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MONDAY, DEC. 12, 2016

Sam Elliott, seen here in a scene from “The Hero,” is also featured in the Netflix series “The Ranch.” (Beth Dubber / AP)

MONDAY, DEC. 12, 2016

Saturday matinees inspired Sam Elliott to become an actor

Sam Elliott is instantly recognizable – it’s part of the reason he’s been working in Hollywood for nearly five decades with almost 100 roles. He’s been on countless TV series, including the original “Mission: Impossible,” “Justified” and his current part as Beau in the Netflix series “The Ranch,” which has been renewed for a second season (the second part of Season 1 is streaming).

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Brett Broviak, a manager of respiratory and sleep services at IU Health North Hospital, shows off his Fitbit fitness tracker Feb. 29 on the hospital’s campus in Carmel, Ind. (AJ Mast / Associated Press)

MONDAY, DEC. 12, 2016

Step counts could be worth cash

Like many people recently, I have bought a Fitbit and am now motivated to reach 10,000 steps a day (which, ahem, is not the same as saying I will always attain that goal). However, I’m not the only one who might be interested in how many steps I take – my doctor and insurance company would surely appreciate knowing that as well.

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SUNDAY, DEC. 11, 2016





SUNDAY, DEC. 11, 2016

Dad’s lack of visits hurting daughter

Dear Carolyn: My ex just missed my daughter’s birthday. He was supposed to see her today and apparently forgot all about it. She’s 5. I’m just so sad for her right now. I shouldn’t assume this will become a thing, ...

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SUNDAY, DEC. 11, 2016

Fixing cosmetic cracks in mortar joints

I’ve just placed an offer to purchase a two-bedroom house. It’s an older building, probably close to 70 or more years old. After placing the offer, I then took a closer look around the exterior and noticed some cracks in the brick under the bay window. Is this a serious problem?

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SUNDAY, DEC. 11, 2016

See the lights

Use the list below to help map out a route to see area Christmas lights, or check out the online map at www.spokesman.com/holiday-lights. You can add addresses to the list there, too. We’ll keep it live online through Jan. 2. ...

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SUNDAY, DEC. 11, 2016

The Slice: Heads up, winter is nigh

These are just theories. But here’s why some of our friends and neighbors refuse to wear a hat when outside while it is snowing. 1. They don’t know any better. 2. Cannot abide hat hair. 3. Prefer to go into ...

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SATURDAY, DEC. 10, 2016

SATURDAY, DEC. 10, 2016, 9 A.M.

Book review: ‘Tom Clancy True Faith and Allegiance’

The latest novel featuring Jack Ryan, Tom Clancy’s iconic hero and now president of the United States, delivers all the elements that fans expect from the franchise. In Mark Greaney’s “Tom Clancy True Faith and Allegiance,” someone with inside knowledge and access to personal details of key military and government personnel has been selling that information to enemies of the United States.

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ClarksvilleMel McCuddin: The Art of Darkness

Inside a downtown gallery maybe two decades ago – that’s where I first got McCuddined. I recall strolling through the vast array of art when one canvas stopped me cold. ...






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