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Nov.11.2010
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Verónica Michelle Bachelet Jeria served as President of Chile from March 11, 2006-March 11, 2010. She became the first woman president in Chile’s history. President Bachelet won the 2006 election in a runoff, beating her opponent with 53.5% of the vote. Cristina Elisabet Fernández de Kirchner (also...
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Nov.01.2010
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  Like any good mother, Starline Nunley wanted to do something for her son. Her son is U.S. Army Lt. Colonel Parker Frawley. When asked what she could do for him, Frawley’s response was that he and the other men and women he served with in the Middle East were well supplied, but his four-...
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Oct.25.2010
In a lawless area of Mexico where police officers frequently quit because of low pay and high risks, where police chiefs and mayors are regularly murdered, and where drug cartels seem to be in control, one town’s solution to these problems is more remarkable than any movie I’ve ever watched. The...
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Oct.17.2010
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It’s hard to pick up a newspaper (yes, some people still read the morning news in print form) or listen to the news these days without hearing stories related to gay rights. The saddest stories involve the death of tormented youth such as 18-year-old violinist and Rutger’s freshman Tyler Clementi...
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Oct.04.2010
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When they say: You’re never too old, here’s proof they really mean it! Sally Gordon was recently honored as the female exemplar of Outstanding Oldest Worker 2010. Sally is 101! The daughter of Russian immigrants, Sally is one of Nebraska’s treasures. She became the first female assistant sergeant-...
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Jul.31.2010
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Sexy! Carmelina Vargas is definitely that and more as she sings and sways in her music video Love: “Turn off the lights. Take off our clothes. The rest is for no one to know… The 20 something-year-old Latina is an enchantress. It doesn’t seem as though she’d have any reason to be uncomfortable in...
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Jul.27.2010
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Naomi sent me a message. She asked: “What I would like to know, is when you are trying to get a paid gig online, how do you find out if it is legitimate? And if they refuse to pay you at some point, what can be done about that. Most of us cannot afford a literary lawyer, since they are so expensive...
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Jul.25.2010
  Most everyone has heard of Lance Armstrong. They know him as a cancer survivor and founder of the Livestrong Foundation. They also may know him as a pro cyclist who has won the Tour de France an unprecedented seven times. Armstrong’s tenacity and phenomenal success has raised global awareness and...
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Jul.16.2010
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I just read that the average woman is a size 14! That’s good news for those of us who view ourselves as oversized. It's a mindset we've cultivated after years of looking at models in magazines and on television. Being told my dress size is average is particularly empowering if I take it to mean...
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Jul.16.2010
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Today I heard a story on the radio that caught my attention. It began with a story not unlike my own. A writer discussed how she’d received complementary letters from publishers and editors in response to her manuscript submissions. Although they liked her work respondents didn’t think they’d be...
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