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Woman, 75, fined for smashing Comcast office with hammer in customer service dispute

BRISTOW, Va. - She was fined and got a suspended jail sentence, but Mona Shaw says she has no regrets about using a hammer to vent her frustration at a cable company.

November 03, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Government advisers: Don’t use cold medicines in children under 6

WASHINGTON - Cold and cough medicines don't work in children and shouldn't be used in those younger than 6, federal health advisers recommended Friday.

November 03, 2007 | By ANDREW BRIDGES Associated Press Writer | Nation


America’s working poor stretching paychecks to the breaking point

NEW YORK - The calculus of living paycheck to paycheck in America is getting harder.

November 03, 2007 | By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO AP Business Writer | Nation


School nutrition improving as students get served healthier foods, report finds

WASHINGTON (AP) - It's harder to find a french fry in a school cafeteria these days, and junk food is less common at school fundraisers, a federal study out Friday has found.

November 03, 2007 | By NANCY ZUCKERBROD Associated Press Writer | Nation


As number of large hog farms grow, Iowans cope with smell, officials worry about business

LORIMOR, Iowa - Mayor Kent Forbes has learned a hard truth about small-town life in Iowa: Sometimes it stinks.

November 03, 2007 | By HENRY C. JACKSON Associated Press Writer | Nation


Fugitive accused in videotaped sex attack on daughter arraigned

SPOKANE, Wash. - A man accused of raping his daughter and posting videos of the abuse online was arraigned Friday after returning to the United States from Hong Kong.

November 03, 2007 | By JOHN K. WILEY Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bhutto says she was warned before return to Pakistan that suicide squads would try to kill her

KARACHI, Pakistan - Former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, her return from exile shattered by a suicide attack that killed up to 136 people, blamed militants Friday for trying to kill her and said she would not ''surrender our great nation'' to them.

November 03, 2007 | By ASHRAF KHAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Dear Abby 10/20

DEAR ABBY: I'm private about my body. I'm not comfortable being nude in front of anyone except my sister, my best friend or, of course, my mother.

November 03, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


SEB Marching Band takes gold at marching competition

The Southeast Bulloch High School Marching Band went down to Blackshear Saturday to take part in the 2007 annual Sound of Silver Marching Band Competition. The Yellow Jackets came home loaded with gold medals, sweeping top honors, including the Grand Champion award.

November 02, 2007 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local


Thompson attacks rivals, calls himself the true conservative

KENNESAW - Former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson on Thursday cast himself as the true conservative in the Republican race for president and accused his GOP rivals Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney of being soft on illegal immigration.

November 02, 2007 | By SHANNON MCCAFFREY Associated Press Writer | Local


Attack kills at least 126, shattering jubilant homecoming for Benazir Bhutto

KARACHI, Pakistan - A suicide bombing in a crowd welcoming former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto killed at least 126 people Thursday night, shattering her celebratory procession through Pakistan's biggest city after eight years in exile.

November 02, 2007 | By MATTHEW PENNINGTON and PAISLEY DODDS Associated Press Writers | Nation


US lawmakers apologize to Canadian wrongly held in torture case

WASHINGTON - Members of Congress apologized Thursday to a Canadian engineer seized by U.S. officials and taken to Syria, where he says he was tortured.

November 02, 2007 | By DEVLIN BARRETT Associated Press Writer | Nation


Astrograph 10/19

It won't be simply chance that plays an important role in your material affairs in the year ahead; it'll be sheer hard work and planning on your part. You can substantially profit from the careful development of your affairs.

November 02, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Bridge 10/19

Scottish actress Deborah Kerr said, "Personally, I think if a woman hasn't met the right man by the time she's 24, she may be lucky."

November 02, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Autistic hiker, 18, found alive in W.Va. woods, reunites with family after 4-day search

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - An autistic 18-year-old lost in the wilderness for four days was found alive Thursday, weak but apparently fine, and reunited with his family, searchers said.

