Wilson Mizner said, "A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while he gets to know something."
DEAR ABBY: The short story is, I slept with a married co-worker. I paid him to come to my house to hook up my computer, but when he arrived, everything but that happened. He had been flirting with me for months, and when he got here one thing just led to another.
Sometimes we say that the wheels have come off. But occasionally they are only loose. If you drive erratically, the loose wheels will fall off and you will crash. If you steer carefully, though, you will safely reach the garage.
By CHARLES ODUM
South Carolina 31
BALTIMORE - For 30 minutes, the Baltimore Ravens' rejuvenated offense was rendered powerless by the depleted Atlanta Falcons.
ATHENS - Matthew Stafford grew up in Georgia's last two games, helping turn what appeared to be a lost season into one that suddenly looks a whole lot better for the Bulldogs.
Former Harvard president Charles W. Eliot wrote, "Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers."
In yesterday's deal, East could see how to defeat the contract, so took charge, overtaking his partner's winner and making the killing shift. When I first looked at today's deal, I thought it was another in that genre, but it is not.
By JOSEPH WHITE
ATLANTA - U2 and Green Day won't be in the house. The commissioner has other plans. The coin toss will be handled by the referee, not an ex-president.
Sunday afternoon was an exciting and emotional time for a local family.
ATLANTA - Joe Johnson scored a season-high 36 points and Charlotte couldn't overcome the longest field-goal drought to open an NBA game this season, helping the Atlanta Hawks beat the Bobcats 99-90 on Wednesday night.
ATLANTA - Urban Meyer has been going on and on about the Bowl Championship Series, calling it an imperfect system that should be replaced with a playoff.
If you establish realistic goals for yourself in the year ahead, support from powerful sources you would never have suspected to be interested will be forthcoming. With these strong allies at your side, success is very likely.
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.
Eric Alonzo (P, GSU)
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.
BATON ROUGE, La. - Bulloch County native Wendel Akins birdied the last four holes of the 36-hole Baton Rouge Open golf tournament on Sunday to finish 10-under in the event for the win, the New Orleans Advocate reported.
BETHESDA, Md. - Tiger Woods never felt so good after playing so badly.
LONDON - For 2 ½ hours, Venus Williams traded big serves and hard groundstrokes with Petra Kvitova on Centre Court. Williams was playing with some of the power and pace that had brought her five Wimbledon titles. But when it was over, she was left with a sense of disappointment.
SPARTA, Ky. - NASCAR drivers won't be shocked if Kentucky Speedway's fourth Sprint Cup Series race yields a repeat winner or new face spraying champagne in victory lane.