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Bridge 9/26

Yesterday we looked at how a passed hand replies to a takeout double. But when the dealer opens one of a suit and two passes follow, the fourth hand is said to be in the balancing position because if he passes, the auction ends. And if he has a weak hand, he knows that his partner must have points. So the fourth hand may act with less than normal, doubling with only seven or eight points. To compensate, the advancer (doubler's partner) adds two points to the ranges of his bids. A simple suit bid shows 0-10 points, a ...

October 10, 2008 | By PHILLIP ALDER | Coffee Break


Astrograph 9/26

Because you'll be a bit bolder than usual in the year ahead, you'll have an edge over your competitors; you'll also be luckier than usual in all your undertakings. You won't be a foolish risk taker, but a bold entrepreneur instead.

October 10, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 9/26

DEAR DR. GOTT: After having my left kidney removed, I have been prone to severe leg cramps. They are especially troublesome after sitting for hours at our euchre club. One night, they were particularly severe, and several of my friends told me to drink dill pickle juice. I love dill pickle juice, and, since we were having the club at my house, it was easy for me to grab some juice. Instantly, the pain stopped, and I was able to go back to playing. It was unbelievable and you can add my vote to the "dill pickle juice for cramps ...

October 10, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Lawn Mower: Alternative fuel; Jake's Entertainment: Big Kenny

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Thursday, September 25, 2008

October 10, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Kim builds 4-shot lead in Atlanta

ATLANTA - Anthony Kim wore a red shirt, fired at flags and made birdies on almost half of his holes.

October 10, 2008 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


11 kids, including family of 9, abandoned

OMAHA, Neb. - Eleven children ranging in age from 1 to 17 were left at hospitals Wednesday under Nebraska's unique safe haven law, which allows caregivers to abandon youngsters as old as 19 without fear of prosecution.

October 10, 2008 | By TIMBERLY ROSS Associated Press Writer | National


Kidnapped Mo. boy recounts captivity in interview

ST. LOUIS - A Missouri teenager who was kidnapped and held for four years said he figured his days were numbered when his abductor decided to take another boy, according to transcripts from a television interview released Wednesday to The Associated Press.

October 09, 2008 | By BETSY TAYLOR Associated Press Writer | National


Calif. religious leaders push for gay marriage ban

SAN FRANCISCO - Hundreds of pastors have called on their congregations to fast and pray for passage of a ballot measure in November that would put an end to gay marriage in California.

October 09, 2008 | By LISA LEFF Associated Press Writer | National


Police Report - September 25

(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.)

October 09, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Crime Report


Ga. officer’s family angered by execution delay

ATLANTA - After a Georgia inmate convicted of murdering a police officer was spared from execution a second time, the condemned man's widely publicized supporters erupted in joy. But far from television cameras, the victim's family seethed.

October 09, 2008 | By GREG BLUESTEIN Associated Press Writer | National


Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Early voting; Walk for Wishes at Georgia Southern

Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Wednesday, September 24, 2008

October 09, 2008 | MATTHEW BANKHEAD/Producer mbankhead@statesboroherald.com | Local


Woman who fled Mich. prison in ’76 gets probation

DETROIT - A California woman who escaped from a Michigan prison 32 years ago and lived on the lam as a suburban mother was sentenced to probation Wednesday, five months after her capture.

October 09, 2008 | By ED WHITE Associated Press Writer | National


’Virtual kidnappers’ target immigrant families

PHOENIX - Families of illegal immigrants in Arizona are increasingly being targeted by an extortion scam in which criminals falsely claim to have kidnapped their loved ones as the immigrants tried to sneak across the U.S. border with Mexico.

October 09, 2008 | By JACQUES BILLEAUD Associated Press Writer | National


Astrograph 9/25

A busier-than-usual year ahead could be in the offing, helping to heal an unfulfilled need you've been harboring deep inside. Not only will turn some dreams into realities; you'll also make a few new good friends in the process.

October 09, 2008 | By BERNICE BEDE OSOL | Coffee Break


Ask Dr. Gott 9/25

DEAR DR. GOTT: I woke up deaf in both ears after having a hysterectomy. I went to my doctor threes days in a row and begged, pleaded and cried to have a penicillin shot. He kept saying no but eventually caved in. The morning after the shot, my hearing was back to normal. I immediately called and thanked him. A few days later, I received a letter in the mail stating that he could no longer be my doctor because I wouldn't take his advice and that I should see an ear-nose-and-throat specialist for any future ear problems.

October 09, 2008 | By DR. PETER GOTT | Coffee Break


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