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Our Views: Reviewing campus emergency policies a good idea for GSU

The tragedy that struck Virginia Tech Monday was equally stunning in its scope and baffling in what could push someone to commit such a heinous act. The senseless rampage that left 33 people dead and about two dozen more recovering from gunshot wounds will leave an emotional scar on the Virginia Tech community long after the physical wounds heal.

May 04, 2007 | | Letters To The Editor


Dear Abby 4/20

DEAR ABBY: My mother passed away a little over a year ago, after being married to my father for 30 years. Recently, Dad has found a girlfriend - or rather, she found him. I'll call this woman Alexis.

May 04, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Up-and-coming N.C. State team predict 8 to 9 hurricanes in '07

RALEIGH, N.C. - The up-and-coming hurricane research team that accurately predicted a mild 2006 storm season, despite the dire predictions of more established forecasters, say that the 2007 season will be much more active.

May 04, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


The joke about Jekyll Island

You want to hear a really funny piece from the current state legislative session? Try this line delivered with a straight face by state Sen. Ross Tolleson, R-Perry:

May 04, 2007 | By BILL SHIPP | Columnists


Board of Regents come to Georgia Southern

May 03, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


SEB nips ECI

BROOKLET - Four Southeast Bulloch pitchers combined for 13 strikeouts and allowed only two earned runs as the Yellow Jackets (10-8) edged the Emanuel County Institute Bulldogs 5-4 after trailing for most of the Wednesday night game.

May 03, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.net | Sports


Va. Tech gunman sent material to NBC

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Between his first and second bursts of gunfire, the Virginia Tech gunman mailed a package to NBC News containing images of him brandishing weapons and video of him delivering a diatribe about getting even with rich people.

May 03, 2007 | By MATT APUZZO Associated Press Writer | Nation


Lanier, Akins win GISA state doubles title

Kacie Lanier and Kate Anna Akins ran the table Wednesday at the GISA Class AA state tournament to become doubles state champions in tennis.

May 03, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


Supreme Court upholds federal ban on partial-birth abortion procedure

The Supreme Court upheld the nationwide ban on a controversial abortion procedure Wednesday, handing abortion opponents the long-awaited victory they expected from a more conservative bench.

The 5-4 ruling said the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act that Congress passed and President Bush signed into law in 2003 does not violate a woman's constitutional right to an abortion.

May 03, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Supreme Court backs nationwide ban on abortion procedure in 5-4 ruling

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court's conservative majority upheld a nationwide ban Wednesday on a controversial abortion procedure in a decision that sets the stage for additional restrictions on a woman's right to choose.

May 03, 2007 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Police Report - April 19

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.

May 03, 2007 | From staff reports | Crime Report


2 studies link hormone use to slightly higher risk for breast, ovarian cancers

ATLANTA - Research on two continents signaled more bad news for menopause hormones, offering the strongest evidence yet that they can raise the risk of breast cancer and are tied to a slightly higher risk of ovarian cancer.

May 03, 2007 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Nation


Details surrounding N.J. gov.’s crash change dramatically with trooper speeding revealed

TRENTON, N.J. - It was an ominous tale - an erratic driver in a red pickup racing wildly along the nation's busiest toll road sends the governor's sport utility vehicle careening into a guard rail.

May 03, 2007 | By TOM HESTER Jr. Associated Press Writer | Nation


IRS: No penalty for TurboTax users affected by company’s overtaxed computers

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Taxpayers who couldn't electronically file 11th-hour returns using Intuit Inc.'s TurboTax, ProSeries and other software won't be penalized for delays caused by the company's overtaxed servers, the IRS said Wednesday.

May 03, 2007 | By JORDAN ROBERTSON AP Technology Writer | Nation


Dear Abby 4/18

DEAR ABBY: I am unsure what to do about a friend who I thought was an honest, law-abiding citizen. She bragged to me that she's committing welfare fraud by not revealing additional income.

