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Police Report - January 18

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 01, 2007 | From staff reports | Crime Report


Braves trade LaRoche for closer Gonzalez

PITTSBURGH - After two months of trying, the Pittsburgh Pirates finally landed a deal for Atlanta power hitter Adam LaRoche on Wednesday when they agreed to acquire the first baseman for left-handed reliever Mike Gonzalez.

February 01, 2007 | By ALAN ROBINSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Girls athlete of the week: Eason sparking Panthers

When the Lady Panthers of Portal get in some trouble and need a spark off the bench, they turn to sophomore guard Kanesha Eason.

February 01, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


Discontent with Ahmadinejad grows as Iranians feel pain of rising prices, unemployment

TEHRAN, Iran - Prices for vegetables have tripled in the past month, housing prices have doubled since last summer - and as costs have gone up, so has Iranians' discontent with hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his focus on confrontation with the West.

February 01, 2007 | By ALI AKBAR DAREINI Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bridge 1/18

If your right-hand opponent opens one of a suit and you immediately overcall two no-trump, you are promising at least 5-5 in the two lowest-ranking unbid suits. But if one of a suit is opened on your left and two passes follow, now a jump to two no-trump is natural, showing the values for a two-no-trump opening bid: 20-22 points. True, you might shade a point if your hand includes a decent five-card minor suit; and you might shade two points if you hold a respectable six-card minor suit (and 6-3-2-2 distribution). Remember, when the play takes place, you will ...

February 01, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Secret court to oversee domestic spying program

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration has agreed to shift course and let a secret but independent panel of federal judges oversee the government's controversial domestic spying program.

February 01, 2007 | By LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bulloch Academy boys, girls both win

Senior guard Kacie Lanier poured in 15 points, including four 3-pointers, to help Bulloch Academy pummel Edmund Burke 47-17 in GISA Region 2-AA action Tuesday night.

January 31, 2007 | By Rahn Hutcheson Special to the Herald | Sports


Dear Abby 1/17

DEAR ABBY: My fiance, "Pan," and I have been together nearly two years. We fell in love quickly and knew we wanted to marry one day. We are loving, respectful and kind to each other. Our only source of conflict involves his family.

January 31, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Crime Report


Prices soar for California citrus after temperatures plummet

FRESNO, Calif. - Shoppers will feel the sting from a string of subfreezing nights in California's citrus groves and other farming areas, with prices for oranges, lemons, avocados and other produce poised to double or triple in coming weeks, according to industry officials.

January 31, 2007 | By OLIVIA MUNOZ Associated Press Writer | Nation


On a day of heavy violence, U.N. says 34,000 Iraqi civilians were killed last year

BAGHDAD, Iraq - Twin car bombs tore through a leading Baghdad university as students left classes Tuesday in the deadliest attack in Iraq in nearly two months, and the United Nations reported 34,452 civilians were slain last year, nearly three times more than the government reported.

January 31, 2007 | By STEVEN R. HURST Associated Press Writer | Nation


Astrograph 1/17

There are strong indications you could unexpectedly get involved in a very unique endeavor or enterprise. It will be something you never thought would happen, but you'll love being involved when it does.

January 31, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Obama launches White House bid, says past 6 years imperiled U.S.

WASHINGTON - Sen. Barack Obama launched a presidential campaign Tuesday that would make him the first black to occupy the White House, and immediately tried to turn his political inexperience into an asset with voters seeking change.

January 31, 2007 | By NEDRA PICKLER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Family of boy in Mo. kidnapping case recalls happily receiving word of his recovery

KIRKWOOD, Mo. - Ben Ownby has spent a lot of time watching TV since he was rescued from a man accused of kidnapping him and another boy, but there's one face he's tired of seeing.

January 31, 2007 | By JIM SALTER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Police Report - January 17

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.

January 31, 2007 | From staff reports | Crime Report


Bridge 1/17

The dealer opens one of a suit and two passes follow. Yesterday, I explained that if you balance by making a one-no-trump overcall, that is weak, showing about 11-14 points. But what should you do when you have a balanced hand with somewhere between a good 15 and a middling 18 points, enough for a direct strong one-no-trump overcall?

January 31, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


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Portal softball puts on a show against Claxton

PORTAL - It was barely a contest Tuesday afternoon as Portal bats and gloves alike caught fire to blow Claxton out of the water.

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Nationals clinch, blank Braves 3-0

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Braves sell naming rights to SunTrust

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Outdoor Life: Early season Whitetail hunting can be productive

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Atlanta mayor: Talked to 6 possible Hawks owners

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September 16, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


UGA's Richt not ruling out RB Nick Chubb vs. Troy

ATHENS - Perhaps Georgia's depth at tailback didn't take an immediate hit after all when freshman Nick Chubb had surgery on Monday to repair his fractured left thumb.

September 16, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | UGA


Local Roundup: SHS to honor 1964 Blue Devils

Statesboro High will honor its 1964 football team on its 50th reunion on Sept. 26-27.

September 16, 2014 | From staff reports | Prep Sports 360


Grand jury to weigh case of NASCAR's Tony Stewart

The decision whether to charge three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart in the August death of a fellow driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York will be up to a grand jury.

September 16, 2014 | By CAROLYN THOMPSON Associated Press | NASCAR


Falcons LT Matthews returns

FLOWERY BRANCH - Falcons rookie left tackle Jake Matthews has returned to practice after missing last week's loss at Cincinnati with a sprained left ankle.

September 16, 2014 | ASSOCIATED PRESS | Atlanta Falcons


Criticism mounting for Vikings after Adrian Peterson decision

MINNEAPOLIS - Adrian Peterson has been one of the most popular and marketable stars in the NFL, an approachable superstar with an inspirational comeback story that made him an endorser's dream.

September 16, 2014 | By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Senator ties NFL tax status to Redskins name

WASHINGTON - A U.S. senator threatened the NFL with legislation over Washington's nickname, a letter was dispatched to the other 31 team owners, and the issue was linked to the league's others recent troubles Tuesday as the anti-"Redskins" movement took its cause to Capitol Hill.

September 16, 2014 | By JOSEPH WHITE AP Sports Writer | Sports


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