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Britain uncovers kidnap plot reportedly to torture and behead Muslim soldier

BIRMINGHAM, England - Police foiled a major kidnapping plot, the first of its kind in Britain, with the arrests Wednesday of nine terror suspects who reportedly planned to torture and behead a British Muslim soldier and broadcast the killing on the Internet.

February 15, 2007 | By ROB HARRIS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Dear Abby 2/1

DEAR ABBY: I am one of your many male readers. Regarding "Betrayed in the Midwest" (Dec. 27), whose fiance, "Reid," impregnated her younger sister, "Lindy," there are at least two major issues that the writer should consider about this man.

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


Police Report - February 1

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.

February 15, 2007 | From staff reports | Crime Report


Ask Dr. Gott 2/1

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am writing in regard to one of your recent articles concerning treatment of neuropathy. I would like to share with you and your readers my success with the use of veterinary liniment. I use it nightly on the bottom of my feet to relieve the burning and intense pain. After my six-month chemotherapy treatment for ovarian cancer, the burning and pain in my feet became unbearable. After exhausting many treatments, as well as Neurontin and daily pain medication, I decided to try rubbing my feet with this topical antiseptic, which stimulates circulation in the areas where ...

February 15, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Scented oils in shampoos, lotions tied to rare, temporary breast growth in young boys

BOSTON - Lavender and tea tree oils found in some shampoos, soaps and lotions can temporarily leave boys with enlarged breasts in rare cases, apparently by disrupting their hormonal balance, a preliminary study suggests.

February 15, 2007 | By JEFF DONN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bush aims at executive salaries in speech Wednesday

NEW YORK - President Bush took aim Wednesday at lavish salaries and bonuses for corporate executives, standing on Wall Street to issue a sharp warning for corporate boards to ''step up to their responsibilities'' and tie compensation packages to performance.

February 15, 2007 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | Nation


9 suspicious packages planted around Boston in backfired marketing ploy by TV network

BOSTON - Nine blinking electronic devices planted at bridges and other spots in Boston threw a scare into the city Wednesday in what turned out to be a marketing campaign for a late-night cable cartoon. At least one of the devices depicts a character giving the finger.

February 15, 2007 | By KEN MAGUIRE Associated Press Writer | Nation


Eagles assistant coach Beckles to CMU

Georgia Southern assistant football coach Jeff Beckles is headed to Central Michigan University, he said Wednesday.

February 15, 2007 | By ALEX PELLEGRINO | Georgia Southern


Astrograph 1/31

The year ahead could launch a period of great changes in your long-range goals. Activities and interests that you once enjoyed may no longer appeal to you; instead, newer regards take center stage in your life.

February 14, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Nominee to head Central Command says ‘new and different’ action needed in Iraq

WASHINGTON - Stabilizing Iraq will require ''new and different actions'' to improve security and political reconciliation, the Navy admiral poised to lead American forces in the Middle East said Tuesday.

February 14, 2007 | By ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bridge 1/31

Artur Schnabel, a famous Austrian pianist who died in 1951, said, "The notes I handle no better than many pianists. But the pauses between the notes - ah, that is where the art resides."

February 14, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


EPA plan to tighten smog standards collides with Bush goal to cut gas use

WASHINGTON - Federal scientists want to tighten smog standards, a step that would allow tens of millions of Americans to breathe easier. The plan also would run head-on into President Bush's hopes of weaning Americans from gasoline by using more smog-producing ethanol.

February 14, 2007 | By JOHN HEILPRIN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Merck lobbies states to require cervical-cancer vaccine for schoolgirls

AUSTIN, Texas - Merck & Co. is helping bankroll efforts to pass state laws requiring girls as young as 11 or 12 to receive the drugmaker's new vaccine against the sexually transmitted cervical-cancer virus.

February 14, 2007 | By LIZ AUSTIN PETERSON Associated Press Writer | Nation


Police Report - January 31

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.

February 14, 2007 | From staff reports | Crime Report


Ask Dr. Gott 1/31

DEAR DR. GOTT: I often read your column in our local newspaper and am impressed with your practical wisdom. I would like to know if you have a cure for insomnia in postmenopausal women.

February 14, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


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WHO: Ebola outbreak is a public health emergency

LONDON - The World Health Organization on Friday declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa to be an international public health emergency that requires an extraordinary response to stop its spread.

August 08, 2014 | By MARIA CHENG AP Medical Writer | World


Obama's Iraq aim: Contain, not destroy, extremists

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's new military strategy in Iraq amounts to trying to contain - not destroy - the Islamic militant group that now controls much of the country's northern region. That leaves open the questions of how deeply the U.S. will be drawn into the sectarian conflict, and whether airstrikes alone can stop the militants' momentum.

August 08, 2014 | By ROBERT BURNS and LARA JAKES AP National Security Writers | Nation


Israel, Hamas resume fire after 3-day Gaza truce

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Gaza militants resumed rocket attacks on Israel on Friday, refusing to extend a three-day truce after Egyptian-brokered talks between Israel and Hamas on a new border deal for blockaded Gaza hit a deadlock.

August 08, 2014 | By KARIN LAUB and MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH Associated Press | World




Low scores highlight first round of play

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - For Rory McIlroy, the shockingly bad shot came out of nowhere.

August 07, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Donovan to retire from professional soccer

CARSON, Calif. - A year after Landon Donovan returned to soccer, he realized he had lost his passion for the sport again. This time, the best player in American history decided to walk away for good.

August 07, 2014 | By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Georgia Southern University nursing professor to study health disparities

Georgia Southern University nursing professor Kathryn Anderson, Ph.D., has been selected to participate in the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities course "Integrating Principles of Science, Practice and Policy in Health Disparities Research."

August 07, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Brooklet chief says thank you to Night Out sponsors

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August 07, 2014 | | Letters To The Editor


Concerns with government

(Note: The following is the first of two columns from Bulloch County resident Ruth Green outlining her concerns with some county government issues. The next column will run in Sunday's Statesboro Herald.)

August 07, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Turning to the channel of life

I was listening to good old 91.1, the public radio station, and heard about something I found hard to believe. Hold that thought for just a minute. Trying to find a decent show on television can be a heartbreaker at times. There are so many of those so-called reality shows on these days and I have a very difficult time wondering why anyone would watch them.

August 07, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Autonomy granted

INDIANAPOLIS - The biggest schools in college sports are about to get a chance to make their own rules.

August 07, 2014 | By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Portal's Thomas ready to tackle all challenges

PORTAL - The 2013 football season began with Trent Thomas trying to make a name for himself with his new Portal Panther teammates.

August 07, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Falcons' backup QBs in spotlight vs. Dolphins

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons hope to find clarity in the competition to determine quarterback Matt Ryan's backup in Friday night's preseason opener against the Miami Dolphins.

August 07, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


CDC director: Scale of Ebola crisis unprecedented

WASHINGTON - The current Ebola crisis in West Africa is on pace to sicken more people than all other previous outbreaks of the disease combined, a U.S. health official said Thursday.

August 07, 2014 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Nation


Ebola: Emory gets chance to save lives, educate

ATLANTA - A roomful of reporters and TV cameras tracked every word that Emory physicians said at a Friday news conference preceding the arrival of two Americans stricken with Ebola.

August 07, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


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