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Texting, Facebook are new security tools after Virginia Tech

NEW YORK - When a masked freshman came to campus at St. John's University with what police said was a loaded rifle sticking out of a bag, the school alerted students via cell-phone text messages within 18 minutes.

October 12, 2007 | By VERENA DOBNIK and RYAN J. FOLEY Associated Press Writers | Nation


Bridge 9/28

Joe Paterno, coach of the Nittany Lions football team at Pennsylvania State University since 1966, said, "The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital."

October 12, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Gators host Briarwood

In 2006, Briarwood quarterback David Russell ran for two touchdowns and netted 129 yards passing to lead the Buccaneers to a 25-16 win over Bulloch Academy in Warrenton.

October 12, 2007 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


Dear Abby 9/28

DEAR ABBY: Two years ago, I was diagnosed with a severe allergy to cold. I cannot touch, eat, breathe or be exposed to cold temperatures without serious risk to my life in the form of anaphylactic shock. Over the course of the last two years, I have learned how to manage this allergy and avoid most triggers, with the exception of the elements during winter months. I applied for and was issued a handicapped permit by the state that allows me to park as close as possible to buildings so I am exposed for the shortest time possible.

October 12, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Interscholastic riding team takes root at Evermore Farm

Hunt seat and western riders interested in joining an interscholastic riding team need look no further than Brooklet. Starting this fall, Eleanor Ellis, trainer and owner of Evermore Farm, will lead a newly formed interscholastic riding team in connection with the Interscholastic Riding Association (IEA).

October 12, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


WCU survives tough schedule

With Western Carolina coming to town this weekend Georgia Southern finds itself in a position that is becoming all too familiar.

October 12, 2007 | By MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Georgia Southern


Braves eliminated from playoff contention

PHILADELPHIA - When Jimmy Rollins boldly predicted the Phillies would win the NL East, he didn't expect it would take Philadelphia this long to reach first place.

October 12, 2007 | | Sports


Ask Dr. Gott 9/28

DEAR DR. GOTT: Regarding your article about "uncontrollable skunkish gas." About 9 or 10 years ago, I became aware that chlorophyll tablets are given to patients in nursing homes to prevent the odor of gas. They can be obtained at any health food store. The pills do not stop the gas but "kill" the smell of it.

October 12, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Man angered by refusal to sell is accused of sawing house in half — horizontally

HILLSBORO, Ohio - A man angry that he wasn't going to be sold a house is accused of using a power saw to turn the abode into a convertible.

October 11, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


US flag-painted hydrant removed from dog park after complaints it was disrespectful.

HILLSBORO, Ore. - A fire hydrant painted as an American flag has been removed from a dog park after complaints it was disrespectful to let dogs use it for what dogs do.

October 11, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Second Annual Cultural Clays Tournament to be October 12

Dust off your boots, grab your gun and sharpen your aim - it's almost time for the Second Annual Cultural Clays Tournament.

October 11, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Clinton Global Initiative opens 3-day meeting on global issues with Gore, Clinton, solar plan

NEW YORK - Global warming, poverty, health and education took center stage at the opening of Clinton Global Initiative conference Wednesday as former President Clinton and his vice president, Al Gore, briefly reunited on a common cause.

October 11, 2007 | By BRENDAN FARRINGTON and DEEPTI HAJELA Associated Press Writers | Nation


Authorities examine photo of girl resembling missing Madeleine McCann

RABAT, Morocco - Police are analyzing a photo allegedly taken in Morocco of a girl who appears to resemble missing toddler Madeleine McCann, Interpol and a spokesman for the British Embassy said Wednesday. But British news reports suggested it was a false alarm in the high-profile case, saying the girl was Moroccan.

October 11, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Dear Abby 9/27

DEAR ABBY: I'm 34 years old and have two wonderful kids ages 12 and 8. I am a single mother, employed part time. I live with my parents and need some advice.

October 11, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


US rebukes Iranian president, readies new UN sanctions against defiant Iran

NEW YORK - The Bush administration moved Wednesday to cement international support for new U.N. sanctions on Iran over its nuclear programs and rebuked Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for declaring the issue ''closed.''

October 11, 2007 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press Writer | Nation


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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


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


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