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Merck agrees to $4.85 billion settlement over pain medication Vioxx

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Merck & Co. said Friday it will pay $4.85 billion to end thousands of state and federal lawsuits over its painkiller Vioxx in one of the largest drug settlements ever.

November 24, 2007 | By LINDA A. JOHNSON AP Business Writer | Nation


Dear Abby 11/10

DEAR ABBY: I have a 30-year-old daughter who was happily married to a man she loved. My daughter and son-in-law worked in information technology for many years and did well at it. Because of their intensive work schedules they decided to start a family only last year. When my daughter conceived, our families were overjoyed.

November 24, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 11/09

DEAR ABBY: Eight years ago, while visiting my son, "Jack," and his wife, "Mary," in a nearby state, I saw a few dishes in the sink waiting to be washed -- so I washed them. When Mary saw what I had done, she became upset. She said, "I don't keep house the way you do." My reply at the time was that I was only trying to be helpful. That was all the cleaning I did -- I swear.

November 24, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 11/10

DEAR DR. GOTT: In 1947, after being given Atabrine for a fever of undetermined origin, I experienced a reaction to the drug that prompted a Veterans Administration hospital stay, where I received electroshock treatment.

November 24, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Navy doctor convicted of secretly taping midshipmen in sex acts at his home in Annapolis, Md.

WASHINGTON - A Navy doctor was found guilty Friday of using a hidden camera to videotape Naval Academy midshipmen engaged in sex acts.

November 24, 2007 | By STEPHEN MANNING Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bridge 11/10

Aristotle Onassis said, "After a certain point, money is meaningless. It ceases to be the goal. The game is what counts."

November 24, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 11/09

DEAR DR. GOTT: This is the third time I'm writing to you about my problem. I know the mail is going through because I ordered a $2 pamphlet for another problem, and that came back promptly. I'm sure there is a logical reason for you not answering my problem, nevertheless, I'm trying once more, for the last time.

November 24, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Astrograph 11/10

Channels that were blocked off in the past could finally open up in the year ahead, making it possible to fulfill what you've been desirous of achieving for some time. It could happen both socially and professionally.

November 24, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Autopsy concludes NY woman accidentally strangled herself after arrest in Phoenix airport

PHOENIX - A woman who died in police custody during an airport layover was intoxicated and accidentally strangled herself, an autopsy released Friday concludes.

November 24, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Astrograph 11/09

Because your desire to accumulate material things may be stronger than usual in the year ahead, you can use this for motivation to acquire bigger and better things. When utilized productively, it can be a great contributor to success.

November 24, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Police Report - November 10

(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.)

November 24, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Police Report - November 9

(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.)

November 24, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


GSU student diagnosed with bacterial meningitis

An undergraduate student at Georgia Southern University residing off-campus was diagnosed with suspected bacterial meningitis. He was treated with prophylactic medication and immediately transported to the East Georgia Regional Medical Center for additional testing and treatment. Initial testing indicates the student does have bacterial meningitis and additional testing is being conducted to confirm the diagnosis.

November 24, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Local


Bhutto placed under house arrest for 1 day, 5,000 supporters rounded up

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - President Gen. Pervez Musharraf placed opposition leader Benazir Bhutto under house arrest for a single day Friday - surrounding her villa with barbed wire - and rounded up thousands of her supporters to block a mass rally against his emergency rule.

November 24, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


US frees 9 Iranians in Iraq in possible outreach to Tehran

BAGHDAD - In a possible break in the U.S.-Iranian standoff in Iraq, the U.S. military on Friday released nine Iranians no longer deemed a threat, including two accused of membership in an elite force suspected of arming Shiite militias.

November 24, 2007 | By LAUREN FRAYER Associated Press Writer | Nation


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Screven tops SEB in season softball opener

BROOKLET - Southeast Bulloch had its season opener crashed by an old rival as Screven County ran away with a 7-5 victory on Monday afternoon.

August 11, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


My Take: Two things GSU better be good at

The consensus seemed almost unanimous last month at the Sun Belt Football Media Day in New Orleans - whoever has a quarterback and plays defense will win the Sun Belt.

August 11, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Georgia Southern


ACC hopes to continue building image after FSU success

GREENSBORO, N.C. - The Atlantic Coast Conference owns a few prized possessions that once were property of the Southeastern Conference.

August 11, 2014 | By JOEDY McCREARY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Column: Stewart's hobby called into question

When Jason Leffler was killed in a sprint car crash last summer, Tony Stewart passionately defended the grassroots racing of America.

August 11, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Local Roundup: GSU soccer begins fall camp

Georgia Southern men's soccer opened preseason training camp Monday with a pair of practices at the Fair Road Training Complex.

August 11, 2014 | From staff reports | Georgia Southern


Smith a pleasant surprise at RB

FLOWERY BRANCH - Antone Smith, best known for his special teams play in his first five seasons with the Falcons, finally has a chance to show he deserves playing time at running back.

August 11, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


Choices of the Heart to host fundraiser

Choices of the Heart Pregnancy Resource Center is hosting its fourth annual fundraising banquet on Tuesday, Aug. 26, at First Baptist Church of Statesboro.

August 11, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Robin Williams, boisterous comedy star, dead at 63

SAN FRANCISCO - Robin Williams, the Academy Award winner and comic supernova whose explosions of pop culture riffs and impressions dazzled audiences for decades and made him a gleamy-eyed laureate for the Information Age, died Monday in an apparent suicide. He was 63.

August 11, 2014 | By HAVEN DALEY and HILLEL ITALIE Associated Press | Nation


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Hirsch, ERA step into real estate future

Pat and Nate Hirsch have been an instrumental couple in shaping the growth of our community for decades.

August 11, 2014 | | Local


Vidalia Onion Committee seeks Board nominations

The Vidalia Onion Committee is currently seeking nominations for their grower Board of Directors. The committee elects four new members each year as part of an annual process. There are currently four member spots and four alternate board spots available.

August 11, 2014 | | Business


Georgia Southern University engineering programs receive national accreditation

Georgia Southern University's Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Information Technology has been granted full accreditation by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology.

August 11, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Forever Bible promises a holy book that lasts

Bibles come in all shapes and sizes, from a pocket-sized print edition to the digitized version available for iPhones.

August 11, 2014 | By KELSEY DALLAS Deseret News National | Hot topics


Figures on Georgia child deaths highlight stubborn problem

ATLANTA - The deaths of children whose families had DFCS involvement rose to 180 in 2013 from 152 the year before, an 18 percent increase, according to a state report released Friday.

August 11, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Vandalism, looting after vigil for Missouri man

FERGUSON, Mo. - A candlelight vigil for an unarmed black man who was fatally shot by a suburban St. Louis police officer was followed by unrest as crowds looted and burned stores, vandalized vehicles and taunted officers who tried to block access to parts of the city.

August 11, 2014 | By JIM SALTER and JIM SUHR Associated Press | Nation


Iraq president names deputy speaker new prime minister

BAGHDAD - Iraq's new president on Monday snubbed the powerful incumbent Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and nominated the deputy parliament speaker to form the new government, raising fears of more infighting in the government as the country faces the threat of Sunni militants in the north.

August 11, 2014 | By SAMEER N. YACOUB and VIVIAN SALAMA Associated Press | World


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