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Amid health concerns, FEMA bars workers from stored trailers; 48,000 still occupied

NEW ORLEANS - The Federal Emergency Management Agency is barring employees from entering thousands of stored travel trailers over concerns about hazardous fumes, while more than 48,000 other trailers continue to be used by hurricane victims in Louisiana and Mississippi.

November 23, 2007 | By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Georgia leader seeks to cool unrest, Western criticism by calling early presidential election

TBILISI, Georgia - Under fire from the West, the U.S.-friendly leader of this former Soviet republic moved Thursday to defuse an explosive political crisis by calling an early presidential election and promising to quickly lift a state of emergency.

November 23, 2007 | By MARIA DANILOVA Associated Press Writer | Nation


Mother says her son began to stumble and vomit after eating Chinese-made toy, now recalled

A mother said Thursday she knew something was terribly wrong when her 20-month-old son began to stumble and started vomiting. He had just ingested a popular toy that contains a chemical that turns into a powerful ''date rape'' drug when eaten.

November 23, 2007 | By DIKKY SINN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Cruise ship runs aground in Virginia with 66 aboard; passengers rescued safely

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - The captain of a small cruise ship with 66 people aboard ran the vessel aground early Thursday to keep it from sinking after it began taking on water, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

November 23, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


30-year fixed mortgage rates fall for third straight week, hit lowest level in five months

WASHINGTON - Rates on 30-year mortgages fell for the third straight week, dropping to the lowest level in five months.

November 23, 2007 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Nation


Furman offense riding high

Chris Hatcher is getting ready to experience his first Georgia Southern-Furman football game, and the intensity of the rivalry is not lost on him.

November 23, 2007 | By MIKE STOBBE Herald Correspondent | Georgia Southern


BA to play bittersweet Senior Night

The only thing at stake for the Bulloch Academy Gators tonight when they host Memorial Day School is their character.

November 23, 2007 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


Bridge 11/08

M. Grundler said, "It's easy to identify people who can't count to 10. They're in front of you in the supermarket express lane."

November 22, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 11/08

You may not be expecting any easy victories in the year ahead, and this actually could work to your advantage. You'll get further faster, because you'll be willing to work hard without asking for breaks or expecting easy routes.

November 22, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 11/08

DEAR ABBY: "Anonymous in Arizona" (Sept. 7) was wondering how to explain to her future children that their father's brother was born a girl, particularly in childhood photos in which he appears as a girl. While most of your reply was sound - especially how transgendered people are born in the wrong body (which I wish more people could understand) - I disagree with your advice about the photo albums.

November 22, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Government cites its own programs for 12 percent decline in chronic homelessness

WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of people who are chronically homeless dropped by nearly 12 percent from 2005 to 2006, according to government estimates being released Wednesday.

November 22, 2007 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press Writer | Nation


No bond for Nebraska teacher who drove to Mexico with teenage boy

EL CENTRO, Calif. - A judge denied bail Wednesday for a 25-year-old teacher accused of fleeing to Mexico with a 13-year-old student, and the woman agreed to be transferred from California to Nebraska to face the charges.

November 22, 2007 | By ELLIOT SPAGAT Associated Press Writer | Nation


Report: Abstinence-only programs fail to affect teenage sexual behavior

WASHINGTON - Programs that focus exclusively on abstinence have not been shown to affect teenager sexual behavior, although they are eligible for tens of millions of dollars in federal grants, according to a study released by a nonpartisan group that seeks to reduce teen pregnancies.

November 22, 2007 | By H. JOSEF HEBERT Associated Press Writer | Nation


Notorious Boston jail is transformed into a luxury hotel; the restaurant is called Clink

BOSTON - The elegant iron-railing balconies were once catwalks where guards stood watch over the inmates to make sure they didn't try to break out. If you look closely, you can still see the outline of the holes from the iron bars on the windows.

November 22, 2007 | By DENISE LAVOIE Associated Press Writer | Nation


Smaller stakes, bigger outcry as regulators consider new media rules

WASHINGTON - For the second time in four years, the government is rewriting media ownership rules, a process that probably will allow big companies to get even bigger.

