BENICIA, Calif. - From afar, the ghostly warships recall a fierce phalanx ready for battle. A closer look, though, shows the rust and rot of ships unfit for duty or even dismantling, a quandary that is costing taxpayers millions of dollars and could cause environmental misery that will cost millions more.
In yesterday's column, I mentioned an advance control-bid (cue-bid). One player makes a bid, usually in a new suit, that says he is raising his partner's suit to game and that he has a fitting hand if partner is thinking about a slam. Here is another example.
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A brilliant fireworks display will light up the night sky as the highlight of the annual Firecracker Fest held at Mill Creek Regional Park today.
By PHILLIP ALDER
LOS ANGELES - Matt Kemp drove in the go-ahead run for the second game in a row, pulling the Los Angeles Dodgers back into a virtual tie for first place in the NL West.
The urge to acquire more knowledge either through reading or personal experiences might become more pronounced. Both the ways and means to gratify these inclinations should be readily available to you now.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I'm a 53-year-old man, 6 feet 2 inches tall and 200 pounds. My waist is 33 inches, and I am built like an athlete. I have never smoked, bike 20 to 40 miles a day, usually doing the first 20 in an hour. I swim both in the ocean and the pool, lift light weights and surf occasionally. I also work in the construction field and do manual labor to keep in shape, even though I am the architect and builder of each project. Having said that, I have been to hell and back, surviving cancer.
DEAR ABBY: This is in response to "Young Mom in Oklahoma" (May 7), who wrote asking if it was OK to discipline her 4-year-old by smashing his toys with a hammer. Your response was appropriate. However, that mother should be encouraged to attend parenting classes or speak to her son's pediatrician regarding her problem with how to discipline her son. I am very concerned for the child's well-being if she even has to ask if it's OK to smash his toys with a hammer. - A MOM WHO CARES
LONDON - ''Those who cure you are going to kill you.''
PANORAMA CITY, Calif. - The federal government will spend more than $1 billion this year on nutrition education - fresh carrot and celery snacks, videos of dancing fruit, hundreds of hours of lively lessons about how great you will feel if you eat well.
PHILADELPHIA - Merit pay tied to student test scores seems all the rage in some educational circles, but many teachers think it's an idea whose time hasn't come.
ATLANTA - Chris Benoit's mother said she wonders whether her son would still be alive if federal agents had been more aggressive when they discovered the professional wrestler was buying large quantities of steroids.
NEW YORK - Fireworks crews checked the wiring for their displays and hundreds of people took their citizenship oaths Wednesday on a Fourth of July marked by tight security.
Do not allow yourself to get discouraged if an endeavor in which you're involved does not get off to an auspicious start. Tenacity will reap the rewards you are seeking.
Mr. Bobby Jerome Barnard
As the 2014 soccer season began, Statesboro knew that this could be its year.
One night after a 1-1 pitcher's duel was rained out in the fifth inning, a brand new game saw Statesboro's bid for a region baseball championship come to an end.
After running through their sub-region schedule in impressive fashion, the Statesboro Blue Devils left no doubt as to who the class of Region 3-AAAA is this season.
CHICAGO - There was a giant replica cake right next to the Ernie Banks statue, and an old-time band played as fans made their way through the main entrance.
MESA, Ariz. - Michael Phelps is making a comeback after nearly two years out of the pool for the simplest of reasons: He missed the sport that has been his entire life.
SYLVANIA - The Screven County boys and girls tennis teams each advanced to the second round of the GHSA Class AA state playoffs on Wednesday.
College of Charleston pitcher Eric Bauer allowed three hits in 6.2 shutout innings and the Cougars evened the season series with a 5-3 win over the Georgia Southern Eagles on Wednesday at J.I. Clements Stadium.
After the Bulloch County Board of Education increased Superintendent Charles Wilson's salary in his new two-year contract and heard a report of increased state funding, teachers and other school employees voiced a desire for raises.
A Guyton man was killed Wednesday morning in a motorcycle crash. Another man remains in critical condition after both motorcycles collided, according to Georgia State Patrol reports.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision.
ATLANTA - Pinch-hitter Evan Gattis broke an eighth-inning tie with a two-run double off A.J. Ramos, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 3-1 Wednesday for their ninth win in 12 games.
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. - An Army private convicted of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks won an initial victory Wednesday to living as a woman when a Kansas judge granted a petition to change her name to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning.
ELLIJAY, Ga. - Criticized by one group as the "guns everywhere" bill, Georgia took a big step Wednesday toward expanding where licensed carriers can take their weapons, with the governor signing a law that allows them in bars without restriction and in some churches, schools and government buildings under certain circumstances.
SAVANNAH - The state Environmental Protection Division will no longer require developers to keep a 25-foot construction buffer from the edge of some coastal salt marshes, and the decision has Georgia conservation groups in an uproar.