DEAR DR. GOTT: One hot summer, my husband and I went to a Little League baseball game. The mosquitoes were thick. Everyone was slapping at them but to no avail. We were not bothered by them. Lots of them were only circling around us. Why, you ask? Because we had taken garlic tablets. They work to keep the mosquitoes away. We have used the tablets for years. They work every time, and there is no odor.
DEAR ABBY: Your response to "Smitten in North Texas" (Aug. 17), who was romantically interested in his deceased father's wife, was not entirely correct.
A bit more traveling and moving about in wider circles is indicated for you in the year ahead. Valuable contacts will come out of this, providing benefits for you both socially and commercially.
Most tricks are won by aces, kings, queens and trumps. But lower cards, even nines and eights, can be valuable too - as in this deal.
HARTFORD, Conn. - A woman calmly told a dispatcher that she drowned her 2-year-old grandson in the bathtub and wanted officers ''to shoot me, if they could,'' according to 911 recordings released Wednesday.
WASHINGTON - The State Department may phase out or limit the use of private security guards in Iraq, which could mean canceling Blackwater USA's contract or awarding it to another company in line with an Iraqi government demand, The Associated Press has learned.
CLEVELAND - A 14-year-old suspended student opened fire in his downtown high school Wednesday, wounding four people as terrified schoolmates hid in closets and bathrooms and huddled under laboratory desks. He then killed himself.
With small incomes and big bills, college students make a prime market for credit cards. But critics say the card companies take unfair advantage, luring students with free T-shirts and food - then snaring them with high interest rates.
ATLANTA - In the months since nooses dangling from a schoolyard tree raised racial tensions in Jena, La., the frightening symbol of segregation-era lynchings has been turning up around the country.
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NEW YORK - Once Grady Sizemore hit a leadoff home run, the Cleveland Indians were headed to the AL championship series while the New York Yankees were braced for a showdown with their boss.
WASHINGTON - Khaled el-Masri's frightening tale of abduction and torture at the hands of the CIA can be discussed everywhere it seems - except in American courts.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. - Tony Romo is nothing if not resilient. And because he didn't let four interceptions in the first half, two returned for touchdowns, destroy his night, the Dallas Cowboys pulled off a stunning comeback victory.
BAGHDAD - Guards in a security convoy opened fire on a car at an intersection in central Baghdad on Tuesday, killing two Christian women before speeding away, police said. The Iraqi government said a Dubai-based private security company was behind the shootings.
WASHINGTON - The federal government's system of taxing and spending works out well for people in states like New Mexico, Mississippi and West Virginia.
PORTAL - It was barely a contest Tuesday afternoon as Portal bats and gloves alike caught fire to blow Claxton out of the water.
ATLANTA - The Washington Nationals are again champions of the NL East, wrapping up their second division title in three years against the team that knocked them out of the top spot last season.
ATLANTA - The Braves are still more than two years away from moving into their new suburban ballpark.
The months of September and October are considered by many deer hunters to be the pre-game warm-up for the "real season" when the rut begins.
Tom Watson didn't appear to be kicking himself.
ATLANTA - Mayor Kasim Reed said Tuesday he has already talked with six potential buyers of the Atlanta Hawks and expects a sale of the team to move quickly after racially charged comments by owner Bruce Levenson and general manager Danny Ferry.
ATHENS - Perhaps Georgia's depth at tailback didn't take an immediate hit after all when freshman Nick Chubb had surgery on Monday to repair his fractured left thumb.
Statesboro High will honor its 1964 football team on its 50th reunion on Sept. 26-27.
The decision whether to charge three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart in the August death of a fellow driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York will be up to a grand jury.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Falcons rookie left tackle Jake Matthews has returned to practice after missing last week's loss at Cincinnati with a sprained left ankle.
MINNEAPOLIS - Adrian Peterson has been one of the most popular and marketable stars in the NFL, an approachable superstar with an inspirational comeback story that made him an endorser's dream.
WASHINGTON - A U.S. senator threatened the NFL with legislation over Washington's nickname, a letter was dispatched to the other 31 team owners, and the issue was linked to the league's others recent troubles Tuesday as the anti-"Redskins" movement took its cause to Capitol Hill.
Hundreds of people joined community leaders Tuesday afternoon for the official ribbon cutting of the Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau's Regional Visitors Center.
Constitution Week begins Wednesday and runs through Tuesday, Sept. 23, celebrating the 227th anniversary of the signing of this great document.
On Friday and Saturday, several local businesses will participate in a Downtown Boutique Warehouse sale.