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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


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


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


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


Pope Benedict XVI honors Jewish Holocaust victims on first day of Austria trip

VIENNA, Austria - Pope Benedict XVI paid solemn tribute to Holocaust victims Friday, extending his ''sadness, repentance and friendship'' to the Jewish people as he began a three-day pilgrimage to Austria.

September 22, 2007 | By VICTOR L. SIMPSON Associated Press Writer | Nation


OTC students to see 16 percent tuition increase starting 2008

The state board that oversees the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) Thursday approved a $385.7 million budget that includes a $5 per credit hour increase in student tuition. The board's approval came during its monthly meeting, which was held at Coosa Valley Technical College in Rome. Ogeechee Technical College is part of the system.

September 22, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Akins-Hodges

Lindsay Ann Akins of Statesboro became the bride of James Nathan Hodges of Reidsville during a 6 p.m. ceremony held on Saturday, June 23, 2007, at the Statesboro Primitive Baptist Church. Elder Randy Waters officiated.

September 22, 2007 | | Wedding Planner


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Pistorius not guilty of murder but was negligent

PRETORIA, South Africa - During his trial, Oscar Pistorius sometimes retched and sobbed. The double-amputee Olympian sobbed again on Thursday, this time in apparent relief as a judge said the evidence did not support a murder conviction for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

September 11, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and GERALD IMRAY Associated Press | Sports


Portal hopes to blue out ECI

PORTAL - In football, no team can afford to be content.

September 11, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Bulloch Academy plays host to Gatewood

For the second straight game, Bulloch Academy will be keying on a player who wears the number 5 on his jersey. But BA head coach Terence Hennessy hopes it goes better than it did last week.

September 11, 2014 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


Georgia offense looks to end drought in Columbia

ATHENS - Georgia's Michael Bennett was taken aback when he heard the stat.

September 11, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | UGA


The Chase for the Sprint Cup begins on Sunday

CHICAGO - It's been 11 weeks since Jimmie Johnson's last victory and he suffered through one of his typical summer swoons.

September 11, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Local Roundup: BA cross country runs in Dublin

DUBLIN - Bulloch Academy freshman Kyle Samuels was the only Bulloch Academy runner, varsity or middle school, to finish in the Top 10 of the Trinity Christian Crusader Cross Country Invitational Tuesday.

September 11, 2014 | From staff reports | Prep Sports 360


Kirk, Horschel share lead at Tour Championship

ATLANTA - Chris Kirk and Billy Horschel have little in common except a clean card of 4-under 66 at the Tour Championship and their chances at the biggest payoff in golf.

September 11, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


New terror fight casts shadow over 9/11 ceremonies

NEW YORK - The nation's gathering war against a new upsurge in Islamic terror hung heavy over the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks Thursday, stirring both anxiety and determination among those who came to ground zero to remember their loved ones.

September 11, 2014 | By RACHELLE BLIDNER and JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press | Nation


Statesboro High Class of 1964 to host public concert at Averitt Center

Statesboro High School's Class of 1964 is celebrating a milestone reunion this weekend, its 50th.

September 11, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Obama orders airstrikes in Syria for first time

WASHINGTON - Opening a new military front in the Middle East, President Barack Obama authorized U.S. airstrikes inside Syria for the first time Wednesday night, along with expanded strikes in Iraq as part of "a steady, relentless effort" to root out Islamic State extremists and their spreading reign of terror.

September 11, 2014 | By JULIE PACE AP White House Correspondent | Local




Hawks cancel meeting with civil rights leaders

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks cancelled a scheduled meeting between their CEO and city civil rights leaders Wednesday, prompting one of the group's leaders to say his community was greatly offended.

September 10, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


New crop of talented SEC quarterbacks emerge

One of the greatest quarterback classes in Southeastern Conference history is now toiling in the NFL.

September 10, 2014 | By DAVID BRANDT AP Sports Writer | UGA


The long war

DAVID CRARY, AP National Writer

September 10, 2014 | | Local


McIlroy's last chance for big finish

ATLANTA - Rory McIlroy always thought his big year deserved a big finish. The Tour Championship is his last chance.

September 10, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


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