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Updated Apr 29, 2016 at 10:29 AM

He called it from the very beginning, but who's going to believe a 3-year-old? Our sixth grandchild will arrive this summer, and, as the big brother predicted, it's a girl.

Updated Apr 29, 2016 at 9:36 AM

This week is National Reentry Week. Reentry is a correctional term of art that encompasses the release of prisoners in federal, state and local lock-ups who are making the transition from prison to the community.

Updated Apr 28, 2016 at 10:18 AM

There are those who create myths and those who repeat them. The wonderful ease with which we communicate these days often elevates myths to a status that affects how the public deals with policy.  

Updated Apr 27, 2016 at 4:32 PM

The Democrats and Republicans are finally pushing back against the argument that there is no real difference between the parties these days.

Updated Apr 27, 2016 at 11:20 AM

President Barack Obamaís visit to Britain, including a joint news conference with Prime Minister David Cameron on April 22, underscores the vital partnership between that nation and the United States. The visit also highlights the complementary...

Updated Apr 27, 2016 at 9:52 AM

I had several choices for today's column to remind of events from America's past.  The first was from long ago, in 1865, and the sinking of the steamboat Sultana near Memphis due to an explosion.  Some 1,700 people were on...

Updated Apr 27, 2016 at 9:38 AM

A group of Ohio State University students, who spent the past year advocating improvements in the universityís food system, has won $5,000 to help its cause.

Updated Apr 26, 2016 at 11:37 AM

Iím getting old.I know that. My boys remind me when I forget. After playing soccer or basketball with my sons, my body is quick to remind me as well.

Updated Apr 26, 2016 at 9:50 AM

Jazz music is alluring. I recall after watching the hit film "Chicago," I couldn’t get the catchy tune "All that Jazz" out of my head for days.Fortunately for music aficionados, the power and beauty of jazz music will be...

Updated Apr 26, 2016 at 9:48 AM

When I was hired as the Fort Leavenworth forester in 1978, I was being transferred from Fort Dix and one impression of Kansas was from the movie "The Wizard of Oz." I also had seen an image on television of a string of several combines...

Updated Apr 26, 2016 at 9:46 AM

Next in a series of articles about business planning.In the previous article, we discussed the uses for insurance in business planning. This article will focus on the use of disability insurance in business planning.

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