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Greg Schwem: ‘To my child, I bequeath the blade’

By GREG SCHWEM Tribune Media Services Humor Hotel I am a nervous wreck as I write this column. Several hours ago, I heard the garage door open and the engine start. My teenage daughter rolled down the driveway piloting a piece of machinery that I warned could cause serious injury …

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My son’s initiation

By MARK BAZER Tribune Content Agency The Boston Red Sox have always been the only team, in any sport, that really mattered to me. My dad put a Carlton Fisk poster up on my wall before I knew who Carlton Fisk was, or what a wall was, and, well, that …

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Conservative backlash against ‘sanctuary’ will harm policing

By MARY SANCHEZ Tribune Content Agency One tragedy has already occurred: The murder of a young woman as she shared a quiet moment on an iconic San Francisco pier with her father and a friend. Kathryn Steinle was strolling along Pier 14 July 1 when a bullet seemingly out of …

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Cal Thomas: ‘They hate us, but who cares?’

By CAL THOMAS Tribune Content Agency In her 1985 speech after receiving the Best Actress Oscar for her role in “Places in the Heart,” actress Sally Field famously gushed, “You like me; you really, really like me.” The latest in a long history of surveys examining the public’s level of …

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Rick Steves’ Europe: Warsaw reborn

By RICK STEVES Tribune Content Agency Warsaw, the capital of Poland, doesn’t appear at the top of many European travelers’ wish lists. But that’s just one reason you may want to visit. With evocative sights, an epic history, and low prices, Warsaw is a diamond in the rough. If you’re …

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My Pet World: Why has formerly cuddly cat changed his tune?

By STEVE DALE Tribune Content Agency TORONTO, CANADA – These cat questions are answered by three board members of the non-profit Winn Feline Foundation who were in Toronto for the foundation’s annual symposium July 2. Chiming in are: Dr. Drew Weigner, of Atlanta, Ga., Dr. Brian Holub, of Boston, Mass., …

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My Answer: Thinking positive thoughts will ever banish evil

By BILLY GRAHAM Tribune Content Agency Q: A friend of mine says there’s no such thing as evil, and if we encounter something that we think is evil, all we have to do is to think positive thoughts and it will go away. Is she right? – Mrs. L.C. A: …

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Cult classic ‘My Beautiful Laundrette’ set for re-release

By LIZ SMITH Tribune Content Agency “HE WAS probably one of the dullest men I ever met. If you said ‘hello’ to him, he was stuck for an answer.” That was the great Eve Arden’s recollection of working with Ronald Reagan. Miss Arden was the guest on a talk show, …

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When to book flights to get the lowest fares

By CAMERON HUDDLESTON Kiplinger on Travel As any procrastinator can attest, you’ll usually pay a big premium by waiting until the last minute to book a flight. But you’ll also pay more if you purchase your tickets too far in advance. So when should you book a flight to get …

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The Kid’s Doctor: Simple precautions can help avoid hot car deaths

By SUE HUBBARD, M.D., www.kidsdr.com The Kid’s Doctor Heat stroke is the second leading cause of non-traffic fatalities among children, with the first being back-over deaths. As summer temperatures soar, these tragic accidents become all too frequent. The state of Texas leads the country in child vehicular heat stroke deaths, …

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