Post-Tribune Latest news from Post-Tribune Online en-us (Editor) Post-Tribune 84 34 30 Copyright 2014 <![CDATA[ Finding Mr. Right likely to take time ]]> Lead story image

Dear Abby: I am a young woman hoping to find “The One.” But I have come to realize that I’m not the normal female. I don’t get manicures or go shopping. (I hate shopping!) When I meet a guy, he likes that I’m “me,” but if we get serious, then I’m either “too independent,” “too outspoken” or “not girly enough.” I don’t want to change myself or pretend to be someone I’m not. One minute they like that I’m independent and can fend for myself; the next they don’t like that I don’t depend on them to pay bills, etc. … ]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 02:03:42 -0500 <![CDATA[ Health briefs for July 30 ]]>

Wellness event slated for Thursday Porter Regional Hospital will present “Got Gerd?” at 6 p.m. Thursday. General surgeons Dr. Jac Cooper and Dr. Adam Conn and gastroenterologist Dr. Amit Kalra will discuss an effective, long-term solution for people suffering from chronic acid reflux, or GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). The event will be at the Sand Creek Country Club, 1001 Sand Creek Drive in Chesterton. The wellness programs is free, and refreshments will be provided. Preregistration is required by calling (800) 541-1861. Opportunity Enterprises celebrates 47th year Valparaiso-based Opportunity Enterprises recently completed its 47th year of providing services for children and … ]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 02:08:41 -0500 <![CDATA[ The principal could solve this problem ]]> Lead story image

DR. WALLACE: We live in a rather small community and have a rather small school district. Everyone in town knows everyone else. I will be a 10th-grader in the fall. I’m a very good student and I spend a great deal of time on my studies. I love my school, but I do have one huge gripe. The school superintendent’s son is a real class clown. He was always talking back to teachers and is constantly making weird noises to disrupt the class. He is a true class cut-up. I had this nerd in two of my classes and he … ]]> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 02:08:35 -0500 <![CDATA[ Using wrong silverware not the end of the world ]]> Lead story image

DEAR MISS MANNERS: I am looking for the correct answer to the following question: What happens if you are at a formal dinner and realize you are using the wrong piece of silverware for a given course? GENTLE READER: You go on eating. Everyone else goes on eating and talking. Perhaps an alert server discreetly slips you a replacement. If not, you eat the next course with the utensil that you should have used for the previous one. The only person upset by your problem is Miss Manners, and not because someone might confuse the flatware. That is a situation … ]]> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 02:08:45 -0500 <![CDATA[ Health Briefs ]]> Lead story image

Support groups  slated for July Porter Health Care System will offer the following support group in July: Ostomy support group. The group helps patients learn from others, share concerns and talk with one of the hospital’s certified wound ostomy and continence nurses. The next meeting will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday in the Community Room at Porter Regional Hospital, 85 E. U.S. 6 in Valparaiso. For more information, contact Sarah Grcich at (219) 309-5939 or Michele Kaplan-Jones at (219) 406-0019. Wellness events  coming up Porter Regional Hospital will present the following community wellness programs in July: Just a … ]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 02:06:53 -0500 <![CDATA[ Thirst for U.S. craft beer grows overseas ]]> Lead story image

RICHMOND, Va. — Helping to quench a growing thirst for American craft beer overseas, some of the United States’ largest craft breweries are setting up shop in Europe, challenging the very beers that inspired them on their home turfs. It’s the latest phenomenon in the flourishing craft beer industry, which got its start emulating the European brews that defined many of the beer styles we drink today. The move also marks a continuing departure from the status quo of mass market lagers or stouts, demonstrating a willingness of American breweries to explore — and innovate — old world beer styles … ]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 02:06:27 -0500 <![CDATA[ Go For the Food: Manchester dishes art, diner grub ]]> Lead story image

MANCHESTER, N.H. — It may not be spelled out in the Constitution, but the simple fact of the matter is, you really can’t run for president without grabbing some grub at the Red Arrow Diner. Every four years during New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation presidential primary, pretty much every White House wannabe makes a pilgrimage to this tiny, almost-100-year-old diner tucked onto a side street of the state’s largest city. They shake hands, babble talking points, kiss babies. Sometimes they even take a bite of the menu offerings that are over-the-top delicious. But one’s political aspirations need not be nearly so lofty … ]]> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 14:19:19 -0500 <![CDATA[ Georgia Nicols horoscopes for July 20 ]]> Lead story image

◆ARIES (March 21-April 19): Two different influences are at play. On one hand, you’re enthusiastic about life and ready to make big plans. However, perhaps someone in the family is alarmed or they disapprove of your ideas? It does appear that family disagreements might be tough to avoid. Just be patient. ◆TAURUS (April 20-May 20): This is an excellent day for business and commerce. If you are aware of the Moon Alert above, this can also be a good day to shop. Nevertheless, squabbles with siblings, relatives and neighbors might take place. Someone wants to get the bottom of something. … ]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 02:03:53 -0500 <![CDATA[ Tips for taking tests ]]> Lead story image

