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
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.
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.
A second person has died from injuries sustained in a Friday evening crash on Georgia Highway 119, according to Georgia State Patrol Trooper Hunter Oglesby.
Elizabeth "Betty" Hall Adams
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Plans have been finalized for the wedding of Taylor ReAnn Miles, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Reggie Dale Miles of Hazlehurst, and William Bradford Stewart, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Moore Stewart Jr. of Statesboro.
A second-grade teacher writes: "I teach in a very competitive school where parents have developed a 'mob mentality' for bullying administrators and teachers. They have gone beyond helicopter parenting to Apache Blackhawk parenting."
MINNEAPOLIS - Teddy Bridgewater got hurt before he could finish a fine first NFL start.
Mr. and Mrs. Robin Rich of Statesboro are proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Hannah Elizabeth Rich, to Jacob Todd Zeigler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Perry Zeigler of Statesboro.
(Note: The following is the first of a series of articles looking at the history and evolution of agriculture in Georgia and Bulloch County.)
WASHINGTON - It's time for flu vaccines again. While the shot is important for the whole family, this year health officials have some different advice for different ages: Certain kids should opt for the ouchless nasal spray. Seniors, expect to get a new kind of pneumonia shot along with that flu jab.
A flock of blackbirds covers the field. Two hundred, maybe. Silent and still before rising, as though at the lift of some unseen maestro's baton, into the air in one loud flap like a bleached sheet on a clothesline. I watch and listen and shiver. Blackbirds. Sign of cold weather.
FERGUSON, Mo. - A Ferguson police officer was shot in the arm Saturday night after encountering two men at a community center who ran from him and then opened fire during a foot chase, authorities said.
ATHENS - Todd Gurley shook off a couple of defenders in the backfield, built up speed down the sideline, and saw another would-be tackler in his path.
GLENEAGLES, Scotland - Justin Rose swept that magical putter into the air before his ball even reached the hole, and he punched his right fist when it dropped for a birdie. Just like at Medinah, the final match in the Ryder Cup on Saturday gave Europe another big boost of momentum going into the last round.
PHILADELPHIA - Brothers B.J. and Justin Upton each homered and the Atlanta Braves held on for a 4-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday night.
DOVER, Del. - Kurt Busch looked around and saw NASCAR's biggest stars crowding his car. Dale Earnhardt, Bobby Labonte, Dale Jarrett all zooming past Busch and giving the rookie driver a reality check - his racing heroes from TV were now his toughest competitors on the track.