DEAR ABBY: My nephew, "Vincent," is 16 and has had problems with obsessive handwashing for years. I have enough professional experience to strongly suspect that he suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
John Keats wrote, "Don't be discouraged by a failure. It can be a positive experience. Failure is, in a sense, the highway to success, inasmuch as every discovery of what is false leads us to seek earnestly after what is true, and every fresh experience points out some form of error which we shall afterwards carefully avoid."
BAGHDAD, Iraq - Baghdad's streets were electric with tension Wednesday as U.S. officials confirmed the new security operation was under way. U.S. armor rushed through streets, and Iraqi armored personnel carriers guarded bridges and major intersections.
ROME - They died young and, by the looks of it, in love.
The numbers behind an international child pornography bust Wednesday were themselves disturbing: Nearly 2,400 suspects from 77 countries allegedly paid to view videos depicting sexual abuse online. But the nature of Internet traffic makes it sadly unsurprising that people would figure they could hide so much hideous material.
DEAR DR. GOTT: In early 1997, my enlarged prostate was removed. My PSA was barely detectable in 2001, but in late 2003 it was 0.5, and in early 2005 it was 1.4. Our local radiation oncologist recommended immediate radiation treatments, saying his cure rate indicated 35 percent to 50 percent odds of a cure in my case with less than 5 percent permanent side effects. I consulted an oncology-urology team at Hershey Medical Center and was informed the cure rate was 20 percent with possible side effects of colon damage, incontinence, etc. Whom do I believe? Hormone therapy ...
DEAR ABBY: May I respond to the assertion that letting the 6-year-old drive a golf cart is unsafe (Dec. 31)? Six-year-olds routinely drive go-carts, motorcycles and the like recreationally. Most competitive leagues have divisions especially for them (peewee leagues). As long as they have the proper protective gear, this is in no way child endangerment.
Most of the endeavors you originate or direct have a better-than-average chance for achieving success. However, should you feel a need to partner with someone, be very selective of whom you choose.
Albert Schweitzer said, "An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while a pessimist sees only the red stoplight. ... The truly wise person is colorblind."
BAGHDAD, Iraq - A U.S. Marine transport helicopter crashed in flames Wednesday in a field northwest of Baghdad, killing all seven people aboard, the U.S. military said. It was the fifth U.S. aircraft lost in less than three weeks and the latest sign of growing problems with aviation in Iraq.
Josh Ward, a Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jacket football standout, has signed on to play outside linebacker for Shorter College.
Morgan Jones, a senior at Southeast Bulloch, signed a national letter of intent with Presbyterian College to play women's soccer Tuesday. Presbyterian, which just joined the Big South Conference, will play Division I soccer for the first time this year.
ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Teachers and administrators at Central Elementary School knew they had a problem with F.H., a 12-year-old who had been accused of going into a bathroom stall and sexually assaulting a first-grade boy.
John Knox and Justin Houston, both seniors at Statesboro High, officialy signed their letters of intent to play football for the University of Georgia on Wednesday.
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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Barry Bonds certainly thinks he's worthy of election to the Hall of Fame.
NASCAR would be hard-pressed to find many fans who don't prefer the drama and intrigue of the new, knockout qualifying format over the old system of single-car runs.
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Brandon Beachy became the second straight Atlanta starting pitcher to leave early because of an arm problem, exiting the Braves' 8-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday because of tightness around his right elbow.
SANTA ANA, Calif. - Beau did it.
Georgia Southern's current seven-game winning streak is a good reason to be confident.
DORAL, Fla. - The road to the Masters is just getting started, and already two players have combined to win five times on the PGA Tour.
PRETORIA, South Africa - Hunched over, vomiting into a bucket by his feet and retching loudly, Oscar Pistorius was vividly reminded at his murder trial Monday of the gruesome injuries he inflicted on his girlfriend when a pathologist described how the Olympian fatally shot her multiple times with bullets designed to cause maximum damage.
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. Arrest photos are available for viewing at statesboroherald.com/arrests/
SAVANNAH - Running his first race for Congress, Eugene Yu found a generous supporter in his friend and fellow Augusta businessman Wayne B. Brown. Last summer and fall, Brown and his company gave the Republican candidate $54,500 for his campaign.
No foul play is suspected in the Jan. 11 disappearance of a Candler County woman, but law enforcement officers are still seeking answers as to Anya Johnson's whereabouts.
A familiar face around town and somewhat of a celebrity, Dal Cannady spends his time telling the stories of others. But this story is about him. Rather, what he spent a week doing.
Even though the Statesboro-Bulloch Chamber of Commerce and the Development Authority of Bulloch County are separate entities, they share a similar mission of being both an advocate and a catalyst for the business community.
Several Georgia Southern University students in recent years have become entrepreneurs while working their way through school. One started a bus service. Another took over a school supply store. Add organizing poker games to the list of student-run enterprises.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Rescue helicopters and ships searching for a Malaysia Airlines jet rushed Monday to investigate a yellow object that looked like a life raft. It turned out to be moss-covered trash floating in the ocean, once again dashing hopes after more than two days of fruitless search for the plane that disappeared en route to Beijing with 239 people on board.