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Police Report - June 15

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 29, 2007 | From staff reports | Crime Report


Slumping Braves shut out by Twins

MINNEAPOLIS - The day after his wife gave birth, Carlos Silva found his new son a welcomed distraction from the usual pitching jitters.

"Most of the time, it's game, game, game, game. Today, it was game, baby, baby, baby, baby," Silva said after throwing his second career shutout in Minnesota's 6-0 victory over Atlanta on Wednesday night.

June 29, 2007 | By DAVE CAMBPELL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Weather service says no tornado in Bulloch

It's a tornado! It's a funnel cloud! No, it's "strong, straight-lined winds."

June 29, 2007 | By KATHERINE ANDERSON Herald Intern | Local


Billy Graham's wife Ruth dies at age 87

MONTREAT, N.C. - Ruth Graham, who surrendered dreams of missionary work in Tibet to marry a suitor who became the world's most renowned evangelist, died Thursday. She was 87.

Graham died at 5:05 p.m. at her home at Little Piney Cove, surrounded by her husband and all five of their children, said a statement released by Larry Ross, Billy Graham's spokesman.

June 29, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Project ASPIRES at Georgia Southern addresses need for more math and science majors

A report issued recently by the Business-Higher Education Forum (BHEF) estimates that American elementary and secondary schools will need 280,000 new science and math teachers between now and 2015. A recent government-commissioned study concluded that the United States' advantage in science and technology has begun to disappear because fewer people are choosing college majors in these areas.

June 29, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


AP IMPACT: Decades after Vietnam War, dioxin levels dangerously high at old U.S. air base

DANANG, Vietnam - More than 30 years after the Vietnam War ended, the poisonous legacy of Agent Orange has emerged anew with a scientific study that has found extraordinarily high levels of health-threatening contamination at the former U.S. air base at Danang.

June 29, 2007 | By BEN STOCKING Associated Press Writer | Nation


Georgia Aquarium ‘‘caught by surprise’’ over death of whale shark

ATLANTA - Georgia Aquarium officials say it may be months before they know what caused Wednesday's death of another whale shark, the second this year at the only facility outside Asia that displays the huge, rare fish.

June 29, 2007 | By DANIEL YEE Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bridge 6/15

It is fine to employ whiz-bang bidding systems with loads of conventions. True, if you can remember all of the calls and use them at the right moments, your bidding will be more accurate. But sometimes a pretty method helps the defense more than the declaring side - as in this deal.

June 29, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Failure of Russian computers at space station raises concerns about shuttle mission

HOUSTON - Russian computers that control the international space station's orientation and supply of oxygen and water have failed, potentially extending the space shuttle's mission _ or cutting it short.

June 29, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


More than 260 sex abuse cases reported annually to insurance companies

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The three companies that insure the majority of Protestant churches in America say they typically receive upward of 260 reports each year of young people under 18 being sexually abused by clergy, church staff, volunteers or congregation members.

June 29, 2007 | By ROSE FRENCH Associated Press Writer | Nation


1-over just fine with Woods

OAKMONT, Pa. - Tiger Woods flipped an iron toward his bag in disgust. As another tee shot sailed right, he grumbled ''Tiger!'' And when a putt that would be a gimme anywhere else rolled several feet past the hole, he stared at it, stunned.

June 29, 2007 | By NANCY ARMOUR AP National Writer | Sports


Ask Dr. Gott 6/15

DEAR DR. GOTT: I enjoy reading your column. I get more answers from you than I get from my doctors. I have had two urinary-tract infections in three months. I pass bright red blood, which is really scary. I am 75 years old and have never had this before. I have been off the antibiotic prescription for a week and hope the bleeding doesn't come back. I would like to know what it comes from. My doctors don't know. Maybe your information will help me.

June 29, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Disclosure forms show Bill Clinton made more than $10 million from speeches last year

WASHINGTON - Former President Clinton made more than $10 million in paid speeches last year, according to new filings that show he and his presidential-candidate wife have at least $10 million in the bank, and may have closer to $50 million.

June 29, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Ask Dr. Gott 6/14

DEAR DR. GOTT: My husband has a habit of wiping his nose with his hands. Sometimes he uses his shirt. I have asked him many times to stop, but he says he isn't hurting anybody and gets disgusted when I say anything. Please, do you have any suggestions?

June 28, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 6/14

DEAR ABBY: I feel compelled to comment about the letter from "Miffed Pro in South Carolina" (April 20), the professional photographer who complained about guests taking photographs at weddings.

June 28, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


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China finds no terror link to its nationals on jet

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Checks into the background of the Chinese citizens on board the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner have uncovered no links to terrorism, the Chinese ambassador in Kuala Lumpur said Tuesday.

March 17, 2014 | By CHRIS BRUMMITT Associated Press | Local


Putin: Crimea now part of Russia

MOSCOW - With a historic sweep of his pen, President Vladimir Putin signed a treaty Tuesday to annex Crimea, describing the move as correcting past injustice and a necessary response to what he called Western encroachment upon Russia's vital interests.

March 17, 2014 | By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated Press | Local


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