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iRacing is fun but won’t carry NASCAR teams for long

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Virtual racing has been the small saving grace for motorsports since the coronavirus pandemic brought nearly everything to a halt. Timmy Hill’s iRacing victory on national television gave the journeyman driver and his sponsors exposure they would never receive ...

MLB ponders post-virus season

(AP) — As Major League Baseball and the players’ union contemplate various ways to create a schedule for whenever the coronavirus pandemic subsides, Cincinnati Reds catcher Tucker Barnhart raised a concern that is surely shared by others around the sport: Could trying to cram in games, and ...

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 ...

Recommendations on ways to open up

Dear Annie: I understand what “Unable To Open Up” is saying. I was never able to communicate with my parents. It carried over into my marriage and caused problems. My suggestion is for him to write down his thoughts and feelings before he meets with the counselor. I have found that I can ...

Hints From Heloise

Don’t ignore the Census Dear Readers: It’s Census time, when the formal count of the population of the entire United States is taken. Our Founding Fathers wrote in the Constitution that every 10 years the population is to be counted. So why is it important to know the population? ...

Horoscope

Mars and Saturn align in Aquarius like two serious students cramming for a test in the study hall of life. They review notes, quiz each other, read, write and speculate about the material, which has to do with the basic building blocks of well-being. Get curious about this subject and you’ll ...

Rent strike idea gaining steam during coronavirus crisis

ST. LOUIS (AP) — With millions of people suddenly out of work and rent due at the first of the month, some tenants are vowing to go on a rent strike until the coronavirus pandemic subsides. New York, Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and St. Louis are among many cities that have ...

Wall Street’s rally rolls on

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks climbed Monday, led by big gains for health care companies announcing developments that could aid in the coronavirus outbreak. The rally tacked more gains onto a recent upswing for the market, which is coming off the best week for the S&P 500 in 11 years. ...

Wall Street’s rally rolls on

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks climbed Monday, led by big gains for health care companies announcing developments that could aid in the coronavirus outbreak. The rally tacked more gains onto a recent upswing for the market, which is coming off the best week for the S&P 500 in 11 years. ...

Railing against the Fox News virus?

The extra-large pack of journalists who equate liberalism and professionalism in their work cannot stand that Fox News exists. They believe everything elected Republicans do should be “fact-checked” and routinely punished. For Democrats, the elite media offer damage control; for ...

Trump defends extending virus guidelines as spread continues

WASHINGTON (AP) — Siding with public health experts’ dire projections, President Donald Trump on Monday defended his decision to extend restrictive social distancing guidelines through the end of April, while bracing the nation for a coronavirus death toll that could exceed ...

Biden the cipher

What William McKinley was to the front-porch campaign, Joe Biden is to the basement campaign. Sidelined and confined to his house by the dictates of coronavirus social distancing, the former vice president has been limited to intermittent appearances from a makeshift studio in his basement. ...

Hawaii tourism grinds to halt as virus restrictions tighten

HONOLULU (AP) — Like many cities across the world, Honolulu came to an eerie standstill this weekend as officials implemented measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic throughout the islands. Hawaii officials went beyond the standard stay-at-home orders and effectively ...

Hints From Heloise

More senior discounts please Today’s Sound Off is about discounts for seniors: Dear Heloise: It’s nice that some companies offer discounts for seniors, but I wish more would consider doing this as well. Most seniors enjoy going out to dinner or lunch, but not enough of our local ...

Being comfortable is vital when choosing a doctor

Dear Annie: Please help me with a problem I’m having at home. I’m a 15-year-old girl still living at home, and my mother is insisting that I go to her OB-GYN doctor, who is a man. She has already made an appointment for a few months from now. I am a very modest person and have never had ...

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 ...

College seniors hurried to squeeze in last school memories

It was during Act 1 of the final dress rehearsal for Puccini’s “La Rondine” at the Peabody Conservatory that the school president sent out an email canceling all nonessential gatherings because of the coronavirus pandemic. Cast members quickly messaged friends, who streamed into the ...

Horoscope

Mars marches into Aquarius with the agenda of doing some good in the world. The favored means will be technological. Innovators of all kinds will be struck with radical ideas to try, and the grit and resources to follow through until the world is a little changed by what they’ve ...

Legislatures meet remotely, limit public

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Members of the Arkansas House met in a college basketball arena, spaced out among 5,600 seats, as they voted on ways to cover a budget shortfall caused by the coronavirus punch to the economy. When South Dakota lawmakers convene Monday to consider 10 emergency ...

New York state nears 1,000 COVID-19 deaths

NEW YORK (AP) — New York state’s coronavirus death toll is nearing 1,000. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. The state accounts for more than 40% of coronavirus deaths in the U.S. The number of disease-related deaths in the state jumped Sunday to 965 from 728 the day before, Cuomo said. The vast ...