Your stars June 28

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Let your imagination help you out when dealing with children, your romantic partner or someone looking for a handout. Preparation will be your saving grace. Don't give in to the powers of persuasion and pressure. 3 stars TAURUS...

Your stars June 27

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Network, travel, socialize and you will discover information that will help you get ahead. Listen to suggestions and research any offer thoroughly before you decide to make a move. The help you receive will bring unusual results. 5...

Your stars June 25

Happy Birthday: Share your thoughts and feelings. Know what you are up against and remain moderate when asked to pitch in, donate or take on too much. Indulgence and overreacting will hold you back. Take small but manageable steps forward and you will reach your destination with...

Your stars June 24

Happy Birthday: Expand your interests, knowledge and learn all you can about the people and cultural differences that surround you. Knowing who you are dealing with will help you make the most of your encounters with the people who can affect your life. Go with the flow not...

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Rick's List - Unrestricted TV Viewing edition

Columnist settles in to watch stuff he wouldn't ordinarily see if his wife wasn't out of town

The gift of a grandchild

I was pretty sure I had lost my soul.

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BIG TICKET

DEAR ABBY

Hospital patient receives surprise anatomy lesson

DEAR ABBY: I recently had to spend a night in the hospital following minor surgery. One of the female techs taking care of me leaned over me to straighten out the bedding and I could see "everything" when the top of her scrubs...

Widower finds companionship but isn't ready for romance

DEAR ABBY: My wife died of cancer four years ago. She was my best friend, and the pain of losing her was more than I could cope with. I was in a fog for about two years, just going through the motions. Eventually the fear of...

Hospice volunteer's woeful tales wear her family down

DEAR ABBY: My mother has been a hospice volunteer for six months. I think that's great. The problem is, all she ever talks about anymore is the families and patients she helps. I'm tired of coming home from school or work and hearing about her...

Woman takes a hands-off approach to blind dates

DEAR ABBY: I'm a single 38-year-old woman. I haven't been in a relationship in more than 10 years because of school, work and kids. Lately, since I graduated, I have been on a string of blind dates. Men seem to want to hold my...

Family communication gap is sparked by dad's disapproval

DEAR ABBY: We are from the Middle East. My younger brother married an American woman and moved to Arizona, where her family lives. Because our dad didn't approve, my brother made the plans behind our back and told Dad in an...

Girlfriend deserves to know about man's abusive past

DEAR ABBY: My brother is in a long-term relationship. Throughout my teenage years, he raped me every chance he got. The emotional and physical abuse has left my life broken. Should I tell his girlfriend about it? I did confront...

Gal pals can't see positives in woman's open marriage

DEAR ABBY: I've been in an extramarital relationship for 10 years. My husband knows, and so do my close friends. I love this man dearly, but neither of us want it to be full-time. I have children at home and don't want to...