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Texting, Facebook are new security tools after Virginia Tech

NEW YORK - When a masked freshman came to campus at St. John's University with what police said was a loaded rifle sticking out of a bag, the school alerted students via cell-phone text messages within 18 minutes.

October 12, 2007 | By VERENA DOBNIK and RYAN J. FOLEY Associated Press Writers | Nation


Bridge 9/28

Joe Paterno, coach of the Nittany Lions football team at Pennsylvania State University since 1966, said, "The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital."

October 12, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Gators host Briarwood

In 2006, Briarwood quarterback David Russell ran for two touchdowns and netted 129 yards passing to lead the Buccaneers to a 25-16 win over Bulloch Academy in Warrenton.

October 12, 2007 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


Dear Abby 9/28

DEAR ABBY: Two years ago, I was diagnosed with a severe allergy to cold. I cannot touch, eat, breathe or be exposed to cold temperatures without serious risk to my life in the form of anaphylactic shock. Over the course of the last two years, I have learned how to manage this allergy and avoid most triggers, with the exception of the elements during winter months. I applied for and was issued a handicapped permit by the state that allows me to park as close as possible to buildings so I am exposed for the shortest time possible.

October 12, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Interscholastic riding team takes root at Evermore Farm

Hunt seat and western riders interested in joining an interscholastic riding team need look no further than Brooklet. Starting this fall, Eleanor Ellis, trainer and owner of Evermore Farm, will lead a newly formed interscholastic riding team in connection with the Interscholastic Riding Association (IEA).

October 12, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


WCU survives tough schedule

With Western Carolina coming to town this weekend Georgia Southern finds itself in a position that is becoming all too familiar.

October 12, 2007 | By MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Georgia Southern


Braves eliminated from playoff contention

PHILADELPHIA - When Jimmy Rollins boldly predicted the Phillies would win the NL East, he didn't expect it would take Philadelphia this long to reach first place.

October 12, 2007 | | Sports


Ask Dr. Gott 9/28

DEAR DR. GOTT: Regarding your article about "uncontrollable skunkish gas." About 9 or 10 years ago, I became aware that chlorophyll tablets are given to patients in nursing homes to prevent the odor of gas. They can be obtained at any health food store. The pills do not stop the gas but "kill" the smell of it.

October 12, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Man angered by refusal to sell is accused of sawing house in half — horizontally

HILLSBORO, Ohio - A man angry that he wasn't going to be sold a house is accused of using a power saw to turn the abode into a convertible.

October 11, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


US flag-painted hydrant removed from dog park after complaints it was disrespectful.

HILLSBORO, Ore. - A fire hydrant painted as an American flag has been removed from a dog park after complaints it was disrespectful to let dogs use it for what dogs do.

October 11, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Second Annual Cultural Clays Tournament to be October 12

Dust off your boots, grab your gun and sharpen your aim - it's almost time for the Second Annual Cultural Clays Tournament.

October 11, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Clinton Global Initiative opens 3-day meeting on global issues with Gore, Clinton, solar plan

NEW YORK - Global warming, poverty, health and education took center stage at the opening of Clinton Global Initiative conference Wednesday as former President Clinton and his vice president, Al Gore, briefly reunited on a common cause.

October 11, 2007 | By BRENDAN FARRINGTON and DEEPTI HAJELA Associated Press Writers | Nation


Authorities examine photo of girl resembling missing Madeleine McCann

RABAT, Morocco - Police are analyzing a photo allegedly taken in Morocco of a girl who appears to resemble missing toddler Madeleine McCann, Interpol and a spokesman for the British Embassy said Wednesday. But British news reports suggested it was a false alarm in the high-profile case, saying the girl was Moroccan.

October 11, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Dear Abby 9/27

DEAR ABBY: I'm 34 years old and have two wonderful kids ages 12 and 8. I am a single mother, employed part time. I live with my parents and need some advice.

October 11, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


US rebukes Iranian president, readies new UN sanctions against defiant Iran

NEW YORK - The Bush administration moved Wednesday to cement international support for new U.N. sanctions on Iran over its nuclear programs and rebuked Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for declaring the issue ''closed.''

October 11, 2007 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press Writer | Nation


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Emergency fund a must; here's how to build one

Most people face some sort of financial emergency during their lifetime. An emergency could range from home and car repairs, to a job loss or health scare.

July 13, 2014 | Special to the Herald | News 4U


Willingway, Georgia Southern conference will update addiction treatment methods

For Dr. Al Mooney, Director of Addiction Medicine and Recovery at Willingway, one of the key factors that distinguishes this week's Addiction Update Conference is its "focus on the solutions rather than the problems."

June 22, 2014 | Special to the Herald | News 4U


Summer favorites with a healthy twist

(Note: The following is one of a series of articles from the Canyon Ranch Institute dedicated to showing people how to live healthier and encouraging folks to take small steps to adjust their lifestyle.)

June 04, 2014 | By KIM FLOYD, M.Ed., R.D., L.D.; JOYCELYN CORNTHWAITE, M.S., R.D., L.D., CDE and KELLY SHANNON Special to the Herald | News 4U


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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