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  • The future of our nation is in your hands

    "Surprise, when it happens to a government, is likely to be a complicated, diffuse, bureaucratic thing. It includes neglect of responsibility, but also responsibility so poorly defined or so ambiguously delegated that action gets lost. It includes gaps in intelligence that, like a string of pearls too precious to wear, is too sensitive to give to
  • A little at a time

    For nearly 50 years, Ann Landers dispensed advice in a daily column carried by more than 1,200 newspapers worldwide. When she died on June 22, 2002, her daughter Margo Howard wrote a farewell column. She asked the editors to leave a blank space for the last part of the column as a memorial to her mom. The idea came from a column written years
  • What will you do in 2008?

    Many of us are saying "whew" as we try to catch our breath through or after the holidays. 2007 brought changes to our lives and to the wing. And now our feet are being firmly planted in 2008. New Year's Eve closes a door for one year, New Year's Day opens the door for the next. Dec. 31st is a trigger for some of us to reflect on some of the events