ATHENS, Greece - Cooling temperatures and lighter winds on Wednesday helped thousands of firefighters control wildfires that have ravaged Greece in the past week and killed at least 64 people.
DEAR ABBY: I am one of your male readers, and I'm going into my second year of high school. Last year was the best year ever. Ever since school ended, though, I keep having this dream that I'm in the last days of the year, and I feel this sense of stress and urgency.
Your partner opens with a weak two-bid in a suit. What does it mean if you respond in a new suit at the minimum level?
This week, we are studying pre-emptive opening bids. First, look only at the North hand. Your partner opens a disciplined weak two hearts, showing a decent six-card suit (one headed by at least two of the top three or three of the top five honors), 5-10 high-card points, and no side four-card major or void. After West passes, what would you do?
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.
A children's fishing rodeo, "Fishing For Heritage," sponsored by the Portal Heritage Society, Inc. will get under way Saturday, Sept. 8, at Margaret Tankersley's pond on U.S. 25 North (look for signs).
DEAR DR. GOTT: Ye gads! We are tired of "soap under the sheets" as a cure for anything. Some of us read your column for medical information, not stories of soap.
Blocking and tackling the same guys for almost a month can get monotonous.
WASHINGTON - The Teamsters Union said Wednesday it will ask a federal appeals courts to block the Bush administration's plan to begin allowing Mexican trucks to carry cargo anywhere in the United States.
WASHINGTON - Federal regulators ordered airlines to speed up inspections of the wing slats on newer Boeing 737 jetliners after more problems that could lead to a fire were found in initial inspections this week.
Some type of exceptional opportunity could develop for you, but it'll be up to you to recognize it for what it is worth. Once you do, however, apply as much effort you can towards it.
MIAMI - Matt Diaz homered twice and the Atlanta Braves salvaged a win at the end of a disappointing trip Wednesday, beating Dontrelle Willis and the Florida Marlins 7-4.
MIAMI - Shuffling their rotation to line up John Smoltz to pitch against the New York Mets this weekend didn't work out too well for the Atlanta Braves.
Involvements you have with familiar associates should work out quite successfully because you've learned how to deal with them in ways that suit each of you. However, the same give-and-take may not be there with new colleagues.
NEW ORLEANS - Curtis Diamond hit a game-winning 3-pointer with 1:49 left to give Georgia Southern a 44-43 win over Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday to advance to the Sun Belt Conference tournament championship game.
Runette Rooks Woodcock
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) - A clubhouse outbreak of pink eye is forcing the Milwaukee Brewers to find a new way to celebrate top plays at spring training.
Marcus Paige hit two free throws with 3.9 seconds left to help No. 19 North Carolina top No. 3 Virginia 71-67 on Friday night in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament semifinals.
ATLANTA - Guard Shaquille Mason and receiver DeAndre Smelter, the Georgia Tech players generating the most interest from scouts, are taking different routes to the NFL draft.
There are several upset-minded teams lurking around the NCAA Tournament, just waiting to ruin the championship dreams of a high seed.
Irma Nell Gay Hastings
PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) - Brian Davis takes pride in his short game, which saved him from a rough finish Thursday and gave him the lead in the Valspar Championship.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - A racist video threatened to divide the Oklahoma football team. The leaders on the squad weren't having it.
From basketball, to soccer, to track.
The Statesboro High School soccer team piled into the school's field house Thursday afternoon before practice to go over notes. Each player had their own personal blue envelope with a plan inside. However, these plans were not game notes from the night before or a strategy of how to score on the field. These notes were a part of a new program to help the young players in the room become men.
For the first time in 10 months, Statesboro High School has a permanent principal.
FERGUSON, Mo. - With measured remarks and a conciliatory tone, police, political leaders and civil-rights activists on Thursday sought to tamp down tensions after two police officers were shot in front of the Ferguson Police Department during a protest.
DECATUR, Ga. - Residents in the Atlanta area are adding their voices to a nationwide chorus of calls for increased police accountability after an unarmed, naked man was fatally shot by an officer responding to a complaint of a suspicious person at an apartment complex.
A public hearing on a rezoning request for property near Bulloch Academy has been postponed until April 9. It originally was scheduled for tonight.