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Sunday, January 4,2015
Wise Up!

Language

By David Bruce
Bob Newhart is known for his comic delivery, which is deadpan, frequently slow, and occasionally stuttering.
Sunday, December 28,2014
Wise Up!

Fans

By David Bruce
Harry Knowles, who writes for www.aintitcool.com, is a geeks' geek. He was able to be in China for part of the filming of Quentin Tarantino's "Kill Bill," and of course he wrote about it for his website.
Sunday, December 21,2014
Wise Up!

Christmas

By David Bruce
On 7 December 2013, Greg Parady, a 40-year-old financial planner and owner of Parady Financial Group in The Villages, Florida, went to a local Wal-Mart to get some bicycles for Toys for Tots. He then decided to do an additional good deed, and he spent over $20,000 helping people pay off their layaways.
Sunday, December 14,2014
Wise Up!

Word Play

By David Bruce
Each Saturday evening, Rev. William G. Campbell of St. Savior's Anglican Church in Vermilion, Alberta, prepares the unleavened bread for the celebration of the Eucharist on Sunday.
Sunday, November 30,2014
Wise Up!

Names

By David Bruce
President Woodrow Wilson liked to tell a story of his incognito visit to Hannibal, Missouri, famous for its association with Mark Twain, who grew up there. President Wilson fell into conversation with a native and asked, "Have you ever heard of Tom Sawyer?"
Sunday, November 23,2014
Wise Up!

Free Speech

By David Bruce
Todd Stave is the landlord of Reproductive Health Services Clinic, a medical clinic that offers abortions. The clinic always has protesters outside the office park property. These protesters pray and hold vigils.
Sunday, November 16,2014
Wise Up!

Money

By David Bruce
In Taiwan, Chen Shu-Chu works hard selling vegetables, getting up at 3 a.m. and staying in her stall until 7 or 8 at night. She is the first to arrive at and the last to leave the market. She is frugal and over the years has donated to charities NT$10 million (New Taiwan dollars), which is $321,550 in American money.
Sunday, November 9,2014
Wise Up!

Celebrities

By David Bruce
Margot Fonteyn once telephoned Hungarian ballet dancer Viktor Rona to invite him to dance with her at a benefit. However, when he told the other dancers that the great Fonteyn had called him, they replied, "And I suppose the President of the United States invited you to Washington, too! Come off it."
Sunday, November 2,2014
Wise Up!

Courage

By David Bruce
On July 29, 2006, Australian tourist Kimberley Dear, 21, took a skydiving lesson at an airport near St. Louis, Missouri.
Monday, October 27,2014
Wise Up!

Courage

By David Bruce
On July 29, 2006, Australian tourist Kimberley Dear, 21, took a skydiving lesson at an airport near St. Louis, Missouri. Tragically, the plane developed engine problems after takeoff...
 
 
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