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Hidden victims of mortgage crisis: Pets abandoned by their owners after foreclosure

STOCKTON, Calif. - The house was ravaged - its floors ripped, walls busted and lights smashed by owners who trashed their home before a bank foreclosed on it. Hidden in the wreckage was an abandoned member of the family: a starving pit bull.

February 13, 2008 | By EVELYN NIEVES Associated Press Writer | National


Astrograph 1/28

A number of situations will develop in the year ahead that will enable you to earn and acquire several things you have always wanted. You will have the wherewithal, as well as the outside help, to achieve these special desires.

February 13, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 1/28

DEAR DR. GOTT: I lost my father 25 years ago due to heart blockages. At that time, I became determined not to let that happen to me. I went on a vegetarian diet, avoided fat and ate a lot of carbohydrates. I cut out trans-fats, read labels and tried to always eat well. A few years ago, I started adding some meat back into my diet, but still being very careful of what I ate.

February 13, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Bridge 1/28

In "English Bards and Scotch Reviewers," Lord Byron wrote, "Oh, Amos Cottle! -- Phoebus! what a name / To fill the speaking trump of future fame!"

February 13, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Bridge 1/30

George Eliot wrote, "Sympathetic people often don't communicate well, they back reflected images which hide their own depths."

February 13, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 1/28

DEAR ABBY: My husband believes an apology is required only if the action requiring one is intentional. For example, if my husband opens the windows and then turns on the sprinklers, allowing water into the living room, he thinks he doesn't need to apologize for causing the ensuing mess because he didn't do it intentionally.

February 13, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Astrograph 1/30

Just when things look as if they are grinding down and coming to a halt, those situations could turn around and allow you to make your greatest gains. Stay the course and never give up - regardless of outward appearances.

February 13, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 1/30

DEAR DR. GOTT: Since I had my nonfunctioning gallbladder removed six months ago, I continue to have occasional discomfort where it used to be. It can be random sharp pains to a dull ache and does not seem to be affected by food. It is always in the same spot (right upper quadrant, beneath the rib cage), and sometimes the pain will radiate to my back. Some of my co-workers also have similar symptoms that have continued since their gallbladder removals. I am a nurse, and we often talk about our various symptoms. Can you give me any insight into ...

February 13, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Police Report - January 30

(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.)

February 13, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


House nears action on stimulus proposal as Senate plans add-ons for senior citizens

WASHINGTON - The $146 billion economic aid package on a fast track to passage in the House faces an uncertain future in the Senate, where lawmakers in both parties are trying to tack on billions for senior citizens and the unemployed.

February 13, 2008 | By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS Associated Press Writer | Washington


Dear Abby 1/30

DEAR ABBY: I'm a middle-aged man who has been married for 20 years. I own a duplex in a nice neighborhood. Last week, I put an ad in the paper and a 21-year-old woman came to look at the upstairs apartment. The problem is, I found her attractive and had sex with her downstairs while my wife was not home.

February 13, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Borrowing costs likely to drop as Fed weighs another rate reduction

WASHINGTON - Individuals and businesses are likely to see their borrowing costs drop further as the Federal Reserve weighs another interest-rate reduction to bolster a sagging economy.

February 13, 2008 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Washington


Orders for big-ticket manufactured goods jump by largest amount in 5 months

WASHINGTON - Orders to factories for big-ticket manufactured goods soared in December by the largest amount in five months, welcome news for an economy buffeted by talk of recession.

February 13, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Washington


Hundreds protest Pakistan’s support for U.S.; Missile kills suspected militants

MIRAN SHAH, Pakistan - Hundreds of students chanting ''Death to America'' protested Pakistan's support for the U.S.-led fight against terrorism, as the government said Tuesday that security forces would show ''no leniency'' in the conflict with Islamic militants.

February 13, 2008 | By BASHIRULLAH KHAN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Democrats may heed call for stimulus package, but won’t give Bush much more

WASHINGTON - A Democratic Congress is poised to heed President Bush's call to help save the economy, but may not give him much else after a State of the Union speech that recycled many of the administration's past initiatives.

February 13, 2008 | By LARRY MARGASAK Associated Press Writer | Washington


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Cleveland, Atlanta plenty of lowlights

ATLANTA - On the sports misery index, Atlanta and Cleveland are hard to beat.

May 25, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Study: Europeans to suffer more ragweed with climate change

WASHINGTON - Global warming will bring much more sneezing and wheezing to Europe by mid-century, a new study says.

May 25, 2015 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer | Associated Press


Scientists peek into healthy brains to look for clues about Alzheimer's

WASHINGTON - Sticky plaque gets the most attention, but now healthy seniors at risk of Alzheimer's are letting scientists peek into their brains to see if another culprit is lurking.

May 25, 2015 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Sheriff's Foundation gets an unexpected gift

Last December I wrote a series of columns featuring business leaders who are known as much for what they give back to the community as they are for their business. One of those featured was James "Bubba" Revell, owner of the Country Store and Country Store Flooring.

May 25, 2015 | | Local


'It's a debt we can never fully repay'

ARLINGTON, Va. - President Barack Obama on Monday saluted Americans who died in battle, saying the country must "never stop trying to fully repay" them for their sacrifices. He noted it was the first Memorial Day in 14 years without U.S. forces engaged in a major ground war.

May 25, 2015 | By DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press | Associated Press


Statesboro council to discuss alcohol ordinance at work session Wednesday

Whether any patrons under age 21 can enter "bars" and "nightclubs" will be one question when Statesboro City Council holds a work session on the proposed new Alcoholic Beverage Ordinance at 3 p.m. Wednesday.

May 25, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


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Brannen Morton joins Herald staff as digital specialist

May 25, 2015 | From staff reports | Business


Hospital names employee of the year

Whitney Jones was named recently the 2014 Employee of the Year for East Georgia Regional Medical Center.

May 25, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Port set for record year

SAVANNAH - The top executive over Georgia's seaports in Savannah and Brunswick said he expects another record-breaking fiscal year following a busy spring in which East Coast ports benefited from a labor dispute on the West Coast.

May 25, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Business


Living with Children with John Rosemond: Childhood: Adopted children need no special treatment

Q: We have two children, ages 9 and 5, and are considering adopting a third, perhaps an older child, even a teenager. Do you have any advice for us?

May 24, 2015 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Young widows speak out about managing grief, seeking support

NEW YORK - Nine days after her husband died unexpectedly, Sheryl Sandberg took to Facebook to describe her return to the sidelines for her daughter's soccer game. There, a grandmother who had been widowed prematurely years earlier offered her a chair.

May 24, 2015 | LEANNE ITALIE Associated Press | Life


Chelsea Clinton to publish 'It's Your World'

Delete NEW YORK - Another Clinton is becoming an author.

May 24, 2015 | The Associated Press | Life


Consumer Q's: 'Petite Pink' roses are cute, easy to grow

Question: I saw a man selling something called "Texas holey rock" at the fish and aquarium auction at the Atlanta Farmers Market. What is it and what is it used for?

May 24, 2015 | By ARTY SCHRONCE Georgia Department of Agriculture | Columnists/Editorials


De Niro tells NY arts graduates 'You have to keep working'

NEW YORK - Robert De Niro urged new graduates at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts on Friday to keep fighting to create careers in the arts even though it probably would have been easier if they had picked something more practical.

May 24, 2015 | MARK KENNEDY AP Drama Writer | Life


Juan's World! Montoya beats Power for second Indy 500 win

INDIANAPOLIS - His career at a crossroads, his confidence shot, Juan Pablo Montoya received a lifeline from The Captain.

May 24, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER Associated Press | Sports


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