We rarely can depend upon Lady Luck intervening in endeavors we're hoping to launch, so in the year ahead, make it a point to bank totally on yourself and your efforts. If Dame Fortune happens to appear, you'll be all the richer for it.
HARLAN, Ky. - Jerry Blevins has stood for weeks on a picket line with his fellow nurses, thinking about his mortgage, his tearful wife, his four children.
English author Samuel Butler, who died in 1902, wrote, "Words are not as satisfactory as we should like them to be, but, like our neighbors, we have got to live with them and must make the best and not the worst of them."
WASHINGTON - The Bush administration on Friday warned of new unrest in Lebanon and urged all parties to remain calm after the country's parliament was unable to elect a new president as required by the constitution.
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) - Jeff and Diana Kerr fell in love with the Guatemalan baby girl the moment they saw her photograph. The Minnesota couple decorated her pink and white nursery with pictures of flowers and butterflies, but now they don't know if the 8-month-old will ever become their daughter.
Do our children know our family history? Families who are resilient and function well have a sense of connection to the past. Our history provides roots and a sense of belonging that we all need to feel secure and to have an understanding of who we are.
DEAR DR. GOTT: My husband is turning 65 soon, and I have noticed the following changes in him. He can get emotional very easily and cry. In a group of people watching a concert, he sleeps. When he starts to snore and I wake him up, he claims he wasn't asleep. I have to repeat things over and over for him. I know he has a hearing problem, but he refuses to get a hearing aid. He gets a physical exam every year, and he has been told he is fine. He has memory lapses. I notice that other ...
BEIJING - Authorities may need DNA tests to help identify 29 disfigured bodies that were pulled from the rubble of a landslide in mountainous central China, a state-run news agency reported Saturday.
DEAR ABBY: I recently gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. She's now 7 weeks old, and I am just now getting to where I can start exercising to get the baby fat off.
C.C. Colton, an English author and clergyman, wrote, "It is always safe to learn, even from our enemies; seldom safe to venture to instruct, even our friends." But if someone is learning, someone else is instructing, even if only through the printed word.
WASHINGTON - A long-simmering dispute between the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission and the cable television industry has reached a boiling point, with a potential showdown shaping up for the agency's meeting Tuesday.
The more contacts you make socially in the year ahead, the better your chances for more than one of them proving to be quite helpful in a number of areas in your life. Try to establish relationships with those who have good reputations.
Author Maya Angelou said in an interview, "I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels."
French scientist and philosopher Blaise Pascal wrote, "The last thing one discovers in composing a work is what to put first."
It's been a quick transition from the football field to the basketball court for many Portal Panthers, and for Steven Cox, it's no exception.
Ogeechee Technical College President Dr. Dawn Cartee of Ogeechee Technical College and East Georgia State College President Bob Boehmer recently further solidified the partnership of the two institutions by signing an agreement to share bus transportation for their students.
NEW YORK - U.S. health officials on Tuesday released a draft of long-awaited federal guidelines on circumcision, saying medical evidence supports having the procedure done and health insurers should pay for it.
DETROIT - Chrysler and General Motors each posted U.S. sales gains last month, strong signs that Black Friday promotions and falling gas prices drove U.S. auto sales higher in November.
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama said Monday he wants to ensure the U.S. isn't building a "militarized culture" within police departments, while maintaining federal programs that provide the type of military-style equipment that were used to dispel racially charged protests in Ferguson, Missouri.
A 20-year-old man was arrested Saturday on charges of statutory rape and child molestation, according to a Statesboro police incident report.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - A West Virginia man suspected in four killings in separate shootings was discovered dead in his truck of a self-inflicted gunshot wound after an hourslong manhunt, police said Monday.
Two people were killed in a Thanksgiving Day crash near Metter when a pickup truck struck their car head-on, according to the Georgia State Patrol.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A neuropathologist will look for signs of traumatic brain injury in an Ohio State athlete who was found dead in a trash bin of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound and had a reported history of concussions, a coroner said Monday.
ST. LOUIS - Five St. Louis Rams players entered the football field with their hands raised. A day later, people walked out of work or school showing the same gesture of solidarity with Ferguson protesters.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons are two games below .500.
ATLANTA - This is already a season to remember at Georgia Tech.
For the month of December, in celebration of the Christmas season, I am devoting my columns to honor businesses in our community that are known as much for their heart for giving as they are for their business success.
Sea Island Bank, a division of Synovus Bank, announced recently that Steven Sanders was promoted to branch manager and Johnny Martin as promoted to assistant branch manager of the main office.
Mrs. Sara Lanier Aspinwall