Censorship by religious authority, parallel universes, and the kidnapping of children for experiments are not familiar themes in children's literature. However, these topics and others like them become commonplace in the brilliant science fiction series by Philip Pullman. Dark yet humorous, action-packed yet intelligent, "The Golden Compass," the first book in the series, is a book for children, teens, and their parents alike.
DEAR DR. GOTT: This is an unusual question but one that I have to have an answer to as soon as possible. It has come to my attention recently that my daughter-in-law allows her dogs to lick my grandson on the mouth. When I saw this, I made a comment that this practice couldn't be very healthy, and she reacted very strongly, saying "A dog's mouth is cleaner than a human's." I went home and did some research on the computer, but when I suggested she go to the Web site with information on this subject, she ...
Curtis and Alona Moseley of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Kaitlyn Marie, to Paul Christopher Kurz, son of Chris and Rita Kurz of Fairhope, Ala.
James Gwinett of Statesboro announces the engagement of his daughter, Katie Gwinett of Statesboro, to Steven Dover, son of Karen and Scotty Dover.
The dealer on your right opens with one of a suit and you immediately overcall two of that suit. What are you showing?
TALLIL AIR BASE, Iraq - The top U.S. commander in Iraq predicted Friday that some of the extra troops President Bush is sending could make an impact and start returning home by late summer, an optimistic note in contrast to skepticism of the plan back home.
AMMAN, Jordan - King Abdullah II said Friday that Jordan wants to develop a peaceful nuclear program, joining Egypt and Arab Gulf countries in considering a nuclear option. Arab nations are fearful over the West's failure to stop Shiite Iran's nuclear ambitions, which they worry will lead to Tehran having an atomic weapon.
With the apparent hiring later today of Chris Hatcher as head football coach, Georgia Southern can close the book on the Brian VanGorder era as quickly as possible – a chapter almost all Eagle fans wish was simply a bad dream. Unfortunately, it wasn't, but the appointment of Hatcher gives Eagle Nation hope for a return to greatness.
Momofuku Ando has died. He was 96. A Japanese entrepreneur, he was the founder of Nissin Food Products. He invented the instant noodle. What we call ramen noodles. What my college buddy, Mona, called, for no discernible reason, flexy noodles.
Mr. and Mrs. James G. Chamberlin of Rincon announce the engagement of their daughter, Chrissee Webb of Statesboro, to Tyler Thompson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy G. Thompson.
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.
Dr. Howard Keeley, his wife, Jessica, and their children, Fielding and Mary Georgia, recently returned from a 20-day trip to Ireland. Dr. Keeley, who is director of GSU's Center for Irish Studies, is a native of Dublin, Ireland.
Michael Gruber was born in Lehn Grube, Gastein. He married Magdalena Amoser in 1695, and had four children: Peter, Hans, Michael, and Thomas. Peter Gruber, born in 1697 in Taxenbach, Berchtesgaden, Austria, decided to flee his Salzburg homeland with some 21,500 of his fellow countrymen because of religious persecution. He had married to the Widow Maria Kraher (or Kroer) Mosshammer. In Augsburg they joined nearly 300 of these "Salzburgers" who had agreed to travel to the New World. The Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge arranged for them to sail from Rotterdam, the Netherlands, in 1734 for Dover ...
It was a bruising, physical game of street ball with bodies flying on the floor, against the walls and in the stands. A total of 43 fouls were called in the controlled affray but Bulloch Academy fought its way to a 66-47 victory over Memorial Day School.
DEAR ABBY: I am a friendly, happy, well-rounded student. I am president of my class in medical school, currently a 4.0 student and top-ranked in my class. I have a wonderful life. I am artistic, intelligent, attractive, very successful in work and at school. I have a lovely apartment, a new car, fulfilling hobbies, great friendships, and a fiance who is kind, loving and supportive.
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.
A 21-year-old Statesboro man has been arrested on charges he had a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl, and the teen also faces charges, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.
Putting answers next to preseason question marks and replacing departed seniors is an annual exercise for high school football teams everywhere.
Arthur Jack Burnsed Sr.
ARLINGTON, Texas - Derek Jeter remembers the playoff games in Texas - the good and the bad. Now the Yankees captain has another milestone to go with them there.