DEAR DR. GOTT: I read your column every day and I want to thank you for the good advice you give to us all.
George Eliot wrote, "All meanings, we know, depend on the key of interpretation."
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Discovery's astronauts used lasers and digital cameras Wednesday to examine the shuttle's wings for any signs of launch damage as they gained on the international space station with every circling of Earth.
WASHINGTON - President Bush continued to step up federal engagement in the California wildfire emergency Wednesday, signing a major disaster declaration that funnels money to people whose property losses aren't covered by insurance.
(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.)
MOSCOW - A Russian man who said he wanted to record a killing for each of the 64 squares on a chessboard was found guilty Wednesday of murdering 48 people in Moscow.
MANSFIELD, Ohio - Karen and Mark Cline were teenagers when they got married and didn't have $150 to pay a photographer for their wedding photos.
SAN DIEGO - The devastating wildfires in Southern California have caused at least $1 billion in damage in San Diego County alone, officials said Wednesday, as easing wind gave firefighters hope that they could begin to gain ground against the flames.
DEAR ABBY: Our 23-year-old son, "Jason," told me yesterday about a letter he had received from his grandmother. In it she complained that she's embarrassed by his having fathered a child out of wedlock and said the situation is "very difficult" for her. She is deeply religious, but known for her affinity for gossip.
In the year ahead, you are likely to fare better in enterprises or activities where you can function independently from others. You won't be particularly happy if you enter an alliance where your liberty is curtailed.
OLYMPIA, Wash. - It's a look that lead-foot drivers know all too well: the crisp black bow tie and blue ''Smokey Bear'' hat of a Washington State Patrol trooper.
DEAR ABBY: I know I should be telling the world how lucky I am and I should be happy, but I'm miserable. I am a 30-something mother of two, recently divorced.
In the year ahead, you are likely to be far bolder and enterprising with those affairs that are important to you. This will open up new dominions that will take you to places you wouldn't otherwise have been able to reach.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I am an 84-year-old male. Over the past two years, my body has been retaining water, which sometimes settles in my lungs. Just recently, a doctor removed about a pint of fluid from my left lung, which would not drain. I take four water pills every day plus half a pill of Zaroxolyn once a week. Have you any idea why I keep retaining this water?
Joseph Sparks had never beaten Nathanael Greene Academy in his high school career.
SMYRNA, Ga. - A former Republican candidate for governor announced his support for the Libertarian candidate on Friday, arguing that neither major party candidate represents conservative values.
Donna "Nonnie" Brower Bearden
Despite the rough start to the season, Southeast Bulloch's dreams of reaching the state playoffs are within reach, but that journey starts tonight as the Yellow Jackets open subregion play against Beach High School.
In football, it's rare to find sympathy for a struggling team.
PORTAL - A cat fight is in store tonight as the Portal Panthers make the short trip to the Pecan Grove to take on the Claxton Tigers in each team's sub-region opener.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Osi Umenyiora still goes online to play video games against his buddy Victor Cruz.
Three steps forward and two steps backward.
DALLAS - Four members of a family the U.S. Ebola patient was staying with were confined to their Texas home under armed guard Thursday as the circle of people possibly exposed to the virus widened and Liberian authorities said they would prosecute the man for allegedly lying on an airport questionnaire.
Months after she first read it, Vera Brown of Augusta is still upset about a letter she received from her health insurer.
GAINESVILLE - Fifty-four Central American refugee students, some of whom cannot read or write, have been moved from their schools into a separate program at a Hall County public school, Lanier Charter Career Academy.
WASHINGTON - One lesson from Julia Pierson's short tenure as director of the agency that protects the first family: The Secret Service can't keep secrets from the president.
Statesboro police are seeking a man in connection to a reported aggravated sodomy assault that occurred just after 12:01 a.m. Thursday.
Mrs. Margaret Ann Beard Hodges
In addition to being one of the most electrifying players in the area, Claxton's Zach Grant has dealt with a bit more adversity than the average high school senior.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets only had one senior to honor on Senior Night, but they went out with a bang anyway, topping Calvary Day 3-2 in the final regular-season game of the year.