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For the Public Health by Anthony Parrillo, Ph.D., CHES

Asthma is a chronic lung condition, which means it lasts a long time – usually three months or more. Once someone has asthma, it won't just disappear. A person with asthma has difficulty breathing, due to narrowing of the air passages, mucous secretions, and inflammation of the airways. This results in reduced air flow that causes wheezing, coughing, and chest tightness. Asthma during childhood has a great impact on the growth and development of children and their families, and is a leading cause of chronic illness in children. In 2004, nearly nine million children nationwide under the age of 18 ...

February 04, 2008 | By ANTHONY PARRILLO, Ph.D., CHES | Lifestyles Columnists


Saudi couple divorced in absentia remain apart despite 2-year struggle

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Two years ago, a knock on Fatima and Mansour al-Timani's door shattered the life they had built together.

February 04, 2008 | By DONNA ABU-NASR Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Schumer says limiting stimulus to those who pay income tax is unfair

WASHINGTON - Any rebate included in an economic stimulus plan should include people who pay Social Security taxes, not just those who pay income taxes, a leading Democratic lawmaker said Sunday.

February 04, 2008 | By WILL LESTER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Health secretary sees continued divide on health care in 2008

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration's health agenda this year will consist largely of fending off Democratic lawmakers until a new president and Congress take charge.

February 04, 2008 | By KEVIN FREKING Associated Press Writer | Washington


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David Finch and Patricia Finch of Portal announce the engagement of their daughter, Autumn Starr Finch of Portal, to Matthew Jerrod Mallard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Math Mallard of Portal.

February 04, 2008 | | Wedding Planner


Quality of replacement plutonium triggers for aging nuclear warheads questioned

WASHINGTON - Resting atop the Trident II missile, the W88 warhead is among the mainstays of the country's submarine-based nuclear arsenal. For years, however, testing the warhead's components to ensure the weapon produces the intended blast instead of a fizzle has been complicated by a lack of replacement plutonium triggers.

February 04, 2008 | By H. JOSEF HEBERT Associated Press Writer | Washington


Voting blocs that made winners of Clinton, McCain may not be enough to win coming contests

WASHINGTON - The voting blocs that made winners of Hillary Rodham Clinton and John McCain in weekend presidential contests don't automatically spell victory for them in the contests next up.

February 04, 2008 | By ALAN FRAM Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Study looks at who gets abortions

NEW YORK - In American pop culture, the face of abortion is often a frightened teenager, nervously choosing to terminate an unexpected pregnancy. The numbers tell a far more complex story in which financial stress can play a pivotal role.

February 04, 2008 | By DAVID CRARY Associated Press Writer | National


Blackmon-Smith

Plans have been finalized for the wedding of Jill Stevens Blackmon and Paul Foy Smith.

February 04, 2008 | | Wedding Planner


Eagle football players honored at annual banquet

Georgia Southern University held its annual Football banquet Saturday night recognizing the seniors and award winners for the past 2007 season. A capacity crowd attended the banquet, which was held at the Russell Union Ballroom.

February 04, 2008 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Subfreezing temperatures chill much of the South a day after the region's unusual snowfall

ATLANTA - Freezing cold spread across the South and all the way to the Gulf Coast early Sunday, a day after the region got an unusual coating of snow.

February 04, 2008 | By DANIEL YEE Associated Press Writer | National


If the world embraces nuclear energy, where will the deadly waste go?

BEAUMONT-HAGUE, France - Thousands of canisters of highly radioactive waste from the world's most nuclear-energized nation lie, silent and deadly, beneath this jutting tip of Normandy. Above ground, cows graze and Atlantic waves crash into heather-covered hills.

February 04, 2008 | By ANGELA CHARLTON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Allstate agent earns service honor

Larry Allen of Statesboro was recently awarded the Agency Hands in the Community Award for his commitment to volunteering in the community. With this award comes a $500 grant from The Allstate Foundation for the Joseph's Home For Boys, where Allen volunteers and serves on the board of directors.

February 04, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Business


Obama's wife, Clinton's daughter attend same black church service

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Anyone looking to gauge the importance of blacks in the Democratic presidential primary next weekend only needed to visit one church service Sunday morning.

February 04, 2008 | By PAGE IVEY Associated Press Writer | Campaign 2008


Kathy Bradley - What it means to be married

For years now Daddy has struggled to keep unobstructed the spring that feeds the pond from which he pumps irrigation water. In the course of one night, beavers can build - and have built on several occasions - a formidable dam that nothing will bust loose save several hours of ax-wielding. Every winter he spends an afternoon or two, hunched against the wind, freeing the spring of its obstruction.

February 04, 2008 | By KATHY BRADLEY | Lifestyles Columnists


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Record 7 Kentucky Wildcats to declare for NBA draft

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A record seven players are leaving a mighty Kentucky team after a season that fell two wins short of a championship. They can look forward to a possible reunion in a couple of months at the NBA draft.

April 09, 2015 | By GARY B. GRAVES AP Sports Writer | Sports


Henley has stellar first day at Augusta

AUGUSTA – Dawgs are running wild in Augusta. Again.

April 09, 2015 | By VINCE JOHNSON Special to the Herald | Sports


Blacks blame shooting on police indifference to complaints

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. - The fatal shooting of an unarmed black man fleeing from a police officer has stirred outrage around the nation, but people in this South Carolina city aren't surprised, calling it inevitable in a police department they believe focuses on petty crimes and fails to keep its officers in check.

April 09, 2015 | By JEFFREY S. COLLINS and MICHAEL BIESECKER Associated Press | Associated Press


ArtsFest to move inside this year

Due to the possibility of inclement weather, Saturday's 33rd annual ArtsFest celebration has been moved from the traditional location of Sweetheart Circle to the Center for Art & Theatre/Visual Arts Building at Georgia Southern University.

April 09, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Local


Cult classic ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ closing Averitt performance season

How far will a nerd go to attract the attention of the girl he loves?

April 09, 2015 | | Local




Portal Panthers hold on for 6-3 win

It didn't take long for the Panthers offense to get going Wednesday afternoon against Savannah Country Day in a 6-3 victory.

April 08, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Region playoffs right around the corner

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April 08, 2015 | By HORACE HOLLOMAN hholloman@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Final day of practice complete for Masters, golfers fine tune

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April 08, 2015 | Vince Johnson Special to the Herald | Sports


Tsarnaev guilty on all charges in Boston Marathon bombing

BOSTON - Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted on all charges Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombing by a jury that will now decide whether the 21-year-old should be executed or shown mercy for what his lawyer says was a crime masterminded by his big brother.

April 08, 2015 | By DENISE LAVOI Associated Press | Associated Press


Video of South Carolina police shooting inflames debate

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. - The fatal shooting of a black man running from a white police officer inflamed the nation's debate over police use of force Wednesday, and the mayor and police chief of South Carolina's third-largest city said they were "sickened" by what a bystander's video revealed.

April 08, 2015 | | Local






Braves off to hot start

MIAMI - The Atlanta Braves scored seven runs in the first inning off Mat Latos and beat the Miami Marlins for the second day in a row to start the season, 12-2 on Tuesday night.

April 07, 2015 | By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Three things to know for the 2015 Masters

Whip up your famous pimento cheese, plant eye-poppingly colorful azaleas and trim your yard to precisely 3/8 of an inch. Pump in 98 of the world's best golfers and thousands of guests dressed in their finest springtime getup, and you'll be at Augusta National for the 2015 Masters.

April 07, 2015 | By VINCE JOHNSON Special to the Herald | Sports


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