First, look only at the West hand. The bidding proceeds as given. Your partner's two-heart opening is weak, showing a decent six-card suit and 5-10 high-card points. You let the adverse vulnerability and your defensive prospects dissuade you from going to five hearts. Here, this would probably prove to be a bad decision. If South led the spade ace, which is a likely choice, five hearts would be unbeatable.
GREENWICH, England - Technology, rot and now fire have caught up with the Cutty Sark, the graceful clipper ship built in the 19th century to speed fresh tea from China to Britain's tables.
A University System of Georgia task force reports that the state will be short 20,000 nurses by 2012 unless steps are taken to increase the number of graduates.
Jimmy Futch can weave a school bus big enough to hold 60 children through cones about 20 feet apart. He parallel parks perfectly and measures distances to the inch using only his eyes.
BOSTON - Kason Gabbard came up from Triple-A and stuck around just long enough to give the Boston Red Sox a win.
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Mr. and Mrs. Ike Webb of Twin City announce the engagement of their daughter, Alice St. Clair Webb, to Mark Edward Collins of Bluffton, S.C. The future groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Collins and the late June Collins of Bluffton, S.C.
TAMPA, Fla. - Deep-sea explorers said Friday they have hauled up what could be the richest sunken treasure ever discovered: hundreds of thousands of colonial-era silver and gold coins worth an estimated $500 million from a shipwreck in the Atlantic Ocean.
Nido Qubein, a motivational speaker and president of High Point University in North Carolina, claims: "Nothing can add more power to your life than concentrating all your energies on a limited set of targets."
Someone you meet who is well received by everyone but very selective of his or her friends may accept you as a special friend. This relationship will offer many benefits not afforded to just anybody.
DEAR DR. GOTT: Is it necessary to use diuretics to control some instances of high blood pressure, while other patients' high blood pressures can be controlled with one of the nondiuretics? I am currently taking atenolol, which, I understand, is not a diuretic, although I have been on diuretics in the past. Both have been successful in keeping my blood pressure at an acceptable level. I believe the type of medication prescribed me changed with a change in doctors: i.e., doctor's choice rather than my need to make a change. Why would you NOT prescribe atenolol?
DEAR ABBY: I lost quite a bit of weight on a great diet that worked well for me. I did it for my health and because I was tired of carrying all that extra weight around. Everyone has been complimentary, except my husband.
Police arrested a man Wednesday they said snatched wires out of an air conditioner, then plugged the bare wires into a wall socket in order to light a cigarette.
A Statesboro man was arrested Wednesday afternoon after deputies say he fired shots at his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend in her Brooklet yard, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.
WASHINGTON - U.S. employers accelerated their hiring last month, adding a robust 288,000 jobs and helping drive the unemployment rate to 6.1 percent, the lowest since September 2008.
RODANTHE, N.C. - Arthur strengthened to a hurricane early Thursday and threatened to give North Carolina a glancing blow on Independence Day, prompting thousands of vacationers and residents to leave parts of the state's popular but flood-prone Outer Banks.
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ATLANTA - Chris Johnson hit a three-run double, Julio Teheran pitched seven strong innings and the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 3-1 on Wednesday night to complete a three-game sweep.
Barry Bonds is getting a second chance, hardly surprising because baseball is a game of second chances.
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. - To get ready for this week's tournament, Bubba Watson simply has to walk out his front door.
SAO PAULO - Tim Howard left a lasting impression on Americans from coast to coast - and fans around the world, really - for his incredible, improbable saves in the loss to Belgium in extra time that sent the U.S. home from the World Cup to a country captivated.
LONDON - The silence at Centre Court made abundantly clear that Andy Murray's time as Wimbledon champion was coming to a close.
Matthew Coniglio's Pooler home held a trove of child pornography, more than 50,000 images and videos stored on laptops, external hard drives and thumb drives.
SAVANNAH - A hurricane watch covering nearly 200 miles along North Carolina's coast was issued early Wednesday, threatening Fourth of July plans as Tropical Storm Arthur moved northward from Florida.
SAN FRANCISCO - Throughout California's desperately dry Central Valley, those with water to spare are cashing in.