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Bridge 7/4

Regular readers will know that on July 4, 1776, four of the declaration signatories repaired to a quiet room to play a game remarkably similar to present-day bridge. After two rubbers, Thomas Jefferson was well ahead. On the first board of the third rubber, John Adams made seven hearts with 150 honors. On the second, Adams went down in a four-spade contract he could have made with the aid of a scissors coup. On the third deal, Jefferson made four hearts with a dentist's coup. This was the fourth deal.

July 18, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 7/4

In the year ahead, you are likely to be attracted to progressive individuals who are in tune with the times. Any new association you make will fit this bill, and one or two could become close friends.

July 18, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 7/4

DEAR DR. GOTT: I have a lot of health problems. One is polymyalgia, which makes me stiff and in a lot of pain. I've taken prednisone, but the side effects were terrible, so I stopped that drug.

July 18, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Dear Abby 7/4

DEAR ABBY: I'm a high school student in the top 2 percent of my class. I'm heavily involved in extracurricular activities. I don't give my mom much to worry about, but she is always "concerned."

July 18, 2008 | By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN | Coffee Break


Rates on 30-year mortgages drop to 6.35 percent

WASHINGTON - Rates on 30-year mortgages, which had been rising for five straight weeks, posted a decline this week as signals from the Federal Reserve eased worries about imminent rate increases.

July 18, 2008 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER Associated Press Writer | Washington


Italy starts controversial plan to fingerprint thousands of Gypsies, including children

ROME - Italian authorities have started fingerprinting tens of thousands of Gypsies living in nomad camps across the country - adults and children alike - brushing aside accusations of racism by human rights advocates and international organizations.

July 18, 2008 | By ARIEL DAVID Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


German woman’s assisted suicide fuels debate

BERLIN - Bettina Schardt knew that the combination of drugs she drank in the living room of her home in Wuerzburg last week would kill her, and she died alone.

July 18, 2008 | By PATRICK McGROARTY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Bushmen denied visas to build mud-huts in Va.

STAUNTON, Va. - Three West African bushmen recruited to build a mud-hut village at the Frontier Culture Museum of Virginia have been denied visas because officials say the men were poor, didn't speak English and failed to convince them that their visit only would be temporary.

July 18, 2008 | The Associated Press | National


China: Dalai Lama must disavow violence

BEIJING - China wants the Dalai Lama to prove he does not support Tibetan independence and disruption of the Beijing Olympics, and told the spiritual leader's two visiting envoys that ''positive actions'' could lead to more talks this year, a state news agency reported Thursday.

July 18, 2008 | By ANITA CHANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Summer Sports Show: Statesboro's racing phenom Ricky McClain tears up the track

Summer Sports Show for Thursday, July 3 - Presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank.

July 18, 2008 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Summer Sports Show


Hedge fund scammer tells NY judge he tried suicide

NEW YORK - The hedge fund cheat who tried to fake his own death before going on the lam told a judge Thursday that he really did try to kill himself with a drug overdose the day before he surrendered in Massachusetts.

July 18, 2008 | By LARRY NEUMEISTER Associated Press Writer | National


Mass. pregnancy pact stirs debate over child care

GLOUCESTER, Mass. - The high school where the principal claimed girls formed a pact to get pregnant is one of the few in Massachusetts with a day care center, leading some to wonder whether that sent a message that teen motherhood is OK.

July 17, 2008 | By MELISSA TRUJILLO Associated Press Writer | National


Ga. authorities probe 1946 unsolved lynchings

MONROE, Ga. - Investigators have spent two days digging at a property in northeast Georgia in search of clues advocates hope could lead to finding living suspects in the unsolved lynchings of four people in 1946.

July 17, 2008 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | National


Tenn. inmate released after 22 years on death row

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A former death row inmate was freed from a Nashville prison on Wednesday for the first time in nearly 23 years after an anonymous donor paid his bail.

July 17, 2008 | By ROSE FRENCH Associated Press Writer | National


AP interview: Iranian FM dismisses attack threat

NEW YORK - Iran's foreign minister on Wednesday dismissed talk of a U.S. or Israeli attack against his country, calling the prospect of another war in the Middle East ''craziness.''

July 17, 2008 | By JOHN HEILPRIN Associated Press Writer | National


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Bubba Watson takes lead at Riviera

LOS ANGELES - Bubba Watson started with a 7-iron that stopped rolling 18 inches from the cup for a tap-in eagle . He chipped in for birdie ...

February 17, 2018 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Southern, not State

With Georgia Southern mired in a three-game slide and trying to hang on to a top-four spot in the Sun Belt Conference standings - which will ...

February 17, 2018 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


How best to treat opioids' youngest sufferers?

CHICAGO - Two babies, born 15 months apart to the same young woman overcoming opioid addiction. Two very different treatments.

February 16, 2018 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


FBI says it failed to investigate tip on Florida suspect

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) - The FBI received a tip last month that the suspect in the Florida school shooting had a "desire to kill" and access ...

February 16, 2018 | By KELLI KENNEDY, CURT ANDERSON and TAMARA LUSH Associated Press | Associated Press


Lady Blue Devils win battle of Bulloch County

The Statesboro girls soccer team blitzed Southeast Bulloch in the opening minutes to build a nearly insurmountable lead. The Lady Blue Devils found the back ...

February 16, 2018 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Feb. 18 - Ouida Will Barrineau was born in Soperton, Georgia, on July 27, 1931.

Ouida Will Barrineau

February 15, 2018 | | Obituaries


Flu shot only 36 percent effective

NEW YORK - The flu vaccine is doing a poor job protecting older Americans and others against the bug that's causing most illnesses.

February 15, 2018 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Local


Sheriff's report: Suspect confessed to Florida school attack

PARKLAND, Fla. - The teenager accused of using a semi-automatic rifle to kill 17 people at a Florida high school confessed to carrying out one of ...

February 15, 2018 | By TERRY SPENCER, KELLI KENNEDY and TAMARA LUSH Associated Press | Associated Press


A history lesson at Georgia Day lunch

The Archibald Bulloch Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution held its 20th annual Georgia Day luncheon Thursday in the Perry Fellowship ...

February 15, 2018 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Local




Statesboro falls to Jeff Davis in season opener

The Statesboro baseball team opened its season Wednesday night at Mill Creek Regional Park looking to fill the shoes left by seven starters on offense ...

February 14, 2018 | By JOSH AUBREY jaubrey@statesboroherald.com | Prep Sports 360


Outdoor Living: Turkey season straight ahead

Georgia's turkey hunting season is only about six weeks out. It opens on March 24th and runs through May 15th. The bag limit is ...

February 14, 2018 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net | Sports


Spring Training begins across MLB

Justin Verlander is looking forward to a full season with the Houston Astros, while the New York Mets are hoping for a healthier year for ...

February 14, 2018 | By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hendrick Motorsports rolls into Daytona with new look

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Rick Hendrick threw a glamorous party last fall when he formally introduced his 2018 driver lineup.

February 14, 2018 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | NASCAR


Georgia falls in Well-Being Index

Georgia dropped from 29th to 31st in a measurement that reflects how people feel about and experience their daily lives.

February 14, 2018 | By ANDY MILLER Georgia Health News | Local


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