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U.S. defense secretary says in visit to Baghdad that secure and stable Iraq is within reach

BAGHDAD - U.S. military commanders in northern Iraq told Defense Secretary Robert Gates here Wednesday that they need more troops to battle increased attacks by al-Qaida terrorists who have fled north after being pushed out of the Baghdad region.

December 20, 2007 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press Writer | Nation


U.S. teen births rise for first time in 15 years, surprising health officials

ATLANTA - In a troubling reversal, the nation's teen birth rate rose for the first time in 15 years, surprising government health officials who had no immediate explanation.

December 20, 2007 | By MIKE STOBBE Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bulloch History by Roger Allen

Irishman Joshua McCall married Juliana Truby and had at least one child: Francis John McCall, born on November 11, 1710 in Ulster, Antrim County, Northern Ireland. At some time Francis Sr. and his family immigrated to the United States, settling in Big Spring, Pennsylvania. He married Marry Harris in Cumberland Valley, Pennsylvania and they had the following children: Charles (Sr.), born in 1732; George, born in 1735; Thomas, born in 1739; Joseph, born in 1741; Elizabeth, born in 1743; Jean, born in 1743; Iber, born in 1745; and Mary, born in 1747.

December 20, 2007 | By ROGER ALLEN | Lifestyles Columnists


Poor nations at Bali climate meeting demand quick help with energy and emissions technology

BALI, Indonesia (AP) - Developing nations at the U.N. Climate Change Conference demanded rapid transfers of technology Wednesday to help them combat global warming, while a report warned that some of Asia's biggest cities could be threatened by rising sea levels.

December 20, 2007 | By MICHAEL CASEY AP Environmental Writer | Nation


Dear Abby 12/04

DEAR ABBY: I laughed out loud when I read the letter from "Believes in Decorum, Eugene, Ore." (Oct. 15), whose office reeked of popcorn.

December 20, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Police Report - December 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.

December 20, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Global warming already threatening world’s plants and animals

BALI, Indonesia - More than 3,000 flying foxes dropped dead, falling from trees in Australia. Giant squid migrated north to commercial fishing grounds off California, gobbling anchovy and hake. Butterflies have gone extinct in the Alps.

December 20, 2007 | By MICHAEL CASEY AP Environmental Writer | Nation


Suicide bomber attacks Afghan soldiers in minibus, killing at least 13 people near capital

KABUL, Afghanistan - A suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden car into a minibus carrying Afghan soldiers in a crowded market south of Kabul on Wednesday, killing at least 13 people and wounding 20, officials said.

December 20, 2007 | By AMIR SHAH Associated Press Writer | Nation


Restaurant Inspections

The following are among the food service establishments inspected in October and November by the Bulloch County Health Department. The department scores on a 100-percentile scale. Kitchens are inspected at least every four months and are required to post their score sheets in public. The score and selected comments from health inspectors are included in each report. All eating establishments are located in Statesboro, except where noted. To view all restaurant scores, visit www.bullochhealthdepartment.com.

December 20, 2007 | | Local


Police Report - December 5

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.

December 20, 2007 | | Crime Report


Police Report - December 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.

December 20, 2007 | | Crime Report


Two Gators head to all-star game

An honor and a privilege are the sentiments expressed by Bulloch Academy seniors Darion Carter and Ethan Lovett after they were selected to play in the 2007 Georgia Independent School Association (GISA) All-Star football game this Saturday in Macon.

December 20, 2007 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


Bridge 12/03

The Bridge World magazine, edited by Jeff Rubens, provides the most erudite discussions of top-level bridge. But it also includes a section for players hoping to become the best in their local duplicate clubs.

December 20, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Studies: Obese children could face more heart disease when they’re adults

NEW YORK - The chicken nuggets are coming home to roost. By the time today's teens are middle age, the rate of heart disease could be 16 percent higher because of the extra pounds they are carrying around today, a U.S. study suggests.

December 20, 2007 | By STEPHANIE NANO Associated Press Writer | Nation


Congressional study finds high risk of catastrophic runway collision in United States

WASHINGTON - There is ''a high risk of a catastrophic runway collision occurring in the United States'' because of faltering federal leadership, malfunctioning technology and overworked air traffic controllers, congressional investigators concluded Wednesday.

December 20, 2007 | By MICHAEL J. SNIFFEN Associated Press Writer | Nation


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Oops! 14,000 draft notices sent to men born in 1800s

No, the United States military isn't trying to build a force of centenarians.

July 10, 2014 | By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press | World


7 dead in Massachusetts apartment fire

LOWELL, Mass. - Seven people died in a fast-moving Massachusetts apartment fire in the predawn hours Thursday, officials said.

July 10, 2014 | By DENISE LAVOIE Associated Press | Nation


Coping with a difficult co-worker

Question: There is a manager I have to deal with in my office who is driving me crazy. She creates problems out of thin air and blames them on me. She sometimes attacks me with ridiculous accusations. I'm apparently the only one with a target on my back, so no one can validate what I'm experiencing. I really don't know what to do. I can't leave this job and I can't have a rational conversation with her because she denies it all. Any advice?

July 10, 2014 | By KIM GILES Deseret News National | Hot topics


Pope Francis: Don't work on Sunday

If your job has you working on Sunday, the world leader of the Roman Catholic Church says maybe that's not a good thing.

July 10, 2014 | By MARK A. KELLNER Deseret News National | Faith


Germany asks top US spy to leave the country

BERLIN - Germany took the dramatic step Thursday of asking the top U.S. intelligence official in Berlin to leave the country, following two suspected cases of American spying and the yearlong spat over eavesdropping by the National Security Agency.

July 10, 2014 | By FRANK JORDANS Associated Press | World


An argument for the existence of God

As demonstrated through popular media in the modern world, those who believe in religion are gaining a reputation as ignorant, irrational and superstitious. Popular belief would tell us it is much more reasonable to think that everything just came into existence by random chance, rather than being fastened together by a supreme being.

July 10, 2014 | By CAMERON FORD Deseret News National | Faith


11 inspiring American churches

The future of religion may look bleak in America. The Public Religion Research Institute found that 43 percent of Americans say they rarely or seldom attend church services, and a late 2012 study by Pew found that the number of Americans who affiliate with any religion are in steep decline.

July 10, 2014 | By HERB SCRIBNER Deseret News National | Faith


Smartphones may free Mom and Dad to do more parenting, not less

Parents who are busy with their smartphones speak more harshly to their kids, one study says. Another notes that a baby's development may be harmed by a parent's excessive texting. But that may not be the whole story.

July 10, 2014 | By LOIS M. COLLINS Deseret News National | Hot topics


3 simple steps for building financial independence

Every July 4, people celebrate our nation's independence by going camping, watching a fireworks display or grilling some burgers. Sounds like fun! Less fun, however, is living a life shackled to your debt. If you're interested in achieving financial independence, here are some tips to get you started.

July 10, 2014 | By GEORGE MILLER Deseret News National | Hot topics


4 children, parents killed in Houston-area shooting

SPRING, Texas - A gunman charged Thursday in the killing of four children and their parents was dressed as a delivery man when he arrived at the suburban Houston home where the family was shot to death, officials said.

July 10, 2014 | By MICHAEL GRACZYK Associated Press | World


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


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