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Bridge 3/29

Yesterday, I highlighted the Jacoby Forcing Raise, when responder bids two no-trump in answer to a one-heart or one-spade opening to show game-going values with at least four-card support for opener's major. But it is complicated, with unusual rebids by opener. If you prefer something simpler, respond three no-trump. The drawback is that partner might pass, forgetting this is artificial with support for his major. Introduce a rule that the forgetful partner pays the other an agreed sum of money. This three-no-trump response is forcing. With no slam interest, the opener rebids four of his major. With slam interest ...

April 12, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Aquarium: Stomach problems led to whale shark’s death

ATLANTA - The January death of a whale shark at the Georgia Aquarium was likely caused by stomach problems that led to peritonitis, officials said Wednesday.

April 12, 2007 | The Associated Press | Local


Local Roundup: English soccer star to hold symposium today at GSU

Former English soccer star Steve Heighway will conduct a coaching symposium for area coaches at Georgia Southern University today.

April 11, 2007 | From staff reports | Sports


Sewage reservoir floods northern Gaza town, killing 5 and forcing residents to flee

UMM NASER, Gaza Strip - An earth embankment around a sewage reservoir collapsed Tuesday, spewing a river of waste and mud that killed five people and forced residents to flee from a village in the northern Gaza Strip, officials said.

April 11, 2007 | By IBRAHIM BARZAK Associated Press Writer | Nation


Police Report - March 28

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.

April 11, 2007 | From staff reports | Crime Report


Ask Dr. Gott 3/28

DEAR DR. GOTT: I have tried Vicks VapoRub for toenail fungus, and it works well. After three months, my nails are almost completely cleared up.

April 11, 2007 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Astrograph 3/28

There are indications that you could do very well for yourself in some kind of side venture, which is well and good. However, don't give up on your major source unless your ancillary one earns far more.

April 11, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 3/28

DEAR ABBY: I have lived with my best friend, "Lance," for five years on and off. Lance is 30; I am 24. Lately we have been discussing marriage. The problem is, he is gay, and the marriage would be for convenience only. I am not in love with Lance, nor is he in love with me. He thinks this would be a good idea because of the financial benefits, tax breaks and the like.

April 11, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Jackets pick up region victory

BROOKLET - Starting pitcher David McCarthy allowed only three runs and threw 92 pitches over five innings, and Fisher Strickland crossed the plate three times and earned the save as the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets (6-4, 2-3) knocked off the Westside Patriots (11-4, 3-3) 8-5 in a Tuesday night Region 3-AA contest.

April 11, 2007 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.net | Sports


Bush spokesman Snow’s cancer has spread to liver

WASHINGTON - Presidential spokesman Tony Snow's cancer has returned and spread to his liver and elsewhere in his body, shaken White House colleagues announced Tuesday. They said he told them he planned to fight the disease and return to work.

April 11, 2007 | By BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer | Nation


Impounded boats: New symbols of the West Coast’s ailing commercial salmon industry

CHARLESTON, Ore. - Don Yost, harbormaster in Coos Bay for the past 18 years, was handed a list of seven salmon fishermen and instructed to seize their boats because they had fallen months behind in paying their mooring fees.

April 11, 2007 | By JEFF BARNARD Associated Press Writer | Nation


Senate signals support for withdrawing Iraq troops by next March, challenging Bush

WASHINGTON - Defying a veto threat, the Democratic-controlled Senate narrowly signaled support Tuesday for the withdrawal of U.S. combat troops from Iraq by next March.

April 11, 2007 | By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent | Nation


Bridge 3/28

When the major-suit limit raise - a game-invitational jump-raise of one of a major to three of that major - gained acceptance in this country, there was a need for a game-forcing raise.

April 11, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Georgia jury spares antifreeze killer the death penalty, sentences her to life without parole

DALTON, Ga. - Jurors Tuesday spared the life of a former 911 dispatcher convicted of poisoning her boyfriend with antifreeze - the same way she had killed her husband six years earlier.

