Many families have Christmas cooking and baking traditions. Homemade goodies can be used as décor when decorating for Christmas. Think of unique ways to display cakes, cookies and other edibles. Cake stands with baked goods underneath the dome can become eye catching with Christmas ribbon loosely draped around the base of the stand. The height of a cake stand creates an added dimension. A beautiful display can be created when smaller plates in various sizes are placed around the base of the stand.
DEAR ABBY: My daughter, "Mara," now 27, recently married a wonderful young man. After they had dated for a few years, she moved to his state of residence and attended graduate school there. It became their home.
EVERETT, Mass. - A tanker truck carrying about 9,400 gallons of gasoline overturned and caught fire early Wednesday, spilling the blazing fuel through streets and destroying at least two multifamily homes and as many as 40 cars.
BERKELEY, Calif. - The number of international students attending American colleges and universities has nearly rebounded from a slump that followed the 2001 terrorist attacks, which triggered tough new visa restrictions and closer monitoring of foreign scholars.
DEAR DR. GOTT: About three years ago, my doctor put me on Zocor for high cholesterol (225). Taking the Zocor reduced my cholesterol to 154. After about six months on the Zocor, I started having pain in my upper-arm muscles, just below the shoulder. I told him about it, and he said all I had was bursitis and walked away without doing an exam. Now the pain is also in my other arm and at the bottom of my neck on one side. It's difficult to turn my neck either way. On top of this problem, I also have ...
DEAR DR. GOTT: A friend whose mother was diagnosed with breast cancer was told by her doctor that women should not drink bottled water that has been left in a car because of the heat reaction. It appears the plastic bottle has certain chemicals that can lead to breast cancer.
You might finally realize in the year ahead that acquired knowledge and expertise could be extremely valuable to the outside world - stop selling yourself short. Once you respect your talents and abilities, so will others.
Bridge Magazine, which began in May 1926, is edited in England by Mark Horton. The large-page monthly is written for tournament players, but it labels all articles as intermediate, advanced or general interest.
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - The Bush administration scrambled Wednesday to hold together a global alliance of suspicion against Iran, saying the clerical regime still has much to answer for despite a U.S. reversal of its claim that Tehran is seeking nuclear weapons
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DEAR ABBY: My daughter, "Courtney," was recently married, and the week leading up to the wedding was a disaster. My husband, "Jeff," and I paid for the majority of her lavish wedding with assistance from her new in-laws. My ex-husband, "Earl" (Courtney's father), didn't pay for any portion of it. Over the past 15 years he has offered little support, financially or emotionally. In fact, Earl has stolen from both of my daughters (it was identity theft) and ran up thousands of dollars in bills, not to mention the unpaid medical expenses and child support.
DEAR DR. GOTT: My husband is 84 years old. In 2003, he had a prostate operation. Since then, he has urinated every two or three hours, day and night.
A plethora of opportunities could flow your way in the year ahead, and you'll want to take advantage of all of them, but you can't. Select only those you can comfortably handle, so you don't collapse under the load.
Charles Caleb Colton, an English cleric, writer and collector well-known for his eccentricities, said, "When we are in doubt and puzzle out the truth by our own exertions, we have gained something that will stay by us and will serve us again."
Raise your objectives and goals a bit higher in the year ahead, because your chances for success will be better than they have been for a long time. However, you might have to first convince yourself that you're capable of high achievements.
Mr. Cory Wayne Bell
STILLMORE - Bulloch Academy raced out to a 26-0 first-quarter lead and never looked back as the Gators trounced David Emanuel Academy 58-18 here Thursday night.
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Kenny Hill looked more than ready to replace Johnny Manziel on the field. He is still getting used to the attention that goes along with the job.
NORTON, Mass. - Phil Mickelson isn't a fan of four straight FedEx Cup playoff events that follows a summer of big events and precedes the Ryder Cup.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith is waiting to select a backup quarterback.
NEW YORK - Mike Minor took a two-hit shutout into the eighth inning after hitting a double and single himself, leading the Atlanta Braves over the New York Mets 6-1 Thursday night.
PORTAL - The Portal Panthers ring in a new era as they host Josey tonight at 7:30 p.m. in their 2014 season opener and their first game under new head coach Jon Willoughby.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets enter the 2014 season with expectations of repeating - and building on - last year's trip to the state playoffs.
This time last season, Georgia Southern men's soccer coach Kevin Kennedy didn't know if the Eagles will have a conference to call home.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets got back in the win column after a seven-game winning streak was snapped on Wednesday, pounding Islands 8-0 Thursday at home.
OK, I know. Telling your kids their artwork stinks sounds horrible. I wouldn't quite say it like that, and I would keep in mind how young the kids are. But if you "ooh" and "aah" at every scribble, pencil mark or blobbed together Play-Doh sculpture, this is for you.
GENEVA - The Ebola outbreak in West Africa eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than six times as many as are known now, the World Health Organization said Thursday as the United States announced plans to test an experimental Ebola vaccine.
NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine - Two columns of tanks and military vehicles rolled into southeastern Ukraine from Russia on Thursday after Grad missiles were fired at a border post and Ukraine's overmatched border guards fled, a top Ukrainian official said.
WASHINGTON - Americans are more anxious about the economy now than they were right after the Great Recession ended despite stock market gains, falling unemployment and growth moving closer to full health.
WINSLOW, Ariz. - A dusty, barren field in the shadow of a busy Arizona interstate was for decades a place where children played freely, teenagers spooked themselves on Halloween and locals dumped trash, seemingly unaware of the history beneath them.