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The worst O-limp-ics ever

Never have so many won so many accolades for so few real achievements on the world stage. That about sums up the Olympics 2021 — or, as I call them, the O-limp-ics 2021. Indeed, the time has come to retire the hallowed motto of the Games: “Faster, Higher, Stronger.” In our modern age, ...

When does the COVID panic end?

Two weeks to slow the spread. That was the original rationale for the lockdowns, masking and social distancing: Prevent transmission of the coronavirus so that Americans could be assured that we would not overwhelm hospital capacity, causing needless death. Wait until a vaccine is ...

ACROSS OUR STATE & NATION

Wildfire explodes to third-largest in California history GREENVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California wildfire that is now the third-largest in state history had burned for weeks, mostly in remote wildland areas with few people, before shifting winds and bone-dry vegetation fueled its ...

HOROSCOPE

BY HOLIDAY MATHIS SATURDAY, AUGUST 7 The sun, moon and Mercury all ride on the back of the lion now, their sway felt in our regal attitudes toward even the most mundane aspects of life. Approach getting dressed or eating lunch or having a short walk or conversation with the grace and ...

Shave my dogs?

Dear Readers: Yes, it’s as hot as Hades, and you may look at your dog, in his fur coat, and feel for him. You might think, “Let’s shave you down.” But hold on. Only certain breeds of dogs should be shaved in the summer. Many breeds have a double coat, and these dogs shed their ...

Forced to play role in couple’s melodrama

DEAR ABBY: I have two good friends who dated all through college until “Isaac” broke up with “Jen” in a very stressful and dramatic way. We were all living together in a house, and he broke up with her to date a girl he liked from his newspaper club. We used to host parties for the ...