April 11, 2007 | By ERRIN HAINES Associated Press Writer | Local


Iran questioning British sailors, marines on whether they intended to enter Iranian waters

TEHRAN, Iran - Iran said Monday it was questioning 15 British sailors and marines to determine if their alleged entry into Iranian waters was ''intentional or unintentional'' before deciding what to do with them - the first sign it could be seeking a way out of the standoff.

April 10, 2007 | By NASSER KARIMI Associated Press Writer | Nation


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US survives, advances despite loss

RECIFE, Brazil - They heard about people back home watching during their lunch breaks, streaming on office computers or playing hooky with fellow fans. And then, as the bus pulled away from the hotel Thursday, the U.S. World Cup team was struck with an unusual sight.

June 26, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Bulloch County sheriff: Convicted felon, gang member arrested

Deputies investigating a bicycle theft held a convicted felon and known gang member at gunpoint after he reached for a pistol in his waistband earlier this week, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.

June 26, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Schools chief apologizes for "hurtful" blog posts

PHOENIX - Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal broke down in tears Wednesday at the end of a news conference where he apologized for posting an anonymous blog comment that denigrated welfare recipients and other postings that were seen by some as racist.

June 26, 2014 | By BOB CHRISTIE Associated Press | World


Oil boom fuels drop in age in Great Plains states

WASHINGTON - The United States is still growing older, but the trend is reversing in the Great Plains, thanks to a liberal application of oil.

June 26, 2014 | By JESSE J. HOLLAND Associated Press | World




New drive-thru Parker's opens

Parker's new convenience store and gas station, at 1588 Brampton Ave., opened Wednesday. It is the chain's 36th store in Georgia and South Carolina and the first with a drive-thru window.

June 25, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


Facing friends and foes

RECIFE, Brazil - When Jermaine Jones stands for the national anthems of his countries Thursday night, he will soak in the moment.

June 25, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Messi, Neymar lead all scorers

RIO DE JANEIRO - The race for the World Cup golden boot turned into a Barcelona battle Wednesday as Lionel Messi scored twice to lead Argentina to an entertaining 3-2 win over Nigeria and match Neymar's tournament-leading four goals in three games for Brazil.

June 25, 2014 | By MIKE CORDER Associated Press | Sports


Djokovic needs four sets to advance

LONDON - Novak Djokovic held his breath. Radek Stepanek knelt on the Wimbledon turf and folded his hands in mock prayer.

June 25, 2014 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


League removes cap on damages for concussions

The NFL agreed Wednesday to remove a $675 million cap on damages from thousands of concussion-related claims after a federal judge questioned whether there would be enough money to cover as many as 20,000 retired players.

June 25, 2014 | By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press | Sports


Giants' Lincecum tosses no-hitter

SAN FRANCISCO - Tim Lincecum pitched his second no-hitter against the San Diego Padres in less than a year, allowing only one runner Wednesday and leading the San Francisco Giants to a 4-0 win.

June 25, 2014 | By RICK EYMER Associated Press | Sports


Bulloch CRCT results mixed, but eighth grade soars

In their final encounter with the Criterion Referenced Competency Tests, Bulloch County students passed at a rate higher than or equal to the state's in half of the grade-level subject areas.

June 25, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Boomerang kids: why grads are still moving back home

The economy may be picking back up, but college graduates are still moving back to mom and dad's house.

June 25, 2014 | By EMILY HALES Deseret News National | Hot topics


Why some companies see their workforce as an investment instead of a cost

Being a barista isn't glamorous but it can pay more than similar jobs. Last week, Starbucks announced that it will offer a tuition-assistance program to all of its 135,000 U.S. employees that work at least 20 hours a week.

June 25, 2014 | By LANE ANDERSON Deseret News National | Hot topics


Wage theft: How employers steal millions from American workers every week

There are thieves stealing billions of dollars in America who are not robbers targeting convenience stores or banks. They are not thugs pointing guns and grabbing cash at gas stations. The billions stolen are part of "wage theft," and the culprits in the workplace are employers, not employees.

June 25, 2014 | By MICHAEL De GROOTE Deseret News National | Hot topics


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