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Since 2003 the British Academy Games Awards, an offshoot of the more well known British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTAs), has given out awards for “outstanding creative achievement” in the video game industry.” Personally, I put the same amount of faith in video game awards as I do...
Editor, Daily News On Thursday, April 14, my daughter went to the Athol Credit Union and withdrew a fair amount of money from her savings to have as spending money while on vacation in Florida. She got home less than a half hour after withdrawing the money, only to find it missing. She...
The U.S. Mint will issue two new coin products this week. Orders may be placed with them by calling 800-USA-MINT, or by visiting their website at www.usmint.gov. On April 18, the silver version of the 2016 Proof coin set debuted. This is the same as the regular San Francisco mint proof set, but...
In our puzzle this week the winning move could happen on the next turn. It is up to you to figure out whose turn it is and what move to make.
Rick Guillemette, who many may know through his involvement with AOTV, has been a regular member of the Mild Knights Chess Club since it began more than a year ago. Long before he began playing at the club, he had been a student of the game. Rick has read numerous books on the various strategies...
School cafeteria food has never been confused with fine dining, but student distaste for school lunches has risen to new heights since the food standards imposed by the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 began being implemented. As students — and school districts experiencing dwindling school-...
DEAR ABBY: What do I say to people who give me unsolicited parenting advice or scold my daughter in public? I would never interfere with another parent or direct a child who isn’t in my care. What gives these people the right to barge into someone else’s life in such a way? I have been chastised...
 Sylvia Lewis, left, on the Dick Van Dyke Show. 
The stages of early Hollywood studios are littered with the broken hearts of chorus dancers who failed to professionally transition beyond the dance floor. But Sylvia Lewis, who turns 85 on April 22, was not one of them. Although she describes her career as “modest,” she worked with film greats...
A lot of people can’t stand bees and don’t know why anyone would want to save them. They sting. In swarms, they can kill. In some people’s minds, whatever arsenal it takes to get rid of them is just fine, including chemical pesticides. At least one U.S. chemical company, Ortho, is rethinking its...
DEAR ABBY: My husband is extremely critical of others. He almost never has anything nice to say about anyone. He badmouths his co-workers, friends, family members and strangers. We don’t have friends anymore because he doesn’t want to be around them. I don’t understand his type of personality....
Some people imagine retirement as being a relaxing walk in the park. After decades spent working we expect to be able to relax, enjoy ourselves, travel and do all the things we do not have time for while working. But what are we supposed to do when everything we wanted to do is done and we are...

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