Jan 16, 2021

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Tyler Hubbard, Tim McGraw call for unity on new duet

By KRISTIN M. HALL
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Isolating alone on his tour bus parked outside his home last year, Tyler Hubbard, one-half of the popular country duo Florida Georgia Line, felt weighed down with emotion about the division in America in 2020. In November, Hubbard had tested positive for COVID-19, the devastating coronavirus that became one of many issues, including politics and racial injustice, that had turned people against one another. “I think that 2020 and the state of the country was heavy on my heart, just like it is heavy on everybody’s heart,” Hubbard said. “I probably take for granted and forget how many other people are actually going […]Read more >

Katie Couric, Mayim Bialik to be ‘Jeopardy!’ guest hosts

By Associated Press Staff
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LOS ANGELES — Katie Couric, Mayim Bialik, Aaron Rodgers and journalist Bill Whitaker are among the future guest hosts who will fill in for the late Alex Trebek on “Jeopardy!” The show announced Wednesday that Couric, the journalist and former “Today” show host, will become the first woman ever to host the show. Trebek, the face of the show for 36 years, died from pancreatic cancer Nov. 8, and the final shows he recorded aired last week. The show has opted to use a series of interim guest hosts rather than immediately find permanent replacements. Ken Jennings, considered the show’s greatest champion, is […]Read more >

Fans of quiet nature hikes or the TV show ‘Ozark’ should try a winter trip to Osage Beach in Lake of the Ozarks

By Chris Jones
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OSAGE BEACH, MISSOURI — On a chilly December morning in Osage Beach, Missouri, Marty Byrde and Ruth Langmore are nowhere to be found — you’re better off looking in Georgia — and the notorious Backwater Jack’s lies desolate, tarps rustling in the wind. But an armadillo can be seen rustling in the leaves, and the white-tailed deer are willing to stare you in the face. The Lake of the Ozarks has enjoyed publicity from the Netflix show “Ozark,” wherein a mild-mannered financial adviser from Chicago, played by Jason Bateman, forces his family to move to the region, its name believed to have derived from […]Read more >

Ask Amy: Mask request brings on ridiculous reactions

By Amy Dickinson
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A co-worker recently said she was “uncomfortable” about the amount of traveling I do on my days off and requested I always wear a mask around her. What I do away from work is really no one else’s business. I am a very safe traveler and practice good hygiene and have not been sick since the outbreak of the pandemic. This particular co-worker smokes and drinks to excess on her days off, but I have never judged her or spoken to her about her chances of contracting cancer from her habits. Do you have any words of wisdom for those of us still working in an office on handling the various attitudes and personal responsibilities […]Read more >