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Disabled son left off wedding guest list

DEAR ABBY: I have been married to my second husband for more than 15 years. My 30+-year-old son from my first marriage, who was born disabled, lives with us. He walks and talks, but cannot be left unattended. He also needs medication. He cannot read or write, but looks like he has no medical ...

Relationship’s peaks and valleys

Dear Annie: My husband and I have been married for 12 years. We have never had an easy marriage, and I am considering leaving him. I got out of an abusive relationship before I met him, and I feel like I am being put in that position again. This time, it is not physical violence but ...

Blood donations still needed

DEAR DR. ROACH: I have had both COVID-19 vaccinations and am planning to donate blood. Would any of my immunity pass on to the person receiving my blood? — D.J. ANSWER: Although we may think that blood is taken out of the donor and given whole to the recipient, that almost never happens. ...

Derby winner, Baffert under fire for failed drug test

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Medina Spirit’s victory in the Kentucky Derby is in serious jeopardy because of a failed postrace drug test, one that led Churchill Downs to suspend Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert on Sunday in the latest scandal to plague the sport. Baffert denied all wrongdoing ...

Pirates end Cubs win streak

CHICAGO (AP) — Tyler Anderson pitched eight solid innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates held on in the ninth, beating the Cubs 6-5 Sunday and ending Chicago’s five-game winning streak. Wilmer Difo had three hits and drove in three runs as the Pirates won for just the third time in their last ...

Biden’s spending spree isn’t a New Deal

We don’t know what the Biden years will ultimately look like, but one thing is pretty obvious, at least to me: It won’t be a new New Deal, nor will this be the beginning of a new Progressive Era. First, a bit of history. The New Deal, particularly in the beginning, was very popular — ...

What truly matters is each other

Are white Americans being discriminated against? Some might be aghast at the idea that one might have such a thought, and, considering the historic discrimination that people of color have endured throughout American history, some might dismiss the thought as a foregone conclusion. However, I ...

HOROSCOPE

BY HOLIDAY MATHIS MONDAY, MAY 10 Tomorrow’s new moon in Taurus, the sign of money, is among the year’s luckiest days for setting financial and material intentions. Those inviting abundance will take a moment to consider what they want and get their mindset right for it. Imagine the moon ...

Freezing in AC

Today’s Sound Off is about places that are too cold: Dear Heloise: I love air conditioning, as I’m sure many people do, but I’ve been in far too many restaurants, theaters and stores where the air is absolutely freezing! My husband and I recently went to a live performance at a ...

Family has doubts about younger woman

DEAR ABBY: I am a widower. I lost my wonderful wife of 35 years to heart disease eight years ago. I have had no relationships with women since then. Recently, I had the pleasure of meeting a very nice woman, “Yvonne.” She’s 11 years younger and has never been married. We see each other ...

If records, memory differ, revaccinate

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 77-year-old female. I am current on all vaccines, but I do have a question about the pneumococcal vaccine. My current physician recommends that I get one. I thought that I had gotten that vaccine a few years ago from my physician who retired. We are unable to find in ...

Concerned for grandchild’s health

Dear Annie: My 32-year-old daughter is not watching my 10-year-old grandson’s diet and is allowing him to become overweight. When I brought it up, she replied in a very defensive manner that she does not want him to be self-conscious or concerned about how he looks. I was taken aback by this ...

ACROSS OUR STATE & NATION

Trump’s ‘Big Lie’ imperils GOPs who don’t embrace it WASHINGTON (AP) — Allegiance to a lie has become a test of loyalty to Donald Trump and a means of self-preservation for Republicans. Trump’s discredited allegations about a stolen election did nothing to save his presidency ...

Ransomware gangs get more aggressive

RICHMOND, Va., (AP) — Police Chief Will Cunningham came to work four years ago to find that his six-officer department was the victim of a crime. Hackers had taken advantage of a weak password to break in and encrypt the files of the department in Roxana, a small town in Illinois near St. ...

Indians hitless for second time in less than a month

CLEVELAND — Wade Miley pitched baseball’s second no-hitter in three days — and fourth already this season — leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 3-0 win Friday night over the Cleveland Indians, who were no-hit for the second time in a month. Miley (4-2) relied on breaking pitches and his ...

How GOP lost interest in fighting big spending

Once upon a time, Joe Biden’s spending proposals would have launched mass demonstrations in opposition. Little else would have been talked about in conservative media, and ambitious Republican politicians would have competed with one another to demonstrate the most intense resistance, up to ...

Biden’s first 100 days in sharp contrast with Trump

By almost any measure, Joe Biden’s first 100 days as president have been hugely successful. Getting millions of Americans inoculated against COVID-19 and beginning to revive the economy are central to that success. Some two-thirds of Americans support Biden’s $1.9 stimulus plan, already ...

HORO SCOPE

SUNDAY, MAY 9, 2021 Venus Communicates Through Mother’s Day Each of us is born from a mother whose being remains etched on our very essence. This Mother’s Day lands on the first full day of Venus in Gemini. For those who have a special language with their mother, that identifying ...

ANTIQUES

Antiques are given many names, often changed to be written in a new language or used in a different way, and there can be confusion. Is a “cave a liqueur” the same as a tantalus? Both have decanter bottles; both have drinking glasses; both can have locks; and both are used to serve liquor ...

Celebrating all the moms

Dear Annie: My husband had been looking for a new job for three years. He is incredibly smart, talented and hardworking. At his old job, he lived on an airplane, bouncing from one country to the next. He was always on the phone and setting up or attending meetings. In a nutshell, you would ...