This week, we are looking at eliminating losers in suit contracts. When the dummy is displayed, assuming it does not contain more trumps than your hand, look at your 13 cards and take dummy's high cards into account. How many losers do you have in this deal? Then, how many winners can you see? And what would you do after West leads the spade jack?
ATLANTA - Rookie Jarrod Saltalamacchia homered twice and slumping Andruw Jones went deep for the first time in 21⁄2 weeks, backing up seven strong innings from Buddy Carlyle that sent the Atlanta Braves past the Washington Nationals 6-2 on Tuesday night.
BAGHDAD - Iraqi commandos raided the home of a Sunni Cabinet member Tuesday after a warrant was issued for his arrest, outraging Sunni politicians and jeopardizing U.S.-backed reconciliation efforts within the Shiite-led government.
DEAR ABBY: I am a 33-year-old virgin, and I have never been to a gynecologist. My regular doctor said I should make an appointment to see one. That was a year or so ago. She said it was to "make sure everything was OK."
DEAR DR. GOTT: My 70-year-old husband has always been a bit of an absent-minded professor, but he has gotten worse and is driving me and everybody else around him crazy. Every day he loses things that are important to him and blames everybody else. He leaves everything open and everything turned on. All day long he goes around complaining that he can't find his glasses. He has umpteen pairs scattered all over the house, but some are the "important" ones. He puts them down, can't remember where he left them and accuses me, the maid and his secretary ...
BOSTON - A trial that opened more than a year ago has become bogged down in Boston federal court. There have been hundreds of hours of testimony from witnesses, including 10 medical specialists paid tens of thousands of dollars. The judge himself even hired an expert to help him make sense of it all.
Ogeechee Technical College recently played host to 19 high school students who were participating in SEARCH (Students Exploring and Researching Careers in Health). The group included sophomores, juniors and seniors from five counties – Bulloch, Candler, Evans, Emanuel and Screven.
ATLANTA - The last time Al Horford and Mike Conley Jr. were in competition against each other, it was for college basketball's national championship.
You are likely to be associating with many more enterprising individuals than you have in the past. One or two could turn out to be invaluable by encouraging you toward bigger and better things.
WASHINGTON - The Senate resurrected the immigration bill that could legalize millions of unlawful immigrants Tuesday, but the delicate compromise still faces the same threats that derailed it earlier this month.
WASHINGTON - The CIA released hundreds of heavily censored documents Tuesday about its spying on Americans, foreign assassination plots and other misdeeds that triggered a scandal in the mid-1970s.
WIMBLEDON, England - Three-time champion Venus Williams came back from a break down in the last two sets to avoid a major first-round surprise Tuesday against a Russian teenager playing her first match at Wimbledon.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson were docked 100 points each Tuesday, and their crew chiefs were both fined $100,000 and suspended for six races for violations at Infineon Raceway.
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.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. - Prescription steroids were found in the home of pro wrestler Chris Benoit and his slain wife and son were found with Bibles placed beside their bodies, but no motive had yet emerged for the murder and Benoit's suicide, authorities said Tuesday.
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BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch girls had to fight and claw through the majority of their Region 1-AAA tournament opener Monday night, but a steady resolve and a big fourth quarter run paved the way for a 56-38 victory over Appling County.
Bulloch Academy wrestlers won three individual state championships and led the team to its second consecutive state runner-up trophy in the GISA Class AAA state traditional tournament this past weekend.
With nearly three months of regular season play in the books, area basketball teams are now preparing for their region tournaments with eyes set on the ultimate prize of landing a spot in the state playoffs.
GREENSBORO, N.C. -Lucy Mason led four UNCG scorers in double figures with 18 points to go along with seven rebounds and five assists to lead the Spartans to a 76-65 Southern Conference women's basketball victory over Georgia Southern Monday night in Fleming Gymnasium.
Two Georgia Southern baseball players, junior pitcher Will Middour and freshman infielder Aaron Palmer, were suspended indefinitely for a "violation of team rules" a university statement said on Monday.
Michael Sam could've taken the - well, not the easy, but certainly the easier - way out by staying mum on his sexual orientation, at least until after the NFL draft.
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - The brightest lights that interest Jimmy Walker are found in another galaxy through his high-powered telescope.
Just a year and a half after Christy Hulsey took over a long-established Statesboro business in Colonial House of Flowers, her company was saluted as one of the 100 fastest-growing businesses owned or led by University of Georgia graduates.
Charles D. Sikes, honored Monday as the 2014 Citizen of the Year by Statesboro's two Rotary Clubs, has served his country, state and county under special circumstances.
With her sweet little smile, Sa'Diyah "Sadie" Pierce melts the hearts of those around her, and without saying a word, this 4-year-old charmer manages to get her point across.
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2014 Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind awards.
ATLANTA - Just two weeks ago, Atlanta became a national punch line when a few inches of snow crippled the city. Comedians said the gridlocked highways looked more like a zombie apocalypse than the South's bustling business hub.
Three men have been arrested in connection with the Jan. 26 shooting death of 39-year-old Joy Lee Ann Brown, the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office said Monday.
The Boy Scouts of America just celebrated their 104th birthday, and a local troop has the distinction of celebrating almost half of those years.