March 10, 2016
DEAR ABBY: I've been with my fiance for three years, and I'm very much in love. A few months ago, I asked to use his phone to look up something on the Internet because my battery had died. It opened up to a gay porn site! I was shocked and asked him whether it was something he was looking at. He admitted that it was. Nothing like this has happened to me before, so I began asking whether that's what he likes and is into. He assured me the answer was no. He said he looked because he was simply curious about it. He told me he loves women and doesn't want to be with men. He said he was just looking.
March 9, 2016
ARIES (March 21-April 19). The theme is personal power and how you're going to find, keep, and use it. Proceed full steam ahead, and you'll be very surprised and pleased about all that you can accomplish in one day. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You're nice, but not so nice that you'll let just anyone take up your time. You'd like to know what's in it for you, and because you're smart, wise, and shrewd, you'd like this information ASAP. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You'll get the distinct impression that the group needs a leader and that they're looking to you. The commitment may seem daunting, but be assured, this group will calm down with a strong leader.
February 9, 2016
Tariq 'Black Thought' Trotter, 42 Lead singer/MC of the Roots On my own volition (and at the suggestion of the intellectuals in my sphere), a younger me delved into giants such as Dr. John Henrik Clarke, a black writer, pioneer in Africana studies, and one of the main reasons academic institutions in this country have courses on black and African history today. Another major influence was Cheikh Anta Diop, an African historian and politician, whose anthropological studies, as in the books The African Origin of Civilization: Myth or Reality and Precolonial Black Africa , taught me where human beings originated and the truth about my people's magnificence prior to the transatlantic slave trade.
January 10, 2016 |
Question: My husband and I (and, as a result, our two young children) are estranged from his parents after years of hostility came to a head in the fall. My mother-in-law's behavior was the crux of the issue, and my husband attempted to work through it until giving up. Our children are still very young, with one of them old enough to understand that her grandparents used to be present but now are not. How do I explain why they're not seeing their grandparents without unfairly biasing the children against them?
December 1, 2015 |
I need someone like Fred Rogers to assuage the unfathomable evils existing in the world. Clad in his famed cardigan sweater and slippers, Mr. Rogers, of the award-winning Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood , represented stability in a society grappling with a multitude of ills. He once reassured his audience, "When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.' " Despite the barrage of threatening pictures featuring masked men and women determined to kill others as well as themselves, those helpers exist - often at the risk of their own lives.
September 30, 2015
D EAR ABBY: I have lived in the United States for 40 years. My first 32 years were spent in Puerto Rico, so I speak with an accent. My problem is almost everyone I meet asks me where I'm from. I usually try to disguise my discomfort by jokingly asking them to guess. The truth is, I feel singled out as being different and not belonging. My friends and family tell me I'm being too sensitive, that people are just curious. I say it's rude to ask such a personal question of a total stranger.
February 23, 2014 |
How coaches "do things" has always held the attention of Downingtown East's Bob Schnure. The X's and O's, the strategy involved in the sport of basketball. Whether Schnure was watching a game at home with his wife, Fran Baliotti, and making her rewind so he could jot down the play they had just witnessed, or listening to countless coaches such as John Wooden and Pat Summitt at clinics, his curiosity for basketball has never waned. A paragon of success in his 35-year coaching career at Downingtown High School and then Downingtown East, Schnure still has that curiosity.
July 10, 2013
Autistic boy sought in Calif. MENIFEE, Calif. - Officials pledged to keep scouring a sun-scorched area of Southern California on Tuesday until they find an autistic 11-year-old boy who was last seen at his home over the weekend. Temperatures have topped 100 degrees every day since Terry Dewayne Smith Jr. went missing, but that didn't stop hundreds of emergency workers and volunteers from combing the dry brown hills of Menifee on Tuesday. Searchers are concentrating on a 55-square- mile area.
May 5, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - The notion of landing astronauts on Mars has long been more fantasy than reality: The planet is, on average, 140 million miles from Earth, and its atmosphere isn't hospitable to human life. But a human voyage to the planet is now, for the first time, within the realm of possibility, according to space advocates inside and outside government. As a result, plans for a mission around the planet, and ultimately for lengthier stays, have been sprouting like springtime flowers.
February 11, 2013 |
LOS ANGELES - In a Mars first, the Curiosity rover drilled into a rock and prepared to dump an aspirin-size pinch of powder into its onboard laboratories for closer inspection. The feat marked yet another milestone for the car-size rover, which landed last summer to much fanfare on an ambitious hunt to determine whether environmental conditions were favorable for microbes. Using the drill at the end of its 7-foot-long robotic arm, Curiosity on Friday chipped away at a flat, veined rock bearing numerous signs of past water flow.