NEW YORK - The worsening recession, coupled with a seasonal surge of house fires, has depleted the resources of many American Red Cross chapters as they struggle to meet rising demands at a time of dwindling donations.
Red Cross staff have been laid off in San Diego and Long Beach, California; in western Oregon; Minnesota's Twin Cities, Tampa, Florida, and elsewhere. Office hours have been cut back, salaries trimmed, training programs scrapped.
ATLANTA - Inside the B-17 bomber, five miles high over Germany in 1944, the temperature fell to 50 degrees below zero. Lt. Jonathan Swift, U.S. Air Force, wore thick gloves to keep his hands from getting stuck to his bombardier's sight like a kid's tongue on a flagpole.
WASHINGTON - America is bringing shock and awe to the home front, using dollars instead of bombs.
It's the military doctrine of lightning force - fast and brute, or as brute as the shaken country can manage - applied to the campaign for economic recovery.
BUFFALO, New York - The crew of the commuter plane that crashed into a suburban Buffalo, New York, house, killing all 49 people aboard and one person on the ground, noticed significant ice buildup on the wings and windshield just before the aircraft began pitching and rolling violently, investigators said Friday.
Officials stopped short of saying the ice buildup caused Thursday night's crash and stressed that nothing has been ruled out. But ice on the wings can interfere catastrophically with an aircraft's handling and has been blamed for a number of major air disasters over the years.
ATLANTA - Georgia is expected to get $5.9 billion for transportation, health care and other programs from the massive economic stimulus package headed for President Barack Obama's desk.
The $787 billion economic stimulus package passed by Congress Friday night includes a $1.7 billion infusion for Medicaid, $1.2 billion for education and another $1 billion to build and repair highways and bridges in Georgia, according to the Federal Funds Information for States.
WASHINGTON - In a major victory for President Barack Obama, Democrats muscled a huge, $787 billion stimulus bill through Congress late Friday night in hopes of combating the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. Republican opposition was nearly unanimous.
A special baseball preview edition of 'The Eagles Nest' will be available next Wednesday, and we will return to our regular Friday posting the following week.
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Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Thursday, February 12, 2008
WASHINGTON - Nearly 5 million Americans continued to draw jobless benefits late last month, and new requests again exceeded 600,000 as companies lay off scores of workers amid a deepening recession.
In slightly better economic news, retail sales rose unexpectedly in January, reversing six months of decline and following a dismal holiday season. But analysts said the jump was unlikely to last, partly because of the weak job market.
WASHINGTON - Don't just talk to your toddler - gesture, too. Pointing, waving bye-bye and other natural gestures seem to boost a budding vocabulary.
Scientists found those tots who could convey more meaning with gestures at age 14 months went on to have a richer vocabulary as they prepared to start kindergarten. And intriguingly, whether a family is poor or middle class plays a role, the researchers report Friday.
Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Wednesday, February 11, 2008
On Friday, area residents can "Eat Fresh" and support United Way's Subway Challenge at each of the six restaurant locations in Statesboro and Brooklet.
NEW ORLEANS - Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant had plenty to say at their first All-Star appearance.
ATLANTA - Licensed gun owners could carry concealed handguns on public college campuses under legislation that began advancing Thursday in the Georgia House despite the Republican ...
In news this week related to the merger of Armstrong State University with Georgia Southern University, an interim president has been appointed to lead Armstrong ...
Elizabeth Ann Lanier Aspinwall
Even after ending their regular season on a nine-game winning streak, it was the postseason that fouled up Portal's year as a whole.
Just as they had in the regular season, the Bulloch Academy boys made easy work of Trinity Dublin by a 73-60 score in the region ...
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Critics of President Donald Trump saw in his Thursday news conference a combative, thin-skinned chief executive who continues to blame the media ...
WASHINGTON - A smart trap for mosquitoes? A new high-tech version is promising to catch the bloodsuckers while letting friendlier insects escape - and even record the ...
Elizabeth Ann Lanier Aspinwall
The Georgia Southern baseball squad was one of a handful of Eagle teams to see a bump in production in their second season competing in ...
The first signal that Adam Silver was more enlightened than the average commissioner came just months into his reign when he broke ranks with other ...
LONDON - The degenerative damage potentially caused by repeated blows to the head in soccer has been highlighted by a rare study of brains of a ...
A strong-arm robbery suspect faces charges after reportedly assaulting another man on Hill Street on Monday.
The Bulloch County schools posted job notices this week seeking principals for Southeast Bulloch High School, Mill Creek Elementary School and Portal Elementary School.
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