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    Ryan Gosling, left, and Harrison Ford star in "Blade Runner 2049."

    'Blade Runner 2049' comes in at No. 1, despite weak numbers

    "Blade Runner 2049" opened surprisingly weakly at the North American box office, debuting with an estimated $31.5 million.

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    FILE - In this June 10, 2015, file photo, Meghan Linsey arrives at the CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. The mass shooting at a country music festival has rocked the tight-knit community of country musicians, but even in the renewed debate about gun control, many of those musicians have not weighed in, with a few exceptions. Singer Linsey said artists worry about being "Dixie Chick-ed," but she says she hopes more country artists use their voices to talk about gun violence. (Photo by Sanford Myers/Invision/AP, File)

    Many in country music mum over gun issues after Vegas deaths

    The mass shooting at a country music festival has rocked the tight-knit community of country musicians

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    FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2016 file photo, actor James Woods poses at the premiere of the film "Bleed for This" at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, Calif. A press release offering Woods' Rhode Island lake house for sale had included news he was retiring. However, Woods tells The Washington Post on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, that last week's announcement was a mistake. He says "no actor retires from the film business." (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

    James Woods says his retirement announcement was a mistake

    Oscar-nominated actor James Woods says his career is not going to end in a real estate announcement

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    Actor Patrick Dempsey poses with Nina Houghton at the starting line of the Dempsey Challenge, a cancer fundraiser, on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 in Lewiston, Maine. Dempsey created the bike-and-run Dempsey Challenge to raise money for a cancer center created in 2008 in partnership with the Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston. He was inspired by his mother, Amanda, who died of cancer in 2014. (Andree Kehn/The Lewiston Sun-Journal via AP)

    Dempsey: Fame's value comes through ability to give back

    Actor Patrick Dempsey, who created a cancer center in Maine in 2008, says the value of his Hollywood fame comes through his ability to give back to his home state

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    Get some fresh air and walk outside every day. Even one to five minutes helps if that's all the time you have.

    Small steps: Really basic ways to add exercise to your day

    Most of us don't move enough, and it's affecting our health. Something as simple as adding steps into your daily routine can make a big difference.

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    Typically, small squabbles should be left for siblings to try to resolve on their own.

    How to manage sibling rivalry

    For parents, there is no way around it. Having more than one child likely means one thing in your household; rivalry. Dr. Joanna Lindell, a child and adolescent psychiatrist at Advocate Children’s Hospital, offers five tips to help bring peace to your home.

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    Chandler Riggs has grown up on the set of “The Walking Dead.” The Atlanta native is heading to college at the University of Georgia.

    10 things you might find surprising about ‘The Walking Dead’

    Want to know more about where “The Walking Dead” unfolds? Or how zombies get that unwashed hair look? Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at AMC’s gruesome yet beloved drama.

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    Harrison Ford, left, and Ryan Gosling go head to head in “Blade Runner 2049,” a sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 cult classic with Ford reprising his role as Rick Deckard.

    Q&A: Ford and Gosling go head to head in ‘Blade Runner 2049’

    Harrison Ford has a running joke that he can’t remember Ryan Gosling’s name. “Ryan?” Ford asked his “Blade Runner 2049” co-star after a brief pause, dutifully playing the part of the “slightly aloof 75-year-old legend.”

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    The Great Midwest Train Show returns to the DuPage County Fairgrounds in Wheaton on Sunday, Oct. 8.

    Sunday picks: The Great Midwest Train Show chugs into Wheaton

    Exhibitors, crafters and hobbyists show off their work and wares at The Great Midwest Train Show at the DuPage County Fairgrounds. More on this, Fastball at City Winery, “Cabaret” in Des Plaines and more to do today.

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    Kevin (Kevin James) argues with his wife, Donna (Erinn Hayes), in season one of “Kevin Can Wait.”

    ‘Disposable’ women? TV wives keep dying on shows centered on male actors

    The wives of male characters on television shows are having a rough year. Three shows — “Blue Bloods,” “Kevin Can Wait” and “Ray Donovan” — recently killed off prominent female characters to power plots revolving around the show’s leading men.

