STAFF BLOG JIMMY JABBER There’s no one to blame but yourself for missing class
Video games are the reason for students struggles in school as much as food is to blame for peoples weight issues.
College often is a persons first taste of freedom (loads of free time) from parental ... Posted on 12/27/11 at 1:00 AM
The Duluth school district has been soliciting community comments on curriculum for the future, perhaps with the thought that we taxpayers will support a levy this fall to help pay for what we suggest (“Board to decide next week about asking voters for more money,” May 14).
Mark Twain, who visited Duluth in 1895, once said, “No man’s life, liberty or property is safe while the legislature is in session.” If you are employed in Minnesota’s hospitality or tourism industries, never has Twain’s quip seemed less humorous or more ominous than today.
In March I wrote a letter to the editor about cowardly legislators who act so as to appear to be doing something, whether good, bad or useless. In a one-room, rural schoolhouse in northern Kentucky in 1918, my father and his fellow seventh-graders were taught to recognize such politicians. Following is an excerpt from one of my father’s civics texts:
While the investigation continues, political analysts and U.S. officials portray Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, as “aspiring jihadists.” Vice President Joe Biden described them as “two twisted, perverted, cowardly knock-off jihadists.” The Wall Street Journal published an op-ed with the evocative headline, “Make no mistake, it was jihad.”
We’re not going to make it, I think to myself as my surfing buddy, Luke Kavajecz, and I dig our hands into the water. In front of us is a wave taller than my Duluth home. The crest of the wave starts to feather, buffeted by the strong, bitter northwest wind. In the next two seconds one of two things will happen:
As I flew from Duluth to Africa to help implement clean-water projects through Rotary, I thought I was prepared. I had my immunizations, researched the area and packed the correct clothing. I was ready.
In the decades I’ve worked in the insurance industry, I’ve been baffled at how heavily insurance policies are taxed and how little consumers know about it. Yet the Minnesota Legislature is looking at adding another new tax on our customers to bail out an underfunded pension fund for public-safety employees.
This week (April 20-27), we celebrate National Infant Immunization Week.
Thousands of infants and children die each year, mostly in impoverished Third World countries, of vaccine-preventable diseases. We are fortunate in the U.S. to have life-saving vaccines available for infants and children.
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