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1 dead as powerful storm hits New Orleans area, dozens of homes and business damaged

NEW ORLEANS - A powerful storm and likely a tornado hit the New Orleans area early Tuesday, killing an elderly woman, injuring at least 16 other people, and damaging dozens of business and homes in a region still trying to recover from Hurricane Katrina.

February 28, 2007 | By KEVIN McGILL Associated Press Writer | Nation


Police say off-duty officer prevented larger killing spree in rampage at Utah shopping mall

SALT LAKE CITY - An off-duty police officer having an early Valentine's Day dinner with his wife was credited Tuesday with helping stop a rampage in a crowded shopping mall by an 18-year-old gunman who killed five people before he was cut down.

February 28, 2007 | By PAUL FOY Associated Press Writer | Nation


A mini, minor Y2K: Earlier daylight-saving time could foil computer calendars

For three weeks this March and April, Microsoft Corp. warns that users of its calendar programs ''should view any appointments ... as suspect until they communicate with all meeting invitees.''

February 28, 2007 | By BRIAN BERGSTEIN AP Technology Writer | Nation


Dear Abby 2/14

DEAR ABBY: I took my grandsons to see a movie. They were looking forward to our outing all week. As we stood in line to buy tickets, I realized I had only a $20 bill in my wallet.

February 28, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 2/14

DEAR DR. GOTT: Is it harmful for a person to consume candle wax? My 10-year-old granddaughter has flameless candles (no wick) in her bedroom that melt into liquid when placed on a candle warmer. I have seen her eat both the melted and unmelted wax.

February 28, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Bridge 2/14

John Donne wrote, "Hail, Bishop Valentine, whose day this is, / All the air is thy Diocese."

February 28, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Police Report - February 14

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.

February 28, 2007 | From staff reports | Crime Report


Making a change for the dollar

WASHINGTON - Maybe Susan B. Anthony and Sacagawea should not take public rejection personally. It's not easy overcoming people's indifference to dollar coins, even those honoring such historic figures.

February 27, 2007 | By WILL LESTER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Photos of Anna Nicole Smith in bed with Bahamas immigration minister revive scandal

NASSAU, Bahamas - Photographs of Anna Nicole Smith in bed embracing the Bahamian immigration minister who approved her application for permanent residency here revived a political scandal in the islands Monday.

February 27, 2007 | By MICHAEL MELIA Associated Press Writer | Nation


Investigator: Plane broke apart before crashing on Army post

SAVANNAH, Ga. - A small plane broke apart in the air and scattered wreckage over 1.5 miles when it crashed on Fort Stewart over the weekend, killing the pilot and his three passengers flying from Florida to South Carolina to buy a recreational vehicle.

February 27, 2007 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press Writer | Local


Complete list of winners at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards

Winners at Sunday's 49th Annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center in Los Angeles:

February 27, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


Georgia artists, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, snag Grammys

ATLANTA - Artists Gnarls Barkley and rappers T.I. and Ludacris were among the Georgia artists who won Grammys in Sunday night's awards show by the Recording Academy in Los Angeles.

February 27, 2007 | By DANIEL YEE Associated Press Writer | Local


Gregg Ponder joins Farmers & Merchants

Gregg Ponder has been named to the position of Assistant Vice President at Farmers and Merchants Bank. Rick Nessmith, President of FMB, explained that Ponder's official title will be Assistant Vice President-Loan Officer.

February 27, 2007 | From staff reports | Business


Astrograph 2/13

A number of changes, both socially and financially, could be in the offing in the year ahead. However, certain good friendships you've established will be helpful in ways you don't expect.

February 27, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Soldiers’ doubts weigh heavy on mission to lay foundation for Baghdad security plan

BAGHDAD, Iraq - Soldiers spearheading the increase in U.S. forces in Baghdad are papering car windows and storefronts with purple stickers listing telephone numbers and an e-mail address where Iraqis can send intelligence tips to help stop the violence.

