Curt Schilling, Hall of Fame pitcher, is one of the leading supporters of the ALS Assoication. He even named his son Gehrig, after the most famous person to die of ALS.
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Considering that I spent 15 of my nearly 65 years writing and editing newspapers in small communities, how much I loved that work, and how interesting I found it, it’s remarkable how little I’ve written about it since I left.
With very little fanfare or opposition in 1999, New Hampshire became the last state to adopt a Martin Luther King holiday, replacing its optional Civil Rights Day. Civil Rights Day was adopted in 1990, after a major battle in the Statehouse. As Statehouse reporter, I scooped the state with the inside story of the back room Civil Rights Day compromise.
An American suggests we fly the flag upside down to protest U.S. policy. We did that in the Vietnam War, and we’re still paying for that terrible mistake.
Pro-life activists don’t care about mothers and babies after they’re born. Doctors care more about malpractice insurance premiums than malpractice. Pro-choicers only care about women who choose abortion.
In Feb., 2008, the question was how long middle-class Americans could keep saving the economy by shopping. By Feb.. 2009. the answer was, Not any more.
It’s too soon to tell, but media baron Rupert Murdoch’s purchase of the Wall Street Journal could be very bad news for the quality of journalism everywhere, and the amount of information people get.
Family restaurants like Pizzeria Uno used to be considered recession-proof. But several barely survived the last recession