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Bridge 3/31

Yesterday, I pointed out that if a one-heart or one-spade opening bid is doubled by the next player, responder's jump-raise to three of the major is pre-emptive, showing at most nine support points and (at least) nine losers. So what does the responder do if he has a hand worth a normal game-invitational limit raise?

April 14, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Firefighters working to put out Fort Stewart wildfire

Fort Stewart foresters continued working Friday morning to contain a wildfire in a heavily forested training area on the Army post.

April 14, 2007 | From staff and wire reports | Local


11 teams come to SEB for Plankenhorn

Today at 10 a.m., Southeast Bulloch will invite 11 area high schools to compete in the fourth annual Plankenhorn Invitational track meet, an exhibition tournament put on to honor former SEB track star Derrick Plankenhorn. Plankenhorn was a student-athlete for the Yellow Jackets who tragically passed away during a workout in 2003.

April 14, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.net | Sports


Astrograph 3/30

Interesting developments are indicated for you. In a work related situation, where you have experienced problems, smooth sailing can be restored and prevail. These conditions will prove to be very productive.

April 13, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Former top aide says attorney general, White House counsel decided on firing prosecutors

WASHINGTON - Contrary to his public statements, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales was deeply involved in the firing of eight federal prosecutors, his former top aide said Thursday, adding that the final decision on who was to be dismissed was made by Gonzales and President Bush's former counsel.

April 13, 2007 | By LAURIE KELLMAN Associated Press Writer | Nation


House passes Democratic budget plan assuming tax cuts expire

WASHINGTON - The House Thursday narrowly passed a $2.9 trillion Democratic budget blueprint predicting a big surplus in five years but relying on the expiration of tax cuts to do so.

April 13, 2007 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | Nation


SCD spoils SEB Senior Night

BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets (3-7, 2-6) celebrated senior night Thursday, and four seniors were honored before SEB fell to the Savannah Country Day Hornets 4-1 in a game that proved to be too much to handle for the home team.

April 13, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.net | Sports


Ellgass signs with North Georgia

Ben Ellgass, a senior at Statesboro High School, signed a letter of intent to play soccer at North Georgia College and State University Thursday at SHS.

April 13, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


TJX says computer breach involved at least 45.7 million credit, debit cards

BOSTON - Information from at least 45.7 million credit and debt cards was stolen by hackers who accessed TJX's customer information in a security breach that the discount retailer disclosed more than two months ago.

April 13, 2007 | By MARK JEWELL AP Business Writer | Nation


Suburban homes are being turned into marijuana greenhouses; the neighbors don’t pry

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - In Coldwater Creek, a middle-class housing development outside Atlanta, the neighbors mind their own business and respect each other's privacy - ideal conditions, it turns out, for growing marijuana in the suburbs.

April 13, 2007 | By ERRIN HAINES Associated Press Writer | Nation


Patients, doctors question heart care after big study finds drugs as good as stents for some

NEW ORLEANS - Heart patients around the country are calling their doctors to question plans to treat clogged arteries with stents. It is the early fallout from a big study that showed drugs work just as well in non-emergency cases to prevent heart attacks, deaths, and over the long run, chest pain.

April 13, 2007 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Medical Writer | Nation


Dear Abby 3/30

DEAR READERS: Yesterday I printed a sample of the e-mails I received in response to the letter from "Cleveland Mom" (Feb. 25), whose twins - both juniors in high school - had been approached at school by military recruiters "who made the military sound exciting and glamorous." Today I am printing more of them. Read on:

April 13, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Police Report - March 30

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 13, 2007 | From staff reports | Crime Report


Judge lowers bond for suspect in ‘‘Barbie Bandits’’ case

MARIETTA, Ga. - A Cobb County police detective testified Thursday that after allegedly stealing nearly $11,000 in a bank heist, Heather Johnston and Ashley Miller went on a shopping spree, ate a meal, stopped at a salon and even gave money to the homeless before they were caught.

