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Son’s withdrawal likely tied to video game use

Subscriber onlyQ Our 14-year-old son seems depressed — to us, at least. His principal sees no sign of depression but thinks he’s socially anxious. The subjects of counseling and medication have come up. We have suggested to him that he get more exercise and spend less time playing video games and watching TV, but he says he hates sports. Continue reading...

MONEY MANNERS

Subscriber onlyDEAR JEANNE & LEONARD: How can we save our mother from a con man? Mom’s in her mid-80 s and very capable, but she’s fallen under the sway of a clever scam artist, who has tricked her into believing he’s her friend. We’ve contacted the district attorney’s office, and they agree that he’s a crook. However, they say they can’t do anything until a crime has actually been committed. Continue reading...

EX-ETIQUETTE

Subscriber onlyQ My ex and I were together for two years. We lived with my parents and she has been working for my father managing his office and upgrading his website. We had a horrible fight, which was all her fault, and she moved out last week. Continue reading...

HELPFUL HINTS

DEAR READERS: If you plan on hiding eggs this Easter, here are some things to think about: Do you want to use real eggs that you dye, or plastic ones? Continue reading...

HOROSCOPES BY HOLIDAY

Subscriber onlyHappy birthday. You do what you really want to do this year. Money and prestige have nothing to do with your decision-making process. Continue reading...

ON CHRISTIANITY

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: Out of curiosity, I read through one of the Gospels recently, and I was puzzled why some people opposed Jesus and even wanted to kill Him. It seems to me that they should have welcomed Him. It didn’t make sense to me. — P.R. Continue reading...

Super Quiz: Five-letter anagrams

Subscriber only1. He paddled the ——— out into the ———. 2. The pain begins just ——— my ———. 3. The work ——— had to tighten every ———. 4. He ——— from the scene whenever he ——— threatened. Continue reading...

Retailers itemize freebies, bargains

Subscriber onlyIn the Monopoly game of life, maybe we just landed on the least desired space. Continue reading...

Hip-hopper has many facets

Subscriber onlyKari Faux, the Little Rock rapper, is a sophisticated whirlwind of conflicting influences : consciousness-raising early hiphop pitted against West Coast gansta rap and Atlanta-flavored crunk, pop-culture references spanning the gamut from blaxploitation flick Foxy Brown to late- ’90s cartoon anti-diva Daria, and all of it seeped in lifelong devotion to George Clinton and a visual style haphazardly garnished from Goodwill and the local wig shop. Continue reading...

Nickel Creek’s back and the payoff’s rich

Subscriber onlyNickel Creek A Dotted Line Nonesuch A When bands take a timeout, as the gifted progressive bluegrass/ acoustic musicians Nickel Creek did in 2007, fans remain hopeful. That hope has been paid off with serious rewards in the renewed energy and fresh spirit that infuses A Dotted Line. It doesn’t retread what was, but presents what is and what might be. Continue reading...

World’s still ‘Mad for Minis’ a half century since debut

Subscriber onlyPatricia Banks of Little Rock remembers when Twiggy, the British supermodel of the 1960s, first came on the scene. Continue reading...

Kids learn Gettysburg Address in Burns’ film

Subscriber only“Four score and seven years ago …” And so begins what many consider the most famous political speech in American history. Fortunately, Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address didn’t live up to his prediction that “the world will little note, nor long remember what we say here.” In fact, his 272 words spoken Nov. 19, 1863, at the dedication of Gettysburg’s Soldiers’ National Cemetery live on each year in a special way at Vermont’s Greenwood School. Continue reading...

ON CHRISTIANITY

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: Did Jesus know in advance that He was going to be put to death? If so, why didn’t He just back away or try to escape? — N.H. Continue reading...

HOROSCOPES BY HOLIDAY

Subscriber onlyHappy birthday. You’re duty-bound to overcome whatever stopped you from achieving last year’s goal. Family supports a dream venture in May. Continue reading...

Before divorce, find you

Subscriber onlyDEAR CAROLYN: I have been unhappy in my marriage for a long time. So long, in fact, that it started long before it became a marriage. I always had an excuse for putting off ending the relationship. In the beginning it was, “I’ll wait until after the summer” ; “OK, now I’ll wait until after the holidays” … etc., etc., etc. Continue reading...