A Soldier Died Today
April 25th in Australia is Anzac Day when we remember the Veterans. I recently received this in an email from an unknown original author, and although it specifically refers to Anzac Day, the sentiments expressed are as applicable to the U.S.A. as they are to Australia and New Zealand.
Apr 28, 2013 - 5:13:32 AM
Successful Addiction Treatment
Richard Taite didn't know if he would ever experience a normal life. Ten years ago, it was unclear whether or not he'd even survive his addiction. Addicted to cocaine, briefly homeless, living on an occasional Big Mac and not sleeping, he was constantly at war with his inner demons. Like many addicts, Taite tried everything he knew to overcome his addiction but every effort failed. Each failure decimated the little self-esteem he still had.
Feb 3, 2013 - 1:20:41 AM
Men absolutely hate that!
Hellen Chen's unique stories of helping single men and women to overcome the "hardships" of love caught the attention of an award-winning director Wuna Wu and the result is a full-length documentary that features real-life love stories that started with apathy and disbelief and ended up in marriage. (If you want a good education to go with a good laugh, listen to her radio interview on Youtube with 1380AM TheFan2 Sports news station in St Louis)
Feb 2, 2013 - 2:37:01 AM
School choice can save our children & our cities
Lines, sometimes blocks long, of applicants eager to give their children a better shot at an education can be seen. Unfortunately, there are a limited amount of openings compared to the overwhelming demand by parents desperate to get their children a better education. These scenes, repeated around the country, are heartbreaking, but at the same time gives a sense of hope, that something is being attempted to shake up the government education system.
Jan 29, 2013 - 1:10:40 AM
Online Dating Scams: What is Catfishing?
Unfortunately, while there's not too much that can be done after engaging in a relationship with a "catfish," there are plenty of actions you can take when you begin to get suspicious of their actions.
Jan 25, 2013 - 12:07:57 AM
Drive safely in snow/snow storms: Bridgestone Winter Tips
With the first major winter storm here and given that winter storms bring harrowing driving conditions Bridgestone would like to inform readers about how to drive safely in snow/snow storms -- what to look out for, how to react, pre-driving check, etc.
Dec 21, 2012 - 6:19:40 AM
Better Business Bureau Tips 2012
BBB officials and law enforcement note that the holiday season is a time when busy people can become careless and vulnerable to theft and other holiday crime. They offer the following tips to help homeowners be more careful, prepared and aware during the holiday season.
Dec 14, 2012 - 5:47:34 AM
While College Funding is Cut, ILBA Coffee School is booming
Five percent; This may seem like an unimpressive amount, but amidst the US's economic gridlock and ever-stagnant incomes, the College Board's announced on Wednesday of the 5 percent national increase in tuition, this fall alone. That is 5 percent more cash that Americans struggle to budget for. In the middle of all this, an entirely different scene is played out at the Ivy League Barista Academy -- the nation's top coffee school offering barista and cafe business training.
Oct 31, 2012 - 1:48:30 AM
27th annual Red Ribbon Week, Oct. 23-31, 2012
National Family Partnership and DEA join forces for the 2012 Red Ribbon Week. The contest will target 10 regions across the United States and is offering the chance for ten schools to win a $1,000 grant for drug prevention and for Ten families to win an iPad for the home. Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country. In 1988 after the murder of a DEA agent, parents, youth and teachers in communities across the country began wearing Red Ribbons as a symbol of their commitment to raise awareness of the destruction caused by drugs. This year, families can get involved by entering a contest to promote awareness in their neighborhoods and win a drug prevention grant for their schools.
Oct 5, 2012 - 8:34:00 PM
Free Education Resources on Constitution Day
ARLINGTON, VA - On September 17, 2012, the Bill of Rights Institute will celebrate Constitution Day with engaging educational games, videos, and activities for people of all ages, and classroom lesson plans for teachers across the country.
Sep 12, 2012 - 12:42:15 AM
Raising a Difficult Child
I strive to be a great parent. I have moments of glory and others of massive doubt and worry. Because I constantly revisit what is a good parent? And for every happy, proud moment there are a thousand small deaths endured as a parent. I die a small death every time my child gets cut from a team, left out of a birthday party or receives a bad grade.
Jun 17, 2012 - 12:30:07 AM
How To Make Your Tiny Graduate Feel Like A Big Success
June is here and graduation celebrations are popping up everywhere. I have seen many articles, news stories, and advertisements all focused on high school and college graduation. The memories of those huge life achievements are crystal clear in my mind. I can see the caps and gowns and feel the bright summer sun shining on me as I accepted my hard earned diplomas. What I could not imagine back in those days was what it would feel like to be a parent at my very first graduation ceremony. That is until this week when my one and only child graduated from preschool.
