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2008-10-01 03:00:13

By Vaira, Douglas Discover why this year's NRPA Congress & Exposition keynoter believes it's high time to remove environmental issues from the back burner-and what he plans to do about it. If there's anyone who is able to take the lead in resolving the environmental mess we find ourselves in now-lax regulations on drilling and pollution, a warming planet, and rapidly disappearing open space, just to cite a few examples-it's Robert F. Kennedy Jr. After all, he's got some pretty good...

2008-09-27 15:00:22

By Carrie Rickey While I've never read a Nicholas Sparks novel, in the films made from his books, his characters inevitably experience The Big Contradiction. Namely, that love is fleeting - and it is eternal. Having seen all four movies adapted from Sparks books - "Message in a Bottle,""The Notebook,""A Walk to Remember" and, now, "Nights in Rodanthe" - I can vouch that they are to tear duct what milking machine is to cow udder. Namely, a most effective instrument for stimulating the...

2008-09-23 12:00:36

By Mark Williamson WITH the banking sector and capital markets in turmoil many may have felt that the cut-price sale of Halifax Bank of Scotland to an English bidder was a price worth paying for the prospect of some stability returning to the market. Should Lloyds TSB complete the acquisition of HBOS, owners of small and medium-sized enterprise will be hoping that claims by the bidder that the deal would allow it to do more business with business prove to be justified. In this week's SME...

2008-09-23 06:00:25

By Lynn O'Shaughnessy Before he retired, Vin Feudo could buy just about any toy he desired. For years, Feudo, a college professor, tooled around suburban Augusta, Ga., in a sports car, but his real passion was sports memorabilia. Among Feudo's prized possessions was a Red Sox jersey with Ted Williams' autograph and boxing gloves that Muhammad Ali had signed. Like Feudo, 62, his wife, Bonnie, 58, an elementary school teacher, was no slouch as a shopper. She couldn't remember all the...

2008-09-11 06:00:00

By Nancy Mitchell Jaime Aquino leaves Denver Public Schools today after a three- year stint as the chief academic officer who oversaw record gains in student achievement. At 43, he has seen education from nearly every angle, as a New York City classroom teacher juggling 42 kids, as an assistant professor of education in California and as an instructional administrator in three states. He'll be working for a subsidiary of the National Center for Education and the Economy, which urges...

2008-09-05 12:00:39

I SHARE Ian Hamilton's concerns about care homes (Letters, August 30). We visit two people in such care and they are well looked after but, like Mr Hamilton, I would prefer not to end my days in one. Indeed, some Americans pejoratively call such care warehousing. There are many people in such homes, perhaps paralysed from strokes but mentally alert. Not for them the bottle in the woods. Their mental condition does not allow their lives to be terminated. How is Mr Hamilton so sure that his...

2008-08-04 12:01:29

It seems Americans have adopted an "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em" approach to the raging obesity epidemic. According to a new study, pretty much everyone in the country who can lift a fork will be overweight or obese within the next two decades. Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health _ clearly unconvinced that we're going to stick to that new diet we started _ are saying that more than 86 percent of Americans will be super-sized by the year 2030. The...

2008-07-25 00:00:32

By Bill Drummond He founded one of the Eighties' most anarchic bands, and famously burnt Pounds 1m in cash. But Bill Drummond's latest scheme is truly ground-breaking, as his diaries reveal... This is about a choir... A choir that has existed inside my head for almost a score of years. About how the voices of this choir torment and inflame my imagination. How they provide my internal soundscapes with some of the most beautiful and terrifying music I have ever heard. And how over these...

2008-07-24 18:00:35

By Herschel Freeman At their monthly public meetings, members of the Germantown Board of Mayor and Aldermen have instituted some unusual rules. During the "Citizens To Be Heard" portion, anyone in the audience can speak to the board, but only under the following restrictions: Remarks are limited to three minutes. No topic on the night's agenda can be discussed. The speaker may include questions in his (or her) statement, but the board members are under no obligation to respond. And...

2008-07-08 06:00:36

TALK/TOUR: Ephrata Community Hospital's Family Maternity Unit will offer a Talk and Tour for expecting parents from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, at the hospital, 169 Martin Ave., Ephrata. Ask questions, tour the maternity services area and meet the staff. The event is free, but registration is requested. For more information or to register, call the Family Maternity Unit at 738- MOMS. FESTIVAL: Reinholds Fire Company, 138 Main St., Reinholds, will host Soberstock 2008, an event in...