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Benoit's doctor charged with improperly prescribing drugs in federal probe

ATLANTA - Pro wrestler Chris Benoit excessively bought injectable steroids before he strangled his wife and son and committed suicide last month, a federal agent said in court papers released Monday as Benoit's doctor was charged with improperly prescribing drugs to two other people.

A Drug Enforcement Administration agent's affidavit said Dr. Phil Astin prescribed a 10-month supply of anabolic steroids to Benoit every three to four weeks between May 2006 and May 2007. It says that during a probe of "RX Weight Loss," Benoit was identified as an excessive purchaser of injectable steroids. Prosecutors would not say what ...

July 17, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


AP Centerpiece: Beer makers say more kegs disappearing as metal prices rise

MILWAUKEE - Tap it, don't scrap it.

July 17, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


U.S. alleges Iran was behind sophisticated January attack that killed 5 U.S. troops in Iraq

BAGHDAD - The U.S. military accused Iran on Monday of a direct role in a sophisticated militant attack that killed five American troops in Iraq, portraying Tehran as waging a proxy war through Shiite extremists.

The claims over the January attack marked a sharp escalation in U.S. accusations that Iran has been arming and financing Iraqi militants, and for the first time linked the Iranian effort to its ally, Lebanon's Shiite Hezbollah militia. The allegations could endanger Iraqi efforts to hold a new round of talks between the U.S. and Iran.

July 17, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Abby 0703

DEAR ABBY: I am a former junior high and high school teacher. I do not agree with your advice to "Deflowered in Pennsylvania" (May 2), the 28-year-old who made some "poor choices" as a teenager and is no longer a virgin. She is dating "Chris," a 26-year-old man who is saving himself for marriage and wants to marry a virgin. You told her that because Chris needs time to think about this discrepancy, she should move on.

July 17, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN Newspaper Enterprise Association | Coffee Break


Bridge 0703

Yesterday's column described the play of this deal at the first table in a team match in England. There, five clubs was allowed to make, East immediately trying to take two spade tricks. At trick one, the defender with the West hand should have played his jack under partner's ace-lead, which would have called for a heart shift.

July 17, 2007 | BY PHILLIP ALDER Newspaper Enterprise Association | Coffee Break


Police Report - July 3

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.

July 17, 2007 | Herald Staff reports | Crime Report


Bush commutes 2 1/2-year prison term of former White House aide I. Lewis 'Scooter' Libby

WASHINGTON - President Bush spared former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby from a 2 1/2-year prison term in the CIA leak case Monday, stepping into a criminal case with heavy political overtones on grounds that the sentence was just too harsh.

Bush's move came hours after a federal appeals panel ruled Libby could not delay his prison term in the CIA leak case. That meant Libby was likely to have to report to prison soon and put new pressure on the president, who had been sidestepping calls by Libby's allies to pardon the former chief of ...

July 17, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Dr. Gott 0703

DEAR DR. GOTT: I feel sorry for you. Doesn't your wife (if you even have one) make homemade banana bread? The ingredients include flour, and it is delicious. Does your wife know how to bake? I bet you won't print this letter.

July 17, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT Newspaper Enterprise Association | Coffee Break


Police Report - July 2

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.

July 16, 2007 | Herald staff reports | Crime Report


New foundation for the future

When flames engulfed 97-year-old Lawrence Baptist Church in July of last year, many onlookers felt as if a part of their own lives had been burned away. Most of the old church was constructed of highly flammable pine, and after lightning struck its steeple, there was very little anyone could do to stop the blaze. While firefighters protected the nearby Fellowship Hall and Youth Building, members of the congregation looked on with horror and sadness as the sanctuary burned to the ground.

July 16, 2007 | By NAOMI BRYANT Herald intern | Life


Smoltz, McCann All-Stars; Renteria snubbed

ATLANTA - John Smoltz and Brian McCann are heading back to the All-Star game. The Atlanta Braves player who may be having the best season of all was left out Sunday.

