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Georgia Southern roommates renew friendship after 66 years

Dell Merritt and Mary-Thomas King didn't know what to expect when they decided to get together. The two, who were freshman roommates at Georgia Teachers College in 1939, hadn't seen each other for 66 years, but the Georgia Southern Centennial gave them a good excuse to return to campus.

February 16, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Study says polluting particles in air hurt women’s hearts a lot

BOSTON - The fine grit in polluted air boosts the risk of heart disease in older women much more powerfully than scientists realized, a big federally funded study has found, raising questions of whether U.S. environmental standards are strict enough.

February 15, 2007 | By JEFF DONN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Astrograph 2/1

In the year ahead, you are likely to make several interesting alliances with a number of persons you'll meet socially. Although the prime engagement will be one of friendship, their impact will touch other areas of your life as well.

February 15, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Bridge 2/1

Jimmy Buffett said, "Indecision may or may not be my problem."

February 15, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Britain uncovers kidnap plot reportedly to torture and behead Muslim soldier

BIRMINGHAM, England - Police foiled a major kidnapping plot, the first of its kind in Britain, with the arrests Wednesday of nine terror suspects who reportedly planned to torture and behead a British Muslim soldier and broadcast the killing on the Internet.

February 15, 2007 | By ROB HARRIS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Dear Abby 2/1

DEAR ABBY: I am one of your many male readers. Regarding "Betrayed in the Midwest" (Dec. 27), whose fiance, "Reid," impregnated her younger sister, "Lindy," there are at least two major issues that the writer should consider about this man.

February 15, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Police Report - February 1

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 15, 2007 | From staff reports | Crime Report


Ask Dr. Gott 2/1

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am writing in regard to one of your recent articles concerning treatment of neuropathy. I would like to share with you and your readers my success with the use of veterinary liniment. I use it nightly on the bottom of my feet to relieve the burning and intense pain. After my six-month chemotherapy treatment for ovarian cancer, the burning and pain in my feet became unbearable. After exhausting many treatments, as well as Neurontin and daily pain medication, I decided to try rubbing my feet with this topical antiseptic, which stimulates circulation in the areas where ...

February 15, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Scented oils in shampoos, lotions tied to rare, temporary breast growth in young boys

BOSTON - Lavender and tea tree oils found in some shampoos, soaps and lotions can temporarily leave boys with enlarged breasts in rare cases, apparently by disrupting their hormonal balance, a preliminary study suggests.

February 15, 2007 | By JEFF DONN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bush aims at executive salaries in speech Wednesday

NEW YORK - President Bush took aim Wednesday at lavish salaries and bonuses for corporate executives, standing on Wall Street to issue a sharp warning for corporate boards to ''step up to their responsibilities'' and tie compensation packages to performance.

February 15, 2007 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | Nation


9 suspicious packages planted around Boston in backfired marketing ploy by TV network

BOSTON - Nine blinking electronic devices planted at bridges and other spots in Boston threw a scare into the city Wednesday in what turned out to be a marketing campaign for a late-night cable cartoon. At least one of the devices depicts a character giving the finger.

February 15, 2007 | By KEN MAGUIRE Associated Press Writer | Nation


Eagles assistant coach Beckles to CMU

Georgia Southern assistant football coach Jeff Beckles is headed to Central Michigan University, he said Wednesday.

February 15, 2007 | By ALEX PELLEGRINO | Georgia Southern


Bridge 1/31

Artur Schnabel, a famous Austrian pianist who died in 1951, said, "The notes I handle no better than many pianists. But the pauses between the notes - ah, that is where the art resides."

February 14, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


EPA plan to tighten smog standards collides with Bush goal to cut gas use

WASHINGTON - Federal scientists want to tighten smog standards, a step that would allow tens of millions of Americans to breathe easier. The plan also would run head-on into President Bush's hopes of weaning Americans from gasoline by using more smog-producing ethanol.

February 14, 2007 | By JOHN HEILPRIN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Merck lobbies states to require cervical-cancer vaccine for schoolgirls

AUSTIN, Texas - Merck & Co. is helping bankroll efforts to pass state laws requiring girls as young as 11 or 12 to receive the drugmaker's new vaccine against the sexually transmitted cervical-cancer virus.

February 14, 2007 | By LIZ AUSTIN PETERSON Associated Press Writer | Nation


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Ga. Prep Football Scores: 10/31/14

Adairsville 63, Coahulla Creek 3

November 01, 2014 | The Associated Press | Prep Sports 360


Region champs

Pinewood scored 20 unanswered points in the second half to upend Bulloch Academy on Senior Night and win the GISA Region 2-AAA crown at Gator Alley Friday night.

October 31, 2014 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


Jenkins County takes down Portal

PORTAL - On senior day, the Portal Panthers didn't go down without a fight.

October 31, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


SEB pounds Islands

BROOKLET - After an 0-4 start to the 2014 season, the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets are now one step away from earning their second consecutive trip to the state Class AAA playoffs.

October 31, 2014 | By JAMES HEALY jhealy@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Glynn Academy pounds Devils

BRUNSWICK - It seems all too fitting that terror ruled the night on Halloween.

October 31, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


After murder suspect is caught, a sigh of relief

MILFORD, Pa. - For 48 days, Eric Frein was everywhere and nowhere, supposedly sighted again and again, only to melt back into the woods in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse.

October 31, 2014 | By KATHY MATHESON and MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press | Nation


Judge rejects attempt to isolate nurse

FORT KENT, Maine - A Maine judge gave nurse Kaci Hickox the OK to go wherever she pleases, handing state officials a defeat Friday in the nation's biggest court case yet over how to balance personal liberty, public safety and fear of Ebola.

October 31, 2014 | By ROBERT F. BUKATY Associated Press | Nation


Spacecraft for tourists explodes on test flight

MOJAVE, Calif. - A winged spaceship designed to take tourists on excursions beyond Earth's atmosphere exploded during a test flight Friday over the Mojave Desert, killing a pilot in the second fiery setback for commercial space travel in less than a week.

October 31, 2014 | By BRIAN MELLEY and JUSTIN PRITCHARD Associated Press | Nation


‘Raise the Woof’

The Humane Society of Statesboro and Bulloch County is hosting a standup comedy show fundraiser on Friday at the Russell Union Ballroom at Georgia Southern University. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the door.

October 31, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Conduct of 'do-gooder' at heart of UNC scandal

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The University of North Carolina has tried for years to remove the stain of an academic scandal that began with an office administrator setting up sham classes to help struggling students - only to see things get worse.

October 31, 2014 | By AARON BEARD AP Sports Writer | Sports


Colsaerts builds 1-shot lead at BMW Masters

SHANGHAI - Nicolas Colsaerts of Belgium is among the longest hitters in golf. When he's hitting it straight, it can be a dangerous combination.

October 31, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Florida's Muschamp gets another shot against Georgia

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Will Muschamp has been on the losing end of the Florida-Georgia series his entire career.

October 31, 2014 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | UGA


Virginia, Ga. Tech try to boost division hopes

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech's Paul Johnson expects the next two weekends to provide clarity in the muddled ACC Coastal Division race.

October 31, 2014 | The Associated Press | Georgia Tech


Gurley's suspension appeal denied

ATLANTA - The NCAA upheld its four-game suspension of Georgia tailback Todd Gurley on Thursday night, ending the school's final hope of having its biggest star in uniform for Saturday's game against Florida.

October 31, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | UGA


Falcons' promises are falling flat

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons haven't backed up their offseason promise to be more physical and limit mistakes.

October 31, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


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