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AP IMPACT: Secret underlies Hatfield-McCoy feud; disease may have fueled McCoy outbursts

The most infamous feud in American folklore, the long-running battle between the Hatfields and McCoys, may be partly explained by a rare, inherited disease that can lead to hair-trigger rage and violent outbursts.

April 21, 2007 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Medical Writer | Nation


Parker-Boone

Mr. and Mrs. Alan Parker of Macon announce the engagement of their daughter, Erika Lynn Parker of Perry, to Matthew Wright Boone of Warner Robins, the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Boone of Kingsland, Ga.

April 21, 2007 | | Nation


Ask Dr. Gott 4/7

DEAR DR. GOTT: I live in tick country, close to Old Lyme, Conn., where tick inspection and removal have become routine.

April 21, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Police Report - April 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.

April 21, 2007 | From staff reports | Crime Report


Police Report - April 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.

April 21, 2007 | From staff reports | Crime Report


Dear Abby 4/7

DEAR ABBY: I am a middle-aged woman, currently married to a wonderful man I'll call Ron. I was married once before to a man I'll call Hank, with whom I had two daughters. When my daughters were little, I grew restless and had several affairs. I fell in love with one of the men - Ron.

April 21, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 4/6

DEAR ABBY: I'm a 15-year-old girl in high school. Two days ago I went to my friend "Kate's" house to work on a school project. After we started working on it, Kate's sister, "Nell" - who is 9 - accidentally stepped on the poster board and bent it a little. It was something that was easily fixable, but Kate lost it. She started yelling and verbally abusing Nell.

April 21, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Bridge 4/7

Your partner opens one of a suit and you make a single jump-shift into another suit. What does your response show?

April 21, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Villagers sift through rubble of homes in the Solomon Islands; U.N. warns of malaria risk

GIZO, Solomon Islands - Villagers buried their dead where they found them - including two young boys discovered Thursday in one shattered community - as frustration mounted over delayed help for survivors of the Solomon Islands' devastating earthquake and tsunami.

April 21, 2007 | By MERAIAH FOLEY Associated Press Writer | Nation


Freed British sailors and marines say Iranians coerced statements about being in Iran’s waters

ROYAL MARINE BASE CHIVENOR, England - British sailors and marines freed by Iran said Friday they were blindfolded, isolated in cold stone cells and tricked into fearing execution while being coerced into falsely saying they had entered Iranian waters.

April 21, 2007 | By TARIQ PANJA Associated Press Writer | Nation


Company says moisture in peanut butter plant spread salmonella bacteria

OMAHA, Neb. - ConAgra Foods said Thursday that moisture from a leaky roof and faulty sprinkler was the source of the salmonella bacteria that contaminated peanut butter at its Georgia plant last year, sickening more than 400 people nationwide.

April 21, 2007 | By JOSH FUNK AP Business Writer | Nation


U.S. military changes how it brings soldiers’ bodies home after a father’s complaint

In an about-face by the U.S. government four years into the war in Iraq, America's fallen troops are being brought back to their families aboard charter jets instead of ordinary commercial flights, and the caskets are being met by honor guards in white gloves instead of baggage handlers with forklifts.

April 21, 2007 | By BILL POOVEY Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bridge 4/6

The opener bids one heart or one spade. When responder has at least four-card support for his partner's major, he normally immediately announces his excellent support. But with the right hand, he should adopt a two-step process, first making a strong jump-shift. This shows some 13-16 high-card points with either an excellent one-suiter (a six-card or longer suit headed by at least the K-Q-J), or a prime two-suiter (in principle, five-plus cards in his suit and four-plus cards in opener's suit).

April 21, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


British sailors and marines held captive by Iran for 13 days return home to teary welcome

ROYAL MARINE BASE CHIVENOR, England - With champagne bottles popping, a Royal Navy crew flew home Thursday after nearly two weeks in Iranian captivity to hugs from tearful relatives and relief in a Britain outraged the crew was used by Tehran for propaganda purposes.

