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Getting married? Beware of hidden wedding expenses

Getting married? Beware of hidden wedding expenses

BY DANIELLE BRAFF CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS Your wedding day is approaching, and you’ve budgeted for the dress, venue, music, invites and photographer. But there are plenty of hidden wedding expenses that can pop up as late as the big day. We spoke with wedding experts who exposed those tricky little costs, so you’ll have a beautiful […]

Tax tips for boomers taking required minimum IRA distributions

Tax tips for boomers taking required minimum IRA distributions

BY ERIN ARVEDLUND PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER/TNS President Trump turned 70 last year. If he, like some of his fellow Americans, has an individual retirement account, he must take the first required minimum distribution from his IRA by April 1. This year, the oldest U.S. baby boomers — born starting in mid-1946, like Trump (June 14) — […]

Honor and Respect

Honor and Respect

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Protein Power

Protein Power

Give your favorite recipes an extra protein boost Family Features Anything is possible when you have the energy to take on the day. Protein shakes have grown in popularity because they’re a convenient and healthy way to curb hunger and give your body sustained energy. Plus, they can give your favorite recipes a protein boost. […]

Miami Dolphins re-sign legendary players

Miami Dolphins re-sign legendary players

The Miami Dolphins announced Wednesday the re-signing of quarterbacks Bob Griese and Dan Marino, wide receiver Nat Moore, guard Larry Little, defensive end/linebacker Kim Bokamper and cornerback Sam Madison. Each player signed a contract and will officially retire as members of the Miami Dolphins. According to a press release, the six former players were added […]

Author shares personal story in book on obesity

Author shares personal story in book on obesity

An Orlando author is sharing her personal story about dealing with a family member’s obesity in her book, “Thru Thick & Think, Facing Obesity Thru the Eyes of a Loved One.’’ In the book, Dana M. Rosser shares her personal journey of falling in love with, and marrying a man who was morbidly obese. As […]

SOUL FOOD – THE LEGACY

SOUL FOOD – THE LEGACY

The imagination and desperation of enslaved Africans forever changed the way the American South cooks and eats. But there’s an unhealthy price to be paid, ironically by their African-American descendants. BY PENNY DICKERSON FLORIDA COURIER The roots of “soul food” run deep within the annals of African-American living. The South reigns as king of soul […]

What about Africa?

What about Africa?

Not much expected from Trump BY GRANT CLARK URBAN NEWS SERVICE  After a two-year election campaign and weeks into his presidency, Africans still have no idea how Donald J. Trump plans to deal with this continent of 54 nations. Since the launch of his political career, Trump has barely mentioned Africa, home to six of […]

CARNAGE IN CHICAGO

CARNAGE IN CHICAGO

Murders continue unabated Chicago police stand near where a toddler and a man were fatally shot and a woman was wounded in Chicago’s Lawndale neighborhood on Tuesday –Valentine’s Day. As of Feb. 15, there have been 77 homicides in the Chicago area since Jan. 1. (E. JASON WAMBSGANS/CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS)

Plan allowing liquor sales in grocery stories to be tweaked

Plan allowing liquor sales in grocery stories to be tweaked

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – A controversial proposal that would allow liquor to be sold in grocery stores was nearly capped in its first House committee as lawmakers expressed concerns about who could handle the bottles. The House Career & Competition Subcommittee voted 8-7 Wednesday to approve the proposal (HB 81), but Rep. […]