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Senate blocks bid to allow prescription drug imports, a victory for drug companies

WASHINGTON - In a triumph for the pharmaceutical industry, the Senate on Monday killed a drive to allow consumers to buy prescription drugs from abroad at a significant savings over domestic prices.

May 22, 2007 | By ANDREW BRIDGES Associated Press Writer | Nation


HEALTHBEAT: Better pain care for returning troops

WASHINGTON - They call it the coming tsunami, veterans returning from Iraq who will suffer chronic pain years from now. Get ready, military doctors are warning pain specialists - even as they hope that slowly improving battlefield pain control may stem the tide.

May 22, 2007 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Nation


Early investigation focuses on engine failure in crash of Kenya Airways jet

MBANGA-PONGO, Cameroon - The searchers - some soldiers in camouflage and red berets, others barefoot villagers in shorts and T-shirts - drove as far as they could into a dense mangrove swamp, then set out on foot, crawling through mud until they found signs of so many lost lives.

May 22, 2007 | By HEIDI VOGT Associated Press Writer | Nation


Ask Dr. Gott 5/8

DEAR DR. GOTT: I have had a lipoma below my left breast for about five years. It is the size of a small lemon, and there is no pain or discomfort. It is firm and on my bra line. My primary-care physician said nothing need be done; some people have many. Should I be concerned? If it is removed, how is that done? Where? By what kind of physician? I'm 67 and have always enjoyed good health.

May 22, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Bridge 5/8

Malcolm Forbes, who died in 1990, said, "When in doubt, duck."

May 22, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Young handles Braves in opener

ATLANTA - Unlike last year, Chris Young solved the Atlanta Braves.

May 22, 2007 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


South Ga. police officer killed in accidental shooting

BOSTON, Ga. - A south Georgia police officer was killed in what is believed to be an accidental shooting by another officer.

May 22, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


Police Report - May 8

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.

May 22, 2007 | From staff reports | Crime Report


First Southern National Bank announces 4 promotions

First Southern National Bank recently announced four staff promotions: Cliff Wildes, vice president; Amy Taulbee, assistant vice president; Shane Geurin, banking officer; and Tammy Phillips, assistant operations officer.

May 21, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Business


Eagles win tenth straight, sweep SoCon foe Davidson

Josh Lairsey started off the current eight-game homestand picking up a win thanks to a solid pitching performance. It was only fitting the senior left-hander did exactly that again on Senior Day to wrap up the stretch at J.I. Clements Stadium.

May 21, 2007 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Local Roundup 5/7

Appalachian State scored three runs in the second inning and held off several Georgia Southern rallies late in the game to win 3-1 Sunday afternoon at Eagle Field.

May 21, 2007 | Staff Reports | Sports


Saltalamacchia's first RBI a big one

ATLANTA - Jarrod Saltalamacchia found a way to cap his charmed first week in the major leagues.

May 21, 2007 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Police report - May 6

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.

May 20, 2007 | Herald Staff reports | Crime Report


Eagles win eighth straight

Georgia Southern broke open a close game scoring four runs in the eighth inning en route to a 6-2 win over Davidson, Friday night at J.I. Clements Stadium. The Eagles (28-22 overall, 9-10 SoCon) won their eighth straight overall and sixth consecutive in league play.

May 20, 2007 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Dodgers pull away late

ATLANTA - Derek Lowe outpitched Tim Hudson, giving up three hits and an unearned run in seven innings, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves 6-3 on Saturday night in a matchup of first-place teams.

May 20, 2007 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


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Djokovic defeats Wawrinka, will face Murray in finals

MELBOURNE, Australia - Novak Djokovic reached a fifth Australian Open final, avenged a long and arduous loss to Stan Wawrinka and ensured he'd renew an old rivalry with Andy Murray.

January 30, 2015 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Victim's mother leaves as gory images shown at Hernandez trial

FALL RIVER, Mass. - The mother of the man former New England Patriots standoutAaron Hernandez is accused of killing was overcome with emotion Friday as a prosecutor showed the jury graphic photos of her son's body at the industrial park where he found.

January 30, 2015 | By MICHELLE R. SMITH Associated Press | Sports




Chase Elliott to replace Gordon

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Chase Elliott will replace Jeff Gordon in the No. 24 Chevrolet when the four-time NASCAR champion gives up his seat at the end of this season.

January 29, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Serena one win away from 19th major title

MELBOURNE, Australia - It wasn't until Serena Williams forced herself to relax, and not focus too intently on a milestone Grand Slam title, that she rediscovered the art of winning the biggest events in tennis.

January 29, 2015 | By JOHN PYE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Belichick, Carroll have different angles

PHOENIX - Put Bill Belichick behind a microphone and he's C-SPAN - minus the information.

January 29, 2015 | By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer | Sports


Tiger's year off to rough start with 2-over 73

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Tiger Woods helped attract a record, raucous crowd to the Phoenix Open on Thursday, the first big event in a week that concludes with the Super Bowl.

January 29, 2015 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Oregon could make first move in college football free agency

College football's free-agent market is open and Oregon is searching for the next Russell Wilson to replace Marcus Mariota.

January 29, 2015 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Work begins to raise Confederate warship from Savannah River

SAVANNAH - Divers and military salvage crews will spend the next nine months raising what's left of an armored Confederate warship that's been rotting at the bottom of the Savannah River for 150 years.

January 29, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Associated Press


Harper Lee's classic to take Averitt stage

More than 50 years after Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, our nation still is wrestling with the repercussions of decisions our forefathers made multiple generations ago.

January 29, 2015 | By MELINDA ROELL Special to the Herald | Local


Singing songs of the good news

About four years ago, comedian Steve Martin, who is also one great banjo player, wrote an interesting piece of music, "Atheists don't have no songs." Yes, I know that's a double negative. According to Martin, their hymnbook is only one page and if the name of God is there, it's spelled with a lower case "g." Go figure.

January 29, 2015 | Dr. John Bressler | Columnists/Editorials




Surprise players could be key

PHOENIX - Almost all football fans know Tom Brady, Russell Wilson, Richard Sherman, Marshawn Lynch and Rob Gronkowski.

January 28, 2015 | By ROB MAADDI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Semifinals now set

MELBOURNE - It was difficult to tell who was more pleased with reaching the Australian Open semifinals: No. 1-ranked Novak Djokovic, advancing to his 25th at a Grand Slam tournament, or 19-year-old Madison Keys, who beat Venus Williams to get into her first.

January 28, 2015 | By DENNIS PASSA AP Sports Writer | Sports


US fades in 3-2 loss to Chile

Mark Gonzalez scored in the 66th and 75 minutes, rallying Chile to a 3-2 exhibition win over the United States on Wednesday night that sent the Americans to their first five-game winless streak since 2007.

January 28, 2015 | The Associated Press | Sports


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