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Amador, Gomez

Edith Natali Amador and Jermain Gomez, both of East Wenatchee, have announced their engagement.

Telford, Miller

Taylor Telford and Billy Miller, both of Gilroy, Calif., have announced their engagement.

Plane builder’s next goal is a takeoff

NAIROBI, Kenya — As he climbed into the plane he’d built in his tiny Nairobi backyard, even Gabriel Nderitu was doubtful that the ungainly machine, with a 450-pound car engine bolted onto the front and a 7-foot hand-carved wooden propeller, would get him airborne.

Dear Abby: Surgery douses desire, leaving wife in the cold

Dear Abby: Eleven years ago my husband had a prostatectomy, which left him impotent. His sex drive dropped from 100 to zero. I have told him many times I don’t care what he can or can’t do. I have also told him I married him in sickness and health, and if this is the worst thing to happen, we are pretty lucky.

Dear Abby: Man suffers a sense of loss after returning dog he found

Dear Abby: A man I work with found a dog on his way to the office. He picked it up, took it home and was immediately talking about what a good playmate the dog would make. He said he tried to call the local animal shelter, but was put on hold twice, so he gave up.

CIA interrogation tactics that can be used at home

Former CIA interrogator Philip Houston is telling the story of a colleague who arrived at the airport for a much-needed vacation, only to discover that the clerk at check-in wanted paper tickets.

Balloon archery and other fun for the visually impaired

“We were team ‘Toothless’, explains Monica Garcia, the mother of Angel Ibarra,11. “I was called ‘Mocha’ and Angel was ‘Blast’.” They had just spent a fun week in Oregon at the Oral Hull family retreat for the visually impaired.

Dear Abby: Teenage boys need reliable advice about contraception

Dear Abby: In my family alone, three young women have — by their own admission — gotten pregnant on purpose to get their boyfriends to marry and support them. None of these marriages worked out. The horrible relationships were and still are hurtful and damaging, not only to the children, but also to the rest of the family. I’m aware of several other women who have admitted to entrapping their baby daddy by “forgetting to take their pills,” so I know this isn’t just happening in my family.

Edging adds elegant finish to garden beds

One summer when I couldn’t finish weeding an 80-foot-long border of shrubs and perennials, my mother — an avid English gardener — took a good long look before she sighed and gave me this advice: If you don’t have time to weed, clean up the edge where the soil meets the grass. Creating a nice, crisp outline — making a sharp V- or L-shaped cut with a straight-edge spade to separate lawn from soil — is like tidying up your house for company when you can’t give it a thorough ...