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Middle child thinks parents are unfair

Dear Abby: I’m a teenage girl who is frustrated with my family. I am the middle child, and it seems like my parents prefer my brother and sister over me. I am constantly in trouble for things they have done, and my parents are aware …

Health briefs for Oct. 22

Methodist Hospitals adds advanced diagnostic imaging

Methodist Hospitals recently signed an $11 million agreement with Siemens Medical Solutions USA Inc. to replace all of its diagnostic imaging equipment with the latest technologies, according to a release from Methodist Hospitals.

The first phase is an investment …

Avoiding friends’ vacation pics easier via social media

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DEAR MISS MANNERS: I think it is lovely that people can go on vacations to wonderful and exotic places, but is it appropriate for them to share photos on social media of their luxurious trips? One or two is fine, but when I see photo …

Fighting with girl foolish

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DR. WALLACE: I hate a certain girl at our school. She is conceited, tells lies and spreads rumors about my friends and me. I’d like to whip her tail at school, but if I did I’d get suspended. I don’t want that to happen because …

Health Briefs

Healthy heart diet classes Porter Health Care System will offer free healthy heart diet classes in October and November, according to a press release from the health care provider. The classes will provide an understanding on how to read food labels and choose heart-healthy food, …

Beans in your beef stew make it deliciously leaner

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Picture this: after a long day at the office (or at the kids’ soccer field or wherever) you turn the key to open your front door and you are greeted by the heady aroma of a steamy meaty stew. You have been richly rewarded for …

Springfield pizza goes its own way

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — We were on the eighth day of a 1,500-mile road trip, heading to an uninviting final night in an airport hotel in Springfield, Missouri. My sister and I had toured museums, historic sites and parks in four states, and we’d had great …

Georgia Nicols horoscopes for Oct. 11

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◆ARIES (March 21-April 19): A partner or close friend might surprise you; in fact, this is likely. Or perhaps you will meet someone entirely new who suggests something exciting and different to do. (Keep it legal.) Relationships might also have a sudden, unexpected occurrence that …

Go For the Food: Grape stomps for fun, not wine

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TURNER, Ore. — There is one thing the people at Willamette Valley Vineyards want you to know about their annual grape stomp. It is a very important point, one they make several times.

“We do not use the grapes that people stomp in our wines,” …

Wallace: College students are drinking less, but ...

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DR. WALLACE: I’m attending college this year and I’m concerned about all the drinking that takes place among college students.

I’ve heard some wild stories about this and I’m wondering if it is really as bad as it sounds. Are college kids really drinking more …

Miss Manners: Too much generosity can be seen as insulting

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DEAR MISS MANNERS: My husband and I were recently invited to a concert by a friend, who said that his daughter had bought the tickets but was unable to use them.

We were delighted and went with him. We offered to pay for the tickets; …

Health briefs for Oct. 8

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Fest funds for Methodist Hospitals

After surviving cancer more than 12 years ago, Mark McDaniel wanted to “pay it forward” and decided to host a HORSE basketball tournament as a fundraiser for Methodist Hospitals, according to a release from the health care provider.

The Giddy …

Dr. Wallace: Boys are pressured to succeed

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DR. WALLACE: Our health and safety teacher said that almost all of those who suffer from the eating disorder anorexia nervosa (self-starvation) are girls because girls don’t want to be overweight.

Don’t boys want to have nice bodies too?

Brenda, Worcester, Massachusetts

BRENDA: Girls bow …

Miss Manners: Host mildly lewd? Respond with mild sarcasm

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DEAR MISS MANNERS: While my husband, young son and I were dinner guests at a couple’s home, the man in the couple — in front of my husband and his wife — complimented what I was wearing, saying that it “accentuates the right places.”

To …

Health briefs for Oct. 1

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Healthy heart diet classes

Porter Health Care System will offer free healthy heart diet classes in October and November, according to a press release from the health care provider.

The classes will provide an understanding on how to read food labels and choose heart-healthy food, …

She thinks helpful parents are pushy

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Dear Abby: I graduated from college, and I’m starting my first full-time job and moving into my first apartment. I bought all the furniture for it, but needed help moving in. My parents decided to drive five hours to my new home to transport the …