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9 suspicious packages planted around Boston in backfired marketing ploy by TV network

BOSTON - Nine blinking electronic devices planted at bridges and other spots in Boston threw a scare into the city Wednesday in what turned out to be a marketing campaign for a late-night cable cartoon. At least one of the devices depicts a character giving the finger.

February 15, 2007 | By KEN MAGUIRE Associated Press Writer | Nation


Eagles assistant coach Beckles to CMU

Georgia Southern assistant football coach Jeff Beckles is headed to Central Michigan University, he said Wednesday.

February 15, 2007 | By ALEX PELLEGRINO | Georgia Southern


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The year ahead could launch a period of great changes in your long-range goals. Activities and interests that you once enjoyed may no longer appeal to you; instead, newer regards take center stage in your life.

February 14, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Nominee to head Central Command says ‘new and different’ action needed in Iraq

WASHINGTON - Stabilizing Iraq will require ''new and different actions'' to improve security and political reconciliation, the Navy admiral poised to lead American forces in the Middle East said Tuesday.

February 14, 2007 | By ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press Writer | Nation


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Artur Schnabel, a famous Austrian pianist who died in 1951, said, "The notes I handle no better than many pianists. But the pauses between the notes - ah, that is where the art resides."

February 14, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


EPA plan to tighten smog standards collides with Bush goal to cut gas use

WASHINGTON - Federal scientists want to tighten smog standards, a step that would allow tens of millions of Americans to breathe easier. The plan also would run head-on into President Bush's hopes of weaning Americans from gasoline by using more smog-producing ethanol.

February 14, 2007 | By JOHN HEILPRIN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Merck lobbies states to require cervical-cancer vaccine for schoolgirls

AUSTIN, Texas - Merck & Co. is helping bankroll efforts to pass state laws requiring girls as young as 11 or 12 to receive the drugmaker's new vaccine against the sexually transmitted cervical-cancer virus.

February 14, 2007 | By LIZ AUSTIN PETERSON Associated Press Writer | Nation


Police Report - January 31

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.

February 14, 2007 | From staff reports | Crime Report


Ask Dr. Gott 1/31

DEAR DR. GOTT: I often read your column in our local newspaper and am impressed with your practical wisdom. I would like to know if you have a cure for insomnia in postmenopausal women.

February 14, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Local Roundup: Blue Devils top Greenbrier

February 14, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


Dear Abby 1/31

DEAR ABBY: My sister, "Elizabeth," died recently. She had adopted a baby at birth and insisted that the child not be told that she was adopted.

February 14, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Gators improve to 6-0 in region

February 14, 2007 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


Slave apology debate in Virginia exposes old wounds for blacks, whites

RICHMOND, Va. - When an 80-year-old white Virginia legislator recently came out against a resolution apologizing for slavery because blacks, he said, should ''get over it,'' he ignited a storm of protests from black leaders.

February 14, 2007 | By DIONNE WALKER Associated Press Writer | Nation


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One of my least favorite conventions is the Unusual No-Trump. After an opening bid of one of a suit on your right, a jump overcall of two no-trump shows at least 5-5 in the two lowest unbid suits. It works fine when your side wins the auction. Far too often, though, the opponents outbid you. Then, because you have painted a perfect picture of your hand, their declarer plays as if you have glass cards.

February 13, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


AP Exclusive: Many Louisiana residents are reluctant to rebuild along the coast

NEW ORLEANS - More than 16 months after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita forced an unprecedented exodus from the Louisiana Gulf Coast, tens of thousands of homeowners have decided not to rebuild or have yet to make up their minds, an Associated Press analysis found.

February 13, 2007 | By MICHELLE ROBERTS Associated Press Writer | Nation


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Delay won't quell 2014 wrangling over Keystone XL

WASHINGTON - Democrats sweating this year's elections may be hoping that the Obama administration's latest delay to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline takes a politically fraught issue off the table for the midterms.

April 19, 2014 | By JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press | World




Harang pulled with no-hitter, Braves beat Mets 6-0

NEW YORK - Aaron Harang threw no-hit ball for seven innings but was pulled after 121 pitches, and reliever Luis Avilan gave up David Wright's two-out single in the eighth as the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 6-0 Friday night.

April 18, 2014 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Blue Devils sweep region meet

On a gloomy day at Cross Creek High School in Augusta, Statesboro's track and field squads held off Mother Nature and the rest of Region 3-AAAA with region championships for both the girls -who secured their sixth consecutive region crown - and the boys.

April 18, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Choi leads rainy day at Heritage

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - K.J. Choi's early tee time and quick start moved him to the top of the rain-delayed RBC Heritage on Friday.

April 18, 2014 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Statesboro welcomes 14 teams to GSU course

Statesboro's golf squads will wrap up their regular seasons today as they host the Blue Devil Classic at the Georgia Southern University Golf Course at Noon.

April 18, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


No bigger playoff underdog than the sub-.500 Hawks

ATLANTA - There's no bigger long shot in the NBA playoffs than the Atlanta Hawks.

April 18, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Local Roundup: GSU baseball game against Samford postponed

The Friday series opener between the Georgia Southern Eagles and the Samford Bulldogs has been postponed due to rain.

April 18, 2014 | From staff reports | Georgia Southern


Nadal loses in quarterfinals in Monte Carlo

PARIS - Rafael Nadal's mastery of the Monte Carlo clay courts seems to be over.

April 18, 2014 | By JEROME PUGMIRE AP Sports Writer | Sports


Captain of sunken South Korean ferry arrested

MOKPO, South Korea - The captain of a sunken South Korean ferry was arrested Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need, as investigators looked into whether his evacuation order came too late to save lives. Two crew members were also arrested, a prosecutor said.

April 18, 2014 | By FOSTER KLUG and YOUKYUNG LEE Associated Press | World


‘The kid with the Mohawk’

A family that runs together … collects many tennis shoes and wins lots of medals. The Smith family, of Collins, has plenty of both.

April 18, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Brown-Kittrell

Lillian Akers Brown of Statesboro and James Michael and Mariana Brown of Chatsworth, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Katherine Brown of Statesboro, to Nathaniel Taylor Kittrell, son of Charlie Tull Kittrell Jr. and Debbie Harper Kittrell of Waynesboro, Ga.

April 18, 2014 | | Weddings


Pope-Peed

Mr. and Mrs. Steve Wildes Pope of Waycross, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Haley Joye of Waycross, to Simon Mikell Peed, son of Mr. and Mrs. F. Gates Peed of Statesboro.

April 18, 2014 | | Weddings


Seeking God: An ancient connection in a new context

Editor's note: This article is part of "The Ten Today," a series by Deseret News National that examines the Ten Commandments in modern society. This story explores the first commandment: "I am the LORD thy God ... thou shalt have no other gods before me."

April 18, 2014 | By SARA ISRAELSEN-HARTLEY Deseret News National | The Ten Today


Americans like adultery less than almost any behavior, but women are catching up to men

Editor's note: This article is part of "The Ten Today," a series that examines the Ten Commandments in modern society. This story explores the seventh commandment.

April 18, 2014 | By LOIS M. COLLINS Deseret News National | The Ten Today


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