Theater helps kids learn to cope with bullying
(Features ~ 05/13/06)
Every kid in the gym was relating to the play's message about bully -- either as a victim or a perpetrator. Not a sound came out of the sixth grade audience -- and then it was a horrified gasp -- until "Chris," the bully, slugged "Scotty," the spelling champ, and brutally shoved him to the ground. "Do you know how to spell loser, Loser?" Chris jeered. "L-O-S-E-R!"...
Honoring motherhood by the numbers
(Editorial ~ 05/13/06)
Plan on giving Mom flowers for Mother's Day? Chances are, unless you picked them yourself, they may have been grown in California or Colombia, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The Golden State was the leading provider of cut flowers in 2005, accounting for more than two-thirds of the domestic flower production ($289 million out of $397 million) in the 36 states surveyed in 2005. Imports led them all, however, with $418 million worth of flowers coming in from Colombia last year...
The Beale Street Music Festival
(Column ~ 05/13/06)
It was cold and rainy when I pulled out of McCook last Friday on the way to catch a flight to Memphis out of Denver, but nothing was going to dampen my spirits. I was finally on the way to hear some of the best musical talent ever assembled in one place and I couldn't wait to get there. Even when the drizzle began to mix with a little snow in eastern Colorado and the outside temperature monitor on my car dropped to 36 degrees, I was still undeterred...
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