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False alarm rattles Va. Tech campus again

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Virginia Tech students still on edge after the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history got another scare Wednesday morning as police in SWAT gear with weapons drawn swarmed Burruss Hall, which houses the president's office.

The threat of suspicious activity turned out to be unfounded, said Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said, and the building was reopened. But students were rattled.

May 04, 2007 | By ADAM GELLER AP National Writer | Local


Former high school classmates say Va. Tech gunman was picked on in school

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Long before he boiled over, Virginia Tech gunman Cho Seung-Hui was pushed around and laughed at as a schoolboy in suburban Washington because of his shyness and the strange, mumbly way he talked, former classmates say.

May 04, 2007 | By MATT APUZZO Associated Press Writer | Nation


Gates tells Iraqi leaders U.S. commitment to war isn’t open-ended

FALLUJAH, Iraq - U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates landed in Baghdad on Thursday to deliver a sharp message to Iraqi political leaders: The U.S. military's commitment to the war is not open-ended.

May 04, 2007 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press Writer | Nation


Ask Dr. Gott 4/20

DEAR DR. GOTT: Please warn women! I had one to two bladder infections a month during the years between 1996 and 2001. I was going to one of the most well-known urologists in my area. When I would go for an appointment, he would test my urine and always there were traces of blood. I would leave with a prescription for Cipro. It would clear it up until the next time.

May 04, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Gonzales can’t sway skeptical senators; Republican Coburn urges resignation

WASHINGTON - Attorney General Alberto Gonzales struggled Thursday to convince skeptical senators he did nothing improper in firing eight federal prosecutors, losing ground as a second senator from his own party joined the calls for his resignation.

May 04, 2007 | By LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Astrograph 4/20

Your financial prospects look quite encouraging, but you might have to team up with others for this to materialize. You're likely to make more from joint endeavors than from what you do on your own.

May 04, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Bridge 4/20

We are looking at the misconceptions about one-club opening bids. Here is another comment that is almost always incorrect: "I couldn't raise with only four-card support in case partner had a short minor."

May 04, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Free surgery for Russian boy ends in brain death; father accuses hospital of seeking publicity

OKLAHOMA CITY - A 16-year-old Russian boy found a hospital halfway around the world willing to remove his brain tumor for free.

May 04, 2007 | By JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Our Views: Reviewing campus emergency policies a good idea for GSU

The tragedy that struck Virginia Tech Monday was equally stunning in its scope and baffling in what could push someone to commit such a heinous act. The senseless rampage that left 33 people dead and about two dozen more recovering from gunshot wounds will leave an emotional scar on the Virginia Tech community long after the physical wounds heal.

May 04, 2007 | | Letters To The Editor


Dear Abby 4/20

DEAR ABBY: My mother passed away a little over a year ago, after being married to my father for 30 years. Recently, Dad has found a girlfriend - or rather, she found him. I'll call this woman Alexis.

May 04, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Up-and-coming N.C. State team predict 8 to 9 hurricanes in '07

RALEIGH, N.C. - The up-and-coming hurricane research team that accurately predicted a mild 2006 storm season, despite the dire predictions of more established forecasters, say that the 2007 season will be much more active.

May 04, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


The joke about Jekyll Island

You want to hear a really funny piece from the current state legislative session? Try this line delivered with a straight face by state Sen. Ross Tolleson, R-Perry:

May 04, 2007 | By BILL SHIPP | Columnists


SEB nips ECI

BROOKLET - Four Southeast Bulloch pitchers combined for 13 strikeouts and allowed only two earned runs as the Yellow Jackets (10-8) edged the Emanuel County Institute Bulldogs 5-4 after trailing for most of the Wednesday night game.

May 03, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.net | Sports


Va. Tech gunman sent material to NBC

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Between his first and second bursts of gunfire, the Virginia Tech gunman mailed a package to NBC News containing images of him brandishing weapons and video of him delivering a diatribe about getting even with rich people.

