June 17, 2016
D EAR ABBY: I read your column and I feel for the people who have problems. I have no worries. Although my life has been far from perfect and no bed of roses, here I am at 95 with no serious physical, spiritual, emotional, family or economic problems. I grew up during the Depression, had wonderful parents, worked my way through college, and was married to a loving woman for 67 years. I have four successful children and their spouses and several industrious grandchildren. I also have met a terrific widow who shares the current daily obstacles.
May 7, 2016 |
Question: I have been dating a wonderful man for about six months. We love each other and see a future together. He is a recovering addict, which isn't exactly the problem. The problem is I live in fear that he will relapse. He told me he has relapsed numerous times, never getting much past a year sober, but people don't notice because he has been high-functioning. He just made it to 15 months and I feel like I'm looking for signs of a relapse and living in fear of one. How do I manage this?
March 18, 2015 |
Demi's bf: A life-saver Sometimes, a boyfriend isn't just a bf. Sometimes, he's a lifesaver. That's how the fine-featured waif Demi Lovato describes Wilmer Valderrama . "I wish I could put into words how grateful I am for this man right here," Demi, 22, said of Wilmer on Sunday on Instagram. The occasion: It's the third anniversary of her sobriety. Demi, who also has struggled with eating disorders, credits Wilmer with keeping her sane and alive. "My love has grown to a level that words could never possibly express how much this man completes me," she wrote.
September 27, 2012 |
Delaware County police will be out searching for impaired drivers this weekend, police announced. The county's northern DUI Task Force, will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in Radnor Township. Since September 2009, the northern Task Force, which comprises Haverford, Marple, Newtown Square, Radnor,Springfield and Upper Darby Townships, has conducted 33 checkpoints and has arrested 71 people for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, issued 26 citations for underage drinking, 427 citations and 462 warnings for other motor vehicle violations, police said.
April 5, 2012 |
DEAR ABBY: "Robert" and I met four years ago and fell head-over-heels in love. At the time, he was two years clean and sober and attending meetings. Due to his hectic work schedule, he stopped attending the meetings. Robert prided himself on his sobriety, so imagine my shock when I found an empty liquor bottle buried in the trash and three more under the bed. I I didn't know what to say to him or how to react. I told Robert I knew he was drinking again. He said he didn't want to discuss it, so I didn't push.
December 1, 2011 |
Downingtown's 28-year-old mayor was accepted Tuesday into a prison-alternative program for a drunken-driving offense. Chester County First Assistant District Attorney Patrick Carmody said Joshua A. Maxwell, a first-time, nonviolent offender, easily qualified for the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program. Under ARD, a state program whose guidelines vary from county to county, participants are promised a clean slate if they complete requirements such as community service and treatment programs.
September 26, 2011 |
Downingtown's 28-year-old mayor, who is facing drunken-driving charges, applied Monday for a prison alternative program. Joshua A. Maxwell waived his preliminary hearing Thursday on charges that include driving under the influence and careless driving. He is seeking admittance to the county's Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program, his attorney, Dawson R. Muth, said Monday. Maxwell did not return a telephone call seeking comment. Muth said he believes Maxwell will meet the requirements for the program.
April 4, 2011
Pennsylvania's Liquor Control Board is under siege but fighting back. We know because it's doubling the size of its fearsome robot army. Facing threats of privatization in Harrisburg, the booze ministry recently announced plans to deploy 24 more of its wine-selling machines to serve the state's Walmarts. These Breathalyzer-equipped Rube Goldberg devices are an apt symbol of the LCB itself: a complicated, expensive, and largely unsuccessful attempt to reinvent the liquor store. But to hear LCB Chairman Patrick J. "P.J.
March 22, 2011 |
Notre Dame star wide receiver Michael Floyd was pulled over by campus police after he ran a stop sign and was charged with drunken driving after failing three field-sobriety tests and a breathalyzer test indicated he had a blood-alcohol level more than twice the legal driving limit, court records show. Floyd was driving a white Cadillac at 3:18 a.m. Sunday when he ran a stop sign about a block from the school's main entrance, according to a probable-cause affidavit from St. Joseph County deputy prosecutor Chris Daniels filed yesterday.