DEAR ABBY: You told "Nervous in Bernardsville, N.J." (9/2), whose daughter reads romance novels, that "some might argue that the idealized depiction of romance and women being 'rescued' by powerful, wealthy men is more worrisome than the sex and eroticism." It is clear from that statement that you haven't read one yourself in a long time.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I have a perplexing problem that I hope you can help me with. I break a lot of blood vessels in my fingers and wondered if you could give me some information on the subject, as I have one right now and it is very sore. I am constantly getting bulging, blue, broken blood vessels and don't do anything out of the ordinary to get them. Is this normal, should I be concerned, and is there any remedy to reduce them once they happen, like put cold or warm compresses on them?
Fred R. Barnard claimed that one picture is worth a thousand words. At the bridge table, although a picture - of the opposing hands - may be worth only one trick, that can be the difference between success and failure.
Your circle of friends and relationships will be substantially advanced. Each new group you meet, place you go or activity in which you engage could serve as a contributor toward furthering your popularity.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Dow Jones industrial average briefly swept past 12,000 for the first time Wednesday, extending its march into record territory as investors grow increasingly optimistic about corporate earnings and the economy. The blue chip average rose to a new closing high, but fell just short of the 12,000 mark.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A note found on the body of a suicide jumper led police to a French Quarter apartment where they found his girlfriend's charred head in a pot on the stove, her arms and legs in the oven and her torso in the refrigerator, a law enforcement officer said Wednesday.
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DEAR ABBY: During the last few weeks, two young women I know have confided to me about similar situations with their boyfriends. Each said her boyfriend took her cell phone and went through her logged calls, voice messages and text messages, checking to see who she had talked to. Both young men were furious that the girls had contact with other male friends. Both incidents were frightening.
In the year ahead, be optimistic and look for upswings in your life, from finances to love life to everyday issues. Positive convictions will help speed along all the good things in store for you.
Your left-hand opponent opens one spade, your partner passes, your right-hand opponent jumps to four spades, and you overcall four no-trump. What message are you transmitting to partner about your hand? Sorry, but not all four-no-trump bids are Blackwood.
DEAR DR. GOTT: We were interested in the question sent by the 80-year-old registered nurse about older people having difficulty getting back to sleep after waking up during the night. In my case, I have to get up in the night for bladder relief, then lay awake or finally turn on the light to read for two hours. I have been helped by taking sleep aids. They all have the ingredient diphenhydramine. The product is labeled nonhabit-forming but is recommended for only occasional sleeplessness. I am concerned that frequent use might be detrimental. Would every third night on a continual ...
ATLANTA - Statesboro held steady at No. 2 in Class AAAA, while Emanuel County Institute retained the top spot in the Class A rankings displayed in this week's Associated Press high school football poll.
WAIKOLOA, Hawaii (AP) - Frightened and unable to sleep in her posh, ocean-view hotel room after riding out the island's most recent earthquake, Doris Christianson crept out of bed and found a decidedly more down-market place to lay her head.
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - U.S. forces patrolled the streets of the predominantly Shiite city of Balad on Tuesday after five days of sectarian slaughter killed 95 people, violence that surged out of control despite the efforts of Iraq's best-trained soldiers.
SOPERTON - The final brackets for the Class A public school state playoffs won't be known until the middle of next week, but Portal is making a strong case to make the field for a second consecutive season.
Bulloch Academy seniors took the reins and drove their respective squads to sweet victories on Valentine's Day in the final regular-season home game Friday night.
Georgia Southern is high on talent but short on depth.
SOCHI, Russia - A pair of skiers from Switzerland collected gold medals at the Sochi Games on Friday, and a teenager from Japan overcame a pair of falls to become the first Asian man to win an Olympic title in men's figure skating.
NEW ORLEANS - With the first pick in the 2014 NBA All-Star fantasy draft ...
A policy amendment limiting what employees of Bulloch County's public schools may include in the signature line of emails took effect Friday.
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ATLANTA - State government officials scaled back their emergency operations and crews worked to finish restoring power to homes and businesses as conditions improved following a winter storm that dumped snow and ice on much of Georgia.
Jack and Jean Bailey of Statesboro proudly announce the engagement of their daughter, Katelyn Marie Bailey, to Jared Michael Miller, son of Ed and Valerie Miller of Atlanta, Ga.
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Kearney of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Alexandra Leigh Kearney of Atlanta, to Brian Dean Clouser, son of Dean Clouser and Mary Clouser.
Mr. and Mrs. Barry P. Sherrod of Stilson, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Jordan Elizabeth Sherrod, to Derrick Mitchell Mathis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Mathis of Louisville, Ga.
Jimmy and Barbara Mallard of Portal, Ga., plan to celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary on February 22nd at the Middleground Community Center from 4 until 6 p.m. The reception will be hosted by the couple's three children, Joyce Boyett of Portal, Julie Barnes of Statesboro and Jason Mallard of Portal. They have seven grandchildren. The couple married on February 21, 1964. No invitations will be sent. All family and friends are invited to stop by. No gifts, please.
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Yeatts Jr. of Macon, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Christine Yeatts, to Herbert Lehman Franklin III, son of Ms. Emma Louise Keaton Franklin and Mr. Herbert Lehman Franklin Jr. of Statesboro, Ga.
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SAVANNAH - Southeast Bulloch Coach John Page knew his team was going to be in for a dog fight when it met Brantley County in the opening round of the Region 1-AAA tournament.