I was reading about water bears the other day. They are microscopic creatures that look like tiny little bears with eight legs; their scientific name, tardigrada, means "slow mover." They can live for up to 50 years and at temperatures as low as -400 degrees Fahrenheit. If the water in which they live dries up, they go into a state of hibernation called cryptobiosis, "hidden life."
Bridge badly needs more young players, and several cities and states are trying to persuade schools to run extracurricular classes. One of the most successful has been Atlanta. Information is at www.atlantajuniorbridge.org.
Mr. and Mrs. James Sparks of Aiken, S.C., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Anna Brett Sparks, to Christopher Blane Daniel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Daniel of Amarillo, Texas.
Joy and Floyd Waters of Statesboro are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Leigh Anne Waters, to Dylan Stiles Bailey, son of Debbie and Gayle Bailey of Statesboro.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenny Miller of Statesboro announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Stephanie Paige Miller of Statesboro, to Jarrod Malcolm Lee of Nevils, son of Mr. Rodney Lee and Mrs. Sandra Blake.
Robin Malissa "Missy" Mensching of Sylvania and Troy Rahn Hutcheson Jr. of Statesboro announce their engagement and plans for their upcoming wedding.
TRENTON, N.J. - They've bickered over whether she knew he was gay, whose tell-all book would sell better, whether a poster of a nude man hanging over his new lover's bed had to come down before she'd allow their 6-year-old to visit.
Mr. and Mrs. Elton Edward Reddick Jr. of Sylvania are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jenny Leigh Reddick, to Justin Jasper Janney, son of Elizabeth Ryan Janney of Sylvania and Robin Scott Janney of Wisconsin.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I have been reading your column for years and have been helped with numerous problems. I just love your down-home common-sense approach to medicine that is woefully lacking in modern society.
LOS ANGELES - Hundreds of police officers from around the country joined mourners Friday at a huge church to remember a man so dependable on the job he was nicknamed ''The Rock'' - the city's first SWAT team member ever killed in the line of duty.
When the Bulloch County Commissioners were finally named by the Georgia Legislature, the list of men responsible for "fixing a proper place to erect a Court House and a jail" were Drury Jones, John Mikell, and Israel Bird. While Statesboro was not a den of thieves, it did have its moments when the law was desperately needed.
GRATON, Calif. - The most desperate men park themselves on corners well before dawn, hoping for first dibs on jobs.
The Georgia Southern women's basketball team is looking to extend its win streak to five games on the road as it faces College of Charleston, Saturday, Feb. 16. Tip-off is slated for 2 p.m. at John Kresse Arena in Charleston, S.C.
Jimmy Costley of Portal and Lynn Costley of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Nichole Costley Lanier of Statesboro, to Chris Randall Deal, son of Randy and Debbie Deal of Statesboro.
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