DALTON, Ga. - The winner of half of the record $390 million jackpot has stepped forward, but Georgia lottery officials refused to immediately name the lucky person.
YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia - Like many passengers on her flight, Nuniek Sufithri thanked God she was alive after the Boeing 737-400 made a terrifying descent and lurched off the runway, bouncing several times before plowing through a fence.
LUBEC, Maine - As the easternmost point in the United States, Lubec gets some of the earliest sunrises in America. But it also gets some of the most depressingly early sunsets, with the sun slipping below the horizon before 4 p.m. for weeks on end in early winter.
BAGHDAD, Iraq - A suicide attacker blew himself up in a cafe northeast of the capital Wednesday, killing 30 people and wounding dozens, and a powerful bomb killed three American soldiers trying to clear explosives from a highway near Baghdad.
Fortunately, financial conditions could be far more favorable for you than they have been for a long time. However, be careful you do not spend this extra money as fast as you can make it.
DEAR ABBY: I was gratified to read the letter from "Grateful Woman in the Midwest" (Jan 13), who wondered how to honor the friends who had taken her in when she was in trouble, and given her support and shelter until she was able to move on.
The defensive signals in bridge are, in theory at least, not hard to grasp. Top priority goes to attitude. An unnecessarily high card tells partner that you have useful goodies in that suit. When attitude is known or clearly irrelevant, you signal count. You play your lowest card with an odd number, or start an echo (high-low) with an even number. If both attitude and count are known or irrelevant, you send a suit-preference signal. Your lowest card asks for the lower-ranking of the other two side suits, your highest card for the higher-ranking suit.
Lawrence Bixby said, "Each handicap is like a hurdle in a steeplechase, and when you ride up to it, if you throw your heart over, the horse will go along, too."
WASHINGTON - Once the closest adviser to Vice President Dick Cheney, I. Lewis ''Scooter'' Libby was convicted Tuesday of lying and obstructing a leak investigation that shook the top levels of the Bush administration.
DEAR ABBY: My fiance's brother, "Nate," is going through a separation from his wife of 11 years, "Joanne." Everyone on Nate's side of the family is giving him all the support they can, but they are still very close to his wife. They realize he is an emotional cripple, prone to fits of rage and depression.
A big reason for Statesboro's 3-0 start has been the pitching, including senior standout Forrest Robertson.
ORLANDO, Fla. - Astronaut Bill Oefelein was in orbit aboard the space shuttle in December when he was sent a steamy e-mail from a girlfriend awaiting his return: ''First urge will be to rip your clothes off, throw you on the ground and love the hell out of you.''
You will have plenty of opportunities to trade on your social skills as well as the knowledge you've gained through both academic pursuits and personal experiences. Your gifts will be used to produce desirable results.
BEDFORD, Ind. - ''I've got her, and you're not going to get her.''
The Statesboro Diamond Devils, ranked 10th in the ga.sports.com coach's poll in AAAA, opened their new field at Mill Creek with a 14-4 win over Benedictine on Tuesday.
The boys and girls squads of Portal and Claxton spent the entire regular season crafting impressive resumes. But a week full of bad weather, long road trips and surprising upsets has left the state playoff brackets jumbled as play begins this week.
The Georgia Southern baseball team swept a doubleheader over Maryland Eastern Shore on Saturday. The Eagles outscored the Hawks 19-4 on the day and won game one 9-3 and game two 10-1.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Denny Hamlin almost couldn't help himself at the start of his Daytona 500 qualifying race, when his anxiously tried to charge to the front and shake out all the cobwebs and frustration from his injury-plagued season a year ago.
SOCHI, Russia - Teemu Selanne led his team around the ice, with a bronze medal draped around his neck, after he finished off his sixth Olympics with a sweet victory.
ATLANTA - Clemson players K.J. McDaniels and DaMarcus Harrison said that the Tigers made a slight change in the second half Saturday at Georgia Tech, yet the result was huge as they turned a nine-point deficit into a 63-55 win.
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Kenny Gaines was a little concerned he might come out cold when Georgia didn't get in a shoot-around early Saturday before the Bulldogs took on South Carolina. Turns out, Gaines didn't need the warm up to help the Bulldogs win for the fifth time in six games.
ATLANTA - More than half of this year's legislative session was already over when the House leadership filed a bill with little fanfare but big political ramifications.
MARTINEZ - Bulloch Academy used a lightning-quick fast break and dominated the defensive boards to pummel Pinewood Christian Academy 65-49 in the GISA Region 4-AAA girls' championship game here Friday.
After a hard-nosed 4-3 win over Georgia Tech on Wednesday, Georgia Southern opened the floodgates.
SANDERSVILLE - An entire season's worth of hard work saw Southeast Bulloch make the state playoffs for the first time since the 2001 season, but the top-seeded Golden Hawks of Washington County saw to it that the Yellow Jackets' playoff stay was a brief one.
As the regular season winds down and the Southern Conference tournament approaches, Georgia Southern is set for the annual Pack the House in Pink doubleheader.
ORANGEBURG, S.C. - Statesboro Blue Devils assistant basketball and track coach Earl Donaldson, a Statesboro native, was named to the Claflin University Hall of Fame in a ceremony held on Feb. 7.
In the history of high school wrestling throughout the state of Georgia, Bulloch Academy's Mitchell Ball has put himself in the most elite company.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The King was holding court, trying to explain why the words of a driver who has been retired since 1992 carry as much weight today as they did back in the day when Winston was the name of the Cup game.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Here are some things every Atlanta Braves fans knows about second baseman Dan Uggla: Last season he batted .179, had his lowest on-base and slugging percentages of his career, and he struck out a team-high 171 times.