AN AMERICAN STORY: ROUSTABOUT

In 1964, Elvis Presley starred in a movie titled: Roustabout. That might be the best connection many of you might have with the word, but Presley wasn’t really a roustabout … he was more of a carnie. In the film, he works with a carnival; in real life … an…

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CITIES CREATING MOST JOBS

The Milken Institute just released a report on the top cities for job growth. The findings are based on various criteria including growth of jobs, wages and high tech industries. The survey also considers employment gains during 2013 and the previous 5 years to give a more comprehensive picture of…

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AGREE WITH OBAMA???

Now, here is an interesting case that will test you. California high court just ruled that the state has to grant an illegal immigrant a law license. What?? He came to the states 20 years ago with his family and worked in the fields and a grocery store to pay…

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MANDELA

He is rightfully praised, admired and lifted up as an example for many. He is an historical figure with a legacy that will survive the ages. All of yesterday’s, today’s and tomorrow’s glorifications are worthy on so many levels … but we should not forget: he was just a man.…

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THE STORY CONTINUES…..

A few weeks ago, I posted a story relayed to me by a local nurse. She works at one of the well known cancer treatment centers; she was upset knowing some patients were going to be denied treatments due to ObamaCare. Some questioned how that could be true. Today, more…

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AN AMERICAN STORY: MEASURING DOOR

I was reminded of this story the other day while looking at pictures of my grandson in Florida. He looked so much bigger, and that was confirmed when I saw another picture of him with his father. I knew his father’s size and could kind of equate my grandson’s size…

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TIME OF NEED

This time of year, numerous organizations try to help those in need and especially the kids. I will never be able to list nor promote all those efforts, but I encourage you to look around and find one or more that you want to support. The groups in major cities…

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JUSTICE IS SERVED … FINALLY

At 6:17 this morning, the State of Missouri executed 63 year old Joseph Paul Franklin. The White Supremacist serial killer was put to death for killing Gerald Gordon. I covered that story in 1977 when Franklin armed with a rifle chose a spot near a St. Louis synagogue and waited.…

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AN AMERICAN STORY: PRAY FOR CANDY

This Friday’s American Story is a little different than others that reflect on various stages of life, kids, pets and so on. Also, I can’t claim credit for this story as I’m relating something read decades ago. I wish that I could cite the source, but while I can find…

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BILL CLINTON: OBAMA CANARY

For centuries, coal miners took a caged canary with them. If a shaft collapsed and cut off air or if toxic gases entered the mine, the canary would die … signaling danger. Countless miners were saved by that early warning system. Now, Bill Clinton might be compared to the canary…

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