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Kathy Bradley - Maybe we hear better in the dark

When I asked Daddy to plant a chinaberry tree in the yard at Sandhill, he looked at me, not for the first time, as though I'd lost my mind.

December 23, 2007 | By KATHY BRADLEY | Lifestyles Columnists


Miami nuns’ convent is old motel with swimming pool

MIAMI - Sister Veronica Rop heard Barry University's convent was unconventional, but a swimming pool?

December 23, 2007 | By KELLI KENNEDY Associated Press Writer | Nation


Diane Miller - Add new flavor to the holidays

The foods we eat during holiday times are usually a significant part of our holiday traditions. The smells of some foods cooking take us right back to our childhoods and our mother's kitchens.

December 23, 2007 | By DIANE MILLER | Lifestyles Columnists


Postal inspectors: New York City greeting cards vanish, and sting points to mailman

NEW YORK - Call it a special delivery. A postal carrier pocketed dozens of greeting cards he was supposed to deliver to get at the cash inside, postal inspectors said.

December 23, 2007 | | Nation


Lightsey-Harper

Nelson and Diane Lightsey of Statesboro announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Shera Elizabeth Lightsey of Statesboro, to Michael Christopher Harper of Statesboro, son of Mike Harper of Buford, Ga., and Lee Schoch of Summerville, S.C.

December 23, 2007 | | Wedding Planner


Embattled State IG announces his resignation

WASHINGTON - The State Department's embattled inspector general, accused of impeding a Justice Department investigation of Blackwater Worldwide, announced his resignation Friday, saying a poisonous political atmosphere in Washington deters people from careers in public service.

December 23, 2007 | By ANNE GEARAN AP Diplomatic Writer | Nation


Astrograph 12/08

Nothing will be handed to you on a silver platter in the year ahead, but strong efforts on your behalf directed toward achieving your aims and goals will pay off. Growth in all areas is likely when managed properly.

December 23, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


New York City Council to consider banning horse-drawn carriages at urging of animal advocates

NEW YORK - The horse-drawn carriages that clip clop around Central Park could be banned under City Council legislation to be introduced at the urging of animal advocates who say the horses are treated inhumanely.

December 23, 2007 | By SARA KUGLER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Gardening with Rick Weatherford

"A weed is just a wildflower out of place," botanists often say. What they mean, of course, is that all plants have a certain beauty, they just need to be in the right place. Anyone who has tried native gardening knows that what they once considered weeds may now have a place of prominence in their garden.

December 23, 2007 | By RICK WEATHERFORD | Lifestyles Columnists


Window washer dead, brother injured in 47-story fall from apartment building in Manhattan

NEW YORK - Their job was one of routine peril - washing windows on Manhattan skyscrapers.

December 23, 2007 | By ULA ILNYTZKY Associated Press Writer | Nation


Worldwide protests call for urgent action to fight global warming

LONDON (AP) - Skiers, fire-eaters and an ice sculptor joined in worldwide demonstrations Saturday to draw attention to climate change and push their governments to take stronger action to fight global warming.

December 23, 2007 | By RAPHAEL G. SATTER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bridge 12/08

New Zealand Bridge, edited by Richard Solomon, arrives bimonthly with 80 pages packed with material for everyone.

December 23, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 12/08

DEAR ABBY: I am a 13-year-old girl in junior high. I'm being harassed at school by three boys. I'm not popular, attractive or fashionable. I am athletic, quiet and a straight-A student.

December 23, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Pakistani general says army has Islamic militants on the run in Swat area

MINGORA, Pakistan - The Pakistani army has driven Islamic militants from all the towns in a scenic northern valley and killed 290 of the followers of a pro-Taliban cleric who has called for a holy war against the government, a general said Saturday.

December 23, 2007 | By STEPHEN GRAHAM Associated Press Writer | Nation


Laid-off trucker leads campaign to ship Christmas trees to troops in Iraq and Afghanistan

WESTMINSTER, Md. - Sprawled in his recliner, tired and achy after three days of nearly nonstop work, James Ward hardly looks like Santa Claus.

December 23, 2007 | By DAVID DISHNEAU Associated Press Writer | Nation


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Federer out of Aussie Open in 3rd round

MELBOURNE, Australia - Roger Federer is out of the Australian Open, his chances of reaching a 12th consecutive semifinal at Melbourne Park erased in a shocking third-round loss to Andreas Seppi on Friday.

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


Huckabee: Resist possible decision for gay marriage

NEW YORK - Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, a likely contender for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination and a leading voice for Christian conservatives, said Thursday that governors and state legislatures should consider ways to resist a Supreme Court decision that recognized same-sex marriage as a constitutional right.

January 23, 2015 | By SUSAN PAGE USA Today | Local


Ga. lawmaker to introduce bill legalizing cannabis oil

ATLANTA - A Georgia lawmaker will officially introduce a bill legalizing cannabis oil for people with cancer, seizure disorders and other chronic diseases on Monday as the General Assembly returns to action.

January 23, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Living with Children with John Rosemond: Give “special tantrums” a “special place”

Q: How do you stop tantrums in a 3-year-old? My daughter never went through the "terrible twos" but began throwing wild tantrums shortly after her third birthday. This coincided with the birth of a sibling - a boy - but she's very affectionate and helpful toward him, so I don't know if there's any connection. I've tried everything I can think of to prevent and stop the tantrums - things I've seen recommended in various places - but nothing has worked. She throws one whenever she doesn't get her way. Help!

January 23, 2015 | John Rosemond c | Columnists/Editorials


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


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