PITTSBURGH - After two months of trying, the Pittsburgh Pirates finally landed a deal for Atlanta power hitter Adam LaRoche on Wednesday when they agreed to acquire the first baseman for left-handed reliever Mike Gonzalez.
When the Lady Panthers of Portal get in some trouble and need a spark off the bench, they turn to sophomore guard Kanesha Eason.
TEHRAN, Iran - Prices for vegetables have tripled in the past month, housing prices have doubled since last summer - and as costs have gone up, so has Iranians' discontent with hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his focus on confrontation with the West.
If your right-hand opponent opens one of a suit and you immediately overcall two no-trump, you are promising at least 5-5 in the two lowest-ranking unbid suits. But if one of a suit is opened on your left and two passes follow, now a jump to two no-trump is natural, showing the values for a two-no-trump opening bid: 20-22 points. True, you might shade a point if your hand includes a decent five-card minor suit; and you might shade two points if you hold a respectable six-card minor suit (and 6-3-2-2 distribution). Remember, when the play takes place, you will ...
WASHINGTON - The Bush administration has agreed to shift course and let a secret but independent panel of federal judges oversee the government's controversial domestic spying program.
Senior guard Kacie Lanier poured in 15 points, including four 3-pointers, to help Bulloch Academy pummel Edmund Burke 47-17 in GISA Region 2-AA action Tuesday night.
DEAR ABBY: My fiance, "Pan," and I have been together nearly two years. We fell in love quickly and knew we wanted to marry one day. We are loving, respectful and kind to each other. Our only source of conflict involves his family.
FRESNO, Calif. - Shoppers will feel the sting from a string of subfreezing nights in California's citrus groves and other farming areas, with prices for oranges, lemons, avocados and other produce poised to double or triple in coming weeks, according to industry officials.
BAGHDAD, Iraq - Twin car bombs tore through a leading Baghdad university as students left classes Tuesday in the deadliest attack in Iraq in nearly two months, and the United Nations reported 34,452 civilians were slain last year, nearly three times more than the government reported.
There are strong indications you could unexpectedly get involved in a very unique endeavor or enterprise. It will be something you never thought would happen, but you'll love being involved when it does.
WASHINGTON - Sen. Barack Obama launched a presidential campaign Tuesday that would make him the first black to occupy the White House, and immediately tried to turn his political inexperience into an asset with voters seeking change.
KIRKWOOD, Mo. - Ben Ownby has spent a lot of time watching TV since he was rescued from a man accused of kidnapping him and another boy, but there's one face he's tired of seeing.
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The dealer opens one of a suit and two passes follow. Yesterday, I explained that if you balance by making a one-no-trump overcall, that is weak, showing about 11-14 points. But what should you do when you have a balanced hand with somewhere between a good 15 and a middling 18 points, enough for a direct strong one-no-trump overcall?
DEAR DR. GOTT: I am an older woman in comparatively good health. I take blood-pressure medicine, Lipitor, Fosamax, glucosamine/chondroitin and, on occasion, Zyrtec.
Dr. Gerald A. Jones
Imagine a playoff that includes Arizona facing TCU in one semifinal and Mississippi State meeting Georgia Tech in the other.
Ogeechee Technical College will work with area industries, two development authorities and a federal grant to equip a lab for industrial maintenance courses at a cost of almost $420,000, officials announced Wednesday.
SAVANNAH - After 15 years of studies, lawsuits and bureaucratic delays, state and federal officials Wednesday signed the final paperwork needed for crews to begin digging sand and mud from the Savannah harbor to make room for supersized cargo ships to reach the busy port.
There's no good way to sugarcoat it.
ATHENS - An important Southeastern Conference Eastern Division showdown is being overshadowed this week by another deluge of compelling SEC West games.
ST. LOUIS - Changing cast, same old hit show for the St. Louis Cardinals.
The AFC South pretty much has been the province of the Colts and Texans in recent years. Even though Houston fell apart last season, it's not a big surprise it has emerged as the only challenger to Indianapolis in the division this year.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons are back in familiar surroundings for Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears.
NEW YORK - There hasn't been much football talk at the NFL owners' meetings Wednesday.
Members of the Statesboro-Bulloch County Crime Suppression Team saw a man at Southern Lounge off Fair Road "leaning into the window of a parked car, being loud and disorderly," around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.
Bulloch County sheriff's investigators surrounded a house Friday at Bridgewater subdivision as they sought to arrest a wanted person.
With Georgia Southern University's homecoming weekend approaching, local law enforcement authorities are warning residents and local businesses of compliance checks to combat underage drinking as well as overcrowded gathering places.
Georgia Southern University is recognizing Disability Awareness Month in October with various programs and activities. This year's theme is "See the Person, Not the Disability."
Bulloch County sheriff's deputies responding to a call about stolen power Friday found ingredients for manufacturing methamphetamine, and two men were arrested, according to the sheriff's office.