Since you're prepared to work hard to make the most of that which you've set your mind to, elevate your sights so, when you do succeed, you can truly boast about what you accomplished and achieved.
ATLANTA - With at least one report from Florida listing him as one of two finalists to be named head coach of the Miami Dolphins, Chan Gailey was still on the job at Georgia Tech Thursday.
The one important fact that might get through to you is that, in most cases, many small parts comprise a successful whole. Before your next birthday, you may piece together something of considerable size and worth.
WASHINGTON - President Bush's about-face on warrantless wiretapping was the latest in a series of White House retreats and reversals. This is a different day for a president known for his stubbornness and insistence on seeing things his way.
CAIRO, Egypt - An Egyptian blogger went on trial Thursday on charges of insulting Islam and causing sectarian strife with his Internet writings. Egypt's first prosecution of a blogger came as Washington has backed away from pressuring its Mideast ally to improve its human rights record and bring democratic reform.
If the dealer on your right opens one of a suit, a single jump overcall is weak. It shows a hand with which you would have opened a weak two-bid: a decent six-card suit and some 6-10 high-card points.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I hope you print my letter, because I am interested in knowing whether there are others like me.
WASHINGTON - The crash of a commuter jet that took off from the wrong runway in Lexington, Ky., last summer has thrown a spotlight on the FAA's ''sterile cockpit'' rule - a commonly violated and difficult-to-enforce prohibition against extraneous conversation between the pilots.
DEAR ABBY: I'm active-duty military but retiring within a year with no plans for future employment as yet. My wife is 38 and I am 39. We have three children, ages 20, 18 and 15.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves used to flop in the playoffs because of a shaky bullpen. Last season, a ghastly group of relievers was a big reason the team didn't even make it to the postseason after 14 straight division titles.
Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Michael Vick's bruised public image has taken another blow, and this one could send the Atlanta Falcons' star quarterback to an NFL-mandated substance abuse program.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I am worried about my daughter-in-law. She is 24 and has occasional seizures. She has had them since she was a little girl and took a bad fall. She used to take seizure medicine, but she has no insurance, so she takes nothing now. Plus, she said the medicine never really helped her. She has had no seizures now for about five months. However, while visiting her last week, I noticed her eyes flutter and roll constantly. They never did that before. I was really concerned about this change. Is she setting herself up for a big ...
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.
Meshach Taylor, who played a lovable ex-convict surrounded by boisterous Southern belles on the sitcom "Designing Women" and appeared in numerous other TV and film roles, died of cancer at age 67, his agent said Sunday.
RECIFE, Brazil - Costa Rica beat Greece in a penalty shootout Sunday to reach the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time after defending desperately with 10 men for nearly an hour.
LONDON - The so-called "Big 4" who have won 35 of 37 of the past Grand Slam singles titles - Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray and Roger Federer - are all around for the second week at Wimbledon, joined by the new major winner on the block, Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka.
BETHESDA, Md. - Justin Rose has won enough times on the strongest golf courses to appreciate how one mistake can make a difference.
Headline news stories across the globe recently touted the abdication of Spain's 76-year-old King Juan Carlos and the ascension to the thrown by his son, 46-year-old Crown Prince Felipe. Of interest to local residents, however, might be Statesboro's connection to the newly crowned king of Spain.
PHILADELPHIA - An offensive funk sent the Phillies to a four-game sweep by the Atlanta Braves.
WASHINGTON - Congress is wildly unpopular.
NEW ORLEANS - Two men exchanged gunfire early Sunday on the city's always-crowded Bourbon Street in the celebrated French Quarter and nine people were shot in the crossfire, including two who were critically wounded, police said.
The Fourth of July is that time during the year when so many of the things I hold dear culminate - summertime, family, fireworks, all-American food, tradition, pride. Whether it's on the front porch of the family cabin or beneath the sky on a blanket by the ocean, year after year, l revel in celebrating our nation's independence.
Note: The following is one of a series of articles looking at the growth of roads and transportation in Georgia and Bulloch County beginning in 1807.
A regular perusal of news outlets is enough to show that our world is in a mess, to put it mildly. Of course, this is nothing new. Political agendas, personal desires and worldly viewpoints always have made improving human relationships an uphill battle.
PHILADELPHIA - Authorities were investigating how a metal security grate detached and fell from the facade of an Italian ice shop Saturday afternoon, killing a 3-year-old girl.
LOS ANGELES - NASA has tested new technology designed to bring spacecraft - and one day even astronauts - safely down to Mars, with the agency declaring the experiment a qualified success even though a giant parachute got tangled on the way down.
FORTALEZA, Brazil - The Dutch were worried about the oppressive heat at Arena Castelao, and they left it with the stifling hot conditions to thank for a spot in the World Cup quarterfinals.
Mrs. Winifred Evans High