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.
ATLANTA - Ervin Santana knew in the very first inning his slider would be tough to hit.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons need new leadership on defense, and coach Mike Smith says second-year cornerbacks Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford fit the job description perfectly.
Long before Jimmie Johnson arrived on the NASCAR scene, Jeff Gordon was the fastest thing on wheels.
H.A. Sack Co., Inc. just celebrated going more than one million hours without a lost time injury.
Today, 12 years ago, my life's priorities changed dramatically when my wife's doctor uttered three words, "you have cancer."
WASHINGTON - Medicare's financial future is looking brighter despite a growing wave of baby boomers reaching retirement.
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Plenty of working parents can relate to the dilemma Debra Harrell faced when her 9-year-old daughter asked to play unsupervised in a park this summer. How do you find the time and money for child care when school is out?
Plans have been finalized for the wedding of Christine Anne Manning and Jeffrey Allen Lipsey.
We are pleased to announce the engagement of Kimberly Hope Carter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter and Kimberly Deal of Statesboro and the late Mr. Duane Eric Carter of Augusta, to Brooks Aaron Oldham, son of Mr. Steve Oldham of Fayetteville, Georgia, and the late Mrs. Judy Todd Oldham.
WASHINGTON - Stepping up pressure on Moscow, the U.S. on Sunday released satellite images it says show that rockets have been fired from Russia into neighboring eastern Ukraine and that heavy artillery for separatists has crossed the border.
Lives were changed during the seventh annual R.E.A.D.Y. 2000 Inc. Summer Enrichment Camp, held last month at the W.W. Mann Center and The Body of Christ Assembly, Inc.
"I SCREAM, You SCREAM, we all SCREAM for ICE CREAM!" In 1984, President Ronald Reagan declared July National Ice Cream Month, and 30 years later the frosty treat is still one of America's favorite ways to celebrate summertime.
(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.)
Does God want his children involved in the activities of our world? And if so, just what should that entail? This is a question that ought to be of concern to every Christian.