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No, diet pills won’t melt away those extra pounds; FTC fines marketers over claims

WASHINGTON - Now that you've indulged in all those holiday goodies and made that New Year's resolution to shed some pounds, the government says don't count on a diet pill to help.

January 19, 2007 | By DONNA DE LA CRUZ Associated Press Writer | Nation


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It will work to your advantage to get out and circulate with as many new people as you can. Contacts or relationships you establish during this period could prove to be exceptionally fortunate for you.

January 19, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


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Peter McWilliams wrote, "I'm a confirmed negaholic. I don't just see a glass that's half-full and call it half-empty; I see a glass that's completely full and worry that someone's going to tip it over."

January 19, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Scientists say 2007 could be world’s warmest year on record

LONDON - Deepening drought in Australia. Stronger typhoons in Asia. Floods in Latin America.

January 19, 2007 | By RAPHAEL G. SATTER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Democratic-controlled House makes history by elevating Pelosi to speaker

WASHINGTON - Jubilant Democrats on Thursday elected Rep. Nancy Pelosi as the first woman speaker of the House, the crowning celebration of newfound power the party won in the November electoral sweep.

January 19, 2007 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | Nation


Choi leads crowd at Mercedes Championship

KAPALUA, Hawaii - Every player walked off the 18th green Thursday and deposited an autographed golf ball into the new FedExCup trophy that will be awarded at the end of the season.

January 19, 2007 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Dear Abby 1/5

DEAR ABBY: A few years ago I had an affair with a woman I met at a local benefit. I'll call her "Desiree." As luck would have it, a few years later, Desiree would become my sister-in-law.

January 19, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


No doubt: L.T. named MVP

ASSOCIATED PRESS

January 19, 2007 | By BARRY WILNER AP Football Writer | Sports


Ask Dr. Gott 1/5

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a long-time fan of your column. I admire the forthrightness and the humor with which you handle the questions posed by your readers.

January 19, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 1/4

DEAR ABBY: Although I am not a mental health professional, I am concerned for the welfare of "Stressed in Pennsylvania" (Nov. 22), who is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder due to his tour of duty in Iraq.

January 18, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Louisiana woman to give birth after her frozen embryo was rescued during Katrina’s aftermath

NEW ORLEANS - The baby album for Rebekah Markham's soon-to-be-born child could include something extra special: photos of officers using flat-bottomed boats to rescue the youngster's frozen embryo from a sweltering hospital in the chaotic aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

January 18, 2007 | By JANET McCONNAUGHEY Associated Press Writer | Nation


Saban splits for Alabama

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Nick Saban landed to chants of ''Roll Tide,'' then stepped off the airplane and made the long trek across the tarmac to greet throngs of screaming Alabama fans.

January 18, 2007 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


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Peter McWilliams stated, "Many people weigh the guilt they will feel against the pleasure of the forbidden action they want to take."

January 18, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


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A number of big achievements could be in the offing for you in the year ahead, but they won't be accomplished unaided. It will take a great deal of cooperation and teamwork in order to pull them off, so be ready to join up.

January 18, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Mercedes starts off another PGA season

KAPALUA, Hawaii - The start of another PGA Tour season looks like any other.

January 18, 2007 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


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Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

KATMANDU, Nepal - An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. Several more were injured.

April 18, 2014 | By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA Associated Press | World




New look in the backfield

Last year in the season opener, nine different Georgia Southern football players scored a rushing touchdown.

April 17, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Georgia Southern


SHS hammers Hephzibah in region tournament

Thursday's games at Mill Creek Regional Park were postseason games imperative to Statesboro's state playoff hopes, but the Blue Devils breezed through the challenge as if they were throwaway preseason scrimmages.

April 17, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Bulloch Academy sweeps region track meet

Both Bulloch Academy girls' and boys' track teams rolled to victories in the GISA Region 4-AAA championship meet Thursday at Georgia Southern University's track and field complex.

April 17, 2014 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


Local Roundup: SHS tourney game moved to Saturday

The Statesboro Blue Devils' game against Wayne County, originally scheduled for today, hasd been moved to Saturday at 1 p.m., at Womack Field, due to factors involving weather and the scheduling of officials.

April 17, 2014 | From staff reports | Prep Sports 360


Swan racing future in doubt

Swan Racing is reviewing its ability to compete in NASCAR because of difficulty securing corporate sponsorship for the two-car operation.

April 17, 2014 | By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer | NASCAR - AP


Revere's RBI single lifts Phillies over Braves 1-0

PHILADELPHIA - Ben Revere's RBI single with two outs in the eighth inning lifted the Philadelphia Phillies to a 1-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Thursday afternoon.

April 17, 2014 | By ROB MAADDI AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


GSU to host Human Rights Conference featuring Botswana ambassador

Georgia Southern University will host a Human Rights Conference on Saturday featuring Dr. Tebelelo Mazile Seretse, the ambassador of the Republic of Botswana to the United States, as the keynote speaker.

April 17, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


GSU anthropology professor honored in memorial service

Georgia Southern University faculty members and students celebrated the life of a longtime anthropology professor who recently died of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

April 17, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Slow down and enjoy the moment

Twenty-five years ago when Julie and I drove into Statesboro with the kids, we knew we had been blessed by God Who had brought us home. Strangers waved at us as we drove in, the streets were clean and there was little traffic up and down old two-lane Fair Road. I think there were only a few places to eat - mostly family style - and Georgia Southern College had perhaps 9,000 students.

April 17, 2014 | By REV. JOHN BRESSLER | Columnists/Editorials


Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet

LOS ANGELES - Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected - a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too cold for life.

April 17, 2014 | By ALICIA CHANG AP Science Writer | Nation


Study: Fathers as likely as mothers to kill their infants

The discovery of seven babies found dead and concealed in the garage of a Utah home has Americans struggling to comprehend what would drive a mother to allegedly kill her newborn babies.

April 17, 2014 | By MARJORIE CORTEZ Deseret News National | Nation


Robber who was homesick for prison to be sentenced

CHICAGO - Walter Unbehaun has spent nearly all of his adult life behind bars, so it's not surprising that he faces sentencing Thursday for yet another crime, a bank robbery last year. His reason for robbing the bank is surprising, though: He was homesick for prison.

April 17, 2014 | By MICHAEL TARM Associated Press | World




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