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Kids joining parent-teacher conferences; experts offer tips on making the meetings work

WASHINGTON (AP) - It's that time of year when moms and dads across the country are squeezing into uncomfortable kid-sized chairs to discuss with teachers whether their children are off to a good start at school. In some places, the conference comes with a wrinkle: The children sit in.

November 16, 2007 | By NANCY ZUCKERBROD AP Education Writer | Nation


Pakistani militiamen battle followers of militant cleric in northwest; army says 70 killed

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Helicopter gunships pounded pro-Taliban militants in the mountains of northwest Pakistan on Thursday, reportedly killing as many as 70 in an increasingly bloody conflict between the government and Islamist forces.

November 16, 2007 | By ROBIN MCDOWELL Associated Press Writer | Nation


Congress passes new child health care bill, setting up another veto fight with Bush

WASHINGTON - A defiant Democratic-controlled Congress voted Thursday to provide health insurance to an additional 4 million lower-income children, ignoring President Bush's threat of a second straight veto on the issue.

November 16, 2007 | By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent | Nation


Congress disappoints even House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who blames Bush and the GOP

WASHINGTON - Add House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to the list of Americans who think Congress is doing a lousy job.

November 16, 2007 | By CHARLES BABINGTON Associated Press Writer | Nation


Police searching for Neb. teacher and boy, 13; pair may have skipped town amid investigation

OMAHA, Neb. - Authorities searched Thursday for a 13-year-old boy and a female middle school teacher believed to be on the run from central Nebraska after police began investigating whether the pair had an intimate relationship.

November 16, 2007 | By OSKAR GARCIA Associated Press Writer | Nation


Our Views: Citizens group should withdraw challenges to voter registrations

Two years ago, a Georgia Southern professor and several students came before the Statesboro City Council to present evidence of serious abuses of alcohol at a local club. The group challenged the elected officials to do something about the problem.

November 15, 2007 | | Letters To The Editor


Suspect sought in Clito area armed robbery

Bulloch County Sheriff's investigators are seeking a man they said robbed a Clito area convenience store Sunday.

November 15, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Local


SEB 'Swarm' sets another school record

The Southeast Bulloch High School "Swarm" marching band set another school record this past Saturday when the squad came home from the Tenth Annual "Heart of Georgia Marching Band Competition" with dozen more trophies. The biggest prize at the event held in Warner Robins was the "Second Runner Up Regardless of Class" Trophy, which meant the Swarm was judged better than 23 of the 26 bands in attendance.

November 15, 2007 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local


Study: MRI scans find brain abnormalities not that uncommon

ATLANTA (AP) - One in 60 older people may be walking around with benign brain tumors and don't know it. Even more may have bulging blood vessels in the head that could burst.

November 15, 2007 | By MIKE STOBBE Associated Press Writer | Nation


NASA promises Congress it will reveal survey that shows safety problems worse than thought

WASHINGTON - Abandoning its secrecy claims, NASA promised Congress on Wednesday it will reveal results of an unprecedented federal aviation survey which found that aircraft near collisions, runway interference and other safety problems occur far more often than previously recognized.

November 15, 2007 | By CHRISTINE SIMMONS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Halloween recall covers fake teeth over high lead levels

WASHINGTON - The government announced an 11th-hour recall Wednesday to warn consumers that fake Halloween teeth sold by the tens of thousands since last year contain excessive amounts of lead.

November 15, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


’Forgotten’ Arizona toddler dies in car; mother charged with negligent homicide

PHOENIX - A woman who found her 17-month-old son dead in her hot, stuffy car after she worked her seven-hour shift as a Hooters waitress has been arrested, police said Wednesday.

November 15, 2007 | By TERRY TANG Associated Press Writer | Nation


Sex offenders declare themselves homeless in Calif., frustrating attempts to track them

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Hundreds of California sex offenders who face tough new restrictions on where they can live are declaring themselves homeless - truthfully or not - and that's making it difficult for the state to track them.

November 15, 2007 | By DON THOMPSON Associated Press Writer | Nation


Senate panel approves ’Law of the Sea’ treaty

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Reagan-era ''Law of the Sea'' treaty was primed for its first-ever Senate vote, boosted by strong support from the Bush administration and an emphatic vote of approval Wednesday by the Foreign Relations Committee.

November 15, 2007 | By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Dear Abby 11/01

DEAR ABBY: I have a serious problem. Several months ago, my 15-year-old granddaughter, "Brittany," brought a girlfriend to my home explaining that "Megan's" mother was on drugs and Megan had no place to live. The mother was living between her car and an occasional motel room.

November 15, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


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Grace Gardens creates a happy new home for seniors

Renee Kalloniatis became the owner of Grace Gardens in June 2014.

January 13, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Locally Owned


Customer service is Forest Heights Pharmacy’s first priority

Forest Heights Pharmacy, located at 4439 Country Club Road, was founded by the late Joel Sikes in 2006. He was a long time Brooklet resident. Joel sold the business to Ben Ross in 2008 after he became ill. Ben is a second generation pharmacist/pharmacy owner who grew up working in his dad's pharmacy, Ross Drug, in Sylvania. Ben, his wife, Lauren and their two girls, Lanie and Lucy Kate, are active Bulloch County residents.

August 26, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Locally Owned


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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