July 31, 2014

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Game day party tips for football fans Print E-mail

Entertaining this football season? To make your gatherings memorable, you’ll need to do more than just turn on the game and hope for the best. With the right party plays, you can treat your guests to a spirited game day and a memorable football feast.

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New twists on a classic holiday celebration Print E-mail

Thanksgiving traditionally marks the beginning of the holiday season. Ever since the Gimbel Brothers Department Store in Philadelphia put up the first Thanksgiving Day Parade in 1920, this decade became well known as the golden era of celebration, revelry and joy.

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Thousands of children need homes Print E-mail

Every year, more than 100,000 children in foster care are available for adoption. Many spend more than five years waiting for permanent, loving homes, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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Just a Pinch - Taste Fall in Every Bite, Pumpkin Cranberry Bread Print E-mail
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"Skip" Print E-mail

I have known a Black man called ‘Skip’ for some 50 plus years. I have to think a bit at times and recall that his proper name is Ralph Edward Taylor.  ‘Skip’ is like myself, “he is not perfect and he would not want me to give you the idea that he is without fault.”

The last few years that I have observed him I think he has the physical likeness of the great American abolitionist Frederick Douglas. He has a wonderful family and has been an asset to every community where he has lived.

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Time saving tips to prep your home for the holidays Print E-mail

During the holiday season, you’ll likely be spending more time indoors. While getting your home ready for the fun is important, making the process smooth and easy can help you focus on family, friends and the spirit of the season.

Here are some holiday prep tips that will save you time and energy:

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"A Day in the Life of Diabetes" calls for public support Print E-mail

Shown here is NASCAR driver, Ryan Reed, with #16, which will be wrapped with photos from the mosaic representing "A Day in the Life of Diabetes" and will be featured in his November 9, 2013 race in Phoenix during American Diabetes Month.

In 2012, the America Diabetes Association launched a socially focused initiative for American Diabetes Month called "A Day in the Life of Diabetes", to demonstrate the impact diabetes has on families and communities across the country. In 2013, the American Diabetes Association will continue to grow the campaign with a host of online and offline program elements. The movement to Stop Diabetes® is not over and the Association will continue to call for individuals to take a public stand via the Association's social media channels and other online properties, to support this movement.

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“Warnings” Print E-mail

The term ‘warnings’ is widely used in our commercial areas today. A company or individual must disclose any possible risk that may occur when using a commodity or any related accident that could happen.

A warning attempts to distance the seller from any liabilities that may occur in the future use of a product.

I think our society has gone a bit crazy in trying to protect everyone against everything.

Our government has gotten the idea that citizens don’t have enough sense to basically protect themselves.

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“Better or Worse?” Print E-mail

Sometime I start thinking about changes that have taken place over the past 60 years. I come up with the question, is society better or worse now or then? I suppose there is no real clear cut solution or answer, and certainly if there were, it would be debatable.

I can only make one personal observation. The folks who have lived in my generation in the good old USA are better off than 99.44% of the people living in the world today, or the people who have ever lived.

People have had struggles and problems, but most of us do not know what it would be like to go to bed hungry or fear that an enemy soldier might come into our home and kill us or our family before we wake in the morning. If we put forth an effort, educational and

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United Nations Day is October 24 Print E-mail

In 1947, the United Nations General Assembly declared October 24 the anniversary of the Charter of the United Nations, as which "shall be devoted to making known tot he peoples of the world the aims and achievements of the United Nations and to gaining their support for" its work.

In 1971 the United Nations General Assembly adopted a further resolution (United Nations Resolution  2782) declaring the United Nations Day shall be an international holiday and recommended that it should be observed as a public holiday by all United Nations member states.

United Nations Day is devoted to making known to peoples of the world the aims and achievements of the United Nations Organization. United Nations Day is part of United Nations Week, which runs from October 20 to 26.

The United Nations (UN; French: Organisation des Nations Unies, ONU) is an intergovernmental organization whose stated aims include promoting and facilitating cooperation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress, human rights, civil rights, civil liberties, political freedoms, democracy, and the achievement of lasting world peace. The UN was founded in 1945 after World War II to replace the League of Nations, to stop wars between countries, and to provide a platform for dialogue. It contains multiple subsidiary organizations to carry out its missions.

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