When you open with a three-bid, you promise a seven-card suit. It logically follows that a four-bid would be on an eight-bagger. But be wary of opening four of a minor because it takes the auction straight past three no-trump - often our best contract when we have a long, running minor.
In the year ahead, bonds could become much tighter in a relationship that is important to you. This development could bring about some very pleasant occurrences and give you far greater happiness than you thought possible.
DEAR DR. GOTT: My son-in-law hits the alcohol rather heavily. Anything from beer to mixed drinks. When he's with friends, it's one after another. He is taking medicine for high cholesterol. He claims that his drinking isn't the cause of it being high. I say it is.
DEAR ABBY: I have an excellent friend, "Janis." She's nice, funny, and also very pretty.
DES MOINES, Iowa - Two men sealed the state's first legal same-sex marriage with a kiss Friday morning, less than 24 hours after a judge threw out Iowa's ban on gay marriage and about two hours before he put the ruling on hold.
WASHINGTON - President Bush announced Friday that press secretary Tony Snow, who has waged a battle with cancer while manning the White House lectern, will resign and be replaced by his deputy, Dana Perino, on Sept. 14.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Assaults on guards at the Guantanamo Bay prison dropped by more than 60 percent since last year as the camp tightened security and released dozens of prisoners, but mass disturbances nearly doubled, the U.S. military said in a new report.
So far this week, we have looked at weak two-bids. What is the difference if the opening bid is at the three-level? The basic rule of thumb is that at the two-level, you promise a six-card suit, but at the three-level, you will have a seven-bagger -- one more trump equals one more trick.
Some alterations you make in your lifestyle will be responsible for a major transformation in handling your affairs that will not only give you an advantage over competitors but bring you glory in the process.
DEAR ABBY: My boyfriend and I have been together almost three years (minus five months separated). Whenever the subject of marriage comes up, he says, "... whenever YOU want to ask." In other words, he's putting the responsibility on me! I am old-fashioned when it comes to proposals, Abby. I think the man should ask.
WASHINGTON - New ethics rules designed to cleanse spending bills of questionable pet projects have done little to quench lawmakers' thirst for them. Demand is up and the battle for them is as fierce as ever.
RICHMOND, Va. - Virginia Tech's president, facing calls for his ouster, defended his university's response to the nation's deadliest school shooting, saying Thursday that officials couldn't have known the gunman would attack twice.
WASHINGTON - The Justice Department said Thursday it is investigating whether Attorney General Alberto Gonzales lied or otherwise misled Congress last month in sworn testimony about the Bush administration's domestic terrorist spying program.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has the opportunity to accomplish what only one other player has achieved - win the Heisman Trophy twice.
BALTIMORE - The three candidates in Major League Baseball's first contested election for a new commissioner in 46 years made presentations to the 30 teams Wednesday, a day ahead of the vote.
HOUSTON - For Brian Cushing, there's no substitute to being on the field.
PORTAL - Robert Brown has never been at a loss to produce highlights on the football field.
FERGUSON, Mo. - In the days since an unarmed black teenager was shot dead by a white police officer in a St. Louis suburb, a big question that's smoldered amid the outrage of many is who the officer is.
A second suspect has been arrested in a series of burglary and theft cases across Bulloch County, authorities said.
Bulloch County Schools Superintendent Charles Wilson is one of 16 members who will serve on the Georgia House of Representatives' Study Committee on the Role of Federal Government in Education.
Statesboro Mayor Jan Moore has been appointed to serve on a Member Services Advisory Council for the Georgia Municipal Association.
More than 3,000 incoming students will call Georgia Southern University their new home away from home on Friday during the university's annual tradition, named Operation Move-In.
Dellarie Shilling, an assistant professor in Georgia Southern University's School of Nursing, has been appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal to serve on the Georgia Board of Nursing.
Dr. Bennie Gene "Ben" Odom
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Great golf can lead to short memories.
Back during the land boom of '04 I came up with one of my bright ideas. I'd heard of guys who were making tons of money in land development and decided to take my rightful place among those successful entrepreneurs. Like any good businessman I started off with a reasonable mission statement. "It is my intention to rake in enough money to retire and just live off the fat of the land." That sounded pretty good so I proceeded forward and put together a business model.