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DEAR DR. ROACH: I'm 77, and my doctor tells me I'm in very good health. My PSA level is high. The level has gone from 11 last June to 17 in December, and now 21. I don't have any symptoms. The doctor wants me to have a biopsy. What do you think? I don't want one. -- T.M.
In its cover story a few weeks ago, The New York Times Magazine followed up with nearly two dozen mothers who had decided, a decade ago, to walk away from successful professional careers to stay home with their kids. Although none of these moms outright regret their choices, many wish they had at least continued to work part-time. Career options dry up, it seems, the longer you forgo them.
This summer is much different than last year. Last year everything was brown. This year, green is bountiful as I look around the landscape. But, because the land works with what it has been given, and what it is currently given, my lawn is an interesting state. Last year, much of it seemed to have died because we just couldn't keep up with the watering. This year, where there was death, there is new life.
Dear Readers: Can you believe that kids are heading back to school? Before spending money on supplies and clothing, consider these helpful hints: • Shop at home first! Barely used school supplies from last year can still be used this year. • Watch sales ads for the best deals! • Your state may have a sales-tax holiday. Check dates, and plan to shop on those days. • Buy in bulk! Paper, pens and pencils will be needed all year. Buy the larger amounts, when on sale, and keep them to use the whole school year.
'We did it guys, we finally killed English." With that subject line and a screen shot of Google's definition of "literally," a Reddit user concerned about the language (if not about the correct use of commas) sparked a figurative firestorm this month. The definition in question: Literally, Adverb 1. In a literal manner or sense; exactly. 2. Used to acknowledge that something is not literally true but is used for emphasis or to express strong feeling.
I am one of probably few Americans who have actually been to Syria. When journalists report about gassings and bombings in Damascus' suburbs, they may be places I've visited. It was 2003 during the throes of the second Gulf War. I was visiting Damascus because I had a client in Damascus that my law firm was representing.
What do we want as U.S. citizens and taxpayers: Ever-deepening federal debt? Or truly significant budget cuts?
A nine-mile shoulder and median repair project on state Highway 37 north of Mitchell will begin Tuesday, according to the South Dakota Department of Transportation. Work to mill and repave both the outside shoulders and the median shoulders from the north end of the Highway 37 bypass to seven miles north of Mitchell will be done in two phases. The first phase starting on Tuesday will take place in two separate areas: • Between the north end of the Highway 37 bypass to one mile north of the airport road;
RAPID CITY (AP) — The South Dakota Army National Guard is recruiting new members even as its full-time soldiers are required to take furloughs because of federal budget cuts. Lt...
There are few things worse than someone who simply can't resist using that acidic phrase, "I told you so." (I am tempted to say "There is nothing worse ..." but was inoculated against that particular non-literalism by my son who, upon hearing me say that once, responded with "Really, Dad, nothing worse? The Holocaust? Eternal damnation? The fact that the universe must inevitably end in either a fiery contraction or an endless, frozen expansion?" Since then, I have stood permanently corrected.)