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Surgeon, VA hospital in Illinois scrutinized in veterans’ deaths

MARION, Ill. - Bob Shank was in good spirits as he awaited gallstone-removal surgery at a veterans hospital in August, laughing as he handed his wife his false teeth for safekeeping.

October 27, 2007 | By JIM SUHR and DENISE LAVOIE Associated Press Writer | Nation


Mother of Pa. teen suspected of plotting school attack charged with buying him weapons

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) - The mother of a 14-year-old who authorities say had a cache of guns, knives and explosive devices in his bedroom for a possible school attack was charged Friday with buying her son three weapons.

October 27, 2007 | By MARYCLAIRE DALE Associated Press Writer | Nation


AP Enterprise: $100 million in bonuses keeps experienced commandos from leaving the military

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon has paid more than $100 million in bonuses to veteran Green Berets and Navy SEALs, reversing the flow of top commandos to the corporate world where security companies such as Blackwater USA are offering big salaries.

October 27, 2007 | By RICHARD LARDNER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Habitat to hold Build-a-Thon

What will bankers, attorneys, students and representatives of businesses and churches have in common this weekend?

October 26, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Lembo's attack closer to Hatcher's own

Georgia Southern fans wanting a glimpse of the future need to pay close attention to Elon and what the Phoenix are doing offensively.

October 26, 2007 | By MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Georgia Southern


Student gunman in Ohio warned classmates of attack; records show history of mental problems

CLEVELAND ) - The brother of a high school student who shot and wounded four people before killing himself was led out of his home in handcuffs by police officers on Thursday, as family members looked on and called his name.

October 26, 2007 | By JOE MILICIA Associated Press Writer | Nation


Cold medicines for babies yanked from market, but safe for other kids

WASHINGTON - Drug makers pulled cold medicines targeted for babies and toddlers off the market Thursday, leaving parents to find alternatives for hacking coughs and runny little noses just as fall sniffles get in full swing.

October 26, 2007 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Nation


Tank cars still burn at site of Ohio derailment; crews will allow fire to burn itself out

PAINESVILLE, Ohio - Railroad tank cars carrying ethanol continued burning Thursday, more than 24 hours after a derailment and explosion drove hundreds of people from their homes, officials said.

October 26, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Petraeus voices concern over Turkish-Kurdish tension

BAGHDAD - The top U.S. commander in Iraq warned Thursday that Turkey's threatened incursion into Kurdish regions in the north of the country could harm the flow of supplies for U.S. troops and damage the Kurdish economy.

October 26, 2007 | By STEVEN R. HURST Associated Press Writer | Nation


US budget deficit falls to $162.8 billion in 2007, lowest level in 5 years

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration reported Thursday that the federal budget deficit fell to $162.8 billion in the just-completed budget year, the lowest amount of red ink in five years.

October 26, 2007 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Nation


S&M death raises questions of legal responsibility for dangerous sex

LYNN, Mass - Adrian Exley was wrapped tightly in heavy plastic, then bound with duct tape. A leather hood was put over his head with a thin plastic straw inserted so that he could breathe, and he was shut up in a closet.

October 26, 2007 | By DENISE LAVOIE Associated Press Writer | Nation


About a third of U.S. adults with arthritis say work limited by the condition

ATLANTA - About a third of U.S. adults with arthritis say the chronic condition - the nation's leading cause of disability - has limited their ability to work, the government said Thursday.

October 26, 2007 | By DANIEL YEE Associated Press Writer | Nation


Schuerholz stepping down as Braves GM

ATLANTA - John Schuerholz stepped aside as general manager of the Atlanta Braves on Thursday to become team president after assembling teams that won a record 14 straight division titles and the 1995 World Series championship.

October 26, 2007 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Dear Abby 10/12

DEAR ABBY: I am 14 and in high school. There's this boy, "Jon," who has liked me for a long time. Recently a friend of his asked me if I'd ever consider being Jon's girlfriend. I told him no. I said I liked Jon, just not in that way. Obviously, the friend told Jon.

October 26, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Gators head to Edmund Burke

A banged-up bunch of Bulloch Academy Gators crawl out of the swamp tonight after a three-week homestand to begin region play on the road in Waynesboro.

October 26, 2007 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


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Bumgarner, Giants stop Royals 7-1 in Series opener

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants put a sudden stop to the Kansas City Royals' perfect postseason roll.

October 22, 2014 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Sports




A historic day for the Gators

As the regular season winds down and games become more important, every team wants a solid offensive threat that it can rely on.

October 21, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Local Roundup: Bulloch girls win region title

DUBLIN - Senior Ashley Burke and freshman Mattie Wynn Hendrix finished first and second respectively to propel the Bulloch Academy girls' cross country team to the GISA Region 2-AAA championship Monday.

October 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Prep Sports 360


Calls of SEC bias on the rise

Duck fans in Oregon and Buckeye backers in Ohio are united. Seminoles in the Florida panhandle and Sooners in the Oklahoma panhandle are rallying around a common cause.

October 21, 2014 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: Hunting the deer rut

Firearms season for deer has just gotten underway and there's lots of possibilities out there right now, but many hunters are already thinking about when the rut might begin because that is the year's best opportunity to get Big Ed on the ground.

October 21, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Reeling Tech loses Laskey

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech has a big role to fill this week with bruising runner Zach Laskey sidelined by a shoulder injury.

October 21, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Georgia Tech


For a young Mexican star, seeing helps him believe

The road to the PGA Tour out of Mexico was never going to be easy for Carlos Ortiz, even if it was paved with a measure of privilege.

October 21, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Horford, Hawks aim to keep playoff streak alive

ATLANTA - The team with the Eastern Conference's longest active streak of playoff appearances has a new problem:

October 21, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


'Blade Runner' Pistorius gets 5 years in prison

PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, completing a transformation from an acclaimed sprinter at the 2012 Olympics to a convicted criminal led away in a police van with barred windows.

October 21, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and GERALD IMRAY Associated Press | Sports


Ga. electorate shrinks; fewer new voters are white

ATLANTA - Georgia's electorate is changing fast, state officials said Tuesday, underscoring a shift that Democrats see as critical to making gains in a state dominated by Republicans.

October 21, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY and BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


Bands marching to Statesboro Saturday

Marching bands from high schools across southeast Georgia will be in Statesboro Saturday to compete in the 38th Annual East Georgia Marching Band Festival.

October 21, 2014 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local


Mexican Consulate to visit Savannah next week

Editor's note: A Spanish translation of this article is available to the left.

October 21, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


New breast cancer treatment options offering new hope

As a surgical oncologist focused on treating breast cancer, I see daily how devastating a breast cancer diagnosis can be. But I also see daily how new and often cutting-edge treatments give women the hope and courage they need to help manage or overcome the physical, mental and emotional challenges of breast cancer, and in many cases, beat the disease altogether.

October 21, 2014 | By ANITA JOHNSON, M.D. | Columnists/Editorials


Reports: Televangelist urged vasectomies, abortion

AKRON, Ohio - Televangelist Ernest Angley has long controlled members of his Akron-area congregation by advising them not to have children, shunning those who leave the church and using free labor at his for-profit buffet restaurant and television station, according to a two-month newspaper investigation.

October 21, 2014 | | Nation


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