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Study shows staircase signs can get shoppers to take stairs, skip escalator

LONDON (AP) - Attention all shoppers: taking the stairs protects your heart.

November 29, 2007 | By MARIA CHENG Associated Press Writer | Nation


Guess founder Georges Marciano buys 84.37-carat white diamond for $16.2 million at auction

GENEVA - An 84.37-carat white diamond touted by Sotheby's for its size and beauty sold at auction Wednesday to Guess clothing company founder Georges Marciano for just under $16.2 million.

November 29, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


65 years after crash-landing, forgotten WWII ’Lightning’ fighter found on beach in Wales

NEW YORK - Sixty-five years after an American P-38 fighter plane ran out of gas and crash-landed on a beach in Wales, the long-forgotten World War II relic has emerged from the surf and sand where it lay buried.

November 29, 2007 | By RICHARD PYLE Associated Press Writer | Nation


Report: More than 35.5 million people hungry in 2006, virtually unchanged from previous year

WASHINGTON (AP) - More than 35.5 million people in this country went hungry in 2006 as they struggled to find jobs that can support them, a figure that was virtually unchanged from the previous year, the Agriculture Department said Wednesday.

November 29, 2007 | By HOPE YEN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bridge 11/15

Samuel Johnson, an early lexicographer, said, "Every other author may aspire to praise; the lexicographer can only hope to escape reproach, and even this negative recompense has been yet granted to very few."

November 29, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Police Report - November 15

(Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.)

November 29, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Parisian commuters get ready to walk, rent bikes with strike halting most French train traffic

PARIS - Strikers shut down much of France's national rail service after rush hour Tuesday night, and millions of Paris commuters prepared to go without subways when the city's train crews join the walkout.

November 28, 2007 | By JENNY BARCHFIELD Associated Press Writer | Nation


N.M. man accused of at least 13 rapes in Mexico across Rio Grande from El Paso, Texas

EL PASO, Texas - A New Mexico man accused of repeatedly crossing into Mexico and raping at least 13 women in their homes was formally notified of the charges he faces Tuesday in a Mexican court.

November 28, 2007 | By ALICIA A. CALDWELL Associated Press Writer | Nation


Top US diplomat to press Pakistan President Musharraf on emergency rule, elections

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration is sending its No. 2 diplomat to Pakistan to tell President Pervez Musharraf in person to rescind emergency rule and allow free and fair elections.

November 28, 2007 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | Nation


FCC chief wants to end newspaper-broadcast ownership ban, but only in largest markets

WASHINGTON - The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission wants to eliminate a ban on radio and television broadcasters owning newspapers, but only in the nation's largest media markets.

November 28, 2007 | By JOHN DUNBAR Associated Press Writer | Nation


Astrograph 11/14

There is a strong possibility that in the year ahead you could be invited to participate in an extremely unique endeavor that has excellent chances for material gain. It's likely to be proposed by someone you respect and admire.

November 28, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Bridge 11/14

Zdenek Urbanek, a Czech translator and essayist, said in an interview, "You in the West have a problem. You are unsure when you are being lied to, when you are being tricked. We do not suffer from this; and unlike you, we have acquired the skill of reading between the lines."

November 28, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Economic costs of Iraq, Afghanistan wars put at $1.6 trillion so far, about $20,900 per family

WASHINGTON - The economic costs of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are estimated to total $1.6 trillion - roughly double the amount the White House has requested thus far, according to a new report by Democrats on Congress' Joint Economic Committee.

November 28, 2007 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Nation


Spread of AIDS virus to transplant patients signals need for more information on donors

CHICAGO (AP) - A troubling case in which a high-risk organ donor infected four patients with the AIDS virus and hepatitis has led medical ethicists to warn that patients need to know more about whose organs they're getting.

November 28, 2007 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Nation


Ark. teacher kills raccoon with nail gun so animal can be used in skinning demonstration

HUNTSVILLE, Ark. - A high school teacher killed a raccoon with a nail gun after discovering the planned subject of a skinning demonstration was alive.

November 28, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


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Blake Adams shoots 64 in return from hip replacement surgery

LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) - Blake Adams, a former Georgia Southern Eagle, figured he was already way ahead of the game when he teed off in first round of the Humana Challenge. A high spot on the leaderboard was a bonus.

January 23, 2015 | By JOHN NICHOLSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Georgia Southern to host Air Force sax quartet

Horizon Saxophone Quartet, a component of the United States Air Force Band of the West, will present a concert at Georgia Southern University's Carol A. Carter Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

January 23, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


January 23 - Frances Coleman Faunce, 89, died January 21, 2015.

Frances Faunce

January 22, 2015 | | Obituaries


Eagles get road win at Texas State

SAN MARCOS, Texas – Mike Hughes tipped in a Jelani Hewitt missed jumper with 1:39 to go, and the Eagles made it stand with key defensive stops down the stretch as Georgia Southern posted a 45-43 Sun Belt Conference men's basketball victory over the Bobcats Thursday night in Strahan Coliseum.

January 22, 2015 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


Healthy Azarenka coasts into third round

MELBOURNE, Australia - Unseeded and floating dangerously in the draw, two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka took out No. 8-seeded Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 6-2 on Thursday night to reach the third round at the first major of 2015.

January 22, 2015 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Brady, Belichick issue flat denials

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The two men most responsible for delivering wins for the New England Patriots both said Thursday they have no explanation for how footballs used to reach the Super Bowl were underinflated by 2 pounds per square inch.

January 22, 2015 | By HOWARD ULMAN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Sharpshooting Korver leading red-hot Hawks

ATLANTA - Kyle Korver spent most of his career running around behind the 3-point stripe, a guy whose singular quest was to get open for a long-range shot at the basket.

January 22, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Gordon announces 2015 will be final fulltime season

Jeff Gordon, with a nagging back injury, a young family he wanted to spend more time with and a phenom waiting in the wings at Hendrick Motorsports, knew midway through last season that he had one more year in him.

January 22, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Gov. Deal wants more education opportunities for inmates

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal asked lawmakers to invest more in educating state prison inmates and promised in his budget address on Thursday that the expense would pay off for the individuals and Georgia's economy when they are released.

January 22, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Associated Press


GOP pushes abortion bill through House on March for Life Day

WASHINGTON - With thousands of abortion protesters swarming the city in their annual March for Life, Republicans muscled broadened abortion restrictions through the House on Thursday after a GOP rebellion forced leaders into an awkward retreat on an earlier version.

January 22, 2015 | By ALAN FRAM Associated Press | Associated Press


Only one path to the true God

"All men, by different paths, seek the same God." Years ago, when I first heard this phrase, I thought it sounded pretty plausible, intelligent and seemed to have a ring of inclusion for those trying to make sense out of the many religions in this old world of ours. I don't think it does. I'll get to this in a few minutes.

January 22, 2015 | Dr. John Bressler | Columnists/Editorials


Officer who carried dying girl after Colorado theater shooting comforts grieving father

EVERGREEN, Colo. - Every year on his daughter's birthday, Ian Sullivan visits the grave of the child he lost when a gunman slipped into a Colorado movie theater and fatally shot the 6-year-old as she sat with mother in the fourth row.

January 22, 2015 | By SADIE GURMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Portal police seek thrift shop burglar

Portal police are seeking information about a suspect who burglarized a local business.

January 22, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Federal charges unlikely in Ferguson shooting

WASHINGTON - The FBI has completed its investigation into the police shooting of an unarmed, black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, a U.S. official said Wednesday.

January 22, 2015 | By ERIC TUCKER Associated Press | Associated Press




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