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In wake of toy recalls safety commission seeks more money, power to police faulty products

WASHINGTON - Leaders of the agency responsible for protecting consumers from faulty products on Wednesday pleaded with Congress to increase their budget and authority in the wake of huge recalls of toys contaminated by lead paint.

October 04, 2007 | By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Plenty of flu shots promised; now the push is to get them all used

WASHINGTON - Come one, come all: After years of shortages and confusion, this fall promises plenty of flu vaccine to go around - up to 132 million doses, more than the nation has ever produced.

October 04, 2007 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Nation


Disease, hunger, fish swimming in the streets — severe floods strike 17 countries in Africa

SOROTI, Uganda - Fish swam alongside the dugout canoes residents were using to flee their flooded homes, riding the water gushing through the streets of this town in eastern Uganda.

October 04, 2007 | By KATY POWNALL Associated Press Writer | Nation


Police Report - September 19

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.

October 04, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Astrograph 9/19

A busier-than-usual social calendar could be in the offing. Although it will satisfy your recreational needs and feelings of acceptance, don't let it interfere with your responsibilities to your work or family.

October 04, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 9/19

DEAR DR. GOTT: Would you please advise whether a probiotic (such as acidophilus or Florastor) is good to take? My internist said that it would be good to take one tablet a day, which promotes intestinal health. I am now taking one tablet a day, but I do not want to take it if it does not give me any health benefits.

October 04, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 9/19

DEAR ABBY: I am 18, a freshman in college, and I'm having the hardest time making friends. I have always been a quiet person, but meeting people around here has been like pulling teeth. I have received advice from many people telling me I should be more open to people, and I should talk more and be active in groups and organizations. Although I have followed this advice, no one seems to take an interest in me.

October 04, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Bridge 9/20

What is the most common mistake that declarers make?

October 04, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Department of Chemistry climbs to No. 13 in national rankings

For the fourth time in five years, the Department of Chemistry at Georgia Southern University boasts one of the most productive degree programs in the United States.

October 04, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Doctors may be missing cases of ’purging disorder’ — normal weight women who don’t binge-eat

DES MOINES, Iowa - An Iowa researcher is studying a little-known eating disorder that some doctors may miss: purging disorder.

October 04, 2007 | By AMY LORENTZEN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Army begins testing soldiers’ brains before sending them to Iraq

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky - Before they leave for Iraq, thousands of troops with the 101st Airborne Division line up at laptop computers to take a test: basic math, matching numbers and symbols, and identifying patterns. They press a button quickly to measure response time.

October 04, 2007 | By KRISTIN M. HALL Associated Press Writer | Nation


Harvard student, new mom, denied extra time for breastfeeding during medical licensing exam

BOSTON - A judge rejected a Harvard student's request Wednesday for extra break time during her nine-hour medical licensing exam so she could pump breast milk for her infant daughter.

October 04, 2007 | By DENISE LAVOIE Associated Press Writer | Nation


Thousands of bees escape after truck carrying 465 beehives overturns on Montana highway

BILLINGS, Mont. - Thousands of bees got loose when the truck carrying their hives ran off a highway and overturned near a Montana community, the Highway Patrol said.

October 04, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Officials fine man for carrying dead snakes, birds in his luggage on international flight

ATLANTA - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has fined a man $800 for flying dead snakes and birds inside his luggage from South Korea to Atlanta.

October 04, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Bridge 9/19

Today's deal occurred during a pair game in Beijing. Why is that apposite?

October 04, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


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Statesboro Blue Devils volleyball camp returns

In just three years, Statesboro High has turned a fledgling volleyball program - with next to no previous experience in the sport - into a two-time state playoff qualifier.

July 08, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


World Cup host Brazil humiliated by Germany

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil - With Neymar out injured, just about everyone in Brazil knew it would be tough against Germany.

July 08, 2014 | By CHRIS LEHOURITES AP Sports Writer | Sports


Wie, Lewis lead women's golf revival

SOUTHPORT, England - The friendly matches in South Florida can involve as many as eight players, with teams decided by drawing names from a hat.

July 08, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


NASCAR penalizes Busch for violation

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - NASCAR has penalized Kurt Busch and his Stewart-Haas Racing team for failing a post-race inspection at Daytona International Speedway.

July 08, 2014 | The Associated Press | NASCAR


Outdoor Life: Frog gigging — a tasty tradition

Frog gigging is a dying art. Like grabbling or noodling (reaching under river banks for turtles and catfish) frog gigging is an outdoor activity that seems to be fading from view.

July 08, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Sylvania woman, 27, dies in wreck

Editor's note: Because of incorrect information supplied, the time of the wreck and the location from which the victim was returning were incorrect in a brief that appeared in Wednesday's newspaper. The entire brief, with the correct information, appears below.

July 08, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Braves rally, but lose to Mets in 11

NEW YORK - Curtis Granderson and David Wright are expected to deliver big hits for the Mets. When they get one from Ruben Tejada, it's a bit of a surprise.

July 08, 2014 | By MIKE FITZPATRICK AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves




Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Brooklet is Bulloch's growing small town

Hands down, the Andy Griffith Show is my favorite TV show.

July 07, 2014 | | Business


Djokovic's pep talk swept aside 'fear', 'demons'

LONDON - Novak Djokovic knew all along that his game was good enough to win more Grand Slam titles. It was his mind that was the problem.

July 07, 2014 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Kittel wins stage as Tour prepares to leave UK

LONDON - At this point, the top Tour de France sprint star might be called Sir Marcel.

July 07, 2014 | By JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press | Sports


LeBron, Cavs owner could mend fences, reunite

CLEVELAND - There was no eye contact, nothing to indicate any reconciliation. The breakup of LeBron James and Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert was beyond bitter.

July 07, 2014 | By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Aaron Hernandez moved to new jail

FALL RIVER, Mass. - Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez can transfer to a jail closer to Boston for easier access to his lawyers while he awaits trial on a murder charge, a judge ruled Monday.

July 07, 2014 | By MICHELLE R. SMITH Associated Press | Sports


In the Pits: Pulling the plug on Coke Zero 400 was the right call

When the sky opened for a third time during the rain-rescheduled race at Daytona and teams pulled out car covers to wait out the weather, it seemed the right time for NASCAR to put the Coke Zero 400 out of its misery.

July 07, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


A tale of 2 centennials

Candler County and Evans County may not be identical twins, but they have more in common than many siblings, and they remain joined at the hip. Created by acts of the Georgia Legislature in the summer of 1914 with ratification by voters that fall, both are now celebrating their 100th birthdays.

July 07, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Life


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