This week, we are studying pre-emptive opening bids. First, look only at the North hand. Your partner opens a disciplined weak two hearts, showing a decent six-card suit (one headed by at least two of the top three or three of the top five honors), 5-10 high-card points, and no side four-card major or void. After West passes, what would you do?
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.
A children's fishing rodeo, "Fishing For Heritage," sponsored by the Portal Heritage Society, Inc. will get under way Saturday, Sept. 8, at Margaret Tankersley's pond on U.S. 25 North (look for signs).
DEAR DR. GOTT: Ye gads! We are tired of "soap under the sheets" as a cure for anything. Some of us read your column for medical information, not stories of soap.
Blocking and tackling the same guys for almost a month can get monotonous.
WASHINGTON - The Teamsters Union said Wednesday it will ask a federal appeals courts to block the Bush administration's plan to begin allowing Mexican trucks to carry cargo anywhere in the United States.
WASHINGTON - Federal regulators ordered airlines to speed up inspections of the wing slats on newer Boeing 737 jetliners after more problems that could lead to a fire were found in initial inspections this week.
Some type of exceptional opportunity could develop for you, but it'll be up to you to recognize it for what it is worth. Once you do, however, apply as much effort you can towards it.
MIAMI - Matt Diaz homered twice and the Atlanta Braves salvaged a win at the end of a disappointing trip Wednesday, beating Dontrelle Willis and the Florida Marlins 7-4.
MIAMI - Shuffling their rotation to line up John Smoltz to pitch against the New York Mets this weekend didn't work out too well for the Atlanta Braves.
Involvements you have with familiar associates should work out quite successfully because you've learned how to deal with them in ways that suit each of you. However, the same give-and-take may not be there with new colleagues.
DEAR ABBY: The latest Harry Potter book came out recently, and I have been reading it. I don't have any serious problems. Rather, I have something to say to those who enjoy spoiling the surprise of a book.
DEAR DR. GOTT: The letter written by the wife of the 87-year-old man who has not been feeling well and described him as experiencing "meltdowns" caught my eye.
NEWPORT, R.I. - A bomb threat that caused the evacuation of a Wal-Mart and led employees to wire $10,000 to the caller appears to be part of a broader scam targeting other businesses around the country, authorities said.
PORTAL - Fresh off their first season-opening win since 2011, the Portal Panthers look to continue their winning ways tonight as they host Treutlen County.
Robert Toombs Christian Academy senior running back Rico Rogers will be a marked young man Friday night when Bulloch Academy rolls into Lyons to face the defending GISA Class A state champions.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Falcons receiver Julio Jones has waited 11 months to return from a broken right foot and regain his Pro Bowl form.
GUYTON - Langston Chapel Middle School shook off a disappointing 2013 season with a convincing, season-opening 38-16 win at South Effingham on Wednesday.
CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE, Colo. - Rory McIlroy felt anything under par was a good score Thursday at Cherry Hills, even if he had reason to expect much better.
BILBAO, Spain - The bags were already packed and the Americans had already checked out of their rooms.
A day of music, food and fun in Brooklet Saturday also will bring financial assistance for a local woman diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a type of cancer that causes an overgrowth of plasma cells in the bone marrow, which develop into tumors inside the bones.
Joan Rivers, the raucous, acid-tongued comedian who crashed the male-dominated realm of late-night talk shows and turned Hollywood red carpets into danger zones for badly dressed celebrities, died Thursday. She was 81.
Here's a twist on family resemblance: A Swiss study says it's possible to match people with their cars, because they look alike. And the resemblance carries through to the family dog, too.
ATLANTA - A Georgia man whose son died after he was left in a hot car for seven hours was charged Thursday with murder in the toddler's death.
A study released last month indicates that U.S. children receive from parents an average of $1,360 each year in the form of allowances, rewards and incentives. The study, which was conducted by coupon brand Vouchercloud, found that 71 percent of the parents of 5- to 10-year-olds give their children money regularly.
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - The investigation of a South Georgia unlicensed personal care home began with the report of a resident of the facility breaking into a nearby home to get food.
WASHINGTON - The federal appeals court in Washington threw out a ruling Thursday that called into question the subsidies that help millions of low- and middle-income people afford their premiums under the president's health care law.
NEW DELHI - Promising to "storm your barricades with cars packed with gunpowder," al-Qaida announced Thursday it had created an Indian branch that the terror network vowed would bring Islamic rule to the entire subcontinent.
Starting next week, Georgia Southern University will cater to some very special guests: moths.