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Suitcase nuclear weapons, favorite threat of Hollywood scriptwriters, are probably a myth

WASHINGTON (AP) - Members of Congress have warned about the dangers of suitcase nuclear weapons. Hollywood has made television shows and movies about them. Even the Federal Emergency Management Agency has alerted Americans to a threat - information the White House includes on its Web site.

November 26, 2007 | By KATHERINE SHRADER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy

In Acts 20:35, Paul quotes the Lord Jesus as saying, "It is more blessed to give than to receive." It's unimportant that we do not know the occasion on which he made the statement. What is important is the message behind it.

November 26, 2007 | By LARRY SHEEHY | Lifestyles Columnists


Kathy Bradley - Your true reflection can be found in a friend

There are few people outside my family who have known me all my life, but Paulette is one of them.

November 26, 2007 | By KATHY BRADLEY | Lifestyles Columnists


Wedding Planning with Marcy E. Thornton

When you think about it, a wedding is really just a big party for a piece of paper with a few signatures on it. At its core, a marriage is a legally binding contract between two parties. Keep that in mind when you feel like strangling your caterer/florist/tailor for the seven hundredth time. But are you prepared for your five minutes of face time with the big "I do!"?

November 26, 2007 | By MARCY E. THORNTON | Lifestyles Columnists


For the Public Health by Thomas M. Kollars Jr., Ph.D.

Infectious diseases have a terrible effect on humanity that is rivaled only by war and starvation. There continues to be great disparity between treatment of infectious diseases in developed nations and the challenges to treatment in developing nations.

November 26, 2007 | By THOMAS M. KOLLARS Jr. | Lifestyles Columnists


Local physician nationally certified as a medical director

Statesboro physician Stephen M. Jordan, M.D., was designated a certified medical director in long term care by the American Medical Directors Certification Program (AMDCP). Dr. Jordan, who specializes in internal medicine and is board certified in his field, is one of only 2,200 U.S. physicians and 63 in Georgia to have earned this certification. He has been in private practice in Statesboro since 1975.

November 26, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Business


'The Nutcracker' opens at Averitt Center Thursday

"The Nutcracker" is back to usher in the holiday season in Statesboro.

November 26, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Red Cross, United Way help Bulloch family after fire

: April 7, 2007 started out like any ordinary day for Jackie Anderson. She and her three children woke up, ate breakfast and respectively set off to their different schools. Jackie drove to her classes at Ogeechee Technical College where she has now completed her degree as a medical assistant. Her three children got into their car to go to school in Claxton. By mid-morning their lives would be changed forever.

November 26, 2007 | By JENNY LYNN ANDERSON Special to the Herald | Local


Lady Eagles get the win at Stetson

DELAND, Fla. – Seniors Shawnda Atwood and Chequilla Jessie scored a team-high 12 points each to lead the Georgia Southern women's basketball team to a 67-51 non-conference victory at Stetson, Sunday afternoon at Edmunds Center in DeLand, Fla.

November 26, 2007 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Panthers end season with shutout defeat

PORTAL - The 2007 season came to an end in Portal Friday night as the hometown Panthers squared off against the visiting Eagles of Jenkins County.

November 25, 2007 | By PAT HOMER | Sports


Confusion reigns over U.S. rules on growth hormone even as crackdown is increased

NEW YORK - Jeffrey George had no background in health care when he founded his business to sell human growth hormone on the Internet.

November 25, 2007 | By DAVID B. CARUSO Associated Press Writer | Nation


Police Report — November 11

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.

November 25, 2007 | Herald staff reports | Crime Report


BA ends season with 41-24 victory over Memorial Day

Bulloch Academy and Memorial Day School quarterbacks combined to throw a whopping 64 passes in an almost three-hour football game Friday night which saw the Gators blast the Blue Thunder 41-24.

November 25, 2007 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Herald Correspondent | Sports


Graduation rates calculated differently across America

WASHINGTON - If Congress doesn't get the job done, Education Secretary Margaret Spellings says she'll consider using her authority to require states to report high school graduation rates in a more uniform and accurate way.

November 25, 2007 | By NANCY ZUCKERBROD AP Education Writer | Nation


Nebraska case illustrates patterns in teacher sex abuse cases

LEXINGTON, Neb. - Back in August, the rumor around Lexington Middle School was that 25-year-old math teacher Kelsey Peterson had a boyfriend - a 13-year-old former student.

November 25, 2007 | By OSKAR GARCIA Associated Press Writer | Nation


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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


Cleveland wins bid to host Republican convention in 2016

WASHINGTON - Cleveland won the unanimous backing of a Republican National Committee panel on Tuesday, all but guaranteeing the GOP's 2016 presidential pick will accept the party's nomination in perennially hard-fought Ohio.

July 08, 2014 | By PHILIP ELLIOTT and STEVE PEOPLES Associated Press | Nation


Forgotten vials of smallpox found in old storage room

ATLANTA - A government scientist cleaning out an old storage room at a research center near Washington made a startling discovery last week - decades-old vials of smallpox packed away and forgotten in a cardboard box.

July 08, 2014 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Nation


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