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Bridge 5/25

In yesterday's deal, many declarers would have been tempted to take the diamond finesse at trick one, although when it lost, it should have been fatal to the contract. If the finesse was declined, the contract was almost certain to make.

June 08, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


State funding for adult literacy classes proved insufficient, classes continue with schools' aid

The state's amended budget for the 2007 fiscal year left the needs of the Technical College System of Georgia unmet, which caused system leaders to consider furloughing adult literacy instructors. An interruption in the June classes would have meant no education programs for the more than 68,000 literacy students who are currently enrolled throughout the state. But a solution was found to avoid cutting the classes.

June 08, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Trash and tricks; Environmental friendly magician entertains kids at Mill Creek

Cheers and laughter echoed off the walls of Mill Creek Elementary School Thursday as magician Steve Trash performed his eccentric and eco-friendly one-man routine.

June 08, 2007 | By NAOMI BRYANT Herald Intern | Local


Astrograph 5/25

Your earning potential could be much greater than it has been for some time, but it will still be up to you to take advantage of what is offered, putting forth the necessary effort to make the most of it.

June 08, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 5/25

DEAR DR. GOTT: I've been meaning to write to you for several months now. I am one of those people who has struggled with her weight for many, many years. I've tried diet after diet with success at losing weight, but always gaining it back plus extra. I've seen your column in my local paper and would always roll my eyes when reading about "no sugar, no flour." I would say, "Yeah, right," and go on my merry way on a rollercoaster of ups and downs. In April 2004, I decided to give your way a try ...

June 08, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 5/25

DEAR ABBY: My husband and I are in our 60s and raising our 4-year-old grandson. His mother is incarcerated, and the father signed away his rights a couple of years ago.

June 08, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Police Report - May 25

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 08, 2007 | From staff reports | Crime Report


Congress voting money for war troops as Democrats back off on withdrawal timeline

WASHINGTON - Bowing to President Bush, the Democratic-controlled Congress lined up reluctantly Thursday to provide fresh billions for the Iraq war without the troop withdrawal timeline that drew his earlier veto.

June 08, 2007 | By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent | Nation


Ask Dr. Gott 5/24

DEAR DR. GOTT: I suffer from restless-legs syndrome and have tried the soap-under-the-sheet treatment without experiencing relief. I am now using Excedrin during the day and 20 milligrams OxyContin at night, when the pain in my legs gets so bad I can't get rid of it. I even get up and take hot baths or ride my bicycle to get some relief. This does help a little but not for long.

June 07, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Local Roundup 5/24

Former Georgia Southern University baseball standout Brian Rogers got the call all baseball players await, again. For the second time in his career, and first this season, Rogers received the call to join the Pittsburgh Pirates.

June 07, 2007 | Staff Reports | Sports


Police Report - May 24

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 07, 2007 | From staff reports | Crime Report


Iraqis say they found body of U.S. soldier held by al-Qaida, but no American confirmation

BAGHDAD - Iraqi police dragged a body from the Euphrates River on Wednesday and said it was one of three American soldiers abducted in an ambush claimed by al-Qaida. The U.S. military has yet to identify the victim and pressed ahead with its search through sweltering flatlands south of Baghdad.

June 07, 2007 | By STEVEN R. HURST Associated Press Writer | Nation


Gonzales aide says he tried to review his version of firings with her amid probe

WASHINGTON - A former Justice Department official at the center of the uproar over prosecutor firings told House investigators Wednesday that Attorney General Alberto Gonzales tried to review his story of the dismissals with her at a time when lawmakers were homing in on conflicting accounts.

June 07, 2007 | By LAURIE KELLMAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


AP Centerpiece: Turkey coops’ waste will power first U.S. poultry litter electric plant

BENSON, Minn. - The gray, sandy mix of turkey droppings and other bits and pieces flowing through Greg Langmo's fingers back onto the floor of his barn isn't just funky dirt, it's fuel.

June 07, 2007 | By STEVE KARNOWSKI Associated Press Writer | Nation


Dear Abby 5/24

DEAR ABBY: Like "Fine, Thank You in Gastonia, N.C.," I, too, was annoyed when people greeted me with the mindless, "How are you?" "How ya doin'?" etc., which required me to respond to someone who clearly had no interest in a real response. (I understand their feigned interest is more automatic than rude.)

June 07, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


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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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