DEAR DR. GOTT: In the newspaper there was an article about Mexican treats containing extremely high levels of lead making their way across the border into our stores. It named the many serious problems caused by exposure to lead at these levels. Why is it that these products are allowed in our stores? Where is the Food and Drug Administration?
DEAR ABBY: When I go to parties or functions, I often hear subtle or direct gay-bashing. The source is never married people. Married people talk about their kids. No, it is usually single men, often ones who are ex-jocks.
For the first time in a dozen years, Democrats hold a majority of the nation's governorships after taking 20 of 36 races across all regions, including victories in states - such as Ohio, Pennsylvania and Colorado - that will be crucial to the 2008 presidential race.
CHICAGO - Some parents are writing their college-age kids' resumes. Others are acting as their children's ''representatives,'' hounding college career counselors, showing up at job fairs and sometimes going as far as calling employers to ask why their son or daughter didn't get a job.
Banning abortion and gay marriage, boosting minimum wages and tobacco taxes, and legalizing marijuana were among the options Tuesday as voters in many states considered ballot measures addressing an array of the nation's most divisive social issues.
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ATLANTA - The more Tashard Choice runs, the more Georgia Tech wins - and the more lobbying power the junior earns with coach Chan Gailey.
WASHINGTON - Resurgent Democrats won control of the House and challenged the Republicans' grip on the Senate in midterm elections early Wednesday, riding a powerful wave of public anger over the war in Iraq and scandal at home. "Mr. President, we need a new direction in Iraq," said House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, celebrating her party's return to power - and her own ascension as first female speaker in history.
ATHENS - Matthew Stafford has a nasty gash across the bridge of his nose and another cut on his forehead, which sort of sums up the way things have gone for Georgia's freshman quarterback.
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BAGHDAD, Iraq - The Interior Ministry said Tuesday that it had brought the first-ever charges of torture against members of the Iraqi police, who are accused of close ties to the Shiite death squads whose daily abductions and killings fuel the sectarian violence convulsing the country.
Auction Bridge Magazine was first published in May 1926. "Auction" was dropped three years later, and Bridge Magazine is still published monthly in London. It aims at tournament players, but has instructive articles and quizzes with vouchers as prizes.
WASHINGTON - Democrats challenged Republicans for control of Congress for President Bush's final two years in office Tuesday in elections shadowed by war in Iraq and scandal at home. Thirty-six states elected governors, from Maine to California.
The year ahead could produce a variety of interests that will stimulate your senses both intellectually and artistically. It will enable you to see things in ways that'll better help you put everything in your life together.
DEAR DR. GOTT: You mentioned gangrene of the bowel in your column. I had never heard of this until recently. A friend of mine had a colonoscopy last September and had no problems detected. However, in November, she had a severe pain on a Sunday night, was sent to the emergency room of the hospital and had her colon removed the next day. Gangrene had started to occur. Up to this point, she had never ...
Having dropped four out of five, including three of four on the road, the Georgia Southern Eagles needed a win. It wasn't pretty, but they got it. Jelani Hewitt scored 26 points, Angel Matias matched his career high with 10 points and added nine rebounds, and the Eagles knocked off Brewton-Parker 75-66 on Wednesday in Hanner Fieldhouse. "Sometimes it's better to lose than to get a win like this," ...
The Georgia Southern Eagles have plenty of confidence heading into the NCAA volleyball tournament, and why shouldn't they? The Eagles (28-5) won regular season tournaments at Ole Miss, South Alabama and a pair at home in Hanner Fieldhouse, and also won the Southern Conference tournament on Nov. 24, in Greenville, S.C. They face ACC champion and 16th-ranked Florida State (24-7) today at 5 p.m., in Gainesville, Fla., to open their first trip ...
FLOWERY BRANCH - Steven Jackson said Wednesday running the ball in the NFL requires patience and commitment. Patience can be a difficult trait for a team like the Atlanta Falcons (3-9), who are tied for the NFC's worst record as they prepare for Sunday's game at Green Bay. That's why Jackson applauded the team's commitment to the run in last weeks' 34-31 overtime win over the Bills. Jackson ran for ...
COLUMBIA, Mo. - Gary Pinkel was in no mood for holiday cheer a year ago. Missouri had just gone a dispiriting 5-7 in its SEC debut season, the program's first losing record since 2004. "I love Christmas music," Pinkel recalled. "But I'll tell you, we're not going to a bowl, I didn't listen to any Christmas music. I didn't want to feel good." There has been no sophomore slump ...
PITTSBURGH - Here's another adjective Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin can call his ill-timed two-step onto the field last Thursday night against Baltimore. <p style="color: #333333; font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 12.727272033691406px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; ...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Panthers coach Ron Rivera sees one potential flaw with his team's stellar defensive play so far this season. <p style="color: #333333; font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 12.727272033691406px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: ...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida State's Jameis Winston has dissected defenses all season. <p style="color: #333333; font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 12.727272033691406px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 15px; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: ...
If you are bored on Friday evening, you only have yourself to blame.
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Bulloch Academy opened its regular-season Tuesday night with 20-point wins over David Emanuel Academy.
Statesboro has high hopes for this season, but finds itself dealing with an early hiccup.
MT. VERNON - The Portal Lady Panthers had to fight off a furious fourth-quarter comeback in their season opener but held on to beat Montgomery County 41-40 on Tuesday.
BROOKLET - Jasmine Roberts needed only three points on Tuesday to cross over the threshold of 1,000 in her career, and she took care of that early.
PEMBROKE - The National Football League's rejection of a Super Bowl advertisement by Black Creek-based Daniel Defense has generated quite a stir.
ATLANTA - Second baseman Elliot Johnson, third baseman Paul Janish and right-hander Cristhian Martinez became free agents when the Atlanta Braves failed to offer 2014 contracts on Monday night.