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Spouses tangle over household expenses

Dear Amy: A dozen years ago I married a very intelligent, kind and highly educated man. We were both in our 50s. I had more money than he did, but I felt that, with his good job, he could certainly pay his share of our living expenses. We set up a joint bank account to do so, but after several months I found that I was the only one putting any money into it.

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Marriage on the rocks needs quick help

My wife and I have been married for almost 10 years. We are in our mid-30s. We don’t have children. We have hit a brick wall. She says that she completely resents me for not going to family functions and doing couples activities. I will try harder to do more of these things.

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Beneficiary says emphatic ‘no thanks!'

Dear Amy: A man who I was romantically involved with many years ago announced to me that he is making me the beneficiary on his insurance policy. I am fond of him, but could never spend my life with him because he constantly made bad decisions throughout the years.

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Idea to get fake-drunk at wedding is bananas

A close girlfriend of mine was one of my bridesmaids. She got ridiculously drunk at my wedding. She ran around the dance floor like an idiot. She hit on one of my husband’s married friends in front of his wife. She threw up in the bathroom and one of my aunts had to take her car keys away.

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Daughter wants change, but Dad reneges

A 28-year-old woman’s father has always been secretive and deceptive with his money, hiding money in the ceiling, taping it to the backs of photo frames and opening secret bank accounts and bragging that my mom didn’t have access.

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Sanger football gets ready for CIF State Regional round

The Sanger High football team gets ready to host Serra in the CIF State Regional round on Saturday -- the final step before reaching the state championship.
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Sanger football gets ready for CIF State Regional round

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Fresno mayor optimistic that housing ordinance will pass

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Wife of Sanger lawyer describes raid of their home. About a month later, she was dead. 1:31

Wife of Sanger lawyer describes raid of their home. About a month later, she was dead.