You are the declarer in a suit contract. When the dummy comes down, you see that you have one loser more than you can afford. You cannot ruff it in the shorter trump hand, but you can discard it. Seems simple enough - but occasionally some care will be required.
Someone you've known in the past, who had been lucky for you, may once gain reappear in your life. This person will have Lady Luck trailing along in his/her wake as always.
DEAR ABBY: I am a 40-year-old male who has been divorced for the last five years. I am considering trying marriage again, but am somewhat concerned about the impotence problem I have had for some time.
WASHINGTON - President Bush, in a constitutional showdown with Congress, claimed executive privilege Thursday and rejected demands for White House documents and testimony about the firing of U.S. attorneys.
NEW YORK - It's like Tiger Woods tearing his rotator cuff, or LeBron James blowing out his knee. Takeru Kobayashi, the six-time defending Nathan's hot dog eating champion, received a chilling diagnosis that could end his Fourth of July roll: a creaky jaw.
WASHINGTON - Farmed seafood has now joined tires, toothpaste and toy trains on the list of tainted and defective products from China that could be hazardous to a person's health.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks were involved in plenty of trade talks leading up to the NBA draft. In the end, they decided to go with two more youngsters.
FORT BRAGG, N.C. - There is no crack team of bounty hunters, no elite military unit whose job is to track them down and bring them in.
IWO JIMA, Japan - Avoiding unexploded grenades and hacking their way through cactus under a blazing sun, an American search team has located two caves where they believe a Marine who filmed the iconic flag-raising on Iwo Jima may have been killed 62 years ago in one of World War II's most symbolic battles.
Keep Bulloch Beautiful unveiled its latest effort to encourage recycling last week aimed at encouraging people to reduce their waste in the office.
BAGHDAD - American military commanders now seriously doubt that Iraqi security forces will be able to hold the ground that U.S. troops are fighting to clear _ gloomy predictions that strike at the heart of Washington's key strategy to turn the tide in Iraq.
Several senior American officers have warned in recent days that Iraqi soldiers and police are still incapable of maintaining security on their own in the most crucial areas, including Baghdad and the recently reclaimed districts around Baqouba to the north.
WASHINGTON The American bald eagle, a national symbol once almost wiped out by hunters and DDT poisoning, has not only survived but is thriving.
Several avenues you've developed over time could begin to pay off in ways that could further your hopes and dreams. It won't be by accident, but from doing all the right things for so long.
BAQOUBA, Iraq - U.S. armored vehicles stand idle on the edge of western Baqouba's apartment blocks. The soldiers who normally ride in them have left on foot patrols - a simple, but apparently effective, tactic being used against insurgents planting increasingly large and devastating bombs deep underground.
A regular perusal of news outlets is enough to show that our world is in a mess, to put it mildly. Of course, this is nothing new. Political agendas, personal desires and worldly viewpoints always have made improving human relationships an uphill battle.
PHILADELPHIA - Authorities were investigating how a metal security grate detached and fell from the facade of an Italian ice shop Saturday afternoon, killing a 3-year-old girl.
LOS ANGELES - NASA has tested new technology designed to bring spacecraft - and one day even astronauts - safely down to Mars, with the agency declaring the experiment a qualified success even though a giant parachute got tangled on the way down.
FORTALEZA, Brazil - The Dutch were worried about the oppressive heat at Arena Castelao, and they left it with the stifling hot conditions to thank for a spot in the World Cup quarterfinals.
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LONDON - As Serena Williams began to fall behind in what would become her earliest Wimbledon exit in nearly a decade, her coach could tell something was awry.
SAO PAULO - DaMarcus Beasley is playing his latest, and likely last, World Cup with little fanfare - just the way the soft-spoken defender prefers it.
BETHESDA, Md. - Patrick Reed held it together Saturday at Congressional to build a two-shot lead in the Quicken Loans National and put himself in an ideal position.
BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil - Brazil advanced to the World Cup quarterfinals on Saturday with a 3-2 shootout win over Chile following a tense and thrilling battle that ended 1-1 after extra time.
PHILADELPHIA - The Braves took advantage of a little help from their opposition.
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PHILADELPHIA - Freddie Freeman homered, doubled and drove in all four Atlanta runs to back Julio Teheran's strong pitching as the Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-2 Friday night.
The Statesboro High baseball season is a distant memory and the Blue Devils' now-graduated star Jackson Ware has been committed to play at Mercer for over seven months.
DENVER - Never mind that there were dozens of TV sets at the bar, many turned to pro wrestling, poker and bowling to provide background noise early one weekend morning. Jon Forget walked in, asked the bartender to change one set to soccer and got laughed out of the joint.