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Navy saves Illinois teen whose appendix burst on Mexican cruise

SAN DIEGO - A teenager who suffered a ruptured appendix at sea, hundreds of miles from help, got an unusual rescue when the Navy airlifted her to an aircraft carrier for emergency surgery.

January 02, 2008 | By ALLISON HOFFMAN Associated Press Writer | National


Aruba prosecutors close investigation into Natalee Holloway disappearance

ORANJESTAD, Aruba - Authorities have closed the investigation into the disappearance of Natalee Holloway and do not have evidence to charge anyone, the prosecutors' office said Tuesday.

January 02, 2008 | By MARGARET WEVER Associated Press Writer | World


Ask Dr. Gott 12/18

DEAR DR. GOTT: I was recently hospitalized with a hiatal hernia. I was informed that at my age, 89, the doctor did not wish to perform surgery. Instead, I was advised to eat smaller portions of food and to eat more than three meals each day. I didn't mind, for my appetite has diminished. I weigh 125 pounds and am 5 feet 2 inches tall. Do you have any suggestions?

January 02, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


FMB AOTW: Bencker adjusting to American life

The Bulloch Academy boys' basketball program has taken on a European flair with the addition of Arne Bencker.

January 02, 2008 | From staff reports | Sports


FCC approves controversial media ownership rule

WASHINGTON - The Federal Communications Commission, overturning a 32-year-old ban, voted Tuesday to allow broadcasters in the nation's 20 largest media markets to also own a newspaper.

January 02, 2008 | By JOHN DUNBAR Associated Press Writer | National


Relatives of murder victims decry N.J.’s ban on death penalty, vow political retaliation

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - The New Jersey Public Defender's Office said Tuesday it won't challenge Gov. Jon S. Corzine's decision to commute the death sentences of eight men now that the state's death penalty has been abolished.

January 02, 2008 | By TOM HESTER Jr. Associated Press Writer | National


SKorea’s presidential front-runner maintains innocence in fraud scandal

SEOUL, South Korea - The former Hyundai CEO, now the front-runner in South Korea's presidential election, denied involvement Tuesday in a stock manipulation case, accusing his opponents of spreading lies that would not derail his bid for office.

January 02, 2008 | By HYUNG-JIN KIM Associated Press Writer | World


Scotus asked to hear murder case of teen whose lawyers argued Zoloft was to blame

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Attorneys have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the case of a teen sentenced to 30 years in prison for killing his grandparents when he was 12, arguing that the sentence is cruel.

January 02, 2008 | By MEG KINNARD Associated Press Writer | National


ANC elects Zuma as leader, putting him in line to be South Africa’s president

POLOKWANE, South Africa - Jacob Zuma, a populist whose career survived rape and corruption charges, was elected leader of the governing African National Congress on Tuesday, putting him into position to become South Africa's next president.

January 02, 2008 | By CELEAN JACOBSON Associated Press Writer | World


NJ inmates used photos to hide escape holes in Shawshank-style jailbreak, authorities say

ELIZABETH, N.J. - Two jail inmates used photos of bikini-clad women to hide holes they used to escape and left behind a thank-you note, signed with a smiley face, for a guard they claimed helped them, officials said Monday.

January 02, 2008 | By JEFFREY GOLD Associated Press Writer | National


Dear Abby 12/18

DEAR ABBY: Your advice to "Smothered in Michigan" (Oct. 24), whose "loving, caring, generous boyfriend" stops by her job "only a few times a day" and shows up at her door the minute she gets home from work, was wrong. You told her to tell him she needs some space. Well, that won't work.

January 02, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Astrograph 12/18

In the year ahead, a number of new people will enter your life who may be good candidates for becoming close friends. The ones with the greatest impact will be those who possess sensitivity to other's needs.

January 02, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


UN secretary-general condemns terrorism in visit to bombed-out offices in Algiers

ALGIERS, Algeria - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday toured the ruins of a building torn apart by a suicide bombing that killed 17 U.N. staffers last week, vowing that the world body would not be intimidated.

January 02, 2008 | By AOMAR OUALI Associated Press Writer | World


Police Report - December 19

(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.)

January 02, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


US diplomat says Serb premier could order capture of top war crimes fugitives

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina - A U.S. diplomat said two top war crimes suspects - Radovan Karadzic and Ratko Mladic - could be apprehended with a single phone call from Serbia's prime minister.

