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With fanfare, Iraqi government reopens landmark street largely barricaded since US invasion

BAGHDAD - The smell of grilled fish and the sound of children's laughter provided moments of joy for many Iraqis Saturday as the government reopened Abu Nawas Street, a famous riverside promenade that has been largely barricaded from the public since the U.S.-led invasion.

December 11, 2007 | By BUSHRA JUHI Associated Press Writer | Nation


Astrograph 11/17

Friends and acquaintances who have been helpful to you in the past are likely to continue to be the very ones who offer the greatest support to your efforts in the year ahead. Do all that you can to protect and nurture these relationships.

December 11, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Museum exhibit reunites veterans of war and baseball

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Lou Brissie and Morrie Martin shared much more than a uniform when their baseball careers briefly intersected in 1951 as teammates with the Philadelphia Athletics.

December 11, 2007 | By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Popularity of Web auctions helps fuel growth in live auction industry

WAYNESBURG, Pa. (AP) - His chanting is rhythmic and rapid, a staccato string of numbers that quickly grows hypnotic as auctioneer Kevin Teets scans the audience, eyes darting between buyers on opposite sides of the room.

December 11, 2007 | By VICKI SMITH Associated Press Writer | Nation


Abuse risk seen higher as more kids live without two biological parents

NEW YORK - Six-year-old Oscar Jimenez Jr. was beaten to death in California, then buried under fertilizer and cement. Two-year-old Devon Shackleford was drowned in an Arizona swimming pool. Jayden Cangro, also 2, died after being thrown across a room in Utah.

December 11, 2007 | By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer | Nation


Lady Gators win tournament title

A tough backcourt trap and an intense pressure defense enabled the Bulloch Academy Lady Gators to hold Thomas Jefferson Academy scoreless in the first half and roll to a 50-18 victory to win the championship game of the second annual Lady Gator Invitational basketball tournament Monday.

December 11, 2007 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


Saudi Islamic school defends self against ’Terror High’ label

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Its most virulent critics have dubbed it ''Terror High'' and 12 U.S. senators and a federal commission want to shut it down.

December 11, 2007 | By MATTHEW BARAKAT Associated Press Writer | Nation


Henry Clay, Horticulturist

Ground covers can have a tremendous impact on the landscape both functionally and aesthetically.

December 11, 2007 | By HENRY CLAY | Lifestyles Columnists


Police Report - November 21

(Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.)

December 11, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Nation


Panda super couple at San Diego Zoo is super fertile; newest cub to be named Monday

SAN DIEGO - Giving each other space may not work in every relationship, but it's what keeps the magic alive for the very fertile giant panda pair at the San Diego Zoo.

December 11, 2007 | By ALLISON HOFFMAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Local Roundup: SHS Lady Devils improve to 3-0

The Statesboro Lady Blue Devils improved to 3-0 with a 50-35 win over McIntosh County Academy Tuesday on Day Two of the Ladies Night Out Tournament at SHS.

December 11, 2007 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Police Report - November 19

Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.

December 11, 2007 | | Crime Report


Attorney: Woman who got HIV, hepatitis from transplant wasn’t told that organ donor was a risk

CHICAGO - A woman in her 30s who is one of the four organ transplant patients infected with HIV and hepatitis was not told that the infected donor was high risk, and had previously rejected another donor ''because of his lifestyle,'' her attorney said.

December 11, 2007 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Nation


GSU winning streak moves to four

GREENVILLE, S.C. - Down by three with 6:22 remaining in the game, the Georgia Southern men's basketball team held Furman without a point for a 5:20 stretch to defeat Furman 68-63 Friday night at Timmons Arena.

December 11, 2007 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Police Report - November 17

(Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.)

December 11, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


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Europe leads 10-6, closes in on another Ryder Cup

GLENEAGLES, Scotland - Justin Rose swept that magical putter into the air before his ball even reached the hole, and he punched his right fist when it dropped for a birdie. Just like at Medinah, the final match in the Ryder Cup on Saturday gave Europe another big boost of momentum going into the last round.

September 27, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Upton brothers go yard in win

PHILADELPHIA - Brothers B.J. and Justin Upton each homered and the Atlanta Braves held on for a 4-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday night.

September 27, 2014 | By AARON BRACY Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Kurt Busch has Sprint Chase hopes on line in 500th start

DOVER, Del. - Kurt Busch looked around and saw NASCAR's biggest stars crowding his car. Dale Earnhardt, Bobby Labonte, Dale Jarrett all zooming past Busch and giving the rookie driver a reality check - his racing heroes from TV were now his toughest competitors on the track.

September 27, 2014 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Falcons unleashing Julio Jones

FLOWERY BRANCH - These days, the game looks so much slower to Julio Jones.

September 27, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Woman, 75, dies after church van is struck in Bulloch County

An elderly woman was killed Friday evening when a man ran a stop sign and crashed into the church van in which she was riding, according to Georgia State Patrol Senior Trooper Brian Scott.

September 27, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Defending champs shut down Bulloch Academy Gators

PERRY - It was a David vs. Goliath storyline Friday night as Bulloch Academy marched into Marvin Arrington Stadium to face The Westfield School.

September 26, 2014 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


Hawks, civil rights leaders vow to work together

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks and city civil rights leaders said Friday's meeting between the team's CEO and the group was "extremely productive."

September 26, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


No. 12 Georgia hoping for smoother test vs. Vols

ATHENS - No. 12 Georgia begins a stretch of seven straight Southeastern Conference games with a team that seemed to take all the steam out of the Bulldogs a year ago.

September 26, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | UGA


Blue Devils upended by Brunswick

Friday night featured the 50th anniversary of Statesboro's 'homeless' 1964 squad finally making its first appearance on Womack Field.

September 26, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Phillies edge Braves, 5-4

PHILADELPHIA - Jonathan Papelbon made his first appearance in Philadelphia since he made a lewd gesture as he left the field, closing out the Phillies' 5-4 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night with a scoreless ninth inning.

September 26, 2014 | By AARON BRACY Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Local Roundup: Screven wins defensive battle

LOUISVILLE - The Screven County Gamecocks were shut out for three quarters, but scored twice in the fourth quarter and escaped with a 12-7 win over Jefferson County in the region opener for both teams.

September 26, 2014 | From staff reports | Prep Sports 360


Europe leads Ryder Cup after first round

GLENEAGLES, Scotland - The start of this Ryder Cup was a lot like how the last one ended.

September 26, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Tony Stewart comforted by support of NASCAR family

DOVER, Del. - Tony Stewart's walk back to his motorhome was halted by a pair of old friends. Two longtime NASCAR participants stopped Stewart not far from his car for a lengthy chat in the Dover garage.

September 26, 2014 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


With rap star Ludacris, Georgia gov. taps unlikely partner

RIVERDALE, Ga. - A campaign event without political chatter seems about as likely as Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal and rapper Ludacris sharing a stage.

September 26, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Sheila Raye Charles, daughter of music icon Ray Charles, to perform in Statesboro

Sheila Raye Charles, daughter of the musical giant and legendary singer and composer Ray Charles, will perform live Saturday at Eastern Heights Baptist Church.

September 26, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


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