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Celebrate America Saves

Diann Douglas Saving money is one of the best habits you can have and there are many reasons to save.   This week, America Saves, a nationwide campaign, launched to encourage American to build wealth one step at a time, it involves more than 1,000 non-profit, government and corporate groups that encourage people to save and build personal wealth.  Start small, but be consistent and your money will grow. Beginning Monday, each day America Saves highlighted a different topic on savings, an important financial tool to stabilize your financial well-being….

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Advocate’s Avenue… Tips to a good night’s sleep

Leslie McLeod March is Sleep Awareness Month. The National Sleep Foundation, which promotes this awareness, believes that sleep is an indispensable part of a healthy lifestyle. They are dedicated to improving health and well-being through sleep education and advocacy. Problems with sleeping with intellectual or developmental disorders are not uncommon. Sleeping problems are more common in children with intellectual or developmental disorders than typically developing children. Individuals with autism spectrum disorders often have problems falling asleep and with waking during the night. People with Down syndrome often have medical problems…

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National Security: Dereliction of Duty

Joe Boyles: Guest Columnist Twenty years ago, I retired from the Air Force and moved to Madison County.  Shortly after Linda and I had made that transition, I heard about a new book that intrigued me: “Dereliction of Duty: Lyndon Johnson, Robert McNamara, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the lies that led to Vietnam (Harper Collins, 1997).” I read it from cover to cover.  As a Vietnam veteran, I am always interested in critiques of the conduct of the war that was so impactful on my generation.  What I…

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Conservative Corner: Fido Watch

Nelson A. Pryor: Guest Columnist More and more dogs are being sickened by eating marijuana, New York veterinarians say. In New York City, veterinarians say canine marijuana poisoning has become a daily occurrence. “We probably see close to one a day at one of our four hospitals,” said David Wohlstadter, senior emergency clinician for the city locations of the veterinary chain Blue Pearl. “And we’ve definitely seen an increase in the past couple of years.” Animal Medical Center says it treats several cases a week. Fortunately, the effects: lethargy, wobbling…

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