Recently, a colleague confessed to being tofu-challenged. She had tried cooking it years ago and was so disappointed in the results she never tried again. But a stellar dish of crispy tofu in a Laotian restaurant prompted her to want to get back on the horse. So she asked me: What are the secrets?
Dear Abby: I’m a 15-year-old girl. I’m a fun person to be with, and I love spending time with my friends and family. But one thing sometimes ruins it. I have a bit of a temper and some anger problems. I’m wondering if you have anything that could help me control my temper and be nicer to peo…
A baby born today has a Sun in Capricorn and a Moon in Taurus if born before 8 p.m. Afterward, the Moon will be in Gemini.
Dear Abby: My husband and I have been married more than 20 years. Once in a while, he’ll stop being affectionate and ceases talking to me. Obviously, he is upset. He holds it together for our children, but I get the serious cold shoulder.
A baby born today has a sun in Capricorn and a moon in Taurus.
Dear Abby: My wife and I raised two children — a son who is a successful doctor and a daughter who is a multipost-grad botanist. We are 72 now, in moderately failing health and very successful ourselves.
A baby born today has a Sun in Capricorn and a Moon in Aries if born before 1:31 p.m. Afterward, the Moon will be in Taurus.
HARRISBURG — What’s the most asked question in the dairy goat barn at the Pennsylvania Farm Show?
Dear Abby: I started working in engineering in the late 1980s and thought it was “cute” that we all wore Hawaiian shirts when the guys went out for Friday lunches. Now we’re in our 50s, and many of my peers still honor that tradition.
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BY JACQUELINE BIGAR
I owe a great debt of thanks to broken collarbone and my childhood physician, Dr. Mercurochrome.
WASHINGTON — When Jim and Jennifer Sergent bought their home in suburban Arlington, Virginia, two years ago, they appreciated its modern look — the exposed wood beams and the nature trail that passes in front of it. But the master bathroom left a lot to be desired.
Q: My indoor patio was stained green with oil-based paint 68 years ago. I put on two coats of Valspar floor, deck and patio for concrete, but it’s peeling. What do I do?
In my view, the best-looking group of constellations, what I call “Orion’s gang,” has taken full control of southeastern portion of the early Shamokin evening sky. You can’t help but notice that congestion of bright stars.
Dear EarthTalk: How is it that bitcoin, a virtual currency that few of us have heard of and no one I know uses, is becoming a major contributor to carbon emissions? —Troy Sussman, Bowie, Maryland
The pending and probably permanent separation of Netflix and Marvel in no way dampens the second season of “The Punisher.”
Everybody is a critic.
The holiday season could easily be known as the “too much season.” Warming up with the great food of Thanksgiving, many of us are in overindulgence overdrive for Christmas and New Year’s Eve.
Dear Abby: I have been best friends with “Mickey” for about five years. We spend every day together and go out to dinner/movies/events, etc. He sleeps over at my house and I cook for him almost every night.
A baby born today has a Sun in Capricorn and a Moon in Pisces if born before 3:18 a.m. Afterward, the Moon will be in Aries.
MOUNT CARMEL — The Mount Carmel Rotary Student of the Month for December is Allison Shurock, A daughter of Joe and Amy Shurock, of Mount Carmel.
Dear Abby: I started a new job a month ago. It’s a well-paying job at a great company. My problem is I’m an insecure introvert. Making friends has always been hard for me. At this new job, my desk is away from everyone else, and no one has ever asked me to lunch.
A baby born today has a Sun in Capricorn and a Moon in Pisces.
Dear Abby: I am having issues with a friend who gets handed most everything he wants. I had to grow up when I was very young, pay my own way for things and take care of myself. I work three jobs to pay my rent in a house with four other people while still pursuing my passion.
A baby born today has a sun in Capricorn and a moon in Pisces.
Dear Abby: My husband and I have been married 31 years. We have four lovely children and seven grandchildren.
