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WIFE HAS NOWHERE TO TURN TO ESCAPE ABUSIVE HUSBAND

WIFE HAS NOWHERE TO TURN TO ESCAPE ABUSIVE HUSBAND Abigail Van Buren DEAR ABBY: I am 30 years old, married seven years, the mother of three children, and I’m at the end of my rope. My husband has quit or been fired from numerous jobs because of his “poor attitude.” He calls the women he […]

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BUYING A HOME WITH BOTH LIFESTYLE AND RESALE PROFIT IN MIND

BUYING A HOME WITH BOTH LIFESTYLE AND RESALE PROFIT IN MIND Ellen James Martin You’re searching for that special home — one that meets your family’s needs in the present and yet offers robust resale potential for the future. Is your goal reasonable? “Nearly always — unless your tastes are exotic,” says Peggy Lance Little, […]

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Is Anger Wrong?

Is Anger Wrong? CAREY KINSOLVING AND FRIENDS “When your baby sister sits on your new cowboy shirt, it’s OK to get angry,” says Nicole, 9. Being from Texas, I understand. A new cowboy shirt is a precious thing — new boots are even better. “You have to get angry when somebody hits you so you […]

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NICE-GUY ELECTRICIAN DOES ALARMING WORK

NICE-GUY ELECTRICIAN DOES ALARMING WORK Mark Hetts (Mark Hetts, aka Mr. Handyperson, is on vacation this week. The following column was selected by Mr. HP and ran originally in April 2004.) Dear Mr. Handyperson: I love your column. It’s interesting, funny and helpful, and it’s the first thing I read in our newspaper on the […]

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WHAT’S NEW ON THE GROCERS’ SHELVES February 27, 2000

WHAT’S NEW ON THE GROCERS’ SHELVES February 27, 2000 Bonnie Tandy Leblang and Carolyn Wyman EnfaGrow Nutritional Toddler Foods. Strawberry, and Maple Brown Sugar & Cinnamon Oatmeal; Cheese Cracker Bites; Apple Cinnamon, and Strawberry Cookie Bars; and Vanilla, and Banana Milk Flavoring. $2.99 per 8-ounce canister of milk flavoring or 8-ounce box of eight packets […]

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VINEGAR CAN HELP REMOVE ALGAE FROM BRICK PATIOS

VINEGAR CAN HELP REMOVE ALGAE FROM BRICK PATIOS Mark Hetts Dear Mr. HandyPerson: Here in the Pacific Northwest, one solution I have found effective in the removal of algae from our brick patio is to spray the surface with apple cider vinegar. I use a pump sprayer early in the spring on a dry day, […]

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JEWISH AND ARAB AMERICANS WAGE PROXY WAR IN ELECTIONS

JEWISH AND ARAB AMERICANS WAGE PROXY WAR IN ELECTIONS Cynthia Tucker Last week, the voters of an Alabama congressional district rid themselves of a longtime embarrassment, veteran congressman Earl Hilliard. In a Democratic primary runoff, voters dumped Hilliard for his younger and sharper opponent, Artur Davis, who faces no GOP opposition in November. The race […]

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SHOWING FAVORITISM IN A FAMILY CAN HURT

SHOWING FAVORITISM IN A FAMILY CAN HURT Dee and Tom Hardie Dear Dee and Tom: My daughter, Nancy, 14, has two grandfathers, both widowers and living nearby. They are both active, attentive and very loving grandfathers. However, for some strange reason, she loves my father-in-law more than my own father. She makes it very obvious. […]