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Unraveling the myths of CCs

Months before Caitlin Johnson graduated from high school, she opened Ohio State University's early-decision letter and felt the doors open wide.For as long as she could remember, she'd wanted to go to OSU's veterinary school. She was on her way.But on the drive home with her parents after ...

A man for all times

LONDON - It is an old debating point: Do the times make the man, or does the man make the times? In the case of Winston Churchill, whose death 50 years ago Saturdaythe British are remembering with more than nostalgia, it is both.The times in Churchill's case were both World War I, in which he ...

Budget deficit expected to shrink

WASHINGTON - Solid economic growth will help the federal budget deficit shrink this year to its lowest level since President Barack Obama took office, according to congressional estimates released Monday.The Congressional Budget Office says the deficit will be $468 billion for the budget year ...

Obama reading from the same old script

It's hard to believe that was only President Obama's sixth State of the Union address. It feels like he's given so many more. Maybe that's because the man seems to be constantly talking. And talking. The talking is the background noise of much of the last decade, auditory wallpaper that seems ...

Obama: President of France

Barack Obama's sixth State of the Union address was an homage to France. The president might not have intended it as such -he mentioned the nation only glancingly when denouncing terror attacks in Pakistan and Paris. Yet France was at the heart of the president's address.France has everything ...

The new Compassionate Conservatism

Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney are zeroing in on inequality as America's fundamental economic problem.Bush's new Political Action Committee, called "The Right to Rise," declares "the income gap is real" but that "only conservative principles can solve it."Mitt Romney likewise promised last week that ...

Government created financial crisis, and could be doing so again

What caused the financial crisis? How can we prevent another one from happening again? The answers you most often hear to those questions are (1) greed and deregulation and (2) the Dodd-Frank law.But they're patently inadequate. Greed - or the desire for monetary gain - has always been with us ...

France needs no-nonsense approach to domestic terrorism

During a White House press conference last week in the wake of the Paris terror attacks, U.S President Barack Obama took the opportunity to school France on how to fight terrorism through social assimilation and approaches that don't involve the military or law enforcement. Ironically, he ...

Restate of the union

President Obama sure is consistent. His State of the Union address sounded like his other speeches: What I've done is great! America is in a much better position. We've created a manufacturing sector that's adding jobs. More oil is produced at home. I cut deficits in half!Give me a break. The ...

Early presidential prospects

With 2015 just getting under way, the buzz of political activity makes it seem almost as if we are already in the midst of the 2016 presidential campaign.Among the Democrats, Hillary Clinton is honing her message to appeal to the mindset of the left wing of her party, whose support she will ...

Improvement in GERD found following chiropractic care

CHASSELL?- A case report discusses the results of chiropractic care on a 27 year old female with the diagnosis of GERD and vertebral subluxation, as published in the Journal of Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research.Your Chassell based Dr. Mischa Doman, D.C., stated, "A 27 year old female ...

‘Paddington’ the first must see of 2015

Based on Michael Bond's Paddington Bear character, "Paddington" is the story of a young bear, voiced by Ben Whishaw, who travels from Darkest Peru to London in search of a home. He is taken in temporarily by the Brown family, who name him Paddington and try to find him a more permanent ...

‘Selma’ sparks interest in historic Alabama city

SELMA, Ala. - The 50th anniversary of the civil rights marches in Selma and the movie that tells the story are expected to bring thousands of visitors to this historic Alabama city this year.Visitors can still walk across the bridge where voting rights marchers were beaten in 1965 and see the ...

What to watch for at the Sundance Film Festival

By SANDY COHENAP Entertainment WriterLOS ANGELES - Just as Hollywood's awards season heats up, half the town takes off for a snowy getaway to Park City, Utah, for the Sundance Film Festival.Celebrating its 31st year, the festival has steadily outgrown its indie-film roots to showcase emerging ...

Comedy Central to roast Justin Bieber

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Comedy Central says Justin Bieber will be the victim of its next roast.The channel said Tuesday that the pop star will face the music at a taping in Los Angeles on a still-unannounced air date.In a posting on his Twitter account, Bieber said he's long wanted to be roasted but ...

TV son says painful to watch Bill Cosby face allegations

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Malcolm-Jamal Warner says it's difficult to see Bill Cosby face allegations of sexual assault.Warner, who played Cosby's son Theo in the hit 1984-1992 sitcom "The Cosby Show," told Billboard magazine that the comedian has been an important mentor and friend to him.The ...

Embarking on a new adventure

I have an unusual name, with an unusual situation, but a great life. My name is Camille, I am sixteen, a junior at Calumet High School, I'm going to another country for 10 months and I have a family who loves me enough to let me go for a while. I believe everyone should pursue what they love. ...

Administration goes to extremes

Could this argument be any dumber?The Obama administration has forced America and much of the world into a debate no one wanted or needed. Namely, does Islamic terrorism have anything to do with Islam.This debate is different than the much-coveted "national conversation on race" that ...

A war of ideas

By savagely attacking and murdering writers and cartoonists as well as Jewish shoppers, French Islamists clarified something that many in the West have deceived themselves about: that the war we are engaged in is a war of ideas. Islamists have once again reminded us that freedom itself is their ...

Beards

One of the unique perks in longevity is the ability to follow history as it unfolds within a lifetime. As years go by and history begins to repeat itself, the observations become almost an amusing pastime. And here is one observation on a current male fad:This is going to be a hairy tale, but ...