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.
The 16th Annual American Diabetes Association's (ADA) only fundraising campaign in Bulloch County is still under way with fundraising events taking place through December in the hopes of hitting the audacious $100,000 goal set by the organizing team. The campaign is currently sitting at roughly $66,000.
(Note: The following is one of a series of articles from the Canyon Ranch Institute dedicated to showing people how to live healthier and encouraging folks to take small steps to adjust their lifestyle.)
Man of the Decade