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Bridge

THE NEA BRIDGE by Phillip Alder SIT ON YOUR HAND TO SLOW DOWN Sloane Crosley, an essayist, wrote, “I used to think that nails-down-a-chalkboard was the worst sound in the world. Then I moved on to people-eating-cereal-on-the-phone. But only this week did I stumble across the rightful winner: it’s the sound of a baggage carousel […]

Horoscope: May 22, 2015

The moon in Cancer for the first part of the day and then in Leo for the second makes for a fun split in the mood of the day. If they were television channels, the Cancer moon would be HGTV and the Leo moon would be Bravo or HBO. The day will hold programming that […]

Terry Sheets Band to rock Backyard Barbecue fundraiser

FAIRFIELD — A Backyard Barbecue dinner-dance with music provided by the Terry Sheets Band will take place May 30 to benefit children served by the Fairfield Police Activities League. The event is hosted by the Fairfield-Suisun Twilight Rotary Club’s charitable fund and features a $5,000 grand prize from among 125 tickets in a drawing. The […]

Pesky poltergeists primed to pilfer pocketbook

FAIRFIELD — They’re back at the box office this weekend, “They’re” – as in the poltergeists that surfaced in the 1982 Tobe Hooper film, “Poltergeist.” The tale is updated for the 2015 version with the same name. It’s directed by Gil Kenan, who did “Monster House,” and is rated PG-13. The action centers on a […]

Bridge

THE NEA BRIDGE by Phillip Alder FROM A 5-3 FIT TO A 4-4 FIT Richard Branson, of Virgin Atlantic Airways fame, said, “I think it’s quite great to set yourself a big challenge, and then you’ve got another reason for keeping fit.” That reminds me of the joke about the man who goes to his […]

My friend won’t allow me to have my own opinion on politics

Dear Annie: My best friend, “Clara,” and I have known each other for 30 years. We’re both retired and live in the same town. Neither of us has a husband. We talk on the phone every day. We get along fine, except we have never been able to talk politics. If I don’t agree with […]

May 15, 2015 | Posted in State, national lifestyle columnists | Tagged , | 2 Replies

Horoscope: May 15, 2015

Aggressive energy doesn’t have to be negative energy. Mars and Saturn are playing tug-of-war to remind us that there are times when it’s appropriate to stand up and defend your territory. In the majority of cases, drawing the boundary and pointing out where it is will be all that’s necessary. ARIES (March 21-April 19). Second […]

As rice mountain shrinks, Thailand risks amassing one for rubber

BANGKOK — Eight months after Thailand’s military junta started selling rice into an oversupplied global market, the officers are taking a different tack amid a rubber glut. But this approach by Thailand, the world’s biggest exporter of both commodities, may cause as many problems in global markets as the old one, analysts say. That’s because […]

April 05, 2015 | Posted in Business and Real Estate | Tagged ,

Empty private-jet parking lot portends spread of oil-patch pain

MIDLAND, Texas — The oil boom last year was easy to see at the airport in Midland, Texas, the gateway to the biggest crude- producing region in the United States. The 30 or so spaces for private planes were often filled. On one day in early February, a lone corporate jet sat on the tarmac, […]

March 15, 2015 | Posted in Business and Real Estate | Tagged ,

Coke CEO gets $18.1M after company fails to meet targets

NEW YORK — Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent was given a pay package worth $18.1 million last year after the world’s biggest beverage company failed to meet its own growth targets. The compensation is on par with the $18.2 million Kent received in 2013, according to a filing Thursday with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The […]

March 15, 2015 | Posted in Business and Real Estate | Tagged ,

Sudoku

December 19, 2014 | Posted in Comics | Tagged

Bridge

THE NEA BRIDGE by Phillip Alder DEFENDERS USE THE SAME STRATEGY Naomi Judd, a country singer and songwriter who had 15 No. 1 hits with her daughter, Wynonna Judd, said, “A dead-end street is a good place to turn around.” In yesterday’s deal, declarer used an opponent’s opening bid to help him place the missing […]

December 19, 2014 | Posted in Comics | Tagged

Crossword

December 19, 2014 | Posted in Comics | Tagged

Bridge

THE NEA BRIDGE by Phillip Alder PUSH THEM AS HARD AS YOU ARE ABLE Frank Lloyd Wright said, “If automation keeps up, man will atrophy all his limbs but the push-button finger.” There’s nothing like making a comment push-button finger in cheek. However, at the bridge table, push the opponents around as much as you […]

December 12, 2014 | Posted in Comics | Tagged

My boyfriend has health issues and no longer wants sex

Dear Annie: I’ve been living with “Marcus” for two years, and we’ve known each other for twice that long. We are both in our late 40s. Soon after we moved in together, Marcus became seriously ill. We’ve been through five invasive surgeries, and there may be more. The most serious illness seems to be under […]

December 12, 2014 | Posted in State, national lifestyle columnists | Tagged ,

Horoscopes: Dec. 12, 2014

The shift of the moon from Leo to Virgo points out that the major activities of the day make such noise and take up so much space in our psyche that it’s easy to lose sight of who we are and what we’re doing here. But you can always find your way back in the […]

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