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Merck makes third try for over-the-counter cholesterol drug

WASHINGTON - Merck & Co. is making a third try to sell the granddaddy of the famed cholesterol-lowering statin drugs without a prescription.

December 28, 2007 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | National


Bridge 12/13

Most deals feature standard card-play techniques: count winners, count losers, establish tricks, gain trump tricks by ruffing, and so on. But the deals that sort the women out from the girls are those requiring more specialized handling. Englishman David Bird has put a good selection of these into "Off-Road Declarer Play" (Master Point Press).

December 28, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


House OKs bill banning CIA waterboarding, harsh interrogations; White House threatens veto

WASHINGTON - The House on Thursday approved an intelligence bill that bans the CIA from using waterboarding, mock executions and other harsh interrogation methods.

December 28, 2007 | By PAMELA HESS Associated Press Writer | National


Many breast cancer patients can skip chemo or take gentler versions, studies suggest

SAN ANTONIO - Thousands of breast cancer patients each year could be spared chemotherapy or get gentler versions of it without harming their odds of beating the disease, new research suggests.

December 28, 2007 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Medical Writer | National


App goes for third straight while UD hopes for upset

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - At Appalachian State, it's called ''The Game For The Ages.'' Fans wanting a way to commemorate the Mountaineers' shocking upset of Michigan can get limited edition artwork, travel mugs, posters and T-shirts.

December 28, 2007 | By TERESA M. WALKER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Argentine president responds angrily to US charges that Venezuelan cash meant for her campaign

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Argentina's new president reacted angrily Thursday to U.S. charges that a suitcase full of Venezuelan cash seized by customs was intended to finance her campaign, calling it an example of ''garbage in international politics.''

December 28, 2007 | By BILL CORMIER Associated Press Writer | World


Mortgage rates climb, disappointing would-be home buyers

WASHINGTON - Mortgage rates, which had been sliding, went up this week, disappointing news to would-be home buyers.

December 28, 2007 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | National


Poll: Most Hispanics say they’ve been hurt by immigration debate, fallout

WASHINGTON (AP) - Most Hispanics say the immigration debate and Congress' failure to overhaul immigration laws has hurt them, and many fear deportation for themselves, a relative or close friend, a poll showed Thursday.

December 28, 2007 | By ALAN FRAM Associated Press Writer | National


Foster a First-Team All-American

NEW YORK - Ricky Santos capped one of the most prolific college careers a quarterback has ever had with an All-America season.

December 27, 2007 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Georgia Southern


US lawmaker says North Korean nuclear cooperation with Syria probably not occurring now

WASHINGTON - U.S. officials on Wednesday suggested that any past nuclear cooperation between North Korea and Syria would not scuttle nuclear disarmament talks with Pyongyang, provided the Asian country proves no cooperation is happening now.

December 27, 2007 | By FOSTER KLUG Associated Press Writer | National


Oregon crews clear mudslide and wreckage but highway still blocked by water

PORTLAND, Ore. - A highway blocked by a landslide had been cleared of a soupy mixture of gravel, mud and trees Wednesday but it remained closed because water was still rushing across the pavement.

December 27, 2007 | The Associated Press | National


Pirates release Japanese tanker off Somalia, crew appear unharmed

MOGADISHU, Somalia - Pirates freed a Japanese tanker and its 22 crew members apparently unharmed off the Somali coast Wednesday, a U.S. Navy spokesman said. A man who claimed he was one of the pirates said a ransom was paid for the release.

December 27, 2007 | By MOHAMED SHEIKH NOR and MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated Press Writers | World


Car bomb kills senior army general in tense Lebanon

BEIRUT, Lebanon - A car bomb attack killed one of Lebanon's top generals and his driver on Wednesday, putting even more pressure on the country's delicate political situation.

December 27, 2007 | By SAM F. GHATTAS Associated Press Writer | National


Government officials say Italy’s truck drivers have agreed to end protest

ROME - Italy's truck drivers agreed Wednesday to call off a protest that has blocked highways for three days, causing shortages of gasoline, medicines and perishable foods across Italy, government officials said.