July 16, 2007 | The Associated Press | Sports


GSU names chair for construction management

Brian Moore was named chair of the Department of Construction Management and Civil Engineering Technology at Georgia Southern University.

July 16, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Business


Braves fall in ten innings

July 16, 2007 | Associated Press | Sports


Wild ninth ends ATL's streak

MIAMI - It's a good thing Josh Willingham was at the plate instead of calling the shots in the dugout for the Marlins on Sunday.

July 16, 2007 | The Associated Press | Sports


SHS student gears up for national fencing competition

When Blake Watson tells people that he fences, he says that they usually imagine him as Zorro or a light-saber-wielding Star Wars character. But the rising senior at Statesboro High School doesn't spend his time rescuing damsels in distress or battling "the dark side". While fencing is descended from the sword fights of old, it has evolved into a modern sport with national rankings, electronic scoring equipment, and Olympic-level tournaments. It takes as much physical ability as any other athletic competition and is as mentally challenging as a chess game.

July 16, 2007 | By NAOMI BRYANT Herald intern | Local


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Mixed review for GHSA rule change

In just three short years high school football participation has decreased by 10 percent, according to statistics from the National Federation of State High School Associations- and many states are beginning to take notice.

May 21, 2015 | HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Offense explodes in 7th for 10-1 win

ATLANTA - Julio Teheran pitched seven strong innings and the Atlanta Braves took advantage of Milwaukee reliever Will Smith's seventh-inning ejection for allegedly using pine tar in a 10-1 victory Thursday night.

May 21, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


What is our purpose in life?

I believe it was back in 1939 when a very popular author, James Thurber, wrote a short novel about an unusual man he named "Walter Mitty." It became so well read that it was produced for Broadway, made into a movie around 1947 - which I remember watching - and remade in 2013. If you're one of those purists, I guess you won't like my position, but I really liked Danny Kaye and Ben Stiller, who played the role of Walter Mitty. I suppose my reason for being so attached to the character is that, like many others (I hope ...

May 21, 2015 | Dr. John Bressler | Columnists/Editorials


James, Smith lead Cavs over Hawks in Game 1

ATLANTA - J.R. Smith knocked down a tough 3-pointer, then another. Turning toward the fans, their heckling transformed to groans, he blew off his right index finger and motioned toward his side, like he was holstering his pistol.

May 21, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports




Perez solid in debut as Braves beat Rays

ATLANTA - Williams Perez gave up one run over five innings in his first major league start and fellow rookie Todd Cunningham drove in the tiebreaking run with a groundout as theAtlanta Braves beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 on Wednesday night.

May 20, 2015 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


American Pharoah's breeding rights sold

NEW YORK - Win or lose the Belmont Stakes, Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah is expected to keep racing for the rest of the year.

May 20, 2015 | By RICHARD ROSENBLATT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Goodell wants to hear from Brady during QB's appeal

SAN FRANCISCO - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday it's his responsibility to hear directly from New England quarterback Tom Brady in his appeal of his four-game suspension in the deflated footballs case.

May 20, 2015 | By JOSH DUBOW AP Sports Writer | Sports




Burke headed to Georgia Southern

One of the most accomplished athletes in recent history at Bulloch Academy made her move to the next phase of her athletic career Tuesday afternoon in front of friends, family and teammates.

May 19, 2015 | HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Cavs meet Hawks in conference finals

By PAUL NEWBERRY

May 19, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Cabrera spurs Rays to win

ATLANTA - — Erasmo Ramirez won his second straight start, Asdrubal Cabrera homered and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Atlanta Braves 5-3 on Tuesday night.

May 19, 2015 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Sports




My Take: A full-blown, three-ring circus

I've got to hand it to the National Football League. While already the unquestioned king of the sporting landscape, the NFL is once again dominating headlines despite being right in the middle of its own offseason.

May 18, 2015 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


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