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Dear Abby: Wife can’t rely on husband

Dear Abby: While I was nine months pregnant with my first child, I asked my husband what he would say if I had any problem during my delivery and he was asked to choose between me or the baby. His answer was, “Of course I’d pick the baby because you can never replace the baby.” His answer broke my heart. Four days later, my water broke at 36 weeks, and I thank God for giving me a healthy little boy.

Walton — 50th

Skip and Terry Walton of Waterville celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Thursday.

Birth announcements

Birth announcements from throughout North Central Washington

Fewer with rheumatoid arthritis dying from heart disease

Rheumatoid arthritis patients are twice as likely as the average person to develop heart disease, but a new study shows that efforts to prevent heart problems and diagnose and treat heart disease early may be paying off.

More than 500,000 people homeless in the United States

More than 500,000 people — a quarter of them children — were homeless in the United States this year amid scarce affordable housing across much of the nation, according to a study released on Thursday.

Matchmaking may change online job search market

NEW YORK — Just as social media changed how people find love and marriage, with research showing about 22 percent of U.S. couples now meet online, an Internet dating website is betting its matchmaking techniques will help people find the perfect job.

The wedding cost burden: Who pays has changed for couples on their big day

In the 1990s comedy "Father of the Bride," Steve Martin, as George Banks, bursts into a grocery store on a rampage. After ripping into a package of hot dog buns and removing four he doesn't need in the hopes of saving money, Banks yells at a store clerk, "I'm not paying for one more thing I don't need. George Banks is saying NO!"

Tips to leave work at work

It can be difficult for employees to detach from incomplete work tasks, but having a plan for dealing with those tasks may help, a new study suggests.

Dear Abby: Aunt weighs responsibility for her late-in-life nephew

Dear Abby: My sister “Adele” chose to adopt a baby boy when she was in her late 50s. She isn’t married. Before the adoption, she asked me if something happened to her, would I take care of the child. I had already raised my children and was going through a divorce, so I said, “No. I’m too old and I want to enjoy my future retirement.” She got mad.

A mystery that settled in stone

MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif. — The strange pillarlike formation emerged after Crowley Lake reservoir was completed in 1941: stone columns up to 20 feet tall connected by high arches, as if part of an ancient Moorish temple.

Dear Abby: Feelings hurt in high school linger long after graduation

Dear Abby: I loved the letter from “Ready for the Reunion” (July 31), who wondered why some people in her high school graduating class didn’t respond to the notice of the reunion. Some of us would like to completely forget high school and everything associated with it.

Dear Abby: Woman’s vow of celibacy is tested by her friends

Dear Abby: I am a 28-year-old woman who has decided, after 11 years and 50-plus partners, to become celibate. A couple of friends have attempted to get me to break my vow. These men know how they make me feel, and I am finding it difficult to stay away from them. Although I have stopped spending time with them, I still feel the urge to be with them.


Birth announcements from throughout North Central Washington

Dear Abby: Husband who helped ex-wife heal now must heal himself

Dear Abby: When reading letters in your column concerning breast cancer, my heart goes out to every single person who has ever been diagnosed with this terrible disease. I have no respect for any man who cuts and runs when his wife is diagnosed with cancer.