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Duke survives towering Tacko

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Zion Williamson took on 7-foot-6 Tacko Fall at the end and won. So did top-seeded Duke — barely — when two last-ditch shots by UCF rolled off the rim. Williamson had 32 points and helped rally the Blue Devils from behind in the final minute for a 77-76 victory ...

Gronk goes out on top

BOSTON (AP) — The New England Patriots’ gentle giant has decided to hang up his cleats. Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski said Sunday that he is retiring from the NFL after nine seasons. Gronkowski announced his decision via a post on Instagram, saying that a few months shy of his 30th ...

CPAP just requires basic cleaning

DEAR DR. ROACH: I was diagnosed with severe sleep apnea in the early 1990s and have been using a CPAP machine ever since. I have just recently begun seeing advertisements on television for a product that cleans the inside of your CPAP machine. It is common knowledge that we must clean the ...

Controlling parents too much stress

Dear Annie: As long as I can remember, my parents have controlled the majority of my actions. They’ve told me which classes to take, which subjects to pursue, which extracurriculars to participate in, which colleges to apply to. Over the years, when I’ve tried to speak up, they’ve shut me ...

Horoscope

MONDAY, MARCH 25, 2019 Countdown to Venus Change Gratitude, as a practice, isn’t always a public display or a communication. Sometimes it’s more of an attitude or a way of taking things in. It doesn’t always feel appropriate to tell people how much you appreciate and like them. ...

Friends pull away after mom sobers up

DEAR ABBY: I am a single mother of two young children. I decided to have gastric bypass surgery several years ago. Nine months after the procedure, I began drinking alcohol. The drinking became progressively heavier, and within a few months I was a full-blown alcoholic. It’s as if I gave ...

Returning fresh food

Dear Heloise: When is it OK to RETURN fresh produce or fresh meat to the grocery store? Obviously if it’s spoiled, but what if the produce has no taste? Example: A watermelon or peaches. Sometimes they have no taste, and peaches can be mealy or dry. What if the meat is tough? I realize the ...

Are racists on viral videos mentally ill?

Most everyone who spends time on social media has come across videos in which a white person is screaming racial insults, usually at a Latino or African-American. A recent example shows a woman at a ShopRite in East Haven, Connecticut, barraging a black man with racist invective. But look ...

Kokrak comes up just short of first win

PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — Paul Casey got the battle he expected Sunday in the Valspar Championship. Just not from Dustin Johnson. Casey and everyone else had full attention on a Copperhead course at Innisbrook that made the final round feel more like survival than a shootout. Casey did ...

HORO SCOPE

SUNDAY, MARCH 24, 2019 Cosmic Communication Conjunction One glorious idea that could befall you on this fine conjunction of Mercury and Neptune is the realization that you don’t have to weigh in on everything. In this recommendation-ruled society, we mistakenly think opinions are ...

ANTIQUES

Advertising signs with bold-colored graphics, interesting product names and pictures of Uncle Sam and other patriotic designs sell for high prices. They sell best in the size sometimes called a “sofa picture,” since it’s big enough to hang between the ceiling and the top of the sofa. Many ...

Anger stays with sobriety

Dear Annie: I’m in a bit of a predicament here. I’m with a wonderful woman who is a few years older than I am. She is a single mom of a sweet 7-year-old daughter. She has worked hard to overcome some alcoholic issues and has recently made strides in becoming sober and a better mother for ...

Beto-mania prime example of cult-of-personality politics

Robert “Beto” O’Rourke’s biggest fans and supporters insist he is a forward-thinking, future-oriented visionary, but no contender for the Democratic nomination feels more familiar than the former three-term congressman from El Paso. That’s because he has the highest combined score ...

How will a cornered Trump react?

What does a megalomaniacal president of the United States do when he’s cornered? We’ll soon find out. House Democrats are beginning a series of investigations and hearings into Donald Trump. Senate Republicans have begun to desert him. Twelve defected on the wall; seven refused to back ...

New Zealand edition of how to silence debate

Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., has unleashed a barrage of openly anti-Semitic commentary. She suggested that Israel had “hypnotized the world.” She recently suggested that Jewish money lay behind American support for Israel. Finally, she suggested that American Israel supporters are ...

So who spawned the Christchurch killer?

A week ago Friday, in Christchurch, New Zealand, one of the more civilized places on earth, 28-year-old Brenton Tarrant, an Australian, turned on his cellphone camera and set out to livestream his massacre of as many innocent Muslim worshippers as he could kill. Using a semi-automatic rifle, ...

Liberal fascists ambush Chelsea Clinton

I recently joined the board of the Leadership Institute, which sponsors Campus Reform, an important website for college news. Campus Reform is a “watchdog to the nation’s higher education system,” exposing bias and abuse on college campuses. American universities have too often ...

Never forget: CAIR’s dirty deeds

The Council on American-Islamic Relations is having a banner month. The militant Muslim group never lets a crisis go to waste. That means Americans should beware. When unappeasable CAIR is ascendant, our free speech rights, religious liberty and national security are at risk. Following the ...

Moving into the Quadragesima

In A.D. 324, Constantine became the undisputed ruler of the whole Roman Empire. Once secured in that position, Constantine demanded that persecution of Christians stop. Between the death of Christ around A.D. 33 and the rise of Constantine’s father, Constantius Chlorus, to caesar of the ...