December 27, 2007 | By ALESSANDRA RIZZO Associated Press Writer | World


Tens of thousands march in Athens as Greece grinds to halt in general strike

ATHENS, Greece - Tens of thousands of demonstrators jammed central Athens and the northern city of Thessaloniki on Wednesday as a general strike to protest government plans to reform the country's debt-ridden pension system brought Greece to a standstill.

December 27, 2007 | By ELENA BECATOROS Associated Press Writer | World


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School board rolls back millage

The Bulloch County Board of Education is rolling back its millage rate 1 percent to avoid what would have to be announced as an increase in property taxes. Even so, total revenue and local revenue to the schools still will increase compared to last year's.

July 25, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Wilson to teachers: Bulloch schools will overcome challenges

As teachers prepare for the upcoming school year, Bulloch County Schools Superintendent Charles Wilson addressed the hardships the system has faced in the past months but remained positive the district will overcome them.

July 25, 2014 | By BROOKE RABON Herald Intern | Local


Hospital gunman kills caseworker, intended to kill others, official says

MEDIA, Pa. - A psychiatrist's patient ranted about a gun ban at a suburban medical complex before opening fire there, killing his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist before the doctor pulled out his own weapon and fired back, authorities said Friday.

July 25, 2014 | The Associated Press | Nation


Emory University releases app for Civil War battle sites in Atlanta

ATLANTA - This week marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Atlanta, one of the key conflicts of the Civil War, and researchers at Emory University's Center for Digital Scholarship have released a mobile app for the tour.

July 25, 2014 | The Associated Press | Local


Take science seriously, but believe

At times, I enjoy the computer because there is so much information accessible at the touch of a button. I remember asking a student to type in the word cuneiform to see what she could find. She said, "It seems to be some kind of language, Mesopotamian or something, printed on a clay tablet. So what's the big deal?"

July 25, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


12-year-old girl finds, returns Georgia Southern lecturer's camera

While vacationing in Helen, Georgia, with her grandparents and cousins during the Fourth of July weekend, 12-year-old Emily Root stepped on what she believed was a fish.

July 25, 2014 | By BROOKE RABON Herald Intern | Local


Cause sought for gunfight between patient, doctor

DARBY, Pa. - Authorities are attempting to determine why a man identified as a patient fatally shot a caseworker at a hospital complex in a Philadelphia suburb and whether a psychiatrist who pulled out his own gun and wounded the patient had concerns about him.

July 25, 2014 | Associated Press | World


Toppled crosses in China spur defiance

WUXI VILLAGE, China - The battle started when a government-hired crew tore down the metal cross atop the one-room church in this village surrounded by rice paddies last month.

July 25, 2014 | By DIDI TANG Associated Press | World




Saltalamacchia peppers Braves, Marlins win

ATLANTA - Jarrod Saltalamacchia drove in the go-ahead run in the ninth inning, Henderson Alvarez won for the first time in three starts and the Miami Marlins beat the Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Thursday.

July 24, 2014 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves - AP


Georgia Southern AD, SBC commish address potential NCAA changes

On Tuesday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans at the Sun Belt Football Media Day, SBC commissioner Karl Benson expressed his support for a recent proposal that would change the NCAA Division-I landscape.

July 24, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Georgia Southern


Big 12's Bowlsby against changes

DALLAS - Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby had a dire warning Monday for anyone who likes intercollegiate athletics the way they are now.

July 24, 2014 | By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer | Sports


White signs 4-year extension

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons agreed to a four-year extension with receiver Roddy White on the eve of training camp on Thursday.

July 24, 2014 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons - AP


NCAA enforcement director defends investigators

INDIANAPOLIS - Jonathan Duncan understands that a perfect NCAA enforcement division won't catch every cheater in college sports. He still believes his team is getting the job done.

July 24, 2014 | The Associated Press | Sports


Pucker up! NASCAR returns to Brickyard

INDIANAPOLIS - Dale Jarrett loved his win so much he had to celebrate it with a kiss.

July 24, 2014 | The Associated Press | NASCAR - AP


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