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LOOKING UP: Fall’s constellations are upon us - The passage of the first day of autumn means that the turning of leaves and sight of geese flying south can officially begin. Unfortunately, both are usually well under way when the calendar says it's still summer. Fall constellations were likewise already coming into view before we could finally say fall is here. By Peter Becker.
OUTDOORS: Itching for poison ivy relief -- With the end of summer, a lot of people are out enjoying the cooler weather. This means, unfortunately, it’s also the time of the year when we have the best chances of coming in contact with poison ivy.
KATHRYN REM: Celebrate Oktoberfest with German recipes -- "(Oktoberfest originally) started in October to celebrate the marriage in 1810 of King Ludwig I of Bavaria and Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen,” said Jeanne Schnabel. For those who want to celebrate their own Oktoberfest, here are several authentic German recipes.
ASK DOG LADY: Should I spray my small dog? -- Dog Lady answers questions on how to train a miniature pinscher and how to break long-term bad doggie habits.
SUZETTE MARTINEZ STANDRING: Christianity preaches kindness to animals -- In Genesis, man was given dominion over the animal world, a position that speaks of stewardship. But modern consumerism turns a blind eye to, for example, the horrific conditions of meat processing.
WOOD ON WORDS: 'Repurpose' has no purpose - In 1949, the year before his death, writer George Orwell (born Eric Arthur Blair) published his dark and disturbing vision of the future, “1984.” When the year 1984 finally rolled around, many people were relieved to note that things didn’t seem quite that bad — yet. For me, there was one thing that couldn’t have been any worse in 1984: That’s when the term “repurpose” first appeared. All right, I’m exaggerating there, but this is a word I do not like. By Barry Wood.
ELIZABETH DAVIES: Don’t try dieting between now and New Year’s - In years past, there were five weeks of diet disaster each year. It started with Thanksgiving, gained speed during holiday parties and cookie-baking frenzies, and culminated with heavy hors d’oeuvres and champagne on New Year’s Eve.
MOVIE MAN: Hollywood hounds star in strange movies - If you think modern movies have become too darned weird, and you long for the simpler, more mundane films of the past, well, you haven’t been watching the same old movies I have. Trust me: Movies have always been strange. By Will Pfeifer.
REEL DEAL: Big-screen bros you can take to the bank - Growing up with only sisters (five of them), I can’t say I’ve felt that unique connection that only brothers share. Of course, brotherhood often goes beyond blood. It can be felt on the battlefield, or a football field, in law enforcement or crime, or even in friendships that date back almost to the womb. Brotherhood – at its best and worst – makes for good movies. By Robert McCune.
SUE VISSER: The Readers’ Writers: An interview with author and researcher Sue Visser - Sue Visser is a health researcher, product developer and passionately devoted to encouraging people to help themselves to a healthy life. In this interview, she talks about her book, “Illustrated Guide to Healthy Happy Eating – For All Blood Types,” and more. By DA Kentner.
GRANLUND CARTOON: On Rahm Emanuel running for Chicago mayor.
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EDITORIAL: How about 'don't ask, don't tell' for Congress? - When President Bill Clinton signed off on "don't ask, don't tell" legislation regarding gays in the military in 1993, it was a compromise with those who were none too keen on homosexuals serving openly in the ranks, not the least of which was Clinton's chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Colin Powell. By The Journal Star.
PHILIP MADDOCKS: Billionaires say they are being unfairly vilified for the actions of multimillionaires - Speaking out in the strongest terms yet about their plight, a group of billionaires complained this week that they were being unfairly vilified for the actions of irresponsible multimillionaires.
MICHAEL WINSHIP: Escaping religious tolerance -- Years ago, I asked Larry Gelbart, the great American comic writer and satirist, why during a large part of the 1960s had he chosen to live in Britain rather than the United States. He joked, “To escape religious tolerance.” As time goes by, the joke wears thin.
ERIC P. BLOOM: The rule of ‘no surprises’ - In business, if it's not my birthday, surprises are usually a bad thing. Also, a co-worker of mine use to say that bad news doesn’t get better with time. These two thoughts ring very true in the business arena. When there is an issue within your department, the worst thing you can do is not tell your boss. This may sound counter-intuitive, but it is the best possible course of action.
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