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.
LYERLY - After her son Justin was killed serving in Iraq, a grieving Jan Johnson resolved to see the place where he died and to better understand why it happened.
Lorena Ochoa learned at an early age to aim high and not be afraid to fail.
ATLANTA - Nicknamed the hardest working man in show business, James Brown told friends he still wanted to perform on New Year's Eve in New York despite being ill and in the hospital. But his heart gave out before he could make it there.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Powerful storms damaged at least three dozen homes as heavy rain and strong wind swept across the Southeast on Monday.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Jim Mora was a hot coach the last time Atlanta played at Philadelphia - the NFC championship game after the Falcons won the NFC South in 2004.
Tiger Woods had an answer for everything.
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.
The Portal Panthers started the year with back-to-back wins, but they knew the schedule would get tougher as the year went on.
Mrs. Eva Roberson Bland Blackburn
In 2009, Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th president of the United States of America and the nation's first African-American commander-in-chief. Pilot Chelsey B. "Sully" Sullenberger successfully crash landed a U.S. Airways jetliner with 155 people on board in the Hudson River.
Struggles at the beginning of the season put Statesboro in an unfamiliar spot.
BROOKLET - Southeast Bulloch has passed the first test, but there is still plenty more work to be done.
ATLANTA - Georgia's rough-and-tumble campaigns for governor and U.S. Senate are nearing the end - or at least the next round.
Statesboro police seek the public's help in learning more about a possible hit-and-run incident Wednesday night on Lanier Drive.
I have had a certain amount of interest concerning John Forbes Nash Jr. ever since Julie and I saw the very loosely-based movie on his life, "A Beautiful Mind." I also liked the fact that he was born in Bluefield, West Virginia - only a hop, skip and jump from Huntington - and I could claim a certain amount of kinship. The man was a mathematical genius, a schizophrenic and pretty odd. I do not claim any of what I just wrote as kinship. His basic theory was, "any abstract Riemannian manifold can be isometrically realized as a submanifold of Euclidean space."
A Millen man who allegedly had inappropriate contact with a juvenile via the Internet ended up behind bars on child molestation charges.
Here are the five best reasons to get a divorce.
With Halloween coming up, many people are thinking of the things that scare them, prompting a new survey showing which jobs American workers fear the most.
The average American family's financial picture may be flat or even flailing, set against a backdrop of little lucrative work for men who didn't go to college and an income gap between the richest and everyone else that is widening. But for all the headlines and hand wringing, not much has been said about how marriage could stabilize families.
Mrs. Eva Roberson Bland Blackburn
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Madison Bumgarner pitched five innings of near-perfect relief and the San Francisco Giants held off the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Wednesday night in Game 7 of the World Series for their third championship in five seasons.