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Dow soars 180 points after Fed cuts interest rates

NEW YORK - Stocks soared Friday, propelling the Dow Jones industrials up more than 180 points, after the Federal Reserve, acknowledging that the stock market's plunge posed a threat to the economy, slashed its discount rate by a half percentage point.

September 01, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


NASA decides no shuttle repairs needed, Endeavour safe to fly home with gouged belly

HOUSTON - Astronauts prepared for an upcoming spacewalk and worked on chores at the international space station Friday, a day after learning they wouldn't have to repair a gash in their ship.

September 01, 2007 | By RASHA MADKOUR Associated Press Writer | Nation


Dear Abby 8/18

DEAR ABBY: My boyfriend and I were together for two years when suddenly his father passed away. Prior to his father's death, we had a good relationship.

September 01, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 8/17

DEAR ABBY: Say there's this guy who's about 30, who has a stepmother who is younger than he is. (She's 27.) They have a warm, happy, close, loving friendship - nothing abnormal or unusual.

August 31, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Death toll rises to 450 after strong quake in Peru desert region crumbles houses and churches

ICA, Peru - The death toll rose to 450 on Thursday in the magnitude-8 earthquake that devastated cities of adobe and brick in Peru's southern desert. Survivors wearing blankets against the winter cold walked like ghosts through the ruins.

August 31, 2007 | By MARTIN MEJIA and MAURICIO MUNOZ Associated Press Writer | Nation


NASA to double-check data before deciding whether to order repairs to shuttle gouge

HOUSTON - Astronauts aboard the shuttle Endeavour on Thursday were studying how to fix a gouge in the ship's belly just in case NASA ordered a spacewalk to make the repairs.

August 31, 2007 | By LIZ AUSTIN PETERSON Associated Press Writer | Nation


Rescuers aim fourth drill at mountain to find trapped Utah miners

HUNTINGTON, Utah - Rescuers searching for six coal miners trapped for 10 days were drilling yet another hole into mine Thursday, this time aiming for a location where they had detected mysterious vibrations in the mountain.

August 31, 2007 | By PAUL FOY Associated Press Writer | Nation


Wall Street down 200 as credit woes continue

NEW YORK - Wall Street plunged again Thursday, extending an almost relentless downward spiral after problems at Countrywide Financial Corp. confirmed investors' fears that credit problems are spreading. The market shrugged off the Federal Reserve's injection of $17 billion into the banking system, and the Dow Jones industrial average fell more than 200 points.

August 31, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Astrograph 8/17

In the year ahead, you should do rather well in endeavors where you can utilize all your innate talents. Enhancing your ability to achieve will give you a strong desire to accomplish something truly meaningful.

August 31, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 8/17

DEAR DR. GOTT: Please explain something for me in terms that I can understand. I have just been diagnosed with renal obstruction. The doctor did not explain to me what causes it, what treatment is necessary - nothing! His nurse said I must have surgery immediately. Needless to say, I am quite upset and would like your opinion ASAP.

August 31, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Relieving the nation’s passport headaches is costing nearly $1 billion over 3 years

WASHINGTON - The nation's passport headaches may be easing a bit, but now comes the bill: almost $1 billion.

August 31, 2007 | By DEVLIN BARRETT Associated Press Writer | Nation


Alcohol Board takes Woodin Nikel license

The Woodin Nikel is once again at the center of an alcohol controversy in Statesboro. In a 4-2 vote, the Alcohol Control Board decided to revoke the license of the Orient Express' owner Ace Amerson, who also operates the Nikel.

August 31, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM pboyum@statesboroherald.com | Local


Police Report - August 17

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.

August 31, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Statesboro cracks down on alcohol violations

Statesboro Police officers issued 28 citations for underage possession of alcohol last weekend, said Statesboro Police Chief Stan York.

August 31, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


Bridge 8/17

In yesterday's column, I mentioned that if you never double a making contract, you are not doubling often enough. But having said that, I should add that there are times when making a penalty double of a contract you can beat is inadvisable.

August 31, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


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Early tie at Sony Open

HONOLULU - Webb Simpson made his debut with a conventional putter Thursday at the Sony Open and might have wished he had used one sooner.

January 15, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Emmert addresses NCAA

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. - NCAA President Mark Emmert says giving the five wealthiest conferences in Division I the ability to make some of their own rules will allow revenue sports such as football and men's basketball to co-exist with the many nonrevenue programs that make up college sports.

January 15, 2015 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Sports Writer | Sports


3 arrested after meth lab found in Bulloch County home

Three people were arrested Wednesday after the Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team found a functioning meth lab in a home, according to a news release issued Thursday.

January 15, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Belgian police kill 2 in anti-terror raid during shootout

VERVIERS, Belgium - With Europe dreading more terror, Belgian authorities moved swiftly to pre-empt what they called a major attack by as little as hours Thursday, killing two suspects in a firefight and arresting a third in a vast anti-terrorism sweep that stretched into the night.

January 15, 2015 | By RAF CASERT and LORNE COOK Associated Press | Associated Press


Ga. police chief who shot sleeping wife has 4 divorces, no violent past

ATLANTA - The man who dialed 911 to report accidentally shooting his wife as she slept in their suburban Atlanta home early New Year's Day waited nearly two minutes to mention where he worked.

January 15, 2015 | By RAY HENRY Associated Press | Associated Press


Flu vaccine not working well

NEW YORK - This year's flu vaccine is doing a pretty crummy job. It's only 23 percent effective, which is one of the worst performances in the last decade, according to a government study released Thursday.

January 15, 2015 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Savannah hit-and-run vehicle might be in Bulloch County

A vehicle suspected to have been involved in a hit-and-run death Sunday, Jan. 4, in Savannah might be in Bulloch County.

January 15, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Change can be a good thing

It's Monday, January 12th, and the first day of classes here at old East Georgia State College. I've been preparing for today since the last semester ended about a month ago. I keep re-reading my old notes to find out if I had left anything out, need to emphasize this point or that section and just wanting to make the course better. I have come to the conclusion that the course has been revamped to the max and if anything needs to be fixed or improved, it's got to be me. It's got to be me ...

January 15, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Despite low gas prices, gas tax hike appears unlikely

WASHINGTON - The new Republican-controlled Congress is facing an old problem: where to find the money for highway and transit programs.

January 15, 2015 | By JOAN LOWY Associated Press | Associated Press




Golfer Charles Howell all about fast start to new year

HONOLULU - The sun is shining and spirits are soaring at the Sony Open, the first full-field event of the year on the PGA Tour that seems to bring equal measures of optimism no matter how long a player has been around.

January 14, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


'Old guys' having an impact in playoffs

Julius Peppers has his birthday coming up real soon.

January 14, 2015 | By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


NFL Playoff Picks: Sorry, still not buying in to Indy

Very nice job, Colts. Sorry we are not more impressed.

January 14, 2015 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Badcock Home Furniture & More Presents: Prep Sports Spotlight

Over the course of a long basketball season, the goal is always to peak at the right time.

January 14, 2015 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


In State of State Address, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal urges action on schools, roads

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal urged lawmakers Wednesday to take dramatic action on transportation and education issues facing Georgia, proposing new powers to take over struggling schools but refraining from making any recommendation on how to pay for maintenance of the state's transportation systems.

January 14, 2015 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Associated Press


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