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In 115-degree heat, Iraq’s Shiites take to the streets in a mass pilgrimage

BAGHDAD - Hundreds of thousands of Shiites marched to a gold-domed mosque in harsh heat and sun Thursday in a pilgrimage of devotion to an 8th century saint that also starkly demonstrated their political power.

August 24, 2007 | By LAUREN FRAYER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Retailers report disappointing sales in July as shoppers delay back-to-school shopping

NEW YORK - The back-to-school shopping season had a disappointing start in July as consumers rattled by a weakening housing market and other financial pressures stayed away from stores and malls.

August 24, 2007 | By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO AP Business Writer | Nation


Carrying teacher-astronaut, shuttle Endeavour heads for international space station

HOUSTON - Teacher-astronaut Barbara Morgan was spending her first full day in space Thursday helping her fellow crew members inspect the shuttle Endeavour for damage as they zoomed toward the international space station.

August 24, 2007 | By LIZ AUSTIN PETERSON Associated Press Writer | Nation


Mortgage rates on 30-year, fixed-rate loans at lowest level since early June

WASHINGTON - Rates on 30-year mortgages sank this week to their lowest point in two months, a dose of good news for people thinking about buying a home.

August 24, 2007 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Nation


Monsoon floods death toll reaches 513 in South Asia as relief workers reach inundated villages

NEW DELHI - Relief workers reaching flooded villages in northern India reported new deaths Thursday from two weeks of monsoon rains, pushing the toll in South Asia to more than 500. In Bangladesh, villagers waded through chin-deep water, with one man carrying a monkey to safety on his head.

August 24, 2007 | By MUNEEZA NAQVI Associated Press Writer | Nation


Dear Abby 8/9

DEAR ABBY: Fourteen years ago, when my daughter was 4, my older sister, "Jennifer," was visiting. She was conversing with people at my dinner table, and my 4-year-old daughter was seated next to her. Jennifer was swearing and using vulgar language. (When I was younger, we could never even say "jeez" in front of Jennifer's children.)

August 23, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Bush: Wall Street will make a ‘soft landing’ from recent turbulence

WASHINGTON - President Bush struck a reassuring tone Wednesday about recent turbulence on Wall Street, saying he believes the markets will work their way through the turmoil safely and achieve a ''soft landing.''

August 23, 2007 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Nation


Bridge 8/9

Instructive points arise with high frequency at bridge tables around the world. It is just that sometimes these points are easier to see in carefully constructed deals.

August 23, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Lawyer: DNA test proves Rock's not dad

SAVANNAH - A lawyer for Chris Rock said Monday that a court-ordered DNA test proved Rock is not the father of a 13-year-old boy whose mother tried to sue the comedian for paternity earlier this year.

August 23, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


Astrograph 8/9

The year ahead might not be measured in ordinary terms. A number of fortunate occurrences could be in the offing that will be responsible for opening new doors to good things that are happening - with you in the middle.

August 23, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 8/9

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a 72-year-old male and have just noticed the beginnings of varicose veins on both sides of my right leg below the knee. Is there anything that can be done to halt (or even reverse) their progress and spread? And will varicose veins contribute to or cause other health problems, such as high blood pressure, poor circulation, etc.?

August 23, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Utah mine executive says rescue operations within about 1,000 feet of 6 trapped in mine

HUNTINGTON, Utah - Crews hoping to get food and air to six coal miners drilled to within about 1,000 feet of the trapped men Wednesday, and hoped to reach them in two days, one of the mine's owners said.

August 23, 2007 | By PAUL FOY Associated Press Writer | Nation


Space shuttle Endeavour fueled and ready for evening launch with teacher-astronaut aboard

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - With good weather forecast for launch time, NASA fueled space shuttle Endeavour in preparation for a Wednesday evening liftoff and the climax of a two-decade wait for teacher-turned-astronaut Barbara Morgan.

August 23, 2007 | By RASHA MADKOUR Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bush to propose tens of millions of dollars in anti-drug aid for Mexico, congressman says

WASHINGTON - President Bush will propose tens of millions of dollars in assistance to Mexico to fight drug trafficking and violence that has ravaged the country and threatens to spill over into the U.S., a Texas congressman said Wednesday.

