Triple-planet conjunction marks busy month

October is a fun month for stargazers.

Rick's List - DNA edition

Lastest dispatch from The Day's resident malcontent



Upcoming shows and concerts

Selena Gomez — May 29 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Oct. 17; $46-$76

Sinatra's 100th birthday with Robert Davi — Dec. 12 at Foxwoods; tickets on sale now; $55

Jamie Kennedy — Nov. 12-14 at Comix Mohegan Sun; tickets on sale now; $25-$60

Joy Behar — Nov. 21 at Bushnell, Hartford; tickets on sale now; $49.50

Kathy Griffin — Oct. 29 at Jorgensen, Storrs; tickets on sale now; $55-$65

Il Volo — Feb. 12 at Toyota Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Oct. 9; $45-$75



Mom of occasional smoker thinks she’s gone to pot

DEAR ABBY: I am a 30-year-old single mom of two young girls.

Woman’s hidden HIV status must be brought to light

DEAR ABBY: I’m writing regarding the letter from “She’s Killing Them in Indiana” (July 8) and your response to the writer, whose friend is HIV-positive and doesn’t tell her partners her diagnosis.

Semester abroad offers couple a chance to grow

DEAR ABBY: I am a college sophomore and have been dating my boyfriend, “Evan,” for nearly a year.

Quick-thinking ‘cowgirl’ heads off embarrassment

DEAR ABBY: My dear friend “Iris” is having her annual Halloween party. Each year I wear a costume I pull together without spending extra money.

Clothing-optional lifestyle causes nudist’s wife grief

DEAR ABBY: My husband enjoys sitting around (among other activities) naked.

Party guest feels singled out by subtle, ‘special’ treatment

DEAR ABBY: I was invited to a small gathering of women. I arrived punctually, was greeted by the hostess and asked if I wanted some water to drink.

Whistleblower is dismayed by lack of official response

DEAR ABBY: I am a widow in my early 50s. While I was dating a prominent OB-GYN, I found out that he’s involved in criminal activity — operating a so-called “pill mill.”


Your stars - Oct. 14

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Remember past experiences and you won’t make the same mistakes twice.