Dear Annie: Young office hire is lazy, incompetent

new Dear Annie: I run a small real estate development firm with only three employees. I research and bring in the deals. My partner manages the day-to-day operations, and we have one general administrative assistant. At the same time, we work with and have relationships with everyone involved, including general contractors, architects, designers, Realtors and subcontractors. At any given time, there are a lot of balls in the air, and attention to detail is critical, which brings me to my issue. One of our biggest investors has a nephew, and because he wants his nephew to get some experience, he asked whether his nephew could work as an intern for us. I talked to the kid, and he seemed nice enough, so we hired him for the summer. Since then, he’s been a bit of a disaster.

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Behavior changes offer clues that dementia could be brewing

new WASHINGTON – Memory loss may not always be the first warning sign that dementia is brewing – changes in behavior or personality might be an early clue. Researchers on Sunday outlined a syndrome called “mild behavioral impairment” that may be a harbinger of Alzheimer’s or other dementias, and proposed a checklist of symptoms to alert doctors and families.

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The Slice: Not quite ready for takeoff

Flight training hasn’t gone smoothly this summer for our yard’s resident robins. First there was the fledgling that landed in a basement window well and couldn’t get back out. That bird was eventually lifted to freedom. But not before adult ...

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Around the remote: ‘Survivor’s Remorse’ a winner

Apparently it’s not enough that LeBron James rules the NBA – he also serves as an executive producer of “Survivor’s Remorse.” In Season 3, the show’s title gets literal as star point guard Cam Calloway (Jessie Usher) and his family cope with the fallout of a tragic accident involving Uncle Julius (Mike Epps).

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Take a three-hour kayak tour in the stunning fjord in Flam. (Tribune News Service photos)

Norway in a nutshell, from fjords to mountaintops

A recorded voice instructed me (in several languages, including Norwegian, Japanese and Italian) to get off the train and admire the massive waterfall, Kjosfossen, to my left. The roaring cascade was so large and close that the spray gave all of us a slight soak. Despite the powerful waterworks display in front of me, I was distracted by something else. Haunting music wafted from the mountainside. Suddenly, I saw her – some kind of bohemian witchy woman, swaying to the music, disappearing and reappearing in the mist.

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Around the remote: ‘Survivor’s Remorse’ a winner 
Few hundred attend rapper’s gang summit in Los Angeles 
Sexy and secret: Pitbull drops video paid by Florida 
Around the remote: Chuck Barney’s TV picks for July 17-23 
On new CD, Cheyenne Jackson says ‘This is who I truly am’ 
Cookbook review: ‘Simply Ramen’ makes soups worth the work 
Locally mixed sips for Mother’s Day teatime 
Keep it, scrap it or cook it: What to do with old food 
Cookbook review: A practical homage to salmon 
Peace Corps volunteers bring back recipes from around the world 
Graying of suburbia: Can suburbs adjust to aging boomers? 
Cicero’s tips for aging well: Be active, use your brain 
He gave her a ring and she gave him a kidney. Now they start a new life together 
House Call: When on medications, pay attention to food and drink 
‘Biggest Loser’ researcher explains why weight loss won’t stick 
Sexy and secret: Pitbull drops video paid by Florida 
American folk art show opens at Crystal Bridges Museum 
Capitol Hill: Not just for politicians, it’s a neighborhood 
Tips for staying safe while traveling overseas this summer 
Gibraltar: a historic port with more to offer than monkeys 
Faith and values: Forget ‘great’; let’s get back to ‘good’ 
Exhibit uses art to ‘Bridge’ religious differences, commonalities  
Steve Massey: All Christians can do is vote  
Openly gay rock singer changing tune on Mormon religion 
Passover vacation niche grows to dozens of destinations 
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The Slice: Look out below 
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