November 22, 2007 | By JOHN DUNBAR Associated Press Writer | Nation


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Living with Children with John Rosemond - Lavish parties, gifts and trips are 'just plain nuts'

A reader writes that her friends "recently spent around $300 on their daughter's birthday party - her first. They bought lots of stuff to entertain their young guests and extended family. The child, a baby, obviously had no clue what was going on. I should mention that the parents are struggling to make ends meet." She asks for my take on this.

January 03, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy - Thank God for a fresh start

One of the more popular shows currently on the small screen is "American Pickers," starring business partners Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz. They travel the country in their large van, searching through barns, back yards - literally anywhere they can find old pieces of what most would call junk but that they think they can sell in their two Antique Archaeology stores. I could be wrong, but it seems a safe bet that neither Mike nor Frank got very excited as kids about Christmas or birthday parties, as both normally include gifts that are new rather than old.

January 03, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender - Make the most of 2015

Fireworks and sparkling grape juice, off-key "Auld Lang Syne" tunes, a large falling ball, horns and hugs and kisses ushered in a new year. Do you have dreams and hopes for 2015? Whatever your plans for the new year, make family and loved ones a priority with lots of special time and celebrations to treasure for much longer than 365 days.

January 03, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Portal Panthers blast Woodville-Thompkins

PORTAL - Woodville-Tompkins out of Savannah is the lone new addition to Region 3-A this season.

January 03, 2015 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Local Roundup: Claxton sweeps Wheeler County

ALAMO - The Claxton Tigers earned a pair of wins on Saturday at Wheeler County.

January 03, 2015 | From staff reports | Prep Sports 360


Cardinals go nowhere, Carolina wins

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Cam Newton finally has his first ever playoff victory - with a big assist from his defense.

January 03, 2015 | By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bowls: Gators survive ECU

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Treon Harris threw an 86-yard scoring pass to Ahmad Fulwood and Vernon Hargreaves III intercepted a pass in the end zone late to preserve Florida's 28-20 victory over East Carolina on Saturday in the Birmingham Bowl.

January 03, 2015 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Playoffs: So far, so good, so let's expand

Midway through the first College Football Playoff, one thing really stands out.

January 03, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Columnist | Sports


Guest column: Learning from rape controversy

Amid allegations, speculations, and opinions whirling around regarding both the journalistic reporting of the alleged University of Virginia rape and the accuracy of the alleged rape itself, it's important to note how this national news story can shape our knowledge about sexual violence.

January 03, 2015 | By JENNY LYNN ANDERSON | Columnists/Editorials


Guest column: Intelligent faith vs. atheism

As the pastor who initiated the presentation of the manger scene I have special interest in the response from the community and would like to add a few insights to the conversation.

January 03, 2015 | | Columnists/Editorials


Parade Magazine no longer available in Statesboro Herald

After more than 11 years of being delivered every Sunday inside the Statesboro Herald, Parade Magazine has decided to no longer make its publication available to the Herald and hundreds of other small newspapers around the nation. The issue inserted last Sunday - Dec. 28, 2014 - will be the final Parade inserted in the Herald.

January 03, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


Businesses invited to join Bulloch Historical Society

The Bulloch County Historical Society will launch an ambitious Corporate Membership Drive early in January, under the leadership of William I. Griffis, according to Joe McGlamery, president of the Historical Society.

January 03, 2015 | From staff reports | Local


That moment when your kid sees you naked

You're getting out of the shower early in the morning when the door opens. Standing there, staring blankly back at you, is your kid. He or she has just caught a glimpse of your naked adult body. You spring into action, help your kid out of the bathroom and then return to drying off and redressing.

January 03, 2015 | By HERB SCRIBNER Deseret News National | Hot topics


Your personality might help your doctor give you better treatment

Are you an introvert or extrovert? A thinker or a feeler? A cat person or a dog person?

January 03, 2015 | By KELSEY DALLAS Deseret News National | Hot topics


Missing American found dead in Mexican mountains

MEXICO CITY - Searchers on Friday found the body of an American man who had been missing in the rugged mountains in central Mexico since going on a hike four days ago.

January 03, 2015 | By MARK STEVENSON and AMANDA LEE MYERS Associated Press | Associated Press


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