Jun 13, 2012 - 5:43:43 AM
State Impact of Allowing Stafford Loan Rate to Double
Campus Progress Releases Joint Reports on State Impact of Allowing Stafford Loan Rate to Double. The Center for American Progress, Campus Progress, and the USAction Education Fund have released reports detailing how an increase in the Stafford student loan interest rate would impact a number of states.
May 13, 2012 - 4:13:56 AM
2012 Eugene S. Pulliam First Amendment Award
The Sigma Delta Chi Foundation presents the Eugene S. Pulliam First Amendment Award to honor a person or persons who have fought to protect and preserve one or more of the rights guaranteed by the First Amendment.
May 11, 2012 - 12:07:45 AM
4 Out of 5 Americans Affected by Weather-Related Disasters
"These compelling statistics reveal that it is not a matter of if - but
when - someone will be affected by a weather-related disaster. We cannot avoid Mother
Nature but we can better prepare our homes and businesses to reduce the
amount of damage she can cause."
Feb 24, 2012 - 6:31:52 AM
The Bill of Rights Institute Invests in Civics Teachers
teachers will convene in Washington, D.C. July 16-20, 2012 for a
program that will expand their knowledge of the Constitution. During the
program, participants will engage in lectures with constitutional
scholars, discussions with fellow teachers, and scholar-led visits to
historic sites including Mount Vernon, Gunston Hall, and a monument
Feb 24, 2012 - 6:05:40 AM
The Benefits of Social Media in the Classroom
With over 500 million Facebook users
alone, social media is a phenomenon that cannot be ignored. Although
some schools seem to think the answer is to ban it altogether, examples
such as the ones above seem to suggest that embracing social media can
lead to methods of teaching critical thinking to students.
Feb 5, 2012 - 12:17:01 AM
The Lack of Financial Education in Today's Youth
If schools take the time
to help children realize the importance of saving money and the
financial decisions that will help them in the future, we might be able
to prevent some of these children from finding financial distress.
Jan 29, 2012 - 12:20:37 AM
5 Things To Improve Education for Kids
According to Lisa Graham
Keegan, a senior advisor to National School Choice Week and the former
superintendent of public instruction in Arizona, there are five things
that parents can do to immediately improve their children's chances of
success in their current schools
Jan 29, 2012 - 12:17:43 AM
Behavioral Expert Beverly Flaxington
As January becomes February,
this year is proving to be just like all the others for many, as they
skip the gym or find themselves buying another pack of cigarettes. An
estimated forty percent of Americans make New Year's resolutions, but
nearly half of them admit to fully giving up by the end of the month.
Jan 26, 2012 - 2:50:35 AM
February G.E.A.R. Parent Network Workshops in Maine
G.E.A.R is offering the following workshops in Penobscot,
Piscataquis, Southern Aroostook and Washington Counties this spring. For
full workshop descriptions and other class listings, visit the G.E.A.R
website. All G.E.A.R. workshops are FREE to parents, grandparents or
caregivers of children with emotional and behavioral health concerns.
Jan 23, 2012 - 11:25:25 PM
Diversity in Education
Members of Asian American Center for Advancing Justice Applaud Joint Guidance Issued by U.S. Dept. of Education and U.S. Dept. of Justice to Promote Diversity in Education
Dec 16, 2011 - 3:15:40 AM
Libraries Provide Training for Job Seekers
"Libraries are a critical access point for job seekers who may not
have a career center in their community," said Maine Labor Commissioner
Robert Winglass. "In addition to providing online access to unemployment
benefits and job search services on Maine's Job Bank, the broadband
grant has provided unemployed workers with practical skills to help them
Dec 14, 2011 - 2:45:07 AM
Celebrate Bill of Rights Day on December 15th
The Bill of Rights Institute is also urging all employers to give their
employees 10 minutes to read the Bill of Rights either on their own, or
together. "The celebration of Bill of Rights Day encourages Americans to
think about how vital the Bill of Rights is to the future of our
Dec 3, 2011 - 5:33:42 AM
Being an American Essay Contest Deadline Approaches
Students Can Win Up to $1,000 in National Essay Competition Focused on the Constitution. The Contest asks students to explore the Founding principles outlined in the Constitution by answering the question: "How does the Constitution establish and maintain a culture of liberty?"
