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Bridge 6/16

As you know, bridge is full of maxims like second hand low, third hand high, and cover an honor with an honor. These have two big snags: They are not right all that often, and they are intended almost entirely for the defenders. But inexperienced players incorrectly believe that they also apply when they are the declarer.

June 30, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


NASA says no plans to leave space station and no concern it’s ’at risk of being lost’

HOUSTON - A U.S. space agency official rejected suggestions Friday that the international space station might have to be abandoned at some point if a failed computer system operated by NASA's Russian partners couldn't be restored.

June 30, 2007 | By MIKE SCHNEIDER and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated Press Writers | Nation


Global warming winners? Canada, Russia, U.S. Rust Belt might see benefit

GHENT, N.Y. - It's not in Al Gore's PowerPoint presentation, but there are some upsides to global warming.

June 29, 2007 | By MICHAEL HILL Associated Press Writer | Nation


Dear Abby 6/15

DEAR ABBY: My fiancee and I are being married in September. Last December I asked a longtime friend, "Mitch," to be a groomsman. We have been close ever since we met in middle school 20 years ago. Mitch and I were still close until about three years ago, when he married and moved out of state. (I was in his wedding party and attended his rehearsal dinner.)

June 29, 2007 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Astrograph 6/15

You are likely to experience a marked improvement where your work or career is concerned. In many ways, the pride of accomplishment will prove to be even greater than the gold you'll receive.

June 29, 2007 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


As boomers near retirement, concern mounts over who will care for the elderly

NEW YORK - As the huge baby boomer generation surges toward retirement age, an unsettling issue grows ever more pressing: finding the work force to tend to the millions of boomers who will someday need ongoing care because of physical and mental frailties.

June 29, 2007 | By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer | Nation


Police Report - June 15

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.

June 29, 2007 | From staff reports | Crime Report


Slumping Braves shut out by Twins

MINNEAPOLIS - The day after his wife gave birth, Carlos Silva found his new son a welcomed distraction from the usual pitching jitters.

"Most of the time, it's game, game, game, game. Today, it was game, baby, baby, baby, baby," Silva said after throwing his second career shutout in Minnesota's 6-0 victory over Atlanta on Wednesday night.

June 29, 2007 | By DAVE CAMBPELL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Weather service says no tornado in Bulloch

It's a tornado! It's a funnel cloud! No, it's "strong, straight-lined winds."

June 29, 2007 | By KATHERINE ANDERSON Herald Intern | Local


Billy Graham's wife Ruth dies at age 87

MONTREAT, N.C. - Ruth Graham, who surrendered dreams of missionary work in Tibet to marry a suitor who became the world's most renowned evangelist, died Thursday. She was 87.

Graham died at 5:05 p.m. at her home at Little Piney Cove, surrounded by her husband and all five of their children, said a statement released by Larry Ross, Billy Graham's spokesman.

June 29, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


Project ASPIRES at Georgia Southern addresses need for more math and science majors

A report issued recently by the Business-Higher Education Forum (BHEF) estimates that American elementary and secondary schools will need 280,000 new science and math teachers between now and 2015. A recent government-commissioned study concluded that the United States' advantage in science and technology has begun to disappear because fewer people are choosing college majors in these areas.

June 29, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Local


AP IMPACT: Decades after Vietnam War, dioxin levels dangerously high at old U.S. air base

DANANG, Vietnam - More than 30 years after the Vietnam War ended, the poisonous legacy of Agent Orange has emerged anew with a scientific study that has found extraordinarily high levels of health-threatening contamination at the former U.S. air base at Danang.

June 29, 2007 | By BEN STOCKING Associated Press Writer | Nation


Georgia Aquarium ‘‘caught by surprise’’ over death of whale shark

ATLANTA - Georgia Aquarium officials say it may be months before they know what caused Wednesday's death of another whale shark, the second this year at the only facility outside Asia that displays the huge, rare fish.

