Movies as ‘graven images’ – what’s up with that?

Dear Lucy: In one of your recent articles you talked about going to the movies. It's hard to find a movie today that is not a fantasy, a fairy tale, an animation or something gruesome. I have grandkids and it's hard to know what's OK to see. What's up with that?

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Oprah does it again!

You can say what you want about Oprah, but you gotta admit she is still the "Queen." She has been snagging some really great interviews here lately – 50 Cent, the Kardashians, Rihanna, Jennifer Hudson and Usher. Anyone who seems to be in the news is subject to be a guest.

Her latest snag – Usher – appeared this past Sunday night.

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Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly previews - 09/20/2012

For movies opening Sept. 21, 2012


"Dredd 3-D" (R for profanity, sexuality, drug use and graphic violence) Karl Urban assumes the title role originally played by Sly Stallone in this reboot of the futuristic, sci-fi franchise which finds America an irradiated wasteland patrolled by a formidable judge/jury/executioner committed to cleansing the country of undesirables with the help of an attractive rookie sidekick (Olivia Thirlby). Supporting cast includes Lena Headey, Wood Harris and Jason Cope.

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Power of attorney: a hedge against the ‘what ifs’

Though none of us like to think of the "what ifs" from a negative perspective, it serves us all well to be prepared in case of the worst happening.

A "power of attorney" (POA) is a legal document that gives another person the authority to act as your legal representative or agent either immediately or at some date in the future.

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Surprise! It’s retirement time

In a 2012 survey, 50 percent of current retirees said they retired earlier than they had planned, up from 45 percent in 2011.

Many retirees reported reasons that were beyond their control, such as health problems or disability, company downsizing or closure, changes in the skills required for their jobs, or having to care for a spouse or family member.

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