Sir Frederick G. Banting, a Canadian who won the 1923 Nobel Prize in medicine as one of the co-discoverers of insulin with Professor John J.R. Macleod, said, "No one has ever had an idea in a dress suit."
DEAR DR. GOTT: Several weeks ago, you printed a letter from a gentleman whose wife had terminal cancer and he was wondering what to do. You mentioned (in a very unfavorable manner) the possibility of seeking alternative treatment in Mexico. I would like to respond to some of your comments.
BAGHDAD, Iraq - Radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr is considering a one-month unilateral cease-fire and may push his followers to rejoin the political process, three weeks after they walked out of parliament and the Cabinet to protest the prime minister's meeting with President Bush, officials close to the anti-American militia leader said Wednesday.
New blood tests that doctors hoped would more accurately predict which patients are headed for a heart attack or stroke are no better than cholesterol levels, blood pressure and other conventional measurements, a study found.
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DEAR ABBY: Here I go, sounding like an old fogy, but "Feeling Lost and Guilty" (11/5), who said she and her loudmouthed, snotty son are "best friends," has brought her problem on herself. The No. 1 problem of parents today is that they try to be friends with their children rather than parents. Back when I was his age, parents were parents to their children - not friends. There is a difference!
RICHMOND, Va. - There were no jolly Christmas carols at the Cannon Memorial Chapel. No brilliant poinsettias or festive branches of holly. No smiling faces or hearty wishes of happiness.
Woman sends her grandchild through airport x-ray machine
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WASHINGTON - Vice President Dick Cheney will be called to testify on behalf of his former chief of staff in the CIA leak case, defense attorneys said Tuesday, ending months of speculation over what would be historic testimony.
It is always difficult when a deal requires an unusual move. We get so accustomed to doing the "normal" things that when an "abnormal" play is required, we often miss it.
ATLANTA - When asked to list the nation's top running backs before the season, Tashard Choice made West Virginia's Steve Slaton one of his top picks.
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WASHINGTON - Murders and robberies continued to rise across the country during the first six months of 2006, on pace for an increase in violent crime for a second straight year, preliminary FBI data released Monday show.
DEAR DR. GOTT: Surely, you jest!
Editor's note: Father Robert "Bob" Poandl was sentenced last week to serve 7½ years in prison for taking a 10-year-old boy across state lines, from Ohio to West Virginia, for sexual purposes, in 1991. Poandl served at three Catholic missions, in Claxton, Pembroke, and Glennville, as recently as 2012.
The following is the second of a four-part series on local African-Americans who are making positive contributions to their community. Part 3 will be published in Friday's Viewpoints page.
Last Friday, I said goodbye to Marty Hager for the last time. Julie and I sat on the front row of the church along with the rest of our family to let the reality of his death squeeze through the denial everyone faces at times like these.
The following is the first of a four-part series on local African-Americans who are making positive contributions to their community. Part 2 will be published in Sunday's Viewpoints page.
When our family finally got settled in at my first church in Florida, I received a call to visit a young man recently incarcerated for auto theft. Back then, I could sit in a crowded room with him and a lot of other visitors and prisoners trying to communicate by almost shouting over the crowd noise. I asked him, "What happened?"
LOS ANGELES - Perhaps atoning for past sins, Hollywood named the brutal, unshrinking historical drama "12 Years a Slave" best picture at the 86th annual Academy Awards.
Georgia Southern University recently recognized 2,646 students for excellence in academics on the 2013 fall semester Dean's List. To be eligible for the Dean's List, a student must have at least a 3.5 grade point average and carry a minimum of 12 hours for the semester. The following area students achieved this accomplishment.
Q: We are having a problem with our 32-month-old son. He picks his nose - most often in a public setting - and then proceeds to wipe it on other family members. It's disgusting.