Benny Parsons made a career of beating the odds, rising up from a childhood of poverty in the North Carolina foothills to a job as a Detroit cabbie, and eventually, becoming a NASCAR champion.
In order to truly be united, we need to focus on the things we have in common rather than our differences.
BAGHDAD, Iraq - The Iraqi government's attempt Monday to close a chapter on Saddam Hussein's repressive regime - by hanging two of his henchmen - only appeared to anger many of Saddam's fellow Sunni Muslims after the former leader's half brother was decapitated on the gallows.
DEAR ABBY: The letter from "Disappointed in Newport, Pa." (11/25/06), about people who don't do what they say they'll do, caught my eye. I can truly appreciate the frustration with the prospective employers who tell you they will get back to you within a week and then you hear nothing.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I read your article in the paper about what an indention in the breast could mean. I knew I had an indention but did not realize that it could be cancer. When I read it, I still did not want to panic. After a few weeks, I finally called my doctor and made an appointment with her. In the meantime, I spoke with a friend who had breast cancer about a year ago. She gave me the name and phone number of her doctor.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks set a bunch of season bests, but it nearly wasn't enough to win back-to-back games for the first time since the first month of the season.
This week, we are looking at balancing. One of a suit has been opened on our left and two passes have followed. What do our various calls mean? In particular, how do they differ from actions taken in the second position, immediately over the opening bid?
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ATLANTA - The first Martin Luther King Jr. Day since the death of King's widow and the chief keeper of his civil rights dream was marked Monday with speeches, visits to the couple's tomb and the opening of a collection of his papers, including a draft of his ''I Have a Dream'' speech.
A New York hospital is taking steps to offer the nation's first uterus transplant, a radical experiment that might allow women whose wombs were removed or are defective to bear children.
Great defense and a high-octane transition offense helped Bulloch Academy to a 31-point victory over Thomas Jefferson Academy Monday night.
Once you fuse your ambitions to your capabilities, prospects for success in whatever you undertake looks greater than ever. This compatible matchup will prove to be a winning combination.
CHICAGO - Robbie Gould won it after Rex Grossman didn't lose it and the Chicago Bears are back in the NFC championship game for the first time in 18 years.
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