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AP IMPACT: Secret underlies Hatfield-McCoy feud; disease may have fueled McCoy outbursts

The most infamous feud in American folklore, the long-running battle between the Hatfields and McCoys, may be partly explained by a rare, inherited disease that can lead to hair-trigger rage and violent outbursts.

April 21, 2007 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Medical Writer | Nation


Parker-Boone

Mr. and Mrs. Alan Parker of Macon announce the engagement of their daughter, Erika Lynn Parker of Perry, to Matthew Wright Boone of Warner Robins, the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Boone of Kingsland, Ga.

April 21, 2007 | | Nation


Ask Dr. Gott 4/7

DEAR DR. GOTT: I live in tick country, close to Old Lyme, Conn., where tick inspection and removal have become routine.

April 21, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Police Report - April 7

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 21, 2007 | From staff reports | Crime Report


Police Report - April 6

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 21, 2007 | From staff reports | Crime Report


Dear Abby 4/7

DEAR ABBY: I am a middle-aged woman, currently married to a wonderful man I'll call Ron. I was married once before to a man I'll call Hank, with whom I had two daughters. When my daughters were little, I grew restless and had several affairs. I fell in love with one of the men - Ron.

April 21, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 4/6

DEAR ABBY: I'm a 15-year-old girl in high school. Two days ago I went to my friend "Kate's" house to work on a school project. After we started working on it, Kate's sister, "Nell" - who is 9 - accidentally stepped on the poster board and bent it a little. It was something that was easily fixable, but Kate lost it. She started yelling and verbally abusing Nell.

April 21, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Bridge 4/7

Your partner opens one of a suit and you make a single jump-shift into another suit. What does your response show?

April 21, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Villagers sift through rubble of homes in the Solomon Islands; U.N. warns of malaria risk

GIZO, Solomon Islands - Villagers buried their dead where they found them - including two young boys discovered Thursday in one shattered community - as frustration mounted over delayed help for survivors of the Solomon Islands' devastating earthquake and tsunami.

April 21, 2007 | By MERAIAH FOLEY Associated Press Writer | Nation


Freed British sailors and marines say Iranians coerced statements about being in Iran’s waters

ROYAL MARINE BASE CHIVENOR, England - British sailors and marines freed by Iran said Friday they were blindfolded, isolated in cold stone cells and tricked into fearing execution while being coerced into falsely saying they had entered Iranian waters.

April 21, 2007 | By TARIQ PANJA Associated Press Writer | Nation


Company says moisture in peanut butter plant spread salmonella bacteria

OMAHA, Neb. - ConAgra Foods said Thursday that moisture from a leaky roof and faulty sprinkler was the source of the salmonella bacteria that contaminated peanut butter at its Georgia plant last year, sickening more than 400 people nationwide.

April 21, 2007 | By JOSH FUNK AP Business Writer | Nation


U.S. military changes how it brings soldiers’ bodies home after a father’s complaint

In an about-face by the U.S. government four years into the war in Iraq, America's fallen troops are being brought back to their families aboard charter jets instead of ordinary commercial flights, and the caskets are being met by honor guards in white gloves instead of baggage handlers with forklifts.

April 21, 2007 | By BILL POOVEY Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bridge 4/6

The opener bids one heart or one spade. When responder has at least four-card support for his partner's major, he normally immediately announces his excellent support. But with the right hand, he should adopt a two-step process, first making a strong jump-shift. This shows some 13-16 high-card points with either an excellent one-suiter (a six-card or longer suit headed by at least the K-Q-J), or a prime two-suiter (in principle, five-plus cards in his suit and four-plus cards in opener's suit).

April 21, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


British sailors and marines held captive by Iran for 13 days return home to teary welcome

ROYAL MARINE BASE CHIVENOR, England - With champagne bottles popping, a Royal Navy crew flew home Thursday after nearly two weeks in Iranian captivity to hugs from tearful relatives and relief in a Britain outraged the crew was used by Tehran for propaganda purposes.

April 21, 2007 | By TARIQ PANJA Associated Press Writer | Nation


Astrograph 4/6

Even though the accumulation of financial returns looks quite encouraging, take care not to spend your money as fast as it comes in. This is a period when you should be building a nest egg for future security.

