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August 2, 2015 “As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust: a Flavia de Luce Novel” (#7) by Alan Bradley (Adult Mystery) Start at the beginning of this series (Book 1 is The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie) and read thes... more »»

Bridge by Steve Becker

August 2, 2015 A problem frequently encountered by declarer is whether to finesse or play for the drop when missing the Q-x-x-x of a sui. more »»

Best Sellers

August 2, 2015 HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “Go Set a Watchman” by Harper Lee (HarperCollins) 2. “The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins (Riverhead) 3. “Code of Conduct” by Brad Thor (Atria / Emily Bestler Books) 4. more »»

Joyful times with Mary Joyce

July 28, 2015 The little boy in this story had a wonderful playmate named Mary Joyce when they were both 3 and 4 years old. more »»

Talk to friend directly about disappointment

July 27, 2015 Dear Annie: How do you cope with a friendship where the person stays connected just enough to continually remind you of how unimportant you are? I have a friend with whom I was once quite close. more »»

In the bag, in the trash

July 27, 2015 Dear Readers: Here is this week’s Sound Off, about disposing of dog waste: “I frequent several parks. Many provide bags to dispose of dog waste. There is often a trash can, too. more »»

Nodules can produce hormones

July 27, 2015 DEAR DR. ROACH: My husband’s recent CT scan of his stomach and digestive system with and without contrast revealed that he has nodules on both adrenal gland. more »»

Bridge by Steve Becker

July 27, 2015 This dramatic deal occurred in a playoff match to determine the team to represent the United States in the 1973 world championship. more »»

He’d go places if he could park

July 26, 2015 She stared out the front window. “Why do we never go anywhere?” I lowered my newspaper. “Parking lots.” “It’s part of the package,” she said. “If you go somewhere, you need a place to park.” “Exactly. more »»

Grinning through the sadness of surprise

July 26, 2015 I’m dating myself here but remember when the fictional Marine Gomer Pyle used to utter his famous catchphrase? If you’re over 40-something, you just said aloud “Surprise, surprise, surprise!”... more »»

Labor and delivery rooms can be full of surprises

July 26, 2015 I never wanted to give birth via C-section. I’m not saying I wanted to go completely natural. I mean, delivery the natural way, for the most part. more »»

Planning, playing more fun than work

July 19, 2015 As a duly licensed wordsmith and practitioner of the written arts, I naturally like to keep up with the parts of speech. more »»

Sister doesn’t want estranged brother at funeral

July 13, 2015 Dear Annie: My brother, “John,” one of nine siblings, has not spoken to our 83-year-old mother in more than 12 years. more »»

Low count a concern

July 13, 2015 DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 58-year-old male. more »»

Bridge by Steve Becker

July 13, 2015 This deal occurred in a match between the United States and Australia at the 1979 world championship. more »»

Light problem at movies

July 13, 2015 Dear Readers: Here is this week’s Sound Off, about children and movies: “When you go to the movies, they tell you to turn off cellphones, etc. more »»

Local authors

July 12, 2015 DURST?WRITES?MYSTERY?NOVEL:?Warren resident Delores Durst, who spent most of her life in Niles, has had her first book, “Badge 11,” published by Xlibris LLC. more »»

Tech talk drives gap between generations

July 12, 2015 “Hey, Gramps, can we order pizza?” “Sure,” I told the kid. “Dial the number.” The kid scratched his hea. more »»

Soap Opera Summaries

July 12, 2015 “THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL”: Vivienne continues her attempt to bring Nicole home and out of Maya’s influence. more »»

Bridge by Steve Becker

July 12, 2015 A reader from Indiana reports this hand, which arose in his regular Saturday night husband-wife bridge game. more »»



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