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The increasing likelihood that Los Angeles will be chosen to host the 2024 Olympic Games comes as good news to the vast majority of Southern Californians. A poll last year showed more than 80 percent of L.A. County residents either “strongly supportive” or “somewhat supportive” of the Summer...
AMERICAN SILVER EAGLE COIN
The U.S. Mint will begin taking orders for the proof version of the 2017 American Silver Eagle proof coin on March 23. This coin will be packaged in a capsule in a plush-lined cardboard box, with a certificate of authenticity. This mint-marked coin is sold at a high premium over its bullion...
Andrew Garfield arrives at the LA Special Screening of "Hacksaw Ridge" at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater on Monday, Oct. 24, 2016, in Beverly Hills, Calif.  Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP
For anyone who has ever been told they could not do something and should just quit, ‘Hacksaw Ridge,’ released in late 2016, will reinforce why you should not always listen to the naysayers and stick to your own principles.  Desmond Doss, played by Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spider-Man, The...
Scott Pruitt, the new administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, touched off the most easily predicted firestorm in agency history last week when he announced on CNBC that he does not believe carbon dioxide is a primary contributor to global warming. “I think that measuring with...
DEAR ABBY: I’ve had a feeling my wife is about to leave me for another man. For the last few months he has been coming to the bar where she works and saying stuff to her. I don’t know what he says, but he has also been texting her and posting things on her Facebook page. She told me he’s only a...
Thursday night, the Mahar Regional School cafeteria was the location of a great wild game meal as the Mahar Fish’N Game Club held their 59th annual event. The club was founded by John E. Roche Jr., this writer’s father and George Darey when the regional school opened and teachers were required to...
TheraPAWS therapy pet Oliver shows contentment by placing his ears forward. Photo by Ashley Green
DEAR PET TALK: Sometimes when my cat gets excited he makes himself as flat as possible on our linoleum floor and crawls! Why does he do this? — Matthew Niles, Fitchburg State University DEAR MATTHEW: Cats are predators, and getting low to the ground while stalking — and then pouncing — is in...
The combined actions of North Korea, South Korea, the United States, China and Japan have probably made the Korean peninsula the most dangerous potential flashpoint in the whole world at the moment. The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea — North Korea — has fired off four more ballistic...
DEAR ABBY: I’m 13, and I’m writing you about my best friend. Her life at home has always sucked, but now it has reached a new level. Her grandmother is no longer paying for her tuition, her parents verbally abuse her and yesterday she attempted suicide. Luckily, she called me and I talked her...
Editor, Daily News We are starting to recover from the unspeakable tragedy that befell our town recently. We pray for comfort and peace for Scott and Vivian. There were numerous people, inside and outside the town, who provided support and assistance. I won’t mention specific names, lest I...

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