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I adopted Kennedy in 2000, while living in Brooklyn. He came to me because I saw his face on a flyer in Prospect Park. FREE CAT, it said. WITH ACCESSORIES. His first owner had moved to Texas and been unable to take him; the home she found for him fell through, and he had been […]

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Today’s media likes to dedicate a lot of space to discussion about people, presented by columnists, liberal and conservative who like to step back and fire verbal broadsides at each other. In most cases, the subject is a public person rather than a supporter of certain management or organizational policies. Far right, or far left […]

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What is Memorial Day?

By Donna S Lee, in National, Opinion

I remember when May 30th was called Decoration Day. After the War Between the States, people honored the dead from that war by placing flowers on their graves. Back then, it was a specific day for honoring the war dead, and over the years, as wars came and went, more dead were honored. It became […]

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Mom’s Treasures

By Donna S Lee, in Arts

Watching my children grow, and caring for them, has brought the greatest joy to my life. Is there anything more special than observing your babies gain knowledge and learn to apply it? Now, I have the added joy of grandchildren! I watch my youngest grandson go through the motions of tying my tennis shoes. Although […]

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For the United States of America, the Middle East continues to be a tar baby bigger and stickier than Uncle Remus and Br’er Rabbit ever could have imagined. From the ill-conceived, poorly planned and badly executed war in and occupation of Iraq by the George W. Bush Administration, to the incredible waffling, questionable decision-making and […]

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As a ten year old, I can remember the Detroit race riots of 1943. Of course I did not know then why groups of men, black and white-civilian and police were beating and killing each other when the country had been attacked by foreign armies and had just entered a World War. To the innocent […]

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Even with all of the excesses and eccentricities of professional sports, playing a ball game to which nobody came practically defies logic. The operative word here is “practically.” Nobody need explain to me WHY the decision was made for the Orioles to host the White Soxs in the afternoon April 29th instead of at night, […]

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“Follow the money…” A line popularized by the 1976 film “All the president’s men” about the Watergate scandal. Mark Felt, aka “deep-throat,” told reporter Bob Woodward to “follow the money” to find the scandal. It remains a popular saying in business and government Shortly after the recent Jewish High Holy Days, Ron Cantor, writing for […]

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