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Soundoff 12/20

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January 03, 2007 | From staff reports | Soundoff


Violent crime still on rise, FBI data show

WASHINGTON - Murders and robberies continued to rise across the country during the first six months of 2006, on pace for an increase in violent crime for a second straight year, preliminary FBI data released Monday show.

January 03, 2007 | By LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer | Local


Ask Dr. Gott 12/20

DEAR DR. GOTT: Surely, you jest!

January 03, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Widening factional violence brings life to a standstill for Palestinians, terrorizes Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Students took cover in classrooms, motorists exchanged warnings about no-go zones and families fled beachside apartments as intensifying factional fighting brought life to a standstill in much of Gaza on Tuesday.

January 03, 2007 | By DIAA HADID Associated Press Writer | Nation


Authorities say 2 climbers on Oregon’s Mount Hood may have been swept to their deaths

HOOD RIVER, Ore. - Two climbers still missing on Mount Hood may have been swept to their deaths over a treacherous cliff by howling winds of more than 100 mph after they left their possibly injured companion behind in a snow cave to get help.

January 03, 2007 | By JOSEPH B. FRAZIE Associated Press Writer | Local


Wholesale prices surge by largest amount in 32 years but analysts not worried

WASHINGTON - Wholesale prices surged in November by the largest amount in more than three decades, led by huge increases in the cost of gasoline and new cars and trucks.

January 03, 2007 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Nation


Boys athlete of the week

Swimming competitively takes plenty of dedication and work ethic, especially when practices are held five days a week.

January 03, 2007 | Herald Staff reports | Sports


Girls athlete of the week

LaCreasha Brewton does the shooting herself, but she's the first to credit her teammates for the opportunity.

January 03, 2007 | Herald Staff reports | Sports


Dear Abby 12/20

DEAR ABBY: Do you ever feel sometimes that your life is going backward instead of forward? In my early 20s, I had a life. I was engaged, going to college, hanging with my friends, loved my family, had standards for myself and goals in my life.

January 03, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Astrograph 12/20

New projects or fresh endeavors you personally originate have greater potential than usual for turning out successfully in the year ahead. When you get an idea you think might work, implement it and see it all the way through.

January 03, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Odds & Ends 12/20

Kidnapped baby Jesus returned to owners 8 months later

January 03, 2007 | The Associated Press | Coffee Break


Caray, Van Wieren moving out of TBS TV booth

ATLANTA - The 2007 Atlanta Braves TBS TV crew will include a limited presence by Skip Caray and none by Pete Van Wieren, a TBS official confirmed Tuesday.

January 03, 2007 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Richt names Bobo offensive coordinator

ATLANTA - Georgia coach Mark Richt moved quickly to replace Neil Callaway as offensive coordinator, promoting quarterbacks coach Mike Bobo to the position on Tuesday.

January 03, 2007 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


3rd ID preps for third tour

FORT STEWART - With two combat tours under his belt, and another fast approaching, Sgt. Steve Butcher gets asked a lot of questions about Iraq.

January 03, 2007 | By RUSS BYNUM AP Military Writer | Nation


State expects lowest number of fire fatalities in nearly a decade

ATLANTA - Georgia could see fewer than 100 fire deaths this year - the lowest toll in nearly a decade - thanks to warm weather that is expected to last for rest of the year, according to statistics from the state Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner's Office.

January 03, 2007 | By ERRIN HAINES Associated Press Writer | Local


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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


A rude welcome back to action for Tiger Woods

BETHESDA, Md. - Tiger Woods was back on the PGA Tour for the first time in more than three months Thursday and said he felt "fantastic."

June 26, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


US survives, advances despite loss

RECIFE, Brazil - They heard about people back home watching during their lunch breaks, streaming on office computers or playing hooky with fellow fans. And then, as the bus pulled away from the hotel Thursday, the U.S. World Cup team was struck with an unusual sight.

June 26, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bulloch County sheriff: Convicted felon, gang member arrested

Deputies investigating a bicycle theft held a convicted felon and known gang member at gunpoint after he reached for a pistol in his waistband earlier this week, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

June 26, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Schools chief apologizes for "hurtful" blog posts

PHOENIX - Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal broke down in tears Wednesday at the end of a news conference where he apologized for posting an anonymous blog comment that denigrated welfare recipients and other postings that were seen by some as racist.

June 26, 2014 | By BOB CHRISTIE Associated Press | World


Oil boom fuels drop in age in Great Plains states

WASHINGTON - The United States is still growing older, but the trend is reversing in the Great Plains, thanks to a liberal application of oil.

June 26, 2014 | By JESSE J. HOLLAND Associated Press | World




New drive-thru Parker's opens

Parker's new convenience store and gas station, at 1588 Brampton Ave., opened Wednesday. It is the chain's 36th store in Georgia and South Carolina and the first with a drive-thru window.

June 25, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Facing friends and foes

RECIFE, Brazil - When Jermaine Jones stands for the national anthems of his countries Thursday night, he will soak in the moment.

June 25, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Messi, Neymar lead all scorers

RIO DE JANEIRO - The race for the World Cup golden boot turned into a Barcelona battle Wednesday as Lionel Messi scored twice to lead Argentina to an entertaining 3-2 win over Nigeria and match Neymar's tournament-leading four goals in three games for Brazil.

June 25, 2014 | By MIKE CORDER Associated Press | Sports


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