DEAR DR. GOTT: I lost my father 25 years ago due to heart blockages. At that time, I became determined not to let that happen to me. I went on a vegetarian diet, avoided fat and ate a lot of carbohydrates. I cut out trans-fats, read labels and tried to always eat well. A few years ago, I started adding some meat back into my diet, but still being very careful of what I ate.
In "English Bards and Scotch Reviewers," Lord Byron wrote, "Oh, Amos Cottle! -- Phoebus! what a name / To fill the speaking trump of future fame!"
George Eliot wrote, "Sympathetic people often don't communicate well, they back reflected images which hide their own depths."
DEAR ABBY: My husband believes an apology is required only if the action requiring one is intentional. For example, if my husband opens the windows and then turns on the sprinklers, allowing water into the living room, he thinks he doesn't need to apologize for causing the ensuing mess because he didn't do it intentionally.
Just when things look as if they are grinding down and coming to a halt, those situations could turn around and allow you to make your greatest gains. Stay the course and never give up - regardless of outward appearances.
DEAR DR. GOTT: Since I had my nonfunctioning gallbladder removed six months ago, I continue to have occasional discomfort where it used to be. It can be random sharp pains to a dull ache and does not seem to be affected by food. It is always in the same spot (right upper quadrant, beneath the rib cage), and sometimes the pain will radiate to my back. Some of my co-workers also have similar symptoms that have continued since their gallbladder removals. I am a nurse, and we often talk about our various symptoms. Can you give me any insight into ...
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WASHINGTON - The $146 billion economic aid package on a fast track to passage in the House faces an uncertain future in the Senate, where lawmakers in both parties are trying to tack on billions for senior citizens and the unemployed.
DEAR ABBY: I'm a middle-aged man who has been married for 20 years. I own a duplex in a nice neighborhood. Last week, I put an ad in the paper and a 21-year-old woman came to look at the upstairs apartment. The problem is, I found her attractive and had sex with her downstairs while my wife was not home.
WASHINGTON - Individuals and businesses are likely to see their borrowing costs drop further as the Federal Reserve weighs another interest-rate reduction to bolster a sagging economy.
WASHINGTON - Orders to factories for big-ticket manufactured goods soared in December by the largest amount in five months, welcome news for an economy buffeted by talk of recession.
MIRAN SHAH, Pakistan - Hundreds of students chanting ''Death to America'' protested Pakistan's support for the U.S.-led fight against terrorism, as the government said Tuesday that security forces would show ''no leniency'' in the conflict with Islamic militants.
WASHINGTON - A Democratic Congress is poised to heed President Bush's call to help save the economy, but may not give him much else after a State of the Union speech that recycled many of the administration's past initiatives.
CHICAGO - Lawyers for an indicted businessman who poured thousands of dollars into the campaigns of Barack Obama and others planned to try to persuade a judge at a hearing Tuesday to reinstate his bond.
ATLANTA (AP) - The House took another stab Tuesday at limiting where sex offenders can live and work, passing a proposal to fix a part of the law the Georgia Supreme Court struck down as unconstitutional.
SAVANNAH - After 15 years of studies, lawsuits and bureaucratic delays, state and federal officials Wednesday signed the final paperwork needed for crews to begin digging sand and mud from the Savannah harbor to make room for supersized cargo ships to reach the busy port.
WASHINGTON - The first person diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. died Wednesday despite intense but delayed treatment, and the government announced it was expanding airport examinations to guard against the spread of the deadly disease.
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PERRY, Ga. - Democrat Michelle Nunn and Republican David Perdue accused each other of offering false hope to voters during a rowdy debate Tuesday, arguing their opponent will not be able to advance anything if elected to Georgia's open Senate seat.
PERRY, Ga. - Republican Nathan Deal accused Democrat Jason Carter of being inexperienced and unproven, while Carter zoned in on ethics complaints against the incumbent and Georgia's uneven economic recovery Tuesday, as the candidates sharpened their messages during their first head-to-head debate.
ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Cardinals tagged Clayton Kershaw in the seventh inning for the second straight time, riding Matt Adams' go-ahead, three-run homer to a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday and a fourth straight trip to the NL Championship Series.
BROOKLET - Over a month into the season, things seemed to be getting a bit dicey for Southeast Bulloch. A state playoff team last season, the Yellow Jackets stumbled their way to an 0-4 start thanks to a very tough slate of games to begin the year.
ATHENS - There is no quarterback controversy at Georgia.
NAPA, Calif. - A new PGA Tour season starts Thursday, and it's about time.
This week's weather has made it evident that the temperatures are trending downward and with that pattern comes the onset of another round of largemouth bass fishing.
The Statesboro Domino's Pizza store and the National Fire Protection Association are joining forces with the Statesboro Fire Department to promote fire prevention.
NEW YORK - Worries about weakening global growth drove the stock market lower Tuesday.
RICHMOND, Va. - Gay and lesbian couples are getting legally married in the South for the first time, crossing a threshold in a conservative region long opposed to the marriages.
WASHINGTON - Millions of Americans may qualify for waivers from the most unpopular part of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. But getting that exemption could be an ordeal.