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Bridge 1/10

After 43 of the 48 boards in the World Transnational Open Teams final, Bessis, Bessis (father and son) and Multon from France, Fantoni and Nunes from Italy, and Zimmermann from Switzerland led Gromova, Ponomareva, Dubinin and Gromov from Russia, and Balicki and Zmudzinski from Poland by 5 international match points. Board 44 was an echo of 43.

January 25, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Second of 2 inmates who escaped New Jersey jail being flown back after capture in Mexico City

NEW YORK - As a captured New Jersey inmate was being returned from Mexico on Thursday, the Rev. Al Sharpton defended his attempts to get the escapee to surrender and said criticism of him was due to a law enforcement ''turf war.''

January 25, 2008 | By DAVID PORTER Associated Press Writer | National


Weekly jobless claims drop for second straight week due to seasonal factors

WASHINGTON - The number of newly laid off workers filing claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week although the decline was not viewed as evidence of an improving job market.

January 25, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


AP NewsBreak: New rules for driver’s licenses meant to deter terrorists, illegal immigrants

WASHINGTON - Baby boomers and the elderly don't make good terrorists, the government has found, so folks over 50 years old will get extra time to comply with post-Sept. 11 driver's license rules to be announced Friday and take effect in stages over the coming years.

January 25, 2008 | By DEVLIN BARRETT Associated Press Writer | National


Teenagers indicted in shooting at Las Vegas school bus stop that wounded 6

LAS VEGAS - Two teenagers have been indicted on charges including attempted murder in a shooting at a school bus stop that wounded six people.

January 25, 2008 | By KEN RITTER Associated Press Writer | National


Acquaintances: Suspect in hiker case showed an unsettling side

ATLANTA - There were two sides to Gary Michael Hilton, the man accused of kidnapping and then decapitating a 24-year-old hiker in the north Georgia woods.

January 25, 2008 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | National


Waitress says Hilton stopped in restaurant to use phone

ATLANTA - A waitress at a Huddle House in north Georgia says the suspect in the killing of a hiker stopped there just hours before authorities released his photograph.

January 25, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


Consumer group claims insurance companies overcharge for coverage, underpay for damages

WASHINGTON - U.S. insurance companies systematically overcharge customers and underpay consumers' home and auto claims to pad their already-fat bottom lines, a consumer group said Thursday.

January 25, 2008 | By MARCY GORDON AP Business Writer | National


Dear Abby 1/10

DEAR ABBY: I was recently called to come in to work at the grocery story where I am employed because my department manager, "Meg," didn't show up. After I finished the shift, I stopped by Meg's house to check on her. She didn't answer the door. Eventually a neighbor and I were able to enter her home and found her very ill. We called 911, and Meg was taken to the hospital. She's now in the ICU.

January 25, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


FAA plan to reduce flight delays faces political fight over noise; jets wil be re-routed

NEW YORK - For years, jets taking off from Newark Liberty International Airport have performed an act of mercy as they roar south.

January 25, 2008 | By DAVID B. CARUSO Associated Press Writer | National


Tanker truck crashes over guardrail, plummets near Detroit home, explodes; driver killed

DETROIT - A tanker crashed into a guardrail on a highway overpass Thursday, plummeting 30 to 40 feet to the ground where it exploded and caught fire near a home. The cab of the tanker got stuck on the barrier and the driver was killed, police said.

January 25, 2008 | By COREY WILLIAMS Associated Press Writer | National


Ohio governor commutes man’s death sentence; convicted killer prepares for new prison

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Death row inmate John Spirko wanted a pardon or the chance to leave prison and prove his innocence. He got neither, though he did escape execution.

January 25, 2008 | By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press Writer | National


AP interview: U.S. general says once-violent Anbar province ready for Iraqi control

WASHINGTON - Iraq's western province of Anbar, origin of the Sunni Arab insurgency that arose in the early months of U.S. occupation, will be returned to Iraqi control in March, a senior U.S. general said Thursday.

January 25, 2008 | By ROBERT BURNS AP Military Writer | Washington


Schwarzenegger budget would cut education, release inmates to help make up $14 billion deficit

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's budget, released Thursday would close a projected $14 billion gap by giving schools 10 percent less money, releasing 22,000 inmates early and closing dozens of state parks.

January 25, 2008 | By AARON C. DAVIS Associated Press Writer | National


Chairman Bernanke says Fed ready to cut interest rates again as needed

WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke pledged Thursday to slash interest rates yet again to prevent housing and credit problems from plunging the country into a recession.

January 25, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


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Screven stays unbeaten, tops Windsor Forest

SAVANNAH - The Screven County Gamecocks continued in dominating fashion on Thursday, hammering Windsor Forest 36-8 at Memorial Stadium.

September 18, 2014 | From staff reports | Prep Sports 360


Royal & Ancient votes to admit female members

The Royal and Ancient Golf Club at St. Andrews is no longer just for men.

September 18, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Jury won't consider deaths in Ga. salmonella trial

ALBANY - Shirley Mae Almer died a few days before Christmas in 2008 at a Minnesota hospital where the 72-year-old woman was already weak with illness when she was fed peanut butter contaminated with salmonella.

September 18, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Home Depot breach affected 56M debit, credit cards

NEW YORK - Home Depot said that 56 million debit and credit cards are estimated to have been breached in a data theft between April and September at its stores in the U.S. and Canada. That makes it the second-largest breach for a retailer on record.

September 18, 2014 | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO Associated Press | Local


What Nunn, Perdue have to say on rural care crisis

Rural health care - and what to do about it - has emerged as a political issue during this election year.

September 18, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Pittman Park Methodist women’s ministry hosts tea

Pittman Park United Methodist Church women's ministry invites area ladies to join them for tea on Saturday at 1 p.m.

September 18, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Hudson Powell golf tournament set for Oct. 10

The first Dr. Hudson J. Powell Sr. Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament is fast approaching.

September 18, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Man walks away from Bulloch County personal care home

A man who has been missing since Wednesday from a personal care home "walked away voluntarily," and Bulloch County sheriff's investigators say they are seeking to find him for "his own safety."

September 18, 2014 | From staff reports | Local




Braves snap 5 game skid

ATLANTA - Christian Bethancourt had a three-run single to help the Atlanta Braves beat the Washington Nationals 3-1 on Wednesday night and preserve their fading playoff hopes.

September 17, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Falcons, Bucs both eager to get back on field

ATLANTA - The short week came at a good time for the Atlanta Falcons.

September 17, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


SEC West looks like the best

The gap separating the two SEC divisions shows no signs of narrowing.

September 17, 2014 | By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer | Sports


NFL Weekend Picks: Falcons host sinking Bucs

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were supposed to be vastly improved this year. The standings show a big, fat zero in the win column.

September 17, 2014 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Badcock Home Furniture & More Presents: Prep Sports Spotlight

Heading into the season, first-year Bulloch Academy coach Terrance Hennessy made it clear that one of his players would do a lot of the heavy lifting while new starters and younger players adjusted to new schemes and varsity competition.

September 17, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Local Roundup: Samuels, Burke lead BA runners

TWIN CITY - Bulloch Academy freshman Kyle Samuels clocked a 20:26 to win a multi-team cross-country meet on the sandy and shady trails of George L. Smith State Park Monday.

September 17, 2014 | From staff reports | Prep Sports 360


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