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Bridge by Steve Becker

May 16, 2015 It might seem peculiar that the best declarers always adopt a pessimistic view in approaching the play of a hand. more »»

Longtime friends have split over politics

May 15, 2015 Dear Annie: My best friend, “Clara,” and I have known each other for 30 years. We’re both retired and live in the same town. Neither of us has a husband. We talk on the phone every day. more »»

Lymphoma doesn’t run in families

May 15, 2015 DEAR DR. ROACH: I had non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma a couple of years ago. I am in remission now, but I never knew what caused it. more »»

Rattling on the road

May 15, 2015 Some of you will well-remember the washboard or corduroy roads we used to travel on in Trumbull County years ago. They were roads that would shake and rattle you when you drove over them. more »»

Umbrella needs a cleaning

May 15, 2015 Dear Heloise: I read your column in The Washington Post. I was wondering if you have a suggestion for cleaning an umbrella. I have a small, collapsible, yellow umbrell. more »»

Nike and America’s wage problem

May 15, 2015 Last Friday, President Obama chose Nike headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon, to deliver a defense of his proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership. It was an odd choice of venue. more »»

Little kids teach the best way to play the game

May 10, 2015 My new favorite spectator sport is soccer as played by 5- and 6-year-olds. The game is simple, fun, unpredictable — and free of tedious technical points, such as, say, scoring. more »»

We shouldn’t let cursive handwriting fade away

May 10, 2015 Our newspaper last week published a story by education reporter Margaret Thompson that discussed a Howland second-grade classroom that spends about 15 minutes a week learning cursive handwriting. more »»

Bridge by Steve Becker

May 4, 2015 This celebrated hand occurred in the Spingold team championship played in Miami Beach in 195. more »»

Family member hasn’t paid for custom artwork

May 4, 2015 Dear Annie: My husband graduated from a very prestigious art college. Early in his career, he gave away some paintings to close friends and family member. more »»

Automatic irritation

May 4, 2015 Dear Readers: Here is this week’s Sound Off, about irons: “You wrote about the problem of irons not getting hot enough to iron clothes wel. more »»

Acid and ulcers

May 4, 2015 DEAR DR. ROACH: I have recurring stomach ulcers, so I have been researching acid-alkaline diets to resolve the ulcer problem. more »»

Get a whiff of research, sweat and happiness

May 3, 2015 Science, in its never-ending quest to amaze, amuse and amplify weirdness, now claims sniffing a happy person’s sweat makes you feel better. more »»

It’s not easy to end pornography addiction

May 3, 2015 Dear Annie: I am 63, and my husband, “Jake,” is 67. Jake has been watching a lot of pornography. He lies over and over about how he is no longer doing it, and I slowly forgive him. more »»

Hunzinger furniture is innovative, but not scarce

May 3, 2015 In the 1870s, fashionable chairs were made with padded upholstery, elaborate mahogany carved frames and springs to make the seats more comfortable. more »»

Soap Opera Summaries

May 3, 2015 “BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL:” Katie is upset when she realizes Bill is plotting with Liam and Wyatt against Rick. Even Wyatt’s charm cannot make Nicole spill Maya’s secret. more »»

Bridge by Steve Becker

May 3, 2015 One of the hardest words in bridge to say, it seems, is “pass. more »»

Recommended reads

May 3, 2015 From the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library staff “First Impressions: A Novel of Old Books, Unexpected Love, and Jane Austen” by Charlie Lovett (Adult fiction) It’s a romance. more »»

Best Sellers

May 3, 2015 HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “Memory Man” by David Balducci (Grand Central Publishing) 2. “The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins (Riverhead) 3. “The Liar” by Nora Roberts (G.P. Putnam’s Sons) 4. more »»

A purpose for those pesky mag inserts

April 26, 2015 (Editor’s Note: Beginning next Sunday, find Burt’s Eye View on the Tribune Chronicle Sunday Life page. more »»

 
 
 

 

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