April 21, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


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Low-cost Dominican surgeries spark warnings by US

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic - Beverly Brignoni was a young New Yorker seeking a less expensive way to enhance her appearance and she did what many other people are now doing: travel to the Dominican Republic for cosmetic surgery.

March 31, 2014 | By BEN FOX & EZEQUIEL ABIU LOPEZ Associated Press | World


Senate torture report examines hunt for bin Laden

WASHINGTON - A hotly disputed Senate torture report concludes that waterboarding and other harsh interrogation methods provided no key evidence in the hunt for Osama bin Laden, according to congressional aides and outside experts familiar with the investigation.

March 31, 2014 | By BRADLEY KLAPPER Associated Press | Nation


Statesboro Youth Chorale now raising money for trip to NYC

Every performer dreams of performing at Carnegie Hall.

March 30, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond - Tackle problems when the iron is cold

Q: Our 4-year-old daughter has a huge problem with being laughed at. She loves to be goofy and do funny things, but as soon as someone, including one of us, laughs at her, she becomes upset. She will say "Don't laugh!" or "I don't want you to laugh at me!" We explain that we aren't laughing at her but at the funny things she does. We've also told her that we laugh because we are happy and having a good time with her. Is there a different way to explain this to her so that she ...

March 30, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen - The truth about where Stilson got its name

Note: The following is the 27th in a series of columns that will describe towns and communities, past and present, that were settled after Bulloch County was first settled. Some have since been cut into other counties.

March 30, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Police: Man dead after shooting at Columbus State

COLUMBUS, Ga. - Police at Columbus State University fatally shot a man over the weekend after officers responded to a report of someone with a gun, authorities said. A lawyer for the man's family said Monday that the man was unarmed and a visitor on campus.

March 30, 2014 | The Associated Press | Local


Davidson blanks GSU

DAVIDSON, N.C. - Nick Neitzel held the Georgia Southern Eagles to four hits over six innings as the Davidson Wildcats took the three-game series with a 6-0 win at Wilson Field on Sunday.

March 30, 2014 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


7th seeded UConn upends MSU

NEW YORK - Shabazz Napier scored 17 of his 25 points in the second half, and UConn beat Michigan State 60-54 to return to the Final Four a year after the Huskies were barred from the NCAA tournament.

March 30, 2014 | By RACHEL COHEN AP Sports Writer | Sports


Twin City Historic District listed on National Register

The Twin City Historic District was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on Feb. 8.

March 30, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Life


Kathy Bradley - A parade and a pyramid

Jackson is almost 4 - that age at which he understands his separateness from other people but does not yet understand the separateness of his emotions. His will is clear and distinct, but his heart is still one with the world. Whatever is happening to him, be it highest joy or deepest sorrow, is happening to the world. That thing - the filter, the wall, the individuation of identity that will eventually teach him that this is not so, that his feelings are uniquely his and that not everyone can be trusted with them - has yet to take hold.

March 30, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy - The value of listening to God is immeasurable

"He who has ears to hear, let him hear." - Jesus, Matthew 11:15

March 30, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Nesmith-Mathis

Mr. and Mrs. Mickey Nesmith of Statesboro, Ga., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Cindell Samantha Nesmith of Statesboro, to Matthew Walker Mathis, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Mathis of Statesboro.

March 30, 2014 | | Weddings


Seabed of jet hunt zone mostly flat with 1 trench

WELLINGTON, New Zealand - Two miles under the sea where satellites and planes are looking for debris from the missing Malaysian jet, the ocean floor is cold, dark, covered in a squishy muck of dead plankton and - in a potential break for the search - mostly flat. The troubling exception is a steep, rocky drop ending in a deep trench.

March 30, 2014 | By JUSTIN PRITCHARD & NICK PERRY Associated Press | World


Schools increasingly check students for obesity

CHULA VISTA, Calif. - The Chula Vista school district not only measures the academic progress of Marina Beltran's second-grader, it also measures her son's body fat.

March 30, 2014 | By JULIE WATSON Associated Press | World


No. 1 Gators put Cinderella to bed

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - First yet again this season, the Florida Gators want more. Much more.

March 29, 2014 | By TERESA M. WALKER AP Sports Writer | Sports


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