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1 dead as powerful storm hits New Orleans area, dozens of homes and business damaged

NEW ORLEANS - A powerful storm and likely a tornado hit the New Orleans area early Tuesday, killing an elderly woman, injuring at least 16 other people, and damaging dozens of business and homes in a region still trying to recover from Hurricane Katrina.

February 28, 2007 | By KEVIN McGILL Associated Press Writer | Nation


Police say off-duty officer prevented larger killing spree in rampage at Utah shopping mall

SALT LAKE CITY - An off-duty police officer having an early Valentine's Day dinner with his wife was credited Tuesday with helping stop a rampage in a crowded shopping mall by an 18-year-old gunman who killed five people before he was cut down.

February 28, 2007 | By PAUL FOY Associated Press Writer | Nation


A mini, minor Y2K: Earlier daylight-saving time could foil computer calendars

For three weeks this March and April, Microsoft Corp. warns that users of its calendar programs ''should view any appointments ... as suspect until they communicate with all meeting invitees.''

February 28, 2007 | By BRIAN BERGSTEIN AP Technology Writer | Nation


Dear Abby 2/14

DEAR ABBY: I took my grandsons to see a movie. They were looking forward to our outing all week. As we stood in line to buy tickets, I realized I had only a $20 bill in my wallet.

February 28, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 2/14

DEAR DR. GOTT: Is it harmful for a person to consume candle wax? My 10-year-old granddaughter has flameless candles (no wick) in her bedroom that melt into liquid when placed on a candle warmer. I have seen her eat both the melted and unmelted wax.

February 28, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Bridge 2/14

John Donne wrote, "Hail, Bishop Valentine, whose day this is, / All the air is thy Diocese."

February 28, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Police Report - February 14

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 28, 2007 | From staff reports | Crime Report


Making a change for the dollar

WASHINGTON - Maybe Susan B. Anthony and Sacagawea should not take public rejection personally. It's not easy overcoming people's indifference to dollar coins, even those honoring such historic figures.

February 27, 2007 | By WILL LESTER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Photos of Anna Nicole Smith in bed with Bahamas immigration minister revive scandal

NASSAU, Bahamas - Photographs of Anna Nicole Smith in bed embracing the Bahamian immigration minister who approved her application for permanent residency here revived a political scandal in the islands Monday.

February 27, 2007 | By MICHAEL MELIA Associated Press Writer | Nation


Investigator: Plane broke apart before crashing on Army post

SAVANNAH, Ga. - A small plane broke apart in the air and scattered wreckage over 1.5 miles when it crashed on Fort Stewart over the weekend, killing the pilot and his three passengers flying from Florida to South Carolina to buy a recreational vehicle.

February 27, 2007 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press Writer | Local


Complete list of winners at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards

Winners at Sunday's 49th Annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center in Los Angeles:

February 27, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


Georgia artists, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, snag Grammys

ATLANTA - Artists Gnarls Barkley and rappers T.I. and Ludacris were among the Georgia artists who won Grammys in Sunday night's awards show by the Recording Academy in Los Angeles.

February 27, 2007 | By DANIEL YEE Associated Press Writer | Local


Gregg Ponder joins Farmers & Merchants

Gregg Ponder has been named to the position of Assistant Vice President at Farmers and Merchants Bank. Rick Nessmith, President of FMB, explained that Ponder's official title will be Assistant Vice President-Loan Officer.

February 27, 2007 | From staff reports | Business


Astrograph 2/13

A number of changes, both socially and financially, could be in the offing in the year ahead. However, certain good friendships you've established will be helpful in ways you don't expect.

February 27, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Soldiers’ doubts weigh heavy on mission to lay foundation for Baghdad security plan

BAGHDAD, Iraq - Soldiers spearheading the increase in U.S. forces in Baghdad are papering car windows and storefronts with purple stickers listing telephone numbers and an e-mail address where Iraqis can send intelligence tips to help stop the violence.

February 27, 2007 | By RYAN LENZ Associated Press Writer | Nation


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Top-ranked Ware County visits Womack

The Statesboro Blue Devils are coming off a pair of wins that have given them a spark after an 0-5 start to the season.

October 23, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Portal travels to face Raiders

PORTAL - The road doesn't get any easier for the Portal Panthers tonight as they face their sixth consecutive opponent that will likely make the Class A state playoff field in November.

October 23, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


BA takes on region foe Trinity

Bulloch Academy will have to find a way to derail the 'Payne Train' tonight when they face Trinity Christian School in a key GISA Region 2-AAA matchup at Cleve Warnock Stadium in Dublin.

October 23, 2014 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


Probe shows UNC cheating scandal involved 3,100 students

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Bogus classes and automatic A's and B's are at the heart of a cheating scandal at the University of North Carolina that lasted nearly two decades, encompassing about 3,100 students - nearly half of them athletes.

October 23, 2014 | By AARON BEARD and EMERY P. DALESIO Associated Press | Sports


Hart named president of operations

ATLANTA - John Schuerholz completed what he called "the best negotiation of my entire career" by convincing his longtime friend John Hart to accept the role of president of baseball operations.

October 23, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


World Series moves to the bay

SAN FRANCISCO - Eric Hosmer is eager to see what makes San Francisco's waterfront ballpark unique.

October 23, 2014 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Chubb keeps No. 9 Georgia moving

ATHENS - Thanks to Nick Chubb, concerns about Georgia's running game have subsided even as Todd Gurley's status remains uncertain.

October 23, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | UGA


Compton among St. Simons leaders

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Erik Compton is happy with where he is in golf, and he's not referring to his 5-under 65 on Thursday for a share of the lead in the McGladrey Classic.

October 23, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


'Outsourcing' changes Georgia race in closing days

NEWNAN, Ga. - Georgia Democrat Michelle Nunn has spent the past month hammering away at Republican David Perdue's career as a business executive, making his role in outsourcing jobs a hallmark of her campaign for U.S. Senate.

October 23, 2014 | By BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


9 tips to survival parenting

After my close call with lightning on a mountain climb this summer, my younger sister suggested I read one of her favorite books: "Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why," (W.W. Norton & Company, 2004) by Laurence Gonzales.

October 23, 2014 | By TIFFANY GEE LEWIS Deseret News National | Hot topics


Marriage isn’t about romance

I've always loved the movies, especially a good romance. When I was young, I often dreamed of being swept off my feet to romantic places like Paris or Italy by a tall, dark and perfectly handsome man who would serenade me while I stood on the balcony in the moonlight. Sounds romantic, doesn't it?

October 23, 2014 | By TIFFANY FLETCHER Deseret News National | Hot topics




Royals even series with 7-2 win

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Billy Butler hit a tiebreaking single, Salvador Perez and Omar Infante drove in two runs each with big hits in a five-run sixth inning, and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 7-2 Wednesday night to even the World Series at one game apiece.

October 22, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Local Roundup: Statesboro High 2014 Hall of Fame

The Statesboro Athletic Hall of Fame is proud to announce the upcoming addition of six new members.

October 22, 2014 | From staff reports | Prep Sports 360


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