In yesterday's column, I mentioned that if you never double a making contract, you are not doubling often enough. But having said that, I should add that there are times when making a penalty double of a contract you can beat is inadvisable.
WASHINGTON - Ninety-nine U.S. soldiers killed themselves last year, the highest rate of suicide in the Army in 26 years of record-keeping.
ATLANTA - Even with Barry Bonds on the bench, the San Francisco Giants put on quite a power display.
Involving yourself in something you like doing offers you a greater chance for success, because you'll spend quality time on the endeavor to make it what you envision. Don't waste your time engaging in what you truly dislike.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I am writing to see what you think about knee surgery. I have a torn ligament and arthritis in it. My doctor said he didn't know if it would help or not. He also said if I didn't let him go in there and scope it, later on I would have to have knee-replacement suregery. What's your opinion?
ORANGEVILLE, Utah - Surrounded by thick dust and the howl of a crumbling mountain, Jameson Ward had only a moment to decide: Go back and help his fellow miners or get out?
HOUSTON - Two astronauts began a spacewalk Wednesday to prepare a solar array on the international space station for relocation as NASA engineers' concerns over the shuttle Endeavour's heat shield eased.
ATLANTA - Talk about timing. If Bobby Cox was going to break a dubious record, he couldn't have picked a better moment.
WASHINGTON - The Bush administration's move to blacklist Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps as a ''terrorist'' organization is a new salvo in a broader effort to choke off funding to Iranian elements accused of developing nuclear weapons and fomenting violence in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Middle East.
WASHINGTON - The Democratic-controlled Congress and President Bush seem locked in a perverse competition for public unfavorability, according to a new Associated Press-Ipsos poll.
ELLABELL - After swimmers and boaters found three Vietnam-era military rockets tipped with explosive warheads in the Ogeechee River in southeast Georgia, a team of Navy divers searched the river Wednesday to remove and destroy any munitions that remained.
U.S. News & World Report releases its annual college rankings Friday in the face of the loudest and best-organized criticism from educators the magazine has ever encountered.
DEAR ABBY: I have been widowed just one month shy of a year. Over the last three months, I have been seeing a lovely woman who was widowed for the second time. (It has been seven months since she lost her second husband.)
First, look at only the West hand. East, your partner, opens two hearts, a weak two-bid showing a decent six-card suit and 5-10 high-card points. South overcalls two spades. What would you do?
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KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Freddie Freeman was 4 for 4, Andrelton Simmons and Dan Uggla each homered and the Atlanta Braves beat the Boston Red Sox 6-3 on Saturday.
RALEIGH, N.C. - The way senior Jakob Gollon sees it, Mercer has been building toward this NCAA tournament through years of playing power conference teams.
Georgia Southern got a win on Friday by hitting Appalachian State's bullpen.
FONTANA, Calif. - Kyle Larson won his first Nationwide Series race Saturday, holding off Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch in a thrilling finish at Fontana.
Richard Morriss, Venture Crew adviser for Crew 935 and Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 935 at Pittman Park United Methodist Church for more than 20 years, received the Ed Cone Award at the Good Scout Banquet, held Thursday evening at Statesboro Primitive Baptist Church.
Today at 9:30 a.m. California time, Georgia Southern University graduate Steve Pulley will dip the back tire of his bicycle into the Pacific Ocean in San Diego and set off on a 57-day cycling adventure.
HONOLULU - Hawaii lawmakers flabbergasted at the prospect of police being allowed to have sex with prostitutes promised Friday to make the practice illegal.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - A satellite image released by China on Saturday offers the latest sign that wreckage from a Malaysia Airlines plane lost for more than two weeks could be in a remote stretch of the southern Indian Ocean where planes and ships have been searching for three days.
Mrs. Bobbie Turner Lynch
Appalachian State held Georgia Southern in check.
RALEIGH, N.C. - Dunk City is long gone. Make way for the next bunch of bracket busters from the little-known Atlantic Sun Conference: Mercer.
ORLANDO, Fla. - Adam Scott keeps putting his name in the Bay Hill record book, each round moving him closer to another handshake with The King.
SAVANNAH - The Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets had no problems in region action on the road, blanking New Hampstead 5-0 on Friday.
FONTANA, Calif. - Although Matt Kenseth thinks track position is less important on Fontana's well-aged asphalt than on other NASCAR ovals, he is still excited to start up front Sunday.
Megan Donaldson and Elias Pratt of El Paso, Texas, formerly of Statesboro, Ga., were united in marriage on October 26, 2013, during an outside ceremony at the Robbins Nest in Statesboro. Dan Pratt officiated. An indoor reception immediately followed the ceremony at the Robbins Nest.