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Shiites head home from Iraqi festival after a relatively peaceful Ashoura

BAGHDAD - Hundreds of thousands of Shiite Muslims clambered aboard buses or began trekking homeward on foot Saturday at the end of Ashoura, a 10-day ritual to cleanse the spirit and scourge the body in honor of their founding saint.

February 03, 2008 | By STEVEN R. HURST Associated Press Writer | World


Program at GSU Planetarium to focus on hunt for starless galaxies

An astronomer from Cornell University will present a special program at the Georgia Southern Planetarium on Friday, Jan. 25.

February 03, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


GSU to offer Doctor of Nursing Practice degree

With approval from the Board of Regents, Georgia Southern University will offer the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree beginning in the fall of 2008. The DNP program, offered online through the university's School of Nursing, is one of only two such degree programs in Georgia.

February 03, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Israeli airstrike kills 2 Hamas militants in Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Israeli aircraft killed two Hamas militants in Gaza fighting early Saturday and Palestinians lobbed three rockets into Israel, a day after Israel sealed the borders and bombed an empty Hamas building.

February 03, 2008 | By IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer | World


Kenyan opposition, bloodied by protests, calls for another day of rallies

NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenya's opposition party, determined to bring down President Mwai Kibaki's government, called Saturday for another day of "peaceful rallies" despite the deaths of more than 20 people in this week's demonstrations.

February 03, 2008 | By KATHARINE HOURELD Associated Press Writer | World


App gives Eagles third conference loss

BOONE, N.C. - The Appalachian State men's basketball team hit 13 3-pointers and pulled away late from Georgia Southern to win 88-81

February 03, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


14 terror suspects arrested in Spain may have been planning Barcelona attack, minister says

MADRID, Spain - Police arrested 14 suspected Islamic militants in early morning raids Saturday, amid fears the men were plotting a terrorist attack in Barcelona, the interior minister said.

February 03, 2008 | By HAROLD HECKLE Associated Press Writer | World


Democrats cite economy in calling for veto override on children's health insurance

WASHINGTON - Democratic lawmakers on Friday cited the slowing economy as a reason that the House should override President Bush's veto of a bill that would increase spending on a popular children's health insurance program.

February 03, 2008 | By KEVIN FREKING Associated Press Writer | Washington


Hezbollah's reclusive leader, in rare public appearance, claims to have Israeli bodies

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Hezbollah's reclusive leader claimed Saturday the militant group had the remains of Israeli soldiers killed in Lebanon during the 2006 war, saying the dead were left behind "in our villages and fields."

February 03, 2008 | By ZEINA KARAM Associated Press Writer | World


Bridge 1/19

Stanislaw Lem, a Polish writer and physician, said, "Where do consequences lead? Depends on the escort."

February 03, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 1/19

In the year ahead, you will discover that you'll finally be able to fend for yourself in matters where you always had relied upon others. As a result, you will enjoy far greater independence in a number of things you have always wanted to do.

February 03, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 1/19

DEAR DR. GOTT: My sister-in-law brings her bed head, musty smelling, over-sized down-filled pillow with her every time she visits our home. She will, from time to time, add the contents of other old down-filled pillows to keep hers "fluffy" and full. I personally believe it is a nasty old thing; however, she and her siblings were raised on down-filled pillows, and she insists she's not going to change.

February 03, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 1/19

DEAR ABBY: I am a 23-year-old single mother of a 1-year-old son. My boyfriend wants to change my life. He wants me to delete all my friends and family from my cell phone and says I can see my family only once a month. (I am very family-oriented.) My boyfriend thinks that because I go and see my parents and sisters a lot that I don't "put him first."

February 03, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


McCain wins South Carolina; Romney wins Nevada

Sen. John McCain won a hard-fought South Carolina primary Saturday night, avenging a bitter personal defeat in a bastion of conservatism and gaining ground in an unpredictable race for the Republican presidential nomination. Democrats Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama split the spoils in Nevada caucuses marred by late charges of dirty politics.

February 03, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


In Poland, uncertainty and fear cloud possible site of US missile defense shield

REDZIKOWO, Poland - Among the people living around this disused Polish air base, there is little enthusiasm for the missile interceptor station likely to be built here as part of a U.S. missile defense system.

February 03, 2008 | By RYAN LUCAS Associated Press Writer | World


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Outdoor Life: Hunting the deer rut

Firearms season for deer has just gotten underway and there's lots of possibilities out there right now, but many hunters are already thinking about when the rut might begin because that is the year's best opportunity to get Big Ed on the ground.

October 21, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Reeling Tech loses Laskey

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech has a big role to fill this week with bruising runner Zach Laskey sidelined by a shoulder injury.

October 21, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Georgia Tech


For a young Mexican star, seeing helps him believe

The road to the PGA Tour out of Mexico was never going to be easy for Carlos Ortiz, even if it was paved with a measure of privilege.

October 21, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Horford, Hawks aim to keep playoff streak alive

ATLANTA - The team with the Eastern Conference's longest active streak of playoff appearances has a new problem:

October 21, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


'Blade Runner' Pistorius gets 5 years in prison

PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, completing a transformation from an acclaimed sprinter at the 2012 Olympics to a convicted criminal led away in a police van with barred windows.

October 21, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and GERALD IMRAY Associated Press | Sports


Ga. electorate shrinks; fewer new voters are white

ATLANTA - Georgia's electorate is changing fast, state officials said Tuesday, underscoring a shift that Democrats see as critical to making gains in a state dominated by Republicans.

October 21, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY and BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


Bands marching to Statesboro Saturday

Marching bands from high schools across southeast Georgia will be in Statesboro Saturday to compete in the 38th Annual East Georgia Marching Band Festival.

October 21, 2014 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local


Mexican Consulate to visit Savannah next week

Editor's note: A Spanish translation of this article is available to the left.

October 21, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


New breast cancer treatment options offering new hope

As a surgical oncologist focused on treating breast cancer, I see daily how devastating a breast cancer diagnosis can be. But I also see daily how new and often cutting-edge treatments give women the hope and courage they need to help manage or overcome the physical, mental and emotional challenges of breast cancer, and in many cases, beat the disease altogether.

October 21, 2014 | By ANITA JOHNSON, M.D. | Columnists/Editorials


Reports: Televangelist urged vasectomies, abortion

AKRON, Ohio - Televangelist Ernest Angley has long controlled members of his Akron-area congregation by advising them not to have children, shunning those who leave the church and using free labor at his for-profit buffet restaurant and television station, according to a two-month newspaper investigation.

October 21, 2014 | | Nation


Statesboro Allstate agent helps CASA receive grant

Local Allstate agency owner Richard Rappa, with Franklin Insurance Group, received the Allstate Agency Hands in the Community Award for his commitment to helping others and community service.

October 21, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Business


Statesboro's Digital Office Equipment expands to Augusta

Statesboro-owned Digital Office Equipment recently opened an office in the Augusta market.

October 21, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Business


Invisible ‘air umbrella’ pushes away rain

NANJING, China - A new product may eliminate the stress of having umbrellas rendered useless by strong gusts of wind.

October 21, 2014 | By NATALIE CROFTS Deseret News National | Hot topics


Oscar Pistorius starts serving 5-year prison term

PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van with barred windows Tuesday to start serving a five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

October 21, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and GERALD IMRAY Associated Press | World




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