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Bridge 10/18

Some hands bid themselves, as the saying goes. In an uncontested auction, you have no problem picking each call when it is your turn. But occasionally you will be sitting there, wondering exactly what to do next. A good rule of thumb is to show where your high-card values lie. Look at the South hand. You open one club, and partner responds three hearts, which by your partnership agreement is a splinter bid. North is showing at least game-going values with five or more clubs and a singleton or void in hearts. What would you rebid?

November 01, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Warming causing stress in Arctic, threats to caribou, sea ice, permafrost

WASHINGTON - The Arctic is under increasing stress from warming temperatures as shrubs colonize the tundra, changing wildlife habitat and local climate conditions, researchers said Wednesday.

November 01, 2007 | By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID AP Science Writer | Nation


Under veto threat, House debates surveillance bill without telecom immunity

WASHINGTON - Against the backdrop of a presidential veto threat, the House wrangled Wednesday over an eavesdropping bill that would expand court oversight of government electronic surveillance in the United States.

November 01, 2007 | By PAMELA HESS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Police Report - October 18

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.

November 01, 2007 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Volunteers to clean local waterways Saturday

Bulloch County area volunteers will wade into the Ogeechee River Saturday as part of the continuing statewide campaign to clean and preserve over 70,000 miles of Georgia's rivers and streams.

November 01, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


Turkish parliament approves possible operation against rebel Kurds across border in Iraq

ANKARA, Turkey - Parliament on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a possible cross-border offensive against Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq, although the government appears willing to give diplomatic pressure on the U.S.-backed Iraqi administration more time to work.

November 01, 2007 | By SUZAN FRASER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Focus on preventing wars is new US naval strategy

WASHINGTON - In the first major revision of U.S. naval strategy in two decades, maritime officials said Wednesday they plan to focus more on humanitarian missions and improving international cooperation as a way to prevent conflicts.

November 01, 2007 | By PAULINE JELINEK Associated Press Writer | Nation


Parents falsely claim religious exemptions to avoid vaccinating young children

BOSTON - Sabrina Rahim doesn't practice any particular faith, but she had no problem signing a letter declaring that because of her deeply held religious beliefs, her 4-year-old son should be exempt from the vaccinations required to enter preschool.

November 01, 2007 | By STEVE LeBLANC Associated Press Writer | Nation


Suspect in young girl’s videotaped sexual assault arraigned in Las Vegas court

LAS VEGAS - The man accused of abusing a 3-year-old girl in an explicit sex videotape was arraigned Wednesday on 23 felony charges that could land him in prison for life.

November 01, 2007 | By KEN RITTER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Oral Roberts president asks to take leave after accusations of improprieties

TULSA, Okla. - Oral Roberts University president Richard Roberts has asked the school's board of regents for a leave of absence amid accusations of lavish spending at donors' expense and illegal involvement in a political campaign.

November 01, 2007 | By JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS Associated Press Writer | Nation


Eating seafood and putting on makeup, early humans showed ‘modern’ signs 164,000 years ago

WASHINGTON - In one of the earliest hints of ''modern'' living, humans 164,000 years ago put on primitive makeup and hit the seashore for steaming mussels, new archaeological finds show.

November 01, 2007 | AP Science Writer | Nation


Sensitive financial data lost on Louisiana college applicants, parents for past 9 years

BATON ROUGE, La. - Sensitive data for virtually all Louisiana college applicants and their parents over the past nine years were in a case lost last month during a move, officials said.

November 01, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Hawaii-based soldiers face hearings on murder charges involving Iraqi killing

HONOLULU - The first of two Hawaii-based soldiers accused of murder in the killing of a civilian in northern Iraq is set for a hearing Thursday that could determine whether he will face court martial.

November 01, 2007 | By AUDREY McAVOY Associated Press Writer | Nation


Dear Abby 10/18

DEAR ABBY: I am being sort of sexually harassed, and I don't know what to do. I'm 15 and my brother, "Joey," is 16. We live with our mother. Our parents are divorced. Mom works, so we're home by ourselves in the afternoon after school.

November 01, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 10/18

DEAR DR. GOTT: What causes dark spots on my arms and hands? I also bruise very easily. How can I get rid of these "old age" spots?

November 01, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


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Willingway, Georgia Southern conference will update addiction treatment methods

For Dr. Al Mooney, Director of Addiction Medicine and Recovery at Willingway, one of the key factors that distinguishes this week's Addiction Update Conference is its "focus on the solutions rather than the problems."

June 22, 2014 | Special to the Herald | News 4U


Summer favorites with a healthy twist

(Note: The following is one of a series of articles from the Canyon Ranch Institute dedicated to showing people how to live healthier and encouraging folks to take small steps to adjust their lifestyle.)

June 04, 2014 | By KIM FLOYD, M.Ed., R.D., L.D.; JOYCELYN CORNTHWAITE, M.S., R.D., L.D., CDE and KELLY SHANNON Special to the Herald | News 4U


Deen Day Smith Awards - Past Honorees

Man of the Decade

February 28, 2014 | | Life


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