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Sad dinner warrants sympathy

Dear Annie: In a recent column, a reader stated his wife has a serious addiction to pain pills after years of being prescribed them, hasn’t worked in those years, spends most of her time in bed, breaks into pill safes and begs for more pills. You told him that his wife has a severe opioid ...

Is there still case for calcium supplements?

DEAR DR. ROACH: I’ve been taking calcium supplements for many years to assist in strengthening my bones. I’m 74, weigh less than 95 pounds and stand 5 feet tall. I’m on the verge of osteoporosis, and have been getting Evenity injections for almost a year. Now I’m hearing that calcium ...

Some pointers for making some really good pasta

Dear Heloise: As a chef in a well-known restaurant, I learned a lot about how to work with pasta, and I’d like to pass on some of those hints. ¯ Everyone asks when to salt the water for pasta. You can add the salt when the water comes to a rapid boiling point. ¯ Never reuse the water ...

Horoscope

ARIES (March 21-April 19). As you commit to seeing your situation and your role in it more clearly, you will discover who you are, what you want and what matters deeply to you. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The call is to action swift and sure. Once you have decided, follow through with the whole ...

Today in history

Today is Wednesday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2021. There are 100 days left in the year. Autumn arrives at 3:20 p.m. EDT. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 22, 2014, the United States and five Arab nations launched airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Syria, sending ...

Lottery

The winning numbers selected Tuesday in the Pennsylvania lottery were: Day Pick 2: 7-8 Wild: 8 Day Pick 3: 3-9-5 Wild: 8 Day Pick 4: 3-5-6-8 Wild: 8 Day Pick 5: 0-4-8-0-9 Wild: 8 Night Pick 2: 7-2 Wild: 9 Night Pick 3: 2-4-4 Wild: 9 Night ...