June 29, 2007 | By DANIEL YEE Associated Press Writer | Nation


Bridge 6/15

It is fine to employ whiz-bang bidding systems with loads of conventions. True, if you can remember all of the calls and use them at the right moments, your bidding will be more accurate. But sometimes a pretty method helps the defense more than the declaring side - as in this deal.

June 29, 2007 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Failure of Russian computers at space station raises concerns about shuttle mission

HOUSTON - Russian computers that control the international space station's orientation and supply of oxygen and water have failed, potentially extending the space shuttle's mission _ or cutting it short.

June 29, 2007 | The Associated Press | Nation


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Man-made wetlands filter stormwater at port

SAVANNAH - Land once used to bury garbage near the Port of Savannah has been converted to a man-made ecosystem of marsh grasses and microbes, bugs and birds aimed at cleaning pollutants from rainwater before it reaches the Savannah River.

April 22, 2014 | By RUSS BYNUM Associated Press | Local


Lawsuit challenging Ga. gay marriage ban filed

ATLANTA - A gay rights group filed a federal lawsuit on Tuesday challenging Georgia's constitutional ban on same-sex marriages.

April 22, 2014 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


The day a dream came to Statesboro — Zaxby's

Editor:

April 22, 2014 | | Letters To The Editor


Operation American Spring set for May 16

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April 22, 2014 | | Letters To The Editor


SoCon champs

PINEHURST, N.C. – Hayden Anderson aced the par-3 ninth hole with a 5-iron to spark a Georgia Southern run, and the Eagles held off Chattanooga by a stroke to claim the Southern Conference Men's Golf Championship Tuesday at National Golf Club.

April 22, 2014 | Georgia Southern AMR | Georgia Southern


Fire consumes pickup truck, cabinets

A pickup truck hauling cabinets caught fire Tuesday afternoon, and the blaze quickly engulfed the vehicle.

April 22, 2014 | From staff reports | Local




The Ten Commandments Today: Stealing in a digital age

Editor's note: This article is part of "The Ten Today," a series that examines the Ten Commandments in modern society. This story explores the eighth commandment: "Thou shalt not steal."

April 22, 2014 | By MICHAEL DE GROOTE Deseret News | The Ten Today


Masked men invade home

A home invasion robbery early Tuesday morning has Bulloch County Sheriff's investigators on the lookout for a gang of armed, masked men.

April 22, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


GSU again named ‘Green College’

For the fourth year in a row, Georgia Southern University has been named to "The Princeton Review's Guide to 332 Green Colleges: 2014 Edition," which highlights the top eco-friendly institutions based on their proven commitment to environmental and sustainability issues and is produced in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council.

April 22, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Local


E-cig industry awaits looming federal regulation

RICHMOND, Va. - Smokers are increasingly turning to battery-powered electronic cigarettes to get their nicotine fix. They're about to find out what federal regulators have to say about the popular devices.

April 22, 2014 | By MICHAEL FELBERBAUM AP Tobacco Writer | Life


Little-known heart procedure could save hundreds of children

A new procedure is available to help infants with a heart defect that affects hundreds of children yearly. But because the Food and Drug Administration doesn't recognize the procedure, few families know about its usefulness and health benefits.

April 22, 2014 | By JOSH FURLONG Deseret News National | World


Lucey is tops in Iowa's 'Beautiful Bulldog' event

DES MOINES, Iowa - Lucey is a slobbering 18-month-old pooch whose human family dreams of making her a therapy dog.

April 22, 2014 | By LUKE MEREDITH Associated Press | World


Gattis homers in 10th, Braves beat Marlins 4-2

ATLANTA - Evan Gattis hit a two-run homer in the 10th inning, leading the Atlanta Braves past the Miami Marlins 4-2 Monday night.

April 21, 2014 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Atlanta Braves - AP


Stowaway teen forces review of airport security

SAN JOSE, Calif. - A 15-year-old boy found his way onto an airport's tarmac and climbed into a jetliner's wheel well, then flew for five freezing hours to Hawaii - a misadventure that forced authorities to take a hard look at the security system that protects the nation's airline fleet.

April 21, 2014 | By MARTHA MENDOZA & OSKAR GARCIA Associated Press | World


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