May 03, 2007 | By MATT APUZZO Associated Press Writer | Nation


Lanier, Akins win GISA state doubles title

Kacie Lanier and Kate Anna Akins ran the table Wednesday at the GISA Class AA state tournament to become doubles state champions in tennis.

May 03, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


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Falcons eliminate Saints 30-14, setting up Panthers showdown

NEW ORLEANS - Julio Jones' remarkable return kept the Falcons alive in the NFC South playoff race while Jimmy Graham's fumble at the goal line sank the Saints.

December 21, 2014 | By BRETT MARTEL Associated Press | Sports


Australian woman charged with murder of 8 children

SYDNEY - An Australian woman was charged with murder on Sunday in the deaths of seven of her children and her niece, whose bodies were found inside her home, police said.

December 21, 2014 | By KRISTEN GELINEAU Associated Press | Associated Press


NYPD: Cop ambush killer told passers-by to watch

NEW YORK - The gunman who fatally ambushed two New York City police officers in their squad car had a long criminal record, a hatred for police and the government and an apparent history of mental instability that included an attempt to hang himself a year ago, police said Sunday.

December 21, 2014 | By TOM HAYS Associated Press | Associated Press


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Rice success increases slave trade activity along coast

(Note: The following is part of a series of articles looking at the history and evolution of agriculture in Georgia and Bulloch County.)

December 21, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: Christmas began thanks to Mary's childlike faith

"Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it" (Mark 10:15).

December 21, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Local Roundup: SEB comeback effort falls short

ALBANY - Southeast Bulloch's furious second-half comeback attempt fell short as the Yellow Jackets fell 63-57 on Friday at the U-Save-It Classic against Class AAAAAA foe Lee County.

December 20, 2014 | From staff reports | Prep Sports 360


Subway says thanks to Food Bank volunteers

Subway Restaurants of Statesboro recognized the staff and volunteers of the Statesboro Food Bank with a Subway luncheon last week to say "thank you" for their tireless efforts to help others all year long.

December 20, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local




6th pleads guilty in steroids case

MIAMI - The sixth man to plead guilty in the Major League Baseball performance-enhancing drugs scandal was described in court Friday as a recruiter of mostly foreign-born players for the now-shuttered South Florida clinic at the center of the case.

December 19, 2014 | By CURT ANDERSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Upton and away

ATLANTA - Landing another of baseball's top power hitters, the San Diego Padres agreed to a trade for Atlanta Braves outfielder Justin Upton, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Friday.

December 19, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Rookie receivers stealing the show

TAMPA, Fla. - Tampa Bay's Mike Evans resists labels that describe him as a football player, especially those that shortchange what he's accomplished as part of an outstanding class of rookie receivers lighting up the NFL.

December 19, 2014 | By FRED GOODALL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Following probe, FIFA won't reopen World Cup voting

MARRAKECH, Morocco - Defiantly declaring that FIFA is no longer in crisis, Sepp Blatter said Friday the decision to hold the next two World Cups in Russia and Qatar won't be revoked and the governing body will publish a confidential probe into the process that picked those countries as hosts.

December 19, 2014 | By JOHN LEICESTER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bowl season kicks off with five games

The College Football Playoff era is here and as the bowl season starts, it feels a bit like a New Year's three-for-one special: Three big games instead of one.

December 19, 2014 | By JOHN MARSHALL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Statesboro pastor fuels Appalachia relief effort

Local churches that are part of the Ogeechee River Baptist Association, as well as Southern Baptist churches throughout Georgia and beyond, will contribute more than 27,000 backpacks this Christmas filled with clothes, toys, school supplies, hygiene items and Bibles to needy children along the Appalachian mountain range.

December 19, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Controlled burn sends smoke into downtown Statesboro

Smoke seen in downtown Statesboro this afternoon was caused by the controlled burn of a 15-acre field near Akins Smith Road in the Hopulikeit area, according to Bulloch County 911 and Statesboro Fire Department spokespersons.

December 19, 2014 | From | Local


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