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Bridge 3/29

Yesterday, I highlighted the Jacoby Forcing Raise, when responder bids two no-trump in answer to a one-heart or one-spade opening to show game-going values with at least four-card support for opener's major. But it is complicated, with unusual rebids by opener. If you prefer something simpler, respond three no-trump. The drawback is that partner might pass, forgetting this is artificial with support for his major. Introduce a rule that the forgetful partner pays the other an agreed sum of money. This three-no-trump response is forcing. With no slam interest, the opener rebids four of his major. With slam interest ...

April 12, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Aquarium: Stomach problems led to whale shark’s death

ATLANTA - The January death of a whale shark at the Georgia Aquarium was likely caused by stomach problems that led to peritonitis, officials said Wednesday.

April 12, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


Local Roundup: English soccer star to hold symposium today at GSU

Former English soccer star Steve Heighway will conduct a coaching symposium for area coaches at Georgia Southern University today.

April 11, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


Sewage reservoir floods northern Gaza town, killing 5 and forcing residents to flee

UMM NASER, Gaza Strip - An earth embankment around a sewage reservoir collapsed Tuesday, spewing a river of waste and mud that killed five people and forced residents to flee from a village in the northern Gaza Strip, officials said.

April 11, 2007 | By IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer | Nation


Police Report - March 28

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.

April 11, 2007 | From staff reports | Crime Report


Ask Dr. Gott 3/28

DEAR DR. GOTT: I have tried Vicks VapoRub for toenail fungus, and it works well. After three months, my nails are almost completely cleared up.

April 11, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Astrograph 3/28

There are indications that you could do very well for yourself in some kind of side venture, which is well and good. However, don't give up on your major source unless your ancillary one earns far more.

April 11, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 3/28

DEAR ABBY: I have lived with my best friend, "Lance," for five years on and off. Lance is 30; I am 24. Lately we have been discussing marriage. The problem is, he is gay, and the marriage would be for convenience only. I am not in love with Lance, nor is he in love with me. He thinks this would be a good idea because of the financial benefits, tax breaks and the like.

April 11, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Jackets pick up region victory

BROOKLET - Starting pitcher David McCarthy allowed only three runs and threw 92 pitches over five innings, and Fisher Strickland crossed the plate three times and earned the save as the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets (6-4, 2-3) knocked off the Westside Patriots (11-4, 3-3) 8-5 in a Tuesday night Region 3-AA contest.

April 11, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.net | Sports


Bush spokesman Snow’s cancer has spread to liver

WASHINGTON - Presidential spokesman Tony Snow's cancer has returned and spread to his liver and elsewhere in his body, shaken White House colleagues announced Tuesday. They said he told them he planned to fight the disease and return to work.

April 11, 2007 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Impounded boats: New symbols of the West Coast’s ailing commercial salmon industry

CHARLESTON, Ore. - Don Yost, harbormaster in Coos Bay for the past 18 years, was handed a list of seven salmon fishermen and instructed to seize their boats because they had fallen months behind in paying their mooring fees.

April 11, 2007 | By JEFF BARNARD Associated Press Writer | Nation


Senate signals support for withdrawing Iraq troops by next March, challenging Bush

WASHINGTON - Defying a veto threat, the Democratic-controlled Senate narrowly signaled support Tuesday for the withdrawal of U.S. combat troops from Iraq by next March.

April 11, 2007 | By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent | Nation


Bridge 3/28

When the major-suit limit raise - a game-invitational jump-raise of one of a major to three of that major - gained acceptance in this country, there was a need for a game-forcing raise.

April 11, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Georgia jury spares antifreeze killer the death penalty, sentences her to life without parole

DALTON, Ga. - Jurors Tuesday spared the life of a former 911 dispatcher convicted of poisoning her boyfriend with antifreeze - the same way she had killed her husband six years earlier.

April 11, 2007 | By ERRIN HAINES Associated Press Writer | Local


Iran questioning British sailors, marines on whether they intended to enter Iranian waters

TEHRAN, Iran - Iran said Monday it was questioning 15 British sailors and marines to determine if their alleged entry into Iranian waters was ''intentional or unintentional'' before deciding what to do with them - the first sign it could be seeking a way out of the standoff.

April 10, 2007 | By NASSER KARIMI Associated Press Writer | Nation


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Georgia Southern, Coca-Cola celebrate 10-year extension of agreement

Georgia Southern University renewed an agreement with Coca-Cola Co. that allows the world's top beverage company to be the exclusive beverage provider on campus for the next 10 years.

July 31, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Braves lose to Dodgers 3-2 in 10 innings

LOS ANGELES - Alex Wood gave up just one run, Justin Upton tied the game in the ninth inning, and the Atlanta Braves still lost their second straight.

July 31, 2014 | By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves


Eagles back in action

The NCAA has made things a lot easier for a first-year head football coach to install his system.

July 30, 2014 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Georgia Southern


Bulloch County Schools’ open houses build excitement for new school year

Just two days before the new school year starts for students, Bulloch County held open houses throughout the district, introducing parents and students to new grades, new teachers and even some new principals.

July 30, 2014 | By JENNIFER ARTHURS Herald Intern | Local


Metter police chief named to state group’s board

Metter Police Chief Dennis Nelson was sworn in as the new third vice president of the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police on Tuesday.

July 30, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Statesboro's First Friday: Downtown Pep Rally

The August First Friday event happens to coincide with the first day of school for Bulloch County public school students this year.

July 30, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Jackets look to pick up where they left off

BROOKLET - As fall practices begin throughout the state, few schools carry over as much momentum as the Yellow Jackets of Southeast Bulloch.

July 30, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Bulloch Academy Gators 'Striking Out Alzheimer's'

Students around the state are ready to get back to school, but 16 teams from around south Georgia are already on the softball diamond as Bulloch Academy hosted the first day of the third annual Miriam Burnette Memorial "Striking out Alzheimer's" tournament Wednesday on the grounds of Georgia Southern University.

July 30, 2014 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


With stars departed, QB questions starting to pile up

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Quarterback battles and signal-caller questions abound in the Southeastern Conference going into preseason camps around the league.

July 30, 2014 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Woods wants more Firestone memories

AKRON, Ohio - Tiger Woods finds out over the next two weeks if his season is over or just getting started.

July 30, 2014 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


US economy grew at strong 4 percent rate in spring

WASHINGTON - After a dismal winter, the U.S. economy sprang back to life in the April-June quarter, growing at a fast 4 percent annual rate on the strength of higher consumer and business spending.

July 30, 2014 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer | Nation


Statesboro Christian Bookstore to close Saturday

Statesboro Christian Bookstore will close for the last time Saturday.

July 30, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Braves lose 8-4 to streaking Dodgers

LOS ANGELES - Tommy La Stella put together his second straight three-hit game and fourth since making his major league debut in late May. Freddie Freeman broke out of his slump, too. Their offense just wasn't enough to keep Atlanta's winning streak going.

July 30, 2014 | By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves




Matt Ryan teaching, adjusting to new faces on offense

FLOWERY BRANCH - Matt Ryan is expanding his leadership role to include teaching young players and other newcomers in his seventh training camp with the Falcons.

July 29, 2014 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Falcons


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