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Stay cool with delicious agua fresca

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This week summer officially arrived in all its sunny, sizzling glory. With temperatures climbing, often higher than usual, it’s crucial to stay hydrated. But let’s face it, not everyone — especially kids — jumps for joy at the idea of drinking plain water. I’d like to introduce you to agua fresca, the delightful...

Moments in Time

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On July 1, 1984, the Motion Picture Association of America, which oversees the voluntary rating system for movies, introduced its new rating of PG-13, indicating material that “may be inappropriate for children under 13 years old” and “may contain very strong language, nudity (non explicit), strong, mildly bloody violence or mild drug content.”

On July 2, 1992, theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking broke British publishing records when his book A Brief History of Time held its place on the nonfiction bestseller list for three and a half years, selling more than 3 million copies in 22 languages.

On July 3, 1887, Clay Allison, an eccentric gunfighter and rancher who displayed odd...

Celebrity Extra

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Q: Now that Katy Perry is leaving American Idol as a judge, who will take her place? — N.N.

A: Singer Katy Perry recently announced that she was leaving American Idol as a judge after seven seasons to focus on her own music career. She says that the show opened her heart and has given her an education that she couldn’t have found anywhere else. Judges Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan are reportedly staying put for now, but the guesses are already rolling in regarding Perry’s replacement.

One superstar who won’t be taking the job is Kelly Clarkson. Known as the winner of the competition’s first season, Clarkson lives in New York and now hosts her own daytime talk show. In an...

Senior cat’s arthritis is impacting his quality of life

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DEAR PAW’S CORNER: My cat “Sticky” is 14 years old and still in great shape. He loves chasing after a laser beam and rolling around with his toys. However, I’ve noticed that when he comes over to leap up on my lap, he hesitates and just puts his paws on my leg and meows. I have to encourage him to leap, and he doesn’t seem happy about it. Could something be wrong with him? — Janine in Gulfport, Mississippi

DEAR JANINE: At age 14, Sticky is definitely a senior cat, and it sounds like he’s beginning to develop a common senior cat problem: arthritis. Just like us, cats can suffer from stiff, achy joints as they get older.

You’re doing a great job of observing his behavior...

Gallup ‘shines’ against cancer

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Gallup McKinley County Relay for Life group celebrates 25 years as an orginziation

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