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Quote for the Day

Quote for the Day

on October 30, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History, People

“I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion of the means. — I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. In my youth I travelled much, and I observed in different countries, that the more public provisions were made for the […]

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Quote for Today, October 29th

on October 29, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History, People

“Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people. Those who have known freedom and then lost it, have never known it again.”   Ronald Reagan, 40th President

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Organ Transplants

Organ Transplants

on October 28, 2019, 8:56 AM / in History, People

Good morning, it’s Monday, Oct. 28, 2019. Wendy Marx, a native New Yorker, found personal love and professional fulfillment in my hometown of San Francisco. She also found hepatitis B out there — or, rather, it found her. It was a foe she would fight the rest of life. Wendy was born in 1967, the same year that hepatitis B […]

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Longtime former Detroit Congressman John Conyers dies at 90

Longtime former Detroit Congressman John Conyers dies at 90

on October 28, 2019, 6:29 AM / in People

Former Congressman John Conyers, who was the longest-serving African-American representative ever in the House, died Sunday at his Detroit home. He was 90. Conyers, a liberal Democrat, was a co-founder of the Congressional Black Congress. During a congressional career that spanned 10 presidencies, he built a reputation as a champion of civil and human rights. “He’s touched so many lives […]

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Quote for Today

on October 27, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History, People

No man is fit to command another that cannot command himself. William Penn, (“No Cross No Crown,” 1669)

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Can Man Be Good Without God

Can Man Be Good Without God

on October 25, 2019, 6:00 AM / in People, Religion

Atheists can be good, but people who believe in God are more likely to value being good, one study showed. I can’t believe I just said that. Nor do I understand why anyone would do a survey to prove the obvious but sociologist and pollster Reginald Bibby of the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada, addressed the question “Do people need […]

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Quote for Today October 23rd

Quote for Today October 23rd

on October 23, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History, People

“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” Mark Twain Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910), better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. He wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), the latter often called “the Great […]

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Our Feature for Today

Our Feature for Today

on October 18, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History, People

Freida Pinto (born 18 October 1984) is an Indian actress who has appeared mainly in American and British films. Born and raised in Mumbai, she decided to become an actress at a young age. She was educated at St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai, where she took part in amateur plays. After graduation, she briefly worked as a model and then as […]

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Rep. Elijah Cummings, powerful Democratic chairman and Trump target, dies at 68

Rep. Elijah Cummings, powerful Democratic chairman and Trump target, dies at 68

on October 17, 2019, 8:17 AM / in People

The Maryland congressman’s death was due to complications from longstanding health challenges, his office said in a statement. Rep. Elijah Cummings — the Baltimore-area Democrat who chaired the powerful House Oversight Committee and drew the ire of President Donald Trump — died early Thursday at Johns Hopkins Hospital due to complications from longstanding health challenges, his office said in a […]

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Now This Is Just Downright Evil: Dead man pranks funeral-goers by screaming from coffin in pre-recorded message as he’s lowered into the ground

Now This Is Just Downright Evil: Dead man pranks funeral-goers by screaming from coffin in pre-recorded message as he’s lowered into the ground

on October 17, 2019, 6:53 AM / in People, State News

New York Daily News Shay Bradley may have died on Oct. 8, but his sense of humor lived on. Which is just what he wanted. As his coffin was being lowered into the ground at a cemetery in Dublin, Ireland, another sound cut into the mournful strains of the bagpipes. A shout rang out – from inside. “Hello? Hello. Hello? […]

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Quote for Today

on October 17, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History, People

God gives every bird its food, but He does not throw it into the nest. J. G. Holland Josiah Gilbert Holland (July 24, 1819 – October 12, 1881) was an American novelist and poet who also wrote under the pseudonym Timothy Titcomb. He helped to found and edit Scribner’s Monthly (afterwards the Century Magazine), in which appeared his novels, Arthur Bonnicastle, […]

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Prayer Request

on October 15, 2019, 6:00 AM / in People, Religion

This is a follow-up to a prayer request I sent out the other day, which you may not have gotten (my apologies), but I’m now sharing with a wider audience. The concept that prayers can be felt by the one for whom they are being lifted up is a beautiful mystery that only Christians can even begin to comprehend.  I […]

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First Person To Walk In Space, Alexei Leonov, Dies At 85

First Person To Walk In Space, Alexei Leonov, Dies At 85

on October 13, 2019, 6:41 AM / in People

The very first person to walk in space passed away earlier this week. Russian media outlets reported on Friday that 85-year-old Russian astronaut Alexei Leonov died in Moscow, following an ongoing struggle with his health. Leonov made history on March 18, 1965 when he exited his capsule and became the first person to walk in space. Russian President Vladimir Putin […]

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Douglas Albert Munro

Douglas Albert Munro

on October 11, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History, People

Douglas Albert Munro (October 11, 1919 – September 27, 1942) served in the United States Coast Guard in World War II, and was the Coast Guard’s only recipient during the war of the Medal of Honor. He was awarded the medal posthumously after leading the evacuation of American marines whose positions had been overrun during the Second Battle of the Matanikau. He was shot while piloting a Higgins boat to […]

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Methodist bishop thinks Jesus was a bigot — & several other items

on October 8, 2019, 6:00 AM / in National News, People, Religion

This is just a tiny few of the many articles related to WHY the downward spiral of this nation is taking place.  I have been watching this fall for a good part of my almost 78 years of life.  One of the most blatant in my memories was when the Washington State legislature allowed a iman to speak (or should […]

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From My Friend John Bond who had these questions in 20 years ago.

on October 6, 2019, 7:40 AM / in People

John passed away several years back. I sorely miss him and his wife Mildred. We loved sharing donuts at Highland Park Grocery. In retrospec…… In keeping with my stated purpose, for now, to ask questions I and possibly many of you wanted answers to I have a few more. So, If I didn’t rub you wrong last week, maybe you […]

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Talented 2-year-old beautifully sings Elvis classic

on October 6, 2019, 7:03 AM / in People

Steven Converse We occasionally do karaoke downstairs using YouTube and my audio interface. One time, this Elvis song came on autoplay and my wife sang it. The next day, Daniel was humming the melody, so I picked up a guitar and played/sang it for him. A few days later, my little guy (who at that time barely even talked) was […]

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“YOU SHALL GO TO WORK”

“YOU SHALL GO TO WORK”

on October 5, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History, People

As Abraham Lincoln’s station in life slowly improved over that of his poor relatives, Lincoln was frequently called upon for assistance. He always displayed a keen interest in the welfare of those who had been close to him in his youth, especially his stepmother, and gave liberally to their aid from his limited means. The following letter to his step […]

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Marshall Law

on October 2, 2019, 8:03 AM / in History, People

Good morning, it’s Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. Last night, the Washington Nationals (or the Washington “Internationals,” as Tom Boswell dubbed them) pulled off a win so thrilling that baseball fans in this area will be talking about it for years. On paper, the Nats are better than the Milwaukee Brewers, especially when the visiting team was without its best player. […]

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Meet Tayde

Meet Tayde

on September 29, 2019, 6:43 AM / in Announcements, People

Ever since she was little, Tayde dreamed of being a mother. However, at the age of 7, her life took a drastic turn when she started feeling fatigued and had leg pain and bruises all over her body. Blood tests in Mexico, her home country, revealed that Tayde suffered from acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the most common type of childhood cancer. […]

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