DEAR ABBY: I am a friendly, happy, well-rounded student. I am president of my class in medical school, currently a 4.0 student and top-ranked in my class. I have a wonderful life. I am artistic, intelligent, attractive, very successful in work and at school. I have a lovely apartment, a new car, fulfilling hobbies, great friendships, and a fiance who is kind, loving and supportive.
Dr. Brenda Shuman-Riley of Statesboro and Charles Alexander Riley of Cordele, Ga., announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Blair Alexandra, to William C. "Bill" Inabinet III, son of Mr. and Mrs. William C. Inabinet Jr. of Monroe, Ga.
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.
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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 ...
The weather was cold and rainy Thursday, but that's not the reason law enforcement found a Twin City man soaked and chilled, needing rescue.
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MACON - A balanced trio of rebounding, scoring and defense lifted the Bulloch Academy Lady Gators to lopsided 79-48 victory over the Westfield Lady Hornets in the GISA Class AAA semifinal game here Friday night.
DORAL, Fla. - Tiger Woods only made it through 10 holes Thursday - this time because of the weather, not his back.
This is it.
For the fourth time in the last seven seasons, the Lady Gators of Bulloch Academy have found themselves in the state basketball semifinals.
PRETORIA, South Africa - As the girlfriend he shot in the head lay dead or dying in his home, a weeping, praying Oscar Pistorius knelt at her side and struggled in vain to help her breathe by holding two fingers in her clenched mouth, a witness testified Thursday at the double-amputee runner's murder trial.
A downtown Statesboro nightclub that has been "the scene of illegal activity," including more than one shooting and a death and that has been shut down since November, will not be allowed to open its doors again, according to a court order.
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MiMi Dubose has accomplished a lot since coming to Georgia Southern in 2010.
AUGUSTA - Tyler Brown, a freshman at Georgia Regents and former Statesboro Blue Devil, threw six scoreless innings and allowed only three hits as the Jaguars knocked off visiting Paine 9-2 on Tuesday at Lake Olmstead Stadium.
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Brandon Beachy pitched three no-hit innings in his second start since having shoulder surgery in September and B.J. Upton doubled among his two hits for the Atlanta braves, who tied the Philadelphia Phillies 2-2 Wednesday.
ATHENS - Coming off a disappointing season, Georgia coach Mark Richt is looking forward to shaking things up.
Heading into baseball season, the Statesboro Blue Devils had just about everything figured out.
ATHENS - Georgia is eager to get a couple of days off at the Southeastern Conference tournament.