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Department of Chemistry climbs to No. 13 in national rankings

For the fourth time in five years, the Department of Chemistry at Georgia Southern University boasts one of the most productive degree programs in the United States.

October 04, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Doctors may be missing cases of ’purging disorder’ — normal weight women who don’t binge-eat

DES MOINES, Iowa - An Iowa researcher is studying a little-known eating disorder that some doctors may miss: purging disorder.

October 04, 2007 | By AMY LORENTZEN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Army begins testing soldiers’ brains before sending them to Iraq

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky - Before they leave for Iraq, thousands of troops with the 101st Airborne Division line up at laptop computers to take a test: basic math, matching numbers and symbols, and identifying patterns. They press a button quickly to measure response time.

October 04, 2007 | By KRISTIN M. HALL Associated Press Writer | Nation


Harvard student, new mom, denied extra time for breastfeeding during medical licensing exam

BOSTON - A judge rejected a Harvard student's request Wednesday for extra break time during her nine-hour medical licensing exam so she could pump breast milk for her infant daughter.

October 04, 2007 | By DENISE LAVOIE Associated Press Writer | Nation


Thousands of bees escape after truck carrying 465 beehives overturns on Montana highway

BILLINGS, Mont. - Thousands of bees got loose when the truck carrying their hives ran off a highway and overturned near a Montana community, the Highway Patrol said.

October 04, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Officials fine man for carrying dead snakes, birds in his luggage on international flight

ATLANTA - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has fined a man $800 for flying dead snakes and birds inside his luggage from South Korea to Atlanta.

October 04, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Bridge 9/19

Today's deal occurred during a pair game in Beijing. Why is that apposite?

October 04, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


James gives Braves jolt

ATLANTA - The Braves may be done with scoreboard watching, but the batting race could keep them entertained.

October 04, 2007 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Sheriff’s Deputy: Man shoots self while driving and runs off road

A Statesboro man found dead Saturday first appeared to be a victim of an automobile accident, but investigations and crime lab reports later determined his death to be suicide.

October 03, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Local


Federal Reserve slashes interest rate by a half-point; market soars

WASHINGTON - In a bold strike, the Federal Reserve slashed a key interest rate by a half point on Tuesday - the first cut in over four years - and left the door open to further relief to prevent a painful housing slump and jarring credit crunch from driving the country into recession.

October 03, 2007 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Nation


Elderly Americans at highest risk for suicide, but few prevention programs target their needs

Not long after 72-year-old Anne Beale Golsan had retired on disability from her job as a librarian, she put a stack of paid bills out for the mail, hung up a freshly pressed outfit and taped a note to the front of the house.

October 03, 2007 | By SARAH SKIDMORE Associated Press Writer | Nation


Five hot spots named where languages are threatened

WASHINGTON - When every known speaker of the language Amurdag gets together, there's still no one to talk to.

October 03, 2007 | By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID Associated Press Writer | Nation


AP NewsBreak: State Department inspector general target of congressional probe

October 03, 2007 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press Writer | Nation


Braves keep hope alive with third straight

ATLANTA - Atlanta scored all its runs on two-out singles and the Braves used seven pitchers to beat the Florida Marlins 4-3 on Tuesday night.

October 03, 2007 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press Writer | Sports


Prosecutors file charges against O.J. Simpson, including kidnapping, in armed robbery at hotel

LAS VEGAS - Prosecutors filed formal charges Tuesday against O.J. Simpson, alleging the fallen football star committed 10 felonies, including kidnapping, in the armed robbery of sports memorabilia collectors in a casino-hotel room.

October 03, 2007 | By KATHLEEN HENNESSEY Associated Press Writer | Nation


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Local Roundup: Bulloch native wins golf tourney

BATON ROUGE, La. - Bulloch County native Wendel Akins birdied the last four holes of the 36-hole Baton Rouge Open golf tournament on Sunday to finish 10-under in the event for the win, the New Orleans Advocate reported.

June 27, 2014 | From staff reports | Sports


Woods misses cut at Quicken Loans

BETHESDA, Md. - Tiger Woods never felt so good after playing so badly.

June 27, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Venus Williams out after battle

LONDON - For 2 ½ hours, Venus Williams traded big serves and hard groundstrokes with Petra Kvitova on Centre Court. Williams was playing with some of the power and pace that had brought her five Wimbledon titles. But when it was over, she was left with a sense of disappointment.

June 27, 2014 | By SAMUEL PETREQUIN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bumpy track means anyone's race

SPARTA, Ky. - NASCAR drivers won't be shocked if Kentucky Speedway's fourth Sprint Cup Series race yields a repeat winner or new face spraying champagne in victory lane.

June 27, 2014 | By GARY B. GRAVES AP Sports Writer | NASCAR - AP


Georgia schools resist arming teachers despite new law

ATLANTA - Georgia school leaders are turning down a new option to arm teachers, arguing that it doesn't make kids any safer and creates more problems than state lawmakers intended to solve.

June 27, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Pulaski Road at bypass to close for 2 months

Pulaski Road east of Veterans Memorial Parkway will close Monday for about two months while Georgia Department of Transportation contractors work to improve the road's drainage and improve the intersection, DOT announced Friday.

June 27, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Yeatts-Franklin

Laura "Lorie" Yeatts became the bride of Herbert Lehman Franklin III during a 5 p.m. ceremony on May 10, 2014, at Hackbranch Farm in Ailey, Ga. The Rev. Douglas Patterson officiated.

June 27, 2014 | | Weddings


Hein-Simmons

Mr. and Mrs. Steven Matthew Hein of Statesboro, Ga., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Meredith Claire Hein, to Crawford James Simmons. Crawford is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James William Simmons of Statesboro.

June 27, 2014 | | Weddings


How 'Jaws' helped shape the summer blockbuster

Summer officially arrived last Saturday, but in terms of Hollywood Daylight Time, it's been here since April 4.

June 27, 2014 | By CHRIS HICKS Deseret News National | Hot topics


Year after firefighter deaths, town moves forward

PRESCOTT, Ariz. - Reminders of the Granite Mountain Hotshots are spread throughout Station 7.

June 27, 2014 | By FELICIA FONSECA Associated Press | World


Ex-cop suspect in deaths of 2 women in suitcases

MINNEAPOLIS - The disappearance of a Minnesota mother of seven was just a missing person case when it landed on the desk of Detective Sgt. Lee Hollatz. Seven months later, her body and that of another woman were found stuffed in suitcases along a rural Wisconsin highway, and the former police officer whom Hollatz had long considered his top person of interest is now suspected in their deaths.

June 27, 2014 | By STEVE KARNOWSKI and DINESH RAMDE Associated Press | World




US declares wood storks no longer endangered

TOWNSEND, Ga. - The American wood stork, a bird scientists once feared would be extinct by the year 2000, has made such an impressive comeback that it's getting an official status upgrade 30 years after first being listed as an endangered species, the Obama administration said Thursday.

June 26, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Nation


Astros avoid sweep, pound Braves

HOUSTON - The Houston Astros had solid pitching but couldn't get their offense going in the first two games against Atlanta.

June 26, 2014 | By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Nadal rallies, gets revenge

LONDON - Not this time.

June 26, 2014 | By STEPHEN WILSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


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