BENICIA, Calif. - From afar, the ghostly warships recall a fierce phalanx ready for battle. A closer look, though, shows the rust and rot of ships unfit for duty or even dismantling, a quandary that is costing taxpayers millions of dollars and could cause environmental misery that will cost millions more.
In yesterday's column, I mentioned an advance control-bid (cue-bid). One player makes a bid, usually in a new suit, that says he is raising his partner's suit to game and that he has a fitting hand if partner is thinking about a slam. Here is another example.
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 brilliant fireworks display will light up the night sky as the highlight of the annual Firecracker Fest held at Mill Creek Regional Park today.
By PHILLIP ALDER
LOS ANGELES - Matt Kemp drove in the go-ahead run for the second game in a row, pulling the Los Angeles Dodgers back into a virtual tie for first place in the NL West.
The urge to acquire more knowledge either through reading or personal experiences might become more pronounced. Both the ways and means to gratify these inclinations should be readily available to you now.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I'm a 53-year-old man, 6 feet 2 inches tall and 200 pounds. My waist is 33 inches, and I am built like an athlete. I have never smoked, bike 20 to 40 miles a day, usually doing the first 20 in an hour. I swim both in the ocean and the pool, lift light weights and surf occasionally. I also work in the construction field and do manual labor to keep in shape, even though I am the architect and builder of each project. Having said that, I have been to hell and back, surviving cancer.
DEAR ABBY: This is in response to "Young Mom in Oklahoma" (May 7), who wrote asking if it was OK to discipline her 4-year-old by smashing his toys with a hammer. Your response was appropriate. However, that mother should be encouraged to attend parenting classes or speak to her son's pediatrician regarding her problem with how to discipline her son. I am very concerned for the child's well-being if she even has to ask if it's OK to smash his toys with a hammer. - A MOM WHO CARES
LONDON - ''Those who cure you are going to kill you.''
PANORAMA CITY, Calif. - The federal government will spend more than $1 billion this year on nutrition education - fresh carrot and celery snacks, videos of dancing fruit, hundreds of hours of lively lessons about how great you will feel if you eat well.
PHILADELPHIA - Merit pay tied to student test scores seems all the rage in some educational circles, but many teachers think it's an idea whose time hasn't come.
ATLANTA - Chris Benoit's mother said she wonders whether her son would still be alive if federal agents had been more aggressive when they discovered the professional wrestler was buying large quantities of steroids.
NEW YORK - Fireworks crews checked the wiring for their displays and hundreds of people took their citizenship oaths Wednesday on a Fourth of July marked by tight security.
Do not allow yourself to get discouraged if an endeavor in which you're involved does not get off to an auspicious start. Tenacity will reap the rewards you are seeking.
Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Randall of Stilwell, Kan., announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Margaret Randall of Tulsa, Okla., to Bryce Manuel Sorrier, son of Mr. and Mrs. Brooks Sorrier III of Statesboro, Ga.
MACON - Mr. and Mrs. Donald Lewis Smith and Mr. and Mrs. John Wilson Bowers announce the engagement of their daughter, Haley Allison Bowers, to William Leonard Herrington, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Edwards Herrington of Statesboro, Ga.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Byrd of Milledgeville, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Byrd of Savannah, Ga., to Jonathan Gay, son of Mr. and Mrs. Randall Gay Jr. of Garfield, Ga.
Mr. and Mrs. Frankie and Sandy Kennedy of Statesboro plan to celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary on April 13 in the Averitt Room of the First Baptist Church. The couple was married on April 14, 1984. They have two children, Christy Kennedy and Mandy Kennedy, both of Statesboro. The reception will be held from 2 until 5 p.m. All family and friends are invited to drop in during that time.
Mrs. Dorothy Wilma Lord Akins
NEW YORK - Pele's family doesn't call him by his nickname. They don't even call him by his given name, Edson Arantes do Nascimento.
ARLINGTON, Texas - The tournament that began with the lure of a billion-dollar bracket will end at a billion-dollar stadium outside of Dallas.
Georgia Southern is leading NCAA Division I baseball with 37 home runs. Only five programs out of 296 have a higher team batting average.
Matt Dobson doesn't look like a defensive leader on paper.
BROOKLET - Southeast Bulloch waged a furious rally to force extra innings after trailing by four runs in the bottom of the seventh, but a five-run explosion from Emanuel County Institute in the top of the 10th inning spurred the Bulldogs on to a 10-5 win Thursday evening.
WASHINGTON - Bryce Harper's Washington Nationals and Jason Heyward's Atlanta Braves won the past two NL East titles, and they'll get the division race started early this season.
FORT WORTH, Texas - NASCAR will not regulate tire pressures at Texas Motor Speedway, and if drivers have tire failures during Sunday's race officials believe they won't be able to blame Goodyear.
Herman Boone, the inspiration for the 2000 film "Remember the Titans," will be the featured speaker for Ogeechee Technical College's spring commencement ceremony next month, the college announced Thursday.
Sweetheart Circle will come alive Saturday as nearly 5,000 people gather to celebrate visual and performing art at the 32nd annual ArtsFest.
Get ready to hear the trumpets playing and see the people swaying as music fills the air in Downtown Statesboro.