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Stretch your sanding surface for big jobs

If you have a big sanding project, then you need a big sander.

Birdseed equals weeds

Dear Heloise: Is there a way to keep the birdseed in my bird feeders from making a thatch of weeds underneath them when the birds drop some? Perhaps microwaving it? I’m tired of the weeds! — Brea in California

Mom-in-law thinks son’s wife is lazy

Dear Annie: My in-laws always visit on weekends when things are really laid back around the house.

Foreign workers vulnerable

It’s a simple fact of life, one that has held true from the beginnings of human civilization: the bad news always flows downhill, and it’s the people on the bottom who end up mired in it.

U.S. sets example for endangered species protection

Recently, U.S. President Barack Obama c completed his first 100 days on the job. During this brief period, his administration has acted to reverse many of the failed and destructive policy decisions of his predecessor, George W. Bus

Canine sleepover has lasted years

It’s just not a very good idea. It defies logic, goes against all common sense. Completely against any tangible morsel of better judgment.

Hosting an eco-chic wedding

If you’re interested in hosting an eco-friendly wedding, simply start by having the ceremony and reception at the same venue — thus eliminating all that driving for everyone.

West Virginians getting a bum rap

May I use your column to defend our beautiful state of West Virginia? For the umpteenth time, I’ve heard someone comment that people here have no teeth and marry their siblings.

Who’s your Mama?

Green Eggs and Ham. Scuffy the Tugboat. Those are the books I grew up with.But there’s a book my mother used to read to my kids. P.D. Eastman’s Are You My Mother? published in 1960.

Time to kick lazy daughter to the curb

Our 21-year-old daughter came home from college and moved back into her old bedroom.