Nov 11, 2011 - 2:13:38 AM
Maine's Free Online Learning Service
The Maine State Library is pleased to announce a new web-based learning service available to Maine citizens at public libraries throughout the state. The LearningExpress Library online learning platform provides over 770 of the most up-to-date test preparation and skill-building resources, helping both students and adults prepare for a wide range of academic and career-oriented exams
Nov 2, 2011 - 4:07:05 AM
Hispanics in Maine Burdened by Asthma
The American Lung Association last week released a new report, "Luchando por el Aire": "The Burden of Asthma on Hispanics", which provides an overview of the complex biological, environmental, political and cultural factors that increase asthma's burden on the Hispanic population in Maine and across the country. This report is part of the Lung Association's Disparities in Lung Health Series.
Nov 1, 2011 - 4:17:03 AM
A message from the American Lung Association
Locally, between 66,418 and 265,672 Maine residents will suffer from influenza in an average year. Alarmingly, influenza immunization rates fall far short every year.
Oct 23, 2011 - 12:10:42 AM
Being an American Essay Contest-Cash Prizes Up to $1,000
The Bill of Rights Institute, founded in 1999, is a nonprofit educational organization. The mission of the Bill of Rights Institute is to educate young people about the words and ideas of America's Founders.
Sep 28, 2011 - 8:23:50 AM
Orono Middle School designated a 2011 National Blue Ribbon School
Orono Middle School is one of over 300 public and private schools across the country receiving this recognition today. At the invitation of Education Secretary Duncan, the principal and one teacher from each school will be invited to Washington, DC for the November 14th and 15th awards ceremony.
Sep 17, 2011 - 12:23:39 AM
Funding for Innovative Educational Projects
BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water has awarded ten community groups grants up to $4,000 each for its 2011 Grassroots Grants program. North Pond Association, Smithfield: to construct a communication board; identification cards and magnets to provide information to local boaters on invasive species; and to create Suspicious Species Collection kits to assist boaters in collecting aquatic invasive species.
Aug 13, 2011 - 1:45:28 AM
Railroad tracks: The Roman Legacy
Someone once said that there was nothing new under the sun. Everything is just a reinvention of something from the past. In these two slightly quirky articles on the legacy of the Roman Legions and 'A Green Environment', we receive some education on the past, the present, and perhaps the future.
Mar 29, 2011 - 12:05:51 AM
What you don't know about studying Theology.
An internet site was recently brought to my attention and it opened my eyes just a little, on the topic of studying theology. It claims that members of the clergy have a job satisfaction rate of 87% and make an average of about $47,000 per year. It also says that only about 30% of women will hold bachelor's degree in the fields of philosophy, religion, or theology.
Nov 30, 2010 - 12:23:48 AM
Far From the Founding Fathers
To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical. - Thomas Jefferson
Nov 2, 2010 - 12:10:57 AM
The invention and development of the Winchester Rifle.
As I wrote in "Want to publish something in the newspaper?", readers are invited to submit letters, articles, stories, commentaries etc for publication. This piece, from a person whose name is not revealed, is about the invention of the rifle. I hope you enjoy it. - R.P. BenDedek
Oct 30, 2010 - 12:25:16 AM
How wind energy works
Usually, wind speeds increase as you get higher above the Earth. Due to this, the standard wind turbine is a component of a tower no less than 30 feet above obstructions.
Jul 5, 2010 - 12:25:55 AM
The Legal Foundation and Borders of Israel under International Law
a second major misrepresentation of Israel's international legal status - the erroneous assumption that the Partition Plan and the May 1948 termination of the British Mandate somehow erased the Jewish People's rights to Palestine
Dec 11, 2009 - 12:05:10 AM
Bible Bullets: All the Smart People
In fact, one of the most powerful arguments used by evolutionists to convince the populace of evolution's alleged truthfulness is the false idea that "all smart people believe in evolution," or that "all scientists" believe in evolution.
Dec 5, 2009 - 12:10:11 AM
Remember The Lost
Received in an email. According to Snopes this is Real - Origins: This is a real picture, taken in Iraq on 9 September 2003 by the Baker Company, with the 7th Marines, 1st Battalion, to honor the victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks on the U.S. According to the Rock Hill, South Carolina, Herald: Posted at Magic City by R.P. BenDedek
Dec 1, 2009 - 8:57:33 AM
Changing Nursery Rhymes
Sent in an email by 'A Voice', and without acknowledgement of the original author, comes this timely reminder of how much the world has changed and is changing.
Nov 22, 2009 - 12:05:17 AM