This week, we are looking at eliminating losers in suit contracts. When the dummy is displayed, assuming it does not contain more trumps than your hand, look at your 13 cards and take dummy's high cards into account. How many losers do you have in this deal? Then, how many winners can you see? And what would you do after West leads the spade jack?
ATLANTA - Rookie Jarrod Saltalamacchia homered twice and slumping Andruw Jones went deep for the first time in 21⁄2 weeks, backing up seven strong innings from Buddy Carlyle that sent the Atlanta Braves past the Washington Nationals 6-2 on Tuesday night.
BAGHDAD - Iraqi commandos raided the home of a Sunni Cabinet member Tuesday after a warrant was issued for his arrest, outraging Sunni politicians and jeopardizing U.S.-backed reconciliation efforts within the Shiite-led government.
DEAR ABBY: I am a 33-year-old virgin, and I have never been to a gynecologist. My regular doctor said I should make an appointment to see one. That was a year or so ago. She said it was to "make sure everything was OK."
DEAR DR. GOTT: My 70-year-old husband has always been a bit of an absent-minded professor, but he has gotten worse and is driving me and everybody else around him crazy. Every day he loses things that are important to him and blames everybody else. He leaves everything open and everything turned on. All day long he goes around complaining that he can't find his glasses. He has umpteen pairs scattered all over the house, but some are the "important" ones. He puts them down, can't remember where he left them and accuses me, the maid and his secretary ...
BOSTON - A trial that opened more than a year ago has become bogged down in Boston federal court. There have been hundreds of hours of testimony from witnesses, including 10 medical specialists paid tens of thousands of dollars. The judge himself even hired an expert to help him make sense of it all.
Ogeechee Technical College recently played host to 19 high school students who were participating in SEARCH (Students Exploring and Researching Careers in Health). The group included sophomores, juniors and seniors from five counties – Bulloch, Candler, Evans, Emanuel and Screven.
ATLANTA - The last time Al Horford and Mike Conley Jr. were in competition against each other, it was for college basketball's national championship.
You are likely to be associating with many more enterprising individuals than you have in the past. One or two could turn out to be invaluable by encouraging you toward bigger and better things.
WASHINGTON - The Senate resurrected the immigration bill that could legalize millions of unlawful immigrants Tuesday, but the delicate compromise still faces the same threats that derailed it earlier this month.
WASHINGTON - The CIA released hundreds of heavily censored documents Tuesday about its spying on Americans, foreign assassination plots and other misdeeds that triggered a scandal in the mid-1970s.
WIMBLEDON, England - Three-time champion Venus Williams came back from a break down in the last two sets to avoid a major first-round surprise Tuesday against a Russian teenager playing her first match at Wimbledon.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson were docked 100 points each Tuesday, and their crew chiefs were both fined $100,000 and suspended for six races for violations at Infineon Raceway.
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.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. - Prescription steroids were found in the home of pro wrestler Chris Benoit and his slain wife and son were found with Bibles placed beside their bodies, but no motive had yet emerged for the murder and Benoit's suicide, authorities said Tuesday.
NEW YORK - Jordan Walden got the final out with the bases loaded after Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez pulled star closer Craig Kimbrel, and the Braves held off the New York Mets 7-5 Saturday night.
BOSTON - "I need to run."
Nearly 24 hours after their three-game series was slated to begin, Samford battled through cold, damp conditions to claim a 7-2 victory over Georgia Southern.
JACKSON, Wyo. - No one can say precisely when the mountainside collapsing into this Wyoming resort town will give way. But it appears increasingly likely that when it does, it's going to take a piece of Jackson with it.
WASHINGTON - The United States is considering deploying about 150 soldiers for military exercises to begin in Poland and Estonia in the next few weeks, a Western official said Saturday. The exercises would follow Russia's buildup of forces near its border with Ukraine and its annexation last month of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula.
In just the last four years, the Statesboro Kiwanis Rodeo has become one of the most anticipated events of the year in the Boro.
INDIANAPOLIS - Jeff Teague scored a playoff career-high 28 points and Paul Millsap added 25 as eighth-seeded Atlanta rolled past top-seeded Indiana 101-93 on Saturday night, taking a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND - Luke Donald believes he's got the right game on the right course - and is ready to make up for so many near-misses at the RBC Heritage.
SYLVANIA - More than two centuries after a daring British surprise attack routed American forces at Brier Creek, new efforts are underway to preserve one of Georgia's least explored Revolutionary War sites.
GROVETOWN, Ga. - Georgia's top Republican Senate hopefuls are scrambling to prove who'd be the most conservative opponent to take on Democratic favorite Michelle Nunn in a race that will help determine which party controls the Senate for the final two years of President Barack Obama's term.
Statesboro's VFW post has an aging membership, including World War II and Korean War veterans now in their 80s and 90s. Its leaders, several of whom pull double duty just to fill the slate of 12 officers, say the post will fold this year unless it can recruit younger veterans.
PARIS - Four French journalists held hostage in Syria for 10 months have been released, officials said Saturday, the latest batch of reporters to be freed in what has become the world's deadliest conflict for the media.
KATMANDU, Nepal - The rescuers moved quickly, just minutes after the first block of ice tore loose from Mount Everest and started an avalanche that roared down the mountain, ripping through teams of guides hauling gear.
BOSTON - With an expanded field of runners and the memory of last year's bombings elevating interest in one of the world's great races, the 2014 Boston Marathon could bring an unprecedented wave of visitors and an influx of tourism dollars to the area.
WASHINGTON - Democrats sweating this year's elections may be hoping that the Obama administration's latest delay to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline takes a politically fraught issue off the table for the midterms.