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April 2007 – Page 2 – In Search of the Human Spirit

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Month: April 2007

Veterinarian Sets Out to Save Dogs From Puppy Mills

Veterinarian Sets Out to Save Dogs From Puppy Mills

Have you ever heard of the deplorable practice called “puppy mills”? They are business where dogs are breed one litter after another without any care for their health or safety. They are kept in cages their entire life and usually die of overuse. Even if a dog falls sick, they still have to breed. The puppies are born with a host of health problems (some of it from inbreeding), unbeknownst to the future owner. They sometimes sell to pet stores…

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An Honest Sheriff

An Honest Sheriff

An Honest Sheriff If you a sheriff and were involved in a car accident, what would you do? When Sheriff Dennis Kocken of Brown County, Wisconsin was involved in a car accident, other police took down the details and processed the paperwork. Kocken as off the hook. However, his conscience gnawed at him. A couple of weeks later, he wrote himself a ticket for a traffic violation. He charged himself with an unsafe lane change. Kocken was following a suspected…

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Tuskee Airman Finally Get Their Due

Tuskee Airman Finally Get Their Due

In 1941, African American men began training with the Army Air Corps. They were the pilots of the Tuskegee Institute of Alabama. They fought against the Axis in World War II. They fought the enemy in the air and racism back home. They escorted Allied bombers and downed 250 enemy planes. Despite their successes, the men came back home to find nothing had changed. They military ignored them. The public still saw them as inferior. It didn’t matter they they…

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British Sailors Freed

British Sailors Freed

The standoff between Great Britain and Iran has ended peacefully. Negotiations between the two nations has lead to the release of the 15 sailors. The group boarded an airplane and landed in London this afternoon. Iran captured the sailors 13 days ago. They accused them of being in Iranian waters. There was posturing over whether the 15 would be tried under Iranian law. Cooler heads have prevailed. On Wednesday, President Ahmadinejad honored the people who captured the British soldiers. Then…

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