May 02, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


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An Easter feast of roasted lamb

Over two French doors in my kitchen hangs a sign that reads, "Good wine, good friends, good times." That couldn't have described the scene around my table more on the cool and rainy Tuesday night we had earlier this week. I'd invited a few of my closest friends to my early Easter feast, where we would dine on roasted lamb with mint chutney and farm-style side dishes hailing from the soil of Screven County.

April 20, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond - Torturing animals raises suspicions of sociopathy

Q: My 18-year-old son and a slightly younger friend recently found some mice and decided to dispose of them. They drowned one and set the other one on fire. When I confronted my son for torturing animals, his response was, "They're just mice." Is this typical boy behavior, or should I be concerned?

April 20, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


High rent driving middle class out of cities

Financial experts say housing costs should be around 25 to 28 percent of a person's income.

April 20, 2014 | By MICHAEL De GROOTE Deseret News National | World


Navy OKs changes for submariners' sleep schedules

GROTON, Conn. - With no sunlight to set day apart from night on a submarine, the U.S. Navy for decades has staggered sailors' working hours on schedules with little resemblance to life above the ocean's surface.

April 20, 2014 | By MICHAEL MELIA Associated Press | World


Georgia online tuition dropping for first year

ATLANTA - Jenni Small has good reason for avoiding 8 a.m. world literature classes at Dalton State College in northern Georgia. The 23-year-old works night shifts as an operator for carpet manufacturer Shaw while finishing her bachelor's degree in mathematics.

April 20, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, died Sunday. He was 76.

April 20, 2014 | By GREG BEACHAM Associated Press | World


24/7: The case for a day of rest in a digital age

Editor's note: This article is part of "The Ten Today," a series that examines the Ten Commandments in modern society. This story explores the fourth commandment: "Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy."

April 20, 2014 | By MARK A. KELLNER Deseret News National | The Ten Today


2014 Statesboro Kiwanis Rodeo

In just the last four years, the Statesboro Kiwanis Rodeo has become one of the most anticipated events of the year in the Boro.

April 20, 2014 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT sbryant@statesboroherald.com | Life


Devastating deceit: How perjury and dishonesty plague America

Editor's note: This article is part of "The Ten Today," a series that examines the Ten Commandments in modern society. This story explores the ninth commandment.

April 20, 2014 | By AMY CHOATE-NIELSEN Deseret News National | The Ten Today


Brown-Kittrell

Lillian Akers Brown of Statesboro and James Michael and Mariana Brown of Chatsworth, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Katherine Brown of Statesboro, to Nathaniel Taylor Kittrell, son of Charlie Tull Kittrell Jr. and Debbie Harper Kittrell of Waynesboro, Ga.

April 20, 2014 | | Weddings


GSU, community stage 'Elijah'

Nearly 2,000 people packed the sanctuary of First Baptist Church in Statesboro recently to experience the soaring oratorio "Elijah."

April 20, 2014 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Life


5 features an Amazon phone might offer

NEW YORK - A report this week in The Wall Street Journal that Amazon is planning to release a smartphone has prompted industry analysts and technology blogs to muse about what the device might offer.

April 20, 2014 | By MAE ANDERSON Associated Press | World


In Colorado, a pot holiday tries to go mainstream

DENVER - Once the province of activists and stoners, the traditional pot holiday of April 20 has gone mainstream in the first state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana.

April 20, 2014 | By NICHOLAS RICCARDI Associated Press | World


Pope Francis, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter

VATICAN CITY - Celebrating Easter Sunday, Christianity's most joyous and hopeful day, Pope Francis prayed for peace in Ukraine and Syria and for an end to the terrorist attacks in Nigeria that have targeted many Christians.

April 20, 2014 | By FRANCES D'EMILIO Associated Press | World


April 20 - Mr. Richard Vance Wilson Sr., age 63, died suddenly Wednesday, April 16, 2014.

Mr. Richard Vance Wilson Sr.

April 19, 2014 | | Obituaries


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