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Maine troop greeters ready to salute 500,000th servicemember

BANGOR, Maine - Whenever they're called, whatever the hour, they respond. They head to the military's easternmost U.S. way station and deliver aid to troops headed to and from war zones.

August 03, 2007 | By GLENN ADAMS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Hummus in the school cafeteria? Vendors pitch healthier foods for kids, an uphill struggle

CHICAGO - Mark Smith is convinced he can turn a generation of junk-food eaters into die-hard devotees of what he calls ''the salsa of this decade.''

August 03, 2007 | By ASHLEY M. HEHER AP Business Writer | Nation


Tests find asbestos in settled dust but not in air after steam blast rips through NYC street

NEW YORK - A massive geyser of steam and debris that erupted through a midtown Manhattan street left asbestos in the dust that settled, but city officials said Thursday that tests indicated the air was safe.

August 03, 2007 | By ADAM GOLDMAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Russia expels 4 British diplomats in dispute with London over Litvinenko case

MOSCOW - Russia said Thursday it will expel four British diplomats and suspend counterterrorism cooperation with London, the latest move in a mounting confrontation over the radiation poisoning death of former KGB officer Alexander Litvinenko.

August 03, 2007 | By STEVE GUTTERMAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


Police Report - July 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.

August 03, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Braves rebound, blast Redbirds

ATLANTA - Andruw Jones homered and drove in three runs to back seven strong innings by Tim Hudson, and the Atlanta Braves ended a three-game skid with a 10-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday night.

August 03, 2007 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press Writer | Sports


Vick's troubles suspend release of Nike product

ATLANTA - Michael Vick's legal troubles prompted Nike on Thursday to suspend the release of its latest product line named after the Atlanta Falcons quarterback.

August 03, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Bridge 7/20

The president of the World Bridge Federation, Jose Damiani, and Pakistani bridge expert Zia Mahmood attended the last few days of the Peek Freans 14th Asia & Middle East Bridge Championships in Karachi, Pakistan, two months ago. Their journey was primarily to dedicate a new school built in the area devastated by earthquakes two years ago. They had raised the money, aided by donations from bridge players around the world.

August 03, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


AP EXCLUSIVE: Rowling bids her boy wizard goodbye with ’Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’

EDINBURGH, Scotland - Harry Potter's life hangs in the balance. Millions of fans are holding their breath. Meanwhile, his creator is baking a cake - and keeping her secret.

August 03, 2007 | By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Astrograph 7/20

A sudden advancement in your chosen field of endeavor could come about quite unexpectedly for you. Your good luck could come through some unforeseen changes in circumstances that take place.

August 03, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 7/20

DEAR ABBY: I have read your column for the better part of 20 years and always enjoyed it, even if I didn't always agree with your advice. The fact that it makes us think is what makes it so enjoyable.

August 03, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 7/20

DEAR DR. GOTT: In Florida, we call health care "concierge doctoring." As senior citizens, $1,500 to $1,600 a year for each of us is horrendous. We are barely getting through the month. I had knee surgery this past May. The operating doctor, whom I respect and like, could not visit me in the hospital or in the so-called rehab, which was a lice-infested nursing home. He did nothing. My internist forgot to make arrangements for my stress test. He also did not visit me in the hospital. He had a dental procedure done, and, by the way, the ...

August 03, 2007 | By Dr. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Garcia takes early lead at British

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland - Sergio Garcia went from sobs to smiles, from his worst score as a professional to his best start ever in a major championship. Thursday at the British Open was quite a turnaround for him and Carnoustie, too.

August 03, 2007 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Ask Dr. Gott 7/19

DEAR DR. GOTT: I have night sweats. The doctors haven't a clue as to why, so I'm running it past you. I'm 79 years old. I'm told my blood panel is normal, and I've taken a tuberculosis test that was OK. Now what? I change my pajama tops about three times a night. It's so frustrating, and the problem has been going on now for about three years. Do you have any answers?

