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Hope lives

April 13, 2016 If ever a person lived up to the promise of her name, it was my friend Hope. I used to tell her that, a lot, over our three decades of friendship. Every time, she smiled and waved me off. more »»

How to squirrel proof a bird feeder

April 12, 2016 I was recently shopping for a bird feeder for a dear friend. I learned quickly that squirrels are nuts about bird feeders and can outsmart just about any design to get the bird food. more »»

Growing up is hard to do

April 12, 2016 One of the things candidates for president sometimes find is that, as they gather strength, their campaign nature changes. Gone are the friendly faces a candidate is long accustomed to. more »»

Doesn’t Mississippi have more pressing concerns?

April 12, 2016 A portrait of Mississippi. It has a lower percentage of high school graduates than almost any other state. It has an unemployment rate higher than almost any other stat. more »»

Selling sentimental stuff

April 11, 2016 Dear Dave, How do you decide whether or not to sell collectible memorabilia when you’re getting out of debt? — William Dear William, In most cases, there’s a pretty wide spectrum of emotional... more »»

Past and present

April 11, 2016 Editors Note: because of unforeseen circumstances, there will be no mark shields column this week. more »»

Can the GOP get together in Cleveland?

April 11, 2016 After winning only six delegates in Wisconsin, and with Ted Cruz poaching delegates in states he has won, like Louisiana, Donald Trump either wins on the first ballot at Cleveland, or Trump does not... more »»

Easy peasy recipes

April 10, 2016 Today I have easy recipes — the best kind. Orange Chicken-crock pot recipe 2 lb. boneless, skinless breasts 2-12 oz. cans orange sodas 1 c. more »»

Quadrennial catastrophes

April 10, 2016 Whatever you may think of the current presidential contest the prevailing opinion, regardless of political affiliation, is that our country is headed down a path toward total oblivion. more »»

Playing board games with a two-year-old

April 10, 2016 Our five-year-old daughter is at the age where she can understand and appreciate simple games. Often those are “Crying Because You Won’t Let Me Have Candy” and “I’m Not Tired. more »»

Sour outlook boosts orange juice prices

April 9, 2016 Orange juice reached the highest level of the year, rising as concerns mount about Florida’s orange crop. more »»

Dangerous Donald Trump

April 9, 2016 Donald Trump’s victories in the Republican primaries may make him seem like a sure winner. more »»

In Hulk and Trump scandals, the girls do have names

April 9, 2016 If you’ve been following Hulk Hogan’s successful suit against Gawker or Donald Trump’s rumble with a gossip writer, you may have come across some missing peopl. more »»

New approach to stop drunk driving

April 9, 2016 The connection between alcohol, drugs and crime is an ongoing concern. more »»

When does the tree come down?

April 8, 2016 Dear Readers: You came through again when I asked when you take down your CHRISTMAS TREE AND DECORATIONS — wow, what a response! Here’s a sampling of what you said: “Hi, Heloise: I love reading your... more »»

Ted Cruz is surging by design

April 8, 2016 “It’s not the will to win that matters. ... It’s the will to prepare to win that matters. more »»

Detouring the Trump and Clinton steamrollers

April 8, 2016 WASHINGTON — The Wisconsin primaries in both parties put holds on the expectations of presidential frontrunners Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump — especially the latter, whose bubble has been... more »»

Trump whines and whines until he loses

April 8, 2016 On Tuesday night, Senator Ted Cruz, R-TX, won a sweeping victory over 2016 Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump in Wisconsin. more »»

Morality is just as important as education in our society

April 7, 2016 Q: I’ve heard you advocate for teaching moral values in our homes and to our children. Your view, however, seems archaic and misguided. People are “immoral” for only one reason: They’re ignorant. more »»

Stephanopoulos: Still an open ethical wound

April 7, 2016 Less than a year ago, ABC’s George Stephanopoulos admitted that he had made $75,000 of undisclosed contributions to the charitable foundation/campaign operation of his former employers, Bill and... more »»



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