VATICAN CITY - Benedict XVI criticizes the ''cruelty'' of capitalism and colonialism and the power of the wealthy over the poor in his first book as pope released on Friday.
Although you are likely to have better earning powers than you did last year, unless you're careful your extravagant urges could negate your gains. Try to budget funds in ways that promote growth, not loss.
DEAR ABBY: One of my sons, "Clayton," is in his early 20s - tall, slim, handsome and intelligent. He dated a girl in high school, "Julie," who was the love of his life. They broke up and got back together several times, until she finally moved on and married a nice young man.
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BROOKLET - Bryan County's Ricky Myrick got the complete game, pitched six shutout innings and struck out nine Southeast Bulloch batters on 106 pitches as the Redskins knocked off the Yellow Jackets (8-7, 3-4 Region 3-AA) 9-2 Thursday night in Brooklet.
Today is Friday the 13th - considered unlucky by some. But it will prove to be unlucky for very few of them, if any.
ATLANTA - The sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea is now among the ''superbugs'' resistant to common antibiotics, leading U.S. health officials to recommend wider use of a different class of drugs to avert a public health crisis.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A federal grand jury indicted a U.S. citizen on charges of joining al-Qaida and conspiring to bomb European tourist resorts and U.S. government facilities and military bases overseas.
Both Screven County tennis teams picked up 5-0 wins over Souteast Bulloch Thursday in Brooklet.
DEAR DR. GOTT: You have helped so many people, I thought you could answer a question about milk of magnesia. I have been taking it every night for about a year. My doctor recommended it. The reason for taking it is, I had a cardiac cath several years ago. It caused an aneurysm with internal bleeding, then I developed a hernia in the same area and had more surgery. The femoral nerve was damaged, leaving me with chronic pain. I have been going to a pain clinic in the St. Louis area and am on narcotic meds, which cause constipation ...
ADEL, Ga. - Two Adel insurance agents were charged Thursday with signing up eight elderly people and even a dead man for health coverage without bothering to get their permission, officials said.
BAGHDAD - A suicide bomber blew himself up in the Iraqi parliament cafeteria Thursday, killing at least eight people - including at least two lawmakers - and wounding about 30 in a stunning assault in the heart of the heavily fortified, U.S.-protected Green Zone.
RALEIGH, N.C. - The disgraced district attorney in the Duke lacrosse rape case apologized to the three athletes in a carefully worded statement Thursday as their lawyers weighed whether to sue him - and some legal experts say they have a case.
WASHINGTON - The White House's claim that e-mails sent on a Republican Party account might have been lost was challenged Thursday by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, who quipped that even his teenage neighbor could find them.
WASHINGTON - The Army might be shortchanging injured soldiers by rating their disabilities with a system that is both unwieldy and inconsistent, the head of a special commission said Thursday.
WASHINGTON - Black students are more likely to be suspended from U.S. public schools - even as tiny preschoolers.
ATLANTA - Members of the Georgia General Assembly are ready to begin their campaigns for another term, fresh off a legislative session highlighted by scads of campaign-friendly maneuvers.
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