A baby born today has a Sun in Capricorn and a Moon in Aquarius if born before 2:45 p.m. Afterward, the Moon will be in Pisces.
Dear Abby: My girlfriend and I have lived together off and on for three years. We met at a lesbian bar in Los Angeles, and it was love at first sight for me.
A baby born today has a sun in Capricorn and a moon in Aquarius.
Dear Abby: I’m struggling with a situation with my friends and colleagues.
A baby born today has a sun and moon in Capricorn if born before 1:46 a.m. Afterward, the moon will be in Aquarius.
If you’re exploring the possibility of a senior living community or long-term care for yourself or a loved one, you’ll find that there’s a bit of a learning curve related to the different types.
Dear Harlan: My parents have been keeping medical secrets from my siblings and me. When I was home over the holiday I discovered that my mom had a heart issue several months ago. This was news to all of us kids. We are all adult children with families of our own. My parents didn’t want us to…
SHAMOKIN — First major snowstorm of the winter season struck the News-Item circulation area Wednesday night and continued Thursday with a winter storm warning forecast for the remainder of the day.
A Shamokin woman notorious for filing suits and counter-suits made the news again in July 1905 when she went to court in a dispute over a pig.
As we began the last year of the 20-teens decade, I realized something that makes me seem even older than I feel at times. Jan. 1, 2020, will mark the start of the eighth decade in which I have lived.
Dear Abby: My mother recently confessed to me that in my senior year of high school, she sabotaged my chance to go to my dream school (with a nearly full scholarship) because she didn’t approve of my wanting to go to art school. I missed my orientation because she “got the date wrong” and th…
Dear Abby: I am writing you about dating in these modern times. Lately I have become perplexed at the vanity and immoral behavior now associated with the task of dating. I’m a single man living by myself with no responsibilities but my own. I am looking for someone who will fit into my lifes…
A baby born today has a Sun and Moon in Capricorn.
Dear Abby: I’m currently in a mental hospital. I have been in and out for years because of suicide attempts and drug use. My drug of choice is crystal meth, and it has been a vicious cycle.
Dear Abby: My son-in-law gave me a tablet that he was not using, as he had upgraded. He removed most of his information. When I went to set up my accounts, I noticed his list of apps and passwords was still present and saw four accounts to an adult dating site.
A baby born today has a sun in Capricorn and a moon in Sagittarius.
Dear Abby: My husband and I have been together for 34 good years. He’s a little older than I am and was married twice before we met while in our 20s. (They were very brief marriages.) When we married, I knew about one of his marriages, but learned about the other one only much later from his…
A baby born today has a sun in Capricorn and a moon in Scorpio if born before 3:50 a.m. Afterward, the moon will be in Sagittarius.
Dear Readers: Welcome to 2019! A new year has arrived, and with it our chance for a new beginning.
Who knew the kid could take down the king?
I became a parent for the first time on Dec. 31. Six years and two more kids later, I haven’t seen the ball drop on New Year’s Eve since. I may be the only parent on the planet who doesn’t need a resolution to sleep more.
Dear Abby: A year ago, after five years of marriage, I divorced my ex-husband, “Taylor.” We agreed to separate because I believed I had fallen out of love with him. We have remained friendly and communicate often.
We asked readers to tell us about some of their New Year’s traditions. Here are some responses:
To show you how “with it” I am, it took me well over a half century to realize the holiday irony of when I was a kid. For at least some of those early years, I thought irony was what Mother used on our clothes.
- Matilda Kathryn Fabian
- Roger K. Shawda
- Shamokin woman charged with assaulting police officers
- Three charged after brawls at 16th birthday party
- Jason M. Waugh
- Leschinskie, Rhodes file countersuit against Clausi
- 'Habitual offender': Man with 10 prior driving convictions charged again
- Judge: Man taped hearing, then agreed to erase it
- Robert G. 'Gary' Fitzpatrick
- Coroner: Inmate committed suicide by hanging