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Chemical leak at Michigan plant forces evacuation of 3,000 people

MELVINDALE, Mich. - A hydrochloric acid leak at a metal finishing plant Tuesday forced the evacuation of 3,000 residents and schoolchildren, authorities said. At least one injury was reported.

October 31, 2007 | By JEFF KAROUB Associated Press Writer | Local


Astrograph 10/17

A more secure person may emerge in the year ahead, and you'll begin to do things in patient ways that'll prove advantageous to your commercial and social affairs. It'll prove that, when we walk slower, we don't miss as much.

October 31, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 10/17

This may seem cocky, but my two problems with men are: I seem to attract creeps, and the kind of men I deserve don't think they've got a shot in hell, so they don't ask me out.

October 31, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Police Report - October 17

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.

October 31, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Over 300 volunteer for Habitat for Humanity's Build-a-Thon

Habitat for Humanity of Bulloch County completed its first-ever Build-a-Thon this past weekend with a record number of volunteers.

October 31, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Ask Dr. Gott 10/17

DEAR DR. GOTT: Since early elementary-school age, I was constantly plagued with canker sores. For years, family doctors and dentists were consulted, and, as they prescribed and suggested, I tried pills and topical ointments and even a modified diet. But nothing gave permanent relief.

October 31, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Bridge 10/17

Andre Gide, a French novelist and essayist who died in 1951, wrote, "Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens, we have to keep going back and saying it all over again."

October 31, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Suspect accused of raping little girl caught

LAS VEGAS - A fugitive accused of raping a 3-year-old girl on videotape was arrested quietly during a traffic stop, telling the officer, "I'm tired of running," police said.

October 31, 2007 | By KEN RITTER Associated Press Writer | Nation


U.S. deaths from deadly drug-resistant staph may surpass AIDS deaths, experts say

CHICAGO - More than 90,000 Americans get potentially deadly infections each year from a drug-resistant staph ''superbug,'' the government reported Tuesday in its first overall estimate of invasive disease caused by the germ.

October 31, 2007 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Nation


NY cemetery has one veteran too many — and a big mystery

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. - Willie Hayes was a Vietnam veteran who proudly served his country, won several medals and earned himself a plot at a veterans' cemetery upon his death two weeks ago.

October 31, 2007 | By FRANK ELTMAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Facebook, N.Y. attorney general reach agreement on safeguards

NEW YORK - New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo announced an agreement with the social networking Web site Facebook on Tuesday to protect underage members from sexual predators and obscene content.

October 31, 2007 | By KAREN MATTHEWS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Police: 81-year-old Ala. woman shoots homeless man washing his clothes in her laundry room

MOBILE, Ala. - An 81-year-old woman shot a homeless man after finding him washing his clothes in her laundry room, police said, but the man said from his hospital room Tuesday that he's known the woman for years.

October 31, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Police Report - October 16

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.

October 30, 2007 | | Crime Report


Florida man lands 844-pound shark

DESTIN, Fla. - Six friends went to a fishing tournament looking to catch some grouper. They caught an 844-pound shark instead.

October 30, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


Claxton man killed in weekend accident

A Claxton man was killed Friday when his vehicle left the roadway, struck a tree and caught fire.

October 30, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


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Obama picks ex-P&G head to lead Veterans Affairs

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama plans to nominate former Procter & Gamble executive Robert McDonald as the next Veterans Affairs secretary, as the White House seeks to shore up an agency beset by treatment delays and struggling to deal with an influx of new veterans returning from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

June 29, 2014 | By JULIE PACE AP White House Correspondent | Nation


'Designing Women' star Meshach Taylor dies at 67

Meshach Taylor, who played a lovable ex-convict surrounded by boisterous Southern belles on the sitcom "Designing Women" and appeared in numerous other TV and film roles, died of cancer at age 67, his agent said Sunday.

June 29, 2014 | By FRAZIER MOORE AP Television Writer | Entertainment News


Costa Rica beats Greece in penalty shootout

RECIFE, Brazil - Costa Rica beat Greece in a penalty shootout Sunday to reach the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time after defending desperately with 10 men for nearly an hour.

June 29, 2014 | By GERALD IMRAY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Big 4 around Wimbledon's Week 2, not so for women

LONDON - The so-called "Big 4" who have won 35 of 37 of the past Grand Slam singles titles - Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray and Roger Federer - are all around for the second week at Wimbledon, joined by the new major winner on the block, Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka.

June 29, 2014 | By DENNIS PASSA AP Sports Writer | Sports


Rose overcomes late mistake at Congressional

BETHESDA, Md. - Justin Rose has won enough times on the strongest golf courses to appreciate how one mistake can make a difference.

June 29, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Statesboro connection to the newly crowned king of Spain

Headline news stories across the globe recently touted the abdication of Spain's 76-year-old King Juan Carlos and the ascension to the thrown by his son, 46-year-old Crown Prince Felipe. Of interest to local residents, however, might be Statesboro's connection to the newly crowned king of Spain.

June 29, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Life


B.J. Upton powers Braves past Phillies 3-2

PHILADELPHIA - An offensive funk sent the Phillies to a four-game sweep by the Atlanta Braves.

June 29, 2014 | By AARON BRACY Associated Press | Atlanta Braves


Despite the grousing, voters rarely fire lawmakers

WASHINGTON - Congress is wildly unpopular.

June 29, 2014 | By CONNIE CASS Associated Press | World


Police: 9 shot on Bourbon Street in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS - Two men exchanged gunfire early Sunday on the city's always-crowded Bourbon Street in the celebrated French Quarter and nine people were shot in the crossfire, including two who were critically wounded, police said.

June 29, 2014 | By STACEY PLAISANCE Associated Press | World


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk - Farmers market Fourth of July

The Fourth of July is that time during the year when so many of the things I hold dear culminate - summertime, family, fireworks, all-American food, tradition, pride. Whether it's on the front porch of the family cabin or beneath the sky on a blanket by the ocean, year after year, l revel in celebrating our nation's independence.

June 29, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen - First 'longest' railroad started in Savannah

Note: The following is one of a series of articles looking at the growth of roads and transportation in Georgia and Bulloch County beginning in 1807.

June 29, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy - Change is possible only through God

A regular perusal of news outlets is enough to show that our world is in a mess, to put it mildly. Of course, this is nothing new. Political agendas, personal desires and worldly viewpoints always have made improving human relationships an uphill battle.

June 29, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Child dies when Italian ice shop door falls on her

PHILADELPHIA - Authorities were investigating how a metal security grate detached and fell from the facade of an Italian ice shop Saturday afternoon, killing a 3-year-old girl.

June 29, 2014 | Associated Press | World


Mars 'flying saucer' splashes down after NASA test

LOS ANGELES - NASA has tested new technology designed to bring spacecraft - and one day even astronauts - safely down to Mars, with the agency declaring the experiment a qualified success even though a giant parachute got tangled on the way down.

June 29, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER WEBER Associated Press | World


Huntelaar's late penalty gives Dutch 2-1 win

FORTALEZA, Brazil - The Dutch were worried about the oppressive heat at Arena Castelao, and they left it with the stifling hot conditions to thank for a spot in the World Cup quarterfinals.

June 29, 2014 | By MIKE CORDER Associated Press | Sports


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