Doctor and botanist Jacob Bigelow wrote, "It is common error to infer that things which are consecutive in order of time have necessarily the relation of cause and effect."
DEAR ABBY: I read the letter on Nov. 22 from the mother who was concerned about how her stepdaughter is going to spell her daughter's name, which will be Jasiela (pronounced Gisella). And you, of all people, agreed that she should speak with the mother about spelling?
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DEAR DR. GOTT: Every morning when I get up, I feel lightheaded and have to sit on the edge of the bid for three to five minutes. After that, I am OK unless I lie down again.
Tiger Woods had an answer for everything. When he missed the cut at the U.S. Open for the first time in a major - his first tournament after his father died of cancer - some questioned whether he could rekindle his desire to dominate. He never finished worse than second in stroke play the rest of the season. Phil Mickelson emerged anew as a serious threat to Woods' domain by winning his ...
DEAR ABBY: Two years ago, I divorced my abusive husband of 23 years. However, when he remarried I fell apart. Friends we have in common tell me they are happy, and his new wife is "good for him."
Keeping a line of demarcation between your business friends and social friends will prove to be a good rule of thumb to follow in the year ahead. By being careful not to mix the two, you will ensure the best of both worlds.
Who modestly said this? "I can think of nothing more boring for the American people than to have to sit in their living rooms for a whole half hour looking at my face on their television screens."
When the Giants fell behind New Orleans 27-7 early in the fourth quarter Sunday, fans at Giants Stadium started flocking for the parking lot. Those who remained took up the chant that had started at halftime: ''Fire Coughlin!''
BAGHDAD, Iraq - Backed by tanks, British soldiers raided a police station in the southern city of Basra on Monday, killing seven gunmen in an effort to stop renegade Iraqi officers from executing their prisoners, the British military said.
ATLANTA - So much for leading the NFL in rushing the last three years.
VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Benedict XVI celebrated Christmas Day with a call for an end to violence around the world and urged people not to lose sight of their need for God in an age of technological marvels.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I am 82. When I was about 45, my urologist prescribed finasteride and Proscar for my BPH. After taking the medicine for about 15 or 20 years, I developed a heart condition. They put a stent in one vessel. Do you think the finasteride and Proscar could have contributed to the collapse of the blood vessels?
ATLANTA (AP) - Taxes could dominate the agenda in the upcoming legislative session.
JAKARTA, Indonesia gas- Two years after a devastating tsunami crashed into coastlines, villagers in hardest-hit Indonesia were preparing for future disasters, with thousands expected to flee their homes by foot and car in an early warning drill.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons don't know if they'll be facing Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers on Sunday. They do know they'll have to try to stop rookie running back Eddie Lacy, and that's a major concern for the NFL's 30th-ranked run defense. Atlanta has struggled against the run all season. The Falcons allow 135.4 yards rushing per game and have given up five runs of 40 yards or longer - ...
Having dropped four out of five, including three of four on the road, the Georgia Southern Eagles needed a win. It wasn't pretty, but they got it. Jelani Hewitt scored 26 points, Angel Matias matched his career high with 10 points and added nine rebounds, and the Eagles knocked off Brewton-Parker 75-66 on Wednesday in Hanner Fieldhouse. "Sometimes it's better to lose than to get a win like this," ...
The Georgia Southern Eagles have plenty of confidence heading into the NCAA volleyball tournament, and why shouldn't they? The Eagles (28-5) won regular season tournaments at Ole Miss, South Alabama and a pair at home in Hanner Fieldhouse, and also won the Southern Conference tournament on Nov. 24, in Greenville, S.C. They face ACC champion and 16th-ranked Florida State (24-7) today at 5 p.m., in Gainesville, Fla., to open their first trip ...
FLOWERY BRANCH - Steven Jackson said Wednesday running the ball in the NFL requires patience and commitment. Patience can be a difficult trait for a team like the Atlanta Falcons (3-9), who are tied for the NFC's worst record as they prepare for Sunday's game at Green Bay. That's why Jackson applauded the team's commitment to the run in last weeks' 34-31 overtime win over the Bills. Jackson ran for ...
COLUMBIA, Mo. - Gary Pinkel was in no mood for holiday cheer a year ago. Missouri had just gone a dispiriting 5-7 in its SEC debut season, the program's first losing record since 2004. "I love Christmas music," Pinkel recalled. "But I'll tell you, we're not going to a bowl, I didn't listen to any Christmas music. I didn't want to feel good." There has been no sophomore slump ...
PITTSBURGH - Here's another adjective Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin can call his ill-timed two-step onto the field last Thursday night against Baltimore. <p style="color: #333333; font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 12.727272033691406px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; ...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Panthers coach Ron Rivera sees one potential flaw with his team's stellar defensive play so far this season. <p style="color: #333333; font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 12.727272033691406px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: ...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida State's Jameis Winston has dissected defenses all season. <p style="color: #333333; font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 12.727272033691406px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 15px; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: ...
If you are bored on Friday evening, you only have yourself to blame.
Beverly Ann Williams
Bulloch Academy opened its regular-season Tuesday night with 20-point wins over David Emanuel Academy.
Statesboro has high hopes for this season, but finds itself dealing with an early hiccup.
MT. VERNON - The Portal Lady Panthers had to fight off a furious fourth-quarter comeback in their season opener but held on to beat Montgomery County 41-40 on Tuesday.
BROOKLET - Jasmine Roberts needed only three points on Tuesday to cross over the threshold of 1,000 in her career, and she took care of that early.
PEMBROKE - The National Football League's rejection of a Super Bowl advertisement by Black Creek-based Daniel Defense has generated quite a stir.