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(NAPSI)—Traveling 12,000 miles in 31 days, four Navy SEAL bikers honored one of their own—and you can go along for the ride.
(BPT) - With summer bringing the celebration of our country’s freedom and a bit more flexibility in our hectic schedules, it’s also a time to reflect on the American dream: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. For many Americans, that means seeking success and prosperity by building their own business.
(BPT) - Recent graduates have a lot on their minds: moving, finding a job and the looming repayment of school loans. Retirement is typically low on the list of priorities, but ignoring the issue entirely can literally cost young professionals hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Let me tell you about Larry. I met Larry in 2009 when I was researching a column about WWII veterans. He looked for all the world like the eight-plus decades of life he had experienced. But, there was a twinkle in his eyes. Even though his body bent under the pressure of his years and his toils, he was a man with a mission. I will share with you as he shared with me.
It’s known as the “silent disease.”
The local Rotary Club recently enjoyed speeches for the 4-Way Speech Contest from four students from the Oracle Elementary School District in response to questions about truth, fairness, self-interest vs. friendships, and sacrifices made for the good of all concerned.
“The awards don’t mean that much. What’s really the most important thing in my life, looking back on it, was an opportunity to serve America, its families, and its youth, and to make a difference with my life.”
Our Mom is ‘Superwoman’ and, she has no clue the magnitude of her own strength (making her qualities even more endearing) Life’s struggles have been much too plentiful from childhood on through.
It’s time for a little honesty/reality check. In the four and a half months or so that I have been doing this challenge, I have lost about 18 pounds and close to 6% body fat, which I am very happy about. But, I guess I had been hoping, and so had my trainer, that the numbers would have been bigger by now.
Middle class is disappearing before our eyes
The great majority of Americans are not wealthy, at least in monetary terms, but we are self-supporting and comfortable.
The White House keeps calling for “shared sacrifice.” When the administration demands the rich “sacrifice” more through increased taxes, it ignores the fact that the rich and middle class are paying the highest amount of total taxes in the history of our nation. The top 50 percent of tax filers pay 97 percent of all federal income taxes.
We all have our own memories of Stephanie Elizabeth Anderson Larson Sellers. When Stephanie asked me to speak at her memorial service, which ultimately took place last weekend, I was honored by the request but taken aback – why me, I asked? She said, “Because you and I have grown up together, had our kids, shared families, helped with our business and been a friend. I trust you.”
A bill under consideration in the Arizona Legislature would eliminate the state’s Medicaid system, which provides health care services for more than 1.3 million residents.
Did you attend the Jan. 12 public tribute at the McKale Center? If so, please share your thoughts and photos of the event by uploading them to firstname.lastname@example.org by 8 a.m. Monday, Jan. 17.
OV hosts 1st virtual Council on Your Corner
With his vitriol, writer makes left’s points
Al 'The Truth' might add some math to resume
Shelly Berg plays the jazz piano as if riding a horse in a competitive race, bobbing up and down on the bench like a jockey, his feet constantly tapping and moving, his torso sometimes hunched as if performing needlework in poor light, other times his head back and rocking as if on the downhill of a rollercoaster, as if in a trance, pulling every last note from the instrument.
Special to The Explorer
There's something new in the air at Marana this year. And it's not the players on the Lady Tigers softball team.
Letters to the editor published in the March 31, 2010, edition of The Explorer.