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General: Surge drawdown unlikely to shorten tours for Ga. troops

FORT STEWART - The commander of the Army's 3rd Infantry Division said Thursday he doubts the 15-month tours of his soldiers now in Iraq will be shortened by plans to withdraw by July thousands of extra troops deployed as part of President Bush's surge strategy.

October 05, 2007 | By RUSS BYNUM AP Military Writer | Local


Astrograph 9/21

Conditions in general look rather stable, provided you don't get yourself involved in situations that are way beyond your level of expertise. Be realistic about your abilities and talents at all times.

October 05, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Police Report - September 21

(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 05, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Bridge 9/21

It can be important to play the right card to a trick. For example, suppose you are stuck in your hand, looking at a K-Q-J-10-9 suit. If you would really like the opponent with the ace to take it immediately, lead the king from your hand. If you would prefer to sneak a round past the ace, though, lead the nine.

October 05, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Iranian president’s nixed visit highlights tricky decisions about who goes to ground zero

NEW YORK - Almost everyone agrees Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad doesn't belong at ground zero.

October 05, 2007 | By LARRY McSHANE Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bush acknowledges ’unsettling times’ for economy; Bernanke offers fresh assurances

WASHINGTON - President Bush acknowledged ''some unsettling times'' in the country's troubled housing and credit markets, while Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke offered fresh assurances steps would be taken to curb the fallout.

October 05, 2007 | By JEANNINE AVERSA AP Economics Writer | Nation


Thousands rally for 6 black teens in Louisiana.; protests evoke memories of civil rights era

JENA, La. - Drawn by a case tinged with one of the most hated symbols of Old South racism - a hangman's noose tied in an oak tree - tens of thousands of protesters rallied Thursday against what they see as a double standard of prosecution for blacks and whites.

October 05, 2007 | By MARY FOSTER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Gators set for speedy Blazers

Bulloch Academy football coach Clint Morgan uses one word over and over again when he talks about tonight's opponent, the Bethesda Day School Blazers.

October 05, 2007 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Sports


Needing Stability: GSU’s kicking game turns to walk-ons for consistency

Last year whenever a Georgia Southern kicker trotted onto the field the crowd collectively held its breath.

October 05, 2007 | By MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Georgia Southern


Astrograph 9/20

In the year ahead, your ambitions and efforts could be intensified, making it possible for achieving some large goals. When there is harmony of purpose and willpower, success can be considerably enhanced.

October 04, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 9/20

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am an avid reader of your column. I could identify with the nurse who has frequent urinary-tract infections. I had the same problem for years following a hysterectomy and cystocele/rectocele surgery, until I recently discovered an alternative called Cystex. Your readers might want to try it.

October 04, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Police Report - September 20

(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 04, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Paulson tells Congress the current debt ceiling will be hit on Oct. 1

WASHINGTON - Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson told Congress on Wednesday that the federal government will hit the current debt ceiling on Oct. 1.

October 04, 2007 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Nation


Dear Abby 9/20

DEAR ABBY: I am almost 13. There has been a recent death in the family. My aunt and a very close family friend were both killed in a car crash.

October 04, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Big drop in energy costs sends consumer prices down for the first time in 10 months

WASHINGTON - Consumer prices in August fell for the first time in 10 months, as another big drop in energy costs offset higher food prices.

October 04, 2007 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Nation


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Pathologist: Brown may have had his hands raised

FERGUSON, Mo. - An unarmed 18-year-old whose fatal shooting by police has sparked a week of protests in suburban St. Louis suffered a bullet wound to his right arm that may indicate his hands were up or his back was turned, a pathologist hired by his family said Monday.

August 18, 2014 | By ALAN SCHER ZAGIER Associated Press | Nation


Tricky 18th hole helps Villegas win Wyndham

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Camilo Villegas got some help from an unlikely source on his way to his first victory in a while.