April 13, 2007 | By ERRIN HAINES Associated Press Writer | Local


Bridge 3/30

This week, we have been studying raising partner's major-suit opening with four-card support after the second player has passed. But how does it affect the responder's actions if his right-hand opponent makes a takeout double?

April 13, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


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Emmert calls UNC report troubling

INDIANAPOLIS - NCAA President Mark Emmert said Monday that findings from a recent investigation into academic fraud at the University of North Carolina are troubling, disturbing and shocking.

October 27, 2014 | By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer | Sports


In the Pits: Points still matter in new championship format

When NASCAR chairman Brian France revealed the changes to the championship format, he vowed that winning would be the most important element and would ultimately reward "the most worthy, battle-tested" driver with the Sprint Cup title.

October 27, 2014 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR




Statesboro rape suspect arrested in NC

The suspect in a Statesboro rape was recently arrested in North Carolina and is now in Bulloch County Jail, Statesboro police said.

October 27, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Bumgarner, Giants blank Royals for 3-2 Series lead

SAN FRANCISCO - With every pitch, Madison Bumgarner etched his place among the World Series greats.

October 27, 2014 | By BEN WALKER Associated Press | Sports


Bragg-Bowen

Jerry and Jean Bragg of Register announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristen Bragg of Statesboro, to Jason Bowen, son of Danny Bowen and the late Janet Bowen.

October 26, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Weddings


Lanier-Tillman

Glenda Brannen Lanier of Statesboro, along with PG and Audrey Lanier of Charlotte, North Carolina, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Courtenay Renae Lanier, to Lee Hilliard Tillman, son of Dr. Samuel and Sharon Tillman of Tilmanstone Farm and Virginia Lee Floyd Tillman.

October 26, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Weddings


Living with Children with John Rosemond: Parents unwittingly pass anxiety to their kids

Since the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year, several elementary teachers have asked me why so many of today's kids come to school with anxiety issues. That's a good question, one that I think goes to the heart of contemporary American parenting.

October 26, 2014 | John Rosemond Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Georgia's trees become Georgia's gold for new colony

(Note: The following is part of a series of articles looking at the history and evolution of agriculture in Georgia and Bulloch County.)

October 26, 2014 | Roger Allen Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


Educator honored for years of service

A group called Women Acknowledging Community Service recently presented Dr. Charles Bonds, as "A Trailblazer in the Education Field," a check for $1,000 for his leadership and community service in Statesboro and Bulloch County.

October 26, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Facebook takes stand against pages for babies

A good portion of the more than 1 billion active Facebook accounts bear the name of a person who can't even walk yet.

October 26, 2014 | Deseret News Special to the Herald | Life


Taking the scare out of the cost of Halloween

Halloween is never really Halloween without a dose of sheer fright tossed into the brew.

October 26, 2014 | Deseret News Special to the Herald | Life


New home test shakes up colon cancer screening

Starting Monday, millions of people who have avoided colon cancer screening can get a new home test that's noninvasive and doesn't require the icky preparation most other methods do.

October 26, 2014 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | World


"Fair-well!" to the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair

Now that the 2014 Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair is over, here are some photos to help you relive the week that was. And judging by the attendance, many of you were there at least once.

October 26, 2014 | From staff reports | Life


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: In the light or the dark: Where will you live?

A preaching friend I knew in south Mississippi about a hundred years ago recently wrote about his summer vacations at his "Granddaddy and Mamaw's" house and the "neat" experience of having to get drinking water via the hand pump and dipper at the well. I wrote him and told him I could remember similar experiences at my dad's family farm in Indiana. The biggest differences, I guess, were the lack of a pump on the well. Grandpa used a bucket, rope and pulley to get the water up, though there was a hand pump attached to the kitchen ...

October 26, 2014 | Larry Sheehy Contributing Writer | Columnists/Editorials


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