40 years later, ‘Power Broker’ is standard reading


Carl Weisbrod was two years out of graduate school, planning a career in law, when a new book about municipal builder Robert Moses changed his life.

CALENDAR

BITS AND TIPS


Books for children - Oct. 26

Book recommendations for young readers.

COLUMNS

Lakota man finds common ground across cultures

Growing up on an Indian reservation in South Dakota, Travis Harden never expected his views on Native people, lands and culture would find a receptive audience in the Holy Land.

Mrs. Mitchell’s recipes for citizenship

“Men string a telephone wire through the jungles, send messages over it — sometimes very foolish messages — and call that civilization.”

DEAR ABBY

Past abuse causes present shame for husband in hiding

DEAR ABBY: A couple of years ago, I was arrested for domestic violence against my wife. We are still married, but since then, I have become antisocial.

Bride’s best friend hesitates to stand up at her wedding

DEAR ABBY: My best friend is getting married. She left me a message asking me to be a bridesmaid. Of course I’m honored, but I don’t know what to do.

Season signals time to change batteries as well as clocks

DEAR ABBY: Smoke alarms are one of the greatest fire safety success stories of our time. Since they were introduced in 1975, home fire deaths have been cut in half.

Bad news dampens delight over best friend’s generosity

DEAR ABBY: My husband’s best friend gave us a very generous gift for our toddler.

Haunted-house decor causes fright for neighborhood kids

DEAR ABBY: We have a neighbor who “decorates” his yard for Halloween in the worst way imaginable. Every year it becomes more macabre.

Cleanliness that’s nearly godly may set bar too high

DEAR ABBY: A wonderful man, “Frank,” said he was interested in developing a relationship.

Occasional hookups keep flame alive for 10 years

DEAR ABBY: I have known “Justin” for 10 years. I’m very interested in him. I’m sure he knows it, but we have never talked about it.

HOROSCOPES

Your stars - Oct. 31

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You’ll be called upon to assist someone you love.