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My Turn: Gratitude

...recognized several noble reasons for expressing collective gratitude.In his 1789 National Thanksgiving Proclamation, our first president gave thanks for "the civil and religious liberty", God's "kind care" and "His Providence." But it didn't...
Slack Tide: There's more to Thanksgiving than football and antacid

...the United States at an official ceremony known as the National Thanksgiving Turkey Presentation. Kennedy was the first president to spare the live turkey and Reagan the first to grant it a presidential pardon, which George H.W. Bush made a...
Tuning in to the music of 'The Rivals'

...jumping across the pond to captivate Americans such as George Washington; according to Elmore, "The Rivals" was the first president's favorite play."Washington probably didn't see anything like the original production, but some years later some...
On Independence Day, George Washington's warning

...National Mall in Washington, D.C. is named after the first president of the United States, read a good book on George...Washington was unanimously elected the country's first president. He took the oath of office in New York on April...
The path to prosperity or bankruptcy?

...the national debt has increased by an average of more than $64,000 per taxpayer. In fact, Obama will become the first president to run deficits of more than a trillion dollars during each of his first four years in office. Last summer, the New...
Texas GOP wages war on thinking

...challenge a child's "fixed beliefs." So presumably, if a child is of the "fixed belief" that Jesus was the first president of the United States or that 2+2 = apple trees or that Florida is an island in an ocean on the moon, educators ought...
Mandela's mortality is South Africa's fear

...on HIV.But if Mandela was less than perfect, the men who followed had far more glaring flaws and little of the first president's inclination to serve as a national moral conscience. His immediate successor, Thabo Mbeki, made matters far...
Congress protests pledge ruling

...time, but I don't remember it," Lieberman said. Dissenting Judge Ferdinand F. Fernandez, appointed by the first President Bush, chided the decision by Goodwin, a Nixon appointee, and Judge Stephen Reinhardt, appointed by President Carter...
Questioning patriotism is silly that someone disrespected our President. I, too, am a life-long resident of Juneau and an American. First, President Bush's military record is in question. We have the right to know the truth. Asking questions is a way to find...
Helfinstines celebrate 25th

...Wadelich. Wadelich Creek and Spaulding Trail of Auke Bay were named after these pioneers. Wes was the founder and first president of the Pioneers of Alaska. Jim and Laurie are federal and state employees.


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