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Widow getting back into the loop

Dear Annie: My husband passed away seven years ago from complications from Alzheimer’s disease. We had very dear friends whom we went everywhere with — church, movies, plays, vacations. The husband of my friend also had Alzheimer’s, and he passed away a year and a half later. The two of ...

Workplace safeguards need in place for welder

Dear Dr. Roach: I am a 35-year-old female welder. I am very fit and live a healthy lifestyle, but I worry about the effects of all the things I am exposed to at work (heavy industrial) and how to monitor them. I do not have a family doctor, and must rely on walk-in clinics. Are there certain ...

More than just a number. Be vigilant with SSN online

Dear Readers: The SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER (SSN) has been around since 1936, but what do you know about it? The SSN was originally designed simply to monitor wages for workers in the United States, to help them receive monetary benefits. But the number has morphed into an identifier for all ...

Horoscope

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Curiosity is among your most useful talents, as it will lead you to experience wonder, triumph, satisfaction and dissatisfaction. (Those last two will be equally important to a fulfilling life.) TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You’re good at uncovering the facts, ...

Almanac

Today is Tuesday, April 24, the 114th day of 2018. There are 251 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 24, 1800, Congress approved a bill establishing the Library of Congress. On this date: In 1792, Capt. Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle began composing “War ...

Shipwreck found in Lake Erie could be 200-year-old schooner

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Shipwreck hunters are planning to excavate around a Lake Erie wreck this summer that they think could be the remains of a schooner that went down nearly two centuries ago. Its size, design and location point toward it being a sailing ship called the Lake Serpent, which ...

Five injured during a reported tornado

FOLEY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama sheriff says five people have been injured during a reported tornado. Baldwin County Sheriff Hoss Mack tells WALA-TV that one of the five people hurt Sunday is in serious condition. There were dozens of reports about damage after a storm crossed Baldwin ...

After momentary relief, forecasts indicate that drought will continue

Recent showers temporarily relieved drought conditions in parts of the southwestern United States, but dry weather will persist through the summer. Forecasters said Monday a months-long drought is considered “extreme” from southern California to central Kansas. Conditions are even worse ...

Hollywood roars back into action

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Summer starts early this year in Hollywood with the potentially record-breaking release of “Avengers: Infinity War” Thursday, and the marquee Marvel superheroes couldn’t be coming at a better time. The box office for the year is down nearly three percent, and the ...

Janet Jackson is extending her State of the World Tour

NEW YORK (AP) — Janet Jackson is extending her uber-successful tour with more shows. The pop icon says her State of the World Tour, which originally wrapped in December, will kick off new dates July 11 in Austin, Texas. Dates have also been added in Rogers, Arkansas; Cincinnati; Syracuse, ...