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AP IMPACT: Secret underlies Hatfield-McCoy feud; disease may have fueled McCoy outbursts

The most infamous feud in American folklore, the long-running battle between the Hatfields and McCoys, may be partly explained by a rare, inherited disease that can lead to hair-trigger rage and violent outbursts.

April 21, 2007 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Medical Writer | Nation


Parker-Boone

Mr. and Mrs. Alan Parker of Macon announce the engagement of their daughter, Erika Lynn Parker of Perry, to Matthew Wright Boone of Warner Robins, the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Boone of Kingsland, Ga.

April 21, 2007 | | Nation


Ask Dr. Gott 4/7

DEAR DR. GOTT: I live in tick country, close to Old Lyme, Conn., where tick inspection and removal have become routine.

April 21, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Police Report - April 7

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.

April 21, 2007 | From staff reports | Crime Report


Police Report - April 6

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.

April 21, 2007 | From staff reports | Crime Report


Dear Abby 4/7

DEAR ABBY: I am a middle-aged woman, currently married to a wonderful man I'll call Ron. I was married once before to a man I'll call Hank, with whom I had two daughters. When my daughters were little, I grew restless and had several affairs. I fell in love with one of the men - Ron.

April 21, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 4/6

DEAR ABBY: I'm a 15-year-old girl in high school. Two days ago I went to my friend "Kate's" house to work on a school project. After we started working on it, Kate's sister, "Nell" - who is 9 - accidentally stepped on the poster board and bent it a little. It was something that was easily fixable, but Kate lost it. She started yelling and verbally abusing Nell.

April 21, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Bridge 4/7

Your partner opens one of a suit and you make a single jump-shift into another suit. What does your response show?

April 21, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Villagers sift through rubble of homes in the Solomon Islands; U.N. warns of malaria risk

GIZO, Solomon Islands - Villagers buried their dead where they found them - including two young boys discovered Thursday in one shattered community - as frustration mounted over delayed help for survivors of the Solomon Islands' devastating earthquake and tsunami.

April 21, 2007 | By MERAIAH FOLEY Associated Press Writer | Nation


Freed British sailors and marines say Iranians coerced statements about being in Iran’s waters

ROYAL MARINE BASE CHIVENOR, England - British sailors and marines freed by Iran said Friday they were blindfolded, isolated in cold stone cells and tricked into fearing execution while being coerced into falsely saying they had entered Iranian waters.

April 21, 2007 | By TARIQ PANJA Associated Press Writer | Nation


Company says moisture in peanut butter plant spread salmonella bacteria

OMAHA, Neb. - ConAgra Foods said Thursday that moisture from a leaky roof and faulty sprinkler was the source of the salmonella bacteria that contaminated peanut butter at its Georgia plant last year, sickening more than 400 people nationwide.

April 21, 2007 | By JOSH FUNK AP Business Writer | Nation


U.S. military changes how it brings soldiers’ bodies home after a father’s complaint

In an about-face by the U.S. government four years into the war in Iraq, America's fallen troops are being brought back to their families aboard charter jets instead of ordinary commercial flights, and the caskets are being met by honor guards in white gloves instead of baggage handlers with forklifts.

April 21, 2007 | By BILL POOVEY Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bridge 4/6

The opener bids one heart or one spade. When responder has at least four-card support for his partner's major, he normally immediately announces his excellent support. But with the right hand, he should adopt a two-step process, first making a strong jump-shift. This shows some 13-16 high-card points with either an excellent one-suiter (a six-card or longer suit headed by at least the K-Q-J), or a prime two-suiter (in principle, five-plus cards in his suit and four-plus cards in opener's suit).

April 21, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


British sailors and marines held captive by Iran for 13 days return home to teary welcome

ROYAL MARINE BASE CHIVENOR, England - With champagne bottles popping, a Royal Navy crew flew home Thursday after nearly two weeks in Iranian captivity to hugs from tearful relatives and relief in a Britain outraged the crew was used by Tehran for propaganda purposes.

April 21, 2007 | By TARIQ PANJA Associated Press Writer | Nation


Astrograph 4/6

Even though the accumulation of financial returns looks quite encouraging, take care not to spend your money as fast as it comes in. This is a period when you should be building a nest egg for future security.

April 21, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


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Martin surges to early lead at Zurich Classic

AVONDALE, La. - A few weeks ago, Ben Martin had missed seven of eight cuts and figured he'd better make some changes.

April 24, 2014 | By BRETT MARTEL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Northwestern players to cast historic union vote

EVANSTON, Ill. - Northwestern University's football players will cast ballots Friday on whether to form the nation's first union for college athletes - a potentially landmark vote that will be kept sealed for months and possibly years.

April 24, 2014 | By MICHAEL TARM Associated Press | Sports


Trinity Christian in quarterfinals

Critical postseason matchups in baseball, soccer and track are on the minds of many schools right now, but softball is stealing the show at Trinity Christian School.

April 24, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Bulloch Academy tries to get going at state meet

ALBANY - The Bulloch Academy girls notched only two points during the first day of competition in the GISA Class AAA state track and field championships at Hugh Mills Stadium here Thursday.

April 24, 2014 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


'Track Takeover' aims for better fan experience

RICHMOND, Va. - They are calling it "Track Takeover" at Richmond International Raceway, and track President Dennis Bickmeier hopes allowing fans onto the racing surface a few hours before race time on Saturday night will not only improve their experience at the 0.75-mile oval, but bring more of them, or bring them back.

April 24, 2014 | By HANK KURZ Jr. AP Sports Writer | NASCAR - AP


Local teen’s ‘Popular’ book goes worldwide

If Statesboro can have something like a literary Hannah Montana, its own iCarly of young adult literature, Maya Van Wagenen, 15, author of "Popular: Vintage Wisdom for the Modern Geek" appears headed for that level of teen celebrity.

April 24, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Rev. Bill Coen retires after 50 years of music ministry

The Rev. Bill Coen, the minister of music at Statesboro First Baptist Church, is retiring from ministry this week after serving for half a century.

April 24, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


NRA seeks universal gun law at national meeting

INDIANAPOLIS - With concealed weapons now legal in all 50 states, the National Rifle Association's focus at this week's annual meeting is less about enacting additional state protections than on making sure the permits already issued still apply when the gun owners travel across the country.

April 24, 2014 | By CHARLES D. WILSON Associated Press | World


Big riders mean big horses on Western trails

BOISE, Idaho - Wranglers in the West who have for decades cashed in on the allure of getting on a horse and setting out on an open trail say they have had to add bigger horses to their stables to help carry larger tourists over the rugged terrain.

April 24, 2014 | By KEITH RIDLER Associated Press | World




Badcock Home Furniture & More Presents: Prep Sports Spotlight

As the 2014 soccer season began, Statesboro knew that this could be its year.

April 23, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


SHS falls in baseball semifinals

One night after a 1-1 pitcher's duel was rained out in the fifth inning, a brand new game saw Statesboro's bid for a region baseball championship come to an end.

April 23, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Top of the region

After running through their sub-region schedule in impressive fashion, the Statesboro Blue Devils left no doubt as to who the class of Region 3-AAAA is this season.

April 23, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Party a century in the making for Wrigley Field

CHICAGO - There was a giant replica cake right next to the Ernie Banks statue, and an old-time band played as fans made their way through the main entrance.

April 23, 2014 | By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Phelps having fun in his return to swimming

MESA, Ariz. - Michael Phelps is making a comeback after nearly two years out of the pool for the simplest of reasons: He missed the sport that has been his entire life.

April 23, 2014 | By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer | Sports


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