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Sweltering central states brace for triple-digit heat

ST. LOUIS - Hot, humid air is blanketing wide areas of the nation this week, and Missouri health experts have been urging people to stay in air-conditioned buildings and take it easy.

August 22, 2007 | By JIM SALTER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Atlanta closes the gap on the Mets

NEW YORK - The way the Atlanta Braves ganged up on Oliver Perez in the first three innings Tuesday night, it seemed they had finally solved the New York Mets left-hander, who had beaten them three times this season.

"Nah," said Atlanta manager Bobby Cox.

August 22, 2007 | By HAL BOCK AP Sports Writer | Sports


Ask Dr. Gott 8/8

DEAR DR. GOTT: I live where mesquite are plentiful, and thorns are not unusual in legs, feet or tires. For about 10 days, I thought I had a thorn in my foot just behind the little toe on the left foot, but I couldn't see it. Finally, I had my wife look and describe it for me, and she believed it to be, instead, a plantar wart. I had some experience removing them as a Navy corpsman, 40 years ago, using a device to burn them out. I didn't want to take that drastic step yet, and then ...

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


Fed leaves key interest rate unchanged; concerns about inflation play into decision

WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve left a key interest rate unchanged on Tuesday as worries about inflation trumped concerns about turbulent financial markets.

August 22, 2007 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Nation


Bridge 8/8

Inexperienced players have great difficulty with deals like this one, which occurred during a Swiss Team event last month in St. Louis.

August 22, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Bonds goes 0-for-3

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Barry Bonds cooperated with Cy Philbrick and Will McGuire.

August 22, 2007 | By JOSH DUBOW AP Sports Writer | Sports


Astrograph 8/8

Enterprises to which you apply hard work and effort could turn out to be more successful and larger in scope than you had anticipated. Your participation won't be minor, and neither will the rewards.

August 22, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Crime Report


Minneapolis bridge collapse could tip scales in favor of higher gasoline taxes

WASHINGTON - The Minneapolis bridge disaster that suddenly is the symbol of the nation's crumbling infrastructure could tip the scales in favor of billions of dollars in higher gasoline taxes for repairs coast to coast.

August 22, 2007 | By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Attempt to reach 6 trapped in Utah mine will take 3 days, owner says; progress ’too slow’

HUNTINGTON, Utah - Efforts to reach six coal miners trapped more than 1,500 feet underground will take at least three days, and rescuers weren't even sure the men had survived the cave-in, one of the mine's owners said Tuesday.

August 22, 2007 | By PAUL FOY Associated Press Writer | Nation


Dear Abby 8/8

DEAR READERS: Yesterday, I printed some of the reactions I received to a letter I got about a disabled person whose wheelchair overturned, and who was left lying on the sidewalk by passers-by who failed to offer assistance. Today's responses are examples of how little it takes to help someone in distress, and how each of us is capable of assisting someone in need. Read on:

August 22, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


AP IMPACT: Experts say U.S. hospitals could not handle mass burn casualties

U.S. hospitals are increasingly shutting down their burn centers in a trend experts say could leave the nation unable to handle widespread burn casualties from a fiery terrorist attack or other major disaster.

August 22, 2007 | By BILL POOVEY Associated Press Writer | Nation


Polluters finance research to cast doubt on global warming theories, Gore says

SINGAPORE - Former Vice President Al Gore said Tuesday that some of the world's largest energy companies, including Exxon Mobil Corp., are funding research aimed at disputing the scientific consensus on global warming as part of a campaign to mislead the public.

August 22, 2007 | By GILLIAN WONG Associated Press Writer | Nation


Navy, FBI divers arrive to boost Minn. bridge collapse effort; pause planned to honor victims

MINNEAPOLIS - Navy divers studied the wreckage Tuesday dumped into the Mississippi River by the collapse of a highway bridge, planning their search for bodies believed hidden in the debris and murky water.

August 22, 2007 | By MARK SCOLFORO Associated Press Writer | Nation


Police Report - August 7

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.

August 21, 2007 | | Crime Report


Herald president to lead Day for Southern

Statesboro native Joe McGlamery believes in Statesboro and its people. He recognizes the difference Georgia Southern University has made for his community, so this year he will serve as the 34th chairman of "A Day For Southern."

August 21, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


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Iraqi forces break militant siege of Shiite town

BAGHDAD - Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen on Sunday broke a six-week siege imposed by the Islamic State extremist group on the northern Shiite Turkmen town of Amirli, as a suicide bombing killed 14 people in Anbar western province, officials said.

August 31, 2014 | By SAMEER N. YACOUB Associated Press | World


Marlins shut down Braves

ATLANTA - Jarred Cosart pitched seven effective innings, and the Miami Marlins beat the Atlanta Braves 4-0 on Saturday night to stop a three-game losing streak.

August 31, 2014 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Jerick's journey into the NFL - Week 4: A bit of rookie hazing

Jerome Felton is an NFL veteran, and he's been to a Pro Bowl.

August 31, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Tech struggles early, pulls away late

August 31, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Georgia Tech


UGA pours it on, pays back Clemson

ATHENS - Todd Gurley felt strong and healthy.

August 31, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | UGA




Nunn, Perdue battle over backgrounds

ATLANTA - Democrat Michelle Nunn and Republican David Perdue share the title of CEO but are trying to make the case their experiences couldn't be more different as they campaign for Georgia's open Senate seat.

August 30, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Traffic stop leads to arrests

A traffic stop led to the arrest of two men, one of whom is wanted in a Long County kidnapping, according to a release from the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

August 30, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


NC State edges Georgia Southern, 24-23

RALEIGH, N.C. - Jacoby Brissett threw for 291 yards and three second-half touchdowns to help North Carolina State edge Georgia Southern 24-23 on Saturday in the season opener for both teams, and the debut in FBS for the Eagles.

August 30, 2014 | From wire reports | Sports


Local Roundup: GSU volleyball loses 2 on opening day

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - The Georgia Southern volleyball team lost two matches against two of the top teams in the country on the opening day of the 2014 season in the Active Ankle Challenge at the University of Florida Friday.

August 30, 2014 | From staff reports | Sports


Ga. Prep Football Scores: 8/29/14

Adairsville 52, Woodland Cartersville 28

August 30, 2014 | The Associated Press | Prep Sports 360




Upton, Heyward spark Braves past Marlins

ATLANTA - Justin Upton is having quite a month.

August 29, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Harvick wins Atlanta pole; Stewart is 12th

HAMPTON, Ga. - Kevin Harvick took yet another pole, this time with a big assist from Tony Stewart in the team owner's return to the track.

August 29, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Gurley ready for big season — if he stays healthy

ATHENS, Ga. - For Todd Gurley, the key to avoiding another injury-marred season is simple.

August 29, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | UGA


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