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Research on lost loved ones can aid closure
The loss of a child is the worst experience of a lifetime, say many parents; but, for children, the loss of a parent can lay the foundation of a lifetime of grievances. I was only 5 when I lost my ...
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Editorial: New sheriff in town brings his A-Team
Gen. Douglas MacArthur, a respected military icon of the Pacific Theater during World War II, said it best when he pointed to the direct connection between a leader’s impact and the performance of ...
Aug 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Education could look at teachers’ function
Less than half of high school graduates who took the SAT in 2013 were prepared for college, continuing a five-year trend. Less than half — 44 percent — who took the ACT had the reading skills neces...
Aug 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Viewpoint: ‘No Cellphone Day’ can save family time
As a jazz trombonist and music producer, and being a member of the music-loving Marsalis family from New Orleans, I appreciate the “old-school” ways of doing things. That means doing without automa...
Aug 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Not now, maybe later’ the right choice by Lee
Good decisions aren’t always the most popular, especially among those who were hoping for a different outcome. Such might have been the case last week in the Cleveland and Bradley County community,...
Aug 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stock market is not only viable investment
As major stock market indexes continue to climb, so too are concerns on the “fear market.” Advances in the market have been relatively thin in volume, and the declines have been heavier; in general...
Aug 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Online dating scams identified by red flags
Not only have online dating sites opened up a whole new dynamic for singles looking for company, attitudes about the viability of these sites have become more positive. The Pew Research Center rece...
Aug 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Remaining thoughts about the elections
While U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais and his challenger, state Sen. Jim Tracy, continue to wrangle over who is the rightful Republican nominee for the 4th Congressional District seat leading into the N...
Aug 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Viewpoint: A question of villains during investigations
Recently, our government flexed its muscles as evidenced by the following headlines that appeared in the national press: “An arrogant and lawless IRS,” “GOP turns up heat over IRS emails,” “Refusin...
Aug 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Women’s emotions can affect money
Everyone has a relationship with money, but for women it’s much more fraught with emotion. When we avoid and ignore those emotions, we allow them to quietly guide our decision-making — which inevit...
Aug 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Editorial: Two local teachers and a deserved award
Excellence in education, and in the performance of professional educators, is best measured through the use of time-honored benchmarks. Such standards of quality and personal commitment often refle...
Aug 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Viewpoint: Environmentalist debunks five myths about fracking
By now, you’ve probably heard of the term “fracking” and have a foggy understanding that it has something to do with extracting natural gas from the ground. Unfortunately, the term has been spun to...
Aug 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Immigration policies victimize education
Our nation’s security and immigration policies are federal responsibilities, yet it is has become another example of our federal government not meeting a legitimate need of American citizens. In fa...
Aug 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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