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Soldiers’ brain injuries might be overstated, military docs say, citing post-traumatic stress

The role of traumatic brain injury - blamed for symptoms plaguing thousands of soldiers returning from Iraq - might be overstated, contends a provocative military study that offers hope for successful treatment.

February 14, 2008 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Medical Writer | National


Bridge 1/31

Civil rights leader Whitney M. Young Jr. said, "Support the strong, give courage to the timid, remind the indifferent, and warn the opposed."

February 14, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


The Eagles Nest: GSU basketball recap, football signing day preview, and meet the Hanner Hooligans

The Eagles Nest - January 30, 2008.

February 14, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON & ALEX PELLEGRINO vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | The Eagles Nest - 07-08


'Food for Fines' library program allows library dues to be paid with canned food

Do you have some overdue library books? Do you have some canned soup stored around the house? Beginning Friday, those soup cans can help you pay for your library late fees.

February 14, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Ask Dr. Gott 1/31

DEAR DR. GOTT: I was recently diagnosed with kidney stones. The pain was some of the worst I have ever experienced. I was treated with pain medication, hydrated with a saline solution and given a CT scan. One of the stones passed that morning, and I was sent home. The follow-up doctor visit revealed that I have three more stones in my kidney that I was told will eventually make their way down my urinary tract and will also be painful. I am now somewhat paranoid waiting for the new pain that will come at anytime. I have a visit ...

February 14, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Lisa Ling speaks to GSU crowd

Journalist Lisa Ling, correspondent for The Oprah Show and National Geographic, spoke to a packed house at Georgia Southern University's Performing Arts Center Tuesday evening, sharing her eye-opening experiences in countries around the world.

February 14, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Local


Deputy coroner: Celebrity pathologist’s errands were higher priority than suicide call

PITTSBURGH - A deputy coroner testified Wednesday that she was delayed in getting to a public suicide victim because she had to make personal deliveries for her high-profile boss, who is being tried on suspicion of using county staff to benefit his lucrative private practice.

February 14, 2008 | By JOE MANDAK Associated Press Writer | National


Japan’s dolphin hunt sags under protests, concerns over mercury contamination

TAIJI, Japan - Every autumn and winter, hunters from this craggy Japanese fishing village corral thousands of dolphins into a tiny, isolated cove and kill them for meat and fertilizer, turning the water red with their blood.

February 14, 2008 | By JOSEPH COLEMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Probe concludes Israeli war in Lebanon ended without victory

JERUSALEM - The head of the panel investigating Israel's 2006 Lebanon conflict said Wednesday that the war ended without victory and the army did not provide an effective response to Hezbollah rocket fire.

February 14, 2008 | By JOSEF FEDERMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Israeli court upholds cuts in fuel, electricity to Gaza

JERUSALEM - The Israeli Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the government's decision to slash fuel and electricity supplies to the Gaza Strip.

February 14, 2008 | By MATTI FRIEDMAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Obama says Hillary Clinton presidency would be a step back

DENVER - Democratic Sen. Barack Obama said Wednesday a Hillary Rodham Clinton presidency would be a step back to the past, turning her husband's image of a bridge to the future against her. The former first lady decried the tenor of his comments in an interview with The Associated Press.

February 14, 2008 | By NEDRA PICKLER and MIKE GLOVER Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Giuliani quits Republican presidential race, endorses John McCain

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. - Rudy Giuliani, who sought to make the leap from New York mayor to the White House, bowed out of the Republican presidential contest Wednesday and endorsed front-runner and longtime friend John McCain.

February 14, 2008 | By LIZ SIDOTI and DEVLIN BARRETT Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Giuliani expected to quit race, back McCain

ORLANDO, Fla. - In the end, 9/11 wasn't enough.

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, once the Republican presidential front-runner thanks to his status as "America's Mayor," suffered a debilitating defeat in Tuesday's Florida primary. He prepared Wednesday to quit the race and endorse his friendliest rival, John McCain.

February 14, 2008 | By DEVLIN BARRETT Associated Press Writer | National


White House race narrows to twin 2-way fights as Edwards bows out, Giuliani next

WASHINGTON - The race for the White House narrowed abruptly Wednesday to twin two-way battles, party maverick John McCain the man to beat for the Republican nomination while the Democrats faced a historic choice between a woman and a black man.

February 14, 2008 | By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent | Campaign 2008


Astrograph 1/31

In the year ahead, conditions will be right for making some important, long-contemplated changes in your life. Not all times will be completely optimal, but you'll figure out when it will be best to make things happen.

February 14, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


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Mixed review for GHSA rule change

In just three short years high school football participation has decreased by 10 percent, according to statistics from the National Federation of State High School Associations- and many states are beginning to take notice.

May 21, 2015 | HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Offense explodes in 7th for 10-1 win

ATLANTA - Julio Teheran pitched seven strong innings and the Atlanta Braves took advantage of Milwaukee reliever Will Smith's seventh-inning ejection for allegedly using pine tar in a 10-1 victory Thursday night.

May 21, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


What is our purpose in life?

I believe it was back in 1939 when a very popular author, James Thurber, wrote a short novel about an unusual man he named "Walter Mitty." It became so well read that it was produced for Broadway, made into a movie around 1947 - which I remember watching - and remade in 2013. If you're one of those purists, I guess you won't like my position, but I really liked Danny Kaye and Ben Stiller, who played the role of Walter Mitty. I suppose my reason for being so attached to the character is that, like many others (I hope ...

May 21, 2015 | Dr. John Bressler | Columnists/Editorials


James, Smith lead Cavs over Hawks in Game 1

ATLANTA - J.R. Smith knocked down a tough 3-pointer, then another. Turning toward the fans, their heckling transformed to groans, he blew off his right index finger and motioned toward his side, like he was holstering his pistol.

May 21, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports




Perez solid in debut as Braves beat Rays

ATLANTA - Williams Perez gave up one run over five innings in his first major league start and fellow rookie Todd Cunningham drove in the tiebreaking run with a groundout as theAtlanta Braves beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 on Wednesday night.

May 20, 2015 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


American Pharoah's breeding rights sold

NEW YORK - Win or lose the Belmont Stakes, Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah is expected to keep racing for the rest of the year.

May 20, 2015 | By RICHARD ROSENBLATT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Goodell wants to hear from Brady during QB's appeal

SAN FRANCISCO - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday it's his responsibility to hear directly from New England quarterback Tom Brady in his appeal of his four-game suspension in the deflated footballs case.

May 20, 2015 | By JOSH DUBOW AP Sports Writer | Sports




Burke headed to Georgia Southern

One of the most accomplished athletes in recent history at Bulloch Academy made her move to the next phase of her athletic career Tuesday afternoon in front of friends, family and teammates.

May 19, 2015 | HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Cavs meet Hawks in conference finals

By PAUL NEWBERRY

May 19, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Cabrera spurs Rays to win

ATLANTA - — Erasmo Ramirez won his second straight start, Asdrubal Cabrera homered and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Atlanta Braves 5-3 on Tuesday night.

May 19, 2015 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Sports




My Take: A full-blown, three-ring circus

I've got to hand it to the National Football League. While already the unquestioned king of the sporting landscape, the NFL is once again dominating headlines despite being right in the middle of its own offseason.

May 18, 2015 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


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