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Childhood trauma influences health

DEAR DR. ROACH: I'm a psychotherapist with an expertise in working with adults who experienced childhood trauma. I know that early trauma can lead to later mental health challenges and see this in my practice. The ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences Study), conducted in the mid-'90s, reveals ...

Presidential election remains off-limits for US bettors (so far)

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Double down on Donald, or bet big on Biden? Plenty of Americans would like the chance to place a bet on the upcoming presidential election (and sports books would love to take their money), but so far, it is not legal anywhere in the country. It actually was ...

Countries thinking about easing up on restrictions

NEW YORK — Even as coronavirus deaths mount across Europe and New York, the U.S. and other countries are starting to contemplate an exit strategy and thinking about a staggered and carefully calibrated easing of restrictions designed to curb the scourge. “To end the confinement, we’re ...

Coronavirus claims an unexpected victim: Florida vegetables

PALMETTO, Fla. (AP) — Mounds of harvested zucchini and yellow squash ripened and then rotted in the hot Florida sun. Juicy tomatoes were left to wither — unpicked — in farmers’ fields. Thousands of acres of fruits and vegetables grown in Florida are being plowed over or left to rot ...

Hawaii mayor: Florida man flouting quarantine was ‘covidiot’

HONOLULU (AP) — A mayor in Hawaii is calling a Florida man accused of trying to flout Hawaii’s traveler quarantine a “covidiot.” Kauai Mayor Derek Kawakami isn’t taking credit for coining the word borne from the COVID-19 pandemic, but said he “may be the first elected official to ...

Biden vs. Trump: General election battle set

The stage is set for November. Barring unforeseen disaster, Joe Biden will represent the Democratic Party against President Donald Trump this fall, the former vice president’s place on the general election ballot cemented Wednesday by Bernie Sanders’ decision to end his campaign. Biden ...

Firm seeks permits to build Great Lakes oil tunnel

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Enbridge Inc. applied Wednesday for state and federal authorization to construct an oil pipeline tunnel beneath the Michigan waterway that connects two of the Great Lakes. The Canadian company wants to build a roughly 4-mile-long (6.4-kilometer-long) tunnel ...

New tradition at Augusta

AUGUSTA, Ga. — The Masters is so intertwined with Augusta, they added an extra day to spring break. You see, the first full week of April isn’t just a blip in time for this place. It’s their identity, their way of life, their cart path to success. A restaurant or bar can take a huge ...

Arizona games intriguing

Boston’s Chris Sale, out for the season following Tommy John surgery, thought about the prospect of his teammates sequestered in the Phoenix area for an extended period if Major League Baseball and its players adopt an all-Arizona start to the season. “I don’t know if I could look at my ...

Salem Carryout Restaurant Guide

Salem Carryout Restaurant Guide Subject to change Call for specific hours Adele's Restaurant, 508 Snyder Road, 330-337-6464 Alfredo's Pizzeria, 200 E. Second St., 330-332-1400 Annabell's Restaurant, 110 Benton Road, 330-332-4155 Arby's, 2320 E. State St., 330-332-9738 BB Rooner's, 256 E. ...

Trump takes aim at agency watchdogs: ‘Give me the name’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is moving aggressively to challenge the authority and independence of agency watchdogs overseeing his administration, including removing the inspector general tasked with overseeing the $2.2 trillion coronavirus rescue package that passed Congress with ...

Manipulation through racial hoaxes

We black people are so convenient and useful to America’s leftists. Whenever there’s a bit of silencing to be done, just accuse a detractor or critic of racism. A recent, particularly stupid, example is CNN’s Brandon Tensley’s complaint that the “Coronavirus task force is another ...

‘Boring’ home confinement can lead to trouble

I got a letter recently that made me wonder what Americans are doing to pass the time during the current pandemic and our strict stay-at-home directives. It was from an inmate at a federal correctional institute in Pennsylvania. I first wrote about him three years ago. In 2010, Mark B. was ...

The negative versus the positive

“A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person’s strength.” (Proverbs 17:22 NLT) Everywhere you look — from newspaper headlines, to TV “alerts,” to those too-long White House briefings, to people wearing masks in public places, there is hardly any news that ...

Horoscope

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8 Moon in a Cradle The Libran realm of the sky, which rules relationships of all kinds, cradles the swollen, pink moon in its ethos of balance and fairness. Relationships don't usually thrive in extreme circumstances. All-or-nothing attitudes scare off reasonable people. ...

Dedicated dieter rapped for discipline

DEAR ABBY: How would you suggest I deal with people who continually want to sabotage my diet? I worked very hard to drop more than 30 pounds. I also have digestive health issues that are no one's business. An example: During the coffee break at a meeting at work, someone offered me lovely ...

Sedate? A colonoscopy question

DEAR DR. ROACH: After reading your recent column on sedation during colonoscopy, I wanted to mention that I have asked for no sedation during two colonoscopies in the past several years. I did this after reading an article in the newspaper. People commented with replies, many of which were of ...

Oh, Brother!: Husband can’t cope

Dear Annie: My husband and I have been married for 42 years, with no children. We are both born and bred New Yorkers. After we retired from very high-pressured careers, we decided it was time to settle in a nice, quiet community. This was more my husband's idea than mine, but I agreed to make ...

Georgia governor weighs ‘new options’ amid virus backlash

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp is “considering new options” amid criticism from local officials for his order that reversed beach closures and other restrictions imposed by cities and counties to battle the coronavirus, the governor’s spokeswoman said Tuesday. Kemp’s ...

NYC virus deaths exceed 3,200, topping toll for 9/11 attacks

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s death toll from the coronavirus rose past 3,200 Tuesday, eclipsing the number killed at the World Trade Center on 9/11. In Britain, Prime Minister Boris Johnson lay in intensive care, believed to be the first major world leader hospitalized with the ...