DEAR ABBY: What has become of social skills in this country? I have been planning my daughter's wedding for eight months, and mailed invitations with self-addressed, stamped response cards six weeks ahead of my deadline with the caterers and rental companies.
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DEAR ABBY: Something happened to me in one of the most popular restaurants here in town. I have gone there many times with family and friends. Recently a friend took me there for a birthday dinner. I know the manager, so I stopped to talk to him when we entered. As we were talking, the hostess came to take my friend to be seated, and I asked, "Could we have a booth, please?"
Humorist Evan Esar said, "The girl with a future avoids a man with a past."
Finally, you may be able to find the way to resolve an important arrangement that you have worked hard and long on but didn't seem to be going anyplace. All will work out advantageously for you and others involved.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I hope you can help. My husband, who is soon to be 72 years old, seems to sleep too much. He still works 40 hours a week, but it is not a strenuous job like he has worked in the past. He gets up every morning around 4 a.m., even though he doesn't go to work until 5:45 am. Even on days he doesn't go to work, he still arises early, and by the time I get up (on the days I don't work) at 6:30 a.m. to 7 a ...
FOREST HILL, Texas - A nearly 14-hour standoff between police and a man accused of shooting three people and taking a young boy hostage ended at dawn Thursday with the boy safe and the suspect in custody.
WASHINGTON - The House Ethics Committee opened an investigation Thursday into the unfolding scandal over Rep. Mark Foley's come-ons to congressional pages and accusations even by some Republicans that House speaker Dennis Hastert failed to protect the teens.
The committee, evenly divided between Republicans and Democrats, sat in closed session to take up a matter that imperils Hastert's leadership and has stirred extraordinary GOP infighting with midterm elections barely a month away.
GEORGETOWN, Pa. - Mourners prepared Friday to bury a fifth Amish girl who was gunned down in a schoolhouse classroom and faced the possibility that at least one of five other girls wounded in the shooting could die.
SANDERSVILLE - The Bulloch Academy Gators came from six points down in the fourth quarter to steal a 21-20 road win Friday night over the Brentwood School.
"I'm calling concerned of why Georgia Power let you pay half of their light bill and Excelsior do not. Just like why is Statesboro gas is higher than Millen and Augusta and North Augusta? Can you please answer that for me?"
Dr. Dawn Cartee, interim president at Southeastern Technical College in Vidalia, has been named to the 2007 Leadership Georgia Class.
Jimmie and Annette Williams of Portal announce the engagement of their daughter, Robin Williams, to Jack Stewart III, son of the late Jack "Bubba" Stewart Jr. of Savannah.
A regular perusal of news outlets is enough to show that our world is in a mess, to put it mildly. Of course, this is nothing new. Political agendas, personal desires and worldly viewpoints always have made improving human relationships an uphill battle.
PHILADELPHIA - Authorities were investigating how a metal security grate detached and fell from the facade of an Italian ice shop Saturday afternoon, killing a 3-year-old girl.
LOS ANGELES - NASA has tested new technology designed to bring spacecraft - and one day even astronauts - safely down to Mars, with the agency declaring the experiment a qualified success even though a giant parachute got tangled on the way down.
FORTALEZA, Brazil - The Dutch were worried about the oppressive heat at Arena Castelao, and they left it with the stifling hot conditions to thank for a spot in the World Cup quarterfinals.
Mrs. Winifred Evans High
LONDON - As Serena Williams began to fall behind in what would become her earliest Wimbledon exit in nearly a decade, her coach could tell something was awry.
SAO PAULO - DaMarcus Beasley is playing his latest, and likely last, World Cup with little fanfare - just the way the soft-spoken defender prefers it.
BETHESDA, Md. - Patrick Reed held it together Saturday at Congressional to build a two-shot lead in the Quicken Loans National and put himself in an ideal position.
BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil - Brazil advanced to the World Cup quarterfinals on Saturday with a 3-2 shootout win over Chile following a tense and thrilling battle that ended 1-1 after extra time.
PHILADELPHIA - The Braves took advantage of a little help from their opposition.
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Mr. Waldo Beasley
PHILADELPHIA - Freddie Freeman homered, doubled and drove in all four Atlanta runs to back Julio Teheran's strong pitching as the Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-2 Friday night.
The Statesboro High baseball season is a distant memory and the Blue Devils' now-graduated star Jackson Ware has been committed to play at Mercer for over seven months.
DENVER - Never mind that there were dozens of TV sets at the bar, many turned to pro wrestling, poker and bowling to provide background noise early one weekend morning. Jon Forget walked in, asked the bartender to change one set to soccer and got laughed out of the joint.