WASHINGTON - A half century after the Supreme Court outlawed state-sponsored school segregation, five of nine justices indicated Monday that school systems may run afoul of the Constitution by using students' race to promote diversity.
Do you have a friend who would like to learn bridge? Or someone who knows the very basic elements but little else? If so, get her or him "Bridge for Dummies" by Eddie Kantar (Wiley Publishing). It has been republished in an improved version with, thankfully, hand diagrams that look like those in newspapers and magazines. Kantar writes with a humorous pen. And the bidding is up-to-date with 15-17 no-trumps, weak two-bids and limit raises.
UCLA and Pittsburgh held onto Nos. 1 and 2 in The Associated Press' college basketball poll released Monday. The following three spots, however, were reshuffled by upsets.
Bulloch Academy's 2006-07 junior varsity basketball program got mixed reviews on its opening night Monday.
A trail ride and fun day Dec. 16 won't cost a thing, except a can or two of dog or cat food to donate to the Statesboro-Bulloch County Animal Shelter.
The following were indicted on listed charges and appeared Wednesday, Nov. 29, for arraignment before Bulloch County Superior Court Judge F. Gates Peed:
DEAR DR. GOTT: I am 76 years old, and in the last year I have developed moles or brown spots on my back, neck and in my hair. They itch and are raised. My doctor just pooh-poohs me and doesn't give me any satisfaction to my questions.
Circumstances could present themselves where you will develop far better relationships with certain people who are important to you. It might take some adjustment on your part, but it'll be worth it.
CHICAGO - Scientists for the first time have grown human heart valves using stem cells from the fluid that cushions babies in the womb - offering a revolutionary approach that may be used to repair defective hearts in the future.
WASHINGTON - A big drop in gas prices pushed consumer costs down for a second straight month, and factories staged a modest rebound - signs the Federal Reserve is managing to stem inflation without pushing the country into recession.
HANOI, Vietnam - Visiting a land where America suffered military defeat, President Bush urged patience for positive results in Iraq on Friday and tried to stiffen global resolve to challenge a nuclear-armed North Korea.
BAGHDAD, Iraq - British ground forces and U.S. military helicopters fought with gunmen Friday in southern Iraq where four American security contractors and their Austrian co-worker were abducted in a convoy hijacking near the Kuwait border.
Beauty queen gives up her title to don army attire
DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a 53-year-old wife and mother with a question. I have read that after one year without having a period, I do not have to be concerned about birth control anymore. How exact is that? At what time can I be absolutely sure that I do not need to use birth control of any kind? I have never had a permanent form of sterilization performed and am anxiously awaiting the day when I have no need for any birth control.
Students around the state are ready to get back to school, but 16 teams from around south Georgia are already on the softball diamond as Bulloch Academy hosted the first day of the third annual Miriam Burnette Memorial "Striking out Alzheimer's" tournament Wednesday on the grounds of Georgia Southern University.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Quarterback battles and signal-caller questions abound in the Southeastern Conference going into preseason camps around the league.
AKRON, Ohio - Tiger Woods finds out over the next two weeks if his season is over or just getting started.
WASHINGTON - After a dismal winter, the U.S. economy sprang back to life in the April-June quarter, growing at a fast 4 percent annual rate on the strength of higher consumer and business spending.
Statesboro Christian Bookstore will close for the last time Saturday.
LOS ANGELES - Tommy La Stella put together his second straight three-hit game and fourth since making his major league debut in late May. Freddie Freeman broke out of his slump, too. Their offense just wasn't enough to keep Atlanta's winning streak going.
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FLOWERY BRANCH - Matt Ryan is expanding his leadership role to include teaching young players and other newcomers in his seventh training camp with the Falcons.
AKRON, Ohio - The landmark at Firestone Country Club is among the most popular in America, a massive water tower in the shape of a golf ball on a tee.
PORTAL - No matter the expectations, the preseason preparations rarely change for the Portal Panthers.
Two down, one big one to go.
DALTON - The challenges presented by an influx of unaccompanied children and youths from Central America streaming across the southern border into the United States have reached Dalton.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - A 9-year-old girl who was struck by a plane that crash-landed on a beach while she vacationed with her family has died from her injuries, law enforcement officials in Florida said Tuesday.
If I ever write a book I'll call it "Truths, Half Truths and Downright Lies," mainly because I can't remember which category all my little adventures fall under.
A family of seven escaped a fire early Monday morning caused by food left cooking, Evans County Fire Chief Andy Sikes said.