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'SNOWY DAY' STAMP
The U.S. Postal Service will issue four stamps on Oct. 4 depicting scenes from Ezra Jack Keats’ classic 1962 children’s book “The Snowy Day.” The book won the Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished picture book for children. The self-adhesive stamps will be issued in a double-sided pane of...
DEAR ABBY: I have been married for 17 years to the love of my life. I met her 40 years ago while we were growing up in the same neighborhood. Last year she decided our marriage is over. Nine years into our marriage, I became an alcoholic. Try as I might, I couldn’t find a way to stop drinking....
Goldie Hawn and Amy Schumer
This summer some movie critics were claiming that the box office was lacking in hit movies. I think that some movies do not get enough credit from critics causing moviegoers to skip over them and wait to watch when it comes out on streaming services or on disc. At the beginning of the summer, ‘...
When Mayim Bialik gave her family and friends the ‘silent treatment’ over summer, it wasn’t personal. The star of CBS’s hit comedy “The Big Bang Theory” who plays neuroscientist Amy Farrah Fowler was advised by doctors to avoid speaking in order to heal strained vocal cords. “I’m doing alright...
It is now the policy of the United States that nations of the world should act in their own best interests, unless they are North Korea, Iran or Venezuela, or unless they should occasionally decide to collaborate. But the world shouldn’t necessarily look to the U.S. for leadership. So said...
DEAR ABBY: My 40-year-old son signed up with an online dating site. He has a 17-year-old son and has never been married. During his initial contact with one woman, she mentioned she had several kids and my son asked if they were all by the same father. She said he was out of line to ask that...
Gone are the days when a person with determination can improve their life by working their way through college. It takes a great deal more for a young person fresh out of high school to earn a college degree. Say what you will about the so-called “Millennials,” but, with regard to a college...
Today is a day to focus on the American tradition of enjoying the outdoor resources and celebrating what the North American wildlife conservation model has provided in fish and wildlife available for hunters, fishermen and women and everyone in the U.S. to enjoy. This writer checked out the...
DEAR READERS: Last week, Trixie asked: “Why are cats different colors?” Cat coats, as it turns out, are the result of many different processes involving color, shading, and patterning. So “new” breeds can emerge relatively frequently, though it may take years for them to be officially recognized...
DEAR ABBY: I’m a guy in college, majoring in computer science. I live with my mother, who’s in her 60s and works as an elementary school teacher. Right now, we live in an urban area, near some big cities. Most of our family originally lived here, but my siblings all moved to a mid-southern state...

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