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Dear Annie: Mother inferior

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Dear Annie: My ex and I got married when I was 19. We stayed together for 10 years, during which I was dealing with untreated depression. That did not make life easy for either of us. Eventually, he left, leaving me to care for the kids. He gave us some financial support but was not present in ...

Should people on immunotherapy get COVID vaccine?

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DEAR DR. ROACH: I am currently on rituximab immunotherapy. I have had my first Moderna vaccine, and my second shot is scheduled in four weeks. My oncologist is not sure how the rituximab affects the immunization and the effectiveness of the vaccine. Can you explain how people on immunotherapy ...

Users should pay

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DAVID DOERR Loganton Charges should be fair. Toll all bridges, including those in Lock Haven. According to a U.S. General Accounting Office study, a fully loaded, semi-truck weighing 80,000 lbs is equal to 9,600 cars in wear and tear on roads. Any believer in free markets realizes ...

Save customers millions by giving them protections they deserve

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Here in Pennsylvania you can shop for your electricity supply. Just like you would shop for a car, you compare different offers and choose what is right for you at the lowest cost. Then, if your home or business is part of our service territory in Eastern or Central Pennsylvania, PPL ...

Is ballot collection, or ‘ballot harvesting,’ good for democracy?

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A 2016 Arizona state law makes the collection of ballots by third parties a felony. The Democratic National Committee and voters sued the state over the law the same year it passed, claiming the ban violates Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act by discriminating against the state’s Native ...

Dear Annie: Setting ground rules with sister-in-law

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Dear Annie: My sister-in-law has been living with her parents for over a year, after her college graduation ceremony was canceled because of COVID-19. My wife and sister-in-law don’t get along well with their parents, so she’s been very unhappy there. We invited her to our wedding last ...

Years of heavy drinking can increase risk of health issues

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DEAR DR. ROACH: I’d like to know what kind of damage to look out for after being a heavy drinker between the ages of 19 and 40, at which age the drinking slowed to a comparative trickle. I used to have many binge events plus regular consumption three to four nights a week and now have a ...

The blame machine is running at full throttle

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No one likes the blame game — except the blamer. With covid-19 spiking again in the midst of massive vaccination efforts, the blame machine is running at full throttle. During CNN's documentary interviews with Anthony Fauci and Deborah Birx recently, the two scientists pointed a finger ...

Bipartisanship can be a lethal weapon against political foes

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American politics is caught in a perverse paradox. The bases of both parties would like nothing more than to destroy the other party. But it is precisely this animus that prevents them from accomplishing their goal. That's because the best strategy for partisans to wreak havoc in the ...

Thanks for coming by!

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Dear Annie: We occasionally will have friends over for dinner, and there have been times when they simply won’t leave. I’m not talking about an hour or two; many times it’s three or four hours after dinner! We love our friends and are happy that they feel very comfortable with us to ...

Many negative tests followed by positive COVID antibody result

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DEAR DR. ROACH: I’ve had regular swab tests for COVID-19, which have always been negative. The last one was just a few days ago. I had an antibody test six weeks ago that also was negative, but my antibody test this time was strongly positive. I’ve been very careful about protecting myself ...

When should police body cam footage be made public?

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Many police chiefs and regular American civilians agree that officers’ body camera footage should be released to the public after police shoot someone dead. They differ, though, on when the images should be made public. This complicates achieving accountability, which is often the reason ...

Past choices judged in present

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Dear Annie: I raised my son, who is now 41, as a single mom. I am 75. My son and I have always been very close. Ten years ago, he married a very intelligent woman, and now I have two beautiful grandchildren. I was getting along well with everyone, but now my life is so depressing because my ...

Take these steps to protect kidney health

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DEAR DR. ROACH: I have had low GFR readings ranging from 53 to 37 for the past 15 years. I’m an 87-year-old female in good health. I do strength training and Pilates, and am quite active walking my dog and doing my own yardwork. I’ve had heart disease for 10 years with no symptoms, and ...

Choose carefully

Letters to the editor

RICHARD MORRIS Lock Haven In a recent opinion piece (Express, March 29, 2021) Elizabeth Stelle urges support of two proposed constitutional amendments that will be on the ballot in the May 2021 primary election. She devotes just one sentence in that piece to the content of those ...

Applause, Applause!

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THANK YOU to the people who were picking up garbage on their walk in Zindel Park on Sunday, March 28! This is a messy time of year and a little extra effort by everyone goes a long way! I would like to send APPLAUSE to Anna Dershem. She has helped our family tremendously during the ...

Demand REAL town hall meetings

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LINDA BARTON State College Recent letters remind us that all elected state and federal officials representing Centre County could be on the November 2022 ballot. Pennsylvania representatives, including Kerry Benninghoff and Scott Conklin, certain state senators, including Jake Corman, and ...

Baseball fans, take the Opening Day quiz

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Orioles manager Earl Weaver once said of a pitcher, “I gave Mike Cuellar more chances than my first wife.” You get one chance to name: 1. The three teams' rotations featuring three Hall of Famers. 2. The player with the most World Series rings (6) without any from the Yankees. 3. The ...

For The People Act of 2021

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ELAINE MILLER Lamar The U.S. House of Representatives got off to a good start by approving H.R. 1 and sending it to the Senate. This bill addresses voter access, enhanced security, campaign finance reform and ethics in government. This bill also sets election uniformity, same-day ...