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Anxiety taking over sophomore’s life

Dear Annie: I’m a sophomore in high school. Lately, I’ve been having some anxiety. I can’t quite pinpoint it, but it’s this sense of impending doom, as if something very bad is about to happen. For example, I’ll be lying in bed and suddenly I’ll be overcome with dread, thinking ...

Datebook

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Datebook is reserved for nonprofit, civic organizations. Unless otherwise noted, events listed should be considered free and open to the public. Due to numerous entries, items may appear for only one week. Entries appear in chronological order and as there is space. The ...

Meeting Memos

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Meeting Memos column is reserved for nonprofit, civic organizations. THURSDAYS AMERICAN LEGION POST 29 meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of each month in the upstairs hall of the Post Home. AMERICAN LEGION LADIES AUXILIARY UNIT 29 will meet at 6:30 p.m. the ...

Horoscope

Here’s what good listeners  don’t do. They don’t wait to hear the right thing, i.e., the thing that they have a snappy comeback for. Instead they ask questions and pay close attention to whatever comes back, because that’s how to forward the conversation in an honest way. Good ...

Hints From Heloise

Donations are in the cards Dear Heloise: Help! I can’t seem to throw away OLD CHRISTMAS CARDS. I think I read once in your column where to send them. If so, do I send the whole card, or just the cover? Thanks so much. — V.J.T., via email Hi, V.J.: Yes, readers, the time has come again ...

Sundance finds re-teaming a winning formula

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Whether muse or friend or both, actors and directors choosing to work together again is a tale as old as cinema. It’s no different this year at the Sundance Film Festival, which kicks off in Park City, Utah on Thursday and sees the reteaming of some must-see ...

Ryan yearning for Super Bowl shot

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Matt Ryan knew the question was coming. There are four quarterbacks still standing in the NFL playoffs. Only one has failed to win a Super Bowl title. Any guesses who that might be? “Yeah,” Ryan said dryly, pointing toward the questioner with a big smile, ...

Ford publicly celebrates signing Stewart-Haas Racing

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Almost a full year after signing Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford Performance is finally able to celebrate its new addition. Ford lured Tony Stewart’s four-car operation away from Chevrolet early last year in a deal that begins this season. SHR and Ford announced the ...

Korver, Cavs getting acquainted

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — Kyle Korver feels mostly moved in. Off the floor, that is. The newest member of the Cleveland Cavaliers still has some adjusting to do before he feels completely at home with the NBA champions, who have struggled of late. “Every day it gets better and ...

Warriors roll over Thunder

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant dazzled against his old team once again with a season-best 40 points, and the Golden State Warriors beat Oklahoma City 121-100 on Wednesday night despite Russell Westbrook’s 21st triple-double for the Thunder. Westbrook had 27 points, 15 rebounds and 13 ...

Brown apologizes for livestreaming

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Antonio Brown insists he didn’t mean to disrespect his coach or create a distraction when the All-Pro wide receiver livestreamed the raucous aftermath of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ playoff win over the Kansas City Chiefs last week. The ever social media savvy Brown also ...

Bagwell, Raines and Rodriguez go to HOF

NEW YORK (AP) — Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan Rodriguez were elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame on Wednesday, earning the honor as Trevor Hoffman and Vladimir Guerrero fell just short. Steroids-tainted stars Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens were passed over for the fifth straight year by ...

Patriots’ Martellus Bennett making noise in playoff run

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — To step into Martellus Bennett’s world is to be in a place that is both spontaneous and full of introspection. In his first season in New England, the Patriots tight end has brought a mellow vibe and unique personality to an organization that usually shies away ...

Penguins top Montreal, 4-1

MONTREAL (AP) — Matt Murray got back into form, and that’s good news for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Murray made 19 saves, and Eric Fehr and Jake Guentzel scored in the second period to lead the Penguins past the Montreal Canadiens 4-1 on Wednesday night. Defensemen Ian Cole and Olli ...

Mom pleads guilty to abducting kids

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A woman charged with abducting her two daughters from their father in 1985 pleaded not guilty Wednesday, and a judge allowed her to be released and return to her home in Houston. Elaine Yates said little during the brief arraignment in Kent County Superior Court in ...

Feds advise workaround on asset forfeiture rule

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice gave instructions on how to work around its own strict rules for spending money seized in investigations to Virginia’s top prosecutor, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. Law enforcement agencies participating in ...

Killers’ lawyers seek more info on Ohio’s lethal drug supply

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Lawyers for condemned inmates are trying to learn more about Ohio’s supply of execution drugs at a time the state prisons agency is reluctant to give out that information. At issue is whether Ohio has enough drugs for a handful of executions or a supply that could ...

Former President George H.W. Bush, wife Barbara hospitalized

HOUSTON (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush was admitted to an intensive care unit on Wednesday, and his wife, Barbara, was hospitalized as a precaution, according to his spokesman. The former president was admitted to the ICU at Houston Methodist Hospital to "address an acute ...

Horoscope

To anticipate the needs of another before those needs are expressed in words is to earn trust, admiration and affection in one fell swoop. On the other hand, to assume needs inaccurately and try to fulfill them will not only be perceived as overbearing; it could also start conflict. Those are ...

Hints From Heloise

The plan is to scan Dear Heloise: Can you explain why receipts should be scanned into a computer file or even on a mobile phone? Envelopes are so easily dated, and contents noted and filed. Besides that, most businesses require the original for proof of purchase and a refund or credit. — ...