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Debate over civil war in Iraq masks deeper divisions

BAGHDAD, Iraq - America's hand-wringing over whether the violence in Iraq amounts to a civil war, while on the surface a semantic distinction, mirrors deeper divisions over how far the U.S. should go to try to salvage a desperate situation.

December 18, 2006 | By STEVEN R. HURST Associated Press Writer | Nation


Wife and contact of poisoned ex-Russian spy were exposed to radiation

LONDON - The wife of an ex-KGB agent fatally poisoned in Britain and the Italian security expert he met the day he fell ill both showed traces of the same radioactive substance found in the dead man's body, friends and officials said Friday.

December 18, 2006 | By DAVID STRINGER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Huge Iraq spending bill to test Democrats

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration is hammering out its largest-ever appeal for more Iraq war funds - a record $100 billion, at least, and that figure reflects cuts from wish lists originally circulating around the Pentagon.

December 18, 2006 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | Nation


A third of red lights to be extinguished in crackdown on Amsterdam’s famed prostitution district

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands - City officials say they will turn off the red lights and shutter a third of the prostitution ''windows'' in Amsterdam's famed Red Light District, where scantily-clad ladies of the night have beckoned customers for hundreds of years.

December 18, 2006 | By TOBY STERLING Associated Press Writer | Nation


NYPD: Furor over shooting death, but overall an improving record

NEW YORK - The fatal shooting of an unarmed man by undercover officers again places New York police under unwelcome scrutiny. Critics say it's evidence of an unaccountable, sometimes trigger-happy force, while defenders - backed by statistics - insist the NYPD is among the best-trained, most restrained departments in the nation.

December 18, 2006 | By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer | Nation


Ask Dr. Gott 11/16

DEAR DR. GOTT: Around June 2005, I put a bar of soap under my sheet because I got cramps during the night from time to time. Nothing really bad. A few months after that, around August or September, I developed arthritis of both legs, the right more than the left. As time went on, it got worse. I could not squat down or get down on the floor with my grandchildren. Let me add that I am 72 years old. I couldn't get over the fact that it came on so fast. I socialize with people in their late ...

December 18, 2006 | BY DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 11/21

DEAR ABBY: I could only sympathize after reading the letter from "Tired in Kentucky" (10/9), the mother of the bride who was having trouble with the RSVPs.

December 18, 2006 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 11/29

DEAR DR. GOTT: This is regarding your answer to a reader's question about whether or not a doctor is acting unprofessionally by feeling her breast during a heart exam. A woman's breast has nothing to do with the heart. The heart is below the breasts! If a doctor can't get a good hearing, then there are three other places to listen for it. They are all below the breast, and the doctor has no right to touch a woman's breasts; they have nothing to do with hearing the heart. If doctors loosen the bra and/or ...

December 18, 2006 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Vick apologizes for obscene hand gesture to fans

FLOWERY BRANCH - Michael Vick's frustrations with fading playoff hopes and unexpected insults from home fans caused him to flash an obscene hand gesture on Sunday.

December 18, 2006 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Police Report - November 28

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.

December 18, 2006 | From staff reports | Crime Report


Bridge 11/28

The 14th and final edition of the Daily Bridge Calendar is now available. There are eight contributors (six individuals and one married couple) providing daily problems on all aspects of the game. The calendar sits on a plastic stand, with the problems on the front of each tear-off sheet and the answers on the back. You also receive information about bidding conventions and tournaments.

December 18, 2006 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Bridge 11/16

Choreographer and dancer Agnes de Mille said, "Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what next or how. ... We guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark."

December 18, 2006 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Defense keeps Georgia Tech on championship course

ATLANTA - Don't blame the defense for Georgia Tech's scares in taking narrow victories over North Carolina State and North Carolina the last two weeks.

December 18, 2006 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Gamecocks look to continue improvement on hardwood

Out of the state playoff picture since February, 1995, the Screven County High School Gamecocks of Coach Arthur Davis, now in his sixth year at the helm, have improved steadily over the past three seasons. Ten returning letter winners have given rise to the hope that this is the season the red and white finally break through.

December 18, 2006 | By BURTON KEMP Special to the Herald | Sports


Florida to face Ohio State in national title showdown

Florida beat Michigan on Sunday in the only game that mattered.

December 18, 2006 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP Sports Writer | Sports


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Veterans object to school on Memorial Day 2015

Bulloch County Schools officials are revisiting the 2014-15 school calendar again after hearing that veterans' organizations object to the elimination of Memorial Day as a school holiday.

March 18, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


Willingway to host food addiction workshop

Willingway, the addiction treatment experts, will host a new workshop titled "Food Addiction - A Relationship With Food" on Friday.

March 18, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Despite opposition, many landowners await pipeline

LINCOLN, Neb. - If the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline ever gains approval, Ronald Weber will watch from his farmhouse as workers lay the line beneath a half-mile of his cropland in northeast Nebraska.

March 18, 2014 | By GRANT SCHULTE Associated Press | Local


Malaysia: Files were deleted from flight simulator

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Investigators are trying to restore files deleted last month from the home flight simulator of the pilot aboard the missing Malaysian plane to see if they shed any light on the disappearance, Malaysia's defense minister said Wednesday.

March 18, 2014 | By IAN MADER Associated Press | Local


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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