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Ask Dr. Gott 3/21

DEAR DR. GOTT: My 7-year-old granddaughter pops her knuckles. She cannot seem to break the habit of doing this. Will this cause any damage to her hands? If so, how can she stop doing this? This is very important to her, so could you please respond? She's worried it will make her knuckles large or some other problem that may come from doing this.

April 04, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Bush says Congress can question aides — but not in public or under oath; Democrats say no

WASHINGTON - A defiant President Bush warned Democrats Tuesday to accept his offer to have top aides speak about the firings of federal prosecutors only privately and not under oath, or risk a constitutional showdown from which he would not back down.

April 04, 2007 | By LAURIE KELLMAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Astrograph 3/21

If you have the means and desire to do so, more travel than usual can be a possibility for you. Much of it could be spur-of-the-moment. You'll enjoy it all, even the sojourns that were unplanned.

April 04, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Missing Boy Scout found alive after 4 days in N. C. wildness; father says boy was homesick

McGRADY, N.C. - A 12-year-old Boy Scout whose favorite book was about a youngster lost in the wilderness now has his own harrowing survival tale to tell after rescuers found him Tuesday, dehydrated and disoriented from four days in the wooded mountains of North Carolina.

April 04, 2007 | By ESTES THOMPSON Associated Press Writer | Nation


AP IMPACT: Millions of flu shots to be dumped before new supply is ready; practice debated

Millions of doses of flu vaccine will expire at midnight June 30, unsold during this year's mild flu season and written off as trash. Still perfectly good, and possibly useful for a few more years, the vaccine will wind up being destroyed.

April 04, 2007 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE and MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writers | Nation


D.C. madam case leads to speculation that there are big names on the client list

McLEAN, Va. - High-priced call girls always seem to have their little black books. Deborah Jeane Palfrey, accused of running an illegal escort service in the nation's capital, has 46 pounds of phone records.

April 04, 2007 | By MATTHEW BARAKAT Associated Press Writer | Nation


Experts say exercise can help the elderly prevent falls, injuries, a common hazard

DALLAS - Like a lot of people, former flight attendant Mary Nicholson wasn't an exerciser. But two years ago she changed all that - at age 71.

April 04, 2007 | By JAMIE STENGLE Associated Press Writer | Nation


Police Report - March 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.

April 04, 2007 | From staff reports | Crime Report


Dear Abby 3/21

DEAR ABBY: I saved a poem that I read in your column years ago, and now for the life of me, I can't find it. It was about looking at yourself in the mirror and realizing how important character is, rather than the opinion of others. Can you tell me where to find it? My daughter is popular at school, but she was caught cheating on an exam, and I want to give it to her. -- NANCY IN NEW JERSEY

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


As insurance premiums soar after Katrina, some homeowners are ‘going bare’

NEW ORLEANS - Disgusted with his insurance company after Hurricane Katrina, the Rev. Simmie Harvey let his homeowner policy lapse and left his house in the hands of a higher power.

April 03, 2007 | By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Tests of suspect pet food killed 7, government says

WASHINGTON - As many as one in six animals died in tests of suspect dog and cat food by the manufacturer after complaints the products were poisoning pets around the country, the government said Monday.

April 03, 2007 | By ANDREW BRIDGES Associated Press Writer | Nation


Avret promoted, Lanier hired at Sea Island Bank

Alana Avret was named sales manager of Synovus Mortgage Corp. at Sea Island Bank in Statesboro while Joe Lanier joined the staff as a mortgage lending officer, said D. Wayne Akins Jr., SIB president and CEO.

April 03, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Business


Police Report - March 20

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.

April 03, 2007 | From staff reports | Crime Report


Dogs dominate on Day One of the Schenkel

The Georgia Bulldogs seemed to be the only team able to overcome the elements as they dominated the first two rounds of the Schenkel E-Z-GO Invitational on Saturday at the Forest Heights Country Club in Statesboro.

