September 7, 1987 |
Six years ago, when the school announced its new coach and the resumption of a football program that had been dormant 41 years, someone thought to visit the equipment room and produce an actual football, the better for photo opportunities. There wasn't one, there or anywhere else on campus. The people at Georgia Southern tell you this to emphasize how far they've come in this sport. Five years later, the university won its first Division I-AA football championship; six years later, its second.
December 11, 1988 |
Tony Satter rushed for 151 yards and 2 touchdowns and Chris Simdorn also scored twice as North Dakota State won its fourth National Collegiate Athletic Assn. Division II football championship in 6 years with a 35-21 victory over Portland State Saturday at Florence, Ala. "It feels awfully good, especially when you have a team with 18 seniors," North Dakota State Coach Rocky Hager said.
December 17, 1989 |
Mike Dowis kicked a 20-yard field goal with 1:41 left to give top-ranked Georgia Southern a 37-34 victory over Stephen F. Austin for the NCAA Division I-AA championship Saturday at Statesboro, Ga. It was Georgia Southern's third national title in five years as the Eagles became the first school in this century to win 15 games in a season. They also won the championship in 1985 and 1986 and were runners-up last season.
November 7, 2013 |
There is a subculture in America you may know little about. Its members are haunted by a slender, twisting, tick-borne germ known as Borrelia burgdorferi , the microbe responsible for Lyme disease, and they are trying desperately to warn us that we are all at risk of contracting a debilitating, chronic illness characterized by joint pain, fatigue, mood disorders and a long list of other symptoms. Arrayed against these true believers are most of the mainstream scientists who study B. burgdorferi . Although they acknowledge that Lyme disease is a genuine illness that humans can get from being bitten by infected ticks, and that those who are not treated promptly can develop worse symptoms, they don't believe that infection leads to a chronic condition.
January 5, 2005 |
The New Orleans district attorney said he planned a "complete and thorough" grand jury investigation into the case of a black college student who died after a New Year's Eve scuffle with white bouncers at a French Quarter karaoke bar. Dist. Atty. Eddie Jordan made the announcement after the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People called for local prosecutors and the U.S. Justice Department to investigate.
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January 8, 2005 |
Former U.S. Rep. Ronald "Bo" Ginn, 70, one of south Georgia's biggest political names of the 1970s and '80s, who made an unsuccessful run for governor in 1982, died Thursday of cancer in an Augusta hospital. Ginn represented Georgia's 1st Congressional District from 1973 to 1983. In the 1982 Democratic primary for governor, he lost to Joe Frank Harris. Ginn's conviction for bank fraud about 10 years later ended any thought of a political comeback. A native of Morgan, Ga.