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Powerful Indonesian earthquakes trigger tsunami, but quirk of nature sends worst out to sea

PADANG, Indonesia - The ground shook so hard Yulinar had to grab a table to steady herself. Minutes later, she heard a warning crackling over the speakers of the neighborhood mosque - a tsunami could crash into her fishing village on Indonesia's Sumatra island at any minute.

September 28, 2007 | By ANTHONY DEUTSCH Associated Press Writer | Nation


Consumers could face as much as a 10 percent increase in toy prices amid increased controls

NEW YORK - American consumers will be bearing the cost of safer toys, but not until after this year's Christmas season.

September 28, 2007 | By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO AP Business Writer | Nation


Gators hit the road, travel to RTCA

For the third straight week, the Bulloch Academy Gators will be physical underdogs.

September 28, 2007 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


Bridge 9/14

Earlier this week, I recommended that if an opponent opens with four of a major, you treat a four-no-trump overcall as showing a good two-suited hand. Over four hearts it promises the minors, and over four spades any two unbid suits. But what does four no-trump mean if we have already opened one of a suit and an opponent overcalls four of a major?

September 28, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


KBB opens 24-hour recycling center at Statesboro Wal-Mart

A 24-hour recycling center was unveiled at the Statesboro Wal-Mart this past Monday in a joint effort with Keep Bulloch Beautiful.

September 28, 2007 | By PHIL BOYUM | Local


3 killed in Army helicopter crash in Ala.

SKYLINE, Ala. - An Army helicopter on a training flight in foggy weather struck a power line and crashed in a pasture in northeast Alabama, killing all three soldiers on board, officials said Wednesday.

September 27, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


America Day at Sallie Zetterower Elementary

September 27, 2007 | VINCE JOHNSON | Local


Bridge 9/13

Yesterday, I mentioned that over a weak jump overcall, responder's double should be negative, not for penalty. At what level, though, should it turn from a negative double to a penalty double?

September 27, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Police Report - September 13

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.

September 27, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Astrograph 9/13

Those relationships you establish with people who are compassionate and considerate will turn out to be extremely fortunate for you in the months ahead. Their kindness could put you onto something of great value.

September 27, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 9/13

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a 71-year-old male. Last fall, my PSA reading was 4.2, and the urologist suggested a biopsy of the prostate. The results were negative. My latest PSA reading was 2.2, and the urologist wants to do another biopsy.

September 27, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 9/13

DEAR ABBY: I was married a year ago. During our honeymoon, my husband started telling me I could not wear my wedding band and engagement ring together - they were "too flashy," and he didn't want people to think he had money. (My wedding band and engagement ring together are about 2 1/2 carats.) Being a brand-new bride, and excited about being able to wear both my rings, I refused his request.

September 27, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Local


Woman’s ordeal in W. Va. shed, described as week of torture, leads to hate crime investigatio

BIG CREEK, W.Va. - Inside a shed on a remote hillside of this coalfield community, authorities say a young black woman was tortured for days, sexually assaulted, beaten and forced to eat rat droppings.

September 27, 2007 | By JOHN RABY Associated Press Writer | Nation


Japanese premier quits after scandals, dispute over support for U.S. forces in Afghanistan

TOKYO - Weakened by scandal and failure at the ballot box, Japan's prime minister announced Wednesday that he was quitting after only a year in office, bowing out amid a political brawl over the country's aid to U.S.-led forces in Afghanistan.

September 27, 2007 | By JOSEPH COLEMAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Powerful earthquake shakes western Indonesia, triggers tsunami; 10 dead, scores injured

JAKARTA, Indonesia - A powerful earthquake shook Indonesia on Wednesday, killing 10 people, injuring scores and triggering a small tsunami that hit one city on the island of Sumatra, authorities said.

September 27, 2007 | By ROBIN McDOWELL Associated Press Writer | Nation


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5 jobs American workers fear the most

With Halloween coming up, many people are thinking of the things that scare them, prompting a new survey showing which jobs American workers fear the most.

October 30, 2014 | By FAITH HEATON JOLLEY Deseret News National | Hot topics


The marriage between economic success and family structure in America

The average American family's financial picture may be flat or even flailing, set against a backdrop of little lucrative work for men who didn't go to college and an income gap between the richest and everyone else that is widening. But for all the headlines and hand wringing, not much has been said about how marriage could stabilize families.

October 30, 2014 | By LOIS M. COLLINS Deseret News National | Hot topics


October 30 - Mrs. Eva Roberson Bland Blackburn, age 81, died Wednesday morning, October 29, 2014, at

Mrs. Eva Roberson Bland Blackburn

October 29, 2014 | | Obituaries


Bumgarner carries Giants to the title

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Madison Bumgarner pitched five innings of near-perfect relief and the San Francisco Giants held off the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Wednesday night in Game 7 of the World Series for their third championship in five seasons.

October 29, 2014 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Duncan has Screven County clicking on all cylinders

SYLVANIA - When Ron Duncan arrived at Screven County prior to the 2012 season, the Gamecocks were in a decade-long rut.

October 29, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Badcock Home Furniture & More Presents: Prep Sports Spotlight

Halfway through the season, the Metter Tigers found themselves with their backs against the wall.

October 29, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


NFL Weekend Picks: Huge matchup in messy NFC South

Back in 2010, New Orleans went 11-5 and Seattle was 7-9. But the Saints were a wild card for the playoffs and the Seahawks won their division.

October 29, 2014 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


NCAA hands Gurley 4-game suspension

ATHENS - The NCAA said Wednesday that Georgia star running back Todd Gurley must sit out until Nov. 15 for accepting more than $3,000 for autographed memorabilia and other items over a two-year period.

October 29, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | UGA


Gov. Deal compares Democrat Carter to Obama

ATLANTA - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is joining GOP candidates across the country increasingly working to tie their Democratic opponents to President Barack Obama in the final days of his campaign against Jason Carter, the grandson of former President Jimmy Carter.

October 29, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


For Biden, silver lining if Senate fight is a draw

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is crossing his fingers that Republicans won't come close to capturing the six Senate seats they need to seize the majority in next week's election. But for Vice President Joe Biden, there's a silver lining if Republicans fall just short.

October 29, 2014 | By JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press | Nation


East Georgia band festival packs Womack

More than 3,000 people packed Statesboro High School's Womack Field Saturday to catch the sounds of the 38th Annual East Georgia Marching Band Festival.

October 29, 2014 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local


The first Portal Panthers

PORTAL - The Portal Panthers celebrated their homecoming two weeks ago, but a few more alums will get an encore performance when Jenkins County comes to town on Friday night.

October 29, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360




A Royal beating

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Lorenzo Cain looped a two-run single and Eric Hosmer chopped a two-run double over shortstop in a seven-run second inning as the Kansas City Royals battered the San Francisco Giants 10-0 Tuesday night to force a decisive Game 7 in the World Series.

October 28, 2014 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Monken accepts responsibility for Army violations

A contrite Jeff Monken accepted responsibility on Tuesday for a football recruiting trip that happened a month after he was hired as head coach at Army and resulted in minor NCAA violations.

October 28, 2014 | By JOHN KEKIS AP Sports Writer | Sports


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