TEENS: You have taken many tests during your educational career, and you are bound to take many more. Dr. Edward Newman, a Los Angeles psychotherapist who counsels teens, wants to offer some useful suggestions on how to do your very best when taking a test. Dr. Newman says to first read through a test and to answer all the questions you are positive that you know. This will build your confidence and focus your thinking. Next, go back and work on those questions you are fairly sure you know the answers to. Answer all of these. Finally, spend the remaining … ]]> Sun, 20 Jul 2014 02:08:13 -0500 <![CDATA[ College grad old enough to know how to behave ]]> Lead story image

DEAR MISS MANNERS: The parents of a recent college grad mentioned that she needed a car (to drive to a new job, hopefully) and maybe related family members could pull together and find her suitable transportation. One thing grew into another — aunts and uncles dropped out of the effort — and I wound up purchasing her a brand-new car off the dealer lot. I even let her pick the color. Red, of course. Did I ever get a phone call after she picked up the car? No. Did we create a spoiled brat? GENTLE READER: Apparently that was already … ]]> Sun, 20 Jul 2014 02:08:23 -0500 <![CDATA[ Health briefs for July 16 ]]>

Movies for kids with sensory issues Jacob’s Ladder, in partnership with Portage 16-IMAX Theater, will provide movie experiences for kids with autism or sensory issues, according to a release from Jacob’s Ladder Pediatric Rehab Center in Valparaiso. Lights Up Sound Down Family Day will create “an amazing opportunity for families to be able to visit a movie theater, especially if their child is intimidated by loud noises or bright lights,” the release said. Lights Up Sound Down will show a sensory-friendly, new-release movie with the lights dimmed and the sound turned down to medium. “Jacob’s Ladder is excited to provide … ]]> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 02:08:27 -0500 <![CDATA[ Wallace: Tips for divorced parents ]]> Lead story image

DR. WALLACE: My world collapsed around me last year when one morning at breakfast my husband announced that he was in love with a co-worker and they had already set up an apartment together and he was going to be taking his things that day and filing for divorce. I can’t begin to tell you how completely shocked I was because I thought we had a good marriage and a wonderful family with two outstanding teenagers still in high school. I have only recently learned to cope with the situation, and I now have a job that will help us … ]]> Sun, 13 Jul 2014 02:07:53 -0500 <![CDATA[ Solicit cash for kids only if you would return the favor ]]> Lead story image

DEAR MISS MANNERS: Is it acceptable to solicit cash donations to fund my child’s extracurricular school trip from friends, family and business acquaintances? In the event that someone solicited does not reply, is it reasonable to ask again, or should the silence be interpreted as a “no”? GENTLE READER: Do you have reason to believe that these people have enough interest in your child’s extracurricular activities and sufficient discretionary funds that they would welcome the opportunity to contribute? Would you gladly do the same for their children? If you cannot say yes to both questions, Miss Manners advises you to … ]]> Sun, 13 Jul 2014 02:08:03 -0500 <![CDATA[ Health briefs for July 9 ]]>

Free home safety checklists for seniors In hopes of keeping local senior citizens independent as long as possible, the Home Instead Senior Care office serving Northwest Indiana is offering a free home safety checklist for area seniors and their families, according to Home Instead. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said nearly 20 million senior citizens 65 and older visit the emergency room each year, with almost a third of the visits related to injuries, many of which are suffered at home, according to Home Instead. But almost half of all senior citizens’ home accidents (48 percent) can be … ]]> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 02:09:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Teen sex often the source of regrets ]]> Lead story image

DR. WALLACE: You’re always telling teens that they should not have sex before marriage when they are truly in love, even though sex is the ultimate in true love. I don’t think you have it right because you also say that love conquers all. I think my boyfriend and I have it right because we thought we loved each other before, but after we started a sexual relationship nearly a year ago, we really fell in love with our hearts, souls and bodies. We are now definitely soul mates. We are seniors in high school and have found our mates … ]]> Sun, 06 Jul 2014 02:08:48 -0500 <![CDATA[ Miss Manners: Ignoring wedding dress code shows disrespect for hosts ]]> Lead story image

DEAR MISS MANNERS: Since my husband and I will be traveling from out of town to my cousin’s wedding, we have also been invited to the rehearsal dinner at a country club with a dress code. Although my husband would like to go and visit my family, he refuses to wear anything other than a T-shirt, jeans, boots and a sweatshirt. With that attire, he will neither be allowed into the country club nor will he be meeting the semiformal standard of the wedding. He says that if he can’t dress the way he wants, he will still come to … ]]> Sun, 06 Jul 2014 02:08:58 -0500