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Domestic abusers sometimes wear a badge

Sarah Letendre is spending her time trying to piece together a brand-new life for herself and her two small children. Technically, she is homeless, living alone in a hotel, and trying to find a job (with her master’s degree in social work) and a permanent place to live. Her days as a ...

Woke whites appropriate others’ feelings

So Trader Joe's won't cave into a 17-year-old's demand that it scrub its shelves of products named in such a way as to suggest cultural origins outside the 50 U.S. states. Briones Bedell, a white high schooler from the San Francisco Bay area, gave it a try. She ran a petition to, in her mind, ...

HOROSCOPE

BY HOLIDAY MATHIS THURSDAY, AUGUST 6 Holdover of the Mercury and Saturn Opposition While trying to lose one thing to make room for another, a discovery occurs. You find out that the thing you want to lose has a higher value to you than you had previously thought. This is precisely how ...

Safe for toilets

Dear Heloise: I know you're a big fan of vinegar, but is it safe to clean my toilet? I have a septic system. — Glenna in Indiana Glenna, absolutely! Vinegar is safe and milder than caustic cleaners designed for the toilet, and those commercial cleaning agents can eat away the good bacteria ...

Jabs at sister-in-law cause family friction

DEAR ABBY: I married "Darius" two years ago. I have had problems with my brother-in-law ever since Darius and I first began dating five years ago. From my husband's perspective, his parents have always favored his younger brother, "Adonis." "Anything goes" is their attitude where he is ...

More to test than positive, negative

DEAR DR. ROACH: Considering things I've heard on the news regarding the accuracy of the COVID-19 tests for both the virus and the antibodies, what are the chances of a false positive or false negative? I understand that there are different "brands" of tests, for lack of a better word, and some ...

Feeling alone during isolation

Dear Annie: I feel some days I just can't handle our society and the cruelty of men and women toward other humans or defenseless animals. My life has been full of neglect, disrespect, abuse (mental and physical) and loneliness, so I'm accustomed to it. However, when I hear a story about people ...

Districts go round and round on school bus reopening plans

By MARK SCOLFORO Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. — School districts nationwide puzzling over how to safely educate children during a pandemic have a more immediate challenge — getting 26 million bus-riding students there in the first place. Few challenges are proving to be more ...

DeWine tests positive for COVID

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced that he tested positive for COVID-19 just prior to going to greet President Donald Trump on the tarmac at Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland. The test was part of protocol for Trump’s visit to Ohio. According to a news release from DeWine’s office, ...

Francona sidelined indefinitely with GI issue

CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians manager Terry Francona continues to undergo medical tests for a gastrointestinal issue, and there remains no clear timetable for when he’ll return to the team. Francona has scheduled appointments with “a series of doctors” at the Cleveland Clinic on Tuesday ...

Lewis funeral was a political event

Traditionally, funerals are supposed to serve at least three purposes: honor the life of the deceased, comfort those who mourn his passing and preach a message about eternity and the brevity of life. Tradition was discarded during John Lewis’ funeral last week in Atlanta. Like the memorial ...

Biden: Over the hill to right man for the moment

WASHINGTON — Only a few months ago, in late February, former Vice President Joe Biden was widely regarded, as one author labeled him, as Yesterday’s Man. He was barely hanging on, looking to the approaching Democratic primary in South Carolina as a “firewall” unseen in most crystal ...

The inconvenience of neighborness

A legal scholar tested Jesus and asked simply, “Who is my neighbor?” In reply, Jesus said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. A priest happened to be going ...

HOROSCOPE

BY HOLIDAY MATHIS WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5 Mercury and the Value of Story It's not always easy to know the value of things. A valuable Picasso vase is sold at a garage sale for two bucks. A dusty volume at the library fundraising book sale is also a priceless relic. It is so often the case ...

Try “Coffee Ole”

Dear Readers: Want to do something a little different for guests when you're serving them coffee? Try my "Coffee Ole." It's easy and takes very little time. Make a regular cup of coffee and add a little extra milk — regular or skim — and a tablespoon of powdered milk. Add a little sugar or ...

Dad feels helpless to mend ID crisis

DEAR ABBY: My 14-year-old daughter recently came out of the closet, and it has made my husband and me quite upset. She says she is "bicurious, pansexual and polyamorous." She now insists everyone call her by a gender-neutral name, gave herself a side shave and dyed her hair pink after we ...

Most with A1C of 7 do have diabetes

DEAR DR. ROACH: My recent fasting blood test showed my glucose number as 99, but the A1C said 7%. My doctor immediately wanted to put me on metformin, but I refused for two reasons: 1. I am a senior, 69 years old, and I heard this medicine's side effects could be dangerous; 2. I am not ...

COVID distancing leads to family feud

Dear Annie: My husband and I have been following the recommendations for protecting ourselves and others from COVID-19 in recent months. Although we've missed seeing our kids and our grandchildren, we've stuck to our guns on this, even as others around us have begun to take a more relaxed ...

Review finds 42 people ineligible for Ohio conceal carry permit

COLUMBUS (AP) — A new cross-check system between separate state law enforcement agencies turned up 42 ineligible holders of Ohio concealed-carry permits deemed ineligible for a permit, Attorney General Dave Yost said Tuesday. The system followed an analysis that Yost’s office undertook ...

DeWine orders kids to wear masks as schools grind to reopen

COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio children in kindergarten through high school will be required to wear masks if they return to in-person classes this fall, Gov. Mike DeWine announced Tuesday as he pleaded with parents and educators to abide by the state’s health orders. The order came as districts ...