Last week we covered the basic replies to a one-level takeout double. A simple advance in a suit shows 0-8 points, a single jump in a suit promises 9-11, and a cue-bid announces 12-plus. But what happens if the advancer (doubler's partner) is a passed hand, so cannot have 12 points?
BEIJING - While China grapples with its latest tainted food crisis, the political elite are served the choicest, safest delicacies. They get hormone-free beef from the grasslands of Inner Mongolia, organic tea from the foothills of Tibet and rice watered by melted mountain snow.
UNITED NATIONS - The coalition of the willing that went to war in Iraq is becoming the coalition of the disappearing.
BAGHDAD - Iraq's parliament overwhelmingly approved a provincial elections law Wednesday, overcoming months of deadlock and giving a boost to U.S.-backed national reconciliation efforts.
VIENNA, Austria - North Korea moved closer to restarting its nuclear arms program Wednesday, barring U.N. inspectors from its main plutonium reprocessing plant and announcing it will reactivate the facility that provided the material for its atomic test blast.
UNDERHILL, Vt. - Could climate change dull the blazing palette of New England's fall foliage?
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WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke bluntly warned reluctant lawmakers Tuesday they risk a recession with higher unemployment and increased home foreclosures if they fail to pass the Bush administration's $700 billion plan to bail out the financial industry.
KHAR, Pakistan - Security forces backed by helicopter gunships and artillery have killed more than 60 insurgents in Pakistan's northwest tribal regions in offensives aimed at denying al-Qaida and Taliban militants safe havens, officials said Tuesday.
YANGON, Myanmar - Myanmar's longest-serving political prisoner, journalist Win Tin, was freed Tuesday after 19 years behind bars and vowed to continue his struggle to achieve democracy in the military-ruled country.
LOS GATOS, Calif. - A 6-year-old girl is recovering after surgeons reattached her left hand, severed when it was caught in a loop of jump rope that had snagged on the axle of her mother's car.
UNITED NATIONS - President Bush, who once warned that the United Nations was endanger of becoming irrelevant, said Tuesday that multinational organizations are now ''needed more urgently than ever'' to combat terrorists and extremists who are threatening world order.
ABU SIMBEL, Egypt - Sudan on Tuesday said it knows the location of 11 Europeans tourists and their kidnappers on its territory, but has no immediate plans for a rescue operation.
UNITED NATIONS - Iran's president blamed U.S. military interventions around the world in part for the collapse of global financial markets ahead of his speech Tuesday to the U.N. General Assembly.
KABUL, Afghanistan - When the Taliban engineered a prison break in the southern city of Kandahar in June, nearly 900 inmates escaped but not a single one had been fingerprinted or photographed.
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