DEAR ABBY: In response to "Desperately Needing Advice in Manhattan" (Nov. 29), whose business associate advised her it is necessary to drink in order to make business deals, I think you missed the mark in your reply.
ATLANTA - The tide has turned in the nation's battle against cancer.
Although some circumstances that have a bearing on you personally may be difficult to define at times, don't get fearful. The influences will still be working in your favor. Nice things are likely to happen.
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PITTSBURGH - After two months of trying, the Pittsburgh Pirates finally landed a deal for Atlanta power hitter Adam LaRoche on Wednesday when they agreed to acquire the first baseman for left-handed reliever Mike Gonzalez.
When the Lady Panthers of Portal get in some trouble and need a spark off the bench, they turn to sophomore guard Kanesha Eason.
TEHRAN, Iran - Prices for vegetables have tripled in the past month, housing prices have doubled since last summer - and as costs have gone up, so has Iranians' discontent with hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his focus on confrontation with the West.
If your right-hand opponent opens one of a suit and you immediately overcall two no-trump, you are promising at least 5-5 in the two lowest-ranking unbid suits. But if one of a suit is opened on your left and two passes follow, now a jump to two no-trump is natural, showing the values for a two-no-trump opening bid: 20-22 points. True, you might shade a point if your hand includes a decent five-card minor suit; and you might shade two points if you hold a respectable six-card minor suit (and 6-3-2-2 distribution). Remember, when the play takes place, you will ...
WASHINGTON - The Bush administration has agreed to shift course and let a secret but independent panel of federal judges oversee the government's controversial domestic spying program.
Senior guard Kacie Lanier poured in 15 points, including four 3-pointers, to help Bulloch Academy pummel Edmund Burke 47-17 in GISA Region 2-AA action Tuesday night.
DEAR ABBY: My fiance, "Pan," and I have been together nearly two years. We fell in love quickly and knew we wanted to marry one day. We are loving, respectful and kind to each other. Our only source of conflict involves his family.
FRESNO, Calif. - Shoppers will feel the sting from a string of subfreezing nights in California's citrus groves and other farming areas, with prices for oranges, lemons, avocados and other produce poised to double or triple in coming weeks, according to industry officials.
BAGHDAD, Iraq - Twin car bombs tore through a leading Baghdad university as students left classes Tuesday in the deadliest attack in Iraq in nearly two months, and the United Nations reported 34,452 civilians were slain last year, nearly three times more than the government reported.
There are strong indications you could unexpectedly get involved in a very unique endeavor or enterprise. It will be something you never thought would happen, but you'll love being involved when it does.
WASHINGTON - Sen. Barack Obama launched a presidential campaign Tuesday that would make him the first black to occupy the White House, and immediately tried to turn his political inexperience into an asset with voters seeking change.
Smartphones - and the apps, photos and texts that come with them - are hard to resist. Americans log more than an hour of screen time on the devices each day, according to a December 2013 data analysis from Nielsen.
ATLANTA - More time-management issues. A blown lead in the fourth quarter. Another loss outside the NFC South.
I hit an owl.
Southeast Bulloch High School's competitive cheerleading team finished off a hugely successful season last weekend with a third-place finish in the Georgia Class AAA State Cheerleading Championships.
Southeast Bulloch and Statesboro High Schools' JROTC Raider Teams traveled recently to the State Raider Meet at Spaulding High School in Griffin, and each took home top honors.
CHICAGO - On a very memorable Sunday, Pastor Laura Truax surprised her congregation with a bold announcement: She was about to hand out money to everyone.
FERGUSON, Mo. - Crews erected barricades around the building where a grand jury has been considering whether to indict the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, even as a grand jury decision seemed unlikely this weekend.
Mrs. Charity Blackburn Bragg
Ohio State finally took control of its game against Indiana in the fourth quarter. That was still better than Florida State.
The Atlanta Falcons won't apologize for somehow being in first place with a losing record.
ATHENS, Ga. - Nick Chubb and Georgia took care of Charleston Southern early, looking to carry the momentum into next week's state rivalry game against Georgia Tech.
ATHENS - Nick Chubb and Georgia took care of Charleston Southern early, looking to carry the momentum into next week's state rivalry game against Georgia Tech.
WARSAW, Poland - Officials in a Polish town have opposed a proposition to name a playground after Winnie-the-Pooh due to the bear's unclear gender and immodest clothing.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - In the squalid Jacksonville dogfighting kennel, a champion named Bulletproof Sam sat in a makeshift wooden cage, his teeth exposed from a missing snout.
It's last Monday morning and according to the weather report - and somebody got it right this time - it's raining very hard with thunder and lightning, and it's nice to be inside looking out. This afternoon, we have a 100 percent chance of very heavy rain, high winds and a get-ready-to-hunker-down warning, which I will do my best to follow the directions. One of my colleagues has just told me we're not supposed to have this kind of stuff this late in the year. Since he teaches Algebra, what does he know? He knows this: it is ...