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.
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.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The three companies that insure the majority of Protestant churches in America say they typically receive upward of 260 reports each year of young people under 18 being sexually abused by clergy, church staff, volunteers or congregation members.
OAKMONT, Pa. - Tiger Woods flipped an iron toward his bag in disgust. As another tee shot sailed right, he grumbled ''Tiger!'' And when a putt that would be a gimme anywhere else rolled several feet past the hole, he stared at it, stunned.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I enjoy reading your column. I get more answers from you than I get from my doctors. I have had two urinary-tract infections in three months. I pass bright red blood, which is really scary. I am 75 years old and have never had this before. I have been off the antibiotic prescription for a week and hope the bleeding doesn't come back. I would like to know what it comes from. My doctors don't know. Maybe your information will help me.
WASHINGTON - Former President Clinton made more than $10 million in paid speeches last year, according to new filings that show he and his presidential-candidate wife have at least $10 million in the bank, and may have closer to $50 million.
DEAR DR. GOTT: My husband has a habit of wiping his nose with his hands. Sometimes he uses his shirt. I have asked him many times to stop, but he says he isn't hurting anybody and gets disgusted when I say anything. Please, do you have any suggestions?
DEAR ABBY: I feel compelled to comment about the letter from "Miffed Pro in South Carolina" (April 20), the professional photographer who complained about guests taking photographs at weddings.
In the year ahead, there could be an interesting development in the making for you. Someone who respects your abilities and talents might invite you to participate in a new endeavor or enterprise he or she is initiating.
FORT HOOD, Texas - The body of a soldier who was missing for four days after a solo navigation exercise was found in a brushy area within the Army post's training area, but exactly how he died is still under investigation, officials said Wednesday.
WASHINGTON - More people than ever are driving alone to work as the nation's commuters balk at carpools and mass transit.
WASHINGTON - The House voted Wednesday to fix flaws in the national gun background check system that allowed the Virginia Tech shooter to buy guns despite his mental health problems.
Do you think bridge is an art, or a science?
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MORGANFIELD, Ky. - When they were told to get off their western Kentucky farmland in 1941 to make room for a sprawling World War II training camp, hundreds of families were given as little as two weeks to get everything out.
When it comes to Thanksgiving, I'm a traditionalist at heart. So when I hear modern day chefs and food personalities begin to talk about "turning up the volume on old classics" and "reinventing grandma's recipes," the first thought that comes to mind is the old philosophy, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." On the other hand, I'm always open to trying new dishes and getting creative in the kitchen, but Thanksgiving wouldn't be Thanksgiving without a few classic staples like pumpkin pie, roasted turkey and cranberry sauce from the can (and football and ...
American Legion Auxiliary, Post 90 in Statesboro and Woodmen of the World, Chapter 158, joined with Alpha Delta Kappa, Honorary Teachers Sorority, to provide gifts to veterans at the VA Hospital in Dublin.
(Note: The following is part of a series of articles looking at the history and evolution of agriculture in Georgia and Bulloch County.)
Musician Chris Picco played for hours every day to his sick newborn son and his performance of The Beatles' "Blackbird" is going viral.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Atlanta Falcons are 4-6 - and tied for first place in the lowly NFC South.
Georgia tailback Todd Gurley's season has ended with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.
Black Friday seems to begin earlier each year, making its name almost irrelevant.
Ah, the single life. You flit between carefree, independent, lonely and vulnerable. Maybe you're on the hunt for your soulmate. As you cycle through relationships, it's like shopping for the perfect pair of shoes: a great fit, comfy feel, sturdy sole and quality construction - but with a look you like, too.
BRISBANE, Australia - Russian President Vladimir Putin made an early exit on Sunday from a two-day summit of world leaders where he was roundly criticized over Russia's escalating aggression in Ukraine, but brushed off suggestions that he had felt pressured.
BEIRUT - An Islamic State group video released Sunday purports to show extremists beheading a dozen Syrian soldiers and ends with a militant claiming to have killed U.S. aid worker Peter Kassig, the latest slaughter proudly broadcast by the group on the Internet.
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech has improved its chances of earning a spot in the ACC championship game, and this time, it was the defense playing the lead role.
ATHENS, Ga. - Nick Chubb shared the spotlight in Todd Gurley's return, with both backs rushing for more than 100 yards in No. 16 Georgia's 34-7 victory over ninth-ranked Auburn on Saturday night.
It was only the first game of the season for both schools, but Statesboro and Liberty County looked to be in midseason form as they gave the crowd at the Devil's Den a show Saturday evening.
HOMESTEAD, Fla. - There was pushing, punching, one ambush in a darkened garage and a bloody brawl. There were thousands of hours spent analyzing the path to the Sprint Cup title as teams tried to adapt to NASCAR's new championship format.
John Forrest Flake