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Two Gypsy clans in Southern California go public with feud over the fortunetelling business

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. - A dispute between two Gypsy clans over control of the fortunetelling trade in this Southern California city has spilled into court, offering a rare glimpse of an insular culture that has long settled scores according to its own Old World rules of honor.

December 20, 2007 | By GILLIAN FLACCUS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Wedding Planning with Marcy E. Thornton

As this is the last column in this series, I decided to bring in the big guns to help me out. See, this week is all about learning to share the load, something that neither brides nor grooms do enough of. So in that spirit, I invited my fiancé, Carl, to write up a groom's section that's just for you boys, while I wrote one for the ladies.

December 20, 2007 | By MARCY E. THORNTON | Lifestyles Columnists


The Answer Doc

As we enter cold and flu season, primary care offices become inundated with patients with cold. Many of these patients complain of symptoms such as nasal congestion, sore throat, mild cough and low-grade fever. Many of these patients are children. Often they show up in the office after one or two days of symptoms.

December 20, 2007 | By DR. CHRISTOPHER MUNGER | Lifestyles Columnists


Ask Dr. Gott 12/04

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am 41 years old, and recently two little broken blood vessels have appeared on my face. Is there any chance of nonsurgical removal?

December 20, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


US nuclear envoy says North Korean nuclear dismantling is ’going well’

BEIJING - North Korea's efforts to disable its plutonium-producing reactor by year's end are going as scheduled, the top U.S. nuclear envoy said Wednesday, but differences remain over the nuclear programs the regime will declare.

December 20, 2007 | By AUDRA ANG Associated Press Writer | Nation


Farmers & Merchants Bank Prep Athletes of the Week

Boys: Ferguson a leader for SHS

December 20, 2007 | | Sports


Boyer-Owen

Julie Beth Boyer and David Michael Owen were married on Saturday, July 7, 2007, at Brooklet United Methodist Church. The Rev. John Wesley Moye performed the 6:30 p.m. double ring ceremony.

December 20, 2007 | | Wedding Planner


Bridge 12/04

Bridge Today magazine, which is edited by Pamela and Matthew Granovetter, arrives each month not through the mail but over the Internet to your inbox. (Buy three-hole-drilled paper and put the issues into a ring binder.)

December 20, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Bush mortgage plan will freeze certain subprime interest rates for 5 years

WASHINGTON - Congressional aides say the Bush administration has hammered out an agreement with industry to freeze interest rates for certain subprime mortgages for five years in an effort to combat a soaring tide of foreclosures.

December 20, 2007 | <B>By MARTIN CRUTSINGER and ALAN ZIBEL Associated Press Writers | Nation


Police Report - December 4

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.

December 20, 2007 | | Crime Report


Astrograph 12/05

When it comes to advancing your career or work-related goals, elevate your sights as high as you dare in the year ahead. You are in a better achievement cycle than you've been in a long time, and big things can be accomplished.

December 20, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Southern Style by Rebecca Masters

Many families have Christmas cooking and baking traditions. Homemade goodies can be used as décor when decorating for Christmas. Think of unique ways to display cakes, cookies and other edibles. Cake stands with baked goods underneath the dome can become eye catching with Christmas ribbon loosely draped around the base of the stand. The height of a cake stand creates an added dimension. A beautiful display can be created when smaller plates in various sizes are placed around the base of the stand.

December 20, 2007 | By REBECCA MASTERS | Lifestyles Columnists


Dear Abby 12/03

DEAR ABBY: My daughter, "Mara," now 27, recently married a wonderful young man. After they had dated for a few years, she moved to his state of residence and attended graduate school there. It became their home.

December 20, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Tanker truck loaded with gas bursts into flames north of Boston, igniting homes and cars

EVERETT, Mass. - A tanker truck carrying about 9,400 gallons of gasoline overturned and caught fire early Wednesday, spilling the blazing fuel through streets and destroying at least two multifamily homes and as many as 40 cars.

December 20, 2007 | By JAY LINDSAY Associated Press Writer | Nation


More international students study at U.S. schools; enrollment rebounds after post 9-11 slump

BERKELEY, Calif. - The number of international students attending American colleges and universities has nearly rebounded from a slump that followed the 2001 terrorist attacks, which triggered tough new visa restrictions and closer monitoring of foreign scholars.

December 20, 2007 | By JULIANA BARBASSA Associated Press Writer | Nation


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Serena a step slow in 3rd-round Wimbledon loss

LONDON - As Serena Williams began to fall behind in what would become her earliest Wimbledon exit in nearly a decade, her coach could tell something was awry.

June 28, 2014 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Low profile, big accomplishment for USA's Beasley

SAO PAULO - DaMarcus Beasley is playing his latest, and likely last, World Cup with little fanfare - just the way the soft-spoken defender prefers it.

June 28, 2014 | By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Reed builds 2-shot lead at Congressional

BETHESDA, Md. - Patrick Reed held it together Saturday at Congressional to build a two-shot lead in the Quicken Loans National and put himself in an ideal position.

June 28, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


World Cup Notebook: Brazil wins, advances with shootout

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil - Brazil advanced to the World Cup quarterfinals on Saturday with a 3-2 shootout win over Chile following a tense and thrilling battle that ended 1-1 after extra time.

June 28, 2014 | By KARL RITTER Associated Press | Sports


Braves take both from Phillies in doubleheader

PHILADELPHIA - The Braves took advantage of a little help from their opposition.

June 28, 2014 | By AARON BRACY Associated Press | Atlanta Braves - AP


Road to the Majors — Where are they now? (June 27 Update)

Eric Alonzo (P, GSU)

June 28, 2014 | From staff reports | Georgia Southern




Freeman, Teheran help Braves to 4-2 win

PHILADELPHIA - Freddie Freeman homered, doubled and drove in all four Atlanta runs to back Julio Teheran's strong pitching as the Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-2 Friday night.

June 27, 2014 | By AARON BRACY Associated Press | Atlanta Braves - AP


Statesboro High baseball pair keeping busy during summer

The Statesboro High baseball season is a distant memory and the Blue Devils' now-graduated star Jackson Ware has been committed to play at Mercer for over seven months.

June 27, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Soccer surging in popularity among US fans

DENVER - Never mind that there were dozens of TV sets at the bar, many turned to pro wrestling, poker and bowling to provide background noise early one weekend morning. Jon Forget walked in, asked the bartender to change one set to soccer and got laughed out of the joint.

June 27, 2014 | By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer | Sports


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


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