In an about-face by the U.S. government four years into the war in Iraq, America's fallen troops are being brought back to their families aboard charter jets instead of ordinary commercial flights, and the caskets are being met by honor guards in white gloves instead of baggage handlers with forklifts.
The opener bids one heart or one spade. When responder has at least four-card support for his partner's major, he normally immediately announces his excellent support. But with the right hand, he should adopt a two-step process, first making a strong jump-shift. This shows some 13-16 high-card points with either an excellent one-suiter (a six-card or longer suit headed by at least the K-Q-J), or a prime two-suiter (in principle, five-plus cards in his suit and four-plus cards in opener's suit).
ROYAL MARINE BASE CHIVENOR, England - With champagne bottles popping, a Royal Navy crew flew home Thursday after nearly two weeks in Iranian captivity to hugs from tearful relatives and relief in a Britain outraged the crew was used by Tehran for propaganda purposes.
Even though the accumulation of financial returns looks quite encouraging, take care not to spend your money as fast as it comes in. This is a period when you should be building a nest egg for future security.
AUGUSTA - Swirling, blustery winds kept scores high in the first round Thursday and threatened to blow Ernie Els and defending champion Phil Mickelson out of the Masters early.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I can't get this on paper and to you fast enough. In a recent column an ovarian cancer, a survivor described pain diagnosed by her oncologist, correctly, I feel certain, as neuropathy. I, too, am a cancer survivor (breast) for nearly five years. I had the benefit of wonderful doctors who took time to explain everything they could about chemotherapy and its side effects. They did not, however, know or think to mention the pain that would set in just after the chemotherapy ended and which continues in a much lesser form today.
ACHOO! Bless you! Ah, some more of the familiar sounds of allergy season. In my last article, I discussed what allergic rhinitis was and how it can affect up to 25% of the population. Today, I discuss some ways to teat this common medical problem.
There were once two second cousins once removed whose names were the same: that is to say they were both named Lewis Lanier. Lewis #1 was born in Brunswick County, Virginia to Sampson Lanier Jr. and Elizabeth Chamberlain in 1753 and Lewis #2 was born in Duplin County, North Carolina to Lemuel Lanier and Sarah Hardy in 1756, separated by a distance of less than one hundred and fifty miles. As growing young men, they sought to serve their country in its time of need.
Melissa Olliff Morris of Register announces the engagement of her daughter, Eva Elizabeth "Betsy" Millsap, to Rodney Harley McGriff, son of Rodney McGriff and the late Cherri Sue Wyndham.
NEW YORK - As home foreclosures mount, mortgage companies are knocking on doors, sending letters and making phone calls with a simple message for struggling homeowners: They'd rather modify your loan than foreclose.
DEAR ABBY: My son, "Marshall," is in an abusive marriage. This week, while his military unit was training in another state, his wife had his cell phone turned off. Then she took a cash advance (over the credit limit) against the card Marshall uses while away from home, and canceled his ATM card so he would not have access to money. She did all this because she was angry with him.
The Statesboro baseball team fell 4-3 at Lee County on Wednesday.
DEAR DR. GOTT: Have you taken leave of your senses? How could you suggest that a mother break the rules of good hygiene and allow anyone to offer her toddler secondhand food or drink? You had a chance to do some good and you blew it!
It's generally a good policy to minimize socializing with your business contacts. It is important you continue this practice. Too much familiarity could breed a lack of respect with an important client.
DAMASCUS, Syria - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi held talks with Syria's leader Wednesday despite White House objections, saying she pressed President Bashar Assad over his country's support for militant groups and passed him a peace message from Israel.
HOYLAKE, England - The celebration began long before Rory McIlroy had a chance to drink out of the claret jug.
A Rocky Ford woman was killed Sunday when she lost control of her vehicle on Georgia Highway 17.
You're preoccupied with work, school, children and other responsibilities that you tend to forget what it means to enjoy your inner peace. Bringing peace into your life is easy. Some people make it difficult because they choose to overlook it or even live in anger. They complain, criticize and detest everything around them. Obviously, not everything goes as planned but instead of living in chaos and distress, stop what you are doing for a moment and think of the positive things in your life. Peace comes with positivity.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - It is no longer only grief and mourning sweeping across the Netherlands in the aftermath of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. It is now anger.
FRUITLAND PARK, Fla. - Ann Hunnewell and her central Florida police officer husband knelt in the living room of a fellow officer's home, with pillow cases as makeshift hoods over their heads. A few words were spoken and they, along with a half-dozen others, were initiated into the local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan, she says.
Mr. Brett McCorkle and Ms. Susan McCorkle of Hinesville announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Suzanne Sittle, to Jason Robert Franklin, son of Robert and Connie Franklin of Metter.
David and Ann Perdue of Statesboro, Georgia, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 11, 2014, and enjoyed visiting with family and friends over the weekend in Augusta. Mr. and Mrs. Perdue were married on July 11, 1964, at the First Advent Christian Church in Augusta. They lived in Augusta before moving to Statesboro, where they have become lifelong residents. David and Ann have three sons: David E. Perdue, Andy Elmer Perdue and Lee A. Perdue and his wife, Susan. The couple has been blessed with a precious granddaughter, Ginger.
Q: Since our daughter - now 2 years old - was born, we have lived with my parents. Being the first and only grandchild, she has been the center of attention. Several months ago, our son was born and we moved into our own home. Almost immediately, our daughter began pulling her hair out, sometimes in handfuls. Doctors have said she does it for attention and we should just ignore it. That's what we've done but it has not stopped. It's now gotten so bad that I've cut her hair because the side she pulls has gotten so ...
DLocal officer completes DUI training course
On June 18, 25 members of the Statesboro Youth Chorale serenaded passengers of the 11:38 a.m. Jet Blue flight from Savannah to John F. Kennedy International Airport.
NEW YORK - Few actors could register disbelief, exasperation or annoyance with more comic subtlety.
I am lying on my back. The darkness outside the window has a green tinge to it, as though the night has mildewed. If there is a moon or any stars, they are blocked by the limp branches of the mimosa trees and the shed in the backyard - neither of which I can see, both of which I know are there. Also, there is the clothesline where my mother hangs the wet sheets and towels that flap and flap and flap and come back inside dry.
(Note: The following is part of a series of articles looking at the growth of roads and transportation in Georgia and Bulloch County beginning in 1807.)
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - The first major ground battle in two weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting exacted a steep price Sunday: It killed 65 Palestinians and 13 Israeli soldiers and forced thousands of terrified Palestinian civilians to flee their neighborhood, reportedly used to launch rockets at Israel and now devastated by the fighting.
HOYLAKE, England - Rory McIlroy had to work a little harder, sweat a little more. No matter. Just like his other two majors, this British Open was never really in doubt.