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Dear Annie

Dear Readers: One of the more interesting letters we received recently concerned dust mites, which are always a problem but especially during summer months when temperatures and humidity rise. I thought you would find these tips, offered by David Chapman of Ultimate Mats, helpful for keeping ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: I left an extremely abusive marriage almost 30 years ago. The physical, verbal and mental abuse was so bad that I had to escape from the house one day when my husband was not home. I had a son with him that I had to leave behind. My son was 5 years old at the time. He would not have ...

Kovels antiques

“Base Ball: The Nation’s Greatest Amusement.” So says this 1930s Jennings slot machine, and we expect few people would disagree. And in terms of great amusements, games of chance aren’t far behind. The O.D. Jennings Company brought them together for a trade stimulator, or as they call ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: My “Laura” is the light of my life. It’s been more than a year since we found each other, but my whole body still shakes with anticipation every time I see her. Recently, though, I can’t help but feel a growing tension between us. This is my first real romantic ...

To Your Good Health

DEAR DR. ROACH: Perhaps you have noticed all the commercials on television advertising every kind of medication you can think of. Occasionally, I will see an ad stating that if you take the medication they are advertising, there is a certain percentage of effectiveness quoted. For example, ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: When I was a teenager, I had a big dilemma, and I would like to know how you would have solved it. My closest friend, “Joanne,” lived just a few minutes away but had terrible punctuality when it came to getting together. She would often be up to a few hours late getting to my ...