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NASA delays Atlantis launch after finding problem with fuel tank gauges

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - NASA called off Thursday's launch of space shuttle Atlantis after detecting problems with a pair of fuel gauges in its big external tank, a recurring problem ever since the Columbia disaster.

December 21, 2007 | By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer | Nation


Major U.S. airports offer flu shots to busy travelers at the gate

ATLANTA - After taking off their shoes, emptying their pockets and passing through the security checkpoints, travelers at some major U.S. airports can now roll up a sleeve and get a flu shot.

December 20, 2007 | By DANIEL YEE Associated Press Writer | Nation


Fun with the family by Julie Lavender

Just as the days are getting shorter with every hour that ticks by, so too are the precious minutes to spend with our family in the year 2007. Instead of frantically counting down the number of shopping days until Christmas, attempt to treasure the few days left in this calendar year. Spend each day wisely, taking advantage of every moment to create warm holiday memories with those you love. In addition to the traditional celebrations that this time of year brings about, add a few of the ones below to make new memories that will flow into a brand new ...

December 20, 2007 | By JULIE LAVENDER | Lifestyles Columnists


Statesboro named host venue for ‘08 Tour de Georgia

ATLANTA - From the salty marshes and ocean shoreline of the Georgia coast to the majestic skyline of the Blue Ridge Mountains, 12 Georgia communities - including Statesboro - have been selected as the official Host Venues for the sixth annual Tour de Georgia, scheduled April 21-27, 2008. The introduction of these Host Venues was announced today by Lt. Governor Casey Cagle at a press conference at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite. Cagle also recognized the Aflac Cancer Center and Blood Disorders Service of Children's as the new beneficiary for the Tour next year.

December 20, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Sports


GE recalling combination wall and microwave ovens because of fire risk

WASHINGTON - General Electric recalled 92,000 combination wall and microwave ovens after at least 35 incidents of fire that damaged property, the company and the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday.

December 20, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Dear Abby 12/05

DEAR ABBY: I have a part-time job taking care of an older gentleman who is disabled. He is very pleasant and interesting, and for the most part I like my job.

December 20, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Astrograph 12/04

Life has some aces up its sleeves for you in the year ahead. And they are likely to play out in ways that will benefit you in your personal life, commercial affairs and family interests. Remember to repay Mother Nature by helping those less fortunate.

December 20, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Katrena Nesmith Wilson celebrates 90th birthday

December 20, 2007 | | Birthdays


U.S. defense secretary says in visit to Baghdad that secure and stable Iraq is within reach

BAGHDAD - U.S. military commanders in northern Iraq told Defense Secretary Robert Gates here Wednesday that they need more troops to battle increased attacks by al-Qaida terrorists who have fled north after being pushed out of the Baghdad region.

December 20, 2007 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press Writer | Nation


U.S. teen births rise for first time in 15 years, surprising health officials

ATLANTA - In a troubling reversal, the nation's teen birth rate rose for the first time in 15 years, surprising government health officials who had no immediate explanation.

December 20, 2007 | By MIKE STOBBE Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bulloch History by Roger Allen

Irishman Joshua McCall married Juliana Truby and had at least one child: Francis John McCall, born on November 11, 1710 in Ulster, Antrim County, Northern Ireland. At some time Francis Sr. and his family immigrated to the United States, settling in Big Spring, Pennsylvania. He married Marry Harris in Cumberland Valley, Pennsylvania and they had the following children: Charles (Sr.), born in 1732; George, born in 1735; Thomas, born in 1739; Joseph, born in 1741; Elizabeth, born in 1743; Jean, born in 1743; Iber, born in 1745; and Mary, born in 1747.

December 20, 2007 | By ROGER ALLEN | Lifestyles Columnists


Poor nations at Bali climate meeting demand quick help with energy and emissions technology

BALI, Indonesia (AP) - Developing nations at the U.N. Climate Change Conference demanded rapid transfers of technology Wednesday to help them combat global warming, while a report warned that some of Asia's biggest cities could be threatened by rising sea levels.

