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Appearing for first time in 3 years, bin Laden slams global capitalism in new video

CAIRO, Egypt - The new video message from Osama bin Laden appeared on militant Islamist Web sites Saturday, a day after it was released by a U.S.-based terrorist monitoring organization.

September 23, 2007 | By LEE KEATH Associated Press Writer | Nation


Gabrielle expected to slosh across North Carolina’s Outer Banks with heavy rain

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Subtropical Storm Gabrielle moved toward the East Coast, where a tropical storm warning was in effect for North Carolina's shoreline early Saturday.

September 23, 2007 | By BRUCE SMITH Associated Press Writer | Nation


Survivors describe being caught at sea, blown to neighboring country during Category-5 Felix

EDITOR'S NOTE - Associated Press Writer Olga R. Rodriguez is in the Nicaraguan coastal town of Puerto Cabezas, where villagers and lobstermen caught in Felix's grip described at length for the first time how they survived days in the violent, debris-strewn sea, even being blown into a neighboring country.

September 23, 2007 | By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ Associated Press Writer | Nation


Few signs of hope as search for missing multimillionaire aviator continues in Nevada

MINDEN, Nev. - In their quest to find missing aviator Steve Fossett, searchers have come across uncharted plane crashes six times. But none of the wrecks shed light on what may have happened to the multimillionaire.

September 23, 2007 | By TOM GARDNER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bust of Erk to be unveiled Saturday

In a ceremony Thursday afternoon, community members presented Georgia Southern University with a bronze bust cast in the likeness of legendary coach Erskine "Erk" Russell. Longtime friends of Coach Russell dedicated the bust with comments on his extraordinary coaching career and personal attributes. Russell, who coached the Eagles to three national championships, including a perfect 15-0 season in 1989, was the key figure in reviving a sport that had been discontinued on campus during World War II. Russell passed away last September at the age of 80.

September 23, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Georgia Southern


Hughes-Owens

Carol Hughes of Camden, Del., announces the engagement of her daughter, Dwana L. Hughes of Statesboro, to Berma Owens Jr., son of Laney Owens and Berma Owens Sr.

September 22, 2007 | | Wedding Planner


Astrograph 9/8

Happy times and potentially rewarding alliances are indicated in the year ahead, especially if you dwell in a spiritual search to learn how you relate to others. Opportunities for bettering your world will come of it.

September 22, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 9/8

DEAR DR. GOTT: I visit France every so often since my son and his family have lived there for over 10 years. I noticed some things about medical care in France. First of all, when my daughter-in-law calls her children's pediatrician (a first class one, I may add), he answers the phone and gives her advice. He doesn't have a nurse or secretary do it.

September 22, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 9/8

DEAR ABBY: While I was visiting, my best friend's live-in companion stole some money out of my purse. I told my friend, and she confronted him in my presence. He lied about it and denied it. Because I had stopped at the store on the way over there, I knew exactly how much cash was in my purse and where it was located. The circumstances left no room for doubt. I was heartbroken, as was she.

September 22, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Government looking for clues in bin Laden message to mark sixth Sept. 11 anniversary

WASHINGTON - The U.S. government has obtained a new video of Osama bin Laden marking the sixth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks and is analyzing it, a counterterror official said Friday.

September 22, 2007 | By LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Undaunted rescuers find 76-year-old woman missing 2 weeks in rugged Oregon mountains

BAKER CITY, Ore. - Two weeks after Doris Anderson disappeared while hunting with her husband, the 76-year-old lay next to a creek surrounded by thick brush, alone and with no food or supplies.

September 22, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Mother of missing British girl to be named as suspect in disappearance

PORTIMAO, Portugal - The mother of a British girl whose disappearance sparked an international search is considered a suspect in the case, friends and family said Friday. The girl's aunt said police suggested 4-year-old Madeleine McCann might have been killed accidentally.

September 22, 2007 | By IAIN SULLIVAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Employers cut payrolls by 4,000 in August, the first drop in US jobs in 4 years

WASHINGTON - Employers sliced payrolls by 4,000 jobs in August, the first such decline in four years and a stark sign that a painful credit crunch that has unnerved Wall Street is putting a strain on the national economy.

September 22, 2007 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Nation


U.S. military reports 7 troops killed in 2 attacks; British soldier dies

BAGHDAD - Four U.S. Marines were killed in fighting in Anbar province, and three soldiers were killed by a roadside bomb in northern Iraq, the military said Friday.