August 18, 2014 | By JOEDY McCREARY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Jeff Gordon races to first win at Michigan since 2001

BROOKLYN, Mich. - It had been 13 years since Jeff Gordon's last victory at Michigan - which came during the same season as his most recent championship on NASCAR's top series.

August 18, 2014 | By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer | NASCAR


Upton's 2-run HR helps Braves top Lester, A's 4-3

ATLANTA - Mike Minor needed a reason to believe he could work his way back to his 2013 form.

August 18, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Georgia Southern to host award-winning filmmaker for Hispanic Heritage Month

Georgia Southern University will host Adriana Bosch, an award-winning series producer and filmmaker, as this year's Hispanic Heritage Month guest speaker.

August 18, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Ice Bucket Challenge sweeping the nation

If you are on social media, you have probably seen friends, politicians, athletes or celebrities recently dump a bucket of ice water over their head. This chilly "challenge" they are doing is the Striking Out ALS: Ice Bucket Challenge, and it is taking over the social media world. The task is a campaign to raise money and awareness for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also referred to as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease.

August 18, 2014 | By LINDSEY PETERSON Deseret News National | Hot topics


Iraq says it seizes Mosul Dam; militants deny it

BAGHDAD - Boosted by two days of U.S. airstrikes, Iraqi and Kurdish forces on Monday wrested back control of the country's largest dam from Islamic militants, a military spokesman in Baghdad said, as fighting was reported to be underway for the rest of the strategic complex.

August 18, 2014 | By SINAN SALAHEDDIN and VIVIAN SALAMA Associated Press | World


Bourbon production reaches high point since '70s

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - In a business where patience is part of the process, Kentucky bourbon makers are making a big bet by stashing away their largest stockpiles in more than a generation.

August 18, 2014 | By BRUCE SCHREINER Associated Press | World


Sparks-Dowdy

Sara Ashley Sparks of Aiken, South Carolina, became the bride of James Daniel Dowdy of Greensboro, Georgia, during a 5 p.m. ceremony held on Saturday, August 16, 2014, at the St. John's United Methodist Church in Aiken. The Rev. Donnie Bates officiated.

August 17, 2014 | | Weddings


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond - Parent Anxiety: the root of potty problems

On one of my websites I, along with a team of certified parent coaches, answer questions submitted by parents. In the last two days, 67 percent of the questions have concerned toilet training. A 3-year-old is afraid of the potty. A 26-month-old will only use the potty independently if he's not wearing clothes. A 23-month-old seems oblivious to mom's expectations. And so on.

August 17, 2014 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Moore Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Dennis and Kathy Moore of Statesboro celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, August 15, in Register. The couple was married on August 15, 1964, at the Statesboro Primitive Baptist Church. They have three children, Amy Moore Bettinger, Lisa Moore Judy and Dennis F. Moore III, all of Register; and six grandchildren. Mr. and Mrs. Moore are lifetime residents of Bulloch County and are graduates of Statesboro High School. They are both retired and enjoy spending time with their grandchildren.

August 17, 2014 | | Weddings


Bring your family closer with the power of interior decorating

Gina Tentzeras and her husband Chris sit beside each other on the couch, facing twin TV sets on the credenza, their young son between them playing a puzzle game on his iPad. They've outfitted this family space in their Fort Lauderdale, Florida, home for a togetherness they enjoy passionately: video games.

August 17, 2014 | Deseret News | Life


Floyd-Lee

Jon and Connie Floyd and Michael and Lisa Strickland of Brooklet are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Bailey Ann Floyd, to John Jacob "J.J." Lee, son of Terry and Mary Lee of the Middleground Community.

August 17, 2014 | | Weddings


They're Back - Georgia Southern students return

And no, we're not talking about Poltergeist.

August 17, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Kathy Bradley - Bits and scraps and making nests

Why do we call it nesting? Why not denning or lairing? Why was the home of a bird, as opposed to that of a lion or fox or bear, turned into a verb?

August 17, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


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