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Patients, doctors question heart care after big study finds drugs as good as stents for some

NEW ORLEANS - Heart patients around the country are calling their doctors to question plans to treat clogged arteries with stents. It is the early fallout from a big study that showed drugs work just as well in non-emergency cases to prevent heart attacks, deaths, and over the long run, chest pain.

April 13, 2007 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Medical Writer | Nation


Dear Abby 3/30

DEAR READERS: Yesterday I printed a sample of the e-mails I received in response to the letter from "Cleveland Mom" (Feb. 25), whose twins - both juniors in high school - had been approached at school by military recruiters "who made the military sound exciting and glamorous." Today I am printing more of them. Read on:

April 13, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Police Report - March 30

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.

April 13, 2007 | From staff reports | Crime Report


Judge lowers bond for suspect in ‘‘Barbie Bandits’’ case

MARIETTA, Ga. - A Cobb County police detective testified Thursday that after allegedly stealing nearly $11,000 in a bank heist, Heather Johnston and Ashley Miller went on a shopping spree, ate a meal, stopped at a salon and even gave money to the homeless before they were caught.

April 13, 2007 | By ERRIN HAINES Associated Press Writer | Local


Bridge 3/30

This week, we have been studying raising partner's major-suit opening with four-card support after the second player has passed. But how does it affect the responder's actions if his right-hand opponent makes a takeout double?

April 13, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Kappa Delta hosts "War of the Wings"

April 13, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


GSU Botanical Garden spring festival and plant sale to be held Saturday

Celebrate the beautiful spring weather at Georgia Southern Botanical Garden on Saturday, March 31, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Garden's annual spring festival and plant sale.

April 13, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Local Roundup: Gators, Jackets win track meets

Both Bulloch Academy boys' and girls' track teams tallied monster points to win their respective six-team meets Wednesday at Gator Alley.

April 12, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


Dinosaur demise didn’t spur evolution in ancestors of today’s mammals, study says

NEW YORK - Maybe you learned this in school: The big dinosaur die-off 65 million years ago was a liberation for mammals, and they quickly produced a bunch of new species that included ancestors of humans and other modern-day creatures.

April 12, 2007 | By MALCOLM RITTER AP Science Writer | Nation


Bush demands Iraq money with no strings, is told to ’calm down, take a breath’

WASHINGTON - President Bush and the Democratic-controlled Congress lurched toward a veto showdown over Iraq on Wednesday, the commander in chief demanding a replenishment of war funding with no strings and Speaker Nancy Pelosi counseling him, ''Calm down, take a breath.''

April 12, 2007 | By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent | Nation


Police Report - March 29

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.

April 12, 2007 | From staff reports | Crime Report


Dear Abby 3/29

DEAR ABBY: Regarding the mother of the twins who have a current fascination for the U.S. military ("Cleveland Mom," Feb. 25), I must reply. As a veteran of the U.S. Air Force (1974-84), I am deeply grateful for the opportunities, training and mentoring I received under the great NCOs and officers I served with. Lessons they taught me have directly contributed to the success I enjoy today as a manager in a Fortune 500 company. Their leadership, professionalism and pride in a job well done have been examples I will follow for the rest of my life.

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


Astrograph 3/29

You will get an opportunity to add to your warehouse of knowledge in your chosen field of endeavor. Find the time to take advantage of it, because it will greatly enhance your earning capabilities.

April 12, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 3/29

DEAR DR. GOTT: I had to write to confirm what a previous reader said about how wonderful MigreLief is. I first heard about it from a radio advertisement when it was named MigraHealth. It has greatly reduced the occurrence and length of my migraines. After 15 years of suffering, I had graduated to heavy-duty medication. I hated being loopy for the three days the migraine lasted and then half awake for another three as it wore off. My doctor offered a daily narcotic, but I didn't like the thought of what that would do to my health. I was ...

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


Town mourns death of abandoned newborn as authorities search for mother

OROSI, Calif. - The first newborn was discovered swaddled in a blanket on a park bench, an umbilical cord still hanging from his tiny body. Then, at neat 11-month intervals, two more abandoned babies were found in parked pickup trucks in the same neighborhood.

