When Darin Van Tassell was bypassed for the Georgia Southern head baseball coaching position following Jack Stallings' 1999 retirement it was a bitter disappointment.
Social writer Eric Hoffer claimed: "The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings."
Conditions that have an effect on your work or career could lead to some unexpected changes in the year ahead. Keep a flexible frame of mind, so you can roll with the times in ways that you can capitalize on.
DEAR DR. GOTT: You have repeatedly recommended niacin instead of statins for lowering cholesterol. I will be going to my doctor soon for my routine physical and plan on asking if this is an appropriate option for me, as I realize every case and body is different.
DEAR ABBY: I am a high school teacher who has been encountering some problems with my students.
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Robert Gates has endorsed a new five-year, $17 billion plan to increase the size of the Afghan army by about 50,000 troops.
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DETROIT - Moments after a judge ruled that Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick could be released from jail if he pays a $50,000 bond, Michigan's attorney general announced he was charging the mayor with two felony assault charges stemming from a confrontation between Kilpatrick and a sheriff's detective.
WASHINGTON - The efficiency of America's workers grew at a slightly slower pace in the spring as companies sought to produce more with leaner work forces. Workers' compensation growth slowed, too.
BERLIN, Conn. - The investigation into the identity of a mysterious man accused of kidnapping his daughter in Boston and wanted for questioning in the 1985 disappearance of a California couple has gone international.
RIO VISTA, Calif. - On one side of the gravel road are hundreds of acres of corn. On the other is a different crop that scientists hope will enable farmers to rebuild sinking islands in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, combat global warming and make a profit at the same time.
JUNCTION CITY, Calif. - After a long day battling one of Northern California's most stubborn wildfires, dozens of weary firefighters gathered in a remote wilderness clearing near the fire's front lines to get a chopper ride back to camp.
DZHAVA, Georgia - Russia sent columns of tanks and reportedly bombed Georgian air bases Friday after Georgia launched a major military offensive Friday to retake the breakaway province of South Ossetia, threatening to ignite a broader conflict.
The bumper sticker had this bit of wisdom: "Headed in the Wrong Direction? God Allows U-Turns."
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Howard of Statesboro announce the engagement of their son, Michael Hunter Howard, to Nidia Elizabeth Elizalde, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Luis Julian Elizalde of Nuevo Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, Mexico.
From the top of the NFL to the bottom of the heap, teams are already feeling the pain.
For those of you reading who believe you can control every little thing in your life, this isn't for you.
LINDEN, N.J. - A New Jersey police officer responding to a call about a hoodied vagrant curled up asleep in a bar doorway roused him ...
Three juveniles suspected of stealing two vehicles from the parking lot of a local convenience store at the same time on Sunday are now behind ...
ATLANTA - Gas prices spiked and drivers found "out of service" bags covering pumps as the gas shortage in the South rolled into the work week ...
Lori Durden, president of Ogeechee Technical College, recently announced that Jan Moore was named the college's vice president for Economic Development.
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Tom Armstrong has accomplished something of which few can boast - and the ones who can are a fraction of his age. Yet the humble gentleman ...
NEW YORK - An Afghan immigrant wanted for questioning in the bombings that rocked a New York City neighborhood and a New Jersey shore town was ...
"If it ain't broke don't fix it" is a grossly overused cliche in today's world of sports, which is why it pains ...
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By MIKE ANTHONY
MIAMI (AP) - Dwyane Wade still plans to do plenty of talking about the need for societal change, a quest that became even more personal for ...
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) - Erik Jones won the Truck Series title last year and is headed to Sprint Cup next year.
NEW YORK - An explosion in a crowded Manhattan neighborhood on Saturday night left 29 people injured, and authorities said a second nearby site was also ...