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Sunday, November 24,2013
Wise Up!

Thanksgiving

In October 2005, Lisa Blair was visited by someone she calls a "Thanksgiving angel." When cold weather arrives, she often has ear infections. She works, but she does not have a personal physician and a drug plan because she makes just enough money not to qualify for some kinds of government benefits.
Sunday, November 17,2013
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Movies

On Nov. 11, 2013, "Catching Fire," the second of "The Hunger Games" movies premiered in London, England. Jennifer Lawrence attended the premiere and spent a few minutes with 15-year-old Jessica Hambly, who is in a wheelchair because of mucopolysaccharidosis disease, which Yahoo UK Movies News describes as "a metabolic disorder that makes the joints of the body weaker, nerves less effective and the heart and lungs […] not work as well as they should."
Sunday, November 10,2013
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Children

By David Bruce
Henry S. Rosenthal and his wife, Carola Anderson, along with their children George and Lou Lou of the band Lou Lou and the Guitarfish, lead lives of artistic accomplishment in film and music in a six-story warehouse in San Francisco that they have converted into a home.
Sunday, November 3,2013
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Death

By David Bruce
My father, Carl Eugene Bruce, died on Oct. 24, 2013. He used to work for Ohio Power, and at one time, his job was to shut off the electricity of people who had not paid their bills. He sometimes would find a home with an impoverished mother and some children. • My father, Carl Eugene Bruce, died on Oct. 24, 2013. He used to work for Ohio Power, and at one time, his job was to shut off the electricity of people who had not paid their bills. He sometime
Sunday, October 27,2013
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Parties

By David Bruce
Maury Maverick, Sr., was the mayor of San Antonio, but he was very outspoken for a politician. Once, politicians in San Antonio banned all outdoor eating establishments because they wanted to close down the chili queens operating in the streets.
Sunday, October 20,2013
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Fathers

By David Bruce
NBA legend Bill Russell's father didn't want money from his son, even though Bill was making good money as a star for the Boston Celtics. Whenever Bill wanted to give him money, he would say, "I got a job. I got my own damn money."
Sunday, October 13,2013
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Eccentrics

By David Bruce
• NBA legend Bill Russell's father didn't want money from his son, even though Bill was making good money as a star for the Boston Celtics.
Sunday, October 13,2013
Wise Up!

Fathers

By David Bruce
NBA legend Bill Russell's father didn't want money from his son, even though Bill was making good money as a star for the Boston Celtics. Whenever Bill wanted to give him money, he would say, "I got a job. I got my own damn money."
Sunday, October 6,2013
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Problem-solving

By David Bruce
Comedian Alan Abel is a true original. He knows how to get the things he wants without having to break the law. For example, on a plane, he wants a seat without any passengers sitting by him.
Sunday, September 29,2013
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Television

By David Bruce
Actor Cliff Robertson stayed true to the character of Charlie Gordon, the main character of Daniel Keyes's "Flowers for Algernon." In the story, a man with mental retardation undergoes a medical procedure that makes him a genius for a while before he slips back into mental retardation.
 
 
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