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Time for Dem pushback on radicals

Outsize attention has been paid to outlier Democrats making outrageous remarks. They are a small handful of House Democrats, though you’d never know it, given all their headlines. The dominant names — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Pramila Jayapal of Washington and Ilhan Omar of ...

Church sexual abuse: How could they?

My first reaction upon hearing that hundreds of leaders in the Southern Baptist church had sexually abused as many as 700 people in 400 churches, including victims as young as 3, was “how could they?” It was the same reaction I had when news of predatory priests in the Roman Catholic ...

Splenda use won’t cause diabetes

DEAR DR. ROACH: I'm a 75-year-old man in good health and not obese (my BMI is around 20-21). I like coffee, and drink four or five cups a day. But I like it with a packet of Splenda, and the same thing goes for my breakfast cereal. Am I setting myself up for diabetes? -- D.G.D. ANSWER: ...

Son is dating the wrong woman

Dear Annie: My 25-year-old son, "Andy," has been dating "Cassie" for a year and a half. Andy is the kind of guy whom everybody loves, from 2-year-olds to 100-year-olds. Cassie only has a couple of friends and has a terrible reputation. Nobody has anything nice to say about her. For the ...

New mother can’t let go of story of death

DEAR ABBY: I recently had a baby, and I have been diagnosed as having postpartum depression. I have tried all of the prescribed medications but took myself off them because of the side effects. The issue I'm having is I read a news story about a tiny baby who was scalded to death years ago ...

Don’t wait to be asked

Dear Readers: Today's SOUND OFF is about offering help without being asked. -- Heloise "Dear Heloise: Why do friends and relatives who know they have a sick or elderly friend or family member wait to be asked before they agree to help? They offer thoughts and prayers. While that is very ...

Horoscope

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18 Pisces Sun Engages Emotions Are you already starting to catch feelings? As the Pisces sunbeams invigorate the emotional realms, what was interesting yesterday transforms into a visceral call to action. Those intriguing ideas we played around with become full-blown ...

State lawmakers studying error that could ban some guns

COLUMBUS (AP) — A mistake in writing up an Ohio bill could inadvertently ban several types of already legal guns and must be fixed quickly, gun rights advocates say. At issue is legislation approved by lawmakers last year that allows off-duty police officers to carry firearms and phases in ...

Hamlin survives Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Denny Hamlin came to the Daytona 500 determined to honor his late car owner with a victory. He delivered with a storybook tribute for Joe Gibbs Racing. Hamlin won NASCAR’s biggest race for the second time in four years Sunday, leading JGR in a 1-2-3 sweep of the ...

Malkin, Letang each score twice as Pens edge Rangers

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins survived a four-minute penalty kill and went on the hunt against the New York Rangers. Kris Letang scored his second of the game and Evgeni Malkin scored twice in a span of six minutes, helping the Penguins beat the Rangers 6-5 on ...

Team LeBron storms past Team Giannis in the second half

CHARLOTTE— LeBron James was trading lob passes with Dwyane Wade again, one last time. Catching lobs from Kyrie Irving once again, too. And after making a stepback 3-pointer late, he stared down Joel Embiid to send a message without saying a word. Oh, this mattered to James — and Team ...

Holmes rallies to win a marathon finish at Riviera

LOS ANGELES — A marathon finish was only part of the challenge facing J.B. Holmes. He also had to contend with a four-shot deficit against Justin Thomas on greens that were increasingly bumpy with so many footprints over nine hours, and wind that made Riviera tougher than ever. With one ...

All-Star Game centers on Anthony Davis

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Anthony Davis isn’t completely sure if he’s going to play in Sunday’s All-Star game. He doesn’t know how much the New Orleans Pelicans will have him play the rest of this season. Or where he’ll play next season. Or where he’ll play the season after that, ...

Fresh faces dot Daytona field

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Among those trying to win the Daytona 500 this year are a Florida watermelon farmer, a short-track champion from New England, a television analyst and a 22-year-old whose career nearly was derailed by a brain tumor. The front row is the youngest in Daytona 500 ...

Annett triumphs for the first time in Xfinity

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Michael Annett stretched the Speedweeks streak of first-time winners to three with a victory Saturday in the Xfinity Series season opener at Daytona International Speedway. Annett won for the first time at NASCAR’s national level, a career that spans 345 races ...

No more peanuts or Cracker Jack at one park

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Kerry Adamowicz hoped that a meeting with Hartford Yard Goats officials might lead to a few peanut-free days or maybe a peanut-free section at the team’s Double-A baseball stadium, so her son and other children with food allergies could enjoy a game. The team ...

No more Wahoo mustard

CLEVELAND (AP) — The maker of Cleveland’s ballpark mustard is removing the Chief Wahoo logo from its branding and packaging to maintain longstanding ties with the Cleveland Indians baseball team. Cleveland.com reports the Indians have told official partners like Bertman Foods Co., the ...

HORO SCOPE

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2019 Last Day of the Aquarius Sun This is the last full day of the Aquarius sun 2019. Have you experimented enough, sought new influences, embraced diversity? Were you open to strange venues, ventures and people? Did your mind expand? What are you waiting for? Today ...

ANTIQUES

President Abraham Lincoln has been memorialized in many ways since his death in 1860, but there are things that few people remember today. 1. The president and his wife, Mary Todd, had four sons. Three died young. “Eddie” (Edward Baker) Lincoln, born in 1846, died at 3 years old in 1850. ...

Oblivious in-laws

Dear Annie: I know that I am very lucky to have a pair of active in-laws who love their children and grandchildren. When they are not traveling, they will bring a meal once a week to help our family and their other children’s families with suppertime. However, they seem to have a lack of ...