DEAR DR. GOTT: Can you give me some advice about ulcerative colitis? I have had this condition for 25 years. I have seen several doctors and taken lots of medication over the years and had to quit my job because of it. My doctor insists it is caused by bacteria, but I was wondering if it could be caused by allergies.
DEAR ABBY: The letter from "Not Ready to Kick the Butts in Kenosha" (April 13), the smoker asking how to respond to people who lectured him/her about quitting, had ME "smoking." "Not Ready" said it's none of their business. And, with reservations, you agreed.
An English instructor at Ogeechee Technical College needed no words to express how he felt about receiving the Rick Perkins Instructor of the Year award - his emotions said it all.
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GUANGZHOU, China - Floodwaters began receding Tuesday in parts of southern China after killing at least 63 people, swamping 2.5 million acres of farmland and causing billions of dollars in damage, the government said.
ARGHANDAB, Afghanistan - Taliban militants destroyed bridges and planted mines in several villages they control outside southern Afghanistan's largest city in apparent preparation for battle, residents and officials said Tuesday.
Maintaining personal control over your affairs, both at work and in social situations, will be of immense importance to your happiness in the year ahead. You'll sense this, and do your part to manage what you can whenever you can.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I want to respond to your column regarding hemorrhoids and how hard it is to get rid of them. I would like to tell you about the experience of my husband's grandmother. During one of her physical exams, her doctor informed her that she had hemorrhoids and would need surgery to repair them. She refused the surgery because she had read an article in Prevention Magazine claiming honey would help heal hemorrhoids. She immediately put honey on everything she could (toast, hot cereal, etc.), and, by the time she saw the doctor again, they were gone ...
English letter writer and novelist Horace Walpole, who died in 1797, wrote, "Mystery is the wisdom of blockheads."
TOKYO - A serial killer who mutilated the bodies of four young girls and reportedly drank the blood of one of his victims was among three convicted murderers executed in Japan on Tuesday for crimes an official called indescribably cruel.
The swift action of Jim Smith stopped a juvenile little hawk from possibly drowning after it fell in a sea of sludge and chemicals. Luckily, Smith, an operator at Statesboro's water treatment plant, was nearby and quickly netted him out and rinsed him off with a hose. Many hawks are not so lucky and often do not survive a fall into the murky water at the treatment plant. Smith contacted Debbie Baca at Raven Oaks Bird Sanctuary, a nonprofit rescue organization located just outside of Statesboro. Baca arrived 15 minutes later and found the Coopers Hawk sitting in the ...
MANILA, Philippines - Al-Qaida-linked militants extended a Tuesday deadline for a ransom payment to free a popular TV news anchor and her cameraman kidnapped in the southern Philippines, a negotiator said.
SAN DIEGO - The fate of the prosecution of a Marine officer accused of failing to probe the killings of 24 Iraqis rests on whether a military judge finds a four-star general was wrongfully influenced by an investigator when he decided to file charges.
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - The architect of Pakistan's nuclear program on Tuesday rejected a report alleging that his network may have shared blueprints for an advanced nuclear weapon with countries such as Iran and North Korea.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Gaza's Hamas rulers on Tuesday said they have reached a long-awaited cease-fire with Israel meant to end months of Palestinian assaults on Israeli border towns and bruising Israeli retaliation.
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MELBOURNE, Australia - The record will show that six-time Australian Open champions Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic each had straight-set wins.
ATLANTA - As with any rematch, there are certainly things that both teams learned about each other the first time around.
The Portal boys couldn't finish the season sweep against Woodville-Tompkins Friday night, falling to the Grizzlies 50-38 at home.
WASHINGTON - Traffic deaths surged about 8 percent in the first nine months of last year, continuing an alarming upward spiral that may be partially explained ...
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ATLANTA - Voters would decide whether to legalize the growth and distribution of marijuana in Georgia for medical use under a proposal introduced Thursday in the ...
Elizabeth McKenney Castleberry
Statesboro wrestling is not an old program nor a traditionally successful one, making this season a special sort of anomaly.
CARSON, Calif. (AP) - Bruce Arena realizes he has very little time to get back into his groove with the U.S. national team. After all ...
FRISCO, Texas - Ezekiel Elliott was in the original group of college players to go through something resembling the NFL playoffs when Ohio State won the ...
The Scottish Heritage Society of Southeast Georgia will hold its 14th annual Robert Burns Supper to commemorate the 258th birthday of Scotland's famous poet.
A Tuesday afternoon press conference at The Clubhouse brought about the word that Ben Freakley would no longer be the head coach of Tormenta FC.
It's so rare in the realm of sports that a brand new franchise can just pop up in year one and find success on ...
ATLANTA - The Board of Regents has approved a new round of consolidations affecting four universities in southern Georgia.