November 22, 2017

What our puppy has taught the kids about parenting

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When I was 6-years-old my parents told my three sisters and me we were adopting a baby boy. When I got off the school bus the day of our much-anticipated special delivery my mom was there to greet us. “Meet your new little brother,” she smiled, pointing to what would become our faithful companion for… Read more

Shirley Temple dies at 85

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She may have lifted the country’s spirits during the Depression, but for generations after she lifted many children’s spirits on Saturday mornings. Read about Shirley Temple’s life and legacy

Jar of Marbles- A Huge Life Lesson for Teens

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By Dr. Denny Coates   The sound of the front door shutting announced that Ricardo was home from practice. His dad met him in the hallway.   “How was it today?”   “It was okay. We did a lot of conditioning drills and I’m beat.”   “Good stuff. I’ll bet you’re thirsty. Come on into… Read more

Van der Sloot Sentenced, Holloway Declared Legally Dead

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What a sad example of young lives cut short.  Joran Van der Sloot was sentenced to 28 years for the 2010 murder of student Stephany Flores.  Her death occurred 5 years to the day American Natalee Holloway went missing on her high school senior trip to Aruba.  Though Van der Sloot was never charged with… Read more

Open Water Swimming by Ann Van De Water

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My daughter and I did some research for a mini-report for Girl Scouts on Florence May Chadwick (1918-1995).  Chadwick, a San Diego native, defied most people’s understanding of women’s limitations as a champion ultra-distance swimmer, breaking many records.  She is best known for being the first person to swim the English Channel in both directions (with a couple month gap… Read more

College president makes promise to end hazing

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David J. Skorton, a cardiologist and also the president of Cornell, issues a plea to end fraternity and sorority hazing.  Although hazing has been banned from the college for nearly 30 years, it is something that still happens too frequently.  Read the story