DEAR ABBY: Two years ago, I was diagnosed with a severe allergy to cold. I cannot touch, eat, breathe or be exposed to cold temperatures without serious risk to my life in the form of anaphylactic shock. Over the course of the last two years, I have learned how to manage this allergy and avoid most triggers, with the exception of the elements during winter months. I applied for and was issued a handicapped permit by the state that allows me to park as close as possible to buildings so I am exposed for the shortest time possible.
Hunt seat and western riders interested in joining an interscholastic riding team need look no further than Brooklet. Starting this fall, Eleanor Ellis, trainer and owner of Evermore Farm, will lead a newly formed interscholastic riding team in connection with the Interscholastic Riding Association (IEA).
With Western Carolina coming to town this weekend Georgia Southern finds itself in a position that is becoming all too familiar.
PHILADELPHIA - When Jimmy Rollins boldly predicted the Phillies would win the NL East, he didn't expect it would take Philadelphia this long to reach first place.
DEAR DR. GOTT: Regarding your article about "uncontrollable skunkish gas." About 9 or 10 years ago, I became aware that chlorophyll tablets are given to patients in nursing homes to prevent the odor of gas. They can be obtained at any health food store. The pills do not stop the gas but "kill" the smell of it.
HILLSBORO, Ohio - A man angry that he wasn't going to be sold a house is accused of using a power saw to turn the abode into a convertible.
HILLSBORO, Ore. - A fire hydrant painted as an American flag has been removed from a dog park after complaints it was disrespectful to let dogs use it for what dogs do.
Dust off your boots, grab your gun and sharpen your aim - it's almost time for the Second Annual Cultural Clays Tournament.
NEW YORK - Global warming, poverty, health and education took center stage at the opening of Clinton Global Initiative conference Wednesday as former President Clinton and his vice president, Al Gore, briefly reunited on a common cause.
RABAT, Morocco - Police are analyzing a photo allegedly taken in Morocco of a girl who appears to resemble missing toddler Madeleine McCann, Interpol and a spokesman for the British Embassy said Wednesday. But British news reports suggested it was a false alarm in the high-profile case, saying the girl was Moroccan.
DEAR ABBY: I'm 34 years old and have two wonderful kids ages 12 and 8. I am a single mother, employed part time. I live with my parents and need some advice.
NEW YORK - The Bush administration moved Wednesday to cement international support for new U.N. sanctions on Iran over its nuclear programs and rebuked Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for declaring the issue ''closed.''
DETROIT - The United Auto Workers and General Motors Corp. agreed Wednesday to a tentative contract that ends a two-day national strike - the first against the automaker in 37 years - and puts responsibility for retirees' health care into the union's hands.
MINNEAPOLIS - Sen. Larry Craig said he hopes that his guilty plea in an airport sex sting will be rescinded by a court in Minneapolis on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON - The House Tuesday passed a bill to keep the government running until mid-November, with both Democrats and Republicans determined to avoid a shutdown.
ATLANTA - At least one of the two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa has recovered and was to be discharged Thursday from an Atlanta hospital, a spokeswoman for the aid group he was working for said.
KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine - Former President George W. Bush took the ice bucket challenge then nominated former President Bill Clinton to do it next.
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PITTSBURGH - Justin Upton dropped a routine fly ball to left-centerfield in the ninth inning which set the stage for Gaby Sanchez's game-winning sacrifice fly that capped a late-inning comeback as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Wednesday night.
ATHENS - Hutson Mason finally has the job he wanted all along.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith has put a strong emphasis since the start of training camp on improving the team's run defense.
Southeast Bulloch saw many years of constant losing and frustration fade into the mist last fall as it earned a spot in the state playoffs for the first time since 2003.
WASHINGTON - The political tilt of the Senate during President Barack Obama's final two years in office is likely to hinge on a handful of female contenders in tight and costly races.
Georgia Southern University made history Wednesday when the University System of Georgia's Board of Regents granted the university the first undergraduate manufacturing engineering degree program in the state and the Southeast.
BEREA, Ohio - Brian Hoyer defied long odds - and stiff-armed Johnny Football - to keep his dream job.
NEW YORK - The Dallas Cowboys are the first U.S. sports franchise to top $3 billion in value.
CLEVELAND - Kent State football player Jason Bitsko, who was slated to start at center for the Golden Flashes this season, died Wednesday.
WASHINGTON - The United States stood firm Wednesday in its fight against Islamic State militants who beheaded a U.S. journalist in Iraq, pledging to continue attacking the group despite its threats to kill another American hostage. President Barack Obama denounced the group as a "cancer" threatening the entire region as the administration weighed sending even more American troops to Iraq.
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - A Rhode Island Little League coach had a team of disappointed kids when they were eliminated from tournament play, but his speech is one for the very best of books.
CLAYTON, Mo. - As U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder arrived in Missouri on Wednesday, a small group of protesters gathered outside the building where a grand jury could begin hearing evidence to determine whether a Ferguson police officer who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown should be charged in his death.