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U.S. breast cancer rates fall, perhaps because of declining hormone use

SAN ANTONIO - In a startling turnaround, breast cancer rates in the United States dropped dramatically in 2003, and experts said they believe it is because many women stopped taking hormone pills.

December 29, 2006 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Medical Writer | Nation


Running wounded

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Running back Warrick Dunn missed his second straight practice Thursday, but the Atlanta Falcons received some good news when rookie Jerious Norwood returned to the field.

December 29, 2006 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press Writer | Sports


Ask Dr. Gott 12/15

DEAR DR. GOTT: I had my left lung removed three years ago because of lung cancer. I spent 42 days in the hospital due to an infection of chest fluid, was discharged and was back in a week with pneumonia. After my final discharge, I had five weeks of radiation therapy, chest X-rays every six months and a CT scan every year since. I have had bone scans and MRIs. I had a complete heart work-up since two heart enzymes were slightly elevated, and heart specialists says my cardiovascular system is in fine shape. The only thing is my cholesterol ...

December 29, 2006 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Soundoff 12/15

Note: All comments published in Soundoff are the opinions of the anonymous callers and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Statesboro Herald. To leave your message of 30 seconds or less, call (912) 489-3733.

December 29, 2006 | From staff reports | Soundoff


Astrograph 12/15

Because you will place the needs of those you love above your own comforts, you will be strongly motivated to do what you can for them in the year ahead. It'll draw you closer together in ways you can't buy.

December 29, 2006 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Odds & Ends 12/15

7 legged, freak of nature deer hit last month

December 29, 2006 | The Associated Press | Coffee Break


Democratic senator in critical condition, raising questions of Senate control

WASHINGTON - Democratic Sen. Tim Johnson lay in critical condition but was described as recovering Thursday after emergency overnight surgery to repair bleeding inside his brain. His illness raised questions over whether the Democrats would hold their newly won control of the Senate.

December 29, 2006 | By MARY CLARE JALONICK and TOM RAUM Associated Press Writers | Nation


Striggles, Wiegand win 5th annual Jingle Bell Reindeer Run

Sylvania's Orinthal Striggles and Statesboro's Kathy Wiegand were the overall male and female winners of the 5th annual Jingle Bell Reindeer 5K Run recently.

December 29, 2006 | From staff reports | Sports


Odds & Ends 12/14

Teen is clocked driving 142 mph. while trying to avoid angering parents

December 28, 2006 | The Associated Press | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 12/14

DEAR DR. GOTT: My mother-in-law suffers from Alzheimer's disease. I am her primary caregiver. That's 24 hours a day, seven days a week. She no longer recognizes her family and friends. She can't dress or bathe herself. All she does all day long is sit in front of the television. She can still walk and talk, but it's constantly rambling words. I have heard that people go through different stages with this disease, and eventually go back to their childhood years. She talks about her mom and dad all the time. They have been deceased for ...

December 28, 2006 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 12/14

DEAR ABBY: Not long ago you wrote a column that mentioned funny names that match people's occupations. I am submitting two more: Prior to our wedding, my husband and I had the state-required blood tests. They were administered by a Dr. Fix. (We later read that Dr. Fix was caught giving himself one, and was arrested on drug charges.) The minister who married us was aptly named Dr. Comfort. - ANN B., ARCHER, FLA.

December 28, 2006 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Bridge 12/14

TV critic Harriet van Horne wrote, "There are days when any electrical appliance in the house, including the vacuum cleaner, offers more entertainment than the TV set."

December 28, 2006 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Soundoff 12/14

Note: All comments published in Soundoff are the opinions of the anonymous callers and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Statesboro Herald. To leave your message of 30 seconds or less, call (912) 489-3733.

December 28, 2006 | From staff reports | Soundoff


Astrograph 12/14

The year ahead may hold a great deal of accelerated activity and travel. Although you may not go anyplace of great distance or import, you'll do quite a bit of running around and have lots of fun adventures in the process.

December 28, 2006 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Bill Shipp – How Sonny saves the South

I felt weak, sweaty and restless. My throat was sore. I coughed. The medication made me tense. I slept fitfully. When I finally dozed off, the phone rang.

December 28, 2006 | | Columnists


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A 'Band Blast' at Southeast Bulloch

Seven high school marching bands from around southeast Georgia will be at Southeast Bulloch High School Saturday for the inaugural "Band Blast."

September 23, 2014 | By ROGER ALLEN Special to the Herald | Local


BA looking to stay fresh despite 11 game slate

The Bulloch Academy Gators already have five games in the books, but more than half of their schedule is still in front of them.

September 23, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Georgia begins run of 7 SEC games with Tennessee

ATHENS - Coming off a game that was little more than a glorified scrimmage, Georgia is getting serious again.

September 23, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | UGA


What's next for Braves in GM search?

ATLANTA - For the first time in nearly a quarter-century, the Atlanta Braves are searching for a general manager.

September 23, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Outdoor Life: Rule No. 1 is safety first

The fall hunting season is rolling along with squirrel, dove and archery deer hunting seasons already in full swing and firearms season for deer just around the corner.

September 23, 2014 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Ryder Cup: an uneven ledger in Europe's favor

GLENEAGLES, Scotland - Paul McGinley is not trying to reinvent the wheel at the Ryder Cup. He just wants to keep Europe rolling.

September 23, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Woman dies in I-16 wreck

A Sandersville woman was killed in a single-vehicle accident Monday on Interstate 16.

September 23, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Luke Bryan Farm Tour to aid in scholarships

Georgia Southern University alumnus and famed country singer Luke Bryan will visit the region during his annual Farm Tour at Perry Field on Wednesday, Oct. 8, near Claxton. A portion of the proceeds from the tour will provide scholarships for Georgia Southern students.

September 23, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local




Districts in Florida, Georgia split school prize

ORLANDO, Fla. - In a first for the largest education award given to public schools nationwide, jurors decided to split the $1 million Broad Prize between two urban districts - a past winner with an established record in Georgia and an up-and-coming district showing recent gains in Florida.

September 22, 2014 | By MIKE SCHNEIDER Associated Press | Local


Prosecutor: 800 rounds found in intruder case

WASHINGTON - Investigators found more than 800 rounds of ammunition, a machete and two hatchets in the car of the former soldier accused of scaling the White House fence and sprinting inside while carrying a knife, a federal prosecutor said Monday. President Barack Obama was "obviously concerned" about the weekend incident, a spokesman said.

September 22, 2014 | By PETE YOST and ALICIA A. CALDWELL Associated Press | Nation


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Jim Hull: Retail future is promising in Statesboro

The owners of the Statesboro Mall and three Statesboro shopping centers, Jim Hull and Barry Storey, have announced the formation of two new entities, Hull Property Group and BLS Holdings Group LL, with the goal of allowing each individual the opportunity to pursue specialized interests.

September 22, 2014 | | Business


Sisolak preps BA for postseason

The Bulloch Academy Lady Gators have seen a long run of excellence on the softball diamond. Unsurprisingly, each year seems to bring about a new group of veteran leaders who lead the team through a tough region slate and on into the postseason.

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


Wren out as Braves GM

ATLANTA - For nearly a quarter-century, the Atlanta Braves have been all about stability.

September 22, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Ravens owner responds to accusations

OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti criticized a report that suggests he and other team officials tried to persuade the NFL to be lenient on Ray Rice after the running back was arrested for knocking out his then-fiancee in an Atlantic City elevator.

September 22, 2014 | By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer | Sports


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