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Unser remains a constant in Decatur's sports history

Unser remains a constant in Decatur's sports history

On May 31, 1944, Al Unser's only home run of the World War II major league baseball season propelled the Detroit Tigers to a 6-2 victory over …

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Everyday Cheapskate: More little ways to save

CLOG-FREE PET WASH. When giving your dog or cat a bath in the sink, cut a circle the size of your drain out of a green scrubbie pad. Place the…

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Dear Abby: Boyfriend with hidden child may harbor other secrets

Dear Abby: I'm having a hard time getting over a secret my boyfriend, "Wayne," kept from me. We have been off and on for 14 years, but back on…

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Prairie Talk: Remembering when and what could have been

I’d like to take some time to say good-bye to someone: my sister, June (Trimmer) Martino, who died Jan. 5 as a result of Alzheimer’s disease. …

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Death, injuries prompt discussion about treadmill safety

BLOOMINGTON — Bonnie Schultz was exercising on a treadmill about 10 years ago when she heard someone from behind shout out her name.

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Stay safe on the water in the wake of these tips

Boating is fun, but it’s important to do it safely. Whether it’s a fishing boat, a canoe or kayak, or a personal watercraft, there are some ba…

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Dear Abby: Fully welcome daughters' boyfriends into the family

Dear Abby: We have two lovely daughters in their 20s. The older one lives with her boyfriend. They are expecting a baby soon. Our younger daug…

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Homeowners need to know how to paint

I see I've been neglecting newbies for the past couple of months, so it's time again for a lesson in Homeownering 101.

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Dr. Roach: TSH test results in question

Dear Dr. Roach: I have taken a thyroid supplement since it was first prescribed for me, nearly 30 years ago. The dose has changed from time to…

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Fruits and veggies can enhance the diet of dogs and cats

Fruits and veggies can enhance the diet of dogs and cats

Veterinarians are beginning to preach the gospel of gardening, primarily how organic fruits and vegetables can be used to improve the health o…

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Dear Abby: Dental care in nursing homes can be difficult to arrange

Dear Abby: My mother has Alzheimer's. She has been in a nursing home for 10 years. I feel sorry for her because she can't verbalize that her t…

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Dr. Keith Roach: When to worry about a leaky heart valve

Dear Dr. Roach: During a pre-op exam before minor surgery, I was told that I have a leaky heart valve (my heart has always been strong). I was…

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Everyday Cheapskate: Slow and steady wins the race

If it were easy to get out of debt, no one would have credit card balances, student debt or personal loans. No one would be in debt.

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Kids' author sleuths out 19th century female detective

Kids' author sleuths out 19th century female detective

CHICAGO — A little detective work of her own inspired children’s book author Kate Hannigan to write a book on America’s first woman detective.

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Four years later, tougher U.S. food safety law yet to yield overhaul

WASHINGTON — Four years ago, President Barack Obama signed into law sweeping changes designed to improve U.S. food safety and prevent outbreak…

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Stu Hawbaker: As I look out my window ...

When I sit down at the computer to write my weekly column I frequently glance outside through windows in my home office.

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Dear Abby: Little bit of mother-in-law goes a long way for wife

Dear Abby: I have been married to my husband a little over a year. He's a wonderful man, but I feel he's a little too attached to his mother. …

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