February 27, 2007 | By RYAN LENZ Associated Press Writer | Nation


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5 common myths of divorce

You hear various types of divorce stories. Some divorces end amicably and some end dreadfully. Along with the stories come myths that are not necessarily true in all divorces. Each couple who has divorced or is in the process does not go through the same emotions.

November 21, 2014 | By MAYRA BITSKO Deseret News National | Hot topics


7 reasons why you never should have married him

The marriage decision is so momentous, it is amazing that it's left up to two people who are so overloaded with hormones and happiness that they can hardly be trusted to purchase a new pair of shoes, let alone decide who to spend the rest of their lives with.

November 21, 2014 | By KATIE NIELSEN Deseret News National | Hot topics


Kids rarely eat veggies from school lunch, study says

NEW YORK - Despite widespread availability of healthy school lunches, kids are saying "no" to more vegetables mandated by federal standards, a new study says.

November 21, 2014 | By TRACIE KNABE SNOWDER Deseret News National | Hot topics


The importance of a father figure’s example in a man’s life

When I was a kid, my father always used to take me to the model airplane track to see small prototypes tested. These prototypes were led by a guide, and were able to do takeoffs, stunts, flips and landings. While my father watched the show, my thoughts revolved around the importance of his presence beside me. Furthermore, the gentle manner in which he treated my mother was a great example to me of how I should treat her. His smile and his respectful and friendly demeanor were my model of how I should treat others. Whenever we made mistakes or ...

November 21, 2014 | By BRUNO MORISE SILVA Deseret News National | Hot topics


Amusement parks challenged by home entertainment

ORLANDO, Fla. - Your local fun zone, amusement center and theme park is facing an existential challenge these days.

November 21, 2014 | By TAMARA LUSH Associated Press | World




Bulloch County native still going strong at 102

At 102 years old, Tommie Burroughs has better vision than a good number of people in their 30s and 40s.

November 20, 2014 | By SANDRA BENNETT Special to the Herald | Local


Obama spurns GOP with expansive immigration orders

WASHINGTON - Spurning furious Republicans, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation and refocus enforcement efforts on "felons, not families."

November 20, 2014 | By JULIE PACE Associated Press | World


Florida woman latest to accuse Cosby of forced sex

BOCA RATON, Fla. - A Florida woman who came forward Thursday became the fourth in recent weeks to say Bill Cosby gave her pills that made her feel groggy then forced himself on her sexually.

November 20, 2014 | By MATT SEDENSKY Associated Press | World


Prosecutors dismiss 1975 murder charges against 3

CLEVELAND - A man convicted with his brother and his childhood friend of killing a businessman in 1975 said Thursday he's sorry his mother isn't alive to see that the three former death row inmates will soon walk free together because the only witness against them has recanted the damning testimony he gave as a 13-year-old.

November 20, 2014 | By MARK GILLISPIE Associated Press | World


Our View: A bad day for the city of Statesboro

Tuesday did not go well for the city of Statesboro.

November 20, 2014 | | Columnists/Editorials


Falcons face test against Gordon

FLOWERY BRANCH - Cornerback Desmond Trufant knows the Atlanta Falcons' secondary faces a major challenge as Josh Gordon returns this week for Cleveland.

November 20, 2014 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press | Atlanta Falcons


Lady Gators chomp Augusta Prep

Bulloch Academy's starting five were poetry in motion Thursday night against Augusta Prep in the third and final day of the ninth annual Lady Gator Classic preseason basketball tournament.

November 20, 2014 | By RAHN HUTCHESON Special to the Herald | Prep Sports 360


Tech D knows how to score

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech's defense knows the way to the end zone.

November 20, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Georgia Tech


Florida State shooter went from liked to troubled

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida State graduate Myron May seemed to change from a well-liked young attorney to would-be killer in a matter of months, stopped only by a fusillade of police bullets outside the library at his alma mater after he opened fire on students who dove between the stacks to escape.

November 20, 2014 | By GARY FINEOUT and BRENDAN FARRINGTON Associated Press | World


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