September 22, 2007 | By BUSHRA JUHI Associated Press Writer | Nation


Futuristic boat in NY harbor offers new approach to marine study

NEW YORK - Pity the fisherman or sailor who staggers on deck in the morning and through bleary eyes sees a 100-foot-long water spider coming at him, buzzing ominously.

September 22, 2007 | By RICHARD PYLE Associated Press Writer | Nation


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Jeff Gordon races to first win at Michigan since 2001

BROOKLYN, Mich. - It had been 13 years since Jeff Gordon's last victory at Michigan - which came during the same season as his most recent championship on NASCAR's top series.

August 18, 2014 | By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Upton's 2-run HR helps Braves top Lester, A's 4-3

ATLANTA - Mike Minor needed a reason to believe he could work his way back to his 2013 form.

August 18, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Georgia Southern to host award-winning filmmaker for Hispanic Heritage Month

Georgia Southern University will host Adriana Bosch, an award-winning series producer and filmmaker, as this year's Hispanic Heritage Month guest speaker.

August 18, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Ice Bucket Challenge sweeping the nation

If you are on social media, you have probably seen friends, politicians, athletes or celebrities recently dump a bucket of ice water over their head. This chilly "challenge" they are doing is the Striking Out ALS: Ice Bucket Challenge, and it is taking over the social media world. The task is a campaign to raise money and awareness for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also referred to as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease.

August 18, 2014 | By LINDSEY PETERSON Deseret News National | Hot topics


Iraq says it seizes Mosul Dam; militants deny it

BAGHDAD - Boosted by two days of U.S. airstrikes, Iraqi and Kurdish forces on Monday wrested back control of the country's largest dam from Islamic militants, a military spokesman in Baghdad said, as fighting was reported to be underway for the rest of the strategic complex.

August 18, 2014 | By SINAN SALAHEDDIN and VIVIAN SALAMA Associated Press | World


Bourbon production reaches high point since '70s

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - In a business where patience is part of the process, Kentucky bourbon makers are making a big bet by stashing away their largest stockpiles in more than a generation.

August 18, 2014 | By BRUCE SCHREINER Associated Press | World


Sparks-Dowdy

Sara Ashley Sparks of Aiken, South Carolina, became the bride of James Daniel Dowdy of Greensboro, Georgia, during a 5 p.m. ceremony held on Saturday, August 16, 2014, at the St. John's United Methodist Church in Aiken. The Rev. Donnie Bates officiated.

August 17, 2014 | | Weddings


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond - Parent Anxiety: the root of potty problems

On one of my websites I, along with a team of certified parent coaches, answer questions submitted by parents. In the last two days, 67 percent of the questions have concerned toilet training. A 3-year-old is afraid of the potty. A 26-month-old will only use the potty independently if he's not wearing clothes. A 23-month-old seems oblivious to mom's expectations. And so on.

August 17, 2014 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Moore Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Dennis and Kathy Moore of Statesboro celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, August 15, in Register. The couple was married on August 15, 1964, at the Statesboro Primitive Baptist Church. They have three children, Amy Moore Bettinger, Lisa Moore Judy and Dennis F. Moore III, all of Register; and six grandchildren. Mr. and Mrs. Moore are lifetime residents of Bulloch County and are graduates of Statesboro High School. They are both retired and enjoy spending time with their grandchildren.

August 17, 2014 | | Weddings


Bring your family closer with the power of interior decorating

Gina Tentzeras and her husband Chris sit beside each other on the couch, facing twin TV sets on the credenza, their young son between them playing a puzzle game on his iPad. They've outfitted this family space in their Fort Lauderdale, Florida, home for a togetherness they enjoy passionately: video games.

August 17, 2014 | Deseret News | Life


Floyd-Lee

Jon and Connie Floyd and Michael and Lisa Strickland of Brooklet are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Bailey Ann Floyd, to John Jacob "J.J." Lee, son of Terry and Mary Lee of the Middleground Community.

August 17, 2014 | | Weddings


They're Back - Georgia Southern students return

And no, we're not talking about Poltergeist.

August 17, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Kathy Bradley - Bits and scraps and making nests

Why do we call it nesting? Why not denning or lairing? Why was the home of a bird, as opposed to that of a lion or fox or bear, turned into a verb?

August 17, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen - Federal aid work act spurs building of U.S. Highway 80

(Note: The following is part of a series of articles looking at the growth of roads and transportation in Georgia and Bulloch County beginning in 1807.)

August 17, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Mosley-Deal

Tim and Melanie Mosley of Cobbtown are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming wedding of their daughter, Megan Laurel Mosley, to Cohen Ashley Deal, son of Mike and Susan Deal of Statesboro.

August 17, 2014 | | Weddings


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