April 12, 2007 | By GARANCE BURKE Associated Press Writer | Nation


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Peterson: 'Hard work pays off'

Bulloch County Schools' speech-language pathologists hosted a "Success with Stuttering" workshop on a recent teacher workday, co-sponsored by the Georgia Learning Resource System and the Stuttering Foundation of America.

November 27, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


FBI data show thousands of gun sales beat checks

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. - More gun sales than ever are slipping through the federal background check system - 186,000 last year, a rate of 512 gun sales a day, as states fail to consistently provide thorough, real-time updates on criminal and mental histories to the FBI.

November 27, 2014 | By MATT STROUD Associated Press | Associated Press


OPEC keeps oil output on hold despite low prices

VIENNA - Reflecting its lessening oil clout, OPEC decided Thursday to keep its output target on hold and sit out falling crude prices that will likely spiral even lower as a result.

November 27, 2014 | By GEORGE JAHN Associated Press | Local


Early bird shoppers turn out on Thanksgiving

NEW YORK - Early-bird shoppers headed to stores on Thanksgiving in what's becoming a new holiday tradition.

November 27, 2014 | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO Associated Press | Local


We’re loving our pets to death — obesity will kill them

Thanksgiving is a day of overindulgence where we often eat way too much, and frequently our pets are right there beside us. Something you may not know: Dogs, like people, are getting heavier than ever. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention an estimated 54 percent of dogs and cats in the United States are overweight or obese, and the trend continues to worsen. This epidemic is taking its toll on the health and well-being of man's best friend.

November 27, 2014 | By ANGIE DENISON Deseret News National | Hot topics


6 proven things women can do to be more attractive

In most cases, a woman wants to look attractive to men in hopes that she will find the one guy who will love and cherish her-and she him. If you are in this category and can't seem to get the job done, you're not alone. You may be thinking you're just not pretty enough. If that's the case, then it will surprise you to read this comment made by a Miss America contestant when she was asked, "How do you deal with all the guys who want to take you out?" She replied. "I haven't ...

November 27, 2014 | By GARY and JOY LUNDBERG Deseret News National | Hot topics


Statesboro double-lung transplant recipient is grateful

Andrea Maechtle feels like she received a second chance at life with her double-lung transplant surgery, performed March 17, and she believes the Statesboro community played a huge role in her miracle.

November 27, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Researchers discover 'pre-cancers' in blood

Many older people silently harbor a blood "pre-cancer" - a gene mutation acquired during their lifetime that could start them on the path to leukemia, lymphoma or other blood disease, scientists have discovered. It opens a new frontier on early detection and possibly someday preventing these cancers, which become more common with age.

November 27, 2014 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE Associated Press | Associated Press


OPEC keeps oil output on hold despite low prices

VIENNA - Reflecting its lessening oil clout, OPEC decided Thursday to keep its output target on hold and sit out falling crude prices that will likely spiral even lower as a result.

November 27, 2014 | By GEORGE JAHN Associated Press | Associated Press




SHS girls take care of business

The Statesboro High girls got their Thanksgiving celebration off to an early start, feasting on Southeast Bulloch to claim a 65-18 victory Wednesday afternoon at the Devil's Den.

November 26, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Badcock Home Furniture & More Presents: Prep Sports Spotlight

Much was made about the dominance of graduated Bulloch Academy wrestler Mitchell Ball and his three individual state championships.

November 26, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Moment by moment led to killing of Ferguson teen

The two friends' mornings intersected by chance in the parking lot of the Canfield Green apartment complex. Dorian Johnson had been up since 7 a.m. on this overcast August Saturday and after getting dressed, he was ready for a smoke - on any other morning a carefree ritual for easing into his day's routine in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.

November 26, 2014 | By ADAM GELLER and DAVID B. CARUSO Associated Press | Nation


1.3 million bound for Georgia roads, airport

ATLANTA - More than 1.3 million Georgians are expected to travel on state highways and use the world's busiest airport through Sunday for Thanksgiving, and officials say they're prepared for the rush with extra staff to monitor roads and help people move through security lines.

November 26, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


9 scientifically backed simple tricks to relieve stress now

Your normal life is already busy so it's no wonder when you add in extra demands for the end-of-year holidays, stress levels skyrocket.

November 26, 2014 | By TRACIE KNABE SNOWDER Deseret News National | Hot topics


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