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Colleagues suspect forgetful co-worker is battling dementia

Dear Abby: Everyone knows the economy has hit hard times and, as a result, more people are working past the age of retirement. This means some in the workplace are beginning to deal with Alzheimer’s and other dementia-related illnesses. “Anita” is in her late 60s …

Double wedding and showers pose double trouble for guest

D ear Abby: What’s your opinion of having a double wedding and a double shower for two girls within the same family? Would it be appropriate to split the monetary gift since it combines the events? Please do not identify me because I have already …

Reluctant wife comes clean about showering with husband

Dear Abby: My husband has been talking about many married couples who take showers together. In fact, he claims that most couples do. Our relationship in the bedroom has been great so far, and I’d like to keep it there. I don’t want a twosome …

Letter for moms who gave up sons

Dear Abby: As a birth mother, I must respond to the letter from “Her Thankful Son” (Dec. 12). Nearly 26 years ago, I gave up my own son for adoption. It was the most devastatingly painful thing I have ever had to do. But I …

Dog outranks wife in house

Dear Abby: I met my husband, “Monty,” shortly after he lost his wife of 14 years. Monty has two dogs, but the one I have issues with is “Ginger.” I have never seen a dog act like her. Ginger acts more like a wife than …

Sister-in-law refuses to spill the beans on recipe’s secret

Dear Abby: One of my sisters-in-law has a recipe for pancakes and puts in a secret ingredient. She got the recipe from a relative who asked that the mystery never be revealed. Well, the relative died recently, and I’d like to know what the ingredient …

Today’s Birthday: There is a strong possibility that you will establish two huge objectives for yourself in the near future, and because they’re unrelated, you’ll have a better than average chance to succeed. One pertains to your work, the other to your social life. Scorpio …

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Nov. 8 Birthday: Although a number of promising endeavors might drop in your lap without too much effort on your part in the coming months, in order to get anything out of them, you’ll need to work. Treat matters indifferently, and nothing will happen.

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Today’s Birthday: Persons you’ve helped in the past will be looking for ways or means to square up accounts during the next solar cycle. A couple might do far more for you in return, but most will do what they can to equal what you …

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Nov. 6 Birthday: Get yourself a good lawyer, because a significant contract having to do with your work or career might be offered you in the next year, and you’ll need someone sharp to read the fine print. Things could become interesting and constructive.

Scorpio …

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Nov. 5 Birthday: Several fortunate occurrences could be in store for you in the year ahead, but the best ones are likely to come from enterprises you conceive and work hard on to get off the ground. The harder you toil, the luckier you’ll get. …

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Nov. 4 Birthday: You are likely to be extremely fortunate in one particular arrangement in the coming months, in ways that may positively affect both your self-interests and your business concerns. This will open up new channels of opportunity.

Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22): It’s always …

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Nov. 3 Birthday: Your skills for managing or supervising things for others will be vastly improved and extensively utilized in the coming days. Additionally, this development will greatly advance your own personal interests as well.

Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22): Being the intense person you are, …

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Nov. 1 Birthday: It’s always to your advantage to update yourself on any new knowledge to which you’re exposed, but this will become even more important to you in the next 12 months. Seek out any new techniques being developed in your chosen field of …

Today’s Birthday: There are strong indications that you could fare exceptionally well in the year ahead regarding involvements with a large organization. It might be a club or a business group, but in either case there are likely to be hidden benefits in it for …

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Oct. 30 Birthday: There are strong indications that future days will turn out to be an extremely productive cycle for you. Ideas you couldn’t develop and goals you previously were unable to achieve will now be attainable. Be willing to give things a try,

Scorpio …