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Stocks plunge worldwide amid pessimism over US stimulus plan

LONDON - Stocks fell sharply worldwide Monday following declines on Wall Street last week amid investor pessimism over the U.S. government's stimulus plan to prevent a recession.

February 05, 2008 | By TOBY ANDERSON Associated Press Writer | World


NTSB investigators in Calif. car lots where colliding planes rained down debris, body parts

CORONA, Calif. - Authorities were trying Monday to learn why two small planes collided over a row of businesses, dropping a macabre shower of debris and body parts and killing someone inside an auto dealership when one of the aircraft punctured the roof.

February 05, 2008 | By GREG RISLING Associated Press Writer | National


New York attorney general investigating study-abroad programs at 15 colleges

NEW YORK - Study-abroad programs at 15 colleges and universities, including Harvard and Columbia, are being scrutinized by the New York attorney general's office to ensure that business deals are not cheating students, a top investigator said Monday.

February 05, 2008 | By LARRY NEUMEISTER Associated Press Writer | National


Books-A-Million finalizes plans to come to Statesboro

CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. and Ewing Southeast Realty announced Monday that Books-A-Million will be part of Statesboro Crossing - a 162,000 square-foot shopping center development off the Brannen Street Extension. Construction is underway for an expected fall 2008 opening.

February 05, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Blaze engulfs 16 buildings in Massachusetts, including apartments; 1 injury reported

LAWRENCE, Mass. - A huge blaze started in an empty downtown nightclub early Monday and spread quickly through 16 buildings, destroying homes and businesses and forcing residents to flee in their pajamas into the bitter night.

February 05, 2008 | By KAREN TESTA Associated Press Writer | National


No Child's fallout in New York: Letter grades for NYC schools aggravate parents, educators

NEW YORK - Thanks to heavy parent involvement and high test scores, Public School 321 in Park Slope, a yuppie neighborhood in Brooklyn, is considered a gem of New York City's public school system.

February 05, 2008 | By KAREN MATTHEWS Associated Press Writer | National


AP IMPACT: Long-term health problems haunt some food poisoning

WASHINGTON - It's a dirty little secret of food poisoning: E. coli and certain other foodborne illnesses can sometimes trigger serious health problems months or years after patients survived that initial bout.

February 05, 2008 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD Associated Press Writer | Washington


Mother of killed pregnant Marine says daughter's struggle with truth made her vulnerable

DAYTON, Ohio - A slain Marine's image as a woman who struggled with the truth made her vulnerable and may have triggered events that led to her violent death, her mother says.

February 04, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Analysis: Colleges rely more on part-time profs - but do little to stop the cycle

College students are getting a raw deal, a recent New York report asserted. The problem is they're taking too many classes from part-time, or adjunct, professors.

February 04, 2008 | By JUSTIN POPE Associated Press Writer | National


Castro on ballot as Cuba votes for new parliament

HAVANA - Cubans ratified a slate of parliamentary candidates on Sunday including Fidel Castro, the ailing 81-year-old leader who has not been seen in public for nearly 18 months.

February 04, 2008 | By WILL WEISSERT Associated Press Writer | World


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy

King Solomon, the wisest man who ever lived, wrote, "My son, keep my words and store up my commands within you. Keep my commands and you will live; guard my teachings as the apple of your eye. Bind them on your fingers; write them on the tablet of your heart." (Proverbs 7:1-3) This is similar to the spirit of Psalm 119, the longest chapter in the Bible.

February 04, 2008 | By LARRY SHEEHY | Lifestyles Columnists


Gaza City plunged into darkness by power cut after Israel blocks fuel supplies

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Gaza City was plunged into darkness Sunday after Israel blocked the shipment of fuel that powers its only electrical plant in retaliation for persistent rocket attacks by Gaza militants.

February 04, 2008 | By IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer | World


Ultranationalist leads Serbian presidential vote but runoff expected

BELGRADE, Serbia - An ally of late autocrat Slobodan Milosevic edged ahead of the pro-Western incumbent in Serbia's presidential election Sunday, but failed to win an outright majority, according to independent monitors and partial official results.

February 04, 2008 | By DUSAN STOJANOVIC Associated Press Writer | World


Pakistan pounds militant positions in extremist stronghold near Afghan border

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - The Pakistani military pounded an extremist stronghold Sunday near the Afghan border where a rebel leader blamed for the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto is believed to be hiding, officials and witnesses said.

February 04, 2008 | By CHRIS BRUMMITT Associated Press Writer | World


US says attacks from Iranian armor-piercing bombs down in Iraq; suicide bomb kills 6

BAGHDAD - The U.S. military worried Sunday about "mixed messages" from Iran, listing a dramatic drop in Iranian-made weapons reaching Iraq but no reduction in the training and financing of Shiite militants.

February 04, 2008 | By KIM GAMEL Associated Press Writer | World


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Local Roundup: SEB takes regular season finale

BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets only had one senior to honor on Senior Night, but they went out with a bang anyway, topping Calvary Day 3-2 in the final regular-season game of the year.

October 01, 2014 | From staff reports | Prep Sports 360


Tourney time

Statesboro's softball team is in a bit of an unfamiliar position, but one they're glad to be a part of.

October 01, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Cup Chase reaches contender round

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Drivers have been fretting about the second round of NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship for weeks.

October 01, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


NFL Weekend Picks: QB dilemma for Vikings

You might say the Minnesota Vikings are pondering a quarterbacking dilemma.

October 01, 2014 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


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


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