DEAR DR. GOTT: I recently read about the 54-year-old person who was taking Zocor, and who complained to his doctor he was having muscle weakness. Well, I had been taking Zocor for two years, and a year ago my doctor changed me to lovastatin. For three months, I complained to my doctor of severe cramps, and sizzling in both legs and hands. I could hardly walk and couldn't go upstairs. I wasn't able to exercise and had pain across my lower back, into the hip area.
Your ambitious goals and desires look far more promising than they have for quite some time. The aspects indicate that you can be fortunate in finding new channels for advancing your aspirations.
DEAR ABBY: I was so glad to see the letter from "Irritated in Missouri" (Feb. 11), referring to people calling each other "retarded." I have a son with Down syndrome who is my absolute joy, and it breaks my heart to hear people use his disability as a derogatory insult. My son is my hero, and I am proud to be his mother. I cannot say his name without smiling.
PHILADELPHIA - Next time Edgar Renteria squares to bunt against the Philadelphia Phillies, the pitcher might try to hit his bat.
The Claxton track teams swept a four-team meet Monday at Southeast Bulloch. The Tigers scored 106 points to SEB's 97, Calvary Day's 16 and Savannah Country Day's 14. The Lady Tigers won with a score of 108 to SEB's 95, Calvary's 20 and Country Day's 18. Here's how the Yellow Jackets finished in the meet:
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Your partner has opened with one of a major. You have at least four-card support, game values and a singleton. You are just about to make a splinter bid, when your right-hand opponent overcalls in your singleton suit. What do you do now?
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Georgia Southern's offense exploded while the pitching staff came through in the clutch as the Eagles defeated UNC Greensboro 9-2 Sunday afternoon. The Eagles snapped a seven-game losing streak, their longest since 1999, improving to 17-16 overall and 1-5 in the Southern Conference.
John E. Martin, Sr., M.D., F.A.C.S. has joined the Executive Board of the Ogeechee Tech Foundation, Inc. In making the announcement, Dawn Cartee, OTC president, expressed her excitement in having someone with Dr. Martin's credentials and experience join the Board.
BROOKLET - 12 teams met at Southeast Bulloch High School to compete in the fourth annual Plankenhorn Invitational track meet on Saturday, and the Claxton girls and Jenkins County boys took home first place trophies. The SEB Yellow Jackets came in second in both the men's and women's categories.
Matt Simons and Walker Blitch combined to pitch a complete game for Bulloch Academy in a 13-0 win Saturday.
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.
Mill Creek Regional Park was filled with pink and blue balloons, music and walkers who had gathered to raise money for the March of Dimes Saturday.
DEAR DR. GOTT: Although I'm basically in good health as I near 63, I have a problem that is quite common. It's called white-coat syndrome, or white-coat hypertension. Of course, I believe there is no health risk with this psychological problem, but after losing my job over a year ago and also losing my marketable skills to computers, I lost out on two decent jobs that required physicals -- all due to high blood-pressure readings.
MINNEAPOLIS - Six Muslim men removed from a plane last fall after being accused of suspicious behavior are suing not only the airline but the passengers who complained - a move some fear could discourage travelers from speaking up when they see something unusual.
PORTAL - The Portal Panthers dug themselves a 15-4 deficit early in their game against Treutlen Tuesday night, then showed exactly why they're defending state semifinalists in Class A.
Curtis Baptist senior forward Jawan Rouse pushed in a short jumper at the buzzer to give the Crusaders a 52-51 victory over Bulloch Academy Tuesday night.
SAVANNAH - The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets got into the win column in convincing fashion on Tuesday, beating Islands 69-51 on the road.
Almost once a game, an NFL player absorbs an illegal blow to the head or neck that could put his career - or worse - at risk.
I am currently going through one of those inevitable life cycle changes and it is quite fascinating in some respects.
SAVANNAH - Bulloch Academy claimed the state runner-up trophy Saturday in the inaugural Georgia Independent School Association Clay Target Sports state championship at the Forest City Gun Club in Savannah.
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. - Wanting to return among the elite in golf, Graeme McDowell mapped out a plan last fall. He figured out how many ranking points he would need to get back into the top five in the world.
ATLANTA - When the ballpark named after Ted Turner is demolished in four years, the media mogul hopes the city of Atlanta will convert the vacant area into green space. The Atlanta Braves announced last month that in 2017, they will move out of Turner Field and into a new 42,000-seat, $672 million stadium complex in Cobb County. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed ...
FLOWERY BRANCH - Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter isn't saying much about his recent interview with Boise State. Koetter confirmed on Tuesday that he met with Boise State officials, but declined to elaborate. "All I can tell you is the same thing (Falcons head coach Mike Smith) told you yesterday," Koetter said. "I did ...
Six juveniles, ranging in age from 9 to 14 years old, were arrested in connection with a burglary and vehicle break-in, police said.
Five women, four from Statesboro, pleaded guilty last week in federal court for their involvement in a stolen identify tax fraud scheme, U.S. Attorney Edward J. Tarver announced Tuesday in a news release.
Gloria Sue Lane
The Mark Byington era at Georgia Southern is off to an interesting start.