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Insurer gives incentives to customers with acceptable body mass index

HARTFORD, Conn. - Amid a growing obesity epidemic in the United States, an insurance company has started giving customers another reason to slim down by being one of the first in the nation to offer discounts to customers who keep a low body-mass index.

March 15, 2007 | By STEPHEN SINGER AP Business Writer | Nation


Yellow Jackets slip by Panthers

BROOKLET - The Portal Panthers traveled to Southeast Bulloch Monday night to take on the Yellow Jackets in the first round of the SEB Yellow Jacket tournament. The game was full of offense from the start as the Panthers were able to pin eight runs in three innings on Yellow Jacket starter Scotty Beegle.

March 15, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.net | Sports


Stocks rebound fitfully following Bernanke comments, economic data, Dow gains 60 pts

NEW YORK (AP) - Wall Street rebounded fitfully Wednesday from the previous session's 416-point plunge in the Dow industrials as investors took comfort from comments by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke but still showed signs of unease about the economy.

March 15, 2007 | By TIM PARADIS AP Business Writer | Nation


Husband admits passing off other pianists’ recordings as wife’s work

LONDON - British pianist Joyce Hatto, hailed after her death as a neglected genius, owed her reputation to performances stolen from other artists, her husband has admitted, saying he was desperate to have her life end ''on a high note.''

March 14, 2007 | By ROBERT BARR Associated Press Writer | Nation


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


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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


Ethical questions emerge over who gets Ebola drug

MADRID - In a development that raises a host of ethical issues, Spain announced it had obtained a scarce U.S.-made experimental Ebola drug to treat a Spanish missionary priest infected with the killer virus.

August 11, 2014 | By CIARAN GILES and MARIA CHENG Associated Press | World


Alex Wood fans 12; Braves edge Nationals 3-1

ATLANTA - A visit from the Washington Nationals came at just the right time to fire up the Atlanta Braves.

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


Consumer Q's: Fall-friendly annuals and fig etiquette

Q: My annual flowers are looking ragged. I just came back from the beach and some of them look terrible. Is there anything I can plant now to replace them with?

August 10, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


McKee-Hagan

Mr. and Mrs. Don McKee joyfully announce the engagement of their daughter, Susanna Elisabeth McKee, to Austin Dwayne Hagan, son of the Rev. and Mrs. Keith Hagan of Statesboro.

August 10, 2014 | | Weddings


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond - Give them an inch, they'll take a mohawk

A mom recently asked me what I would say to my son if he were 12 years old and wanted a mohawk haircut for the summer. I told her I'd say no.

August 10, 2014 | John Rosemond | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen - Georgia begins construction of state highway system

(Note: The following is part of a series of articles looking at the growth of roads and transportation in Georgia and Bulloch County beginning in 1807.)

August 10, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Nonprofit founder wins Hero award

A Statesboro woman who started a nonprofit organization serving girls in the community has been named a Hometown Hero by Northland Cable.

August 10, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Health advice: Maybe you need a vacation

Most people enjoy out-of-town excursions. Lots of people take them annually. But as another summer begins to fade, many workers may be wondering if a vacation is worth the trouble and expense. Modern travelers often face an added problem as they go on holiday: They take along their personal technology devices, allowing the stresses that they are trying to escape to follow them out of town.

August 10, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Columnists/Editorials


'Team Building and worship'

Almost 800 coaches and high school football players hit the muddy, soggy fields of Georgia Southern University's campus for six days of intense training, both physical and spiritual.

August 10, 2014 | Julie Lavender Herald Writer | Local


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk - Three cool ways to enjoy summer watermelon

Where there's watermelon, there's usually a good time. They instantly take a beach trip or picnic to the next level. Georgia may be the Peach State, but we're also among the leading five states in the U.S. that consistently produce watermelons.

August 10, 2014 | Rebekah Faulk | Columnists/Editorials


McIlroy wins PGA in thrilling show on soggy turf

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The challenge finally arrived for Rory McIlroy, and he was better than ever Sunday to win the PGA Championship.

August 10, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Nationals score 3 runs in 11th, beat Braves 4-1

ATLANTA - A long rain delay and extra innings tested the Washington Nationals' mental and physical strength.

August 10, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Tony Stewart pulls out of race after crash that killed competitor

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - Tony Stewart pulled out of the NASCAR race at Watkins Glen Sunday, 12 hours after the three-time champion struck and killed a sprint car driver who had climbed from his car and was on the darkened dirt track trying to confront Stewart during a race in upstate New York.

August 10, 2014 | By JOHN KEKIS and JOHN WAWROW AP Sports Writers | World




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