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Bridge 8/17

In yesterday's column, I mentioned that if you never double a making contract, you are not doubling often enough. But having said that, I should add that there are times when making a penalty double of a contract you can beat is inadvisable.

August 31, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


With 99 suicides by soldiers in 2006, Army rate hits 26-year high

WASHINGTON - Ninety-nine U.S. soldiers killed themselves last year, the highest rate of suicide in the Army in 26 years of record-keeping.

August 31, 2007 | By PAULINE JELINEK Associated Press Writer | Nation


Giants (not Bonds) hammer James

ATLANTA - Even with Barry Bonds on the bench, the San Francisco Giants put on quite a power display.

August 31, 2007 | The Associated Press | Sports


Astrograph 8/16

Involving yourself in something you like doing offers you a greater chance for success, because you'll spend quality time on the endeavor to make it what you envision. Don't waste your time engaging in what you truly dislike.

August 30, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 8/16

DEAR DR. GOTT: I am writing to see what you think about knee surgery. I have a torn ligament and arthritis in it. My doctor said he didn't know if it would help or not. He also said if I didn't let him go in there and scope it, later on I would have to have knee-replacement suregery. What's your opinion?

August 30, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Search for 6 Utah miners plods ahead; co-worker recalls final moments in crumbling mountain

ORANGEVILLE, Utah - Surrounded by thick dust and the howl of a crumbling mountain, Jameson Ward had only a moment to decide: Go back and help his fellow miners or get out?

August 30, 2007 | By JENNIFER DOBNER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Endeavour crew starts spacewalk as NASA wraps up tests on need for shuttle repairs

HOUSTON - Two astronauts began a spacewalk Wednesday to prepare a solar array on the international space station for relocation as NASA engineers' concerns over the shuttle Endeavour's heat shield eased.

August 30, 2007 | By RASHA MADKOUR Associated Press Writer | Nation


Chipper chops Giants

ATLANTA - Talk about timing. If Bobby Cox was going to break a dubious record, he couldn't have picked a better moment.

August 30, 2007 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


U.S. tightens Iran clampdown with terror designation for guard corps

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration's move to blacklist Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps as a ''terrorist'' organization is a new salvo in a broader effort to choke off funding to Iranian elements accused of developing nuclear weapons and fomenting violence in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Middle East.

August 30, 2007 | By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bush, Congress in perverse struggle for low marks from public

WASHINGTON - The Democratic-controlled Congress and President Bush seem locked in a perverse competition for public unfavorability, according to a new Associated Press-Ipsos poll.

August 30, 2007 | By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent | Nation


Navy divers find no additional military rockets in river

ELLABELL - After swimmers and boaters found three Vietnam-era military rockets tipped with explosive warheads in the Ogeechee River in southeast Georgia, a team of Navy divers searched the river Wednesday to remove and destroy any munitions that remained.

August 30, 2007 | By RUSS BYNUM AP Military Writer | Local


Colleges rant and rail against rankings — but find it hard to quit

U.S. News & World Report releases its annual college rankings Friday in the face of the loudest and best-organized criticism from educators the magazine has ever encountered.

August 30, 2007 | By JUSTIN POPE AP Education Writer | Nation


Dear Abby 8/16

DEAR ABBY: I have been widowed just one month shy of a year. Over the last three months, I have been seeing a lovely woman who was widowed for the second time. (It has been seven months since she lost her second husband.)

August 30, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Bridge 8/16

First, look at only the West hand. East, your partner, opens two hearts, a weak two-bid showing a decent six-card suit and 5-10 high-card points. South overcalls two spades. What would you do?

August 30, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Police Report - August 16

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.

August 30, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


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