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From the Sunny Side: Black Friday

Today is the day many folks call “Black Friday.” You probably didn’t need me to tell you that, but I did. I’m not sure from where the term originated; perhaps it came from the many retail workers who probably look forward to the day with a certain amount of dread. None of my brief work encounters involving retail directly dealt with Black Friday, so I can’t fully empathize with those retail workers in the shopping malls. Those nice people do have my respect. I think most people are nice and…

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Preparation tips for your Thanksgiving bird

Preparing a turkey can be intimidating to most cooks. It’s because we only prepare a turkey once or twice a year, and it is so much larger than anything else we put into the oven the rest of the year. I couldn’t let the season go by without a few recommendations to follow from the US Department of Agriculture. They will boost your confidence and keep your holiday turkey safe to serve. Turkeys come in all sizes to fit everyone’s holiday meal.  They can be purchased whole as in the…

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Passing Parade:  “Stubby” dies; Dog gained fame in war

Nelson A. Pryor: Guest Columnist That was the headline in the March 17, 1926 Washington Post, p. 24. The subhead was: “Mascot Went Through Four Major Battles and Was Wounded Once.” Education can be one of adventure, and so it was for Stubby, the stray dog, who found his way to the campus at Yale University, in the summer of 1917. The dog, which was of the Boston Bull breed, was taken overseas, for the war, by the 102nd Infantry, a Yale unit, which had adopted him.    The April…

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National Security: Veterans Day

Joe Boyles: Guest Columnist Saturday is Veterans Day, the day we honor our veteran soldiers, sailors, airmen, coast guardsmen and marines, living and dead, former and current.  Originally, this observance was known as Armistice Day, the commemoration of the end of World War I. The guns finally fell silent across Europe on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 after four years and three months of carnage and bloodshed. The Great War, so-called “the war to end all wars,” had resulted in some ten…

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