July 29, 2016
DEAR ABBY: I am a large, overweight woman. I have been in the process of losing weight for more than five years. I got married three years ago to an amazing guy. He's the sweetest man I have ever met. Something he said recently really bothers me. He said he thinks I'm fat. While I know I'm fat - and admit it out loud - I never thought it was appropriate for your significant other to say it to you. I am at a loss as to what to do because he is...
March 19, 2016 |
SPOKANE, Wash. - The St Joseph's Hawks practiced Thursday afternoon in "Bigfoot Country," at Spokane Community College. (There's an actual stuffed rendering of Bigfoot out in the lobby.) An administrator wanted to put up Do Not Disturb signs outside the gym. "Don't bother," Hawks coach Phil Martelli told her, knowing there would be more noise going out the door than coming in. Preparing for Friday night's NCAA West Regional first-round matchup with Cincinnati, loud basketball talk filled the little gym, even during stretching.
January 17, 2014 |
The question was whether Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg considered transferring after head coach Bill O'Brien resigned to join the NFL's Houston Texans. Hackenberg's answer was succinct. "I didn't," he said. To the relief of Nittany Nation, Hackenberg stayed in the fold after losing the two men - O'Brien and quarterbacks coach Charlie Fisher - who played major roles in his development as the No. 1 true freshman quarterback in the country in 2013, when he passed for 2,955 yards and 20 touchdowns.
April 12, 2013 |
Nick Grossmann, arguably the Flyers' top defenseman, probably will miss the remainder of the regular season because of concussion issues, general manager Paul Holmgren said after Wednesday's optional practice in Voorhees. Earlier in the day, Holmgren was hopeful that Grossmann might return Saturday in Buffalo. But that changed after Grossmann visited a specialist in Pittsburgh and the GM received a report. "He has vestibular issues," Holmgren said, which means that Grossmann is having problems with his balance.
October 15, 2012
DEAR ABBY: I work in a professional office where nearly all my co-workers are married and live rather uneventful lifestyles. I was divorced a few years ago and have not remarried. I have dated a lot of women, and it has become an issue with my co-workers. They insist on hearing about the dates I go on and ask for the details of what took place, and I usually oblige them. Lately, there has been more and more gossip about my so-called "wild lifestyle," and I have become the talk of the office.
April 11, 2012 |
Question: I'm a single guy who has harbored feelings for one of my best friends for a number of years. I've never said anything to her since I don't want to put her in the position of having to reject me, and I know in my head it wouldn't work out due to a number of lifestyle and religious hurdles. She has begun seeing someone. How can I take a break from our friendship without ruining it? ?Answer:Best to lie low for a bit without explaining, since you want to maintain the friendship but you also don't care to play audience to her romance.
February 8, 2011
TRAFFIC LIGHT. 9:30 tonight, Channel 29. MR. SUNSHINE. 9:30 p.m. tomorrow, Channel 6. I HAVEN'T WATCHED CBS' "Rules of Engagement" much over the years, but lately it feels as if other networks are going to keep making it until I do. Just as there was a time, post-"Seinfeld," when TV inundated us with sitcoms about single people hanging out together until NBC finally struck gold again with "Friends" - triggering another round of imitators -...
September 2, 2005 |
Yvan Attal's first film as a director, 2001's My Wife Is an Actress, was an altogether charming autobiographical comedy about dual-career couples, jealousy, fame, and the daunting prospect of long-term commitment. Happily Ever After, which likewise stars Attal and his real-life wife, Charlotte Gainsbourg, can be seen as a sort of sequel: The marrieds (he's a car salesman instead of a sports journalist, she's a real estate agent and not a famous thespian) live in comfortable chaos, with a cute kid, conflicting schedules, and not much passion in the bedroom.
March 2, 2005 |
The St. Joseph's Hawks stepped into a cauldron of emotion last night. The Smith Center, a tight gym whose fans are so close to the floor opposing players can almost feel them breathing down their necks, was loud and packed to see George Washington establish its superiority in the Atlantic Ten Conference against its primary challenger in the Colonials' final home game of the season. Yet it was St. Joseph's that seemed oblivious to the din and made a serious argument that it is boss of the conference, knocking off GW, 71-56, in a game that was played at a high level.
November 26, 2003
READING Bill Conlin's diatribe about "Joe Must Go" (Oct. 30), due to his recent losing record, methinks Mr. Conlin has gotten a bit too much of Florida sun. He lives in South Florida now, doesn't he? The whole Sunshine State is football addled. Winning is everything, studies are treated as an afterthought, football teams may as well be pro teams bearing the school colors. A player can go a whole year without attending class, and the state legislature can step in and influence football matters.