WASHINGTON - Sales of existing homes fell by a larger-than-expected amount in April while the median price of a home sold during the month fell for a ninth straight month as the troubles in the subprime mortgage market acted as a further drag on housing.
JoAnn Stefen, a teacher at Charter Conservatory for Liberal Arts and Technology, recently won first prize in the Got 2B Safe! contest sponsored by Honeywell and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).
There are certain plays that are tempting at the bridge table. One sees a chance for an extra trick and does not always consider the implications if it turns out that that extra trick fails to materialize.
You may direct your restlessness into exploring areas you never previously examined, coming away with new abilities to develop something exciting that can lead to a number of productive successes.
DEAR DR. GOTT: My doctor recently refused me a referral for a second opinion. The problem required a nephrologist, and no one in that specialty will see me without a referral from my primary-care doctor. Compounding the problem, one or two doctors my son tried to get me to change to said they were not taking new Medicare patients. What is medicine coming to?
DEAR ABBY: My dad's first wife, "Peggy," got pregnant while he was overseas in World War II. When he came home, he divorced her and tried without success to get custody of their two kids. Peggy went on to have three more kids out of wedlock with three different men. She had sex in front of the kids, misspent their child support money - you name it. She also put Dad's name on all of their birth certificates.
Mama was driving the Mule and Daddy was hanging off the edge of the passenger-side seat, a rather precarious way of riding necessitated by the fact that Lily and Tamar were in their usual places - Lily sprawled in the floorboard and Tamar sitting front and center beside Mama. They drove up into my yard and Mama asked, "You had supper? Your Daddy just caught a nice mess of fish. There's enough for you, too."
Homemade ice cream is a delightful treat for any occasion. Many recipes for homemade ice cream contain raw eggs, which are not cooked thoroughly. Raw eggs can be contaminated with Salmonella enteritidis bacteria, which cause the disease salmonellosis. Consumers should avoid eating raw eggs and foods containing raw eggs. Raw eggs can be pasteurized, which kills Salmonella bacteria.
In the late 1700s, Gothic fiction made its debut in the European literature scene with Horace Walpole's "The Castle of Ontranto," a novel that blended romantic and horror genres to create an entirely new writing style. The genre endured more than a century, with the most well-known product of Gothic fiction being Bram Stoker's Dracula. Since Dracula, few Gothic novels have been truly immortal in the public mind, but many authors keep Gothic literature on the shelves for readers to enjoy. Chris Wooding, a native Briton with an impressive history as a writer already, is one of these ...
ATLANTA - Smoking is forbidden in nearly three out of four U.S. households, a dramatic increase from the 43 percent of homes that prohibited smoking a decade ago, the federal government reported Thursday.
ATLANTA - Illegal immigrants could fall prey to loan sharks and other unscrupulous lenders if they have to pay $5,000 in fines and thousands more in fees and back taxes as required under the immigration reform measure now before Congress, some advocates are warning.
LAS VEGAS - There's lazy, and then there's Las Vegas lazy.
NEW YORK - Danger and exhaustion came with the job in the decade Chen Tianyun spent as a restaurant delivery man in Manhattan.
College kids are notorious for the tendancy to be troublemakers, and college football teams are no different. From the BCS to the NAIA, discipline is required for student-athletes, and football players seem at times to lead the pack.
ATHENS, Ga. - Brian Schottenheimer left the St. Louis Rams on Wednesday to take the role as Georgia's offensive coordinator.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. - A building that once housed the College Football Hall of Fame is back on the market after a purchase agreement between the city of South Bend and Ivy Tech Community College expired.
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If ever you find yourself on Pawleys Island along the coast of South Carolina, you might drive past a little street known as Dagullah Way.
Bulloch County Schools will operate on its normal schedule for all campuses, the system said in a news release issued Wednesday afternoon.
The new Papa Murphy's Take 'n' Bake Pizza located at 582 Brannen St., at the corner of Brannen Street and Gentilly Road, will celebrate its grand opening today through Saturday.
The partial skeleton discovered last week in Jenkins County was that of a missing person from Statesboro, Victor Sweet, the Statesboro Police Department confirmed Wednesday morning.
We are all lawbreakers. We all stand condemned. Don't try and deny it. At least once in our lives, we have broken the speed limit. We are driving. The limit says 70, and we are cruising with the crowd at 80. I have seen you pass by me.
It's been a few years since I made any real New Year's resolutions.
WASHINGTON - Earth has a few more near-twin planets outside our solar system, tantalizing possibilities in the search for extraterrestrial life.
PARIS - One man sought in the deadly shooting at a French satirical newspaper has turned himself in, and police hunted Thursday for two heavily armed men with possible links to al-Qaida in the military-style, methodical killing of 12 people at the office of the newspaper that caricatured the Prophet Muhammad.
Davis Haywood Beachum
MILLEN - The Portal Panthers improved to 4-0 in Region 3A-A play with a 68-67 win Tuesday on the road.
Seniors led the way Tuesday night as Bulloch Academy pounded cross-county rival Robert Toombs in both girls' and boys' basketball action.
BROOKLET - After a quick start, it seemed as though Southeast Bulloch might let one get away against Beach High.