We all have good days and bad days. But often there seems to be no rationale for them - as in this deal. Look at the South hand. Only your side is vulnerable. After two passes, your right-hand opponent opens one no-trump, 15-17 points. What would you do?
NEW YORK - Stocks soared Friday, propelling the Dow Jones industrials up more than 180 points, after the Federal Reserve, acknowledging that the stock market's plunge posed a threat to the economy, slashed its discount rate by a half percentage point.
HOUSTON - Astronauts prepared for an upcoming spacewalk and worked on chores at the international space station Friday, a day after learning they wouldn't have to repair a gash in their ship.
DEAR ABBY: My boyfriend and I were together for two years when suddenly his father passed away. Prior to his father's death, we had a good relationship.
DEAR ABBY: Say there's this guy who's about 30, who has a stepmother who is younger than he is. (She's 27.) They have a warm, happy, close, loving friendship - nothing abnormal or unusual.
ICA, Peru - The death toll rose to 450 on Thursday in the magnitude-8 earthquake that devastated cities of adobe and brick in Peru's southern desert. Survivors wearing blankets against the winter cold walked like ghosts through the ruins.
HOUSTON - Astronauts aboard the shuttle Endeavour on Thursday were studying how to fix a gouge in the ship's belly just in case NASA ordered a spacewalk to make the repairs.
HUNTINGTON, Utah - Rescuers searching for six coal miners trapped for 10 days were drilling yet another hole into mine Thursday, this time aiming for a location where they had detected mysterious vibrations in the mountain.
NEW YORK - Wall Street plunged again Thursday, extending an almost relentless downward spiral after problems at Countrywide Financial Corp. confirmed investors' fears that credit problems are spreading. The market shrugged off the Federal Reserve's injection of $17 billion into the banking system, and the Dow Jones industrial average fell more than 200 points.
In the year ahead, you should do rather well in endeavors where you can utilize all your innate talents. Enhancing your ability to achieve will give you a strong desire to accomplish something truly meaningful.
DEAR DR. GOTT: Please explain something for me in terms that I can understand. I have just been diagnosed with renal obstruction. The doctor did not explain to me what causes it, what treatment is necessary - nothing! His nurse said I must have surgery immediately. Needless to say, I am quite upset and would like your opinion ASAP.
WASHINGTON - The nation's passport headaches may be easing a bit, but now comes the bill: almost $1 billion.
The Woodin Nikel is once again at the center of an alcohol controversy in Statesboro. In a 4-2 vote, the Alcohol Control Board decided to revoke the license of the Orient Express' owner Ace Amerson, who also operates the Nikel.
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.
Statesboro Police officers issued 28 citations for underage possession of alcohol last weekend, said Statesboro Police Chief Stan York.
CHICAGO - Walter Unbehaun has spent nearly all of his adult life behind bars, so it's not surprising that he faces sentencing Thursday for yet another crime, a bank robbery last year. His reason for robbing the bank is surprising, though: He was homesick for prison.
Lloyd William "Billy" Barnes
Statesboro battled hard throughout the regular season to earn a top seed in the Region 3-AAAA tournament and showed why they deserved to be the favorites, demolishing Cross Creek in a 7-0 blowout Wednesday afternoon at Womack Field.
For the first time since the 2009 season, Statesboro's baseball team will host a postseason contest.
PHILADELPHIA - Julio Teheran pitched a three-hitter, Evan Gattis homered among a career-best four hits, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 1-0 Wednesday night.
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Garrett Chapman went 4-for-5 at the plate as the Georgia Southern Eagles scored three runs in the fourth inning to defeat the College of Charleston Cougars 7-3 on Wednesday.
AUGUSTA - The Statesboro Blue Devils put up huge numbers on Wednesday in the opening day of the Region 3-AAAA meet at Cross Creek in Augusta.
ORLANDO - The Orlando Sports Foundation and Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer announced Wednesday the creation of the Cure Bowl, a postseason college football game matching-up the Sun Belt Conference against the American Athletic Conference beginning in December 2015.
When the Statesboro Blue Devils have a big game on the calendar, figuring out who to send to the mound is becoming a pretty easy decision.
ATLANTA - Major League Soccer announced its newest team Wednesday, unveiling an expansion team for Atlanta that will begin play in 2017 at the city's new retractable roof stadium.
ATHENS - Quarterback Aaron Murray still has some convincing to do after undergoing reconstructive knee surgery in late November.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Get ready, Augusta National. Jordan Spieth can't wait for another chance at that green jacket.
City Council voted Tuesday to proceed with the second half of a study that prepares Statesboro for a city stormwater department and a monthly fee to fund it.
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. Arrest photos are available for viewing at statesboroherald.com/arrests/
Editor's note: This article is part of "The Ten Today," a series by Deseret News National that examines the Ten Commandments in modern society. This story explores the first commandment: "I am the LORD thy God ... thou shalt have no other gods before me." Deseret News National provides journalism focused on family and faith. Look for more stories from Deseret News National to appear in statesboroherald.com and in the print edition of the Statesboro Herald.