The defensive signals in bridge are, in theory at least, not hard to grasp. Top priority goes to attitude. An unnecessarily high card tells partner that you have useful goodies in that suit. When attitude is known or clearly irrelevant, you signal count. You play your lowest card with an odd number, or start an echo (high-low) with an even number. If both attitude and count are known or irrelevant, you send a suit-preference signal. Your lowest card asks for the lower-ranking of the other two side suits, your highest card for the higher-ranking suit.
Lawrence Bixby said, "Each handicap is like a hurdle in a steeplechase, and when you ride up to it, if you throw your heart over, the horse will go along, too."
WASHINGTON - Once the closest adviser to Vice President Dick Cheney, I. Lewis ''Scooter'' Libby was convicted Tuesday of lying and obstructing a leak investigation that shook the top levels of the Bush administration.
DEAR ABBY: My fiance's brother, "Nate," is going through a separation from his wife of 11 years, "Joanne." Everyone on Nate's side of the family is giving him all the support they can, but they are still very close to his wife. They realize he is an emotional cripple, prone to fits of rage and depression.
A big reason for Statesboro's 3-0 start has been the pitching, including senior standout Forrest Robertson.
ORLANDO, Fla. - Astronaut Bill Oefelein was in orbit aboard the space shuttle in December when he was sent a steamy e-mail from a girlfriend awaiting his return: ''First urge will be to rip your clothes off, throw you on the ground and love the hell out of you.''
You will have plenty of opportunities to trade on your social skills as well as the knowledge you've gained through both academic pursuits and personal experiences. Your gifts will be used to produce desirable results.
BEDFORD, Ind. - ''I've got her, and you're not going to get her.''
The Statesboro Diamond Devils, ranked 10th in the ga.sports.com coach's poll in AAAA, opened their new field at Mill Creek with a 14-4 win over Benedictine on Tuesday.
DEAR DR. GOTT: As a nurse, I read your column faithfully. I feel compelled to write to you about the Lipitor (and other statin) columns. I started on lovastatin in September 2004.
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.
Bulloch County Sheriff's investigators are seeking a man they said robbed a local convenience store early Tuesday morning.
CHICAGO - The number of U.S. children having obesity surgery has tripled in recent years, surging at a pace that could mean more than 1,000 such operations this year, new research suggests.
DEAR ABBY: The letter from "Kay in St. Joseph, Mo." (Jan. 10) caught my attention. She's the woman whose husband (a hunter) leaves bloody footprints and pieces of deer carcass throughout their house and his soiled clothes piled in the kitchen.
Paula Angeline Milton
If Luke Teague, Ogeechee Technical College's 2014 GOAL winner, dresses like a funeral director, there is a reason. He works at a funeral home in Augusta and commutes to classes in the Funeral Service Education program at Ogeechee Tech.
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. Arrest photos are available for viewing at statesboroherald.com/arrests/
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech received a late boost with the signing of running back Myles Autry.
ATHENS - Georgia coach Mark Richt said he couldn't watch as one of the state's top recruits, defensive end Lorenzo Carter, announced his college plans on national TV.
SEATTLE - Hundreds of thousands of notoriously loud Seahawks fans cranked up the volume Wednesday, cheering, chanting and going berserk during a parade and ceremony to celebrate the first Super Bowl victory in the history of the franchise.
Freddie Freeman says he won't try to change to prove he deserves the biggest contract in Atlanta Braves' history.
KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia - Shaun White jammed his wrist on one jump and watched the world's best snowboarders join him in tumbling down the supersized, super-scary Olympic slopestyle course.
A new joint unit with Bulloch County sheriff's deputies and Statesboro police officers was formed Tuesday, and it didn't take long to make its presence known.
In his first signing class as Georgia Southern's head coach, and the Eagles' first signing class as a Football Bowl Subdivision program, head coach Willie Fritz focused on the trenches.