink how they connect with a younger generation of potential donors.

August 22, 2014 | By ALICIA RANCILIO Associated Press | Local


American Ebola doc urges help fighting outbreak

ATLANTA - As one of few Ebola survivors with medical expertise, Dr. Kent Brantly seems keenly aware of the position his painful experience has put him in. He hasn't spoken yet about his plans, but spent much of his first public appearance pleading for help for countries still struggling with the virus.

August 22, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local




Rory struggles to 74 at Barclays

PARAMUS, N.J. - Rory McIlroy took a week to celebrate his blockbuster summer and paid for it in The Barclays with his worst start in two months.

August 21, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Braves' bats stay hot, demolish Reds

CINCINNATI - Justin Upton extended his hitting streak to 12 games with a bases-loaded single during Atlanta's decisive third inning, and the Braves extended their offensive resurgence with an 8-0 victory over the fading Cincinnati Reds on Thursday night.

August 21, 2014 | By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


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