August 23, 2007 | By SUZANNE GAMBOA Associated Press Writer | Nation


African fossils paint messy picture of human evolution; who was our ancestor’s ancestor?

WASHINGTON - Surprising fossils dug up in Africa are creating messy kinks in the iconic straight line of human evolution with its knuckle-dragging ape and briefcase-carrying man.

August 23, 2007 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | Nation


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Twin City Historic District listed on National Register

The Twin City Historic District was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on Feb. 8.

March 30, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Life


Kathy Bradley - A parade and a pyramid

Jackson is almost 4 - that age at which he understands his separateness from other people but does not yet understand the separateness of his emotions. His will is clear and distinct, but his heart is still one with the world. Whatever is happening to him, be it highest joy or deepest sorrow, is happening to the world. That thing - the filter, the wall, the individuation of identity that will eventually teach him that this is not so, that his feelings are uniquely his and that not everyone can be trusted with them - has yet to take hold.

March 30, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy - The value of listening to God is immeasurable

"He who has ears to hear, let him hear." - Jesus, Matthew 11:15

March 30, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Nesmith-Mathis

Mr. and Mrs. Mickey Nesmith of Statesboro, Ga., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Cindell Samantha Nesmith of Statesboro, to Matthew Walker Mathis, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Mathis of Statesboro.

March 30, 2014 | | Weddings


Seabed of jet hunt zone mostly flat with 1 trench

WELLINGTON, New Zealand - Two miles under the sea where satellites and planes are looking for debris from the missing Malaysian jet, the ocean floor is cold, dark, covered in a squishy muck of dead plankton and - in a potential break for the search - mostly flat. The troubling exception is a steep, rocky drop ending in a deep trench.

March 30, 2014 | By JUSTIN PRITCHARD & NICK PERRY Associated Press | World


Schools increasingly check students for obesity

CHULA VISTA, Calif. - The Chula Vista school district not only measures the academic progress of Marina Beltran's second-grader, it also measures her son's body fat.

March 30, 2014 | By JULIE WATSON Associated Press | World


No. 1 Gators put Cinderella to bed

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - First yet again this season, the Florida Gators want more. Much more.

March 29, 2014 | By TERESA M. WALKER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Johnson appreciates Hendrick links to Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Jimmie Johnson doesn't dwell on the negatives when he thinks about himself or his Hendrick Motorsports team when it comes to Martinsville Speedway, and that's more than understandable. He has won eight times at the track in 24 career starts.

March 29, 2014 | By HANK KURZ Jr. AP Sports Writer | NASCAR - AP


Braves ready to defend NL East

ATLANTA - For the Atlanta Braves, spring training turned into a matter of survival.

March 29, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Eagles even up series at Davidson

DAVIDSON, N.C. - Josh Wirsu tossed a season-high seven innings and struck out a team-best 13 batters as the Georgia Southern Eagles evened the three-game series with a 7-5 win over the Davidson Wildcats at Wilson Field on Saturday.

March 29, 2014 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Bulloch sweeps home meet

God must be a track and field fan.

March 29, 2014 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


Eagles get offensive

When first-year Georgia Southern offensive coordinator Doug Ruse talks about his football philosophy, it's easy to imagine the words coming from the lips of Jeff Monken, Paul Johnson, even Erk Russell.

March 29, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Georgia Southern


Bulloch schools CRCT testing set to begin Monday

Bulloch County Schools students in third through eighth grade will take the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests beginning Monday and ending April 9.

March 29, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bulloch HR managers struggle to fill technical jobs

Human resources pros at major Bulloch County employers, including Georgia Southern University as well as industries such as Viracon, report difficulty finding qualified people for mechanical and technical jobs and certain other specialized work.

March 29, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


With iPhone, pope starts new era with Pentecostals

The video, recorded on an iPhone, lasts less than eight minutes. The message is simple: We're brothers despite our differences.

March 29, 2014 | By RACHEL ZOLL Associated Press | World


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