April 03, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.net | Georgia Southern


Dear Abby 3/20

DEAR ABBY: Your reply to "Worried Aunt in Florida" (Feb. 9), whose nephew suffers from OCD, hit the nail on the head. Often parents don't want their children's psychotic behaviors made public by seeking help. Nothing could be so wrong! I know because a close family member, who for years required counseling and analysis, was ignored by her parents so they could avoid the stigma of having a "crazy" child.

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


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American Ebola doc urges help fighting outbreak

ATLANTA - As one of few Ebola survivors with medical expertise, Dr. Kent Brantly seems keenly aware of the position his painful experience has put him in. He hasn't spoken yet about his plans, but spent much of his first public appearance pleading for help for countries still struggling with the virus.

August 22, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local




Rory struggles to 74 at Barclays

PARAMUS, N.J. - Rory McIlroy took a week to celebrate his blockbuster summer and paid for it in The Barclays with his worst start in two months.

August 21, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Braves' bats stay hot, demolish Reds

CINCINNATI - Justin Upton extended his hitting streak to 12 games with a bases-loaded single during Atlanta's decisive third inning, and the Braves extended their offensive resurgence with an 8-0 victory over the fading Cincinnati Reds on Thursday night.

August 21, 2014 | By JOE KAY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


The classroom of life

It looks like we're going to have a great semester here at old East Georgia State College! The hallways are packed and students are trying to find their room assignments, make new friends, wait in long lines at the book store and just get comfortable with life after high school. It's not easy! You'd think that with all these electronic gizmos and computer knowledge, these young folks have the answers of the universe in the palms of their hands. Confusion reigns!

August 21, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


‘Distinctive tattoo’ leads Bulloch County deputies to burglary suspect

A "distinctive tattoo" led to a man being arrested Wednesday on burglary charges after sheriff's deputies shared images from a surveillance video taken when the suspect burglarized a local business, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

August 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Screven County stadium rededication to honor namesake, Vietnam vets

Organizers of a ceremony rededicating the Screven County High School football stadium to its namesake, Maj. Charles L. Kelly, hope to honor Vietnam War veterans from throughout the area at the event preceding Saturday night's football game in Sylvania.

August 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia Southern University to host fall 2014 ’Boro Browse

Georgia Southern University will host its Fall 'Boro Browse event on Tuesday.

August 21, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Bank of America agrees to nearly $17B settlement

WASHINGTON - The government has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis, the Justice Department announced Thursday.

August 21, 2014 | By PETE YOST and MARCY GORDON Associated Press | Nation


2 American Ebola patients discharged from hospital

ATLANTA - Two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus have been discharged from an Atlanta hospital, where the scene Thursday was festive and celebratory - a stark contrast to the sterile, rushed atmosphere that marked their arrival nearly three weeks ago.

August 21, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


How much is $100 really worth in your state?

Consumers be aware - $100 isn't "worth" the same amount in each state, according to a map released this week.

August 21, 2014 | By FAITH HEATON JOLLEY Deseret News National | Hot topics


What Robin Williams' death can teach us about treating depression

Millions have taken to the Internet to remember actor-comedian Robin Williams, who died at age 63 in a suspected suicide.

August 21, 2014 | By CHANDRA JOHNSON Deseret News National | Hot topics


100,000 elephants killed in Africa from 2010-2012, study shows

KENYA - An estimated 100,000 elephants in Africa have been killed by poachers from 2010-12, according to a new peer reviewed study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The killings have increased as a result of the growing demand for ivory sold on the black-market in China and other Asian countries.

August 21, 2014 | By LINDSEY PETERSON Deseret News National | World


What kind of car are you?

Cars are one of the most important status symbols in America. The kind of car you drive indicates the kind of person you think you are, and the kind of person you want other people to think you are. Sociologists have long studied the different kinds of cars in order to determine how they relate to a person's self-image. We are happy now to bring you the fruits of that research:

August 21, 2014 | By TIM TORKILDSON Deseret News National | Hot topics


Aid group: US doctor who had Ebola has recovered

ATLANTA - At least one of the two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa has recovered and was to be discharged Thursday from an Atlanta hospital, a spokeswoman for the aid group he was working for said.

August 21, 2014 | By JEFF MARTIN Associated Press | World


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