DEAR ABBY: I am a 14-year-old girl with a big problem. My family consists of my mother, father, older brother, "Jared" (age 19), and younger brother, "Jonas" (age 11). So what's the problem? I have just learned there was another brother!
DEAR DR. GOTT: I'm not completely satisfied with my current internist and would like to establish myself with another doctor. Aside from checking with my friends and the doctors they're established with, please advise me on the best procedure for finding a new doctor and the correct protocol for the first visit. For example, should I let my new doctor know I was not satisfied with my previous doctor (no names), list the reasons why, etc.? What should I expect, if anything, on a first visit, aside from discussing current health concerns?
A convicted murderer was about to be executed by a firing squad. When asked if he had a last request, he replied, "Why, yes -- a bulletproof vest."
Be alert for opportunities that may come from that which you produced in the past, including some of the same people who were involved. What was once so successful for you can be so again.
One of the greatest assets you'll have is an awareness of how the picture in life can quickly change. Having this complete understanding gives you a sense of timing for taking action that leads to success.
CAREY, Ohio - At the end of a long block of flooded homes, Mike Watkins used a generator to try to pump 4 feet of water out of his mother's basement. But he was clearly in a losing battle.
BLACKSBURG, Va. - Virginia Tech's internal review of the campus massacre recommended Wednesday more monitoring of troubled students, classroom locks and other security measures.
Cicero, who died in 43 B.C., said, "When you wish to instruct, be brief; then men's minds take in quickly what you say, learn its lesson, and retain it faithfully. Every word that is unnecessary only pours over the side of a brimming mind."
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.
TECOLUTLA, Mexico - Hurricane Dean struck the Mexican mainland Wednesday for a second time after battering oil platforms in the Gulf and forcing thousands to flee.
HUNTINGTON, Utah - Coal mine boss Bob Murray said Wednesday he is hurt by critics who say he ran an unsafe mine and wasn't doing enough to find six missing miners trapped deep underground. He also said he emotionally ''came apart'' after a second cave-in killed three rescuers.
BAGHDAD - A Black Hawk helicopter went down Wednesday in northern Iraq, killing all 14 U.S. soldiers aboard, the military said, the deadliest crash since January 2005.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - President Bush, scrambling to show he has not abandoned Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, offered a fresh endorsement on Wednesday.
DEAR ABBY: I am a 40-something-year-old woman, single for four years, moving on with my life after the dissolution of a 24-year marriage. I am told I'm pretty. I'm in good shape, exercise regularly and take care of myself. Young men often hit on me.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I am writing to you because I need help. I'm so upset I can hardly write.
WASHINGTON - After a dismal winter, the U.S. economy sprang back to life in the April-June quarter, growing at a fast 4 percent annual rate on the strength of higher consumer and business spending.
Statesboro Christian Bookstore will close for the last time Saturday.
LOS ANGELES - Tommy La Stella put together his second straight three-hit game and fourth since making his major league debut in late May. Freddie Freeman broke out of his slump, too. Their offense just wasn't enough to keep Atlanta's winning streak going.
Linda L. Deschaine
FLOWERY BRANCH - Matt Ryan is expanding his leadership role to include teaching young players and other newcomers in his seventh training camp with the Falcons.
AKRON, Ohio - The landmark at Firestone Country Club is among the most popular in America, a massive water tower in the shape of a golf ball on a tee.
PORTAL - No matter the expectations, the preseason preparations rarely change for the Portal Panthers.
Two down, one big one to go.
DALTON - The challenges presented by an influx of unaccompanied children and youths from Central America streaming across the southern border into the United States have reached Dalton.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - A 9-year-old girl who was struck by a plane that crash-landed on a beach while she vacationed with her family has died from her injuries, law enforcement officials in Florida said Tuesday.
If I ever write a book I'll call it "Truths, Half Truths and Downright Lies," mainly because I can't remember which category all my little adventures fall under.
A family of seven escaped a fire early Monday morning caused by food left cooking, Evans County Fire Chief Andy Sikes said.
Dr. Shawn Williams has been named the medical director of Willingway, the addiction recovery center announced Tuesday.
Georgia Southern University President Dr. Brooks A. Keel recently announced that the university will double-match funds for the needs-based Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen, or REACH, Scholarship program.
Metter police seek the public's help in identifying a man they say robbed a hotel Sunday afternoon near Interstate 16.