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Editorial: Priest versus church: case should be tried, public deserves answers

By the time a nasty quarrel reaches the Florida Supreme Court, it's usually about more than just the people involved. If it doesn't have a broader implication for the public or for the law, the court is not likely to want to hear it. But if there is a significant public policy question, the court serves the people best when it interprets its jurisdiction liberally and agrees to take the case.

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Births

Recent birth announcements news of newborn babies born in southern Illinois hospitals St Elizabeths Memorial East Anderson St Josephs near St Louis MO.

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Marriage licenses

Recent public wedding marriage licenses announcements for newlyweds in Belleville IL Edwardsville IL OFallon IL in southern Illinois near St Louis MO.

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Parents @ Play: All washed up

Summer's here, and it's time to head outside. And while you're there, why not get wet? Really, really wet. Here are our current water-themed faves for the whole family.

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Living with Children: In the family dynamics, it's all about the parents

A column of mine that originally appeared in January of 2017 has been circulating on the internet ever since, accumulating over a million hits to date. In a nutshell, its message is simply that parents, not children, are the most important people in a family and the husband-wife relationship should greatly "trump" that between either parent and the kids. In other words, mom and dad are secondary roles. Spouse should rule, in both directions.

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Ex-etiquette: Mistaken identity

Q: My bonusdaughter and I were out shopping recently and a woman standing in line with us mistook me for her mother. This happens quite a lot and I'm never sure what to say. Should I correct them? What's good ex-etiquette?

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Social Security: How the work rules work for you

Retirement doesn't have the same meaning for everyone. Some people plan to retire and never work again. Some people plan for second careers in occupations that wouldn't have adequately supported their families, but they do the work for pure enjoyment. Some people, whether by design or desire, choose to work part-time or seasonally to supplement their retirement income.

Get a look at the summer's first Yard of the Month

Video: June Yard of the Month award winners Deanna and Jim Harlan explain their garden property located at the corner of Pine Street and Lindenthal Avenue in Highland in Southern Illinois, near Belleville, IL and St. Louis, MO.