DEAR ABBY: One Sunday, our two elderly dogs (14 and 15) were outside in the yard when a sudden rainstorm came up. One of the dogs ran inside, but the other, "Windom," didn't. We assumed he had taken refuge in the doghouse or under the porch. We live in a rural area and the dogs rarely leave the yard, so when Windom still hadn't come to the door a half-hour later, we began looking for him.
Dick Cavett said, "If your parents never had children, chances are you won't, either."
ATLANTA - Defense lawyers pleaded anew Wednesday for a judge to delay next month's murder trial of accused courthouse gunman Brian Nichols, saying they simply will not be prepared to go forward by then.
LONDON - A British police inquiry released Thursday concluded that the deaths of Princess Diana and her boyfriend in a 1997 Paris car crash were a ''tragic accident'' and that allegations of murder are unfounded.
BAGHDAD, Iraq - Sen. John McCain took his controversial proposal for curbing Iraq's sectarian violence to Baghdad on Thursday, calling for an additional 15,000 to 30,000 U.S. troops and joining a congressional delegation in telling Iraq's prime minister he must break his close ties with a radical Shiite cleric.
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ATHENS, Ga. - Gov. Sonny Perdue warned state lawmakers on Tuesday that Georgia's improving economy is not a license to boost spending or push through politically popular tax cuts.
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.
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.
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 ...
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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.
7 legged, freak of nature deer hit last month FOND DU LAC, Wis. - Rick Lisko hunts deer with a bow but found his most unusual one driving his truck. One day last month, Lisko found a young buck with nub antlers - and seven legs. Lisko said it also had both male and female reproductive organs. ''It was definitely a freak of nature,'' Lisko said. ''I guess it's a real rarity.'' ...
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.
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.
NEW YORK - The five power conferences of college sports want more flexibility in providing financial support to athletes.
ATLANTA - Auburn was the only school that didn't have anyone on last year's Associated Press All-Southeastern Conference team. Not surprising, since the Tigers failed to win a league game.
GREENSBORO, N.C. - The Atlantic Coast Conference's coaches have selected Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston as the league's player of the year and Duke's David Cutcliffe as the coach of the year.
It seems inevitable that Peyton Manning will shatter the 50-touchdown passing mark set by Tom Brady in 2007. He might even do it Thursday night.
This year's Claxton boys basketball squad features just three seniors and is missing a wealth of talent and experience from last season.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Falcons are giving rookies bigger roles, especially on defense, down the stretch of a lost season.
CONCORD, N.C. - The late Dale Earnhardt's famed No. 3 will be back on track in the elite Sprint Cup Series next season with Austin Dillon using the number.
FARGO, N.D. - Veteran players on North Dakota State's football team say news that coach Craig Bohl would be leaving for Wyoming after the playoffs was harder on their younger teammates who haven't grasped the commercial aspect of college athletics.
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Police are searching for a man who robbed a woman at gunpoint in her home Sunday evening.
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.