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Gates unhappy with Pentagon oversight of private contractors in Iraq

WASHINGTON - Unhappy with the Pentagon's oversight of its private contractors in Iraq, Defense Secretary Robert Gates has dispatched a fact-finding team to probe further into the problem, officials said Wednesday.

October 11, 2007 | By ROBERT BURNS AP Military Writer | Nation


Appeals court judge rules new mom must be allowed to pump breast milk during doctor test

BOSTON - A Harvard student must be allowed extra break time during her nine-hour medical licensing exam so she can pump breast milk to feed her 4-month-old daughter, a Massachusetts appeals court judge ruled Wednesday.

October 11, 2007 | By DENISE LAVOIE Associated Press Writer | Nation


Ask Dr. Gott 9/26

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am in my late 80s. I am told I have a total cholesterol of 402. My doctor wants to put me on Lipitor. I hear there are a lot of side effects from this pill.

October 10, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Bridge 9/26

You hand someone two dollars and he gives you three in return. Isn't that a profitable trade? It can be the same at the bridge table. If you give away a trick and get two in return, or you give away two and get three in return, you will be on the road to success.

October 10, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Braves hammer Phillies

PHILADELPHIA - Mark Teixeira hit a three-run homer and Chipper Jones had a two-run shot, helping the Atlanta Braves keep their slim playoff hopes alive with a 10-6 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night.

October 10, 2007 | By ROB MAADDI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Astrograph 9/26

In the year ahead, you could find yourself being dragged into a reluctant partnership arrangement with someone you may not like too well. Even though it may not be what you want, it could generate collective benefits.

October 10, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Farmers & Merchants Bank Prep Athletes of the Week

Statesboro's Nic Lanier is the go-to guy. That's saying something when the Blue Devils consistently hand the ball off to five or six running backs a game.

October 10, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Sports


Police Report - September 26

(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 10, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Equipment failure grounds aircraft flights within 250 miles of Memphis; some delays reported

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Communications equipment failed Tuesday at a regional air-traffic control center, shutting down all airline traffic within 250 miles of Memphis and causing a ripple effect across the country that grounded dozens of passenger and cargo flights.

October 10, 2007 | By WOODY BAIRD Associated Press Writer | Nation


Inmates in Texas prison break steal weapons, run down guard, but are recaptured within hours

HUNTSVILLE, Texas - Two inmates classified as minimum security prisoners bolted from a work detail after wresting weapons from a pair of guards, trading gunfire with officers, stealing a truck and running down a guard who was on horseback, killing her.

October 10, 2007 | By MICHAEL GRACZYK Associated Press Writer | Nation


Dear Abby 9/26

DEAR ABBY: I find myself in a situation I am not sure how to handle. My mother has adopted my 10-year-old nephew. The boy has severe mental and emotional problems because of the home environment he was in with my sister.

October 10, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


French president calls for ’firmness and dialogue’ to end Iranian nuclear standoff

UNITED NATIONS - The French president said Tuesday the international standoff over Iran's nuclear program will only be resolved with a combination of ''firmness and dialogue,'' while Germany's leader threatened tougher sanctions if the country refuses to cooperate.

October 10, 2007 | By EDITH M. LEDERER Associated Press Writer | Nation


GM, UAW at loggerheads, but strike probably will not drag on too long

DETROIT - The 1970 United Auto Workers' strike against General Motors Corp. went on for 69 days and helped push the nation into a recession. This time, industry watchers predict that the current strike will be a short one.

October 10, 2007 | By DEE-ANN DURBIN and TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writers | Nation


Democrats ready for passage, then veto, of children’s health care bill

WASHINGTON - House Democrats prepared for a mixed victory on children's health insurance Tuesday, predicting enough votes to expand a 10-year-old state-federal program but not enough to override President Bush's promised veto later this fall.

October 10, 2007 | By CHARLES BABINGTON Associated Press Writer | Nation


Spy chief: Al-Qaida training European recruits to attack US

WASHINGTON (AP) - Al-Qaida continues to recruit Europeans for explosives training in Pakistan because Europeans can more easily enter the United States without a visa, the nation's top intelligence officer said Tuesday.

October 10, 2007 | By PAMELA HESS Associated Press Writer | Nation


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Overmatched FPCA dominated by BA

Due to a shortened fall camp and a rained out scrimmage, Bulloch Academy had plenty of concerns heading into its season opener against First Presbyterian Christian Academy Friday night at Gator Alley.

August 22, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Scales’ late goal seals win in season opener

FLORENCE, S.C. – An 88th minute goal from junior transfer Jessica Scales pushed Georgia Southern (1-0-0) past Francis Marion (0-1-0) in the 2014 women's soccer season opener for both schools. Next up for the Eagles is a Sunday matinee at UNC Wilmington.

August 22, 2014 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Blue Devils open season in Paulson

The Statesboro Blue Devils will get their season started in style this evening as they match up with Burke County in an 8 p.m. kickoff to round out the third annual Erk Russell Classic at Georgia Southern's Paulson Stadium.

August 22, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Georgia Southern receivers may just be ready for FBS

On November 23 when Georgia Southern beat Florida, people weren't just talking about the fact that the Gators lost. The story was about how they lost -the Eagles didn't complete a pass.

August 22, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Georgia Southern


New QB, new division, new region for Statesboro High

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

August 22, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthonoy@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Scott, Tringale tied for lead

PARAMUS, N.J. - Now that the majors are over, Adam Scott is going after the only big prize left this year - a shot at the $10 million FedEx Cup title.

August 22, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Harvick wins Bristol pole; 5th of this season

BRISTOL, Tenn. - Kevin Harvick has become the best qualifier in NASCAR's top series, at least for this season.

August 22, 2014 | By HANK KURZ JR AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Hester looking for Falcons to rebound against Titans

ATLANTA - From his vantage point in Chicago, Devin Hester saw the Atlanta Falcons as a consistent playoff contender.

August 22, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


College Football Hall of Fame finds high-tech home

ATLANTA - Visitors to the new College Football Hall of Fame will find 100-year-old artifacts have found a new home in the digital age.

August 22, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


A shoutout to college football's bottom 10

This isn't another column about Florida State or Alabama. They get enough attention.

August 22, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Columnist | Sports


Las Vegas has dominated LLWS heading into rematch

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Things have come easy at the Little League World Series for the team from Las Vegas.

August 22, 2014 | By RUSTY MILLER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Cancer-stricken Cooper leads Dream into playoffs

ATLANTA - Michael Cooper remembers the day well. The sun was shining bright, yet the notorious Atlanta heat wasn't too stifling. The sky was a brilliant blue, speckled with only a few puffy white clouds.

August 22, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Ice bucket challenge may change nonprofit world

NEW YORK - The ice bucket challenge's phenomenal success is making other charitable organizations rethink how they connect with a younger generation of potential donors.

August 22, 2014 | By ALICIA RANCILIO Associated Press | Local


American Ebola doc urges help fighting outbreak

ATLANTA - As one of few Ebola survivors with medical expertise, Dr. Kent Brantly seems keenly aware of the position his painful experience has put him in. He hasn't spoken yet about his plans, but spent much of his first public appearance pleading for help for countries still struggling with the virus.

August 22, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


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