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Today in History for Jan. 16

Today is Saturday, Jan. 16, the 16th day of 2021. There are 349 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 16, 2020, the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump opened in the Senate, with senators standing and swearing an oath of "impartial justice." Trump again ...

Horoscopes by Holiday for Jan. 16

On the heels of the first new moon of the year and a direction change for Uranus, we ride out the last days of the Capricorn sun. It's a good time to report to the leader within. How well have you been able to manage yourself? The right goal helps, which is to say the one with enough magnetism ...

This Week in History for Jan. 17-23

Today is Sunday, Jan. 17, the 17th day of 2021. There are 348 days left in the year. ––– Today’s Highlight in History On Jan. 17, 1996, Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman and nine followers were handed long prison sentences for plotting to blow up New York-area landmarks. ––– On ...

From The Telegraph Files

A group of youths who could have been Nashua Telegraph carriers – then called ‘paperboys’ – gathered for a photo during a visit to the former Pleasure Island amusement park in Wakefield, Massachusetts, sometime in the late 1950s or early 60s. It was common in those days for Telegraph ...

Greater Nashua Flashback

Some of the buildings have changed, or have been replaced, but the Milford Oval looks pretty much the same today as it did when this photo was taken, which, judging from the many vehicles parked along the edge of the Oval, was sometime in the 1930s. The photographer was standing, perhaps on a ...

Horoscopes by Holiday for Jan. 17

People will find out how they are valued by one another during this toss-up with Jupiter and Uranus. Regardless of whether your interpersonal rating system is frank, subtle or hidden, today it will be heard loud and clear. A cosmic shimmy will shake out ratings like pennies from the piggy bank. ...

The fast lane to happiness: Reach out and try to make new friends

Dear Annie: I recently had to go to a big-box store to purchase something that I couldn’t get online. The checkout lines on the grocery side of the store were six people deep, but if you looked beyond, to the other side of the store, there were no lines. I’ve been trying to teach family and ...

Hints From Heloise for Jan. 16

Hiya Heloise: I take one of those single socks (preferably cotton) and an old plastic pill bottle and add some pebbles and close it up. I tie the bottle up in the sock tightly. My dog loves it – it even smells like me. We have fun and use up those lone socks. Shake, rattle and roll! – ...

Horoscopes by Holiday for Jan. 15

You can't always do what you love, and you'd be lesser for the indulgence of such a constant. To decide to love what you're doing is where the real magic is. Commitment plus attitude makes what you're doing become lovable -- the actions, the trajectory, the purpose behind it. With this as a ...

Dating with autism

Dear Annie: I am a 36-year-old man living with my father. I also have autism, and because of this, I have had difficulty in dating women. For a few years, I was on the dating website called I Love Your Accent (I had been on 10 other sites prior to that), which matches American and British ...

MMR vaccine is critical, but not to help with COVID

DEAR DR. ROACH: We have friends who got the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine believing it will help with exposure to COVID-19. What are your thoughts on their thinking? -- P.H. ANSWER: The World Health Organization has reported an increase in measles deaths since 2016, and that trend has ...

Hints From Heloise for Jan. 15

Dear Heloise: My small bathroom always seems so messy. There's stuff all over the counter, no one puts things away and I'm always embarrassed when someone has to use our facilities. Have you got any hints for me? -- Stacy K., New York Stacy, first everyone has to be on board with keeping the ...

Today in History for Jan. 14

Today is Thursday, Jan. 14, the 14th day of 2021. There are 351 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 14, 1943, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and French General Charles de Gaulle opened a wartime conference in Casablanca. ...

Horoscopes by Holiday for Jan. 14

Uranus does an about-face. Things appear one way, and then -- bam! They're different! Our internal adjustment to the sudden shift can be emotionally seismic, which is why people cry, flee, freeze or attack when surprised regardless of whether the surprise is good or bad. It's a reaction to the ...

Gratitude lacking

Dear Annie: There are three sisters in my family. Two of us are childless. Our other sister now has seven grandchildren. Every Christmas and birthday, my other childless sister and I send a check to each grandniece and grandnephew. We never expect any gifts in return, but it would be nice to ...

Hiatal hernia surgery called for if meds fail to help

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 72-year-old female with MGUS. I was just diagnosed with an ulcer, Barrett's esophagus, GERD and a hiatal hernia of 8 cm. My surgeon has put me on high-dose Prilosec and Carafate before bed. My oncologist has given the OK for surgery for the hernia, but friends have told ...

Hints From Heloise for Jan. 14

Dear Heloise: If this year has taught me anything, toilet paper, wipes, bathroom cleaner and facial tissue are all important to keep on hand. -- Brian B., via email Brian, it's so important to keep a well-stocked pantry and linen closet. Some stores may be limiting quantities of these items ...

Today in History for Jan. 13

Today is Wednesday, Jan. 13, the 13th day of 2021. There are 352 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 13, 1982, an Air Florida 737 crashed into Washington, D.C.'s 14th Street Bridge and fell into the Potomac River while trying to take off during a snowstorm, ...

Today in History for Jan. 12

Today is Tuesday, Jan. 12, the 12th day of 2021. There are 353 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 12, 2000, in a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Illinois v. Wardlow, gave police broad authority to stop and question people who run at the sight of an ...

Today in History for Jan. 11

Today is Monday, Jan. 11, the 11th day of 2021. There are 354 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 11, 2020, health authorities in the central Chinese city of Wuhan reported the first death from what had been identified as a new type of coronavirus; the patient was ...