Jeanne Phillips

flEAR ABBY: My husband has a contentious relationship with our grandchildren. He generally is a fun, happy and interesting person. But by nature he is not “hands on” when it comes to children.

Dr. Eve Glazier

Dear Doctor: I’m stalled on my resolution to quit eating sugar. Why is it so hard? I just can’t seem to stop saying yes to sweets, especially my favorites -- cookies and candy bars. Do you have any suggestions?

Long-absent dad chooses friend over family

DEAR ABBY: My father has been mostly absent from my life. We reconnected when I was an adult. I have always had feelings of abandonment, and because of this, I have constantly tried to build a relationship with him and allow him to have one with his grandchildren.

Study links overtime to masked hypertension

Dear Doctor: I heard about a study that says working overtime gives you high blood pressure. My husband just joined a competitive company, and he’s expected to work a lot of extra hours. He’s already a Type A kind of guy, and I’m worried.

Revenge on cheater delivered on wedding day

DEAR ABBY: This is an open letter to all those women who write to you knowing their men cheated on them and then ask, “Should I marry him?” In their hearts they already know the answer; they just want YOU to tell them “NO!”

Co-workers tired of being mistaken for each other

DEAR HARRIETTE: I am an African American woman working in a largely white corporate institution. There are only two black women in my division of about 50 employees. She and I look nothing alike. Specifically, I am tall, with dark skin and short hair; she is at least 6 inches shorter than me, with light skin and long hair. And yet, regularly, co-workers mistake us for each other. It is blatantly racist to me. They don’t make that mistake with one another, even when they may be referring to two blonds of similar height and stature. I don’t get it, and it’s so annoying. What can I do to be seen in my company? — Invisible

The most common phrase in Clinton, and the rest of the world these days is, “Have you ever seen anything like this before?”

That question is quickly followed by a single word, “No!”

From health to financial battles, we are living in uncertain times.

In defense of the businesses in Clinton, Okla., and the City of Clinton, there are things to consider:

Clinton is a small town and does not have that many "non-essential" businesses.


Slidell, La., police pulled over a driver on Feb. 27 for an undisclosed reason, but the car’s license plate really got their attention.