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George Washington: 18th-century road warrior

George Washington had a low opinion of the quality of early American roads, and he would know because he bumped and bounced down so many of them. Not only were the roads bad, but maps were often nonexistent; in the Carolinas he sometimes had to draw...

rick's list - Behind Great Quotes Edition

Where do you suppose René Descartes was when he uttered his immortal "Cogito ergo sum"? History suggests the phrase was first made public in text as part of Descartes' "Discourse on Method." But something THAT profound...

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Upcoming concerts and shows

Evanescence — Nov. 3 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Aug. 18; $28-$63

98 Degrees — Nov. 24 at Foxwoods’ Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Aug. 18; $25, $35

Graham Nash — Sept. 26 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Aug. 18; $100, $111

Susan Werner — Nov. 3 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale now; $26-$30

Regina Spektor — Nov. 19 at College Street Music Hall, New Haven; tickets on sale now; $37.50-$57.50

 

 

DEAR ABBY

Man questions his dating style after being cheated on twice

MAN QUESTIONS HIS DATING STYLE AFTER BEING CHEATED ON TWICE

With twins on the way, man still refuses to buy a ring

DEAR ABBY: I have been with my boyfriend for three years. I am pregnant with twins, and we already have a son together. His daughter lives with us as well. With this pregnancy coming to term, I keep throwing hints to him...

Girlfriend urges more pushback against disapproving parents

GIRLFRIEND URGES MORE PUSHBACK AGAINST DISAPPROVING PARENTS

Husband gives up smoking, but his drinking persists

DEAR ABBY: I am married to a great guy. We've been together 27 years, so I know him well. He recently stopped smoking after 30 years of nicotine addiction. He did it cold turkey, and he's been smoke-free for three months now. I'm...

Nonagenarian is eager to share a long lifetime of experiences

DEAR ABBY: I'm 91. I have outlived many of my longtime friends. In my address book I counted 22 pals whose names I have crossed out after they died. These were people we danced, dined and traveled with. Only five members of the...

Plans for happy future are upset by return of old rival

DEAR ABBY: I had a baby girl with my longtime best friend, "Adam." "April" is now 3 weeks old. I thought everything would be OK as co-parents because, even though we're not together, we get along and almost never fight. Six...

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Your stars August 18

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Don't make assumptions or overreact when it comes to emotional situations. Overworking, being tired...