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To Your Good Health

By KEITH ROACH, M.D.Dear Dr. Roach: I went to the ophthalmologist to have my eyes evaluated. After a series of tests, he told me that I have a cataract and normal eye pressure, but I also have a rare inherited disease called pseudoexfoliation. He said it will cause many complications if I have ...

‘He was in a fix’

In order to write these columns, I have to do a lot of research. Much of this involves looking through the old newspapers, scanning through the microfilm at the library. I have to be honest, though - it's fun. I'd look at those old newspapers even if I weren't writing these things, because ...

Rock of Ages excites Millbrook Main Stage

On Friday, Millbrook Playhouse opened Rock of Ages on the Ryan Main Stage. Artistic Director, David Leidholdt shared that this is their R-rated show of the season and I would definitely say that for this show you had better find a sitter for the kids! Don't be shocked if Rock of Ages is a ...

Suffering from periodic attacks from the boyfriend

Dear Annie: I am considering breaking up with my boyfriend of two years. I love him dearly. He is my best friend. But I am wondering whether he will ever change his destructive behavior.He comes from a culture that is very reserved and old-fashioned. Growing up, he learned that being a man ...

Night and day

PHILADELPHIA - If political conventions tell us anything beyond the predictable, the one held last week in Cleveland and the other going on this week in Philadelphia pose contrasts so stark that one wonders if the two groups hail from the same country. Hint: One of them didn't present a diverse ...

Hacking of emails should worry everyone

There is something truly terrifying in the Democrats' latest chapter of "Email for Dummies."It isn't that on the eve of the Democratic National Convention, the party's chairwoman quit after a dumpster full of leaked emails showed, at least in some of the communications, that party officials ...

Do we have a penny mentality in America?

I had just parked my car in a city parking lot when I heard the cries of a loud voice."Sir, please give me a penny! Please just a penny," he pled.I continued to walk because I do not like being verbally accosted by a stranger.I was in an unfamiliar part of town and felt spooked by his sudden ...

No unity, no victory for GOP

Conventions are usually pretty boring affairs, but this week's Republican convention was anything but. Apparently, Donald Trump thinks that's a good thing for the party he now leads. Midweek, Trump tweeted about the controversy surrounding his wife's partially plagiarized Monday speech: "Good ...

Stand with our law enforcement

By JOHN RAFFERTYEvery hour of every day, brave men and women in law enforcement put their lives on the line to protect us with little regard for their own safety.When these officers leave their homes to start their shifts, their loved ones say goodbye knowing they are heading into a dangerous ...

New peak for U.S. health care spending

The Associated PressThe nation's health care tab this year is expected to surpass $10,000 per person for the first time, the government said. The new peak means the Obama administration will pass the problem of high health care costs on to its successor.The report from number crunchers at the ...

Viewpoints

By ROBERT B. REICHHillary Clinton's six-point lead over Donald Trump in last month's CBS News/New York Times poll evaporated as of mid July. Even before Trump's inevitable post-convention bump in the polls, Clinton was tied with him, according to the latest CBS/Times poll, with each garnering ...

The cure creates new ills

We who oppose calls to privatize the work of the Veterans Affairs Department are sorely tested at times. Complaints two years ago of unreasonably long waits for care at VA health facilities led to "reforms" in several VA programs.In 2013, applications for VA disability benefits were piling up, ...

Young office slacker needs to learn how to work

Dear Annie: I run a small real estate development firm with only three employees. I research and bring in the deals. My partner manages the day-to-day operations, and we have one general administrative assistant. At the same time, we work with and have relationships with everyone involved, ...

Back in 1952

The Associated PressToday is Monday, July 25, the 207th day of 2016. There are 159 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History:On July 25, 1956, the Italian liner SS Andrea Doria collided with the Swedish passenger ship Stockholm off the New England coast late at night and began sinking; ...

To Your Good Health

By KEITH ROACH, M.D.Dear Dr. Roach: I am 55. I was having numbness on the left side of my face, and my left eyelid started to droop. I thought I was having a stroke. I went to the hospital, and they told me this is Bell's palsy. I asked where it came from and the doctor asked if I ever had ...

Defining and defeating the next strain of terrorism

By Ed FEULNERIt's been only 15 years since the 9/11 attacks. But when you look at how the terrorist threat has evolved since then, it seems as if a century or more has gone by.Things have been changing - fast. And if our response doesn't change, and just as quickly, we're practically begging ...

The travesty of teacher tenure

The mills of justice grind slowly, but life plunges on, leaving lives blighted when justice, by being delayed, is irremediably denied.Fortunately, California's Supreme Court might soon decide to hear - four years after litigation began - the 21st century's most portentous civil rights case, ...

Killing in America

By GLENN MOLLETTEI don't know how to write a column on this theme except to say, stop, stop ... please stop the killing.Killing somebody is the not the answer. Killing people because of race, gender, religion, or for any reason under the sun is wrong. Killing does not eliminate problems. ...

Overtime pay expansion would harm small businesses, nonprofits

By U.S. REP. GLENN "GT"?THOMPSONWhile definitions of the "American Dream" can be as diverse as the people who make up this great nation, there has been a long-held belief that each citizen should have the equal opportunity to achieve success and prosperity through their own hard work and ...

Convicted and unemployed

By JOHN STOSSELJust got out of jail? Odds are that within five years, you'll get caught doing something illegal and go back to jail.This is bad for ex-cons, their victims, their families and America.Some of these people, of course, are career criminals who ought to stay in jail. But most are ...