August 02, 2007 | By Dr. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Last-place Reds sweep Braves in 15 innings

ATLANTA - Brandon Phillips was happy when he thought he was getting a day off, and ready when the Cincinnati Reds needed him the most.

August 02, 2007 | | Sports


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Hawks fire first shot in playoff series

INDIANAPOLIS - Jeff Teague scored a playoff career-high 28 points and Paul Millsap added 25 as eighth-seeded Atlanta rolled past top-seeded Indiana 101-93 on Saturday night, taking a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.

April 19, 2014 | By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer | Sports


Donald fires 66, takes lead at RBC Heritage

HILTON HEAD ISLAND - Luke Donald believes he's got the right game on the right course - and is ready to make up for so many near-misses at the RBC Heritage.

April 19, 2014 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Group works to preserve Revolutionary War site

SYLVANIA - More than two centuries after a daring British surprise attack routed American forces at Brier Creek, new efforts are underway to preserve one of Georgia's least explored Revolutionary War sites.

April 19, 2014 | By ROB PAVEY The Augusta Chronicle | Local


Senate hopefuls take on issues in debate

GROVETOWN, Ga. - Georgia's top Republican Senate hopefuls are scrambling to prove who'd be the most conservative opponent to take on Democratic favorite Michelle Nunn in a race that will help determine which party controls the Senate for the final two years of President Barack Obama's term.

April 19, 2014 | By BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


Local VFW post struggling

Statesboro's VFW post has an aging membership, including World War II and Korean War veterans now in their 80s and 90s. Its leaders, several of whom pull double duty just to fill the slate of 12 officers, say the post will fold this year unless it can recruit younger veterans.

April 19, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local


4 French journalists held hostage in Syria freed

PARIS - Four French journalists held hostage in Syria for 10 months have been released, officials said Saturday, the latest batch of reporters to be freed in what has become the world's deadliest conflict for the media.

April 19, 2014 | By DIAA HADID and ELAINE GANLEY Associated Press | World


Everest avalanche a reminder of risks Sherpas face

KATMANDU, Nepal - The rescuers moved quickly, just minutes after the first block of ice tore loose from Mount Everest and started an avalanche that roared down the mountain, ripping through teams of guides hauling gear.

April 19, 2014 | By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA & TIM SULLIVAN Associated Press | World


Boston prepares for huge wave of marathon visitors

BOSTON - With an expanded field of runners and the memory of last year's bombings elevating interest in one of the world's great races, the 2014 Boston Marathon could bring an unprecedented wave of visitors and an influx of tourism dollars to the area.

April 19, 2014 | By PHILIP MARCELO Associated Press | World


Delay won't quell 2014 wrangling over Keystone XL

WASHINGTON - Democrats sweating this year's elections may be hoping that the Obama administration's latest delay to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline takes a politically fraught issue off the table for the midterms.

April 19, 2014 | By JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press | World




Harang pulled with no-hitter, Braves beat Mets 6-0

NEW YORK - Aaron Harang threw no-hit ball for seven innings but was pulled after 121 pitches, and reliever Luis Avilan gave up David Wright's two-out single in the eighth as the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 6-0 Friday night.

April 18, 2014 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Blue Devils sweep region meet

On a gloomy day at Cross Creek High School in Augusta, Statesboro's track and field squads held off Mother Nature and the rest of Region 3-AAAA with region championships for both the girls -who secured their sixth consecutive region crown - and the boys.

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


Choi leads rainy day at Heritage

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - K.J. Choi's early tee time and quick start moved him to the top of the rain-delayed RBC Heritage on Friday.

April 18, 2014 | By PETE IACOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Statesboro welcomes 14 teams to GSU course

Statesboro's golf squads will wrap up their regular seasons today as they host the Blue Devil Classic at the Georgia Southern University Golf Course at Noon.

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


No bigger playoff underdog than the sub-.500 Hawks

ATLANTA - There's no bigger long shot in the NBA playoffs than the Atlanta Hawks.

April 18, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


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