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AP NewsBreak: Florida Sen. Mel Martinez to endorse McCain

MIAMI - Florida Sen. Mel Martinez will endorse John McCain on Friday, The Associated Press has learned, a move likely to give the Republican presidential candidate a crucial boost with the state's Cuban-Americans just days before the primary.

February 09, 2008 | By LIZ SIDOTI and BRENDAN FARRINGTON Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Romney tells builders his business background better qualifies him to fix the economy

MIAMI - Former venture capitalist Mitt Romney asserted Friday he is better equipped than his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination - who all have more government experience - because ''the only way to get America on track economically is to have a president who actually understands how the economy works.''

February 09, 2008 | By GLEN JOHNSON Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Analysis: With rivals fading, McCain, Romney maneuver to be seen as general election candidate

BOCA RATON, Fla. - With their rivals fading, John McCain and Mitt Romney maneuvered to be seen as the strongest Republican general election candidate.

February 09, 2008 | By LIZ SIDOTI Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


In Bush’s final State of the Union address, the familiar will trump the bold

WASHINGTON - In a bow to political reality, President Bush's final State of the Union speech will skip bold proposals in favor of ones the country has heard before, a modest approach for a White House that prides itself on big ideas.

February 09, 2008 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Bridge 1/26

Comedian Steven Wright said, "I broke a mirror in my house and I'm supposed to get seven years' bad luck, but my lawyer thinks he can get me five."

February 09, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


No plans for special prosecutor to investigate destroyed CIA tapes, Mukasey says

WASHINGTON - Attorney General Michael Mukasey said Friday he doesn't plan for a special prosecutor to investigate whether the CIA broke the law when it destroyed videotapes of terror interrogations, defying some in Congress who want an independent look at the politically charged case.

February 09, 2008 | By LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer | Washington


Richard Darman, aide to Reagan and Bush, dies

WASHINGTON - Richard Darman, a former White House budget director who helped convince former President George H.W. Bush to renege on his no new taxes pledge, died Friday. He was 64.

February 09, 2008 | By WILL LESTER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Bush tells Congress it would be a mistake to delay or derail economic stimulus package

WASHINGTON - President Bush urged Congress on Friday to quickly pass an economic stimulus package void of extraneous spending, saying only quick action will kickstart the sputtering economy. ''I strongly believe it would be a mistake to delay or derail this bill,'' Bush said.

February 09, 2008 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | Washington


Democrat Dennis Kucinich quits presidential race, faces tough fight to keep House seat

CLEVELAND - Democrat Dennis Kucinich abandoned his presidential bid Friday to focus on a tough race for re-election to Congress.

February 09, 2008 | By THOMAS J. SHEERAN Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Fire forces gamblers to flee Monte Carlo resort on Las Vegas Strip

LAS VEGAS - A fire on the roof of the Monte Carlo hotel-casino forced guests and gamblers to flee and sent a plume of smoke above the Las Vegas Strip before easing about an hour later, hotel officials said.

February 09, 2008 | By KATHLEEN HENNESSEY Associated Press Writer | National


Ask Dr. Gott 1/26

DEAR DR. GOTT: I just read the article from the person suffering from spastic colon/IBS. I am a 41-year-old woman who was diagnosed 23 years ago with spastic colon. I suffered miserably with the same symptoms. It was debilitating. Then I found this Web site about a year ago - www.HelpForIBS.com. It offers advice about trigger foods, which fiber to use to avoid bloating; fennel; ginger and peppermint teas; and suggests one avoid all dairy.

February 09, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Economy pact could mean tax rebate checks by May

WASHINGTON - With unprecedented speed and cooperation, Congress and the White House forged a deal Thursday to begin rushing tax rebates of $600 to $1,200 to most tax filers by spring, hoping they will spend the money just as quickly and jolt the ailing economy to life.

February 09, 2008 | By ANDREW TAYLOR and JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS Associated Press Writers | National


Dear Abby 1/26

DEAR ABBY: I married a man with two adult children. When I met him, "Jerry" was a single father whose ex-wife had died soon after their divorce.

February 09, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Local Roundup: Portal MS looks to cap perfect season with region title today

PORTAL - The Portal Middle School boys basketball team will play for the middle school region championship this morning after defeating Claxton 48-47 Friday in the semifinals.

February 09, 2008 | From staff and wire reports | Sports


Craven-Phillips

Krisha Lee Craven and Timothy John Phillips were united in marriage at six in the evening on Saturday, March 31, 2007. The double ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. Carol Morgan, at Statesboro First Methodist Church.

February 09, 2008 | | Wedding Planner


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Portal faces 2nd-seeded Greenville

PORTAL - For the third consecutive season, the Portal Panthers have reached the quarterfinals of the Class A state playoffs.

February 25, 2015 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360




Hawks happy to share the love

ATLANTA - The Eastern Conference standings are not the only proof the Atlanta Hawks are mastering Mike Budenholzer's ball-sharing, pass-happy scheme.

February 24, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Paddle Georgia to host Ogeechee River event

The country's largest weeklong canoe/kayak camping adventure will stroke down the Ogeechee River this summer, with more than 400 paddlers ranging in age from 4 to 84 making the journey.

February 24, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


WTOC reporter to walk 100 miles for Red Cross

WTOC-TV news reporter Dal Cannady is at it again. He begins his annual seven-day, 100.1-mile walk Wednesday to raise money for the American Red Cross.

February 24, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


4 local schools receive state AP honors

Four local schools were among the 609 listed recently as Advanced Placement Honor Schools by State School Superintendent Richard Woods.

February 24, 2015 | From staff reports | Local




Winter brings arctic air, freezing rain, snow across US

Cold, slushy weather crawled across much of the U.S. on Monday, coating parts of several Southern states in snow, leaving highways dangerously icy in numerous states from New Mexico to Oklahoma to New England, and sending temperatures plunging to 25 to 30 degrees below normal across much of the country.

February 23, 2015 | The Associated Press | Local


Ga. set to execute only female death row inmate this week

ATLANTA - The daughter of the lone woman on Georgia's death row is asking the state parole board to grant her mother life in prison instead of the death penalty for plotting to have her father killed - even though she says her dad's death was "the most painful experience of my life."

February 23, 2015 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Associated Press


8 Statesboro businesses found in violation during alcohol compliance checks

Eight local businesses were found in violation during alcohol compliance checks conducted Jan. 22 and Feb. 13, police said.

February 23, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Rural health panel backs changes at struggling Georgia hospitals

ATLANTA - A panel studying Georgia's rural health issues on Monday recommended a pilot program pairing four hospitals with other providers in their area, creating a "hub and spoke" model aimed at cutting down on expensive emergency room visits to struggling hospitals.

February 23, 2015 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Stakes high as teams try to judge character at NFL combine

INDIANAPOLIS - The questions were similar, and Dorial Green-Beckham had virtually the same response for each one.

February 23, 2015 | By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer | Sports


Housecleaners say they saw guns in Aaron Hernandez's home

FALL RIVER, Mass. - Two women who cleaned the home of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez testified Monday at his murder trial that they saw guns stashed in three places in his house before the killing.

February 23, 2015 | By MICHELLE R. SMITH Associated Press | Sports


FIFA closes on dates for Qatar World Cup

The World Cup in Qatar keeps provoking outrage and breaking taboos.

February 23, 2015 | By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Baseball looks to speed things up

PHOENIX - Commissioner Rob Manfred says new rules intended to speed up the pace of games are aimed at luring younger fans to baseball.

February 23, 2015 | By BOB BAUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


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