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  • By FRANCES POWELL
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Rolling out 2017 Carnival good times on Galveston Island at Moody Mansion on Feb. 11 were Carrie and Jonathan Zendeh-Del and 18 of their closest gal and guy pals. The Zendeh-Dels were the highest bidder last October at Galveston College’s 50th Anniversary Gala auction for the elegant auction…

  • By HAROLD RALEY
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We humans have a compulsion to create, but since we are not God and cannot create ex nihil — from nothingness — we must enter into a creative covenant with things. Generally they conform as if they understand our need. Indeed, at the subatomic, quantum level physicists are beginning to detec…

  • By WALT CANDELARI
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Doug called me and asked my opinion on him co-signing a loan for his nephew. Apparently, the nephew’s credit was less than stellar and without a co-signer it would be “no deal.” My first question was why Doug and not the nephew’s parents? My second question was about his nephew’s credit stat…

  • By DR. SALLY ROBINSON
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Recently, there have been reports of increased bullying of children across the United States. The website www.healthychildren.org has the following suggestions to help parents and school officials have a plan on how to stop bullying. Bullying can cause long-term psychological damage and has …

  • By FRANCES POWELL
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The Krewe of Gambrinus Royalty converged at the Eric Hansens’ Bayside snazzienda (Diva’s “neighbs” on Scotch Bayou) before their Den Party. King Shane Donaldson and Queen Carol Ivey are reluctantly passing their realm to Jerry Priess and Sherry Wilson-Lidgett. Joining in the Champagne toasts…

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Paradoxically, the willingness to die for a cause seems to be the strongest indication of human devotion to life. In the early Christian centuries, rather than renounce their faith not only did thousands of believers go hymning to their deaths, in their intense vitality and joy many sought a…

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Monica Sattler-Mejia, a choreographer with the Tutu Live Krewe, pointed a boot and swung the opposite hip forward during a January practice at Total Fitness, 4910 Seawall Blvd.

  • By WALT CANDELARI
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Listening to Ronny & The Daytonas perform “Little GTO” brought back memories of earlier times and earlier versions of “muscle cars.” Big block engines, multiple carburetors, racing cam shafts, and drives through local drive-ins all were part of the now “Baby Boomer” generation. Cars are …

  • By DR. SALLY ROBINSON
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Almost 400 years ago, Thomas Sydenham, an English doctor, wrote, “Fever is a mighty engine which nature brings into the world for conquest of her enemies.”

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Sequins and rhinestones sparkle in every corner of Jo Daily’s workroom next to Pilgrim Cleaners, 6222 Stewart Road.

  • By TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER
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“Man on the Run,” by Carl Weber, 2017, Grand Central Publishing, 309 pages, $25

  • By WALT CANDELARI
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“I’m dishonest, and a dishonest man you can always trust to be dishonest. Honestly, it’s the honest ones you want to watch out for, because you can never predict when they’re going to do something incredibly stupid.” — Capt. Jack Sparrow

  • By FRANCES POWELL
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Tilman and Paige Fertitta are pleased to announce The University of Texas Medical Branch Zika Researchers — Drs. Mariano Garcia-Blanco, George Saade, Pei-Yong Shi and Nikos Vasilakis — as the honorees of the 2017 San Luis Salute slated for Feb. 24 at the Galveston Island Convention Center at…

  • By HAROLD RALEY
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Men rule the world, women administer it, but children own it. On a recent return to childhood places I realized again how much more the world belongs to children than to us. Behind any tree or along any ditch they build and defend their forts and castles. A miniature stream serves them as oc…

  • By DR. SALLY ROBINSON
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Hissy fits. Temper tantrums. The blues. Like adults, children also suffer from these conditions from time to time. But what if it has become an insurmountable problem for your child? When should you seek help for your child? A frank discussion with your pediatrician is a good place to begin …

  • By FRANCES POWELL
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As part of its ongoing Museum Book Club series, Rosenberg Library is teaming up with Galveston Historical Foundation to present a special joint program from noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 22 in the Fox Room, fourth floor, of Rosenberg Library, 2310 Sealy St., in Galveston. The book selection is Edith W…

  • By WALT CANDELARI
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Ok, I have not flipped out. I have a single friend who asked me to stop in and look at something strange that was happening on his computer. Don J (he says it is short for “Don Juan”) had joined a dating service and has connected with a lady who I will call “Lolita.” So far the only contact …

  • By HAROLD RALEY
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Every human act is a mental interpretation of reality. When I drink a glass of water or dive into a pool for a swim I interpret water in different ways: in the first case, as a potable substance able to quench my thirst; in the second, as a liquid in which I can move and relax. Similarly, wh…

  • By DR. SALLY ROBINSON
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Having children that are picky eaters can be extremely frustrating and time consuming and sometimes can put children at risk for poor nutrition and growth. Some parents are permissive and have an “anything goes” feeling that at least they are eating something. Others are more rigid insisting…

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Terry Petteway has been a lot things — husband, father, coach, mentor and friend. Now Petteway, 55, can add retiree to that list as a little more than 35 years of service comes to an end.

  • By FRANCES POWELL
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Members of the islands’ second oldest Krewe gathered at the San Luis Hotel for their annual Epiphany Day Party honoring the 2016 Royal couple, Joe and Michelle White, and the incoming 2017 Royal Court members.

  • By WALT CANDELARI
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Johnny has been one of my best friends for a long time. We can tell stories on each other that are best left untold — at least to others. He has one trait that drives everyone to distraction, especially his wife and family, namely a reluctance to accept change. It’s not so much that he lives…

  • By TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER
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“Lose Your Final 15,” by Rovenia M. Brock, Ph.D., 2016, Rodale, 285 pages, $26.99

  • By HAROLD RALEY
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The classical Greeks taught that character was destiny. Broadening the concept, early American leaders, especially Thomas Jefferson, adopted the meritocratic belief that one’s advancement depended not on one’s social origin or family but on personal ability and determination. Despite exclusi…

  • By DR. SALLY ROBINSON
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E-cigarettes are easy to buy but can hook kids on nicotine. Parents may try electronic cigarettes to help themselves to quit smoking. Teens may try them because they think they are safer than regular cigarettes.