November 02, 2007 | By TOM BREEN Associated Press Writer | Nation


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Safety questions hover over Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS - They call the Indianapolis 500 "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" for its high speeds, rich history, enormous crowd and the take-your-breath-away competition.

May 23, 2015 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


SHS turns page on last season

The sound of Statesboro High football coach Steve Pennington screaming instructions to his players in a long sleeve jacket in 91 degree weather can mean only one thing-football is back for the Blue Devils.

May 22, 2015 | HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Brew crew stomps Braves

ATLANTA- Ryan Braun homered and drove in four runs, four Milwaukee pitchers combined to hold Atlanta to three hits, and the Brewers beat the Braves 11-0 on Friday night.

May 22, 2015 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Kurt Busch brings lessons to Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. - There's no bank of TV cameras surrounding Kurt Busch's hauler, no one monitoring his fluid intake to prevent dehydration, no golf cart waiting to whisk him away from NASCAR practice and off to Indianapolis. This year, Busch is glad to have his focus solely on the Coca-Cola 600.

May 22, 2015 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Kurt Busch brings lessons to Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. - There's no bank of TV cameras surrounding Kurt Busch's hauler, no one monitoring his fluid intake to prevent dehydration, no golf cart waiting to whisk him away from NASCAR practice and off to Indianapolis. This year, Busch is glad to have his focus solely on the Coca-Cola 600.

May 22, 2015 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Federal data: As oil production soars, so do pipeline leaks

The oil pipeline leak that fouled a stretch of California coastline this week reflects a troubling trend in the nation's infrastructure: As U.S. oil production has soared, so has the number of pipeline accidents.

May 22, 2015 | By HENRY C. JACKSON and DAVID A. LIEB Associated Press | Associated Press


Wal-Mart's push on animal welfare hailed as game changer

NEW YORK - Wal-Mart's push to get its suppliers to give farm animals fewer antibiotics and more room to roam is expected to have a big impact on the food industry, experts say.

May 22, 2015 | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer | Associated Press


Another honor for the late Dr. Leila Denmark

The legacy of Portal's Leila Alice Daughtry Denmark will be honored yet again, this time with the naming of Forsyth County's sixth high school.

May 22, 2015 | By LUCAS BAGGETT Herald Intern | Local




Mixed review for GHSA rule change

In just three short years high school football participation has decreased by 10 percent, according to statistics from the National Federation of State High School Associations- and many states are beginning to take notice.

May 21, 2015 | HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Offense explodes in 7th for 10-1 win

ATLANTA - Julio Teheran pitched seven strong innings and the Atlanta Braves took advantage of Milwaukee reliever Will Smith's seventh-inning ejection for allegedly using pine tar in a 10-1 victory Thursday night.

May 21, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


What is our purpose in life?

I believe it was back in 1939 when a very popular author, James Thurber, wrote a short novel about an unusual man he named "Walter Mitty." It became so well read that it was produced for Broadway, made into a movie around 1947 - which I remember watching - and remade in 2013. If you're one of those purists, I guess you won't like my position, but I really liked Danny Kaye and Ben Stiller, who played the role of Walter Mitty. I suppose my reason for being so attached to the character is that, like many others (I hope ...

May 21, 2015 | Dr. John Bressler | Columnists/Editorials


James, Smith lead Cavs over Hawks in Game 1

ATLANTA - J.R. Smith knocked down a tough 3-pointer, then another. Turning toward the fans, their heckling transformed to groans, he blew off his right index finger and motioned toward his side, like he was holstering his pistol.

May 21, 2015 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports




Perez solid in debut as Braves beat Rays

ATLANTA - Williams Perez gave up one run over five innings in his first major league start and fellow rookie Todd Cunningham drove in the tiebreaking run with a groundout as theAtlanta Braves beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 on Wednesday night.

May 20, 2015 | The Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


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