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PROBLEM SOLVED: This hearing aid was a big disappointment
Friday, January 22, 2021
Q: I ordered a hearing aid from the Audien Hearing company recently. The company offers a 30-day money-back guarantee and easy returns. I was disappointed with the product. Audien claims that their hearing aids are smaller than a dime, and they are definitely not! They also claim that they are “virtually invisible.” Not so. They are so big that
 
MOVIE REVIEW: Locked Down
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
It may be 2021’s first viable COVID-themed movie. Hopefully, it’s not the best we can expect. Audiences who’ve been locked down, pent-up, frustrated and emotionally frayed will relate. Life with the virus has been hard and the light at the end of the tunnel is tiny. And so, British screenwriter Steven Knight (Oscar-nominated Dirty Pretty
 
BOOK: MOVE THE CROWD
Thursday, January 14, 2021
MOVE THE CROWD Song lyrics by Eric Barrier and William Griffin Illustrations by Kirk Parrish Innovative illustrator Kirk Parrish brings the iconic song “Move the Crowd” to life for the first time as a children’s picture book. The lyrics to Eric B. and Rakim’s hit song provide the inspiration for this instant classic. Follow along
 
PROBLEM SOLVED: How do I cancel my Verizon phone plan?
Thursday, January 14, 2021
Q: I am at my wit’s end. More than 20 years ago, I got a Verizon plan with two Samsung flip cellphones for my spouse and me. After retirement, I put off the disposal of these obsolete phones. More recently my wife and I have begun to use another phone. The old phones became an issue, so I tried calling Verizon to cancel service. I called one
 
Easy-to-make cookies to satisfy sweet cravings
Thursday, January 14, 2021
Whether it’s a home-cooked meal, a tasty snack or a delicious dessert, sometimes the best recipes are the easiest. Take your sweets to the next level by adding an option to your cookbook that’s as simple as it is tempting and satisfying. These flourless peanut butter cookies require only three everyday ingredients that can be prepped and baked
 
Eric Jerome Dickey, bestselling novelist, dead at 59
Tuesday, January 5, 2021
NEW YORK — Eric Jerome Dickey, the bestselling novelist who blended crime, romance and eroticism in “Sister, Sister,” “Waking With Enemies” and dozens of other stories about contemporary Black life, has died at age 59. Dickey’s publicist at Penguin Random House, Emily Canders, told The Associated Press that the author
 

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CIAA tourney ready for its close-up

The CIAA announced the events for its virtual tournament week next month. The theme is

PROBLEM SOLVED: This hearing aid was a big disappointment

Q: I ordered a hearing aid from the Audien Hearing company recently. The company offers a 30-day

Hank Aaron, baseballís one-time home run king, dies at 86

ATLANTA — Hank Aaron, who endured racist threats with stoic dignity during his pursuit of