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An increasing number of robins winter here

In reality, they are with us through the toughest winter weather and live in a wide variety of habitats

Rick's List - History edition

I believe it's healthy to think critically when we blithely trot out quote attribution without proper research. Did you know, for example, that neither Churchill or Goring — and each has gotten credit —...

ENTERTAINMENT BLOGS

BIG TICKET

DEAR ABBY

Man's tattoos draw disapproval from wife

DEAR ABBY: My tattoos are destroying my marriage, and I just don't understand why. I'm a 56-year-old elementary art teacher and the father of three grown children. Since I was young, I have loved the artistic expression of...

DNA tests make racial heritage undeniable

DEAR ABBY: My ex-husband was the product of an extramarital, interracial relationship. Both of the parents who raised him are white, and he has always denied he was biracial despite the obvious physical characteristics that say...

After-hours texting keeps retiree up at night

DEAR ABBY: My wife and I are both recently retired. Our 19-year-old daughter lives 100 miles away at college. My wife has an elderly mother. My problem is family and friends who text early in the morning. When I was...

Man is weighed down by sadness four years after separation

DEAR ABBY: I've been separated from my wife for about four years, at her request. It was justified. I wasn't the best husband. I wasn't abusive, but I was sad and feeling sorry for myself, like now. I took her for granted...

Middle-aged man has bone to pick with middle-aged women

DEAR ABBY: I have something to say about "Still Fun in the South" (Jan. 4) and her complaint that single middle-aged men only look for younger women, instead of women their age. I am a 53-year-old widower. I have a six-figure...

Loving relationship stops short of intimacy

DEAR ABBY: I recently met a man, and I have fallen in love with him. He says he feels the same way and tells me often that I treat him better than anybody ever has. Unfortunately, when the time came to move our relationship...

HOROSCOPES

Your stars April 13

ARIES (March 21-April 19): A situation will not be what it appears. Don't jump to conclusions or lose sight of your goal because...