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House Democrats order OSHA to regulate exposure to diacetyl

WASHINGTON - House Democrats on Wednesday ordered federal safety regulators to limit popcorn plant workers' exposure to a flavoring chemical linked to a lung ailment, saying further delay could cost lives.

October 11, 2007 | By JESSE J. HOLLAND AP Labor Writer | Nation


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


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SEB faces Dodge County

BROOKLET - Coming off a tough three-point loss to Bryan County last week, the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets will look to notch their first win of the season tonight as they face the undefeated Dodge County Indians at Fred Shaver Field.

September 18, 2014 | By LUKE MARTIN Herald Correspondent | Prep Sports 360


Statesboro looks for boost on the road

The last time Statesboro carried an 0-2 record into its third game of the season, the members of the 2014 Blue Devils were in diapers - if they had even been born yet. A team with a history of excellence such as Statesboro means that rough starts like the last 0-2 beginning in 1998 won't come around very often.

September 18, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


BA looks to shut down Memorial's Habersham

The third time will be the charm for the Bulloch Academy defense against highly-touted tailbacks.

September 18, 2014 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


Screven stays unbeaten, tops Windsor Forest

SAVANNAH - The Screven County Gamecocks continued in dominating fashion on Thursday, hammering Windsor Forest 36-8 at Memorial Stadium.

September 18, 2014 | From staff reports | Prep Sports 360


Royal & Ancient votes to admit female members

The Royal and Ancient Golf Club at St. Andrews is no longer just for men.

September 18, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Jury won't consider deaths in Ga. salmonella trial

ALBANY - Shirley Mae Almer died a few days before Christmas in 2008 at a Minnesota hospital where the 72-year-old woman was already weak with illness when she was fed peanut butter contaminated with salmonella.

September 18, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Home Depot breach affected 56M debit, credit cards

NEW YORK - Home Depot said that 56 million debit and credit cards are estimated to have been breached in a data theft between April and September at its stores in the U.S. and Canada. That makes it the second-largest breach for a retailer on record.

September 18, 2014 | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO Associated Press | Local


What Nunn, Perdue have to say on rural care crisis

Rural health care - and what to do about it - has emerged as a political issue during this election year.

September 18, 2014 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


Pittman Park Methodist women’s ministry hosts tea

Pittman Park United Methodist Church women's ministry invites area ladies to join them for tea on Saturday at 1 p.m.

September 18, 2014 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local


Hudson Powell golf tournament set for Oct. 10

The first Dr. Hudson J. Powell Sr. Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament is fast approaching.

September 18, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Man walks away from Bulloch County personal care home

A man who has been missing since Wednesday from a personal care home "walked away voluntarily," and Bulloch County sheriff's investigators say they are seeking to find him for "his own safety."

September 18, 2014 | From staff reports | Local




Braves snap 5 game skid

ATLANTA - Christian Bethancourt had a three-run single to help the Atlanta Braves beat the Washington Nationals 3-1 on Wednesday night and preserve their fading playoff hopes.

September 17, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Falcons, Bucs both eager to get back on field

ATLANTA - The short week came at a good time for the Atlanta Falcons.

September 17, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


SEC West looks like the best

The gap separating the two SEC divisions shows no signs of narrowing.

September 17, 2014 | By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer | Sports


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