DEAR ABBY: The letter you printed (10/23) from "Anxious Dad in Ohio," who considers it a problem that his father is physically affectionate with his 2-year-old granddaughter, broke my heart. My dad was physically affectionate, too.
Bulloch Academy senior James Conner will get to put on his football helmet and strap up his shoulder pads one more time in his high-school career this week.
Mommy claims Santa was a bad boy OREM, Utah - It's described as she-said, Santa-said. No matter who's right, the Santa at University Mall has been replaced. A woman accused the mall's Santa Claus of making an inappropriate comment to her teenage daughter last week. Mall officials ''found that the claims of the mother ... differed considerably from those of Santa and the witnesses there,'' general manager Rob Callas said. But to ...
LOS ANGELES - New photographs from space suggest that water occasionally flows on the frigid surface of Mars, raising the tantalizing possibility that the Red Planet is hospitable to life, scientists reported Wednesday.
SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J. - Taco Bell ordered scallions removed from its 5,800 U.S. restaurants Wednesday after tests suggested they may be responsible for the E. coli outbreak that has sickened at least three dozen people in three states.
WASHINGTON - President Bush's policy in Iraq ''is not working,'' a high-level commission said Wednesday in a blunt, bleak assessment that called for an urgent diplomatic attempt to stabilize the country and allow withdrawal of most U.S. combat troops by early 2008.
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The sport that already offers unprecedented fan access is going one step further in 2007, allowing DirecTV viewers to watch an entire NASCAR race from behind the wheel.
NEW YORK - Going .500 gets fans upset, coaches in trouble and players released. Except in this year's NFC, where a break-even mark is looking playoff-worthy. And a winning record makes you a Super Bowl contender. When the Philadelphia Eagles beat the Carolina Panthers on Monday night, it created a four-way logjam for the two NFC wild-card berths between those teams, the New York Giants and Atlanta - all at 6-6. So ...
Mary Hemingway wrote, "Worry a little bit every day and in a lifetime you will lose a couple of years. If something is wrong, fix it if you can. But train yourself not to worry. Worry never fixes anything."
DEAR DR. GOTT: A typical example: Confused resident comes to the nursing station and asks "Is my husband dead?" If one answered, "Now you know your husband died 10 years ago," the patient would argue.
DEAR ABBY: My husband, "Steve's," daughter by his first marriage has a mentor at work who keeps trying to "borrow" him as her escort to the company Christmas party. Steve and I have been married nine years, and this is the third time she has tried to pull this stunt.
A number of secret desires and ambitions have good chances of being realized because of a breakthrough you make in another area. Do your best, believe in your future and let things happen.
New advertising strategy - chocolate chip cookie scented bus shelters SAN FRANCISCO - Five-year-old Gabby Supapo stuck her nose up in the air and sniffed. ''Oreos,'' she declared. Not exactly what the California Milk Processor Board had in mind when it outfitted five San Francisco bus shelters with ads embedded with the smell of just-out-of-the-oven chocolate chip cookies. The scented bus shelter advertisements made their U.S. debut Monday, according Louis Zafonte, spokesman for ...
Important players aren't always leading scorers. Sometimes, a key team member has to do the dirty work - the small things that don't get noticed. For Statesboro's boys basketball team, Patrick Parker is one such guy. A junior center, Parker has stepped up from his role on the junior varsity team last season to become a key cog for the Blue Devils this winter. As the team dealt with early illnesses and the ...
NEW YORK - Jameis Winston left voters no choice but to give him the Heisman Trophy.
PHILADELPHIA - Keenan Reynolds ran through steady snow and swirling wind into the NCAA record book, helping Navy beat Army 34-7 on Saturday for its 12th consecutive victory in the series.
ATLANTA (AP) - The Redskins, awash in chaos and controversy, may find comfort in the reminder they're not alone in their first-to-worst misery.
ATLANTA - Jaquez Parks passed for four touchdowns and ran 73 yards for another score, amassing 554 total yards, to lead Griffin to a 56-35 victory over Carrollton for the Class AAAA state championship Saturday night at the Georgia Dome.
BLACKSHEAR - The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets brought home another region win on Friday, defeating Pierce County 67-49 on the road.
AUSTIN, Texas - Mack Brown united and revived a divided and dormant Texas football program and coached the Longhorns to their first undisputed national title in 36 years. Now after four seasons with at least four losses, Brown is stepping down to make way for the next coach to try to push the Longhorns back into the nation's elite. <p class="MsoNormal" ...
CLAXTON - About 60 people gathered Thursday night at Claxton's First African Missionary Baptist Church to say "enough" after the deaths of two young black men in gun violence nearby in the past two months.
NEWTOWN, Conn. - Bells tolled 26 times to honor the children and educators killed one year ago in a shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School as local churches held memorial services and the country marked the anniversary with events including a White House moment of silence.
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PORTAL - The Portal Panthers got a tough early test from rival Emanuel County Institute Friday night. The Bulldogs made things tough throughout the night, but Portal was able to maintain a lead and pulled away late to record a 69-55 victory.
Aaron Murray said Friday his recovery from knee surgery is going "extremely well" and he expects to participate in Georgia's pro day so he can show NFL teams he is "on the right track."
FLOWERY BRANCH - Mike Nolan knows his second season as Falcons defensive coordinator has been a borderline disaster.
The Washington You-Know-Whos sure know how to diffuse the debate over their nickname as they head to Atlanta to face the Falcons.
ATLANTA - Liam Welch threw two touchdown passes to Daniel Lindsay, and Augusta's Aquinas High won its first Georgia state football championship with a 27-7 victory Friday over Savannah's Calvary Day.
NEW YORK - Jameis Winston smiled and laughed, posing for pictures with the other Heisman Trophy finalists and the big bronze statue that he is expected to take home.