Ex’s family doesn’t need breakup details

EAR HARRIETTE: I have a friend, “Leslie,” who recently gave me some pretty shocking news. She found out that her boyfriend of four years has been cheating on her with another girl. Leslie told me about how she had her suspicions, but she wasn’t sure until a close friend of hers broke the news.

Well-meaning grandmother criticized for helping too much

DEAR ABBY: My husband and I are not on the same page about helping with the grandkids. We moved here six years ago to be closer to my daughter, her husband and their two daughters. The older one is 9, and the younger is 6.

Friend’s boyfriend has body odor

DEAR HARRIETTE: One of my friends told me about this guy that she has been dating for a while. She really likes his company and how much of a gentleman he is. The only downside is that he smells. I asked if he had any religious restrictions to washing, and she said he doesn’t. She says his odor is so bad, it fills up a room and people avoid them. It sounded a bit extreme, but now she’s saying that it’s hard to be near him, and she is starting to be selfconscious. She worries that she smells bad when she’s around him. This is a bit rough, but now that I think about it, how do you tell a person they smell bad in a nice way? Is there any way my friend can nicely tell her date about his body odor? — What to Say

Byron York

1 oe Biden was sworn into the United States Senate on Jan. 3, 1973. He remained in the Senate until Jan. 15, 2009 - a span of 36 years. If history is any guide, that alone is a disqualifier in Biden’s quest for the White House.

Steven V. Robert

One of Joe Biden’s strongest political assets turns 87 on Sunday, and has survived numerous health scares. Her name is Ruth Bader Ginsburg, she’s been a liberal stalwart on the Supreme Court for more than 26 years, and whoever wins in November will almost certainly get to name her successor.

Jeanne Phillips

flEAR ABBY: My husband and I have been married 30 years. I recently retired, and we are planning a cruise to Europe and a twomonth stay, returning on the same cruise line. The cruise line is rather posh, and travelers are asked to “dress appropriately” — which means, essentially, men should wear a jacket to dinner (no tie required).

In 1781, German-born astronomer William Herschel discovered the planet Uranus.

Pages