TV pioneer and sitcom king Norman Lear pens a book


From the moment Norman Lear began writing his memoir, he knew what the first line would be: "When I was a boy I thought that if I could turn a screw in my father's head just a sixteenth of an inch one way or the other, it might help him to tell the difference between right and wrong."

CALENDAR

BITS AND TIPS


‘Housewives’ stars shocked to be facing prison

Not all was revealed in Bravo’s joint interview with Teresa and Joe Giudice, the married stars of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” who now are facing jail time on conspiracy and bankruptcy charges.

COLUMNS

California dreamin’ of a good burger

I completely forgot to write my column last month because my son, Dillon, got married in Santa Cruz, Calif., to Emma, a beautiful and gracious young woman whom I am proud to call my daughter-in-law.

Eightmile RiverFest celebrates a natural gem

The EightMile RiverFest 2014 takes place Saturday at Devil's Hopyard State Park.

DEAR ABBY

Verbal abuse at day care cries out for intervention

DEAR ABBY: I would like to weigh in on your response to “Day Care Drama in Indiana” (Sept. 1), whose neighbor screams at the children in her day care.

Halloween cowgirl can leave her pistol at home

DEAR ABBY: Halloween is around the corner, and my 7-year-old daughter has decided to be a cowgirl.

Cheap candy might work magic on Halloween goblins

DEAR ABBY: I am a retired widow, crippled with rheumatoid arthritis. Every October, I start dreading Halloween, which I consider to be a legal form of extortion.

Woman objects to accusation that she’s a ‘status digger’

DEAR ABBY: I have been seeing “Tony” for a few weeks. He is kind, caring and will make a great boyfriend, husband and father someday.

Living together may end long-distance engagement

DEAR ABBY: My fiance, “Derrick,” and I have been engaged for almost a year. The whole time we’ve been together he has been overseas.

Woman’s first marriage is over, but thoughts of her ex linger

DEAR ABBY: I have a serious problem that’s consuming my life. I know people say you never really get over your first love, but I don’t know why after six years I still think about my ex on a daily basis.

Woman who abuses boyfriend can’t figure out how to stop

DEAR ABBY: I think I have an abuse problem. I have been with my boyfriend for a year, and already I feel like he is fed up with me. I don’t want to lose him.

HOROSCOPES

Your stars - Oct. 21

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Let the energy of the day pull you along. Welcome change and initiate what you want to see unfold.