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Adult daughter a financial burden

Dear Annie: I'm a 69-year-old retired widow living on a fixed income. I'm paying monthly on a loan to get some repairs done to my home. My problem is my daughter and son-in-law. They both have health problems, my daughter especially. He gets Social Security disability and Medicare. My daughter ...

To Your Good Health, Lip inflammation causes unending irritation

Dear Dr. Roach: For over two years, my wife has been having a problem with her lower lip. From morning on, it swells, irritating her and causing her to lick her lips constantly. She has seen doctors, dentists and specialists, all of whom have no answer and have no one to refer her to. It causes ...

Don’t talk to mama with that mouth

Dear Annie: I’ve been married for 10 years. My husband and I live about 15 minutes from his mother. Things have never been great between my mother-in-law and me, but we’ve always tried to overlook our differences. When my husband and I were first married and didn’t have kids, we spent ...

Is it time to amend the Constitution of the United States?

In the latest public school massacre at least 17 people were killed when a former student, armed with an AR-15 rifle opened fire at a high school one week ago today, St. Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, 2018. Some say this is a time for grieving, not to talk about gun control. Perhaps we have ...

Drama over solutions

Dear Annie: My middle child graduated from college last year and has been driving me crazy ever since. The transition into the adult world can be a difficult, confusing time for most college grads; thinking back, I obsessed over picking the “right” job, the “right” career, etc. So, that ...

How to disrupt elections with fake IDs, fraud and Facebook

The Associated Press A year before Donald Trump announced his presidential candidacy, two Russian operatives landed in the United States to lay groundwork for an intelligence operation targeting the legitimacy of the 2016 election. What began as a Cold War-like attack by an old adversary ...

Mom’s House of Horrors

Dear Annie: I am a stay-at-home mom with three children under the age of 6. They currently go to their grandmother's (my mother's) day care one day a week to give me a chance to run errands and do extra housework. Lately, I have noticed signs of negligence. Some are minor, such as dirty faces ...

No names

By MONA CHAREN An orgy of mutual disgust now greets every mass shooting in America. Liberals despise conservatives who, they predict, will offer only insipid "thoughts and prayers" in the face of what they conceive to be preventable massacres. Conservatives scorn liberals who, they ...

The kids aren’t all right

Dear Annie: I have been married to my husband for 11 years. He has three grown children, all gainfully employed, who live in distant cities. We live in the large house his children grew up in. Two of the children are married with young kids. The problem is that at least twice a year, his ...

Pa. State Grange gives proposed budget a B-minus

www.PaGrange.org The Pennsylvania State Grange gave an overall grade of B- to the state budget proposed Feb. 6 by Gov. Tom Wolf. Here are the grades by program. GRADE A r An increase in the General Government Operations line item of $2.6 million for the state Department of Agriculture. ...

Gerrymandered elections: Who has the right to decide?

Who has the right to decide when election districts are so distorted that they deprive citizens of the meaningful right to vote? At one time it was argued that only the citizens could make that decision by voting the bums out. However, if the districts created are unfair enough, the ...

Retirement comes in with a bang

Dear Annie: I am a 67-year-old man who has extreme seller’s remorse and have slipped into depression from selling my business two years ago. The reason I am writing is to caution the 10,000 baby boomers a day who are turning 65. After retiring, I was caught completely off guard by the fact ...

Amtrak had better get back on track

Two crew members were killed early Sunday when an Amtrak passenger train on the wrong track crashed into a line of freight cars. More than 100 people were injured in the accident, which occurred in South Carolina. Rail accidents seem to have become a regular occurrence. Sunday’s was the ...

The leftovers thief

Dear Annie: I have had this issue with a certain family member, and I am hoping you can advise me on what to do. When the family of one of our sons visits and eats dinner at our house, his wife cleans up afterward, which is appreciated, but the problem is that she takes 90 percent of the food ...

Husband addicted to game

Dear Annie: Ever since “Pokemon Go” came out, my husband has been spending a lot of time playing it. Sometimes he’s out for eight to 10 hours per day, including during the night, walking around and attempting to find Pokemon for the game. “M” is in his early 50s and has been a ...

Mom Is a Food Hoarder

Dear Annie: My mother is 79 years old. She was born during the Depression, and I know that when she was younger, she didn’t get enough to eat. The problem now is that she still hoards food. She admits that she has a problem, but she can’t seem to stop buying food for the freezer. She has a ...

r Back Tracks Managing the woes of winter

Before the icy winds blew across the back tracks of the Pennsylvania Railroad, many preparations needed to be made to help manage the winter woes. First of all, the coal shanty needed to be filled. Heat, food, and drying icy gloves and mittens on the open oven door, all depended on a roaring ...

Please, bring more snow

Bring on the snow! The more we get in central Pennsylvania, the better. No, not for kids and their hope for delays and cancellations but for our plants and groundwater. Some residents hope for a snowless winter, a snow drought, but a very white winter’s impact is way more beneficial than ...

Earnest ‘Peter Rabbit’ sure to delight young fans

By SANDY COHEN AP Entertainment Writer With warm nostalgia for Beatrix Potter's classic children's tale, "Peter Rabbit " director, producer and co-writer Will Gluck channels the author's earnestness into a sweet film sure to delight young fans. Adults may find the plot predictable and the ...