As parents, we are likely vigilant in checking our children’s Halloween candy to make sure they don’t eat anything unwrapped or homemade from strangers. We probably remember our parents doing the same after a night of trick-or-treating fun.
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We worry about the wrong things. We worry about shark attacks although we’re more likely to be killed by lightning. We worry about flying although we’re more likely to be killed in a car. We worry about Ebola, but we are far more likely to die from the flu. We worry about the inconvenience and discomfort of a flu shot, but without the shot as many as 20 percent of us may suffer the far worse symptoms of the flu this year.
Starting Over: Planes gone, the 188th Wing and four other National Guard units are now fully focused on a whole new way ahead.
Traffic accidents are the No. 1 cause of death for American teenagers.
Oscar de la Renta, the world renowned fashion designer, died this week at age 82. His clientele included Hollywood legends, First ladies and global royalty. He first gained wide exposure in the United States as one of the courtiers who dressed Jacqueline Kennedy.
No one wants to think about it.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month — a time when we’re all reminded to decorate in pink, wear pink, think pink.
Today, the nation pauses to observe Columbus Day. This holiday occupies an odd place in our history. A generation ago, it was still common to hear Columbus referred to as the “discoverer” of America. As most folks now readily concede, the Vikings had set up colonies in Greenland and Newfoundland four centuries before Columbus.
In 1985, after Philadelphia police dropped two small bombs on a row home occupied by members of the radical “back-to-nature” group MOVE, killing five adults and six children and burning a 60-house neighborhood to the ground, the city called together a commission to see what went wrong.
Score one for opponents of the thought police. After two weeks of public outrage, demonstrations and statewide backlash, the school board of Jefferson County, Colo., has relented on its plan to sanitize its advanced placement U. S. history classes. The proposal was offered by Julie Williams one of three newly elected ultra-conservative board members.