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SATURDAY, NOV. 21, 2015

This photo provided by Lionsgate shows Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in the film, "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2." The movie opened in U.S. theaters on Nov. 20, 2015.

Jennifer Lawrence driven to keep working

LOS ANGELES – Jennifer Lawrence could have taken it easy the past five years and just spent her time working on the four “Hunger Games” movies. That’s not Lawrence. As soon as “The Hunger Games” franchise started production, the spunky, ...

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The Slice: The Slice: It could be worse 

So you’re worried that maybe you are the nightmare Thanksgiving guest people are always complaining about at this time of year. Well, take heart. You’re probably not all that bad. Are you a violent criminal? No. So you have that ...

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Waterproof membrane can solve leak problem in roof ‘canyon’

Here’s what’s going on and why your roof is leaking. Heat leaking up from your home is melting the snowpack in the tight roof canyon. The cold weather turns the super-chilled water to ice and the ice pack begins to get thicker and thicker creating a dam quite like Hoover Dam, but a much smaller.

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This Oct. 31, 2015, photo shows souvenirs, including the famous Russian nesting dolls, for sale in St. Petersburg, Russia. Other stalls feature fur hats and T-shirts showing President Vladimir Putin.

Weak ruble makes Russia more accessible for budget travel

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia – The ruble’s weak. The warnings about a complicated visa process were wrong, at least with a travel agency’s help. And current geopolitical tensions make this a good time to temper headlines about Russia with everyday people and places. Consider the prices, at least outside the summer tourist rush: A round-trip air ticket between New York and the lovely St. Petersburg this fall was less than $600, and winter prices are looking about the same. Hostel beds start at around $6. A balcony ticket to the ballet at the famous Mariinsky Theatre is about $10. Tickets for most runs of the high-speed, four-hour train between St. Petersburg and Moscow are around $55.

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FRIDAY, NOV. 20, 2015

Carolyn Hax: Narcissist in-law hurts husband

Dear Carolyn: My father-in-law is as self-centered as they come. My husband still expects his encounters will be different – his father will help when it’s requested, show interest or support in our family and needs, or express pride in Husband’s accomplishments that don’t impact him. All I see is Husband constantly being set up for hurt, which is the only thing my father-in-law consistently delivers. There’s no tactful way to point this out, so do I just continue to sit back and watch it happen?

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Dixie Chicks summer tour will traverse I-5

The Dixie Chicks, the biggest selling female group in U.S. music history, is going on tour next summer. But the trio isn’t coming here. Instead, they’ll play a series of dates along the Interstate 5 corridor in July, with stops ...

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Miss Manners: Beware the question that might not get the answer you want

MISS MANNERS: What is the best way to respond to a good friend/pal when they ask, “Did you think of me today?” A friend responded on Facebook to one of his friends, “No, I did not,” and the individual was very angry with that response. Is there a better way to respond? GENTLE READER: It seems to Miss Manners that if the friend did not want to receive one of only two possible answers to his question, that he should not have posed it. Not responding at all would have been the more accurate – and telling – answer.

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On sale: Keillor goes on sale Friday

Tickets are on sale at 10 a.m. Friday to see: Doctor P on Dec. 18 at Swaxx. Tickets are $20-$35, through Ticketfly. Steven Wright on Jan. 8 at the Bing Crosby Theater. Tickets are $39.50-$45 through TicketsWest. Hey Marseilles on ...

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People: Adele’s ‘25’ will give industry much-needed boom

Hello, it’s Adele, and she’s going to give the music industry a much-needed boost this year with “25.” The singer’s hotly anticipated album is projected to sell over a million units in its debut week after it is released Friday, helping the ailing record business in the final quarter of the year.

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The Inklings

INK Artspace is inviting eager teen writers to learn from established local writers and take their creativity to the next level. Register online. When: 3 p.m. Saturday21, 3 p.m., Where: Spark Center, 1214 W. Summit Parkway Cost: Free Info: www.sparkwestcentral.org/ink-artspace-programs

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THURSDAY, NOV. 19, 2015

Jimi Westbrook, from left, Kimberly Schlapman, Karen Fairchild and Philip Sweet, of Little Big Town, perform at the 49th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015, in Nashville. Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP

Little Big Town not so little anymore

Kimberly Schlapman gasped the first time she heard the lyrics to “Girl Crush” unfold. She and Little Big Town bandmate Karen Fairchild were bouncing around ideas at the home of Liz Rosen, a member of female songwriting trio the Love ...

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Jim Kershner

Paul Turner

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The Slice: Making air travel slightly less of a hassle

“Being a bean counter, I look at it this way: Six round trips a year times two security screenings a trip (minimum) times five years = 60 screenings divided into $85 = a little less than 12 bits a screening. A bargain in my book.”


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Community CommentThe heart in retrospect 

She did it again. Ruth Berning, that goddess of everything that is considered fit to be consumed by the humble masses at Adult Day Health, has once again unknowingly invaded ...





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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