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Overweight 8-year-old sets off child obesity debate in Britain

LONDON - A mother who feared she might lose custody of her obese 8-year-old son unless he lost weight was allowed to keep the boy after striking a deal Tuesday with social workers to safeguard his welfare.

March 14, 2007 | By THOMAS WAGNER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Wall Street plummets, sending Dow down 416 after Chinese stocks take a big hit

NEW YORK - Stocks had their worst day of trading since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks Tuesday, hurtling the Dow Jones industrials down more than 400 points on a worldwide tide of concern that the U.S. and Chinese economies are stumbling and that share prices have become overinflated.

March 14, 2007 | By MADLEN READ AP Business Writer | Nation


Astrograph 2/28

Having good friends is the type of wealth that is more valuable than precious stones. Your chart indicates that you might establish one of the warmest relationships of your life that will last a lifetime.

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


Bridge 2/28

In the movie "Naughty Nineties," Bud Abbott says, "Now, on the St. Louis team we have Who's on first, What's on second, I Don't Know is on third."

March 14, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 2/28

DEAR DR. GOTT: In 1990, my husband had a serious heart attack, at which time his cholesterol was 165. He had open-heart surgery with a five-way bypass in 1996.

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


Dear Abby 2/28

DEAR ABBY: I have been dating "Crystal" for about a year. For the last seven months we shared a house together. We live in a very small town, and to make extra money as well as have something to occupy her time, Crystal started her own business. It has not been going well, and to top it off, I was laid off from my job.

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


Federal advisers recommend FDA approve first bird-flu vaccine

WASHINGTON - It's better than nothing, federal health advisers said Tuesday in urging approval of the first bird flu vaccine as a stopgap against a potential pandemic until more effective vaccines can be developed.

March 14, 2007 | By ANDREW BRIDGES Associated Press Writer | Nation


Astrograph 2/27

Any venture or enterprise, which you personally take a hand in developing, will have good chances for success. Don't be afraid to get involved with something extra that could be both lucrative and serviceable.

March 13, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Bridge 2/27

In the Babylonian Talmud, it says: "Eat a third and drink a third and leave the remaining third of your stomach empty. Then, when you get angry, there will be sufficient room for your rage."

March 13, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 2/27

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a 43-year-old woman with an embarrassing and socially crippling condition. I have hair growth where other women don't - on my chin, neck, stomach and buttocks. I have to shave my chin and neck every morning, and, by 6 p.m., I have stubble. I won't let anyone see me first thing in the morning, so I always sleep alone. If I want to go out at night, I have to go home and shave again first, so there is no going out with my friends after work. It has affected every aspect of ...

March 13, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Bomb narrowly misses Iraqi vice president in troubling security lapse

BAGHDAD, Iraq - Iraq's Shiite vice president narrowly escaped assassination Monday as a blast ripped through a government meeting hall just hours after it was searched by U.S. teams with bomb-sniffing dogs. At least 10 people were killed.

March 13, 2007 | By BRIAN MURPHY Associated Press Writer | Nation


Dear Abby 2/27

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


AP IMPACT: Amid high-profile food recalls, FDA inspections languish

WASHINGTON - The federal agency that's been front and center in warning the public about tainted spinach and contaminated peanut butter is conducting just half the food safety inspections it did three years ago.

March 13, 2007 | By ANDREW BRIDGES and SETH BORENSTEIN Associated Press Writers | Nation


Police Report - February 26

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.

March 13, 2007 | | Crime Report


Czech named coach of the year

Georgia Southern swimming and diving coach Mindy Czech has come a long way since becoming the team's leader two years ago, and the fruits of her labor were realized when the coaches of the Northeast Conference - the conference in which GSU's swimming and diving teams compete - recognized her as 2007 coach of the year.

March 13, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.net | Georgia Southern


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Georgia Southern police charge man, 19, with molesting girl, 15

Georgia Southern University police arrested a man Tuesday in connection with a child molestation incident reported in November.

December 18, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Paul McCartney reflects on yesterday, today and tomorrow

NEW YORK - Sir Paul McCartney is 72, and only the wrinkles give his years away.

December 18, 2014 | By HILLEL ITALIE Associated Press | Associated Press


7 habits of the happiest families

Hearken back for a moment to your old favorite family sitcoms. Not the modern shows with dysfunctional families, snide remarks and spoiled kids, but the classics. The old black and white or even 80s shows featured families we liked and trusted. We would have felt comfortable stepping through the TV screen into their homes.

December 18, 2014 | By MEGAN GLADWELL Deseret News National | Hot topics


15 Bible verses to strengthen your relationship with God

Have you ever felt your relationship with God growing more distant and unfamiliar with the passing of time?

December 18, 2014 | By LEAH PERRI Deseret News National | Hot topics


AP study: Abused kids die as authorities fail to protect

BUTTE, Montana - At least 786 children died of abuse or neglect in the U.S. in a six-year span in plain view of child protection authorities - many of them beaten, starved or left alone to drown while agencies had good reason to know they were in danger, The Associated Press has found.

December 18, 2014 | By HOLBROOK MOHR and GARANCE BURKE Associated Press | Associated Press


Drones might help show how tornados form

DENVER - Researchers say they've collected promising weather data by flying instrument-laden drones into big Western and Midwestern storms. Now they want to expand the project in hopes of learning more about how tornados form.

December 18, 2014 | By DAN ELLIOTT Associated Press | Associated Press




UGA moving on after falling short of goals

ATHENS - Going into the final week of the regular season, the Georgia Bulldogs had hopes of playing for a Southeastern Conference title, maybe even claiming a spot in the four-team national playoff.

December 17, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | UGA


Saints showdown 'just another game'

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Quarterback Matt Ryan says he and the Atlanta Falcons face no added pressure with everything on the line this week.

December 17, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Kurt Busch testifies at court hearing

DOVER, Del. - NASCAR driver Kurt Busch had his turn on the witness stand Wednesday and testified that he repeatedly told his ex-girlfriend to leave his motorhome the night she claims he assaulted her.

December 17, 2014 | By RANDALL CHASE Associated Press | NASCAR


New, smaller Statesboro Wal-Mart opens to thrilled customers

In a much-anticipated event, Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market opened its doors Wednesday in Statesboro's Market District, welcoming anxious customers, excited shoppers and a few curious spectators.

December 17, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Fire destroys Claxton mobile home

A Claxton family's home was destroyed by fire Tuesday night after a child knocked over a space heater.

December 17, 2014 | From staff reports | Local




Local Roundup: Blue Devils fall in overtime

RICHMOND HILL - The Statesboro Blue Devils suffered their first region loss of the season as they were knocked off in overtime at Richmond Hill, 63-56.

December 16, 2014 | From staff reports | Prep Sports 360


Portal rebounds

PORTAL - Facing a Johnson County squad from the opposite side of the always-competitive Region 3-A, the Portal Panthers were in no mood to take prisoners.

December 16, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


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