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Prepare now for the eclipse

Subscriber onlyWith the eclipse less than a week away, more and more people are getting excited and beginning to plan on viewing this cool astronomical event. Continue reading...

Can colleges be run as a business? State to test a plan

FUNDING NO LONGER DEPENDENT ON ENROLLMENT ON CAMPUS, BUT OVERALL ACHIEVEMENT

Subscriber onlyThere is a new plan for the state's public colleges and universities -- from the top to the bottom -- and not everyone is so sure the plan is going to work. Continue reading...

Insights for a healthy outlook at work

Subscriber onlyIt is the time of year in which many families have completed a vacation, or they are about to embark on one more quick trip: Summer's days are limited. Continue reading...

Letter to the Editor

Subscriber onlyTime for healthcare changes Continue reading...

I must write about 45th Chief Executive without the letter *

My writing device on the blink; 16th letter has been hacked or stolen by yeggs

Subscriber onlyHere I sit, dumbfounded, confused and at a loss for a reason. Continue reading...

The place of sports in America

Subscriber onlyIf you are a parent, a teacher, a coach, or an athletic director; or if you are interested in sports, building good character, or instilling discipline into life, then the following thoughts are for you. Continue reading...

Correspondence by handwritten letters

How writing has changed over time

Subscriber onlyThe methods people use to correspond with others has changed greatly over the past several years. Many of the changes have taken place within my own lifetime, and often have gone in unexpected directions. Even within our own family, the most common method of corresponding over long distances was by handwritten letter. This was the case for us until the 1990s, when we began entering the era of electronic mail. I won't say that we as a family have fully changed over to newer electronic methods of communicating, because at least some of our family members still write letters, and in long-hand cursive, still maintaining some of the traditional emphasis on penmanship. Continue reading...

Lab rats cause consternation

Subscriber onlyAnimals are a vital and necessary component of scientific research. I am thankful that in my lab career I never had to use any animal more evolved than rats. I know dogs, cats and monkeys are used as well. There are very strict rules in place for the use and handling of any animal in pursuit of advancing human health. Continue reading...