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  1. ​Tricks and Treats for those Suspiciously Tall Kids

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    October 27, 2011 by Alison Grisham

    By Alison Grisham Halloween is just a few days away, which can only mean one thing — I’m eating candy corn by the fistful and mortgaging the house to buy the remaining candy needed for Oct. 31. There was a time when you could make candy apples or pass out cookies. But I don’t care if their grandmother makes it, there isn’t a kid from Sacramento to Sarasota who’s eatingeating anything unwrapped on Halloween anymore.

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  2. Political Spectrum Question: An Answer from the Right

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    October 22, 2011 by Mike Landry

    For several weeks, thousands of people across the country have been participating in what has become known as “Occupy Wall Street.” These protests have been described as either an angry, undefined mob or the beginning of a new political movement. From your perspective what does “Occupy Wall Street” mean. Mike Landry:

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  3. Political Spectrum Question: An Answer from the Left

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    October 22, 2011 by Richard Drake

    For several weeks, thousands of people across the country have been participating in what has become known as “Occupy Wall Street.” These protests have been described as either an angry, undefined mob or the beginning of a new political movement. From your perspective what does “Occupy Wall Street” mean. Richard Drake:

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  4. When is it Time to Say Goodbye?

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    October 22, 2011 by Linda Ford

    Veterinarians are frequently asked about the appropriate time to euthanize their beloved aging pets. Sometimes it’s hard to tell if a pet is suffering or in pain since they can’t speak. However, they can speak to you with signs and mannerisms. Unfortunately, our pets do not live as long as we do; time seems to fly by and suddenly your pet is old.

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  5. Voice From the Right: Healthcare Exchanges — A Contentious Issue

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    October 22, 2011 by Justin Harris

    The determination of the Governor and state health officials to jump into the murky waters of deeply flawed and misguided federal legislation is why House and Senate Republicans recently opposed the establishment of a federally mandated health insurance exchange, a key provision in President Obama’s health care law.

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  6. The Circle of Life for a Yard Sale Treasure

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    October 20, 2011 by Annie McCormick

    A few weeks ago, some knucklehead decided to promote a 30-mile long yard sale on Highway 71. I know it was to bring the community together for a common cause: shopping. On the other hand: to make a few bucks. I both love and hate yard sales. I love to go to them and buy stuff for a good price, but hate to actually have one. They are too much like moving. Boxes are filled with junk I don’t want or need and then schlepped out to the carport to be arranged precariously on old wiggly card tables.

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  7. How to Perfect the After-School Quiz

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    October 20, 2011 by Terry Ropp

    Fall is here with football games, Frito pies and hoodies. School is in full swing with parents and kids going through the “how was your day” routine. For the most part, that routine is a meaningless ritual plagued with generic responses such as “fine” or “okay.” Parents feel they are showing an interest in their childrens’ educations and students feel they have dodged a bullet. Better questioning can heap huge rewards without taking excessive time many families simply don’t have.

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