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Dear Abby: Dad's rough horseplay looks a lot like abuse

posted: 07/23/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: I am a grandmother and great-grandmother who is concerned about the behavior of my grandson toward his 7-year-old daughter, "Beth," and her 9-year-old cousin, "Mandy." When Mandy recently visited me, she told me her uncle crept up behind her, put his hand over her mouth and then held her nose so she couldn't breathe. She said he has done that to Beth, too.

DEAR ABBY: Family resents boyfriend for usurping dad's chair

posted: 07/22/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: My beloved father passed away three years ago. One of my older sisters moved in with Mom to help take care of her and be her companion. My sister has a boyfriend my father absolutely disliked, and the rest of our family doesn't like him either.

DEAR ABBY: Husband wants long-lost sister to remain that way

posted: 07/21/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: My husband and his sister had a rough childhood in foster care. Long story short, they lost contact for 10 years -- until now. She found us on Facebook and was desperate to know if she had found her brother or not. My husband ignored her. He isn't sure he ever wants to rebuild a relationship with her.

DEAR ABBY: Wife joining the workforce wants her own bank account

posted: 07/20/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: My wife and I have been together for eight years. When we first met, I was in the military and she was a bartender. Needless to say, she made far more money than I did at the time. Six months into our relationship, she got pregnant and quit her job. For the next seven years she raised our children and went to school while I did whatever I had to do -- working two jobs -- to make enough to pay the bills.

DEAR ABBY: Story of a son's abuse taints wife's memories of husband

posted: 07/19/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: I am in shock. My grown son, "Ryan," recently told me he was molested by his late father when he was a young boy. I had no idea, but I believe him. Ryan is an only child and has recently started seeing a counselor.

DEAR ABBY: Summer temperatures turn closed cars into deadly ovens

posted: 07/18/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

DEAR ABBY: With summer here, many families will do at least some traveling, which involves spending significant amounts of time in the family car or truck. I'd like to remind your readers that it is now illegal in many states to leave a child, a disabled person or a pet unattended in a vehicle for ANY length of time. The reason is that temperatures inside a vehicle -- especially with the windows rolled up -- can rise to dangerous, even deadly, levels very quickly.

High Profile: Joey Lauren Adams

posted: 07/17/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- If you disagree with Joey Lauren Adams, even over a topic that she knows intimately, she will remain polite. Even after she's had a few drinks and her friends -- east Nashville bartenders, animal rescuers, movie buffs and Bushwhacker aficionados ("It's like an alcoholic milkshake") -- are defensive on her behalf.

High school graduation target of Had2 initiative

posted: 07/17/2016 2:36 a.m. Discuss

Peer pressure is a powerful force. A few words, a couple of looks and, in a moment, a young person can be pushed down a path that could change his life forever.

A CENTURY OF SERVICE: Building on success

posted: 07/17/2016 2:35 a.m. Gallery Discuss

One hundred years flies when you're having fun. That's how long young people have benefited from the services of the Boys and Girls Club of Central Arkansas.

Right time, Right place: 'Country' guy far exceeded her expectations

posted: 07/17/2016 2:34 a.m. Discuss

Diana Jones was reticent about going on a blind date with a "country" guy.

Male Call: Learning to shop is learning to dress

posted: 07/17/2016 2:34 a.m. Discuss

Q. I have my first post-college full-time job and it is a nonprofit, so I'm not profiting much myself. I need some somewhat professional (jacket, maybe some ties, but not a suit) clothing beyond my interview sets but I have very little money for now. What are my best approaches?

Birthday Blowout: Electrified entertainment

posted: 07/17/2016 2:33 a.m. Gallery Discuss

HOT SPRINGS -- At some birthday parties, a clown or a magician is hired to entertain guests. When it is inventor Nikola Tesla's birthday there are more electrifying ways to wow a crowd.

Cold-shoulder apparel fires up fashion industry

posted: 07/17/2016 2:32 a.m. Discuss

If you've hit up a trendy bar on a recent Saturday night, you've probably noticed: Any place that is teeming with style-conscious women these days is also teeming with off-the-shoulder blouses.

BREAKING ART: Reception opens show of journalists' artwork

posted: 07/17/2016 2:31 a.m. Gallery Discuss

"Stop the presses!" That's an old phrase used when breaking news is hot enough to interrupt the regular process of printing the newspaper to change an issue's content. It's also the name of a sporadically recurring gallery show featuring original artwork by Arkansas Democrat-Gazette employees.

MARITIME MERRIMENT: Museum pays back $50,000 loaned from NLR chamber

posted: 07/17/2016 2:30 a.m. Gallery Discuss

The North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce's June 30 Business After Hours networking event had guests scrambling for shade -- and air conditioning -- which were difficult to find on a late summer afternoon at the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum, 120 Riverfront Park Drive.

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