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Month: April 2007

Twenty One Dollars a Day

Twenty One Dollars a Day

Governor Ted Kulongoski is getting a taste of reality. For one week he’s living on $21 for food. That’s the amount that food stamp recipients get a week in the state of Oregon. Kulongoski set out on his trip to grocery store with someone who receives food stamps. She was there to help him make cost effective choices. He quickly realized that $21 doesn’t go very far. He had to review the prices of everything he purchased. No specialty items,…

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I Won’t Cheat

I Won’t Cheat

Dale Murphy, former Atlanta Braves outfielder, is inserting himself into the discussion on steroids use. He’s founded the organization “I Won’t Cheat” to tackle the problem. Murphy see’s cheating permeating American society. The ends justify the means. It doesn’t matter how you get there just as long as you win. It’s a philosophy that spreads from athletes to politicans to business owners. While Murphy knows about the illegality of using steroids or cheating to get your way, he’s attempting to…

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Jackie Robinson Day Celebrations Classy

Jackie Robinson Day Celebrations Classy

On Sunday, Major League Baseball celebrated Jackie Robinson, the first African American to break baseball’s color code. The main event was at Dodger Stadium. This was fitting since the Dodgers owner, Branch Rickey, was the one who signed Robinson. The celebration included speeches from Commissioner Bud Selig, Robinson’s widow, Rachel, and others. There was a Gospel Choir and Rachel Robinson received an award for all the good work she continues to do for baseball including her work with the Jackie…

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Update: Veterinarian Hero

Update: Veterinarian Hero

This is an update on the story I ran Sunday on the veterinarian who was trying to save dogs from puppy mills. She made it to the breeder’s auction and was able to save 71 dogs. They bid on the worst of the lot knowing that almost all the other bidders were looking for breeding dogs for their own puppy mills. Some of the dogs were so sick they could not travel. They have been sent to animal rescue shelters…

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A Hole in One at 102

A Hole in One at 102

102 year old Elsie McLean probably has had a long list of achievements in her long life. Last week, she added a new one to the list–a hole in one. This is a record as she is the oldest golfer ever to get a hole in one. McLean’s feat was accomplished at Bidwell Park in California. The avid golfer was astonished when her friends told her the ball was in cup. She’d never had one before. Prior to this, Harold…

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