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    Towle Silversmiths Co. was founded in 1857.

    Sterling flatware set fit for a king

    Q. I inherited a 58-piece Towle Silversmiths sterling silver flatware set. The set is in the original chest, and there is a label with the name “M. L. Naken Co. — Chicago — Il.” What could you tell me about the vintage and insurance value of my flatware?

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    Remove plant debris of phlox from the garden to reduce chances of powdery mildew next year.

    Should you put away the pruners? Yes and no

    To cut back or not to cut back? That is another question I am sure William Shakespeare asked fellow gardeners in London in the late 16th century, and gardeners are still asking the question today.

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    Architecturally, most houses from the early 1900s through the 1930s incorporated some passive systems of design, such as large windows that allow breezes to cool the home.

    Designing for survival for times without power

    Having just survived a hurricane in Florida — Irma, to be exact — and a week without conditioned air, I was given some downtime to think and write. This hot, miserable period of time allowed me to gather ideas for comfort — or lack thereof.

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    The well-chosen tiles and fixtures help create a clean and seamless little bathroom.

    Design your small bathroom using these tips

    Even the smallest bathroom remodel is costly. Because the cash investment in a proper remodel is substantial, you want to get it right the first time.

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    Escrow fund should not be short right after closing

    Q. We purchased a condo in May of 2010 and immediately rented it to our daughter and granddaughter. They lived there for seven years and in 2017 we sold it to her and we closed on the condo sale. After only a very short time, my daughter has received notice from her mortgage company that her escrow account is short.

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    Mom must learn to accept daughter’s weight

    Q. Ever since my now-tween daughter was a toddler, she has been a little chubby. Her doctor takes little notice and even chastised me for asking about it in front of my daughter. But now in middle school she is withdrawing socially. She says all she is interested in is her schoolwork but I wonder if it isn’t also that kids are more interested in sports, school dances and appearance. I am worried her mental health will suffer as much as her physical health. Do I have to watch idly as she self-destructs?

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    Rake mulch around a newly planted tree, which will help retain water needed to feed the root system.

    Get new trees and shrubs planted in early fall

    Fall is a great time to plant and transplant trees and shrubs. Fall conditions, which include warm soil, moderate air temperatures and usually rain, help plants re-establish their root systems.

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    Can a rotten potato remove floor stain?

    Q. I read your column every week. I have a 37-year-old vinyl linoleum in my large kitchen. It is discolored and white and gray with a green and yellow pattern in every other block.

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    Halloween offers the first big chance of fall to decorate your home, and there are lots of ways to get into the holiday spirit.

    Fall harvest to harrowing: Your Halloween decorations can be spooky or sweet

    Before they even know whether the candy will be top-notch or king-size, trick-or-treaters are drawn to houses decked out for Halloween.

Discuss

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    Just a guy and the search for meaning
    Columnist Kathleen Parker: How do you express the inconceivable, the imponderable? You try to put yourself there. What would you have done? Run, but to where? Seek cover, but under what? Help others, but how? Survival was all anyone could hope for. Then what?

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    Exercising choice
    A Schaumburg letter to the editor: Last Sunday night, 7:25 p.m. turned on the NFL … saw the Seahawks disrespect the national anthem.

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    Stand up and take action
    A Mount Prospect letter to the editor: It’s Sunday and once again football players are kneeling during the national anthem to protest the treatment of blacks in our country.

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    Ultimately, reader must be committed to truth
    An Elk Grove Village letter to the editor: Congratulations to The Daily Herald for its public soul searching in the interest of accuracy and education.

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    Healthy Lombard has much be thankful for
    A Lombard letter to the editor: I would like to share with you how very appreciative the Healthy Lombard Foundation is to the Lombard Historical Society for allowing us to distribute the prizes from our Flat Apple Summer 2017 event.

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    Ives, Breen won’t play in Illinois
    A Pingree Grove letter to the editor: When are the Republicans in Illinois ever going to learn that you cannot run extreme right-wingers for state offices like governor and ever win? Jeanne Ives and Peter Breen should be ashamed of themselves for bashing Rauner for his socially moderate views.

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    Today’s Opinion Page editorial cartoon
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