STOCKTON, Calif. - The house was ravaged - its floors ripped, walls busted and lights smashed by owners who trashed their home before a bank foreclosed on it. Hidden in the wreckage was an abandoned member of the family: a starving pit bull.
A number of situations will develop in the year ahead that will enable you to earn and acquire several things you have always wanted. You will have the wherewithal, as well as the outside help, to achieve these special desires.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I lost my father 25 years ago due to heart blockages. At that time, I became determined not to let that happen to me. I went on a vegetarian diet, avoided fat and ate a lot of carbohydrates. I cut out trans-fats, read labels and tried to always eat well. A few years ago, I started adding some meat back into my diet, but still being very careful of what I ate.
In "English Bards and Scotch Reviewers," Lord Byron wrote, "Oh, Amos Cottle! -- Phoebus! what a name / To fill the speaking trump of future fame!"
George Eliot wrote, "Sympathetic people often don't communicate well, they back reflected images which hide their own depths."
DEAR ABBY: My husband believes an apology is required only if the action requiring one is intentional. For example, if my husband opens the windows and then turns on the sprinklers, allowing water into the living room, he thinks he doesn't need to apologize for causing the ensuing mess because he didn't do it intentionally.
Just when things look as if they are grinding down and coming to a halt, those situations could turn around and allow you to make your greatest gains. Stay the course and never give up - regardless of outward appearances.
DEAR DR. GOTT: Since I had my nonfunctioning gallbladder removed six months ago, I continue to have occasional discomfort where it used to be. It can be random sharp pains to a dull ache and does not seem to be affected by food. It is always in the same spot (right upper quadrant, beneath the rib cage), and sometimes the pain will radiate to my back. Some of my co-workers also have similar symptoms that have continued since their gallbladder removals. I am a nurse, and we often talk about our various symptoms. Can you give me any insight into ...
(Note: All information included in this report is taken from law enforcement incident reports and arrest records, which are public records and available for review at any and all local law enforcement agencies. Not every arrest leads to a conviction. Guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.)
WASHINGTON - The $146 billion economic aid package on a fast track to passage in the House faces an uncertain future in the Senate, where lawmakers in both parties are trying to tack on billions for senior citizens and the unemployed.
DEAR ABBY: I'm a middle-aged man who has been married for 20 years. I own a duplex in a nice neighborhood. Last week, I put an ad in the paper and a 21-year-old woman came to look at the upstairs apartment. The problem is, I found her attractive and had sex with her downstairs while my wife was not home.
WASHINGTON - Individuals and businesses are likely to see their borrowing costs drop further as the Federal Reserve weighs another interest-rate reduction to bolster a sagging economy.
WASHINGTON - Orders to factories for big-ticket manufactured goods soared in December by the largest amount in five months, welcome news for an economy buffeted by talk of recession.
MIRAN SHAH, Pakistan - Hundreds of students chanting ''Death to America'' protested Pakistan's support for the U.S.-led fight against terrorism, as the government said Tuesday that security forces would show ''no leniency'' in the conflict with Islamic militants.
WASHINGTON - A Democratic Congress is poised to heed President Bush's call to help save the economy, but may not give him much else after a State of the Union speech that recycled many of the administration's past initiatives.
Q: My 24-month-old is constantly wanting to be in her newborn baby brother's face, poking and touching him. How can I help her with her jealousy?
Cash Owens, a junior at Southeast Bulloch High, has been nominated to attend the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Boston, Massachusetts, today through Tuesday, June 30.
The first snake skin of the season appeared about six weeks ago, stretched out in a long line across the concrete of the carport in almost exactly the same spot as the one I found last year - the one I measured and looked up in the Audubon Guide to confirm its non-venomous nature. Upon spying this new one, I congratulated myself - since there was no one else there to congratulate me - on what amounted to a non-reaction, i.e., "Oh, look. A snake skin. The skin of a snake. Lying within a few feet of my back door. What a ...
(Note: The following is part of a series of columns looking at the establishment and growth of doctors, hospitals and the health industry in Georgia and Bulloch County.)
PITTSBURGH - Pirates star center fielder Andrew McCutchen was hit in the left elbow by a pitch and exited during a five-run first inning as Pittsburgh sent the Atlanta Braves to their fifth straight loss, 8-4 Saturday.
CROMWELL, Conn. - Brian Harman has always looked up to Bubba Watson, who preceded him as a standout left-hander for the University of Georgia Bulldogs.
SONOMA, Calif. - Tony Stewart spent a rare week off traveling across Ohio as the hands-on owner of a sprint car series.
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) - Megan Rapinoe is so done with her exile to the spectators' seats at the Women's World Cup.
Serena Williams heads to Wimbledon halfway to a Grand Slam.
A Stilson woman is recovering from a gunshot wound to the shoulder and the suspected shooter is in custody after a manhunt that ended near Bloomingdale late Saturday, according to Bulloch County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Jared Akins.
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PITTSBURGH - Jordy Mercer doubled home Andrew McCutchen with one out in the bottom of the 10th inning to lift the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 3-2 win over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night.
WASHINGTON - Same-sex couples won the right to marry nationwide Friday as a divided Supreme Court handed a crowning victory to the gay rights movement, setting off a jubilant cascade of long-delayed weddings in states where they had been forbidden.