December 20, 2007 | By MICHAEL CASEY AP Environmental Writer | Nation


Dear Abby 12/04

DEAR ABBY: I laughed out loud when I read the letter from "Believes in Decorum, Eugene, Ore." (Oct. 15), whose office reeked of popcorn.

December 20, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Police Report - December 6

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.

December 20, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Global warming already threatening world’s plants and animals

BALI, Indonesia - More than 3,000 flying foxes dropped dead, falling from trees in Australia. Giant squid migrated north to commercial fishing grounds off California, gobbling anchovy and hake. Butterflies have gone extinct in the Alps.

December 20, 2007 | By MICHAEL CASEY AP Environmental Writer | Nation


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NASCAR passes post-wreck rule

BROOKLYN, Mich. - Even Jimmie Johnson has a temper - one that was on display long before he became a six-time champion and one of NASCAR's most respected drivers.

August 15, 2014 | By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Critics: Equipping police like armies is taking it too far

WASHINGTON - The Missouri police department at the center of an uproar over the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager acquired two armored Humvees and other military gear for free through a Pentagon program that critics blame for "militarizing America's Main Streets" and aggravating clashes between police and protesters.

August 15, 2014 | | Nation


Police identify Ferguson officer, allege teen robbed convenience store

FERGUSON, Mo. - Police on Friday identified the officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager and released documents alleging the young man had been suspected of stealing a $48.99 box of cigars from a convenience store in a "strong-arm" robbery shortly before he was killed.

August 15, 2014 | By DAVID A. LIEB and ALAN SCHER ZAGIER Associated Press | Nation




Missing man found dead

A man reported missing Thursday was found dead Friday morning of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound.

August 14, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Portal Lady Panthers open 2014 season

When it comes to fielding deep rosters, Portal Middle High School is at a disadvantage in almost every sport.

August 14, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


RTCA rolled by Bulloch

Bulloch Academy seniors Ashley Burke and Powell Fennell combined for five hits and drove in six runs to lead the Lady Gators to a 12-2 victory over Robert Toombs Christian Academy Thursday.

August 14, 2014 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


It's official — A new era at Georgia Southern

On Thursday at the 2014 Fall Coaches Luncheon luncheon, attended by local businesses, fans and friends of the Georgia Southern athletics department, Statesboro Mayor Jan Moore made it official with a proclamation - it's a new era for Georgia Southern athletics.

August 14, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Georgia Southern


Georgia State hires App State's AD

ATLANTA - Georgia State has named Charlie Cobb the school's new athletic director.

August 14, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Local Roundup: SEB run-rules Appling

BAXLEY - The Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets (1-1) dominated Appling County with an 8-0, 6-inning win on the road Thursday.

August 14, 2014 | From staff and wire reports | Prep Sports 360


Villegas leads at Wyndham

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Camilo Villegas got away from golf for a little while, and his game came back.

August 14, 2014 | By JOEDY McCREARY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Manfred elected MLB commissioner

BALTIMORE - Rob Manfred was elected baseball's 10th commissioner Thursday, winning a three-man race to succeed Bud Selig and given a mandate by the tradition-bound sport to recapture young fans and speed play in an era that has seen competition increase and attention spans shrink.

August 14, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


God does answer prayers

I was talking to a neighbor last week, and what he said was so moving that I asked if I could share our conversation with you folks. We talked about prayer.

August 14, 2014 | Dr. John Bressler | Columnists/Editorials


Boy’s 1st birthday gift: Donations for migrant workers

Birthday parties usually see guests bringing presents for the person's birthday. But one boy's 1st birthday was a little different on June 5.

August 14, 2014 | By JENNIFER ARTHURS Herald Intern | Local


Georgia Tech looking to surpass low expectations

ATLANTA - Paul Johnson's first two years at Georgia Tech are looking better and better - and increasingly distant in the past.

August 14, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Georgia Tech


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