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July 30, 2002
'Truth is the glue'   At 89, Gerald Ford talks about granting Nixon a full pardon, losing the '76 election and leadership and the presidency. Story

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Worry over dad brings us to crossroad
Independence is a wonderful thing. Ask the teenager who is heading off to college this fall for the first time. No more curfews. No more house rules. Freedom.

Volunteer to teach a blind, visually-impaired student

Teaching a healthy lifestyle
Nona Leonard, 92, gives tai chi classes to those wanting stress relief and exercise without unhealthy strain.

Making your aging parents' homes safer
Twelve red-flag areas that need immediate action.

It's how you handle the stress that counts
A pounding headache, lower back pain, butterflies in the stomach, muscle spasms, irritability and chronic fatigue are but a few of the many disturbing symptoms of stress.

You are needed
The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is a great way to give something back to the community, make new friends and get involved in worthwhile nonprofit agencies. Better yet, RSVP volunteers receive supplemental accident and liability insurance, limited travel and meal allowances, and the priceless feeling of being needed. Here are a few of our most recent volunteer opportunities. If you'd like to volunteer, call us at (813) 272-5031.

Jealousy keeps cropping up at different times in our lives
I have two friends who aren't speaking to each other. I think they're both behaving childishly. That's because I remember the hurt, the anger I felt when a best friend seemed to prefer sharing her secrets with another friend. A friend whom I liked too, but who was not me. At age 11, it was a disaster. So I stopped speaking to both of them. That'll fix 'em!

Going the distance
Just because you're old, doesn't mean you have to be a couch potato."

Husband's hands did his heart's bidding
Recently I opened a seldom-used drawer in my entrance hall closet and discovered a pair of fur-lined leather gloves. They were my husband's gloves, a gift he had received from one of his daughters for Christmas -- the last Christmas of his life.

For these hotel guests, life is just ducky
I long have been intrigued by the Peabody ducks: the ones in residence in the lobbies of Peabody hotels.

Take a break from Florida's summer heat
For listings of events in August, consult these St. Petersburg Times features: The weekend magazine on Thursdays, Friday Floridian's weekend calendar and the daily entertainment page, 2B


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