April 21, 2007 | By TARIQ PANJA Associated Press Writer | Nation


Astrograph 4/6

Even though the accumulation of financial returns looks quite encouraging, take care not to spend your money as fast as it comes in. This is a period when you should be building a nest egg for future security.

April 21, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


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Former pro wrestler Ultimate Warrior dies at 54

The Ultimate Warrior put on his signature airbrushed trench coat, shook the white ring ropes, and, for a few fleeting minutes, the wrestler billed as hailing from Parts Unknown was back home in the wrestling ring.

April 09, 2014 | By DAN GELSON Associated Press | World


Stabbing spree at high school leaves 20 injured

MURRYSVILLE, Pa. - A 16-year-old armed with two knives went on a stabbing and slashing spree at a high school near Pittsburgh on Wednesday, leaving 20 people injured, including a school police officer who eventually subdued him with the help of an assistant principal, authorities said.

April 09, 2014 | By KEVIN BEGOS Associated Press | World


Online security flaw exposes millions of passwords

SAN FRANCISCO - A confounding computer bug called "Heartbleed" is causing major security headaches across the Internet as websites scramble to fix the problem and Web surfers wonder whether they should change their passwords to prevent theft of their email accounts, credit card numbers and other sensitive information.

April 09, 2014 | By ANICK JESDANUN & MICHAEL LIEDTKE Associated Press | World


Medicare database reveals top-paid doctors

WASHINGTON - Medicare paid a tiny group of doctors $3 million or more apiece in 2012. One got nearly $21 million.

April 09, 2014 | By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR & SERDAR TUMGOREN Associated Press | World


Pistorius urged to look at photo of dead lover

PRETORIA, South Africa - The chief prosecutor in Oscar Pistorius' murder trial on Wednesday urged the athlete to "take responsibility" for fatally shooting his girlfriend, telling him to look at a police photograph of Reeva Steenkamp's bloodied head with gruesome wounds.

April 09, 2014 | By GERALD IMRAY & CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA Associated Press | World




Statesboro fends off SAA Panthers

An offense-heavy first half gave way to a defensive second half, but Hector Angeles's strike from 15 yards out proved to be the decisive goal in Statesboro's 3-2 victory over Savannah Arts Tuesday at Womack Field.

April 08, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


UConn routs Notre Dame 79-58, wins 9th title

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Geno Auriemma and Connecticut stand alone in women's college basketball, and they reached the top in unprecedented fashion.

April 08, 2014 | By DOUG FEINBERG AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Local Roundup: Four Portal athletes earn sectional spot

BROOKLET - In the first day of the Region 3-A track and field meet on Southeast Bulloch's campus, the Portal Panthers were in top form as for individuals clinched a spot in sectional competition.

April 08, 2014 | From staff reports | Prep Sports 360


New York Mets spoil home opener with 4-0 shutout

ATLANTA - Bartolo Colon combined with two relievers on an eight-hitter, Ruben Tejada drove in two runs with two hits and the New York Mets beat the Atlanta Braves 4-0 on Tuesday night.

April 08, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Selig hints Aaron still baseball's home-run king

ATLANTA - Hank Aaron is still the home run king to many. Even baseball commissioner Bud Selig has a difficult time seeing it any other way.

April 08, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Georgia Tech hammers Eagles

ATLANTA - Ben Parr held Georgia Southern to just one run while the Georgia Tech offense backed him to the tune of 12 runs over the first five innings in a 13-2 mid-week victory at Russ Chandler Stadium.

April 08, 2014 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


My Take: Two-deep taking shape

It's way, way, way too early to be talking about Georgia Southern's starting lineup for the upcoming 2014 football season, so let's talk about it.

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


Outdoor Life: Some advice from the 'Dr. Phil' of fishermen

There is no doubt that I am the Dr. Phil of relationships that have at least one fisherman in the family, so I have decided to bless you with a two-for-one special today.

April 08, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


No 'player to beat' at this year's Masters

AUGUSTA - One after another, some of the world's best players and favorites to win the Masters trudged up the hill on the opening hole to start their practice rounds.

April 08, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


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