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Gates unhappy with Pentagon oversight of private contractors in Iraq

WASHINGTON - Unhappy with the Pentagon's oversight of its private contractors in Iraq, Defense Secretary Robert Gates has dispatched a fact-finding team to probe further into the problem, officials said Wednesday.

October 11, 2007 | By ROBERT BURNS AP Military Writer | Nation


Appeals court judge rules new mom must be allowed to pump breast milk during doctor test

BOSTON - A Harvard student must be allowed extra break time during her nine-hour medical licensing exam so she can pump breast milk to feed her 4-month-old daughter, a Massachusetts appeals court judge ruled Wednesday.

October 11, 2007 | By DENISE LAVOIE Associated Press Writer | Nation


Ask Dr. Gott 9/26

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am in my late 80s. I am told I have a total cholesterol of 402. My doctor wants to put me on Lipitor. I hear there are a lot of side effects from this pill.

October 10, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Bridge 9/26

You hand someone two dollars and he gives you three in return. Isn't that a profitable trade? It can be the same at the bridge table. If you give away a trick and get two in return, or you give away two and get three in return, you will be on the road to success.

October 10, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Braves hammer Phillies

PHILADELPHIA - Mark Teixeira hit a three-run homer and Chipper Jones had a two-run shot, helping the Atlanta Braves keep their slim playoff hopes alive with a 10-6 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night.

October 10, 2007 | By ROB MAADDI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Astrograph 9/26

In the year ahead, you could find yourself being dragged into a reluctant partnership arrangement with someone you may not like too well. Even though it may not be what you want, it could generate collective benefits.

October 10, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Farmers & Merchants Bank Prep Athletes of the Week

Statesboro's Nic Lanier is the go-to guy. That's saying something when the Blue Devils consistently hand the ball off to five or six running backs a game.

October 10, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Sports


Police Report - September 26

(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.)

October 10, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Equipment failure grounds aircraft flights within 250 miles of Memphis; some delays reported

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Communications equipment failed Tuesday at a regional air-traffic control center, shutting down all airline traffic within 250 miles of Memphis and causing a ripple effect across the country that grounded dozens of passenger and cargo flights.

October 10, 2007 | By WOODY BAIRD Associated Press Writer | Nation


Inmates in Texas prison break steal weapons, run down guard, but are recaptured within hours

HUNTSVILLE, Texas - Two inmates classified as minimum security prisoners bolted from a work detail after wresting weapons from a pair of guards, trading gunfire with officers, stealing a truck and running down a guard who was on horseback, killing her.

October 10, 2007 | By MICHAEL GRACZYK Associated Press Writer | Nation


Dear Abby 9/26

DEAR ABBY: I find myself in a situation I am not sure how to handle. My mother has adopted my 10-year-old nephew. The boy has severe mental and emotional problems because of the home environment he was in with my sister.

October 10, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


French president calls for ’firmness and dialogue’ to end Iranian nuclear standoff

UNITED NATIONS - The French president said Tuesday the international standoff over Iran's nuclear program will only be resolved with a combination of ''firmness and dialogue,'' while Germany's leader threatened tougher sanctions if the country refuses to cooperate.

October 10, 2007 | By EDITH M. LEDERER Associated Press Writer | Nation


GM, UAW at loggerheads, but strike probably will not drag on too long

DETROIT - The 1970 United Auto Workers' strike against General Motors Corp. went on for 69 days and helped push the nation into a recession. This time, industry watchers predict that the current strike will be a short one.

October 10, 2007 | By DEE-ANN DURBIN and TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writers | Nation


Democrats ready for passage, then veto, of children’s health care bill

WASHINGTON - House Democrats prepared for a mixed victory on children's health insurance Tuesday, predicting enough votes to expand a 10-year-old state-federal program but not enough to override President Bush's promised veto later this fall.

October 10, 2007 | By CHARLES BABINGTON Associated Press Writer | Nation


Spy chief: Al-Qaida training European recruits to attack US

WASHINGTON (AP) - Al-Qaida continues to recruit Europeans for explosives training in Pakistan because Europeans can more easily enter the United States without a visa, the nation's top intelligence officer said Tuesday.

October 10, 2007 | By PAMELA HESS Associated Press Writer | Nation


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Braves' continue slide, lose to Mets

ATLANTA - Freddie Freeman had seen this game before. It looked so very familiar to the first baseman and the sliding Atlanta Braves.

September 21, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves




Column: Impacts of childhood obesity

Many people are uncomfortable talking about childhood obesity, especially when it comes to their own children. However, ignoring it, or thinking a child will slim down as he or she grows taller, can make things worse.

September 20, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Column: It's time for action

There's been a lot of talk lately about what the Statesboro City Council is going to do about the terrible tragedy that happened at Rude Rudy's a couple of weeks ago. And we've heard a lot of opinions on what the city "should do" and rampant speculation as to why the council won't do it.

September 20, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Local Roundup: Lady Gators trounce Trinity

DUBLIN - Seniors Kristin Kingery and Powell Fennell had three hits each to lead Bulloch Academy to a 5-2 victory over Trinity Christian School Thursday in GISA Region 2-AAA action.

September 20, 2014 | From staff reports | Prep Sports 360


Georgia Prep Football Scores. 9/19

Alpharetta 35, Lambert 17

September 20, 2014 | The Associated Press | Prep Sports 360


Braves lose again behind sputtering offense

ATLANTA - Shortstop Andrelton Simmons and the Atlanta Braves are running out of time and patience.

September 20, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Memorial Day blows out Bulloch Academy at home

A big running back and an even bigger offensive line usually mean a win every time.

September 20, 2014 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


Mustangs shut out Statesboro

GUYTON - The Statesboro Blue Devils continued their early season struggles Friday, dropping a 17-0 decision at South Effingham in being shut out for the second time in three games.

September 20, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360




Dodge rolls Jackets

BROOKLET - Dodge County jumped out to a quick 14-0 lead midway through the first quarter and didn't look back as the Indians ran past the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets 24-6 Friday night in a game delayed 15 minutes due to lightning in the area.

September 19, 2014 | By LUKE MARTIN Herald Correspondent | Prep Sports 360


Does your better-half get on your nerves?

It's common for couples to fight and complain about certain topics. Finances, work stress and other important decision-making issues can be sources of contention and disagreement. But, what about less-important issues? You know, the pet peeves or small annoyances that every couple battles? You could try to change your spouse. Check out "How to change your spouse with 4 simple techniques." Or, you could try to change yourself.

September 19, 2014 | By WENDY JESSEN Deseret News National | Hot topics


Hester now stands alone as NFL greatest returner

ATLANTA - Devin Hester gets a text every morning from Deion Sanders, usually with some sort of inspirational message.

September 19, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Goodell: 'Same mistakes can never be repeated'

NEW YORK - More defiant than contrite, Roger Goodell announced no sweeping changes in his first public statements in more than a week of turmoil surrounding the NFL's handling of players accused of crimes.

September 19, 2014 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


3 guilty in Ga. salmonella-tainted peanut trial

ALBANY, Ga. - More than five years after hundreds of Americans got sick from eating salmonella-tainted peanut butter, the top executive at the Georgia plant where it was made was convicted Friday and faces prison time in a rare food-poisoning trial that advocates said sends a stern warning to others who may be tempted to place profits over safety.

September 19, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM and KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


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