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2008-09-14 21:00:13

Social Security worries I am an average 67-year-old white male, college graduate, born and raised in the United States. I am concerned about the crisis that exists with the Social Security and MediCare programs. We have worked all our lives to support our families, raise our system which quietly ignores the average working person. We know that politicians always find the money for what they are concerned about. We suspect all the administrations have systematically taken from the...

2008-09-10 00:00:17

By Christina Patterson When Gordon Brown talks about the revival of a gentle form of patriotism, he is probably thinking of somewhere like Sweden. In Sweden, every cottage, every farmhouse, every hut in the middle of a forest, has a little pole from which flutters the vivid blue and yellow of the Swedish flag. You have to take the flag down at night, my mother explained when we were there last week. You have to take it down, unless, that is, you have the triangular version, with a strip of...

2008-09-08 09:00:32

Sunwin International Neutraceuticals, Inc. (OTCBB: SUWN), a leader in the production and distribution of Chinese herbs, veterinary medicines and one of the world's leading producers of all natural, zero calorie Stevia in China, announced today that on September 2, 2008 its wholly owned subsidiary, Qufu Natural Green Engineering Co., Ltd. entered into an amendment to its June 30, 2008 agreement to acquire a 60% equity interest of Qufu Shengwang Stevia Biology and Science Co., Ltd. ("Qufu...

2008-09-05 21:00:18

By Kriner Cash Public education is a huge enterprise with its own momentum and a vast interest group that sustains it. In theory, we can never invest too much in our children, those who will take care of us and inherit and preserve our planet. But a large clamor of voices is now asking of our educational system, "How much is enough?" and "What are we getting for the dollars we pay?" I believe these are reasonable questions. Pragmatically and politically, we must figure out how to make...

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...

2008-09-02 09:00:32

By CHRIS LEONARD By CHRIS LEONARD Staff Writer SOUTHEAST DISTRICT -- Holmesville Elementary School students found themselves with an extra passenger on their Thursday morning commute, namely, the district superintendent. With the start of the first week of school, not to mention the start of his tenure as the top officer in the district after being hired this May, Michael Shreffler is looking to get to know as many people -- students, staff and administrators -- as possible. "The...

2008-08-29 12:00:46

An excerpt from the introduction of the book The Numerati. Imagine you're in a cafe, perhaps the noisy one I'm sitting in at this moment. A young woman at a table to your right is typing on her laptop. You turn your head and look at her screen. She surfs the Internet. You watch. Hours pass. She reads an online newspaper. You notice that she reads three articles about China. She scouts movies for Friday night and watches the trailer for Kung Fu Panda. She clicks on an ad that promises to...

2008-08-28 18:00:44

By Philip Dixon EDUCATION makes us what we are - according to the 18th-century French philosopher Helvetius. This claim is true of individuals and societies and, Janus-like, points to both the past and the future: our previous experience of education has made us what we are and our present experience will determine what we will become as a nation. In recent years we have been bombarded with reports and investigations that have warned us starkly that at present we are not producing the...

2008-08-27 03:00:23

By Lynn, David H So, okay, Caroline has done this a thousand times. Or if not, then it seems like it and it's been plenty enough. Sometimes they'll be gone already by the time the emergency squad arrives, and there's nothing she or the team can do. CPR. Defibrillators. The body will jerk and jump and flop back. Nothing. Others, they look like nothing's wrong at all, them a bit vexed at the fuss or puzzled maybe. Maybe they'll be cradling their left arm like it hurts or is suddenly heavy....

2008-08-26 00:00:38

Most Lush Garden Store Winner: Stringer's For those with a green thumb, there's no greater pleasure than walking among row upon row of plants and blooms; and for the brown thumb, there's no greater comfort than knowing Stringer's Garden Center is nearby. "The employees, they all love to garden," says Vador Vance, vice president of the company, when asked why the store won top honors as the most lush in town. "They're always fluffing, creating and making it look like their own back...