FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons' practice headquarters is located only about an hour from Athens, the home of the University of Georgia.
What does it mean if your right-hand opponent opens one of a suit and you make an immediate jump cue-bid, overcalling three of that suit?
DEAR ABBY: One of my female co-workers regularly scrutinizes the wardrobe and accessories of all the other co-workers, male and female. Her scrutiny is so detailed that she notices the littlest thing - even a change in nail polish color, or the buttons on a jacket.
You might be extremely fortunate in bringing one or more parties together for a commercial purpose that turns out to be quite successful. In the process, you'll derive a large reward or bonus of some kind.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I read your column in our newspaper, and I continue to be amazed at how you are so good to answer your readers' questions. I learn something from you each time. Now, I am asking for your help.
WASHINGTON - Shaking a pillar of President Bush's foreign aid policy, the House moved Thursday toward passing legislation that would allow contraceptive grants to groups overseas that offer abortions.
WASHINGTON - New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's decision to leave the Republicans six years after he stopped being a Democrat makes him a man without a party.
ATLANTA - Waves and sharks aren't the only dangers at the beach. More than two dozen young people have been killed over the last decade when sand holes collapsed on them, report father-and-son doctors who have made warning of the risk their personal campaign.
NEW YORK - The scarlet letter in education these days is an ''R.''
ATLANTA - The Braves swapped left-handed relievers with Detroit on Wednesday, sending former Screven County pitcher Macay McBride to the Tigers for Wilfredo Ledezma.
DEAR DR. GOTT: Your Vicks VapoRub cure for thick toenails really worked for me. Did you know that Vicks is wonderful for hemorrhoids? After my mother, who is 95 years old, told me to use it, I've never used anything else. It is better than any creams or suppositories and feels better right away.
DEAR ABBY: "Needs to Be Active" (April 25) wrote that after more than 20 years as a nurse's aide, she feels that no one wants to hire her because she is older. Abby, she does not have an age discrimination problem; she has a marketing and self-promotion problem!
ATLANTA (AP) - Josh Beckett's slump lasted all of one game.
This week, we are looking at ways of finding out if three no-trump is a playable contract, and when it proves not to be, heading into that despised contract: five of a minor.
CHARLESTON, S.C. - How did a trash fire in an outdoor bin manage to spread to a furniture store and explode into a raging inferno that killed nine firefighters? And why were as many as 16 firefighters inside the place when the roof came down?
Verner Naomi McCullough Powell
ATLANTA - Christian Bethancourt paid close attention to the Braves' hitting woes, even when he was with Triple-A Gwinnett.
FLOWERY BRANCH - For Matt Ryan, there are none of those annoying questions about his playoff record.
Facing a resurgent Josey offense eager to end a long losing streak, Portal cornerback D'von Moore and his teammates knew that the final big play of the game would likely be the difference.
This weekend's SEC lineup doesn't hold much national appeal, unless the nonconference scheduling backfires.
NEW YORK - Ekaterina Makarova describes herself as a person who prefers "to stay in the shade."
NEW YORK - Wes Welker. Robert Mathis. Aldon Smith. Josh Gordon.
The Statesboro Police Department is looking for witnesses and/or video of a fight that occurred at Rusty's Tavern, 15 University Plaza, at approximately 2:50 a.m. Aug. 20.
Frank Brannen Richardson
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets came up short in a season-opening 44-26 loss to Pierce County last Friday night.
ATLANTA - Kyle Kendrick allowed only three hits in seven scoreless innings, Carlos Ruiz homered and drove in two runs, and the Philadelphia Phillies shut out the struggling Atlanta Braves 4-0 on Tuesday night.
NEW YORK - U.S. captain Tom Watson went with experience and a gut feeling Tuesday night when he filled out his Ryder Cup team with Keegan Bradley, Hunter Mahan and Webb Simpson.
The Statesboro Lady Blue Devils knocked off Burke County and Southeast Bulloch on Tuesday in volleyball action.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Thirty teens "overwhelmed" their minders at a juvenile detention center by simultaneously breaking out of four dormitories and then crawling under a weak spot in a chain-link fence. By Tuesday evening, seven were still on the run.