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Dear Abby 4/3

DEAR ABBY: I was so glad to see the letter from "Irritated in Missouri" (Feb. 11), referring to people calling each other "retarded." I have a son with Down syndrome who is my absolute joy, and it breaks my heart to hear people use his disability as a derogatory insult. My son is my hero, and I am proud to be his mother. I cannot say his name without smiling.

April 17, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


A classic of an opener

PHILADELPHIA - Next time Edgar Renteria squares to bunt against the Philadelphia Phillies, the pitcher might try to hit his bat.

April 17, 2007 | By ROB MAADDI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Local Roundup: Claxton sweeps meet

The Claxton track teams swept a four-team meet Monday at Southeast Bulloch. The Tigers scored 106 points to SEB's 97, Calvary Day's 16 and Savannah Country Day's 14. The Lady Tigers won with a score of 108 to SEB's 95, Calvary's 20 and Country Day's 18. Here's how the Yellow Jackets finished in the meet:

April 17, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


Police Report - April 2

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 17, 2007 | | Crime Report


Bridge 4/3

Your partner has opened with one of a major. You have at least four-card support, game values and a singleton. You are just about to make a splinter bid, when your right-hand opponent overcalls in your singleton suit. What do you do now?

April 17, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Getting back in the groove

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Georgia Southern's offense exploded while the pitching staff came through in the clutch as the Eagles defeated UNC Greensboro 9-2 Sunday afternoon. The Eagles snapped a seven-game losing streak, their longest since 1999, improving to 17-16 overall and 1-5 in the Southern Conference.

April 16, 2007 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Dr. John Martin to join Executive Board at OTC

John E. Martin, Sr., M.D., F.A.C.S. has joined the Executive Board of the Ogeechee Tech Foundation, Inc. In making the announcement, Dawn Cartee, OTC president, expressed her excitement in having someone with Dr. Martin's credentials and experience join the Board.

April 16, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Business


Jenkins County, Lady Tigers win Plankenhorn

BROOKLET - 12 teams met at Southeast Bulloch High School to compete in the fourth annual Plankenhorn Invitational track meet on Saturday, and the Claxton girls and Jenkins County boys took home first place trophies. The SEB Yellow Jackets came in second in both the men's and women's categories.

April 15, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.net | Sports


Local Roundup: BA gets perfecto

Matt Simons and Walker Blitch combined to pitch a complete game for Bulloch Academy in a 13-0 win Saturday.

April 15, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


Police report 0401

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 15, 2007 | Herald staff reports | Crime Report


Locals lap Mill Creek for cause

Mill Creek Regional Park was filled with pink and blue balloons, music and walkers who had gathered to raise money for the March of Dimes Saturday.

April 15, 2007 | By HAYLEY HARRIS hharris@statesboroherald.net | Local


Ask Dr. Gott 3/31

DEAR DR. GOTT: Although I'm basically in good health as I near 63, I have a problem that is quite common. It's called white-coat syndrome, or white-coat hypertension. Of course, I believe there is no health risk with this psychological problem, but after losing my job over a year ago and also losing my marketable skills to computers, I lost out on two decent jobs that required physicals -- all due to high blood-pressure readings.

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


Muslims sue fellow passengers over their removal from airliner; chilling effect feared

MINNEAPOLIS - Six Muslim men removed from a plane last fall after being accused of suspicious behavior are suing not only the airline but the passengers who complained - a move some fear could discourage travelers from speaking up when they see something unusual.

April 14, 2007 | By PATRICK CONDON Associated Press Writer | Nation


Justice officials go to Hill for questioning as White House backs Gonzales anew

BOSTON - Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, amid a growing clamor for his resignation, acknowledged Friday confusion about of his role in firing eight U.S. attorneys but said he doesn't ''recall being involved in deliberations'' over which prosecutors were to be ousted.

