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General: Surge drawdown unlikely to shorten tours for Ga. troops

FORT STEWART - The commander of the Army's 3rd Infantry Division said Thursday he doubts the 15-month tours of his soldiers now in Iraq will be shortened by plans to withdraw by July thousands of extra troops deployed as part of President Bush's surge strategy.

October 05, 2007 | By RUSS BYNUM AP Military Writer | Local


Astrograph 9/21

Conditions in general look rather stable, provided you don't get yourself involved in situations that are way beyond your level of expertise. Be realistic about your abilities and talents at all times.

October 05, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Police Report - September 21

(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.)

October 05, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Bridge 9/21

It can be important to play the right card to a trick. For example, suppose you are stuck in your hand, looking at a K-Q-J-10-9 suit. If you would really like the opponent with the ace to take it immediately, lead the king from your hand. If you would prefer to sneak a round past the ace, though, lead the nine.

October 05, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Iranian president’s nixed visit highlights tricky decisions about who goes to ground zero

NEW YORK - Almost everyone agrees Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad doesn't belong at ground zero.

October 05, 2007 | By LARRY McSHANE Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bush acknowledges ’unsettling times’ for economy; Bernanke offers fresh assurances

WASHINGTON - President Bush acknowledged ''some unsettling times'' in the country's troubled housing and credit markets, while Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke offered fresh assurances steps would be taken to curb the fallout.

October 05, 2007 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Nation


Thousands rally for 6 black teens in Louisiana.; protests evoke memories of civil rights era

JENA, La. - Drawn by a case tinged with one of the most hated symbols of Old South racism - a hangman's noose tied in an oak tree - tens of thousands of protesters rallied Thursday against what they see as a double standard of prosecution for blacks and whites.

October 05, 2007 | By MARY FOSTER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Gators set for speedy Blazers

Bulloch Academy football coach Clint Morgan uses one word over and over again when he talks about tonight's opponent, the Bethesda Day School Blazers.

October 05, 2007 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


Needing Stability: GSU’s kicking game turns to walk-ons for consistency

Last year whenever a Georgia Southern kicker trotted onto the field the crowd collectively held its breath.

October 05, 2007 | By MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Georgia Southern


Paulson tells Congress the current debt ceiling will be hit on Oct. 1

WASHINGTON - Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson told Congress on Wednesday that the federal government will hit the current debt ceiling on Oct. 1.

October 04, 2007 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Nation


Dear Abby 9/20

DEAR ABBY: I am almost 13. There has been a recent death in the family. My aunt and a very close family friend were both killed in a car crash.

October 04, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Big drop in energy costs sends consumer prices down for the first time in 10 months

WASHINGTON - Consumer prices in August fell for the first time in 10 months, as another big drop in energy costs offset higher food prices.

October 04, 2007 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Nation


O.J. Simpson released from jail after posting $125,000 bail in connection with armed robbery

LAS VEGAS - O.J. Simpson was released from jail Wednesday after posting $125,000 bail in connection with the armed robbery of sports memorabilia collectors at a Las Vegas hotel.

October 04, 2007 | By KEN RITTER Associated Press Writer | Nation


In wake of toy recalls safety commission seeks more money, power to police faulty products

WASHINGTON - Leaders of the agency responsible for protecting consumers from faulty products on Wednesday pleaded with Congress to increase their budget and authority in the wake of huge recalls of toys contaminated by lead paint.

October 04, 2007 | By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Plenty of flu shots promised; now the push is to get them all used

WASHINGTON - Come one, come all: After years of shortages and confusion, this fall promises plenty of flu vaccine to go around - up to 132 million doses, more than the nation has ever produced.

October 04, 2007 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Nation


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Patriots' McDaniels interviews with Falcons

ATLANTA - New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels said Monday his interview for the Atlanta Falcons' coaching vacancy was "fine."

January 05, 2015 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Rams owner plans for L.A. stadium

INGLEWOOD, Calif. - A development group that includes a company controlled by the owner of the St. Louis Rams announced plans Monday to build an 80,000-seat stadium in the Los Angeles suburbs that could become home for an NFL team.

January 05, 2015 | By MICHAEL BLOOD Associated Press | Sports


U.S. skiers killed

Two prospects from the U.S. Ski Team were killed in an avalanche Monday while skiing near their European training base in the Austrian Alps.

January 05, 2015 | By ERIC WILLEMSEN Associated Press | Sports


Vegas expects big weekend

LAS VEGAS - College football fans and ESPN executives aren't the only ones applauding the new championship playoffs.

January 05, 2015 | By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Writer | Sports


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Recent sale makes Statesboro bank larger

Mississippi-based regional bank Renasant Corp. announced that it will acquire Georgia-based Heritage Financial Group, the parent of HeritageBank of the South for $258 million in stock. The acquisition will include the two Statesboro branches of Heritage, one on South Main and the second on Northside Drive East.

January 05, 2015 | | Local


Innovative mental health program short on funds

Mental health experts in Georgia say federal spending cuts will weaken a program that trains ordinary people to provide "first aid" for a person experiencing a mental health crisis.

January 05, 2015 | By LEE ADCOCK Georgia Health News | Associated Press






Are you guilty of giving junk to the poor?

When Kristen Welch, blogger at We Are That Family, posted in October an essay called "Dear World: Let's Stop Giving Our Crap to the Poor" an avalanche of commentary followed. Ms. Welch's asserts that those blessed to live in rich countries should give their very best to support those less fortunate. Instead, we often use charity as an excuse to clean out all the broken, stained and unusable items in our house. While many applauded her honesty, others questioned who decides what's crap versus treasure. Should we really fill up landfills instead of donating items to charity ...

January 05, 2015 | By HEATHER HALE Deseret News National | Hot topics


Jury selection to get underway in marathon attacks

BOSTON - People who lost loved ones or were injured in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings are clamoring for justice as jury selection gets underway in one of the nation's most closely watched federal death penalty cases in two decades.

January 05, 2015 | By DENISE LAVOIE Associated Press | Associated Press


Longtime ESPN sportscaster Scott dies at 49

Stuart Scott was in his element, working a "Monday Night Football" game, when he was forced to leave for an appendix operation.

January 04, 2015 | By RICK FREEMAN Associated Press | Sports


Teens with strong religious worldviews more likely to avoid drugs, alcohol

It's a fact that surfaces in drug prevention programs, pop culture references and academic studies - one that makes church-going parents breathe sighs of relief and youth group leaders pat themselves on the back.

January 04, 2015 | By KELSEY DALLAS Deseret News National | Hot topics


10 exhilarating rites of passage for every parent

However imperceptibly, rites of passage change us, preparing us for new opportunities in life. Here are just a few rites of passage, both painful and joyous, that are requisite in parenthood. Which of these events have you gone through, and which do you have to look forward to?

January 04, 2015 | By DEBORAH GOODMAN Deseret News National | Hot topics


Wallenda aims to cross gorge with great-grandfather's image

ATLANTA - The image of Karl Wallenda crossing the Tallulah Gorge is still vivid for those who witnessed it on July 18, 1970.

January 04, 2015 | By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press | Associated Press


A response to Dr. John Waters

Editor:

January 04, 2015 | | Letters To The Editor


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