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  • Ask Amy: Young relative does a poor job at home repair

    Ask Amy: Young relative does a poor job at home repair
    Dear Amy: I am a single middle-aged female. I live alone, work full time and do various DIY projects around my old house. Recently a young male relative offered to come for a weekend and help with some of my bigger, heavy-duty projects. He did not...
  • Ask Amy: Sister's gossip creates rift between siblings

    Ask Amy: Sister's gossip creates rift between siblings
    Dear Amy: I have a sister who has been mentally ill for 44 years, with schizophrenia. She is not able to work and has been on welfare. I have helped her out for the past 25 years. When my husband died, I asked my brother to share some of the...
  • Ask Amy: How do you know it's time to leave an abusive relationship?

     Ask Amy: How do you know it's time to leave an abusive relationship?
    Dear Amy: I need advice, real bad. I'm 19. My boyfriend and I have been together for two years. We have gone through and conquered everything together. We fight a lot. I have tried to walk away many times over the past few months; this is because he...
  • Feisty cat needs a 'time out' period

    Feisty cat needs a 'time out' period
    Q: Karma, our 12-year-old cat, picks on our two 15-month-old Labrador mixes. He may even jump on top of one dog and start to hiss and bite; he really carries on. Sometimes, we have to pull him away. No one's been hurt yet, but the dogs seem terrorized....
  • No one in Chicago longing for return of coach Lovie Smith

    It's a pity Sunday's Bears-Buccaneers showdown can't be resolved like a Brandon Marshall Twitter war. A ring, some gloves, $25,000 in prize money to the winner and 100 hours of community service to the loser. Lovie Smith and Marc Trestman mano-a-mano in...
  • National Dog Show remains popular Thanksgiving treat

    National Dog Show remains popular Thanksgiving treat
    The Thanksgiving Day "National Dog Show Presented by Purina" has been a hit with TV viewers since the first contestant walked into the ring in Philadelphia in 2002. Viewership that first year hit nearly 19 million. Last year, hosts David Frei and John O'...
  • John Kass: 'Fighting Jane' battled the machine and won

    Did she ever get steamed up at a negative portrayal in the media -- and there were many -- then have a few drinks and call the reporters to give them angry editorial criticism? Sure she did. Often. And the time she became furious with her husband, Jay...
  • Rachel Marsden: Will Obama finish as a statesman or a politician?

    PARIS -- U.S. President Barack Obama was elected in 2008 as a politician, and he's on pace to finish his presidency as one, rather than as the statesman many presumed he would become. As it currently stands, his accomplishments aren't likely to remain...
  • Ask Amy: Not for kids: Childhood sex takes hefty toll

    Ask Amy: Not for kids: Childhood sex takes hefty toll
    Dear Amy: I am a 40-year-old woman with a brother two years younger. We were raised in a house that had a lot of pornography exposure (initiated by my father — my mother was dismayed). At the age of 10 and 12 my brother and I started behaving...
  • Ask Amy: Repairing this home calls for stealthy DIY

    Ask Amy: Repairing this home calls for stealthy DIY
    Dear Amy: I have been married to a great guy for over 40 years. We are both retired. We have a lovely home and he has done a lot of the repairs and remodeling. I am proud of what he has done. I have dealt with an issue all our married life and I would...
  • Ask Amy: Wife's snooping uncovers his gal pals

    Ask Amy: Wife's snooping uncovers his gal pals
    Dear Amy: My husband and I have been married for 30 years. During this time he has had platonic friendships with other women. I have always been fine with these friendships because I knew the women and he always told me whenever they met for lunch or...