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Dear Annie: Family issues at a time of need

Dear Annie: My daughter and daughter-in-law had a close relationship and worked together for a social networking business. My daughter recently went through a marriage breakup, and my daughter-in-law has totally unloaded on her. She said my daughter has not been a good friend. She has brought ...

Notable Quotes

If you’re reading this ... Congratulations, you’re alive. If that’s not something to smile about, then I don’t know what is. — Chad Sugg, Monsters Under Your Head

Bible digest

“Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.” (James 1:27 AKJV) The Lord has a special place in His heart for those who are alone. So should we.

Dear Annie: The invited opinionated guest

Dear Annie: We often invite my brother-in-law to share dinner with us. He lives alone across the street and seems to enjoy the food when he comes over. I am writing because he is very opinionated and shuts me down whenever I say something that he disagrees with. Recently, it was when I said ...

Russia responds to Mueller report: Moscow ‘wins,’ Putin is stronger

By CYNTHIA HOOPER “A mountain has given birth to a mouse. The ‘Russian affair’ falls to pieces before our eyes.” So pronounced the Russian news site Gazeta.ru, as word of the completed Mueller report swept around the world. Thus far, official Russian response to the Mueller ...

Dear Annie: Parents not invited

Dear Annie: I am a woman in my late 30s marrying the woman of my dreams this fall. I will not be inviting my mother or, by extension, my father. Everyone seems to assume this is because they are opposed to gay marriage or are some sort of religious zealots. This is not true at all. They are ...

Today in History: March 27

By The Associated Press On March 27, 1977, in aviation's worst disaster, 583 people were killed when a KLM Boeing 747, attempting to take off in heavy fog, crashed into a Pan Am 747 on an airport runway on the Canary Island of Tenerife (ten-uh-REEF'). On this date: In 1513, Spanish explorer ...

A family meeting as part of effective estate planning

By Attorney Tammy A. Weber, CELA* Effective estate planning takes time and evolves over the various seasons of life. Often, a family meeting is one of the final steps in the estate planning process. There seems to be a trend among baby boomers to want to make sure there is transparency ...

Abolishing Electoral College would be a mistake

Sen. Elizabeth Warren has reignited the debate over the Electoral College — she wants to get rid of it, naturally. I say “reignited” because this is a very old argument. To paraphrase Billy Joel, Warren didn’t start this fire; this debate’s been burning since the world’s been ...

Point: Break up the tech monopolies

Sen. Warren’s plan to break up the big tech companies is good, but too narrow Elizabeth Warren in the lion’s den: Warren brought her proposal to break up big tech to the SXSW tech conference in Austin on March 8. (Amy E. Price / Getty Images for SXSW) Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) put ...

Counterpoint: Don’t break up big tech firms

The worst ideas in Washington are often bipartisan. Big Tech is about to learn this lesson, if it hasn’t already. Elizabeth Warren is out with a headline-grabbing proposal to break up Big Tech companies, the sort of overly ambitious government plan that once would have engendered knee-jerk ...

Bible digest

“But be you doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.” (James 1:22 AKJV) Real faith has actions.

Dear Annie: That old box of letters

Dear Annie: I’m a happily married almost-70-year-old woman who has been sorting and purging the contents of boxes in my attic in preparation for downsizing. I was surprised to find one shoe box stuffed full of letters that an old high school boyfriend, “Dave,” wrote to me during his first ...

Gov. Thornburgh and the Three Miles Island nuclear accident

By G. Terry Madonna And Michael L. Young The 40th anniversary of the Three Mile Island (TMI) nuclear accident has produced an irony no fiction writer, however, brazen could produce: TMI’s owner, the Exelon Corporation, has announced that it will close the plant in September. And so it ...

Letters to our boys

(Editor’s Note: This is another installment of The Express’ “Letter to Our Boys,” written during World War II to let “our boys” know what was happening back in their home towns. The Express will bring the letters to you occasionally, thanks to the efforts of Fred and Anna Snyder, ...

Dear Annie: Controlled by parents

Dear Annie: As long as I can remember, my parents have controlled the majority of my actions. They’ve told me which classes to take, which subjects to pursue, which extracurriculars to participate in, which colleges to apply to. Over the years, when I’ve tried to speak up, they’ve shut me ...

CPAP machine requires basic cleaning, not expensive kits

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: I was diagnosed with severe sleep apnea in the early 1990s and have been using a CPAP machine ever since. I have just recently begun seeing advertisements on television for a product that cleans the inside of your CPAP machine. It is common knowledge that ...

Applause, Applause!

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. THANK YOU to The (Lock Haven) Express and Williamsport Sun-Gazette for sponsoring the U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors performance on March 12. The concert was exceptional and ...

Bible digest

“I love the LORD, because he has heard my voice and my supplications. Because he has inclined his ear to me, therefore will I call on him as long as I live.” (Psalms 116:1-2 AKJV) It’s true. God has been so good to me. God answers prayer. “What shall I render to the LORD for all his ...