January 02, 2008 | By AIDA CERKEZ-ROBINSON Associated Press Writer | World


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Hwang, Choi lift S. Korea past Chicago to win LLWS

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - In the giddy moments after South Korea won the Little League World Series, outfielder Don Wan Sin realized how he wanted to celebrate.

August 25, 2014 | By RUSTY MILLER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Harang mental lapse costs Braves

CINCINNATI - Aaron Harang figures he's covered first base thousands of times in his career.

August 25, 2014 | By MARK SCHMETZER Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Consumer Q's: Safety tips for kids' bagged lunches

Question: What kind of walnut is sold in the grocery store? It does not taste the same as the black walnuts I grew up with.

August 24, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Life


Perfect parenting expectation bad for mental health

Parenting takes on a new level of stress as "mommy bloggers" take over the Internet and Facebook becomes stocked with perfect pictures of parents with their children at the park.

August 24, 2014 | Deseret News | Life


Cost of childrearing at a quarter of a million dollars

If parents over time amassed a quarter-million dollars, they could afford outright the cost of raising a child born in 2013 - with enough left over to throw in a fairly decent used car in which said child could drive into adulthood.

August 24, 2014 | Deseret News | Life


Akins-Smith

We are pleased to announce the engagement of Christina Lynne Akins, daughter of Ms. Kim Coursey of Atlanta and the late Mr. Richard "Larry" Akins of Pembroke, to Jason Randall Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Randall and Cindy Smith of Twin City, Georgia.

August 24, 2014 | | Weddings


Lee-Riner

Pam Lee Smith and Eddie Smith of Statesboro announce the engagement of her daughter, Lydia Lee, to Will Riner of Statesboro. Lydia is also the daughter of the late Gary "Buddy" Lee of Statesboro. Will is the son of Betsy Hendrix Riner and Ted and Denise Riner, all of Statesboro.

August 24, 2014 | | Weddings


Living with Children with John Rosemond: Five-year-old wants to touch his cousin

Q: Our 5-year-old grandson sees his 5-year-old female first cousin from time to time. After they play for a while, he tells her he wants to "touch" her. This has happened twice in recent months. Her parents are very upset, but our grandson's parents read lots of parenting books and seem to think it's no big deal. Your thoughts on this matter?

August 24, 2014 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Boiled, roasted and fried

How hot was it at the Brooklet Peanut Festival last weekend?

August 24, 2014 | From staff reports | Life


Farmers' Almanac predicts another nasty winter

LEWISTON, Maine - The folks at the Farmers' Almanac can be forgiven for feeling smug: The 198-year-old publication correctly predicted the past nasty winter while federal forecasters blew it.

August 24, 2014 | By DAVID SHARP Associated Press | World


American held in Syria freed after nearly 2 years

WASHINGTON - As the U.S. mourned an American journalist beheaded by Islamic militants, the nation found something of a reprieve with the release of another freelance reporter who had been held hostage for nearly two years by an al-Qaida-linked group in Syria.

August 24, 2014 | By JIM KUHNHENN and RYAN LUCAS Associated Press | World


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk - My moment with the queen of Southern cuisine

As many of you may know, Paula Deen recently held two live shows in Savannah as part of her "Paula Deen LIVE!" tour. I had made plans to attend long before her team reached out to me in late July, and I wouldn't in my wildest dreams have imagined the events that followed.

August 24, 2014 | Rebekah Faulk | Columnists/Editorials


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy - Our victories come from God

Somewhere in the neighborhood of 20 years or so ago (not long after Carole and I moved from Arkansas to Statesboro), I learned of an opportunity to tour a WWII vintage U.S. Army Air Force B-17 bomber on display at the Statesboro airport. The study of history has been a favorite pursuit of mine since college, so I jumped at the chance to actually see this famous aircraft, "up close and personal!"

August 24, 2014 | Larry Sheehy | Columnists/Editorials


Quake in California's wine country injures dozens

NAPA, Calif. - A powerful earthquake that struck the heart of California's wine country caught many people sound asleep, sending dressers, mirrors and pictures crashing down around them and toppling wine bottles in vineyards around the region. Scores were injured as the temblor knocked out power to thousands, caused gas and water lines to rupture, sparked fires and buckled roads.

August 24, 2014 | By ELLEN KNICKMEYER and SUDHIN THANAWALA Associated Press | World


Tropical Storm Cristobal to move away from Bahamas

MIAMI - Tropical Storm Cristobal is moving erratically north-northeastward away from the Bahamas but is forecast to stay away from the U.S. East Coast.

August 24, 2014 | The Associated Press | World


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