April 14, 2007 | By DENISE LAVOIE Associated Press Writer | Nation


Radical cleric denounces U.S., blames occupation for Iraq’s woes

BAGHDAD - The radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr issued a scathing attack on the United States on Friday, following one of the country's bloodiest days, blaming Washington for Iraq's troubles and calling for a mass demonstration April 9 - the fourth anniversary of the fall of Baghdad.

April 14, 2007 | By BUSHRA JUHI Associated Press Writer | Nation


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Bowls: Badgers down Auburn

Gordon loose on Auburn, there was no stopping the nation's leading rusher.

January 01, 2015 | The Associated Press | Sports


NFL Wild Card teams — trust hard to come by

The main question for the NFL's weekend of wild-card games is who will advance, of course. The next big query: Who do you trust?

January 01, 2015 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Movie locations a tourism draw for Georgia communities

SAVANNAH - When Hollywood films a hit movie or TV show in Georgia, hardcore fans can bring in millions of tourism dollars when they come to get a firsthand look at the places they've seen on the screen.

January 01, 2015 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Associated Press


5 little changes that can have a big impact on your family's health

In sports when a player isn't working, the coach takes him out. We need to do the same thing in our lives.

January 01, 2015 | By MEGAN WALLGREN Deseret News National | Hot topics


Critics pounce on journalist who takes on the Bible

Anyone writing critically about the Bible - scriptures revered and followed by millions of believers worldwide - would do well to brace himself or herself for pushback from those believers, as well as scholars who view the Bible as God's word.

January 01, 2015 | By MARK A. KELLNER Deseret News National | Hot topics


GOP legislators thwart bids to expand Medicaid

WASHINGTON - Governors across the political spectrum are hitting a roadblock in their bids to expand Medicaid with federal funds: Republican legislators who adamantly oppose "Obamacare."

January 01, 2015 | By CHARLES BABINGTON Associated Press | Associated Press


51 years after wreck, 7-inch car part found in arm

CREVE COEUR, Mo. - Fifty-one years ago, Arthur Lampitt of Granite City, Illinois, smashed his 1963 Thunderbird into a truck. This week during surgery in suburban St. Louis, a 7-inch turn signal lever from that T-Bird was removed from his left arm.

January 01, 2015 | Associated Press | Associated Press


Report: Police gun deaths up, still below average

WASHINGTON - The number of law enforcement officers killed by firearms jumped by 56 percent this year and included 15 ambush deaths. But gun-related police deaths still remain far below historic highs and lower than the average annual figures in the past decade, according to a report released Tuesday.

December 31, 2014 | By AMANDA LEE MYERS Associated Press | Associated Press


World rings in new year

After a turbulent year marred by terror woes, Ebola outbreaks and a horrific series of airline disasters, many could be forgiven for saying good riddance to 2014 and gratefully ringing in a new year.

December 31, 2014 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Men choose younger wives in remarriage, but women choose older men the second time around

Couples tend to marry someone close to their age - at least initially. But of those who remarry, men seem drawn to younger women, while women tend to marry older men, a Pew Research Study says.

December 31, 2014 | By LOIS M. COLLINS Deseret News National | Hot topics


Another stellar year of prep sports

One of the best things about sports - at least for those who enjoy more than just one particular sport - is that the pages on the calendar can turn without the fun and games ever coming to an end.

December 31, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Brave new world

Rose Bowl: Oregon vs. Florida State

December 31, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Husbands, is your wife as important as your car?

She says her husband has a bright, shiny new car. It's a beauty. She's happy for him. She's not saying she wants his new car and wishes it were hers. No, it's not about coveting his incredible new machine. She wants to be that incredible machine. Here's why.

December 31, 2014 | By GARY and JOY LUNDBERG Deseret News National | Hot topics


This is what going to church does to you

By going to a religious service, you're making yourself happier.

December 31, 2014 | By HERB SCRIBNER Deseret News National | Hot topics


After living without God for a year, former pastor Ryan Bell no longer believes

Ryan Bell - the former Seventh-day Adventist pastor who spent 2014 living as an atheist - is ready for his big reveal.

December 31, 2014 | By CHRIS STEDMAN Religion News Service | Hot topics


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