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RESPONSIBILITY FOR BIRTH CONTROL FALLS ON BOTH MEN AND WOMEN

Subscriber onlyDEAR ABBY: I am sick to death of hearing about people who have too many kids and the hardship it imposes. Common sense for the women is to use birth control, but why don't men step up to the plate and have a vasectomy? I had one years ago and it has worked well for me. Continue reading...

WIFE IS UNWILLING TO SHOULDER BURDEN OF MOTHER-IN-LAW'S CARE

Subscriber onlyDEAR ABBY: My mother-in-law is 80 and in the early stages of Alzheimer's. She lives alone an hour and a half from us. She also has a professional who takes care of her once a week. My husband, "Fred," goes to help and entertain her every weekend, and I sometimes accompany him. She has enough money to stay in an assisted living facility, but Fred wants to build a mother-in-law apartment for her on our property. Continue reading...

COUPLE WEIGHS RECONCILIATION FIVE YEARS AFTER VIOLENT SPLIT

Subscriber onlyDEAR ABBY: Five years ago, my husband got drunk and physically attacked me in front of his family. It was horrible. I was in shock, and our relationship never recovered. Continue reading...

RING FROM BROKEN ENGAGEMENT GETS ANOTHER CHANCE TO SHINE

Subscriber onlyDEAR ABBY: I was engaged several years ago, but the engagement didn't last. We broke up and I gave him back his ring. We remain close friends, however, and hang out at least once a week. Continue reading...

BABY'S ADOPTION WILL LEAVE HOLE IN GRANDMOTHER'S HEART

Subscriber onlyDEAR ABBY: My teenaged daughter will be giving birth soon, and she has decided to place her baby for adoption. I have told her that whatever she decides, I will support her decision. Continue reading...

Franklin Hesterly McLarty

Subscriber onlyFor unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance …. Matthew 25:29 Continue reading...

Giving books with booster shots

Subscriber onlyStethoscope? Check. Tongue depressor? Check. Curious George? Check. Continue reading...

Fashion on Main stars designer Hilton Hollis

Subscriber onlyWhen asked what he believes distinguishes him as a fashion designer, Natchez, Miss.-born Hilton Hollis doesn't hesitate. Continue reading...

Wholehearted helpers

Service program welcomes 80 volunteers, group’s biggest class ever

Subscriber onlyBeing a sweetheart takes commitment and work, especially if you are a Sweetheart for the American Heart Association. The 2015 Sweethearts, all high school sophomores, were welcomed Aug. 19 with a reception at the Country Club of Little Rock. Continue reading...

She set beekeeper's heart buzzing on first date

Subscriber onlyJerry Rhein had been registered with the free online dating website PlentyOf-Fish for at least a year. He'd been diligent, but he'd not found one profile eye-catching enough to warrant his response. Not a single one, when he came across Roberta Sheppard Peterson's. Continue reading...

Cracking knuckles drives mom crazy

DEAR ABBY: My future son-in-law recently moved in with us for financial reasons. He's 27 and a nice guy, but he's a habitual knuckle-cracker. He cracks every finger of each hand twice (back and forth) every half-hour or so. He also cracks his neck and wrists, but less frequently. As an added bonus, my daughter is also beginning to crack her knuckles. Continue reading...

Class action

Lawyers play out proof that all the political world’s a stage

Subscriber only"What you have with lawyers [is] some frustrated actors who went into law because show business is terrible," Judge Mary Spencer McGowan told me recently. Politicians, meanwhile, are liberated, or at least self-satisfied, lawyers. It makes no sense then that biennially some Capital City lawyers get together and pillory some of our highest-profile elected officials on The Rep mainstage, but there you have it. That's Gridiron, where McGowan is headmistress. Continue reading...

Sharing famous name has hitches

Subscriber onlyShe hadn't yet become a TV personality, received thousands of dollars in donations or made her flight plan -- and so she hated her name. Continue reading...

Guests float on paddle boat as bikers pedal in ALS race

Subscriber onlyWhile many bicyclists were riding under the morning sun toward Pinnacle Mountain during the third annual Bike and Hike for ALS on Aug. 17, about 50 guests enjoyed the maiden voyage of a sister event, the Riverboat Cruise for ALS. Continue reading...

Fort Worth company fills hard-to-find fragrance niche

Subscriber onlyQ. I want to buy Eau Sauvage cologne for my husband for his birthday, but it is getting harder and harder to find. Can you help? Continue reading...

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