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She’s sad daughter giving up her baby

Dear Abby: My teenage daughter will be giving birth soon, and she has decided to place her baby for adoption. I have told her that whatever she decides, I will support her decision. Here is the difficult part: This will still be my biological grandchild. …

Health briefs for Aug. 27

Inspired Living, Giving Day

As a kickoff to this year’s Northwest Indiana Heart Walks, the American Heart Association is designating Thursday as the “Day of Inspired Living. Inspired Giving,” a communitywide and companywide event in Lake and Porter counties that encourages residents to think about …

Georgia Nicols horoscopes for Aug. 25

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◆ARIES (March 21-April 19): This is a poor day to ask people for money, or to repay a loan, or get money from a bank or the government because you will meet with obstacles. Just take a step back and wait a day or two. …

Granddad can’t stop ogling women

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Dear Abby: I am a 12-year-old girl, and my grandpa is 75. I love him very much, but I have noticed lately that he stares at women’s breasts when they are jogging, and he smiles when a gust of wind blows a girl’s skirt up. …

Is illegal drug use mostly a male thing?

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DR. WALLACE: I’m an 18-year-old female. I have never taken any type of illegal drug in my entire life, and I seriously doubt that I ever will. I’m also positive that all of my many close friends are drug-free, and we all talk about not …

As dinner cooks, chef only steams

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DEAR MISS MANNERS: My mother was from the South, and accordingly she impressed upon me the fine art of entertaining guests in one’s home. I love to cook, and I truly prefer to cook dinner for friends over meeting at a restaurant. My problem is …

Report boyfriend’s dangerous urging

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Dear Abby: My son’s wife passed away very recently. He works days, so I have been helping him by looking after his 15-year-old daughter, “Leyla.” Leyla recently told her father that her boyfriend, “Dylan,” has asked her to vandalize things — TV, Blu-ray player, etc. …

Parents yell at kids for no good reason

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Dear Abby: I’m a 15-year-old girl who has two younger brothers. My parents are good people, but they can be extremely harsh and cruel. They curse us out and scream at us for petty things almost every day. I told my best friend about it …

Georgia Nicols horoscopes for Aug. 22

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◆ARIES (March 21-April 19): In the next month, you want to run your life more efficiently. Not only will you be focused on duties and responsibilities, you will want to finish whatever is at loose ends. You will pay attention to your health more as …

Health briefs for Aug. 20

Caregiver’s day off program

Avalon Springs Health Campus, 2400 Silhavy Road, Valparaiso, will host a program for in-home caregivers from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Thursday, according to a release from Avalon Springs.

The “Caregiver’s Day Off” program will include a free lunch, caregiver survival kit, …

Keep looking for Mr. Right

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DR. WALLACE: Jake and I had been dating for over a year, but I finally broke up with him because I no longer felt the spark that our relationship had at the start. He was very unhappy about this.

I have been going out with …

Nosy simply needn’t know about scarred past

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DEAR MISS MANNERS: Up until about a year ago, I habitually self-injured. I was able to work through my problems and cut out the habit, but I am left with a number of scars on my legs. They are visible from a distance and clearly …

Health briefs for Aug. 13

Caregiver’s day off program

Avalon Springs Health Campus, 2400 Silhavy Road, Valparaiso, will host a program for in-home caregivers from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Aug. 21, according to a release from Avalon Springs.

The “Caregiver’s Day Off” program will include a free lunch, caregiver survival …

Georgia Nicols horoscopes for Aug. 9

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◆ARIES (March 21-April 19): There are limitations that restrict you in some way. Children might be an increased responsibility, or perhaps you have to be with people you don’t care to see. Something that was supposed to be fun is no fun! Life is better …

Friend gobbles up everything in sight

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D ear Abby: I have a friend who will help herself to anything in my fridge, pantry, etc. without asking. She also will eat most if not all food that’s meant to be shared, such as appetizers and snacks at a social gathering. Once, she …

Drug use while pregnant can create real problems

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DR. WALLACE: I’m 20, a high school graduate, and have a good job working for an insurance company. I’m seeing a very special guy, and we have been talking about getting married on my 21st birthday in September. I love this guy, and I know …