With the economy in a slide and the credit markets seized up, states are slashing budgets, eliminating jobs, putting major construction projects on hold and nervously waiting to see whether their shriveled pension funds recover.
We are nearing the end of our series on doubles that are not for penalty, reaching the support double (and its brother, the support redouble). This is made by the opener after he has opened the bidding, his partner has responded one of a major, and the next player has made a minimum overcall in a suit (or has doubled for takeout). If the opener now doubles (or redoubles), he shows exactly three-card support for his partner's suit and any point-count. If instead he raises his partner's suit to any level, he guarantees four-card support.
The year ahead could be one of breaking down what is no longer working and replacing things with a new structure. Although you might seek change, lessons learned the hard way should guide your choices and decisions.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I am concerned about a family member who was diagnosed with melanoma. Could you please write a column with advice concerning its treatment? I read your column every day and really respect your opinion and knowledge.
NEW YORK - Stocks plunged in the final hour of trading Thursday, sending the Dow Jones industrial average down more than 675 points, or more than 7 percent, to its lowest level in five years after a major credit ratings agency said it was considering cutting its rating on General Motors Corp.
AUSTIN, Texas - Facing a free-speech uproar, the University of Texas backed down Thursday from punishing two students who refused to remove political signs from their dormitory window.
OMAHA, Neb. - An Iowa teenager who was abandoned at an Omaha hospital under Nebraska's safe-haven law is back home, in part because the grandparents who dropped her off soon changed their minds, a county official said Thursday.
The year ahead might be one of the more exciting ones you've had in a long time. You could find yourself engaged in more activities and situations where good things will happen. If you flow with the tide, it'll take you to sunny places.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I am a 77-year-old man who, about four years ago, was diagnosed with hypertension in the 150/75 range. I was placed on HCTZ, and, soon after, my sodium levels were 117. When that occurred, my physician telephoned me to stop the medicine. Since that time, I have been placed on several different drugs. I developed a cough with ACE inhibitors, so they had to be stopped. I'm now on Diovan and Nifedical. My blood pressure remains under control, but my sodium level remains about 131. While my doctors aren't concerned about this, I have ...
Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Wednesday, October 8, 2008
(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.)
The called meeting of the Portal City Council, slated for tonight, has been canceled due to the death of council member Keith Brown, said Portal City Clerk Eva Pitts. Brown died Wednesday morning, she said.
Charles Darwin wrote, "It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change."
ECI: The Season - Episode 9
Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Bubba Hunt of Coldwell Banker Tanner Realty was named one of America's most productive sales associates as a part of REAL Trends America's ...
For nearly three decades, mothers and grandmothers throughout the South have celebrated and honored their families through Lori Grice portraits. Each of them will tell ...
Who is the SACK Company? Do they make sacks? What does SACK even stand for?
Healthcare is more complicated now more than ever.
When local businessman Bubba Hunt saw an opportunity to shake up the local real estate market, like most great entrepreneurs, he seized it.
How will your grandchildren's children remember you?
On Thursday, March 17, nine students from Statesboro High School went to the Georgia International Convention Center in Atlanta to showcase their skills and compete ...
The welcoming of warmer weather and flowers blooming signals the beginning of spring and the upcoming Easter holiday. Easter brings families together to celebrate the ...
Man of the Decade