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Georgia Aquarium ‘‘caught by surprise’’ over death of whale shark

ATLANTA - Georgia Aquarium officials say it may be months before they know what caused Wednesday's death of another whale shark, the second this year at the only facility outside Asia that displays the huge, rare fish.

June 29, 2007 | By DANIEL YEE Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bridge 6/15

It is fine to employ whiz-bang bidding systems with loads of conventions. True, if you can remember all of the calls and use them at the right moments, your bidding will be more accurate. But sometimes a pretty method helps the defense more than the declaring side - as in this deal.

June 29, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Failure of Russian computers at space station raises concerns about shuttle mission

HOUSTON - Russian computers that control the international space station's orientation and supply of oxygen and water have failed, potentially extending the space shuttle's mission _ or cutting it short.

June 29, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


More than 260 sex abuse cases reported annually to insurance companies

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The three companies that insure the majority of Protestant churches in America say they typically receive upward of 260 reports each year of young people under 18 being sexually abused by clergy, church staff, volunteers or congregation members.

June 29, 2007 | By ROSE FRENCH Associated Press Writer | Nation


1-over just fine with Woods

OAKMONT, Pa. - Tiger Woods flipped an iron toward his bag in disgust. As another tee shot sailed right, he grumbled ''Tiger!'' And when a putt that would be a gimme anywhere else rolled several feet past the hole, he stared at it, stunned.

June 29, 2007 | By NANCY ARMOUR AP National Writer | Sports


Ask Dr. Gott 6/15

DEAR DR. GOTT: I enjoy reading your column. I get more answers from you than I get from my doctors. I have had two urinary-tract infections in three months. I pass bright red blood, which is really scary. I am 75 years old and have never had this before. I have been off the antibiotic prescription for a week and hope the bleeding doesn't come back. I would like to know what it comes from. My doctors don't know. Maybe your information will help me.

June 29, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Disclosure forms show Bill Clinton made more than $10 million from speeches last year

WASHINGTON - Former President Clinton made more than $10 million in paid speeches last year, according to new filings that show he and his presidential-candidate wife have at least $10 million in the bank, and may have closer to $50 million.

June 29, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Ask Dr. Gott 6/14

DEAR DR. GOTT: My husband has a habit of wiping his nose with his hands. Sometimes he uses his shirt. I have asked him many times to stop, but he says he isn't hurting anybody and gets disgusted when I say anything. Please, do you have any suggestions?

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


Dear Abby 6/14

DEAR ABBY: I feel compelled to comment about the letter from "Miffed Pro in South Carolina" (April 20), the professional photographer who complained about guests taking photographs at weddings.

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


Astrograph 6/14

In the year ahead, there could be an interesting development in the making for you. Someone who respects your abilities and talents might invite you to participate in a new endeavor or enterprise he or she is initiating.

June 28, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Body of Fort Hood soldier found dead but official cause still under probe

FORT HOOD, Texas - The body of a soldier who was missing for four days after a solo navigation exercise was found in a brushy area within the Army post's training area, but exactly how he died is still under investigation, officials said Wednesday.

June 28, 2007 | By JIM VERTUNO Associated Press Writer | Nation


Forget gas pump price shock, more people are driving to work — alone

WASHINGTON - More people than ever are driving alone to work as the nation's commuters balk at carpools and mass transit.

June 28, 2007 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press Writer | Nation


House passes bill to strengthen national background check system for guns after VaTech attack

WASHINGTON - The House voted Wednesday to fix flaws in the national gun background check system that allowed the Virginia Tech shooter to buy guns despite his mental health problems.

June 28, 2007 | By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bridge 6/14

Do you think bridge is an art, or a science?

June 28, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Police Report- June 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.

June 28, 2007 | From staff reports | Crime Report


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Guyton man who was missing is found, arrested

SPRINGFIELD - What began as a search for a missing Effingham County man Sunday ended with the man found safe, and then criminally charged, Tuesday night.

July 09, 2014 | By PAUL FLOECKHER Effingham Herald | Local


Gee makes impressive return, Mets beat Braves

NEW YORK - David Wright ignited a tiebreaking rally in the seventh inning with a hustle double, Travis d'Arnaud gave Dillon Gee some cushion with a two-run drive later in the seventh and the New York Mets beat the Atlanta Braves 4-1 on Wednesday night for their first four-game winning streak in a year.

July 09, 2014 | By HOWIE RUMBERG AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Local Roundup: Around the Horn wins state title

Youth travel baseball team Around the Horn 13AAA, won the USSSA Southeast State Championship held at Mill Creek Regional Park last week.

July 09, 2014 | From staff reports | Sports


Argentina reaches final with PKs

SAO PAULO - Goalkeeper Sergio Romero saved two penalties Wednesday to send Argentina into the World Cup final with a 4-2 shootout win over the Netherlands after the game finished in a 0-0 stalemate.

July 09, 2014 | By MIKE CORDER Associated Press | Sports


'Scholarships for life'

WASHINGTON - NCAA President Mark Emmert told a Senate committee Wednesday he supports "scholarships for life" and other reforms in how athletes are treated, then did such a good job of casting himself as a powerless figurehead that one senator told him: "I can't tell whether you're in charge or whether you're a minion."

July 09, 2014 | By JOSEPH WHITE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Almirola: Congrats from Petty a special moment

RICHMOND, Va. - Aric Almirola waited two days to experience one of the highlights of his first victory in NASCAR's premier series.

July 09, 2014 | By HANK KURZ Jr. AP Sports Writer | NASCAR




10-year sentence for ex-New Orleans Mayor Nagin

NEW ORLEANS - Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for bribery, money laundering and other corruption that spanned his two terms as mayor - including the chaotic years after Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005.

July 09, 2014 | By KEVIN McGILL Associated Press | Nation


Combating workplace bullying: how your communication skills can help

Based on the responses I received to last week's column, it's clear that bullying is a real problem in our nation's offices.

July 09, 2014 | By GREG KRATZ Deseret News National | Hot topics


Government made $100B in improper payments

WASHINGTON - By its own estimate, the government made about $100 billion in payments last year to people who may not have been entitled to receive them - tax credits to families that didn't qualify, unemployment benefits to people who had jobs and medical payments for treatments that might not have been necessary.

July 09, 2014 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press | World


4 dead, 70K without power after upstate NY storms

SMITHFIELD, N.Y. - Severe thunderstorms packing strong winds rolled through central New York, killing four people, destroying or damaging numerous houses and knocking out power to more than 70,000 utility customers, officials said Wednesday.

July 09, 2014 | Associated Press | World




DeGrom Ks 11 in 7 shutout innings, Mets top Braves

NEW YORK - Rookie Jacob deGrom struck out 11 in seven shutout innings and also delivered a table-setting hit from the No. 8 spot in the batting order as the New York Mets tagged All-Star Julio Teheran and the Atlanta Braves 8-3 Tuesday night.

July 08, 2014 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Atlanta Braves


Georgia Southern's Ferguson suspended indefinitly following arrest

Georgia Southern basketball player Eric Ferguson has been suspended from the team indefinitely following a June 26 arrest.

July 08, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Georgia Southern


Gov. Deal pushes for clinical drug trials of marijuana derivative

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Georgia's governor is pushing clinical trials for a marijuana-derived drug that proponents say could help treat severe seizure disorders among children, an unlikely election-year move for a Republican in a conservative part of the country that is just beginning to warm up to medical marijuana in narrow circumstances.

July 08, 2014 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


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