Here are three quotations on the idea of doing our best:
ATLANTA - Bridges owned and maintained by local governments in Georgia are more likely to be structurally deficient than those managed by the state, according to an audit released Friday.
(Note: This is the second of a three-part series about Bulloch County residents who fought in the Civil War.)
(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.)
Mr. and Mrs. Gene and Sandra English of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Tonya Oliver of Statesboro, to Michael Deal, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin and Becky Deal.
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - A gang of Pakistani militants executed two alleged U.S. spies in front of thousands of cheering supporters Friday as a top U.N. official expressed fears that Pakistani government peace deals with the gunmen were sparking a wave of human rights abuses.
SEOUL, South Korea - It took years of talks, coddling and concessions to prod North Korea to step back from its decades-long effort to make atomic weapons, leading to Friday's dramatic destruction of its nuclear reactor cooling tower.
HARARE, Zimbabwe - Widespread voter intimidation and low turnout marked Zimbabwe's one-candidate presidential runoff Friday, further damaging the vote designed to bolster longtime President Robert Mugabe's credibility.
YONGBYON, North Korea - The gray cooling tower crumbled behind billowing dust clouds in seconds Friday, reducing the structure at North Korea's nuclear reactor into a pile of rubble. It was a choreographed show by the communist regime meant to affirm an intention to stop making atomic bombs.
NEW YORK - Oil futures climbed to a new record near $143 a barrel Friday on expectations that the weakening dollar, a major factor in crude's stratospheric rise, will extend its decline and add to oil's appeal.
CLEVELAND - A group of teenagers beat a homeless man to death as passers-by slowed to watch the attack, some of which was caught on videotape, police said.
WASHINGTON - It's not much of a report card.
BLACKSTONE, Va. - Police officers took aim this week at vehicles zipping down a runway in tests meant to convince judges that laser speed guns - increasingly popular among law enforcement - are as accurate as their radar cousins.
Yesterday, we had a deal in which declarer had to conserve a dummy entry to get full value from the long diamond suit on the board. Today, the cards are in the other hand, so to speak. The defense has to keep the declarer from getting more tricks than necessary from dummy's best suit.
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